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.
Proud to sponsor Exmouth’s Christmas tree
Taylor Wimpey helped Exmouth residents get into the festive spirit by donating £75 towards the town’s Christmas tree.
The sponsorship helped fund the centrepiece to the town’s 2018 Christmas decorations and the Exmouth community braved the cold weather to watch the lights switch-on during the annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 8th December.
Cllr Jeff Trail, Mayor of Exmouth, said: “It’s a delight to see companies such as Taylor Wimpey get involved in community events and contribute to local causes. The Christmas Fayre is a big event in the Exmouth social calendar, with the tree being the centrepiece of not only the day but the whole festive period for the town, so we’re always incredibly grateful when companies approach us for sponsorships.”
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.