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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 and the Billericay community to care for the park, to promote its benefits, improve its facilities and encourage conservation and wildlife.
Friends of Lake Meadows present
Bark in the Park 2016
Saturday Sept 17th starting at 11am

3 days to go
Fun for all the Family

Dates for your diaries
Our future events for this year include:  

Bark in the   Park:
Saturday September 17th
AGM with talk by Jim Butruss
Thursday September 29th
Carols in  the Park:
Saturday December 17th
"Go Batty" evening a great success.

On a lovely warm summers evening we had a fascinating talk by Pete Claughton which was  followed by a walk around the Park listening for the various types of bat on the bat monitors & finished with the bats being easily seen in the torch beams as they flew over the lake. 40 people attended includng 7 children (who needlss to say mastered the technology). A big thank you to Pete and to whoever arranaged the orange orb of a harvest moon, a truly mystical evening.

Flower Meadow

The Flower meadow is again a colourful spectacle and we hope that it will still look good until the end of September. As you will know there is a grass path through it, but thoughtless people have cut their own track from the "tree monster" to the exit and we  hope this does not spoil your enjoyment.
You will note Basildon Parks team have erected a fence this year, the reason is to prevent the geese from causing problems and when the flowers are in bloom to stop children, and it has to be said parents, from taking short cuts through the flowers.
Guided Tree Walk
Our first guided tree walk was enjoyed by those attending and the warm evening enabled everyone to enjoy both the trees and the Park. Many found that they normally just walked past so many of the trees without noticing their individual characteristics. One special delight was the ginkgo bilboa or maidenhair, with its unique leave structure Fossils have been found dating back 270 million years. The one in the garden of the child is about 20 years old.
Members coffee morning
A pilot coffee morning for members was held in the Community Room, when an informal talk was given regarding the history of the Park, stimulating much discussion. One or two guests of members came along one of whom joined. We will be having another morning on Thursday September 15th at 10:30
Read about the Park and the Friends in the April Edition of Essex Life
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