Friends of Par Beach


Your story

Nurturing and protecting Par Beach and Par Sands Local Nature Reserve

Group introduction

The group is run by a committee of between 6 and 10 people, including Chair, Treasurer and Secretary who are the Officers.

Our work over the past 9 years has included events for adults and for children to help them enjoy the area and to inform them of what makes up the Local Nature Reserve and its flora and fauna.

We promote the beach & LNR through our website and Facebook as well as printed information on a large noticeboard close to our Beach Hut HQ.

We also inform local people, both members and non-members, of developments as well as providing information for the many visitors we welcome.

We have built up a close working relationship with Cornwall Council, who are responsible for the site.

Overall we see our work as 'educating' anyone who has an interest in the beach and Local Nature Reserve.

Regular work days are spent on a variety of projects from general path clearing to clearing quiet spaces for moths and butterflies and putting up and maintaining bird boxes and bat boxes.

Early this year we erected an otter holt in the hope of tempting roaming otters to settle on our wetland.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

We have a beach hut HQ, kindly supported by Skipton NS in 2016, but would like to add a noticeboard on the outside of the hut to highlight things that are happening and can be seen on the site at various times of year.

We also would like invest in Field Studies Council's fold-out identification charts to lend to visitors to enable them to enjoy the flora and fauna on the site.

"Doug Scrafton, Parish Councillor Tywardreath & Par PC and ex-Cornwall County Councillor "I am very grateful to you both for the time and effort you have put into securing the quotes for the children’s play equipment at Par Beach.""

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