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    Beach geography. See menu above
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    Facilities at the Beach. See menu above
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    History of the Beach. See menu above
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    Our Time and Tide Bell project. See menu above
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    Advice for Beach Incident - see menu above

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DID YOU KNOW?

The worst prisons are the ones we make and live in ourselves.
BEACH INCIDENT ADVICE

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

Beach postcode:
PL24 2AS

O/S grid reference:
088533

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

Leisure activities

As members we hold social events throughout most of the year such as:
 
Bird watch, Bat talk & walk, Wildlife walk, Quiz Nights, to name a few. Why not join us?
 

Members' Photograph

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Learn all about Par Beach in the links below.

WILDLIFE &
FAUNA
Want to learn more about the plants, birds and other creatures you will find in the area?
Visit this page and its website links for identification.
 
BEACH
  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.
BEACH
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. Plus other iinteresting facts for you to explore.
 
TIME & TIDE
BELL
This is an important 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.
BEACH
FACILITIES
Information about free parking, seating and toilet facilities.
Plus, we have details about the footpaths and public rights of way and lots more.
INTERNET
LINKS
A compliation of local, regional and national links to websites having similar interests as those of Friends of Par Beach.
Please Note: We are not responsible for the content of websites we have linked.

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know: Members can submit their pictures of Par for considered inclusion to the website

WHO WE ARE
 
 
Find out how we were formed and why. Read about our stated aims and read about the committee members and their respective roles.
COME JOIN US
 
 
Join us to add your support to our efforts to conserve the beauty, character assessibility and community use of Par Beach.
MEMBER'S
PHOTO'S
 
Visit our members' photo galleries including various projects, work parties and social events including our Beach Art Comeptition and so much more!.
 
PDF
DOCUMENT
DOWNLOADS
Historical documents and posters you can freely download. Also available are our constitution and policy documents.
 

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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19
Oct

EVENT: Quiz Night 

Quiz Night
Wednesday, 19th October 2022

Venue: Scout Hall, Moorland Road, Par
Time: 19.15 for 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.



29
Sep

EVENT: G7 Events 

G7 Events

(G7 Legacy Project for Nature Recovery)


Thursday 6th October 2022

18.00 to 20.30 hrs

Cornwall Good Seafood Guide

Talk and Cooking Demonstration

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Further details of this Free event and to Register here


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Sunday 9th October 2022

10.00 to 14.00 hrs


Seaweed Identification Training


Spit Beach, Par

Further details of this Free event and to Register here



25
Sep

EVENT: Work Party (September 2022) 

WORK PARTY


Sunday

25th September 2022

10.30 to 12.30 hrs

 

Management of Invasive Species

 

Meet by the Statue and Gate to the Orchid Field

  

We have identified a numbers of invasive plant species in the Orchid field and secondary dunes that need to be controlled, including sea buckthorn and rosa rogosa. The more of these we can dig out the better the field and dunes with thrive.

 

 Please wear sensible footwear.

We have various digging tools but feel free to bring your own.

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GLOVES

 

Refreshments will be available

 

Working hard for Par Beach and the Environment



22
Sep

EVENT: 2022 AGM (22 Sept) 

AGENDA for the 12th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

to be held at 19.00 on Thursday 22ndSeptember 2022 at

The Gott Hall, Par Green, PL24 2AG

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of the 11thAnnual General Meeting, on Tuesday 21st September 2021

3. Chair's Report - Richard Parks

4. Treasurer's Report - Janice Hillier

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

SECRETARY

Jenny Tagney email: jennytagney@gmail.com, telephone: 07799 258379

Nominations for Officers and Committee Members may be sent in advance to the Secretary 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 other 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 Thursday 15th September. A seconder can be obtained in advance or at the AGM.

The current committee comprises:

Richard Parks - Chair, Janice Hillier - Treasurer, Jenny Tagney - Secretary, Facebook Admin,

Phil Gadd - Events Co-Ordinator, Website, Facebook Admin,

Gill Butler - Education,

Nick Hillier - Committee Member, Simon Tagney - Committee Member

Mike Freemantle - Committee Member

Immediately following the AGM we will have light refreshments available and time to meet fellow members and the committee. At 20.00 (approx.) we will reconvene, and you are cordially invited to a presentation outlining the G7 Legacy for Nature Recovery project.

What is the G7 Legacy for Nature Recovery project and how might Par Beach benefit?

Guest Speaker, Colin Pringle,

Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Programme Manager for G7 Legacy for Nature Recovery Project for Natural England.



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