New noticeboard helps keep Alresford community up-to-date
Our East London team has helped to keep the residents of Alresford up-to-date on local goings-on after funding and installing a bespoke community noticeboard in the village. The £400 donation comes alongside the planting of 200 daffodil bulbs, also donated by our team as part of Taylor Wimpey's national Proud campaign showing our commitment to giving back to the communities in which we build.
The bulbs will be planted around the new noticeboard and in containers belonging to Alresford Parish Council. The aim is to create a colourful display which will be enjoyed by the community for years to come.
Frank Belgrove, Chairman of Alresford Parish Council, said: “It’s so refreshing to see such a large company as Taylor Wimpey get so involved in the local community. The bespoke noticeboard gives a unique touch to the centre of Alresford. The planting of the daffodil bulbs was a great finishing touch to our new village-centre flower beds and we look forward to an impressive display of blooms in the spring.”
Proud to sponsor Alresford football team
A team of young Essex footballers are shooting for the stars during their debut season thanks to a £1,500 donation from our East London team.
The donation funded new goalposts for the under-8s team at Alresford Colne Rangers FC in order to allow the players to train and compete in matches. We are building new homes nearby at Staunton Gate and were keen to help the team as part of our commitment to supporting local communities.
Scott Ridgers, under-8s manager at Alresford Colne Rangers, said: “We’re so grateful to Taylor Wimpey for the generous donation. Ensuring that we have equipment of the highest quality is really important in making sure that the team has the best shot at performing well in matches. For their first year, the under-8s players are doing very well with five wins and two draws - we also placed third in a league tournament.”
Couple secure their perfect home thanks to Part Exchange
A Colchester couple have moved into their perfect home at our Staunton Gate development with the help of the Part Exchange scheme, which has allowed them to sell their old house and relocate to Alresford in a fraction of the time.
Patricia Webb, 56, and Robert Whent, 59, were looking to buy in the Colchester area and fell in love with Alresford’s village atmosphere as well as its transport links to both London and nearby towns. With the help of Part Exchange, they were able to move into their four bed Langdale home within six weeks of making the reservation.
Part Exchange allows buyers to move into one of our homes without selling their old property on the open market. Based on two independent valuations, we will make an offer on a buyer’s home, eliminating estate agent fees and house-buying chains.
Patricia said: “We were so impressed with the quality of the homes and the friendliness of the staff at Staunton Gate that we knew this was where we wanted our next home to be. We’d had our old home on the market for some time and Taylor Wimpey’s Part Exchange scheme made the process so much easier.”
Michael O’Leary, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey East London said “It’s always brilliant to hear about our happy customers. At Taylor Wimpey we’re proud of both the quality of the homes we provide and the initiatives we offer to help make purchasing one of our homes as easy as possible.”
Proud to announced the winner of our community competition
We were delighted to donate £500 to St Helena after the Colchester-based charity received the most votes in our community competition. Residents from in and around Colchester were invited to vote for a local good cause to receive a helping hand as part of Taylor Wimpey's national Proud campaign, with the hospice receiving the most nominations. The runners up were Emmaus Colchester and Colchester Family Support which received a £300 and £100 prize respectively.
St Helena Hospice helps people face incurable illnesses and bereavements, supporting them and their loved ones. The hospice aims to reach out to people regardless of their diagnosis or circumstances and empower them to plan ahead, share their choices and achieve their wishes. By endeavouring to help life go on in the face of dying, St Helena works to provide more people with dignity and choice at the end of life.
Mark Jarmon-Howe, Chief Executive at St Helena Hospice, said: “When we were nominated for Taylor Wimpey’s community competition, we were absolutely thrilled and it was even more of an honour to be announced as the winner. The work that we do at St Helena is hugely helped by kind donations such as this one and we’re really looking forward to putting the donation to good use.”