As part of our national Proud campaign, we asked people to vote for a community cause to receive a donation of up to £500. The causes nominated for Hamford Park are listed below.
Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Station
The Walton and Frinton branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Walton Community Centre
Community hub that hosts lots of groups and a foodbank.
And the winner was Walton and Frinton Lifeboat Station - Congratulations! And a huge thank you to everyone that took the time to vote, we and the community causes really appreciate it.
Walton-on-the-Naze mum moves into Taylor Wimpey home with Help to Buy: Equity Loan*
A Walton-on-the-Naze mum enjoyed a stress-free move to a brand new home that brings her closer to her workplace thanks to Taylor Wimpey and the government-backed Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme*.
Katie Sampson, 33, relocated to the Hamford Park development with her son Freddi, 11. As a busy parent she was thankful to move into a home that was ready to live in from day one, and by using Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme* she was able to complete the purchase with just a 5% deposit.
Choosing the Belford housetype, which boasts two large bedrooms, French doors to a private rear garden and an open plan living room and kitchen, Katie was impressed with the build quality of the homes at Hamford Park, the friendliness of the Sales Executives and the proximity to the seaside that Walton-on-the-Naze offers.
Katie, who moved into the Belford with Freddi in October said: “I knew I wanted to purchase a new-build home because there’d be no work needed on it, so that really worked for me in terms of finance and convenience. I’d also heard about the high quality of Taylor Wimpey builds, so when work began on Hamford Park I was keen to reserve a plot. The site is absolutely stunning, especially as it's so close to the lovely beaches. Thankfully once the purchasing process began, the Sales Executives were so helpful and were always on hand to help me with any questions I had - overall, purchasing with Taylor Wimpey has been a great experience.”
Michael O’Leary, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East London, said: “It’s always brilliant to hear of happy customers. At Taylor Wimpey we’re proud of both the quality of the homes we provide and the customer service we deliver to prospective buyers and homeowners alike. Many of our customers have taken advantage of the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme just like Katie. However, the scheme will end in 2023 and will be restricted to first time buyers in 2021, so if you are thinking of buying a new home we’d strongly recommend that you get in touch with us as soon as possible in order to make the most of the scheme.”
* Help to Buy: Equity Loan - Terms and conditions apply. Applicants should seek independent financial advice, and get information and guidance on applying for a Help to Buy: Equity Loan at www.helptobuy.gov.uk
We’re proud to leave a lasting legacy in Walton-on-the-Naze
Children from Walton Pre School in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex, planted 200 daffodil bulbs outside their school that donated by us as part of our national Proud campaign - showing our commitment and pride in leaving a lasting legacy in the communities in which we build.
Youngsters from the pre school had a great time burying the bulbs in new planters, which we funded. We also donated some gloves, trowels and rakes to the children, which will now be used in the pre school’s new forest area. Members of the local team joined in with the planting, as well as community members who with the children will continue to care for the planters. The children are now looking forward to seeing the bulbs bloom next spring.
Michael O’Leary, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey East London said: “We are proud to be building a new community at our Hamford Park development in Walton-on-the-Naze. We want to leave a place that both our customers and other local residents will enjoy long after we have finished building. We were thrilled to welcome the pupils of Walton Pre School to help with the planting and we hope that the bulbs will grow into a lovely display that people of Walton on the Naze will admire in years to come.”
Laura Grant, Acting Manager at Walton Pre School said “We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for giving our pre school children the opportunity to be involved in a community project. We all loved getting to work with our spades and can’t wait to see the results.”