Welcome to the website of the Friends of Lake Meadows Billericay
An independent local charity, with volunteers working in partnership with Basildon Borough Council, Billericay Town Council for the benefit of the Billericay community. We help to care for the park, to promote its benefits, improve its facilities and encourage conservation and wildlife.
The Annual Photographic Competition
The Prize Day was held on October 28th in the Library.
The prizes were donated by Billericay Round Table, Billericay Lions, The Rotary Club Billericay and The Rotary Club Mayflower. The winners received their prizes from Cllr David Burton-Sampson, Deputy Mayor for Basildon Members of the Clubs
The Adult winner was “On the Rocks” by Carl Roberts the Junior Winner was “Sunset Overdrive” by Tom Gregory
The prize winning photographs and a selection of the finalists are on display in the Library until the end of November.
We will be running the competition again next year. This tme the competition will run from November 2017 through to the end of August 2018.
So get out there and capture some of the wonderful Autumn colours.
Rules and Entry forms will be posted here in the next couple of weeks.
Carols in the Park
Our Annual Carols Event will be held on Saturday 16th December around the Christmas tree by the Boat House.
Some festive fare and drinks will be available from 4pm.
Clearly it will be dark shortly after four so do bring your torches along.
The Child in the Park
We are delighted to say that the "Child in the Park" has been re-installed onto its plinth in the Garden of the Child.
"The Child in the Park" and some of the FoLM Committee
We wish to thank all those individuals who made donations and to Billericay Town Council for their contribution. The money was used to repair the statue and re-fixing. In addition we would thank the sculptor, John Doubleday and Paul Joyce of Silverback Bronze Ltd (the foundry) for returning "The Child" to its former glory.
Autumn in Lake Meadows
We hope that you will take the opportunity to visit Lake Meadows over the next few weeks and enjoy the many trees which are displaying their Autumn slendour. The flower meadow is still looking bright and cheerful although will not last much longer.
The East End of the Lake Project progress
Phase Two is well under way with the fencing completed and initial planting. We hope to be able to plant some trees on the grass bank before the end of the Autumn.
Monthly Working Party
The last Working Party of 2017 will take place on November 18th from 9:30am