As part of our national Proud campaign, we are asking people to vote for a community cause to receive a donation of up to £500. The causes nominated for the Newton Abbot area are listed below. To vote, simply put the name of your preferred cause in the subject line of an email to ProudExeter@taylorwimpey-pr.co.uk.
Newton Abbot Community Transport
Local charity that has been providing accessible, affordable transport and services for the community, supporting increased mobility, social contact and independence, since 1991.
Newton Abbot Youth Enquiry Service
A charity that has been tackling disadvantaged young people and improving opportunities for young people across Devon since 1949.
Newton Abbot CIC
The CIC seeks to improve the quality of life for all those living or working in Newton Abbot, has a remit across the town and is involved in a variety of activities and projects.
Votes will need to be received by midnight on Sunday 24th February and only one vote per person will be counted. The winner will be announced on Monday 4th March.
Charity of the Year
We are pleased to announce that Homeless in Teignbridge Support (HITS), has recently been selected as Hele Park's, Charity of the Year. In recognition of this, we have donated £1,000 to the Devon-based charity who provide a number of services for homeless individuals across Teignbridge.
Newton Abbot in Bloom
We are delighted to once again be sponsoring Newton Abbot in Bloom. This sponsorship goes towards the planting, watering and maintenance of floral planters located around the town centre, to brighten it up during the summer season.Taylor Wimpey even had its very own planter.
Taylor Wimpey employee secures dream home at his own development
Before starting work at Taylor Wimpey Hele Park, Taylor Wimpey employee Bradley Reed, and his wife Bethany, decided to make a trip to the new development to get a feel for it. While the aim of the visit was to look around Bradley’s new workplace, the couple stumbled across their dream home.
Describing how both himself and Bethany were sold as soon as they walked on site, Bradley said: “We came to the development on a Sunday afternoon as I was due to start work there on the Monday morning, and our first impression was how easy it was to get to from the A38 and link roads. We also liked that it was just on the outskirts of Newton Abbot but still had easy access to the shopping centre and Dartmoor. When we entered the showhome my wife, who was pregnant at the time, walked into the master bedroom and started crying, within minutes she decided that this was the house for her.”
On the 18th of December 2017 Bradley and Bethany moved into their dream home, and Bradley praises Taylor Wimpey for providing a stress-free experience as he confirms: “The buying process was easy, Jackie from the sales team gave us a letter guiding us through the journey and process. One minute we were reserving, the next thing we knew we had a phone call saying the keys are yours.”
The couple are now enjoying life in their new home as Bradley explains: “We’re all settled in now and we completely adore our house - my wife is still in love with the master bedroom on the top floor. Having a room to ourselves on the third floor feels like a total luxury and it makes the rest of the home feel so spacious. We never imagined that we would be able to move to a three-storey townhouse and we feel incredibly lucky to have this much space.
“The development is such a friendly place, the developers are always courteous of the residents living here and the workmen all stop to say hello. We’ve found the same in Newton Abbot, the free Sunday car parks and markets make it feel more welcoming than the hustle and bustle of Exeter. Not to mention how easy it is to access all the local amenities and leisure facilities, both myself and my wife have no problems commuting to work. Everything is so close, including nurseries, schools and colleges, so we’ll have lots of choice when it comes to picking a school for our daughter in a few year’s time. Overall we could not be happier with our Taylor Wimpey home at Hele Park and we can see ourselves spending many happy years here.”