Friends of Porth Community Group

FRIENDS OF PORTH COMMUNITY GROUP- FUNDING UPDATE & CONSTITUTION

FRIENDS OF PORTH COMMUNITY GROUP DONATION FORM

The “Friends of Porth” is the title of a new community group that exists but is currently under the administration of the Porth Residents Association (PRA).

The Group is open to any member of the public and at present there are no exclusions.

The main aim of this group is to care for the maintenance and upkeep of Porth Beach, including the surrounding foreshore. This aim is due to funding shortfalls within the new unitary Cornwall Council and its inability to fund on-going maintenance and grading of the beach at Porth.

Cornwall Council now tend to operate a managed retreat policy with regard to most beaches in as much as they will not move sand back onto beaches that has been moved by extreme weather or tidal conditions.

The car park became almost unusable several years ago and the beach started to develop large mounds and gullies. It became less desirable for people to use due to lack of parking and access, which meant it was harder for families to enjoy

Local businesses, residents and holiday makers alike began asking the Porth Residents Association to see what action could be taken, including exploring sources for funding to address the issues.  Out of this initial action the PRA was able to raise funds from Local Town council grants, Business donations and members of the public.

The Association have been involved in funding the Beach Grading at Porth beach since 2013 and again this year,the 2017 season. Making the beach more desirable has the effect of drawing more visitors and ultimately more people spending in local businesses and the surrounding area.

THE PORTH RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION CURRENTLY HOLD ALL THE FUNDS RAISED ON BEHALF OF THE FRIENDS OF PORTH AND AS ANOUNCED AT OUR 2017 AGM THIS FUND NOW CURRENTLY STANDS AT £2,055.98.

Due to the large sum of funds raised, that continues to slowly grow, the Porth Residents Association have drawn up a constitution for the Friends of Porth, which details basic rules and fund administration. The Friends of Porth community group is currently administered by the Porth Residents Association (PRA), run by the PRA Committee in accordance with the PRA constitution. This arrangement will remain in place until such a time that willing members of the public come forward to set up a committee and take over running of the “Friends of Porth” Community Group.

The association will continue to administer the funds etc. IAW the Friends of Porth constitution that can be found at the following link on our website;

http://www.porth-residents.co.uk/?page_id=354

Any person wishing to make a donation to the Friends of Porth Community group can do so by completing the form below. If you have any questions you can contact the Porth residents Association membership secretary on PRA@porthwaves.co.uk.

DONATION FROM-Name:……………………………………..…

Are you a PRA Member Y / N (If so please fill in membership Number below)

Membership Number………………………………………………

Address: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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Telephone No: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

E-Mail Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Once complete please return with donation fee (cheques accepted made payable to Porth Residents association) to the following address.

PRA Treasurer
41 Lewarne Rd
Porth
TR7 3JT