We donate £1,200 in book vouchers to local schools for World Book Day
To celebrate World Book Day 2019, our East Anglia team has donated £1,200 worth of book vouchers to eight schools, close to our housing developments across the region.
Children at Abbots Green Community Primary School in Bury St Edmunds, Hethersett Junior School in Hethersett, Elmswell Community Primary School in Elmswell, Chilton Community Primary School in Stowmarket, The Vine Inter-Church Primary School in Cambourne, Pathfinder C of E Primary School in Northstowe, Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham C of E Primary School in Framlingham and Attleborough Primary School in Attleborough, will be able to enjoy reading a collection of new books after we gifted £150 to each school to mark World Book Day, which took place on Thursday 7th March.
Now in its 22nd year, World Book Day is a celebration of reading and aims to encourage children and young adults to come together to explore the pleasure of books.
Mrs Ang Morrison, Headteacher at Abbots Green Community Primary School said: "as a school we thrive on working closely with our local community. This term we have been relaunching reading across the school with an emphasis on reading for pleasure. We'd like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for their generous donation, we will be quick to use the vouchers to enhance our top 50 reads for every year group in order to help motivate the children to read for fun and explore new texts!"
Caroline Carter, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Anglia, said: “Books are a fantastic way to feed children’s imaginations. We were delighted to donate book vouchers to eight schools across the region to help them to celebrate World Book Day, and hope that the new books will be enjoyed for years to come.”
As part of our Section 106 agreement with Suffolk County Council we will be making the following contributions to benefit the local community as part of our Lark Grange development:
150 affordable homes
Secondary education contribution: £1,577,590
Primary education contribution: £1,449,539
Travel plan contribution: £628, 678
Public transport contribution: £532,000
Leisure and community facilities contributions of £458,796, including cemetery contribution, outdoor sports provision contribution, play provision contribution and synthetic turf pitches contribution.
Contribution for maintenance of community pace: £313,512
Highway works contribution: £290,597
Early years contribution: £268,000
Moreton Hall Community Centre contribution: £197,376
Health contribution: £174,200
Library contribution: £108,000
Cycleway improvement works contribution: £30,000
Travel plan evaluation and support contribution: £10,000
Travel plan procurement and management contribution: £10,000
TRO contribution: £10,000
Taylor Wimpey East Anglia Site Managers win prestigious national award
Taylor Wimpey East Anglia is proud to announce that seven of its site managers have won a prestigious NHBC (National House-Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality Award. The award recognises site managers and their teams who produce the highest quality homes, with winners selected from over 16,000 site managers in the UK.
NHBC Pride in the Job Quality Award winner, Shaun Taylor, site manager at Lark Grange, said: “I started at Taylor Wimpey 23 years ago as a carpenter and worked my way up to become a site manager. I feel honoured to have been recognised with a Quality Award for the fifth time by NHBC. The team and I are immensely proud of the homes built at Lark Grange and we’re delighted to have been recognised for our hard work.”