Proud of the community vote
As part of our national Proud campaign, we’re inviting residents from the London Borough of Barnet to have their say on which local cause is deserving of a helping hand. We’ll be listening to the feedback from the local communities in which we build our homes and will be offering our support to a local group or charitable organisation.
Local residents are invited to vote for one of two organisations to receive a £1,000 donation. The nominated groups are Homeless Action in Barnet and the Finchley Youth Theatre. Homeless Action in Barnet, based on Woodhouse Road, has been providing help for homeless people in Barnet for over 20 years and its core aim is to create a positive change in the lives of people who are homeless or who are at risk of homelessness. The Finchley Youth Theatre, on High Road in East Finchley, runs courses and activities for young people who are interested in drama and dance and provides opportunities for its members to perform or work behind the scenes.
Members of the local community can place their vote for the cause they would most like to see receive a donation by emailing their preference to firstname.lastname@example.org. Votes will need to be received by midnight on Sunday 23rd February and only one vote per person will be counted. The winner will be announced on Monday 5th March and will be awarded a £1,000 donation from Taylor Wimpey.
War hero remembered at Millbrook Park
To honour the bravery of Michael Robbins, a soldier who lost his life on Inglis Barracks 30 years ago, one of the new roads at Millbrook Park has been named Michael Robbins Way.
On Monday 30th July, Michael’s family were invited to a commemoration event at the development, during which the road sign was unveiled. Michael’s mother, Cindy Dennis, was also presented with a regimental flag during the ceremony. Other guests included deputy Lord Lieutenant Michael Russell and Warrant Officer Stewart Blakey from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.
Jack Costello, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, said: “Reflecting and celebrating the history of the communities in which we build is really important to us. We were honoured to invite Michael Robbins’ family to Millbrook Park to watch the reveal of the new road name. I’m glad that we have been able to express our gratitude for Michael’s bravery - it’s the very least we could do to say thank you.”
Commenting on the ceremony Keith Hurford, Millbrook Park Project Director, said: “We’re so pleased that Michael Robbins’ family enjoyed the special ceremony and I’m sure they will treasure this for years to come.”
We support Saam Theatre Company’s Persian-English with donation for theatre celebrations
We recently teamed up with Saam Theatre Company and donated £2,700 to cover the costs of hiring a venue for this year’s Persian-English Independent Theatre Festival. The festival, organised by the theatre company, was introduced in 2013 and is a celebration of Iranian theatre within Persian-English culture. This year’s festival took place between the 10th and 13th May and welcomed over 800 guests from the UK and beyond.
Saam Theatre Company, which is based in Colchester with group activities taking place in London, was initially set up 18 years ago by volunteers to create an environment for Persian and English cultures to come together and share their passion for Iranian theatre. Since then, the organisation has provided members between the ages of 12-70 with a place to feel well-connected within the community and has played a role in helping people to overcome loneliness.
Commenting on the support received from Taylor Wimpey, Soussan Farrokhnia, Director of Saam Theatre Company, said: “Our festival this year brought people from countries such as America, Germany and Poland together to celebrate the English-Persian culture. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the four days of theatre, food and discussion and we are very grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their donation to the event. We are all volunteers so support from companies like Taylor Wimpey allows us to continue the work we do in bringing the community together - we’re already planning another festival next year!”
Jack Costello, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey North Thames, said: “It means a great deal to us to be able to support local community groups, like the Saam Theatre Company, who do a fantastic job of bringing people together. The work we do is about much more than building new homes and we hope that next year’s festival will be an even bigger success.”
To find out more about the Saam Theatre Company visit www.saamtheatregroup.com.
Panoramic Park at Millbrook Park is now open
A brand new Panoramic Park at Millbrook Park was officially opened on Monday 9th April and is already proving a hit with its first visitors. The park is a focal point for the new and growing community at Millbrook Park and is open for both residents and visitors to enjoy.
As well as impressive views towards the London skyline, the Panoramic Park has brand new play equipment, including swings, climbing frames and slides and plenty of seats for relaxing in.
Jack Costello, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey North Thames says: “The Panoramic Park is a fantastic addition to Millbrook Park and it’s great to see it open for the public to enjoy. Everyone has worked hard to ensure that the park appeals to everyone, young and old, and the whole Millbrook Park team is incredibly proud of the final outcome. We know that residents have been looking forward to the park being open and, as the weather gets warmer, look forward to seeing it fill up with both new and existing members of the Millbrook Park community - we hope everyone enjoys it!”
The Mayor of Barnet opens our new ‘Magra’ showhome
Our new showhome was officially opened by the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Brian Salinger, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday 22nd September.
The four-bedroom ‘Magra’ features exquisite fittings and furnishings and the very latest interior trends to highlight the carefully-planned layout and spacious design of a typical property at Millbrook Park.
Jack Costello, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “Our brand new ‘Magra’ showhome is a truly stunning property which provides a tantalising glimpse of the amazing lifestyle would-be buyers could be enjoying here.”
“The elegantly-styled interior of this family-sized home has been wowing those who’ve already seen it, and anyone who’s hoping to find their dream place in this part of London really should make time to pay us a visit!”