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.
Time is getting short, you have just 5 weeks to get your entries in!
Great Prizes donated to local organisations so why not have a go?
1st Prize - £100 2nd Prize - £60 3rd Prize - £40
Juniors (under 16)
1st Prize - £50 2nd Prize - £30 3rd Prize - £20
Donations for a replacement of The Child statue
The Friends would like to thank those who have made donations to our fund for the replacement of the statue. There will be costs in carrying out the refurbishment, repair and relocation; we hope that donors will be happy for their money to be used in carrying out the necessary work and to help The Child return home.
Dates for your diaries
Bark in the Park
Saturday 16th September
AGM & Open Meeting with Speaker
Carols in the Park
Saturday 16th December
Jazz in the Park- July 8th 2017
Hundreds of people enjoyed having a picnic with their families, basking in the sunshine and listening to over three hours of music.
The music was provided by:
Nimrod Margalit and his band accompanied by four young saxophonists
Lataliaagain delighted the audience with several songs including "Summertime"
The Law (Tiv and Andy)- who got the crowd joining in with "Sweet Caroline"
Drew Levi entertained us with several of his own compositions
and John Summerton's Group - Abacus, the highlight being when they were joined by Michael Barnard who had sponsored the event with a rousing rendition of "Johnnie B Goode"
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.