WELCOME TO THE HOME PAGE OF THE FRIENDS OF THE WICK COUNTRY PARK WEBSITE
Welcome to our website!!!This website previously last had a refresh in 2015, and another one was well overdue and it was completed during 2022. A new template has been applied, and additionally every page has been reviewed, checked for errors, and updated as and where necessary. Some old pages have been retired, and some new ones have been created. One of the purposes of the update was to improve navigation around the 100+ webpages, 136 linked documents (and growing), and 879 photos (and growing) that it now contains, so the menu bar has not only switched from running down the left hand side to horizontal across the top of the screen, it also incorporates sub-menus. We hope that you like the new look.
Navigating this websiteThis website contains over one hundred individual 'pages' in addition to more than one hundred downloadable documents, and many hundreds of pictures.
Courtesy of the page menu list above, you can read all about the Park, the 'Friends' group, and find details of the events organised by, or with, the 'Friends'. Most of the headline menus above have direct links to numerous more detailed pages. Through the 'The Park (WCP)' link you will find directions and a map of the Park, and you can find notes about the history and development of the Park, the management of the Park, the children's play area, the Park's plants and animals, fishing in the lake, and much, much more. Other links will take you to details about the events we organise - most of which are absolutely free - plus details about our volunteer group - The Friends of the Wick Country Park.
If there is something specific you are interested in, but cannot find, such as, for example, 'Opening Times' or 'Car Parking', please use the 'Search this Site' link above. Type a few key words into the search box, and click on the 'Search' button .
Latest News Headlines - last updated on Tuesday, 14-Nov-2023 17:47:13 GMTDo check out our News Headlines page for links to all new and updated posts on this website.
Basildon Borough Council Parks and Countryside ServicesThe Wick Country Park Park is owned by Basildon Borough Council and is managed by the Parks and Countryside Services Department. To report an issue concerning misuse of the Park, or to enquire about hiring facilities at the Park, please contact the Countryside Officer on 01268 533333 (choose option 5). Please note: the Friends group has no authority over the usage of the Park and therefore we cannot deal directly with any such requests, though we will always try to 'point you in the right direction'.
Basildon Borough Council has recently appointed a new Biodiversity Officer, Josh Childs. You can read an introductory conversation with Josh that has been reproduced from the Summer 2022 edition of Basildon our Borough by clicking here.