Pupils from Edisford Primary School, in Clitheroe, have enjoyed an Easter egg hunt at Taylor Wimpey's Ribble Meadows development.
Edisford Primary School children & Sales Exec Eloy
30 year two children were welcomed to the development on the 21st March, in the lead up to Easter, and enjoyed an outdoor hunt for chocolate eggs, which were hidden throughout the trees and green areas.
Alison Knight, year two teacher at Edisford Primary School, comments: “This was a lovely gesture by Taylor Wimpey and the children loved it. We walked round to the development and covered quite a bit of ground - it was great to see everyone enjoy the outdoor fun.”
Edisford Primary School is an Ofsted-rated outstanding school based on Edisford Road, just a short distance from Ribble Meadows.
Hidden Easter treats
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “We are always keen to support the communities where we build our new homes, and we’ve worked with the school on a number of ventures, including Walk to School Month, helping with new furniture and delivering nature lessons. This was a nice bit of fun that continued our relationship, making good use of the safe, family-friendly setting of Ribble Meadows.”
Alison concludes: “We would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for the continued support. The children had a fantastic time and we hope to work with the homebuilder again in the not-too-distant future.”
March 2016 - Taylor Wimpey supports Clitheroe Wolves’ silver anniversary
Clitheroe Wolves Football Club has received a cash boost from homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey, to help celebrate its forthcoming 25th anniversary.
The club, which is based just a short distance from the homebuilder’s Ribble Meadows development, received a £400 donation to purchase much-needed match day kits for its under 12s boys team.
Ross Hibbert, chairman at Clitheroe Wolves, comments: “We’d like to extend our huge thanks to Taylor Wimpey. We have over 30 teams of all ages, so support from the local community is vital to help provide kits and equipment.”
Clitheroe Wolves FC with their Coaches'
Clitheroe Wolves plays in three locations and now has three girls’ teams in its junior division. As well as holding popular summer camps for the town’s schoolchildren, the club regularly hosts community fun days and social evenings.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, adds: “We have been really impressed with the community spirit here in Clitheroe and were keen to help as soon as we heard of this opportunity. We have a lot of young families living at and moving to Ribble Meadows, so imagine a good number of the residents will be players in the future.”
Ribble Meadows is a development on Henthorn Road, just five minutes from the heart of Clitheroe. Offering a range of three and four-bedroom properties from just £221,995, it has been very popular with first-time buyers and families alike, thanks to its attractive designs and good access to amenities and commuter links.
Ross concludes: “We couldn’t operate without the invaluable support of our sponsors and we are delighted Taylor Wimpey has been able to donate towards the coming season. This is a big year for us as we celebrate 25 years of football in Clitheroe, so can’t thank Taylor Wimpey enough for this assistance.”
February 2016 - Homebuilder makes music with Clitheroe community
Taylor Wimpey Manchester at Ribble Meadows is thrilled to announce that it will be supporting the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival for the second consecutive year.
The festival, which takes place over five days between the 28th April and the 2nd May, has received a £500 donation to fund this year’s Busker Stage.
Sales Execs Allison & Eloy with Ribble Valley Jazz Festival Organisers
Geoff Jackson from the festival, comments: “It’s great to have the support of Taylor Wimpey for our annual festival once again, as donations of this nature really are integral to the running of the event. The event grows year-on-year and, with over 50 bands and 400 musicians performing over the course of the weekend, we’re confident that 2016 will be our best year to date.”
Ribble Valley Jazz Festival welcomes a full range of artists from international jazz musicians to local youth bands. This year there will be a free Saturday street party for the whole community to enjoy, in addition to a Blues stage, a Soul Stage, and a Picnic in the Park.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “Ribble Valley Jazz Festival is a key calendar date for the whole community, so we’re delighted to be supporting the festival again this year. It’s great to see that the festival has grown so much in a year, and to see all of the community spirit that goes into organising the event – no doubt quite a number of our residents will be attending again.”
Ribble Valley Jazz Festival takes place in Clitheroe town centre, and just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Ribble Meadows.
Geoff concludes: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey again for this help – we really are incredibly grateful.”
December 2015 - Christmas lands at Ribble Meadows
Taylor Wimpey Manchester, is preparing for the festive season at its popular Ribble Meadows development, in Clitheroe, with a little help from the pupils of St James C of E Primary
St James C of E Primary School with their baubles
School. The pupils at the school have crafted their own individual baubles, thanks to a donation of craft materials from the developer.
Fiona Pattison, head teacher at St James C of E Primary School, comments: “The children are bursting with excitement as we get closer to Christmas, and participating in this festive activity has had them bubbling over with festive cheer.”
Since launching Ribble Meadows, Taylor Wimpey has partnered with a number of local community organisations including Ribblesdale Children’s Centre, The Foundation for Ribble Valley Families, Clitheroe Jazz Festival, and Clitheroe Cricket Club.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, says: “We felt this activity was the perfect opportunity to showcase this wonderful close-knit community, which is why we asked St James to get involved with the festivities.
Chloe concludes: “We’re thrilled that the pupils enjoyed this festive activity and hope to work with them again in the future.”
November 2015 - Homebuilder sends Santa overseas
Taylor Wimpey Manchester is thrilled to announce that it will be supporting Teams4U’s Christmas Shoe Box Appeal for 2015, by encouraging families in Lancashire to donate necessities to families in Eastern Europe this festive season.
The Clitheroe-based Ribble Meadows development, will act as shoe box drop-off points between the 16th and 20th November this year - to enable families in the region to give something back to those less fortunate in time for Christmas.
Ziz York, project co-ordinator at Teams4U, comments: “It’s amazing to have the support from a company as renowned as Taylor Wimpey, so we cannot thank the team enough.
“We’re asking people to donate necessities such as toothbrushes, soap, hats and scarves, as well as a few nice-to-haves that many of us take for granted such as sweets, games, and toys. In addition to the children’s boxes, we have our ‘Mama Boxes’ – for these we’re asking for home essentials such as small saucepans, plastic utensils, cups and bowls.”
This year is the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal’s 25th anniversary, so Teams4U is set to provide 25,000 boxes to vulnerable families across Eastern Europe. The charity is also asking people to make a small donation of £2 per box they submit, which will cover the cost of transportation.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “The Christmas Shoe Box Appeal is an incredible initiative and one we’re only too happy to be supporting. Our Ribble Meadows development will be open for drop-offs for the last two weeks of November, and we’re anticipating lots of locals to offer their support for this amazing and worthwhile cause.”
Ribble Meadows is based on Henthorn Road in Clitheroe and is open Thursday to Monday, between 11am and 5pm.
Ziz concludes: “We would like to thank the team at Taylor Wimpey for this support, it truly is much appreciated. We’re confident that with this help, we will achieve our ambitious target to supply 25,000 boxes this year.” To find out more about the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, log onto www.teams4u.com.
October 2015 - Homebuilder offers a helping hand for school Harvest
Sales Exec Eloy with Brookside Primary School
Taylor Wimpey Manchester, is thrilled to announce that it has partnered with Brookside Primary School, in Clitheroe, on its 2015 Harvest celebrations.
The school, which is based just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Ribble Meadows development, received a donation of £200 from the homebuilder to purchase food packages for a local charity of choice.
Sarah Barnett, year one teacher at Brookside Primary School, comments: “Harvest is the perfect time of year to give something back and help those less fortunate. We’re delighted to have the support of Taylor Wimpey on this exciting initiative and for the team’s generosity once again.”
This is the second time Taylor Wimpey has partnered with the school on its Harvest activity, following a donation towards food packages in 2014.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with Brookside Primary School on another exciting activity. Harvest is one of my favourite times of year, as it’s great to see the whole community pull together to offer a helping hand to those more in need.”
Sarah concluded: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for the continued support on behalf of the whole school, it really is much appreciated.”
July 2015 - Taylor Wimpey Manchester celebrates World Nature Conservation Day
Taylor Wimpey Manchester, has partnered with Ribblesdale Nursery School and Children’s Centre for a tree planting initiative at its Ribble Meadows development. The initiative took place in-line with World Nature Conservation Day which is due to take place on 28th July 2015, and is a worldwide event in aid of raising awareness of wildlife preservation and protecting the natural environment.
World Conservation Day
Sue Allan, head teacher at Ribblesdale Nursery School and Children’s Centre, comments: “We’re thrilled to be working with Taylor Wimpey on another exciting initiative – and for such a good cause. We know how important it is to teach our children the importance of protecting the environment from a young age, making the tree planting activity perfect. This also fits in very well with our Forest School initiative, which all of our nursery school children have the opportunity to be involved in during their time at school.”
Ribblesdale Nursery School and Children’s Centre provides a number of services for families in Clitheroe, including family activities, day care for toddlers, aged two to five years old, and a maintained nursery school with Early Years teachers.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “Protecting the environment is at the forefront of our ethos and this is something we were keen to educate the children of Clitheroe about. The tree planting exercise with Ribblesdale was a lot of fun, and we’re glad that the group enjoyed the experience.
Ribblesdale Nursery School and Children’s Centre is based just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Ribble Meadows.
July 2015 - Taylor Wimpey Manchester helps build foundations for new charity
Clitheroe-based charity, The Foundation for Ribble Valley Families, has been given a cash boost from leading homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey, to help fund its crèche facility, which helps to provide childcare for adults on its training programme. The recently-established charity has been given a donation of £600 from the homebuilder, which will be used to support the future training and employment opportunities for vulnerable adults in the Ribble Valley.
Julia - Sales Manager & the Foundation for Ribble Valley Families
Fiona Owen, director at The Foundation for Ribble Valley Families, comments: “The Ribble Valley has always been perceived as an affluent area, however there are quite a number of families who struggle with the day-to-day cost of living, which is what we help with. We’re incredibly grateful to Taylor Wimpey for the support the team has provided us with – and the money will go a long way in supporting our Adult Learning Crèche Worker Scheme.”
The Foundation for Ribble Valley Families helps the most vulnerable families in its reach area to help improve social and wellbeing.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “The Foundation for Ribble Valley Families is a relatively new charity, and the impact of the work that it is doing throughout the region is already just fantastic. We’re thrilled to be supporting such an amazing cause, and it’s great to see how far our donation has gone in helping so many families.”
The charity is based at Ribblesdale Children’s Centre and Nursery School, just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Ribble Meadows development.
Fiona concludes: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey for this support. It truly is very much appreciated by both the whole team, as well as all of the families we help.”
April 2015 - Edisford School gets a revamp from Taylor Wimpey
Edisford Primary School in Clitheroe has had a furniture overhaul, thanks to a donation from leading property developer Taylor Wimpey, in line with the end of its nearby Low Moor Gardens development. The homebuilder has donated a range of items including desks, chairs and storage facilities from its old sales suite, for use in the classrooms and the school office.
Mr Rob Pye, headmaster at Edisford Primary School comments: “We are incredibly grateful for Taylor Wimpey’s continued support with yet another donation. In the past couple of years we have had a great deal of support from the team including £1,000 towards new play equipment, a donation towards new books in line with World Book Day, a donation of high-visibility wristbands for Walk to School Month, and now the furniture - so we can’t thank them enough.”
Edisford Primary School is based on Edisford Road, just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Ribble Meadows development.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester explains: “With Edisford Primary School neighbouring our development, and quite a number of our younger residents attending the school, we jumped at the chance to help them out with the furniture.”
Rob concludes: “The furniture has given us a great boost – and has enabled us to replace some of our older items. I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for all of their help.”
April 2015 - Homebuilder hits high note for Clitheroe’s Jazz Festival
The Ribble Valley Jazz Festival has received a helping hand with its marketing, thanks to a £500 donation from Taylor Wimpey Manchester. The homebuilder, which is currently working on the Ribble Meadows development just a short distance from where the festival takes place, has given the cash-boost to the organisers so that they can invest more into promoting the annual event for 2015.
Geoff Jackson from the festival comments: “We usually welcome over 4,000 visitors to the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival and
A picture from last years festival!
marketing is critical for us to drive this footfall, so we are delighted to receive this assistance from Taylor Wimpey. There will be more than 30 performances involving over 350 musicians and artists, so ensuring everything is communicated properly is an integral part of the event organisation.”
The Ribble Valley Jazz festival takes place on May Bank Holiday Weekend, between the 1st and 4th of the month. It is held in the centre of Clitheroe.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, adds: “The Jazz festival is a huge highlight in the Clitheroe calendar and clearly a fantastic community event, so we were delighted to help out. Our Ribble Meadows development is welcoming house-hunters who are looking to enjoy that community environment, so no doubt many of our residents will be attending.”
Geoff concludes: “I’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their support on behalf of the whole community – it is very much appreciated.”
For more information about Ribble Valley Jazz Festival, please visit www.rvjazzandblues.co.uk.
March 2015 - Homebuilder offers a helping hand for Mother’s Day
Ribblesdale Children’s Centre and Nursery School has received a cash-boost for arts and crafts materials from leading property developer Taylor Wimpey, to help celebrate Mother’s Day. The centre, which is based just a short distance from
Sales Exec Sam with Ribblesdale children
the homebuilder’s Ribble Meadows development in Clitheroe, held a creative session earlier this week where all of its members were given the opportunity to decorate cards in time for the big day.
Sue Allan, head of centre at Ribblesdale Children’s Centre and Nursery School, comments: “The children enjoyed being creative and making the special Mother’s Day cards. The donation we received from Taylor Wimpey was very much appreciated and enabled us to purchase craft items for our members including, cards, paint, stationary, ribbons and daffodils. All of the children were excited and took a little something home for mum.”
Ribblesdale Children’s Centre and Nursery School provides a number of services for families in Clitheroe, including family activities, day care for toddlers, aged two to five years old, and a maintained nursery school with Early Years teachers.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “We are thrilled to have worked with the centre on such an exciting project. Mother’s Day is a great time of year for us to show our appreciation and we’re glad to have assisted the local mums and toddlers in Clitheroe in helping them to celebrate.”
Sue concludes: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey for their support and we hope this marks the start of a long and successful relationship with our centre.”
December 2014 - Clubhouse revamp for Clitheroe Cricket Club
Clitheroe Cricket Club is revamping its clubhouse thanks to a second cash-boost from property developer Taylor Wimpey. The homebuilder has donated £350 to assist the club in making much-needed improvements over the next few months. This is the second donation the club has received from the homebuilder, following a partnership with its youth division – the Cobras, last season.
Amanda Hall, Chairman at Clitheroe Cricket Club comments: “We are currently fundraising to renovate our club house so Taylor Wimpey’s continued support is greatly appreciated. The donation will enable us to make some desperate improvements, which we have been hoping to complete for some time.”
Sales Exec Sam & Chairman Amanda Hall
Taylor Wimpey currently has homes at a number of Clitheroe-based developments including Low Moor Gardens, Ribble Meadows and Calderstones Vale.
Chloe Dunn, head of sales at Taylor Wimpey Manchester explains: “Clitheroe Cricket Club is an extremely important part of the Clitheroe community and with a number of our most popular developments based within a close proximity to the club, we are glad to be of assistance. We understand the importance of health and with the club providing sporting facilities to so many adults and children in the region, we couldn’t think of a better establishment to invest in.”
Amanda concludes: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey on behalf of the whole club. Without help from local businesses, we’d struggle to maintain our facilities.”
October 2014 - Taylor Wimpey Manchester partners with Clitheroe School on Walk to School month
Taylor Wimpey Manchester is urging Clitheroe’s parents to leave the car at home and walk their children to school in a bid to get fit this autumn. Keeping fit is an extremely important part of growing up and walking to school is one of the easiest ways for families to increase their levels of physical activity. As part of Walk to School Month, which runs throughout October, Taylor Wimpey has provided 60 high-visibility wrist bands to Edisford Primary School in order to encourage pupils to walk to school – and help keep them safe on the journey.
Walk to School Month
Chloe Dunn, regional head of sales for Taylor Wimpey comments: “Learning how to take care of your health from a young age is imperative and just a small amount of physical activity, like walking to school, can make such a huge difference. We are committed to supporting the communities where we build our new homes, which is why we have donated 60 wrist bands to Edisford Primary School.”
Walk to School Month is an annual nationwide campaign to promote the benefits of walking to school, therefore resulting in healthier young people and less traffic on the roads.
Alison Knight, year two teacher at Edisford Primary School explains: “We encourage the children to walk to school to promote a healthier lifestyle; in addition to reducing traffic outside the school. We are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation which will help raise the profile of Walk to School Month amongst pupils and parents alike.”
Edisford Primary School is an Ofsted-rated outstanding school and is based on Edisford Road – just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Ribble Meadows development.
Chloe concludes: “We understand that family life can be busy, but we hope our contribution will help inspire families in Clitheroe to swap the car for a safe, fun stroll to school instead.”
July 2014 - School visit creates a buzz
Ribble Meadows recently welcomed the year two children of Edisford Primary School, to the development in Clitheroe, for a fun and educational insight on protecting bee’s. With the children donning protective suits, Rachael Baker, beekeeper from
Edisford School Children & Beekeeper Rachael Baker
the Lancashire and North West Beekeepers’ Association was on-hand to offer demonstrations into the ways in which bees can be protected.
Alison Knight, year two teacher at Edisford Primary School, comments: “Our visit to Ribble Meadows was a fantastic way to stimulate learning in an exciting new environment. The endangerment of bees is an extremely serious matter so it’s great that Taylor Wimpey is raising awareness and invited us along to impart these principles from an early age.”
Edisford Primary School is an Ofsted-rated outstanding school and is based just a short distance away from Taylor Wimpey’s Ribble Meadows development in Clitheroe.
Chloe Dunn, head of sales at Taylor Wimpey Manchester said:
“Protecting bees from becoming extinct is an extremely important factor which we have taken into account when developing Ribble Meadows. All of our gardens are bee-friendly and we absolutely loved welcoming the children of Edisford Primary School along to find out what they can do to help."
Alison concludes: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank both Taylor Wimpey and Rachael for taking time out for the children.”
Major buzz around Ribble Meadows show homes!
Taylor Wimpey at Ribble Meadows has announced a partnership with the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA).
The developer has revealed its show homes will adhere with bee-friendly guidelines after liaising with the charity on planting and landscaping. New residents at the desired village development will also be provided with packs which have been purchased by Taylor Wimpey and are available through the BBKA, for assistance in maintaining a bee-friendly garden.
Anthony Mansfield, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester explains: “This is something we have been passionate about for a long time, and are thrilled to have the backing of the BBKA. Our ethos was that if we could offer all the relevant information and support for new home-owners at the earliest of stages, it would be easier for them to continue on this path.”
Jane Moseley, Operations Director at the British Beekeepers Association comments: “Taylor Wimpey is such a well respected name in the housing industry and we were delighted when they got in touch to offer support and get some guidance on their show homes. With Ribble Meadows being such a new development, it is the perfect time to educate home-owners on the importance of bees in the environment and the ways in which the can help.”
Anthony concluded: “The homes are truly stunning and the new landscaping will only compliment this. We’re proud to be using the BBKA logo and can’t wait to show case this great development.”