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.
Our last event of the year
CAROLS IN THE PARK
Saturday December 15th
by the boathouse
Come and celebrate Christmas
Traditional carols around the Christmas tree
Mulled wine and mince pies
Bring your own torch
Everyone welcome, singers especially!
The Annual Photographic Competition
Entries are now closed and judging will take place soon. The winners will be announced in the Library on January 5th. A selection of the entries will be displayed in the seating area for the month.
A big thank you to all the entrants and a special thank you to
Billericay Round Table, Billericay Lions, Rotary Club of Billericay and Rotary Club of Billericay Mayflower for sponsoring the prizes.
Hopefully you have appreciated the various garden areas.
The gardeners deserve a pat on the back for their efforts this year, with the very wet start to the year, followed by the very dry Summer months. We will finish gardening days on December 4th this year and hope to start 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.
The East End of the Lake Project
With the exception of the reed bed this project is complete and we would like to thank the Co-operative Community Fund and the local customers, for funding the project.
Monthly Working Party
The last Working Party for 2018 is 15th November and we plan to have the first Working Party of 2019
on February 16th from 9:30am
We will clear up some of the branches and twigs that have fallen from the trees over the previous months and some refurbishment work in our container.
"More hands make light work"
Do consider joining us.
The March working party is usually our Spring Clean, when we tidy up after the Winter months. Details will be posted later
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.