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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.
The Garden of the Child Appeal

The Millennium Statue should have been enjoyed for generations.
We will not be beaten by the actions of criminals.
Following the amazing public reaction to the theft of the Statue, the Friends have decided to run an appeal to raise money for a suitable object to install on the plinth. They want to continue the original intention of a gift "from the children of the past to the children of the present and the future".
A big THANK YOU to all who have already made a donation


The Statue of the Child

Hundreds have shared their disgust at the theft of the Statue. Thousands of children, parents and grandparents will have visited the Garden of the Child.

We would now love to hear what the Statue meant to you and your family.

Dates for your diaries

The Great Lake Race
Sunday 14th May (Changed)
Jazz in the Park
Saturday 8th July
Bark in the Park
Saturday 16th September
AGM & Open Meeting with Speaker
Carols in  the Park
Saturday 16th December
New Rose Bed

A new circular rose bed has been created in the garden area.
The fifteen roses have been kindly donated by the local The Inner Wheel
The picture shows The Mayor of Basildon Cllr. David  Harrison and Inner Wheel District President Janet Larkey, assisted by FoLM chair Charles Novis planting the final rose.
The roses are pink, perfumed, floribunda roses bred in Denmark and named “Inner Wheel Forever” by Princess Benedikte of Denmark at the 2015 Inner Wheel International Convention in Copenhagen.
New Crocus Bank

The Friends thank the Rotary Club Billericay Mayflower for donating 5000 purple crocus bulbs last Autumn. These were planted in the newly cleared bank near the swimming pool by Basildon Parks team.
The eight clusters are providing welcome colour and will be really special in years to come as they naturalise.

The East End of the Lake Project
 
Visitors to the Park will have noticed changes to the East end of the lake. The major project comprises the dredging of the end of the lake and landscaping the area. The dredging has been completed and there will now be a period of time enabling the dredged silt to settle and drain. Following this, there will be re-contouring of the bank and in June it is intended to plant a new reed bed on the lake margin.  
Please note that the ground between the end of the Lake and the Garden of the Child will be fenced off and the Garden of the Child locked.


Hopefully you are appreciating the garden area, but it takes a lot of effort to keep on top of the jobs, so do think about joining us.
The last few days for You
to Help the Friends of Lake Meadows

A big thank you to those who have already chosen FoLM as your charity but there is still time for you to enrol ready to recieve your 5% and FoLM its 1% before April.
The staff at the local Co-operative businesses have selected the Friends, as one of three local charities, to benefit from their new Community Fund.
We wish to thank the Co-operative Society for selecting us and hope that you take this chance to support the Friends whist getting extra benefit yourselves.


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