West Point is close to local amenities and excellent nearby schools, including the new Ridgeway Farm CE Academy, and only approximately four miles from Swindon. Local shops can supply all you need for day-to-day living while further afield major supermarkets will broaden your options. Wiltshire overflows with high street choice. From malls and shopping centres to independent retailers there is everything you could wish for within your grasp.
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SWINDON FOOTBALL TEAM GETS THE BALL ROLLING WITH HELP FROM TAYLOR WIMPEY
Taylor Wimpey Bristol has donated to an up-and-coming adult football team based in Swindon to help fund equipment for their first official season.
The leading local housebuilder, which is currently building high-quality homes at West Point at Ridgeway Farm in Swindon, has provided a cash donation of £250 to Haydon FC to contribute to the purchase of their new football kit.
The recently-established team will begin their first season in September, sporting brand new electric green kits adorned with the Taylor Wimpey logo.
After playing the sport since he was 16, James Green (28) decided to organise an adult 11-a-side team along with his close friends to fulfil his teenage ambition.
James said: “We’ve all been playing football for a long time and I’ve been involved in weekly six-a-side friendly matches for over ten years, so it’s always been a passion of mine to set up our own team.
“We’ve had a great reaction to setting up the new team as 21 players are already signed on.”
James recently moved into a new home at Taylor Wimpey’s West Point development, which inspired him to approach the housebuilder for support.
He said: “My house is located on the same road as the showhomes and offices, so I thought it would be worth asking the staff to see whether Taylor Wimpey would like to help and because of the experience I’ve had with them they were kind enough to say yes!”
The team members have also be hosted a fundraising event to gain more donations for the purchase of their new kits, with an all-you-can-eat buffet evening that took place in May at an Indian restaurant in Swindon.
James said: “A friend of mine, Jordan King, negotiated an arrangement with the owner, so he’s kindly agreed to let us hire out the restaurant to host the event. 60 people attended the event and we raised £480 which was a great success!”
The Haydon team are hoping to commence training sessions in June to prepare for the weekly Sunday matches they are competing in for the Wiltshire League, which begins in September.
James added: “We’re just a bunch of friends who have always wanted to play football, so when I told the rest of the team that Taylor Wimpey would be sponsoring us they were all really happy. Their sponsorship has been a real boost to us so we’d all like to say thank you.”
Couple design their dream home interior using Options
“Taylor Wimpey’s interior Options range has allowed us to design a bespoke house that’s perfect for us. We are really pleased with our new ‘Crofton’ home.
“I’m torn about which part of the house is my favourite, I love it all! The bathrooms are all amazing because we have upgraded the suites and added lots of accessories, but the kitchen is amazing too – it’s very glossy and the worktops sparkle in the light!
“I do love our en-suite master bedroom on the top floor though – it’s like a little apartment up there with a vaulted ceiling and built-in wardrobes.
“We really pushed the boat out when it came to personalising the house but the staff at Taylor Wimpey could not have been more helpful – they were always happy to accommodate our requests.
“They say moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do in life but the team at Taylor Wimpey have made sure everything has gone smoothly for us.
“We weren’t looking forward to the move at all but it has been a really good experience for us.”
Michelle and Carl Newman, residents at West Point at Ridgeway Farm
Swindon school’s Autumn Fete gets a boost from Taylor Wimpey
Taylor Wimpey Bristol helped make a Swindon school’s Autumn Fete a big success by donating £100 for a raffle prize and to support the work of the school’s parents association.
The Fete was held on Saturday 27th September at Peatmoor Community Primary School, which is located just down the road from the West Point development.
Together with our colleagues at Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire, provided a cheque for £100 to be given away as the event’s main raffle prize, with a further £100 going towards a parents association project to provide iPads for learning.
Headmaster Andrew Henstridge says: “Our Autumn fete was a lovely occasion and was supported by so many of our families and the people of Peatmoor. We are so pleased to have received support from Taylor Wimpey which demonstrates their willingness to work in partnership with the local community.
“The raffle certainly sold lots of tickets and the additional donation will go directly into supporting the learning of our children at school. On behalf of the families and teachers at Peatmoor, I would like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey.”
The event featured a host of exciting activities and attractions including karaoke, a visit from the fire engine, assault course, bottle tombolas, face painting, ‘beat the goalie’ and a raffle, creating fun for all the family throughout the day.
The school organised the Autumn Fete to raise funds to purchase additional educational equipment to enhance the children’s learning.
Charlie Joseph, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Bristol, says: “We’re delighted to have supported Peatmoor Community Primary School’s Autumn Fete, and it fantastic to hear that the day was such a success while raising money to improve learning facilities for the students.”