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FoPB Calendar 2021
18th October 2020

FoPB are pleased to announce the availability of our 2021 Calendar featuring selected pictures submitted by you, our supporters.

At the cost of just £5:00 the Calendar is available from our Treasurer, Mike Freemantle (01726 816454) or place an order here on the website via the Contact Us page, putting 'Calendar' in the Subject box.

Co-op Local Community Fund
13th September 2020

Co-op Local Community Fund



If you have a Co-op membership card vote for us at

As a member when you shop with the Co-op, 1% of what you spend on selected Co-op branded products and services goes to support local causes through their Local Community Fund. You can choose a local cause that you want your 1% to support.

No Co-op membership card? then enquire at your local store or online at

As a member when you buy selected products and services from them, including their food stores, they put 5% of what you spend into your Co-op Membership account.


Fowey Valley Bumblebee project and West County Buzz
2nd September 2020

Beginners Bumblebee Identification Course - 11th September 2020

Intermediate Bumblebee Identification Course - 14th September 2020

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Storm Ellen - Par Beach
21st August 2020

Storm Ellen

The Met Office has issued a series of yellow weather warnings, with travel disruption expected.

The Met also warns the South West of England could see surface water flooding.

The front is moving in from the Atlantic and contains the remnants of Tropical Storm Kyle.

Storm Kyle formed off the East Coast of the US, but has now merged with another storm that came from Greenland and renamed Storm Ellen by Ireland's Met Office, Met Eireann.

Luckily for the UK, we're only getting the tail end of Storm Kyle, but even with that, Storm Ellen will see high winds and heavy rain.

Check out the Photo Gallery for more Storm Ellen Images.

StARR Project Newsletter
31st July 2020

The StARR project.

The St Austell Bay Resillient Regeneration (StARR) project aims to reduce flood risk to communities.

Follow this link to read their latest Newsletter

18th March 2020

From the Community Partnership Officer at Cormac.....

Dear Volunteers,

COVID-19 and Volunteering with Cormac.

I write in the light of recent events relating to the spread of Corona virus and actions that must now be taken. I can advise that the Community Partnership Officers have been in discussion with senior managers this morning to determine the way forward in respect of volunteering operations across Cormac’s business.

I’m sorry to have to inform you that in the light of current governmental advice, Cormac will cease to facilitate volunteer events until further notice. This will apply to both permissions for work to be undertaken on Cornwall Council land (if you are currently signed up as a constituted group), and to permission and insurance to work if you are signed up via the direct Cormac Volunteer route.

Additionally, the tool trailer service is being withdrawn with immediate effect, in order to minimise exposure risk to all involved and to ensure that we have staff capacity to keep essential services operating.

I’m sure that you will appreciate the necessity of complying with governmental advice to limit social interaction, and if there is any other way that we as CPO’s can help you at this time then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We will of course update you as the situation changes and in the meantime can be contacted via our usual email addresses.

Stay safe!

Kind Regards,


Fishermen's Kisses
21st January 2020

Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition (CPPC) have just launched a short competition film, Fishermen's Kisses.

You can watch it here:

This is a film aimed at fishermen, looking for their input for designs to help reduce one of the most pervasive forms of marine litter washing up on our beaches - the small offcuts of net (called fishermen's kisses) that can easily be lost, blown or washed over the side of boats or from harboursides while mending nets. They seem like such a small and insignificant thing, and yet - as most of you will know only too well - have built up to become one of the commonest items of waste found on shorelines all around the South West coast. 

Cornwall Council Park Leisure Par Sands Friends of Par Beach are supported by
PL24 Community Association, Tesco,
Par Sands Coastal Holiday Park,
Cornwall Council Community Grant
Tesco PL24 Community Association