Mill Meadows, Billericay, is a 36 hectare Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and one of the finest ancient meadow systems in Essex. Centuries of grazing have created the ideal conditions for a wonderful diversity of wild flowers, fungi, insects and invertebrates, many of which are rare. It contains an area of 7 hectares declared as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its unimproved neutral grassland. The remaining areas is designated as a Local Wildlife Site.
The Essex Grazing Project is working with Basildon Council and the Mill Meadows Society to implement a bespoke grazing regime as part of a Higher Level Stewardship agreement.
Basildon Borough Council
Heath-Spotted Orchid, Sneezewort, Devil's-bit Scabious and Betony
April to October