Forthcoming Community Association Events - 2018
PL24 Youth Market - Date to be announced
From 10.30 am to 4.30 pm either at Cornubia House, Eastcliffe Road, Par or at Fourways, Station Road, St Blazey.
To book a stall contact Gill Butler by phone on 07969 378052 or via email at pl24community@gmail.com

If you are interested in taking a stall, download the entry form here ->
Entry form
Pinnock Tunnel trip - Sunday 22nd April 2018
For the 6th year running, the PL24 Community Association (formerly Par Community Association are organising a series of trips through the Pinnock Tunnel, on the private Haul Road between Par and Fowey. This year we have had to switch the event from April to October. The trips will be scheduled hourly on the afternoon of Sunday, 22nd April from 12pm until 5pm.
The Haul Road runs the route of the obsolete Cornwall Mineral Railway from St Blazey to Fowey on which work was begun in May 1872 and which came into service on 1st June 1874. The 1173 yard long Pinnock tunnel on this route is the longest tunnel in Cornwall. It was bored through granite working from both ends and from 5 shafts along its course using charges of dynamite set by Cornish miners, there being very little machinery. The removal of spoil was done by itinerant navvies, mainly from Ireland, using wheelbarrows, who slept in tents alongside their place of work, whereas the Cornish miners either lodged locally or sometimes in prefabricated huts. A great many accidents occurred during the construction, three miners being injured boring No. 2 shaft, when one of the charges went off prematurely.
After closure in 1968, the trackbed was converted to a road used by lorries loaded with china clay to reach Fowey Docks.
Imerys have very kindly given permission for the use of the Haul Road. The trips will be in the ‘Fowey Town Train’, a landrover pulling a covered carriage with open sides, and each trip will be limited to 19 passengers. The cost will be £5 per adult and £2.50 for a child (sorry - dogs cannot be carried on the carriage) for the round trip with commentary which takes 45 minutes to complete and payment will be taken on the day of the trip. The previous 4 years trips have proved very popular and booking is essential. Please contact us via email (PL24community@gmail.com) or phone Eve on 01726 812815 to reserve your place. You will be allocated a time on the hour but please arrive 15 minutes before the trip begins otherwise, to ensure full capacity, we may have to allocate the places to customers turning up on the day without bookings and you could lose your place.
Made in PL24 fair - Saturday 12th May 2018
This new event is an opportunity for anyone who lives or works in the PL24 postcode area to market and sell their produce. It will take place in both Gott Hall, Par Green, PL24 2AF and at the Scout Hall, Moorland Road, Par, PL24 2PA. If you are interested in selling or displaying your products, please let us know using the details on the 'Contact' page. Everyone else, please come along on the day to find out what is being generated by the creative residents of PL24.
The Big Lunch - Saturday ??? June 2018
The Big Lunch is a very simple idea initiated by the Eden Project. The aim is to get as many people as possible across the whole of the UK to have lunch with their neighbours annually in June in a simple act of community, friendship and fun.

PL24 Community Association have held a Big Lunch annually for several years. This year's event will take place on Saturday ??? of June from 11am to 3pm at the Par Running Track pavillion and surrounding field.  Please come and share food, drink, entertainment and hopefully some June sunshine with the rest of the community.
Past Events in 2018