Taylor Wimpey Manchester is preparing for the festive season at its popular Dale Moor View development, in Rossendale, and is inviting buyers in the region to a Christmas event on the 10th December. In-line with the event, the developer has had a helping hand from the pupils of St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, who have decked out the development by crafting their own individual baubles which have been hung on the developer’s 10ft Christmas tree.
St Mary's RC Primary School Children
On the day, mulled wine and mince pies will be served for attendees to enjoy, while live music will be provided by Haslingden Brass Band.
Donna McNicoll, head teacher at St Mary’s RC Primary School, comments: ““The children, as always, are really excited as we get closer to Christmas, and have really enjoyed participating in this festive activity. They are very proud to have their specially decorated baubles displayed at the development.”
Since launching Dale Moor View, Taylor Wimpey has partnered with a number of local community organisations including East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, St James-the-Less Roman Catholic Primary School, and St Mary’s RC Primary School on its Harvest celebrations for 2014 and 2015.
Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, says: “For a number of our residents at Dale Moor View this is the first Christmas in their new home, and we wanted to help them celebrate by spreading the festive feel. We also felt it was the perfect opportunity to showcase this wonderful close-knit community to prospective buyers in the area, which is why we asked St Mary’s to get involved with the festivities and transform our development into a Christmas haven.”
Chloe concludes: “We’re expecting this event to be incredibly popular with both existing and prospective customers, so if you’re living at Dale Moor View or are considering moving to the area, come along to find out more. We would also like to say a big thanks to the pupils of St Mary’s who really have brought Christmas to life at the development.”
The event will take place at the development on Union Road, on 10th December between 6pm and 8pm.
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
Teams 4 U collecting the 89 Shoe boxes from our Winnington Village development
The Rossendale-based Dale Moor View 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 Dale Moor View 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.”
Dale Moor View development is based on Union Road in Rossendale 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
Taylor Wimpey Manchester, is thrilled to announce that it has partnered with St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, in Rossendale, on its 2015 Harvest celebrations.
The school, which is based just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Dale Moor View development, received a donation of £200 from the homebuilder to purchase food packages for a local charity of choice. Donna McNicoll, head teacher at St Mary’s RC 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 St Mary’s RC 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.”
Donna concludes: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for the continued support on behalf of the whole school, it really is much appreciated.”
April 2015 - Dream scheme for Rossendale buyers
More second-time buyers in Rossendale are taking advantage of a timely and stress-free move, thanks to Taylor Wimpey’s exclusive Easymover scheme. Buyers such as, Sophie Shepherd and Michael Kerrigan, who recently moved to the homebuilder’s popular Dale Moor View development, managed to sell their old home in just two days thanks to the scheme.
Dale Moor View Residents Sophie & Michael
Sophie comments: “We had always wanted to live in a new-build home and really wanted a garden and a drive – something our old home didn’t have. Easymover literally did what it says on the tin, and made the whole process both easy and seamless. Our new home is beautiful, we have stunning views of the Rossendale Valley and we’re close to the motorway – so the location is ideal.”
With Easymover, Taylor Wimpey helps the buyer to sell their existing property. The developer liaises with their estate agent, managing the whole sales process while even covering the fees to make for an easy move.
Chloe Dunn, associate sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “Easymover is the ideal solution for buyers who are hoping to move, but think it might be difficult to sell their existing property. As we pay all of the estate agents fees, buyers have the potential to save thousands. What’s more, many of our customers, like Sophie and Michael, often manage to sell their old home in a matter of days.”
Sophie concludes: “Thanks to Easymover we had no worries or reservations about moving, and we now live in our wonderful new home. I would definitely recommend Taylor Wimpey and the scheme to anybody in a similar situation to us.”
December 2014 - Taylor Wimpey’s little helpers
Children from St Mary’s RC Primary School in Rossendale were on-hand to help homebuilder Taylor Wimpey prepare for the festive season at its popular Dale Moor View development off Haslingden Road.
Baubles from St Marys Primary
The special Christmas event, which took place on Thursday evening, saw the juniors at St Mary’s, help decorate the developer’s 17ft Christmas tree; with baubles they had specially decorated.
Chloe Dunn, head of sales at Taylor Wimpey Manchester comments: “Many of our new residents at Dale Moor View will be spending their first Christmases in their new home, so we wanted to help them to get into the festive spirit and celebrate.
St Marys School Children with Dale Moor View Sales Execs
“We also felt it was the perfect opportunity to showcase this wonderful close-knit community to prospective buyers in the area, which is why we asked St Mary’s to get involved with the festivities and to help decorate our amazing tree.”
Chloe concludes: “The event was amazing and definitely demonstrated what a great community Dale Moor View has formed. Anybody interested in moving to the area should contact our sales team to find out more about the ways in which we can help them purchase their dream home.”
November 2014 - Hospitals Trust builds funds with Taylor Wimpey
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has been given a boost to funds, thanks to a £500 donation from homebuilder Taylor Wimpey. Providing a range of in-patient and community services; as well as a minor injuries unit, East Lancashire
Sales Exec Sam with Martin Morgan
Hospitals NHS Trust offers a health source for the entire East Lancashire community, including the people of Rossendale.
Martin Morgan, director of Estates and Facilities at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust comments: “The donation we have received from Taylor Wimpey will go into the Trust’s charitable funds, which enables us to improve the hospital’s environment, buy state-of-the-art medical equipment and fund research."
The Trust provides a range of outpatient provisions, in addition to a number of dedicated specialist services including physiotherapy, podiatry and renal services.
Chloe Dunn, head of sales at Taylor Wimpey Manchester says: “We are delighted to be partnering with East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and to be supporting its charitable funds department. Its services are vital to the local community where our Dale Moor View development is now taking shape, so we were keen to help out with such a worthwhile cause.”
Martin concluded: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey for their genorisity – the donation truly will make a difference for the local community.
October 2014 - Developer donates to school Harvest Festival
St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Haslingden has received a cash-boost from property developer Taylor Wimpey for its 2014 Harvest Festival. The school, which is based just a short distance from the homebuilder’s brand-new
Donna McNicholl, Sales Exec Sue & St Marys Schoolchildren
Dale Moor View development, has received a donation of £200 to spend on food packages for a charity of their choice in conjunction with this year’s celebration.
Donna McNicoll, head teacher at St Mary’s RC comments: “We are delighted that Taylor Wimpey is supporting our annual Harvest Festival with this generous donation. The funds have enabled us to invest in even more food parcels for our chosen charity; meaning we can help even more people in need, now the nights are getting colder and darker.”
Harvest is an annual celebration of food grown from the land and usually takes place in the autumn months, when food is shared amongst the local community. Chloe Dunn, head of sales at Taylor Wimpey Manchester, explains: “Harvest is a fantastic celebration which brings communities together to help those in need. With our Dale Moor View development now taking shape right in the heart of Rossendale, we are thrilled to be partnering with St Mary’s RC on such a worthwhile cause.”
Donna concludes: “Thanks to Taylor Wimpey’s generous donation, our 2014 Harvest celebrations were bigger and better than ever. The support has been very much appreciated, not only by the children but also the local community.”
October 2014 - Taylor Wimpey Manchester partners with Rossendale school on walk to school month
Taylor Wimpey Manchester is urging Rossendale’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.
Walk to School Month
As part of Walk to School Month, which runs throughout October, Taylor Wimpey has provided 215 high-visibility wrist bands to St James-the-Less Roman Catholic Primary School in order to encourage pupils to walk to school – and help keep them safe on the journey.
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 215 wrist bands to St James-the-Less Roman Catholic 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.
Mr Hall, head teacher at St James-the-Less Roman Catholic 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.”
Sales Exec Sue with St James-the-Less children
St James-the-Less Roman Catholic Primary School is based on Unity Way – just a short distance from Taylor Wimpey’s Dale Moor View development. Chloe concludes: “We understand that family life can be busy, but we hope our contribution will help inspire families in Rossendale to swap the car for a safe, fun stroll to school instead.”
July 2014 - Homebuilder brings history back to life
Developer Taylor Wimpey is further immersing itself into the Rossendale community by challenging the children of St James-the-Less Roman Catholic Primary School to a drawing competition. The children were asked to draw an image of the former
Sales Exec Sue & Drawing Competition Winner Amber Cowpe
Rossendale Hospital, which is now where the homebuilder’s brand-new Dale Moor View development is located; and victor Amber Cowpe from year four, now has her work displayed in the show home.
Judith Boardman, arts coordinator at the school comments: “The children have absolutely loved participating in the competition and Amber is ecstatic to have her work displayed in Taylor Wimpey’s brand-new show home. The competition was open to all years and has given Amber an amazing opportunity to showcase her artistic talents.”
The competition was run in conjunction with the first show home launch at Dale Moor View, which is based just a short distance from the school.
Chloe Dunn, head of sales at Taylor Wimpey Manchester said: “With Dale Moor View still relatively new to the area, we wanted to get more involved with the local community and honour he sites history. We got some amazing entries but Amber’s was just outstanding so it’s great to have her work the historical reference now displayed in our new show home.”
Judith concluded: “The competition was lots of fun and it was great for the children to get creative while learning a little bit more about Rossendale’s history.”
July 2014 - Mayor kickstarts rush for Rossendale homes
Rossendale Mayor, Councillor Thomas Aldred, officially launched the show homes at Taylor Wimpey’s Dale Moor View development this weekend. Considerable local residents turned out for the launch, which the developer hailed as a huge success; after taking a number of reservations on the day.
L-R - Julia - TW Sales Manager, Mayoress, Mayor, Sue - Sales Exec
Julia Murphy, regional sales manager for Taylor Wimpey comments: “We want to say a massive thank you to the Mayor and Mayoress for taking time out of their busy schedule and being a part of this exciting day. Dale Moor View is a really unique development with clear local interest, and we were thrilled with the feedback during the show home launch. We had already taken a number of off-plan sales in the build up to the launch, and this demand looks set to continue; so we’re thrilled to be offering some real options for Rossendale buyers to progress on the housing ladder.”
Visitors over the weekend were also treated to cooking demo’s and treats from Channel 4’s ‘The Taste’ winner Debbie Halls-Evans; who made use of the new Chelford show home kitchen. As well as the four bed detached Chelford, the four bed semi-detached Lydford and three bed semi-detached Gosford show homes are also now open for home-hunters and can be purchased using a variety of homebuying schemes.
Julia adds: “With the show homes now available to view, we imagine Dale Moor View will continue to flourish, and would urge interested buyers get in touch sooner rather than later. We have some fantastic financial incentives such as Help to Buy available for eligible purchasers, and our team is always on-hand to help.”
The History of Dale Moor View
Taylor Wimpey’s Dale Moor View development sits on the site of the former Rossendale hospital. The hospital began life in the 19th century as the Haslingden Union Workhouse.
Haslindgen Workhouse, 1898
Designed by Henry F Lockwood and William Mawson, the impressive building opened in 1870 and accommodated up to 350 inmates of all ages, who mostly took part in hand weaving.
Despite workhouses often evoking thoughts of the grim Victorian world of Oliver Twist, in truth they were often a fascinating mix of social history, politics, economics and architecture – and Haslingden Workhouse was no different.
This extract from an 1898 feature in the Gazette even suggests that rather than fear the Master of the workhouse, inmates actually respected the Master at Haslingden…
“Since Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown were appointed the master, and matron in 1893 I have only visited the house twice, my last inspection, being one afternoon last week, and which happened to be under very pleasing circumstances. Mr. Brown has seen the workhouse grow, having come to it as a carpenter in 1868, and a better selection to succeed Mr. Hay, and Miss Hay (who became matron on the death of Mrs.Hay) could not have been made. I have seen enoughto lead me to the conclusion that Mr. Brown is respected, and even loved from the youngest child to the oldest inmate, and his intelligent and considerate care for the poor unfortunates is shared in by his wife and daughter, Miss Brown, a very able assistant.”
The Infirmary, Haslingden
Following legislation abolishing workhouses in 1930, Haslingden Workhouse became Rossendale Hospital – remaining a hospital until its closure in 2010. Unfortunately, due to irreparable water damage the old building had to be demolished, however in its place Taylor Wimpey will build over 100 stunning new homes, and help to create a community that residents will be proud to call home.