Taylor Wimpey is encouraging families in Longridge to put on their walking shoes and leave the car at home for the journey to school this autumn.
The housebuilder is supporting Walk to School Month, and has donated 83 high-visibility wristbands to the pupils of St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School, to help keep the youngsters safe on their journey.
Children of St Wilfrid's
The campaign takes place every October and asks parents to walk their children to school – with the aim of promoting healthier lifestyles and reducing the number of cars on the road. This year, the initiative will see more than 13,000 wristbands provided to children across the country.
John McHugh, head teacher at St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School, says: “Children really do benefit from walking to school – not only is the exercise healthy for them, but it also helps reduce the amount of traffic outside school, making it much safer.”
According to Living Streets, the charity that organises the Walk to School campaign in the UK, only 21 per cent of boys and 16 per cent of girls meet the current recommended daily level of exercise, which is 60 minutes of physical activity.
A generation ago, 70 per cent of youngsters walked to school, but now it’s less than half – and during morning peak traffic times, one in five cars on the road are taking children to school, contributing to congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions.*
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “We are proud to be supporting this great campaign for another year, and are delighted to be working in partnership with St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School.
“Walking is a great form of physical activity for youngsters to get into, and we hope our wristbands will add some fun to the journey, as well as keep them safe on the way.”
St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School is located just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Tootle Green development. The scheme currently features a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes, from just £218,995.
John concludes: “We are incredibly grateful to Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation, which will help raise the profile of Walk to School Month amongst pupils and parents alike.”
March 2016 - Longridge homes to launch this summer
Taylor Wimpey Manchester is thrilled to announce that its much-anticipated Tootle Green development, on Dilworth Lane, in Longridge, will launch this summer.
Tootle Green will feature 195 two, three, four and five-bedroom homes, in a variety of mews, semi-detached, and detached styles, and is expected to progress over several years.
In-line with the development, the homebuilder will also be making contributions in excess of £2.4 million to the local community. This will go towards education, open space, highways, sustainable travel, and Affordable Homes.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, comments: “We are delighted to be unveiling our plans for Tootle Green to the public at last. We have already had a fantastic response to the development, with 100 people already registering their interest in our homes. The name was inspired by Tootle Height Quarry combined with the stunning open green space which surrounds the development.”
Thanks to its ideal location, right in the heart of Longridge, and the variety of designs on offer, the development is expected to be popular with buyers at all levels of the property ladder, including first-time buyers and families alike.
In addition to the open green space, Tootle Green will also offer landscaped areas around the mature trees to ensure they remain protected, a village green, a play area, and a community orchard.
Chloe concludes: “If you’re interested in a brand-new home at Tootle Green, register your interest now for regular updates and to find out more.”
Taylor Wimpey shows support for Goosnargh and Longridge show
Sales Executive Allison with Chairman, Adrian
Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show has received funding for a much-needed medical centre at this year’s event, from homebuilder Taylor Wimpey.
The show, which is due to take place on Saturday 9th July at The Showfield on Lower Lane, in Longridge, has received a donation of £750 from the homebuilder to ensure that safety is at the top of the agenda on the day.
Adrian Hill, Chairman of Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show, comments: We are thrilled that Taylor Wimpey has decided to support our show, as its donations like this that enable us to improve year-on-year.
Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show welcomes over 1,700 junior art exhibits. Attractions include a food and craft marquee, a horticulture area, the largest pedigree dog show in the North of England, circus skills, and farm animals.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “We admire the way that the show brings the community and surrounding areas together, so as soon as we heard that the team was in need of some funding, we jumped at the chance to support.
"The show is a landmark event in the Longridge calendar and a great day out for the whole family, so we’re thrilled to be on board for 2016.”
Goosnargh and Longridge Show takes place just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s brand-new Tootle Green development. The much-anticipated development is set to launch this summer.
Adrian concludes: “We would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation. It really will go a long way in ensuring that the agricultural show is fun yet safe for all involved.”
For more information on the new homes at Tootle Green or to register your interest, please visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk or call 01772 281721.
Taylor Wimpey Supports Longridge Field day.
Taylor Wimpey Manchester, is pleased to announce its support for Longridge Field Day, on Saturday 11th June.
Sales Executive Emma with Bill Houghton
The property developer has provided a £500 donation to fund fencing at the event, which begins at Longridge Civic Hall and continues on the recreational field in the centre of the town.
Bill Houghton, Longridge Field Day President, comments: “We are delighted to receive this donation from Taylor Wimpey. Contributions like this enable us to continue organising this great community event, which is entirely run by volunteers and relies on the generous donations from the businesses and residents of Longridge.
“Longridge Field Day is an annual event that brings together the whole community, and the donation will be used to purchase essential items, such as fencing for the arena.”
The event brings together local schools and community groups to engage in a wide range of attractions and events. These include a carnival, a parade, stalls, gymnasts, dancers, musical performances, and football competitions, among other activities.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, adds: “We are very excited to be supporting Longridge Field Day.
“It’s clear the event is a key calendar date for the whole community, so it’s great to be on board this year.
Taylor Wimpey is currently developing new properties at Tootle Green, in Longridge. When complete, the development will consist of 195 two, three, four, and five–bedroom homes in a variety of mews, semi-detached, and detached styles.
Bill concludes: “On behalf of everyone involved with Longridge Field Day, I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for this generous donation.”
For further information about Taylor Wimpey’s developments in the region, please visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk
School has hand on heart thanks to home builder!
Sales Exec with Mrs Cooper an children of the school.
Leading homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey Manchester has partnered with national charity, Hand on Heart to provide a defibrillator, worth in excess of £900, for Longridge C of E Primary School.
The school, which neighbours Taylor Wimpey’s brand-new Tootle Green development, has received the defibrillator courtesy of the homebuilder, which could prove to be life-saving for the pupils and staff at the school.
Mrs Cooper, headteacher at Longridge C of E Primary School, comments: “We were thrilled when the team at Taylor Wimpey got in touch to tell us about the work that Hand on Heart does and to tell us that we had been selected to receive a defibrillator.
“The initiative that Taylor Wimpey is supporting through the charity is fantastic and we would like to thank both organisations for providing us with the defibrillator - as it really could save somebody’s life someday.”
Victoria Burrows, Chief Executive at Hand on Heart, continues: “We’re thrilled to have another high-profile company like Taylor Wimpey on board and supporting the initiative.
“Anybody can go into cardiac arrest – their age or gender doesn’t matter, making it incredibly important to have defibrillators in schools.”
Longridge C of E Primary School is based just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Tootle Green development. The development is due to launch this summer and will feature a range of two, three, four, and five-bedroom homes.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “Longridge C of E Primary School is an integral part of the local community so we were keen to support them with this donation.
“Raising awareness on the importance of defibrillators in schools is an incredibly worthwhile initiative, and we’re keen to raise awareness of Hand on Heart’s campaign in any way possible.”
Hand on Heart is a national charity that has helped place in excess of 800 defibrillators in schools up and down the UK. In addition to placing the defibrillators, the charity has also helped train more than 23,000 students and staff within schools on how to use this life-saving equipment.
Mrs Cooper concludes: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey and Hand on Heart for the donation on behalf of the whole school, it truly is much appreciated.”