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.
Jazz in the Park
The Friends of Lake meadows are running their annual Musical Event
on Saturday July 8th starting at 4pm.
In the last four years hundreds of people have enjoyed having a picnic with their families listening to good music.
This year's sets include Nimrod Margalit and his band accompanied by a number of his local students.
The Law - Tiv Taylor and Andy Evans
and John Summerton's Group - Abacus, the band you can count on.
We are delighted that young Latalia will make her third appearance.
Have a look at this year's Great Lake Race
Have a look at our video<br />
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.
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.