We will provide a number of significant contributions towards the local community as part of our proposed development, in agreement with the relevant local authorities.
On granting the outline planning permission, a number of benefits were secured, most notably the delivery of new and improved replacement playing fields at land north west of Rolvenden Cricket Club. Works on delivering the replacement pitches are complete and are now in use.
Additional contributions were secured to the following:
- Secondary schools
- Community learning
- Social services
- Youth services
- Open space including equipped play
- Carbon Fund
We go back to school to teach pupils at Rolvenden Primary School all about safety
Our Project Manager, Phil Laycock, Health and Safety Advisor, Simon Strudwick and Marketing Manager, Sophie Steel headed back to school to teach children from Rolvenden Primary School a valuable lesson about the importance of staying safe around a building site.
The pupils were given an informative and interactive presentation about the dangers posed by construction sites and were invited to design a poster to show what they learned. The children also had a chance to interact with our mascots, Milly Mortar and Handy Andy and received goody bags which included a copy of our children’s book, ‘How we build your home with Milly Mortar and Handy Andy’.
Commenting on the visit, Esme Thomas, Deputy Headteacher at Rolvenden Primary School, said: “We’re very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for taking the time to talk to our pupils about something that really matters. Phil did a great job of giving such a fun and engaging talk which highlighted the dangers posed by building sites and really helped the the children to understand the importance of staying safe.”
Phil Laycock, said: “Children are naturally interested in finding out how we build our new homes but it is important that they are aware of the dangers around construction sites. It was our pleasure to talk to the pupils at Rolvenden Primary School and hope that our talk gave them a valuable lesson in staying safe. We’re looking forward to seeing the poster designs they come up with and hope to display some of these at Halden Field as a reminder of the dangers to look out for while construction is underway.”
Rolvenden Primary School celebrates our donation
We have donated £1000 to Rolvenden Primary School to help with improvements to their outdoor seating area. Our financial backing has gone towards a new wooden bench which the school have decorated with bunting, cushions and blankets. The new seating area will provide more outdoor learning opportunities as well as an alternative space for the children to rest and relax between lessons in the summer months.
James Tibbles, Interim Headteacher at Rolvenden Primary School, commented: “It’s fantastic to have a spot where the pupils can enjoy some quiet time especially as the weather begins to get warmer. The donation from Taylor Wimpey has allowed us to provide a fabulous new bench for the pupils and we are really grateful for their support.”Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for
Taylor Wimpey South East, said: “We were delighted to offer a donation to Rolvenden Primary School. The work we do is a lot more than just building high-quality homes and giving something back to local schools means a great deal to us. It’s great to hear that our contribution has been put to good use and I’m sure the children at Rolvenden Primary School will make the most of their new seat over the coming months.”
We help to get primary school children in Tenterden reading with a donation for new books
We have donated £250 to St Michael’s Church of England Primary School in Tenterden to help them celebrate their book week. The school’s week long celebration of literature ran from Monday 4th to Friday 8th June and aimed to encourage its pupils to pick up a book and enjoy reading.
Sara Williamson Headteacher at St Michael’s Church of England Primary School said: “We are so grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their generous donation which will enable us to buy a range of books to excite the children and inspire them in their reading journeys. Reading for pleasure is vital for children’s progress and more quality reading materials can only benefit the children of St Michael’s School.”
Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East, said: “We are committed to giving something back to the communities in which we are building and were delighted to make a donation to St Michael’s Church of England Primary School. We recognise how valuable it is for young children to enjoy reading and hope that the new books will inspire the children and fuel their imaginations.”