Par Sands Nature Reserve at Par St Andrew's Parish Church, Tywardreath Tywardreath Views over the Parish of Tywardreath and Par Par Railway Station The platform at Par Railway Station Par Athletics Track Nature Reserve

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Coronavirus Covid-19

Please note that during the current pandemic the parish council will not be holding council meetings for an indefinite period. During this time alternate arrangements have been put in place to protect the interests of the community and ensure business continuity. Councillors and the Parish Clerk can be contacted via email.

Anybody wishing to comment on planning applications during this time should do so on the Cornwall Council planning portal and also via email to the parish council at tywardreathparpc@btinternet.com.

Sally Vincent

Parish Clerk

PAR BEACH CHILDREN'S PLAY PARK

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT, FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT INSTRUCTIONS, AS FROM 24TH MARCH 2020 AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THIS PLAYGROUND WILL BE CLOSED AND SAFETY CHECKS WILL NOT BE CARRIED OUT

PAR BEACH PUBLIC TOILETS

PEASE BE ADVISED THAT FOLLOWING ADVICE AS FROM 25TH MARCH 2020 AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE PUBLIC TOILETS AT PAR BEACH WILL BE CLOSED AND SAFETY CHECKS AND SERVICING WILL NOT BE CARRIED OUT. PLEASE DO NO ATTEMPT TO USE THESE FACILITIES.

Sally Vincent

 

 

Tywardreath and Par is a parish on the south coast of Cornwall between Fowey and St Austell. The parish  is located to the north east of St. Austell Bay (once Tywardreath Bay) in what was the old borough of Restormel.  It is bounded to the west by the parish of St. Blazey, to the north by Lanlivery, to the east by Golant and to the south by Fowey.

The population is just over 3000, and the main settlements are Tywardreath village and Par village. The old village of Tywardreath is situated above Par, and is home to the local school.  It is the site of the ancient Benedictine Priory. Par sits across the A3082 St. Blazey-Fowey road and has on its sea side the wonderful family beach of Par Sands.

The southern side of the parish runs along Par beach and the nature reserve. Much of the parish is farmland and woodland with the ruins of abandoned industrial mining, and is bisected by the Plymouth - Penzance railway line. Par station is the junction for the Newquay branch line.

The other part of the parish, Tywardreath Highway, consists of approximately 50 dwellings built along either side of the A390 St. Austell-Lostwithiel road.

The area was familiar to the author Daphne du Maurier, and many of the locations in her books can be identified in and around the parish. In the Cornish language Tywardreath translates as "House on the Strand".

Parish Clerk: Mrs Sally Vincent, Colcerrow Farm, Par, Cornwall PL24 2RZ   Tel: 01208 872450

(c) Last updated 7th April 2020
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