As part of our national Proud campaign, we asked people to vote for a community cause to receive a donation of up to £500. Congratulations to our winner, St Petrock's, and our two runners up Colab Exeter and Action East Devon. Thank you all for your votes.
Cranbrook Illustrated Master Plan
Cranbrook Town Council
Cranbrook now has its own Town Council, serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Cranbrook. Please click here for more information.
Cranbrook station now open
The new railway station is now open at Cranbrook. The opening event, hosted by Cranbrook Town Council, featuring hot food and drink, festive decorations, music from Maynard School band and even a visit from Santa Claus himself. The station offers direct services to London Paddington and London Waterloo as well as Salisbury and the surrounding area of Pinhoe, Whimple, Exeter Central and Exeter St David's, and Honiton.
Taylor Wimpey time capsules
Children from primary schools in Devon and Cornwall have left a lasting legacy at a number of our developments.
Pupils leave a lasting legacy at our developments
Happy birthday Cranbrook
Residents in the new community of Cranbrook in Exeter, Devon, recently joined forces to celebrate Cranbrook Day, a fun-filled event marking the creation of this new town.
Community celebrations at Cranbrook Day
New bibs for Tiny Tots
We have helped invest in the players of the future by sponsoring bibs for Exeter City FC's youngest players, the Tiny Tots. Tiny Tots, who are the youngest players aged 3 - 6 years old, gave the bibs their first try out when they took part in the half-term penalty shootout during the York City match.
Building strong foundations with Taylor Wimpey
Halloween Paraders are given a treat
There were no tricks and plenty of treats at Cranbrook’s first-ever Pumpkin Parade thanks to Taylor Wimpey Exeter!
We donated £25 to the spooktacular event, which saw residents of all ages dress up in a gruesome selection of costumes and parade through the community to mark the scariest day on the calendar.
The parade route was given an extra spooky atmosphere after many Cranbrook residents decorated their homes with ghoulish pumpkin lanterns, while our donation went down very well as the organisers spent it on tasty sweets for everyone to enjoy!
Visit from Exeter’s Royal Academy for Deaf Education
At the end of June we received a visit from Exeter’s Royal Academy for Deaf Education. The Academy’s Year 11 pupils who demonstrated an interest in the construction trade asked to visit Taylor Wimpey to find out more about the business and the industry in general. After a quick tour around the office, to gain a better understanding of what happened behind the scenes, the students were taken over to Cranbrook to meet the Sales Team and enjoy a tour of the site. The visit was very well received by all the students and we hope it provided them all with a deeper insight into construction and demonstrated that housebuilding involves more then just bricks and mortar.
Exeter and East Devon Growth Point
Cranbrook is part of the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point plans. To find out more follow the link below which will take you to their 3D interactive masterplan:
Children at Cranbrook school celebrate World Book Day donation
Children at St Martin’s CofE Primary School will be able to enjoy reading a collection of new books thanks to a £100 donation to the Cranbrook-based school to mark World Book Day.
Now in its 22nd year, World Book Day is a celebration of reading and aims to encourage children and young adults to come together to explore and enjoy literature. To mark the occasion, pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters.
Tania Beard, Headteacher at St Martin’s CofE Primary School, said: “Reading is such an important life skill and something that we encourage all of our pupils to do more of. Having new books to get stuck into helps to keep up an enthusiasm for reading and we would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation. As a new school, we can’t wait to add to our growing library and share new stories with each other.”
Melissa Langton, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: “Books are a fantastic way for children to learn about the world around them and to feed their imaginations. We’re proud to offer a donation to St Martin’s to help them to celebrate World Book Day and hope that the new books will be enjoyed for years to come.”