We will provide a number of contributions towards the local community as part of our proposed development, including:
- Financial contributions towards additional primary, secondary and sixth-form education places.
- Financial contributions towards the provision of 28 hectares (69.18 acres) of Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace, to be located to the west of Phase 1A and 1B and providing a large recreation area with circular walk.
- Upgrading Lewes Road by widening existing footpaths and providing traffic-calming measures.
- Improvements to the A22 Copwood roundabout.
- Improvements to the existing bus stops along Lewes Road and Eastbourne Road, to provide Real-Time Passenger Information (RTPI) and shelters.
Children's Respite Centre celebrates new driveway
We helped the Children’s Respite Trust in Uckfield to complete work on a much needed new wheelchair-friendly driveway. The charity, which offers care and support for children with disabilities across East and West Sussex, Brighton and Hove, Surrey and Kent appealed to us for help and we were happy to assist.
We donated much of the materials needed to upgrade the old gravel driveway as well as providing manpower to get the work done.
Gavin Fisher, Chief Executive of The Children’s Respite Trust, said: “We are so delighted that Taylor Wimpey kindly helped with the work on our driveway. Anyone who has ever tried to push a wheelchair across gravel will understand how tough it can be and we want to ensure all visitors can access the centre. We are hugely grateful to the Taylor Wimpey team for making this possible.”
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey South East, said: “The Children’s Respite Trust does such fantastic work in Uckfield and we were very pleased to be able to help them with the work on their driveway. Giving back to the communities in which we build is very important to us and we hope the new driveway makes a real difference to visitors.”
Taylor Wimpey helps to encourage pupils at St Philip's Catholic Primary School to walk to school
In support of International Walk to School month this October, we have donated 60 high visibility snap bands to pupils at St Philip’s Catholic Primary School in Uckfield.
Joanna Sanchez, headteacher at St Philip’s Catholic Primary School, says: “It’s really important to us that our pupils are happy and engaged when they arrive at school and walking is a great way for them to start the day. We want to encourage children and their parents to walk to school and the high visibility snap bands donated by Taylor Wimpey will help them to do this more safely.”
Handy Andy and Millie Mortar show their support for the annual Uckfield Festival
We recently donated over £500 to support the annual Uckfield Festival. The event, which took place between Saturday 6th and Sunday 14th July, is a key date in the local calendar and we were proud to be a part of it.
The festival aims to encourage the community to get together and our mascots, Handy Andy and Millie Mortar, enjoyed the opportunity to meet local residents.
Dorothy Sparks, from the Uckfield Festival Association, said: “It’s a pleasure to be a part of the Uckfield Festival, it really does bring the whole community together. Support from local businesses like Taylor Wimpey is incredibly important to us and enables us to continue to host the event year on year.”