The play ground area at Lake Meadows Park will soon undergo a £70,000 revamp.
The Government, Billericay Round Table and developers will be footing the bill with contractors carrying out the work in two stages, firstly installing £49,000 of new play equipment, paid for under the Government’s Playbuilder Scheme.
The second stage will involve £20,000 of improvements and refurbishment to existing play facilities at Lake Meadows. This will be jointly funded by a £10,000 donation from the Billericay Round Table and money handed over by developments in exchange for planning permission.
[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Kevin Blake, Basildon councillor responsible for leisure and arts"]We are investing in key parks across the borough. As well as Lake Meadows, the parks in Basildon and Langdon Hills will also be getting new play equipment over the coming months.[/quote]
Phil Turner, councillor for resources, said: “The play area at the park is popular with families all year round, but in the summer, the equipment can become overcrowded because of the number of park visitors.”
Kevin Mesnard, from Billericay Round Table, said: “We have been associated with Lake Meadows for 42 years – since our first Charity Fireworks Display. “Many of us have young children so it’s a real pleasure for us to be able to donate this money and put something back into the park.”