A cash boost for community orchard
Skelton Community Orchard’s Ringrose Orchard has received a £500 donation from leading homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire.
The public garden, which is located in Skelton town centre, provides a calm and relaxing environment for the whole community to enjoy. The donation will be used to landscape the border to the Cleveland Way footpath, which is adjacent to Ringrose Orchard.
Joyce White, treasurer of Friends of Skelton Community Orchard, comments: “We’re thrilled to have Taylor Wimpey’s support for our community orchard, and to be able to make further improvements to the area.
“The group is run entirely on volunteers and as you can imagine, maintaining an orchard to such a high standard can be very costly.”
This is the second donation the homebuilder has made to the organisation since the launch of its nearby Annandale Park development, following a £300 contribution towards the annual Skelton Villages Open Gardens event last year. The donation has helped to raise £5,400 to match the Heritage Lottery Grant, which will help to transform Skelton High Street.
Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, explains: “It’s great to see our donation go such a long way into reviving Skelton High Street and the town centre.
“The community orchard is stunning and enjoyed by a lot of local people, so as soon as we heard the organisation was in need of some support, we jumped at the chance to offer a helping hand.”
Taylor Wimpey’s Annandale Park development currently features a range of three and four-bedroom homes, from just £146,950. Joyce concludes: “We would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for the continued support, it really is much appreciated.”
Developer supports green fingered gardeners of Skelton
Skelton Villages Civic Pride has received a £300 cash boost from leading homebuilder, Taylor Wimpey, towards its first ever open garden event.
The event, which will see members of the local community open their private gardens and welcome friends and neighbours to look aro
und their blossoming roses and lush lawns, will take place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June.
Locals are invited to come along and share handy hints and tips with fellow amateur gardening enthusiasts, ask any burning
questions they might have about improving their own gardens and purchase plants along the way. Refreshments will also be provided, in keeping with the traditional English garden party theme.
Daphne Hurworth, co-organiser of the Skelton Villages Civic Pride Open Gardens, comments: “We’re expecting to attract anything between 300 to 1,500 people over the course of the weekend and hope to make it an annual event, as we believe it’s a fantastic way to help promote Skelton’s villages.
“I’m a passionate gardener myself, and I know quite a lot of other people in the region are too, so cannot wait to chat to them about the thing I love doing most - and meet others who share the same passion.”
Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, explains: “We’re thrilled to be a part of the first ever Skelton Villages Civic Pride Open Gardens, and to be helping to promote the area.
“This is a great community initiative which will not only bring people together but will make the villages look lovely too. We’re very excited to be on board.”
Daphne concludes: “I would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for such generosity, and we hope this marks the start of an ongoing relationship with the company.
An easy move to a bigger home
The combination of Taylor Wimpey’s Easymover scheme, in conjunction with Help to Buy, is helping more second-time buyers in North Yorkshire to move to a bigger home with no hassle, with just a five per cent deposit,.
Lindsay Phelps, who recently relocated to the Annandale Park development in Skelton-in-Cleveland, used the schemes to progress on the housing ladder and purchase a spacious four bedroom, detached Bradenham home.
Lindsay, moved just a few of weeks ago with her husband Richard and their daughter Niamh, three, and describes how a process that she often assumed would be a struggle, has been easier than ever.
She says: “Our first house was only a starter home so we had been looking for something bigger for quite some time! Taylor Wimpey came highly recommended by a number of my husband’s colleagues and as soon as we visited Annandale Park we were sold.
“With Easymover, Taylor Wimpey helped us to sell our old home and even covered all of the estate agent fees. What’s more, with Help to Buy we got to move to our wonderful new home with just a small five per cent deposit.”
The government-backed Help to Buy scheme allows eligible buyers to purchase a brand-new home, up to the value of £600,000 with just a five per cent deposit.
Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire comments: “Help to Buy, along with our Easymover scheme has been hugely successful as a result of the low deposit required, stress-free process and often efficient timescales.
“The scheme is particularly ideal for busy families like the Phelps as we manage the whole process of selling their old home.”
Lindsay concludes: “The service we have received from Taylor Wimpey has been fantastic! Without the combination of schemes, we would have struggled to get a home like this.”
Ship sails into Skelton Primary School
Skelton Primary School has invested in brand-new playground equipment for its pupils; thanks to a £500 donation from Taylor Wimpey
The school, which is based just a short distance from the homebuilder’s Annandale Park development in Skelton in Cleveland, has been given a cash-boost to further develop its outdoor area with the introduction of a pirate ship.
Ms Walker, head teacher at Skelton Primary School, comments: “We are really grateful for Taylor Wimpey’s generous donation. We can now expand our Foundation Stage outdoor provision which the children love!”
Skelton Primary School has approximately 610 pupils and features a wide variety of facilities including, two libraries, a nurture room and a food technology area for the children to utilise.
Debbie Whittingham, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire explains: “With our Annandale Park development neighbouring the school, we jumped at the chance to offer our support to such a great local cause.
“Outdoor play is, quite possibly, a child’s favourite time of the day so we’re happy to have helped enhance the whole area with the pirate ship.”
Mrs Walker concludes: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taylor Wimpey for their generosity, on behalf of the whole school - the children absolutely love their new pirate ship."