Primary school in Andover gets a helping hand
Roman Way Primary School in Andover has received a cash boost from us towards its fundraising efforts for a new outdoor bike and scooter parking area.
Pupils with acting headteacher Sarah Jones, following our donation to Roman Way Primary School.
Our team have matched the £700 raised by the school’s PTA to reach its £1,400 target. This donation will be used to prepare the area for construction and to provide the concrete base, pavement, and fencing for the bike and scooter parking area, while the PTA is providing funds for the bike and scooter storage equipment. The area is due to be completed for the new school term in September.
Sarah Jones, Acting Headteacher at Roman Way Primary School, says: “On behalf of the community of pupils, teachers, and parents at Roman Way Primary School, I’d like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation towards our bike and scooter parking area.
“Without the money provided by Taylor Wimpey, we would have been fundraising for much longer and would have been unable to complete the project as soon as we have.
“This generous contribution means the children can securely leave their scooters and bikes in the school grounds when the new school term begins. We hope this will encourage pupils to ride or walk to school as part of a healthy and active routine!”
Emma Jones, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West London, says: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes so we are delighted to contribute towards Roman Way Primary School’s new bike and scooter parking area.”
Roz Wells, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, adds: “We hope the secure bike and scooter area will encourage more parents to walk to school with their children for a fun way to stay active together during the daily school run.”
Lisa loves her brand new home at The Chariots
Lisa in her new home at The Chariots
“A friend told me to go and have a look at The Chariots at Augusta Park and as soon as I saw the ‘Anton’ I knew it was everything I wanted, and better still, I could afford it – it was really a no-brainer!
“I wanted a property that was easy to look after, something with no garden but I still wanted a property with my own front door and a driveway to park my car, which is exactly what the ‘Anton’ offered.
I thought a new-build would be too small for me and that it wouldn’t tick the boxes on my wish list, but the ‘Anton’ has two good-sized bedrooms, a decent living room and a lovely bathroom too!
“I also liked the way there are lots of different housetypes with different finishes at the development – it’s much nicer than seeing lots of properties that all look the same.
“I didn’t think I would be able to afford a new-build home, but the ‘Anton’ was available with the low cost homes scheme, which meant I could buy the property with 20% off the price.
“The location of the development is perfect for me, it’s within walking distance of the town centre and it only takes me 10 minutes to get to work which is brilliant.
“All of the staff at Taylor Wimpey have made buying a house – which can be quite a stressful process – a much smoother experience. They could not have been more helpful and were always willing to answer my questions.”
Lisa Bateman, resident at The Chariots at Augusta Park
Taylor Wimpey helps keep pupils safe on the walk to school
Children at Roman Way Primary School
We donated 230 high-visibility vests to children at Roman Way Primary school in Andover to help keep them safe and visible on their walk to school during the dark winter months.
The donation has been made to encourage children and parents to make walking to school part of their daily routine, promoting a healthy lifestyle and minimising car journeys.
Headteacher Sarah Jones says: “We’d like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey for this kind donation of high-visibility vests which will help the children to stay safe on their walk to school.”
The Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, says: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our high-quality new homes and this donation is an excellent example of the way we can help schools and other local organisations.”
As well as providing the fluorescent vests for pupils, we’ve also pledged to make a contribution towards the signalisation of a pedestrian crossing near the school, to help improve road safety as traffic levels increase.
The funding is being provided as part of a planning agreement for our new homes at The Chariots and The Romans at Augusta Park and the work is due to be carried out by Hampshire County Council.
“The atmosphere at the development is great”
“From the moment we first walked into the Sales Information Centre at The Chariots, our experience of dealing with Taylor Wimpey has been fantastic. Both the sales team and the site staff have been absolutely wonderful and they really couldn’t have been more helpful if they’d tried.
Clive and Linda Emerton with Sales Executives Luke and Holly
“The whole process of purchasing with Taylor Wimpey has been a piece of cake from start to finish. People say that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do but I can safely say it’s not been that way for us – in fact it has been a pleasure.
“We were actually thinking of buying another home at a development elsewhere when we received the call from Taylor Wimpey – and we’re glad the call came when it did because we were given an offer we couldn’t refuse.
“We chose the three-bedroom ‘Kirkstone’ property at The Chariots and it is just what we wanted. There’s not an inch of space that’s wasted, it’s got a nice modern kitchen/diner and it’s a really comfortable home to live in.
“It’s also really well insulated which means that it will be a lot cheaper to heat in the winter, and we got it for a really good price as well so we couldn’t have asked for more.
“After seven years of living in Newbury it feels a lot more relaxing where we are now and the air even seems clearer here in Andover. The atmosphere at the development is great and there’s a good mix of age groups, including plenty of people our own age.”
Clive Emerton, The Chariots resident
Pupils receive a lesson in housebuilding
Youngsters from Endeavour Primary School really enjoyed learning about how a 21st century home is built during their visit to Taylor Wimpey's The Chariots development
Youngsters from Endeavour Primary School in Andover received a unique lesson in construction when they stepped out of the classroom and on to the building site at The Chariots at Augusta Park.
We invited Year 1 pupils from the school to visit the site and experience a behind-the-scenes look at how a 21st century home is built, during a special guided tour with our Site Manager Graham Rutter.
Harriet Prentice, Year 1 teacher at Endeavour Primary School, says: “The children have been learning all about houses this half-term and we’ve looked at the various different materials used and methods of construction. We actually have a sister school in Uganda so the pupils have also been comparing the differences between their building and ours.
“We contacted Taylor Wimpey to see if we could arrange a visit to The Chariots because we wanted the children to learn more about the building of houses and we thought it would be beneficial for them to actually see the construction site. It was also useful for the pupils to learn about the health and safety side of things.
“We’d just like to say thank you very much to Taylor Wimpey for letting us visit the development – it fitted really well with what we have been learning in class.”