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.
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
The Annual Great Lake Race
14th May 2pm
Give your children a treat and use the Easter holiday to make your boat from recycled materials, ready for the Great Lake Race.
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
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.
The Co-operative Society Community Fund
The six months,
when FoLM has been one of three local charities benefiting from the Fund, is
now over and we will hear how much has been donated to us in a few weeks.
It was the staff at the local
Co-operative businesses who 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 also a big thank you to the Society’s members who
chose to support us.