Cllr Richard Moore, Charlie Garlick (6), Hattie Garlick (3), Jessica Garlick (9), Cllr Moira Moore (Billericay Town Council), Alison Bacon (FOLM), Jonny Garlick (FOLM), Cllr Kevin Blake, Glen Owers (Assistant Parks Supervisor), Cllr Peter Bowditch (Billericay Town Council)

A new walkway and play area has been unveiled in Lake Meadows Park, Billericay.

The new attraction includes a free play area for children and seating stools which was designed using two fallen Oak trees at the park that came down during October’s storms last year.

The project to transform the new Wildflower Walk, in Radford Way, Billericay is a collaboration between Basildon Council, Billericay Town Council and Friends of Lake Meadows which Cllr Kevin Blake, deputy leader and cabinet member for leisure and arts is pleased about, he said:

[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by Cllr Kevin Blake"]This latest project at the park is a beautiful attraction and we are proud to have formed this great partnership with the Friends of Lake Meadows. The new Wildflower Walk is a great place for all the family, schools and individuals who love to explore our spacious parkland and we hope they will make use of the facilities all year round.[/quote]

Alison Bacon, a Friends of Lake Meadows member is pleased with the new walkway which includes newly planted wild-flower seeds, she said:

[quote width="auto" align="none" border="#0066cc" color="#0066cc" title="Quoted by"]The wildflower walk stands for an ‘S’ shape to symbolise Major Spitty who owned the land in the 1800s and built the lake, so we are so glad to have illustrated this great historical feature.[/quote]

The new Wildflower Walk is set to include picnic tables and benches in the heart of the storytelling area. For information about the Friends of Lake Meadows and the Wildflower Walk visit www.lakemeadows.org.uk.

Photo: Cllr Richard Moore, Charlie Garlick (6), Hattie Garlick (3), Jessica Garlick (9), Cllr Moira Moore (Billericay Town Council), Alison Bacon (FOLM), Jonny Garlick (FOLM), Cllr Kevin Blake, Glen Owers (Assistant Parks Supervisor), Cllr Peter Bowditch (Billericay Town Council)

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