In addition to the provision of both market and affordable housing and onsite open space, we will be providing financial contributions towards the following:
- Highway improvements at the A228 Peninsular Way (junction with Main Road, Hoo)
- Nursery provision
- Primary education
- Secondary education
- Waste and recycling
- Local GP surgeries
- Off site provision of outdoor open space
- The Great Lines Heritage Park
- Habitats regulations
Taylor Wimpey helps to encourage pupils at Hundred of Hoo academy 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 Hundred of Hoo Academy in Hoo.
Sally Brading, Primary Principle at Hundred of Hoo Academy, 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.”
We help society celebrate life of pioneering engineer
An event celebrating the achievements of pioneering engineer Thomas Aveling was recently held in Hoo, with the help of our £300 donation. The Thomas Aveling Society hosted a special event outside St Werburgh Church and welcomed hundreds of visitors.
Thomas Aveling received recognition across Europe for his contributions in the field of engineering and was buried in Hoo after his death in 1882. Since its formation in 2014, the society has made sure that his achievements are recognised amongst the local community.
Michael Pearce, Chairman of the Thomas Aveling Society, said: "Celebrating important figures of our community is very important to us and we want to give Thomas the recognition and acknowledgement he deserves. We rely on support from local companies in order to put on commemorative events, so we are extremely grateful for Taylor Wimpey's donation."
We help Lighthouse Kids pre-school to improve their garden
We recently donated £500 to The Lighthouse Kids pre-school to help them to develop their outdoor area. The pre-school in Hoo, which offers child care to children aged two to four, is working on a new garden for the children to enjoy which will include a fairy and mini-beasts area.
Sonia Pring, Chairperson of The Lighthouse Kids pre-school, said: “We are extremely grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their support towards our new garden. It is so important to us to provide the children with an area that they can learn from but also enjoy. They are really excited to see what visitors they might get in the mini-beast area.”
Children at Hundred of Hoo Academy celebrate World Book Day donation
To mark World Book Day, which took place on Thursday 7th March, we donated £250 to Hundred of Hoo Academy to go towards some new books for its pupils to enjoy.
Emma Elwin, Principal at Hundred of Hoo Academy said:“Reading is such an important life skill and something that we encourage all of our pupils to do more of. Having new books to get stuck into helps to keep up an enthusiasm for reading and we would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation. We can’t wait to add to our library and share new stories with each other.”
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East said: “Books are a fantastic way for children to learn about the world around them and to feed their imaginations. We were delighted to offer a donation to Hundred of Hoo Academy to help them to celebrate World Book Day and hope that the new books will be enjoyed for years to come.”