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 Friends of Lake Meadows would like to wish you all
A Very Merry Christmas
and a Healthy and Happy New Year
We hope to see you in the Park in 2018
Carols in the Park
Our Annual Carols Event was held on Saturday 16th Dec.
The weather was dry and chilly, but about 180 to 200 people of all ages congregated around the Christmas tree by the Boat House.
Following some festive fare and drinks we had some fifteen carols. Although perhaps not up to the King's College Choir standards it provided a lovely introduction to Christmas.
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.
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.
The East End of the Lake Project
The project is nearly finished with the fencing and the
planting of two beds containg shrubs which will provide much colour in the Autumn.
We aim to carry out a small amount of planting to the perimeter of the lake and improve the reed bed.
Monthly Working Party
The first Working Party of 2018 will take place on February November 24th from 9:30am