Supporting the communities in which we build
Granite topograph is the crown of Plumb Park
Lord Clinton was joined by local dignitaries as well as representatives of Clinton Devon Estates and Taylor Wimpey for the unveiling of a striking granite topograph on the top of Donkey Hill.
The monument, which indicates key features in the surrounding landscape, crowns the hilltop park which forms part of 14 acres of public open space being created as part of the joint venture project between Taylor Wimpey and Littleham 2010, a Clinton Devon Estates company.
Visible from Donkey Hill on a clear day and marked on the topograph are Phear Park, Orcombe Point and the National Trust property A la Ronde, as well as landmarks further afield such as Mamhead Castle, Portland Bill and Berry Head.
Leigh Rix, Head of Property and Land at Clinton Devon Estates, said: “The topograph is a fitting crown for Plumb Park which has been sensitively designed to provide new homes and open space for the community of Exmouth.
“The unveiling of the monument not only marks the four points of the compass and some of the key local landmarks, it also marks a significant milestone in this important project which began well over eight years ago.”
Plumb Park was masterplanned by the Exeter studio of LHC Design, who are the technical advisors on the project, and features distinctive avenues to complement Douglas Avenue and the other neighbouring avenues.
Taylor Wimpey invests in young people
Seven apprentices are kick-starting their careers at Plumb Park as Taylor Wimpey commits to giving young people access to a wider range of job opportunities. Ian Perkins, Thomas Wright, Joshua Parsons-Dearing, Max Turner, Kaden Haymen, Matthew Priddle and Conor Moore, aged between 18 and 27, are based at the Exmouth site full-time and are undertaking paid apprenticeships in carpentry and electrical installation.
Formed in partnership with Exeter-based PGL Training, the apprenticeships offer a mix of theoretical coursework and on-site experience. The new recruits boost Taylor Wimpey Exeter’s team of apprentices to 14, with training offered across site management, carpentry, bricklaying, plumbing and various other trades.
Richard Harrison, Land and Planning Director at Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: “Talented apprentices are the future of our production business and we are investing in apprentices to help train the workforce of tomorrow. Skilled labourers and technicians are key to building quality homes and we are committed to ensuring that the right amount of trained individuals are brought into the industry.
“Our apprenticeships are designed to give the right balance between classroom learning and hands-on experience, ensuring our trainees are best placed to be offered a permanent opportunity after their studies.”
For more information on the careers and apprenticeships available at Taylor Wimpey, please visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/careers.
Children at Exmouth school celebrate World Book Day donation
Children at Marpool Primary School will be able to enjoy reading a collection of new books thanks to £100 we gifted to the Exmouth-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.
Rachel Pattison, Headteacher at Marpool 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. We can’t wait to add to our 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 Marpool Primary to help them to celebrate World Book Day and hope that the new books will be enjoyed for years to come.”
The donation of book vouchers to Marpool Primary is one of many ways in which Taylor Wimpey is supporting the local communities in which it builds. To find out more visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/media-centre/news.
We help make Exmouth blooming beautiful
We've helped brighten up an Exmouth community by donating £690 to Littleham in Bloom, helping the village welcome in the summer with extra space for greenery.
Littleham in Bloom is a volunteer-run group that develops and maintains floral displays to enhance the natural beauty of the village, making it more enjoyable for residents and visitors alike. The group regularly encourages schools and the surrounding community to get involved with their projects, as well as running fundraising events to support the work they do in and around the village.
Robin Rule of Littleham in Bloom, said: “We’re so grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation. The work that we do at Littleham in Bloom depends largely on fundraising and kind donations such as this one, so to be offered the opportunity to purchase some new planters is absolutely fantastic. We’ve been really excited to see the displays looking glorious and now that summer’s here, we certainly haven’t been disappointed.”
Melissa Langton, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: “The work that we do goes beyond just building high quality homes - we’re always keen to support local causes and show our commitment to the communities in which we build. Groups such as Littleham in Bloom are at the heart of village communities, so to be able to make a contribution to the hard work they do is an absolute pleasure.”
We're proud to support Exmouth Sea Cadets
Exmouth Sea Cadets are looking forward to expanding their adventures on the water, thanks to our £500 donation towards a new support vehicle.
The group offers life-changing skills to those between the ages of 10 and 18, with hundreds of local young people benefiting from vocational qualifications and social skills thanks to their involvement. Our sponsorship will increase the safety of the activities that the cadets take part in, allowing their boats to be launched and retrieved from the water as well as to transport their boats to other locations for training and competitions.
Anthony Griffin, Chairman of Exmouth Sea Cadets, said: “We’re so grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this kind donation that will go towards a new 4x4 support vehicle which will both improve safety for our cadets and allow us to travel further afield. If required by emergency services, our boats and crews will now also be available for disaster or emergency relief. Donations of this kind are extremely impactful and as we rely entirely on donations, our work would not be possible without sponsorships such as Taylor Wimpey’s.”
Melissa Langton, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: “The work that we do at Taylor Wimpey is about so much more than building homes. We’re also committed to giving back to the communities in which we build with donations to groups that dedicate their time to making a difference in their local area. We’re very proud to donate to Exmouth Sea Cadets and wish them the best of luck in all future endeavours.”