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.
Early Bird Walk
This year our early morning Bird Walk will be on Sunday 19th May
Neil Sumner leads this walk for the Friends
The places for the Walk have now been filled, if you wish to go on a reserve list please book a place,
We have found that one booking sent to us was not recieved. Anyone who sent a booking form before March 17th please resubmit to ensure your place
The Children seats in the garden of the Child
Early risers on April 13th will have seen three mushrooms rising from the earth and providing seats for the children using the Garden of the Child. Each is etched with creatures; worms, bees and a butterfly. These were bought from "Forest Crafts"
The funding came from patrons of the Co-op Store who generously put money in our buckets at the checkout. A big thank you to those who contributed and the Store for arranging
Dates for your Diary 2019
Jazz in the Park
Saturday July 6th
Carols in the Park
Saturday 14th December
Hopefully you have appreciated the various garden areas.
The gardeners deserve a pat on the back for their efforts in 2018, with the very wet start to the year, followed by the very dry Summer months. Trowels were put away in December for a few weeks, but the gardeners started again on February 5th 2019.
The Wizard and Dragon
You may have noticed that the dragon had to be put in a cage whilst some major surgery took place. I am pleased to say that she did not suffer too much and that is delighted with her new "coat". Dragon says that she looks forward to meeting her young friends again.
Monthly Working Party
The next Working Party is planned for
May 18th from 9:30am
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.