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Sport, Leisure, Cultural

Billericay has long established and wide ranging facilities for sport, leisure and cultural activities of all sorts, most of which predate the creation of Basildon new town, remain independent of it, and are very well supported by the local population.

In sport prime examples are Football, Cricket, Lawn Tennis and Rugby Clubs each of whom have their own premises in the town, but there is also provision for boxing, angling, hockey, bowling and table tennis amongst others.

A focus for the arts is provided by the Billericay Arts Association, a registered charity run by volunteers which presents professional theatre, music, lectures, films and exhibitions as well as running classes in arts and crafts subjects for adults and children. Wide ranging classes are also provided in the town by the Centre for Community Education (E.C.C.) and the Workers' Educational Association. Examples of local organisations catering for particular interests are the Archaeological and Historical Society, Literary Society, Operatic Society, Camera Club, Horticultural Society, Philatelic Society, Recorded Music Society, Billericay and Buttsbury Art Clubs and many more; indeed it would be difficult to find an interest which is not catered for in this locality.

Of considerable importance to the town and of general interest is the Cater Museum in the High Street, which is comprised almost entirely of local memorabilia.

Most national organisations are well represented in the town and again examples are Scouts, Guides, Air Training Corps. British Legion, Women's Institute, Round Table, Lions, Rotary, Probus Towns Women's Guild and Inner Wheel.

A number of neighbourhood and community associations exist in the town and surrounding areas providing wide ranging activities of a more general nature.