Proud of the community vote
As part of our national Proud campaign, we’re inviting residents from St Albans to have their say on which local cause is deserving of a helping hand. We’ll be listening to the feedback from the local communities in which we build our homes and will be offering our support to a local group or charitable organisation.
Local residents are invited to vote for one of two organisations to receive a £1,000 donation. The nominated groups are Centre 33 and The Living Room. Centre 33, based on Spicer Street, was founded in 1977 and is run by a group of over 100 volunteers. The charity provides support for homeless and disadvantaged people in St Albans and offers a drop-in centre, where people can relax in a comfortable environment and enjoy a free meal and a drink. The Living Room is an addiction recovery charity, founded in 2000, and has three centres based in Hertfordshire, including St Albans. The charity offers free group counselling, peer support and workshop therapies to people who suffer from an addiction to drugs, alcohol or behaviours
Members of the local community can place their vote for the cause they would most like to see receive a donation by emailing their preference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Votes will need to be received by midnight on Sunday 2nd June and only one vote per person will be counted. The winner will be announced on Monday 10th June and will be awarded a £1,000 donation from Taylor Wimpey.
Contributing to the local community
As a local housebuilder, we feel it is incredibly important to engage with, and contribute to, the communities in which we build our new homes. St Albans has a vibrant, thriving community and we are looking forward to welcoming the first residents to Oaklands Grange and seeing the community grow further.
As part of the planning agreement for Oaklands Grange, we will be making significant financial contributions to help to improve the infrastructure and facilities in St Albans. Our contributions will include:
- £2,021,852 towards local nursery, primary and secondary schools and education facilities.
- Over £200,000 towards additional healthcare facilities at Jersey Farm Surgery and Hatfield Road Surgery.
- £275,345 towards improving the Abbey View athletics track in St Albans.
- £174,053 towards the improvement and updating of Abbey View outdoor playing pitch and changing rooms.
- Over £60,000 to increase IT access at St Albans Library.
- Over £16,000 towards providing technology and computer facilities at a local youth centre.
- Over £50,000 towards the set up, and running of, a breakfast club at Oakwood Primary School.
We hope that the local community, and residents at Oaklands Grange, will benefit from the improvements that will be made in the area as our new development progresses.