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.
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.