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Wildlife

 

We are keen to preserve the habitat of Par Beach to attract all manner of birds, bugs, butterflies and mammals

 

Come see what you can find

 

Beach Advice




Stung by Jellyfish? Found a carcass? In need of assistance?

There is a telephone in the Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park office, and one at The Ship Inn.

The postcode of the beach is
PL24 2AS
and the O/S grid reference is
088533.


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Leisure activities

 

In addition to our conservation work we also hold social events throughout most of the year such as:

 

Bird watch, Bat talk & walk, Wildlife walk, plus Quiz Nights, to name a few

 

Come join in the fun

Car Parking for 300 vehicles.

Free between 1 Nov - 31 March

Low cost at other times

Restroom facilities

with easy access

Bench seating at various locations donated by FoPB fund raisers and Cornwall Council

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WILDLIFE & FAUNA




Want to know more about the plants, birds and other creatures you will find in the area? Visit this page and its website links for identification.


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BEACH FACILITIES




Information about free parking, seating and toilet facilities. Details about the footpaths and public rights of way and lots more..


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TIME AND TIDE BELL PROJECT




A National Community Art project. We have been asked to take over as lead group for this site - the only one planned for the whole of Cornwall. Click to find out how the project is progressing

NEW!


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MEMBERSHIP TO FRIENDS OF PAR BEACH




Join us to add your support to our efforts to conserve the beauty, character assessibility and community use of Par Beach. We have social groups for special interests including photography and bird watching.


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GEOGRAPHY




Discover the beach geography including its  sands dunes which, somewhat unusually, are growing. Read about the former model boating lake and The Saint's Way pilgrim route.


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HISTORY




Find out what is known about the beach's past such as its shipwreck and the people that lived and worked the area. Read what was found at Little Hell and a few photo's  of the area taken around 1930's.


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MEMBERS' PHOTOGRAPHS




Visit our members' photo galleries including various projects, work parties and social events like the Beach Art Comeptition


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ABOUT FRIENDS OF PAR BEACH




Find out how we were formed and why. Read about our stated aims and read about the committee members and their respective roles.


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COMPLEMENTARY INTERNET LINKS




A compliation of local, regional and national links to websites having similar interests as Friends of Par Beach for you to enjoy.


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PDF DOCUMENT DOWNLOADS




Factsheets, hsitorical documents and posters you can download. Also available are our constitution and policies .


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24
Oct

FoPB Calendar 2022 

FoPB Calendar 2022
24th October 2021

FoPB are pleased to announce the availability of our 2022 Calendar featuring selected pictures submitted by you, our members and supporters.

At a cost of just £5:00 for local (by hand) delivery, and £5:00 plus £2:00 post & packing via Royal Mail please place your order here on the website via the Contact Us page, putting 'Calendar' in the Subject box.



08
Sep

Annual General Meeting 2021 


 

AGENDA for the 11th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

to be held at 19.00 on Tuesday 21st September 2021 at

The Gott Hall, Par Green, PL 24 2AG

 

 

 

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of the 10th Annual General Meeting, on Thursday 26th September 2019

3. Chair’s Report - Richard Parks

4. Treasurer’s Report - Mike Freemantle

5. Election of Committee and Officers

i)   Chair

ii)  Secretary

iii)  Treasurer

iv)  A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 ordinary Committee Members.

6. Resolutions

7. Any Other Business

 

SECRETARIES - 

Jenny Tagney email jennytagney@gmail.com   telephone 07799258379

Janice Hillier email Janice_hillier@hotmail.com telephone 07540381388

 

Nominations for Officers and Committee Members may be sent in advance to the Secretaries showing the post, the name of the person nominated and the proposer. Any member may volunteer for a post, or be nominated, at the AGM

 

Posts for election are:-  i) Chair                         ii) Secretary                                 iii) Treasurer

 

A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 6 Committee Members should be appointed at the AGM.

 

Resolutions may be proposed by any member at the AGM or, in advance to the Secretary (see above) by Tuesday 14th September. A seconder can be obtained in advance or at the AGM.

 

The current committee comprises:

Richard Parks – Chair        Mike Freemantle – Treasurer          Janice Hillier – Secretary  

Phil Gadd – Events Co-Ordinator, Website, Facebook,  Jenny Tagney – Secretary, Facebook    

Gill Butler – Education     Nick Hillier – Committee Member           Simon Tagney – Committee Member

 

Immediately following the AGM we will have light refreshments available and time to meet fellow members and the committee.

At 7.45 we will reconvene, and you are cordially invited to a presentation outlining the Time and Tide Bell Project.


 

Par –

Cornwall’s only

Time and Tide Bell

 

A talk by Prodigal Theatre Urban PlayGround

(Prodigal UPG, based here in Par)

on behalf of the Time and Tide Project Group

31
Aug

Time and Tide Bell Project 

Fund Raising

Today our Par Time and Tide Project went live on Crowdfunder and is ready to accept pledges from our supporters.

The link to our unique project page is: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/par-beach-bell.

Our initial target is £1000.
If we reach this target with a minimum of 30 supporters then we will be price matched with another £1000.
So you pledge to us £1000 and we get a total of £2000.



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EVENTS
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06
Oct

Quiz Night 

Quiz Night
Wednesday, 20th October 2021

Venue: Scout Hall, Moorland Road, Par
Time: 19.30 hrs
Cost: £5.00 per person


Join us for a fun night of questions, the picture quiz and, the enjoyable, prize Music Game.

Charge is just £5 per person, which covers cocktail pasty, tea, coffee or squash AND free entry into our prize Music Game.

Maximum 6 per table – no age restrictions.

In order to avoid disappointment and to secure your pasties (meat or cheese & onion) it is recommended to book a table with Mike on 01726 816454.

If you are on your own or there are not enough to form your own team you can still book a place(s) to join a mixed table.

There will not be a licensed bar, but you are welcome to bring your own drinks if you wish.

As well as the new Music Game there will be a raffle with a variety of prizes.

For further information ring Mike or use the Contact Us page on our website, please put 'Quiz Night' in the subject box.

06
Oct

Par Sky at Night 

Par Sky at Night
Wednesday, 13th October 2021
Venue: FoPB Beach Hut opposite the Café.
Time: 19:00 hrs. (7:00 pm)




Friends of Par Beach are delighted that Brian Sheen and his team from the Roseland Observatory will reveal some of the secrets of our night sky to us.

Brian will explain how to view the exciting features of our Solar System, including:

  • A description of the night sky and how it changes through the year.
  • What to observe, meteors, planets, moon, double star clusters etc.
  • The constellations in a bit of detail.

And demonstrate some of the equipment that can be used.

Under 16s must be with a responsible adult.

Time:       19:00 hrs (7:00 pm) onwards.

Cost:        Free to FoPB Members (bring your membership card), £3 for non-members* (children under 12 free).

Wear:      Sensible footwear and clothing according to the weather.

Contact:   If you have any queries please use the Contact Us page on our website or call Phil on 01726 817396.

* If not a member of FoPB, you can join at the event or online on our membership page. It is inexpensive and could be cheaper than paying for the event at the time, especially if joining as a family.

12
Aug

Work Party (August 2021) 

WORKING PARTY

 Sunday 22nd August

10.00 to 12.00 hrs


REED PATH CLEARANCE

 

Meet opposite the old 'white' hut on the Access Road before the Main Car Park.

We shall be clearing this path which follows the stream from the silt trap into the wetlands.

 

  Do bring your own tools if you wish. We shall be using pruning saws, loppers, sickles and shears. We shall have pre-sanitised tools available.

We shall have supplies of sanitiser, disinfectant spray and paper roll on site, but………….

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GLOVES


Refreshments will be available


Working hard for Par Beach and the Environment

 


Friends of Par Beach is supported by PL24 Community Association, Tesco, CO OP, Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park, and Cornwall Council Community Grant