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By the time you are reading this, the Friends of Lake Meadows will have come to the end of yet another successful ‘year’ and will be looking forward to our next year in the park. Following our events in late September, when we hope you enjoyed a great Bark in the Park, and also our AGM with Chelsea Gold medalist speaker Harry Brickwood, we shall be starting to plan our future projects.

High on the list for next year is the refurbishment of the Garden of the Child in the Park, which will include resurfacing and edging of existing paths, the introduction of winding bark paths, so that children can explore, and a very well-designed planting scheme to enhance and extend the shrubs and plants already in the garden. Once we have funding, all of this will take place over the winter and into next Spring. Further work is also being planned to improve the bank of the lake just below the Garden too.

We continue to add to and improve the main gardens and are delighted with the Peace tree and its surrounding seat, which was funded by Billericay Mayflower Rotarians in partnership with the Friends. A dedication took place on the International Day of Peace in September and we hope that people will use the seat to think about world peace, as well as those who died in past wars. Discussions will also be taking place about refurbishing the raised badge flowerbed in memory of Reg King, the head gardener at Lake Meadows for over 30 years.

Our gardening group will continue to work every Tuesday morning on and off through the winter whenever we can, as will our working parties, which are generally on the 3rd Saturday each month.  If you feel that you could spare just a little of your time to help us please do contact us. We really do need you! And you will certainly enjoy it! Or just join us as a member and help to support all our work from the comfort of your own fireside chair!

Contact
secretary@lakemeadows.org.uk or ring 07843 860 135 and we shall be pleased to help!