The community spirit at our Blenheim Manor development is in full swing thanks to a free event organised by two next-door neighbours.
The ‘Get To Know Your Neighbours’ day – which took place on Sunday 6th August on the main green at the development – was created by Claire Saunders and Fergal Doyle to help new families make friends in the area.
Residents of Blenheim Manor joined forces to kick-start the fabulous festivities by bringing tables, chairs, food and drinks to share. A barbecue was provided by a local pub, The Green Man in Hixon, and children had the opportunity to enjoy two bouncy castles.
Claire says: “I thought it’d be lovely to start this tradition at Blenheim Manor after being inspired by my Nan’s neighbours in Belfast, who would all meet up regularly.
“Our main aim for the fun day was to get people talking to their neighbours and continue building a strong community here. There are lots of new homeowners who have moved to the development from across the country as well as from the surrounding areas who didn’t know anyone before this event.
“We have quite a few families living here with children who play together and for some parents this was the first opportunity they had to meet properly, instead of just saying hello in passing.
“Seeing everyone in our community working together to make this amazing day happen has been an incredible experience.”
We contributed an £80 donation towards the day which was spent on the bouncy castles and charcoal for the barbecue.
Claire adds: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for their donation and to all of the Blenheim Manor community who helped to make the day a huge success – it’s been lovely meeting everyone!”
Elaine Cartwright, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Midlands, says: “We value the communities in which we build and always strive to further enrich the local area by supporting vital community-building events like the ‘Get To Know Your Neighbours’ day at Blenheim Manor.
“We’re so proud that the residents at our development all came together to make this celebration of the local community a roaring success!”