We make Eccleshall bloom!
We provided a cash boost to help breathe life into Eccleshall village. Eccleshall in Bloom has received a £180 donation to provide fresh and colourful hanging baskets, manger flowers and trough planters to display for members of the community and visitors to enjoy.
The floral displays, which were planted by Vanessa Chapman and Gillian Bertram from Eccleshall in Bloom, provided the backdrop for the Eccleshall Festival from the 16th to 24th June, and will brighten up the town throughout the summer months.
Philip Baskerville, a member of Eccleshall Parish Council and Chairman of Eccleshall in Bloom, said: “It’s wonderful that the village now looks so attractive! The floral displays are something that everyone can enjoy and I am very pleased that businesses like Taylor Wimpey have supported us in making Eccleshall a pleasant place in which to live, work or to visit. Local businesses, voluntary societies and residents have, as usual, been very generous. We also receive dedicated support from Eccleshall Parish Council and Stafford Borough Council.”
Carl Cooke, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, said: “We’re committed to making a positive contribution in the communities in which we build. We are delighted to be supporting Eccleshall’s floral arrangements this year and the mangers and baskets were erected at the beginning of June in time for the great, family fun-filled week of Eccleshall Festival.”
As well as providing affordable housing within our proposed development, we will also be providing financial contributions towards:
• Primary and secondary education
• Open space and formal sports facilities
A new roundabout will also be constructed on Shaws Lane to serve the development as well as improvements to the junction of Gaol Butts, Cross Butts and School Road.
Children at Bishops Lonsdale CofE Academy learn about house building with our new book
Sales staff from our team gave pupils at Bishop Lonsdale CofE Academy in Eccleshall a taste of how new homes are built through a specially-written story. On Tuesday 20th March Susan Lowe, a Sales Executive from the Overton Manor development, visited the academy and read out ‘How we build your home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’, which was produced by us to celebrate World Book Day. Pupils in Reception and Year 1 and 2 also received copies of the book.
Bev Jones, Principal at Bishop Lonsdale CofE Academy, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey on behalf of everyone at our academy. Books are a great way to fire up a child’s imagination and to teach them about the world around them. It’s brilliant that the children have been encouraged to read more through the Millie Mortar and Handy Andy book.”
Carl Cooke, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, said: “World Book Day is a great opportunity to celebrate books and reading and, as part of our commitment to giving back to the communities in which we build, it was our pleasure for our staff to visit Bishop Lonsdale CofE Academy and read to the pupils. We recognise how valuable it is for young children to enjoy reading and hope that the new books will inspire the children and fuel their imaginations.”
World Book Day, held this year on Thursday 1st March, aims to encourage more children to love reading. Our new children’s book was written especially for the event, and is designed to educate children about the house building process. ‘How we build your home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’ is an informative story with important advice about staying safe around construction sites and housing developments.
We're Proud to leave a lasting legacy at Staffordshire primary schools
Pupils from Parkside Primary School in Stafford and Bishop Lonsdale C of E Academy in Eccleshall have been getting green-fingered by planting 1,000 daffodil bulbs at two of our North Midlands developments as part of our national Proud campaign, showing our commitment and pride in leaving a lasting legacy in the communities in which we build.
The bulb plantings took place at our Overton Manor development on Wednesday 21st November and Taylor Wimpey’s Marston Grange development on Thursday 22nd November and the bulbs are set to grow into a bright, floral tribute to the local area in the spring. Members of our local team also joined the children to lend a helping hand with the planting.
Miss Davies, Year 6 Class teacher at Bishop Lonsdale C of E Academy, said: “Our School Council loved taking part in the bulb planting at Taylor Wimpey’s Overton Manor development. We’re all looking forward to spring when we’ll be able to see daffodils in their prime.”
Carl Cooke, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Midlands, said: “We are proud to be creating communities across Staffordshire and we want to leave a place that both our customers and other local residents will enjoy long after we have finished building. We were thrilled to see children from Parkside Primary School, close to our Marston Grange development, and Bishop Lonsdale C of E Academy, nearby to our Overton Manor development, get stuck in and help with the planting and we hope that the bulbs will grow into a lovely display for the residents of these developments to admire each spring time.”