Soap Box Derby 

 Reviewing Designs for SoapBox Derby entries

The above photo shows Andy Maddocks, Mike Sinclair and Malcolm Acors reviewing the design entries for the Soapbox Derby competition on May Bank Holiday 

The two Senior schools involved were Mayflower School and The Billericay School.  The Billericay School put in two entries, one for Year 10 and the other for Year 12.

The entry design submitted by Mayflower School was considered the best.  They will be awarded the prize for their design of £250 towards the cost of building the soap box and the £55 entry fee. The Reading Rooms also paid one entry fee for Billericay.

Photo of the students involved and the soapbox will be added to this website once the soapbox is completed.

New Logo 

The new Logo for The Reading Rooms was the result of a project undertaken by pupils from Buttsbury, Quilters, St. John's and St. Peter's schools which saw 22 proposals submitted for consideration.  The Buttsbury Junior School version, jointly submitted by  Aimee Phillips, Imogen Nichols and Tom Dodd, was used as the basis for the finally agreed logo.   The school was awarded a gift token by the Reading Rooms Trustees to the value of £100 and each of the three contributing pupils received £10 vouchers . 

Futher information can be seen in the Photo Album 



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Please help us

If you have hired the Reading Rooms, the Management Committee would welcome your views about the facilities.  Please complete our survey form by clicking on 'Surveys' in the left column.


 The Annual General Meeting was held on 5 April 2016

The Chairman's Report for the year 2015 can be read by selecting Management and then Chairman's Report from the left column.


Reading Room front




The Billericay Reading Rooms are historic premises located at 73 High Street, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9AS and are available at a competitive cost.


Committee Room


There is a Committee Room seating up to 12 people, that is used for meeting of local Societies and Clubs, Conferences, Interviews, counselling sessions, Civil Meetings and sometimes just for a group of friends wishing to get together.

Conference Room

Main Hall

Main Hall and Kitchen


Alternatively, why not think about hiring our Main Hall and Kitchen for a birthday party, a fund raising day for your favourite charity, for play groups, exhibitions, commercial or a plant sale.


The hall can accomodate up to 60 persons and the kitchen has refreshment making facilities.

Why not attend one of the special classes held here. There are regular classes for the Visually Impaired, Meditation, Workers' Education Association and many more


  See under What's On on the left for the latest activities 



Contact Information

Small Map

Lettings Officer
28 First Avenue
CM12 9PT

07917 076490