A home is more than just a house, it’s also about the community that surrounds it. And that’s why we’re invested in building communities that support local businesses, provide much needed facilities for the area and bring people together. To support the growing community in Droitwich we’ll be contributing the following;
We help first time buyers relocate to Droitwich with Help to Buy
First time buyers, Michael Boxall, 28 and Catherine Griffin, 25 recently made a major life decision to relocate from Cheshire to Droitwich and are now settling into their new home at our Maple Coppice development. The couple, who moved to the area for work purposes, joined the growing community in December last year with help from the Government backed Help to Buy scheme and were able to secure their home with a 5% deposit.
Michael previously worked in the army and moved to the area to progress a career in Facilities Management in Warwick whilst Catherine is able to continue her line of work in Museums. One thing that was important to the couple was choosing a location that had good access to transport links which Maple Coppice was able to deliver. Droitwich Spa Station is a short drive away from the development and provides direct services to Birmingham New Street. The M5 is also easily accessible and allows commuters to travel into the centre of Birmingham. Michael said:
“it was important for us to choose a location that had good access for both Catherine and I to get to work, and we’ve managed to adapt fairly quickly thanks to motorway being closeby. As we don’t have a great deal of background knowledge on the area, we needed commutable links that were right on our doorstep - we’re lucky that we found a location that accommodates that.”
The couple opted for the Copcut with help from the Sales Executives at Maple Coppice who listened to the couple’s needs and affordability. The Copcut has been designed to provide homeowners with a comfortable day-to-day living space with a large open-plan kitchen and dining area. Michael said: “The Copcut instantly caught our attention as we both loved the layout and it gave us plenty of space for what we could afford. The house itself was professionally built, uniformed and we could tell everything was done to a high quality.”
Commenting on their experience, Michael said: “Our friends had recently bought a home in Banbury with Taylor Wimpey and recommended looking into it. We did some research and they had a good reputation and lots of good reviews. We’re so glad we did because we love our new home and we couldn’t have done it without the fantastic sales team - Lydia in particular was really helpful.
“Since moving into our new home, the aftercare team including, Kevin, have been fantastic and have gone above and beyond in there performance. Their work ethic and professionalism around site is unbelievable.”
We’re proud to support Droitwich with over £670,000 towards improving community facilities
As part of the planning agreement for our Maple Coppice development in Droitwich, our West Midlands team will be providing over £670,000 to Wychavon District Council and Worcestershire County Council to help improve facilities for local residents in Droitwich.
Over £130,000 of our donation will go towards the development of the Worcester Transport Strategy, which aims to improve access and network efficiency for drivers travelling into and around the City of Worcester. A further £141,000 will be used towards the provision of sustainable public transport and over £400,000 will be given to local schools to boost education facilities. In addition to the contributions, our funding will also be used to enhance public open spaces and 40% of homes will be allocated to affordable housing.
Angie Prince, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West Midlands, said: “We are committed to building high-quality new homes and making sure that our developments are sustainable and positively contribute to local communities. Education, transport infrastructure and community facilities are all among the areas that benefit from planning contributions, and we are delighted to be providing these facilities as part of our Maple Coppice development.”
We support Female cricketer from Worcester with £300 donation
Our West Midlands team are proud to have recently sponsored Worcestershire Women’s Rapids cricketer, Jess Humby, with a donation of £300. Our donation will help the young cricket player fund her winter training programme and will provide Jess with ongoing support throughout the summer towards new kit, match day venues, coaching and training facilities.
The team, which was established in 2003 as Worcestershire Women and underwent a rebrand in 2016 to become Worcestershire Women’s Rapids, offers training for female county cricketers within Worcestershire.
Jess, a full-time university student at Nottingham Trent University, commented on the sponsorship she received from Taylor Wimpey: “I’m extremely grateful to Taylor Wimpey for the generous donation. A lot of women’s county cricket has to be self-funded due to teams still working hard to improve their skill sets to a high enough standard in order to entertain a crowd. Many of the players are in full time jobs or studying full time at university, like myself, and it gets increasingly harder to be able to afford to play, train and study at the same time. I can’t thank Taylor Wimpey enough for enabling me to continue training and playing the sport that I love.”
Angie Prince, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West Midlands, said: “Sports teams like Worcestershire Women’s Rapids play such an important role in the local community as it gives women the opportunity to join a team, learn new skills and make new friends. We understand how hard it is for female cricketers to get the right level of support and we are delighted to provide Jess with the support that she needs. We wish Jess great success this season and beyond as she continues to develop her skills.”
Chawson First School celebrate reading with book donation from our West Midlands team
Children at Chawson First School in Droitwich are enjoying reading a collection of new books thanks to a donation from our West Midlands team. We donated £100 in book vouchers, 90 of its ‘How we build your home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’ books and 10 of our Milly Mortar and Handy Andy mini mascot dolls.
The aim of the donation is to encourage children in Years 1 and 2 to read more whilst making it more fun and engaging. Mrs Sarah Webb, Year 2 teacher and Reading Coordinator at Chawson First School, said: “Reading is such an important life skill and something that we encourage all of our pupils to do more of. Having new books to get stuck into helps to maintain the children’s enthusiasm for reading and we would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation. We can’t wait to add to our library and share stories with each other.”
Angie Prince, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Midlands, said: “Books are a fantastic way for children to learn about the world around them and to feed their imaginations. We were delighted to offer a donation to Chawson First School and we hope that the vouchers, books and the Taylor Wimpey mini mascot dolls will be enjoyed for years to come.”