We support Inverkeithing Primary School with World Book Day donation
World Book Day celebrations at Inverkeithing Primary School in Inverkeithing were boosted by our donation of £250 in support of the national event which took place on Thursday 5th March.
Now in its 23rd year, World Book Day aims to encourage children of all ages to enjoy and appreciate the pleasures of reading. Mrs Gardiner, Head Teacher at Inverkeithing Primary, said: “World Book Day is a fantastic initiative which really encourages children to develop their reading. Thanks to Taylor Wimpey’s donation, we’ll be able to add some new books to our library and we can’t wait for our pupils to get stuck into some new stories.”
Kirsty McGill, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Scotland, said: “We were delighted to support Inverkeithing Primary with a donation to mark World Book Day. We hope the pupils had a brilliant day celebrating their favourite characters and that they all enjoy reading some new books together.”
The World Book Day donation to Inverkeithing Primary is one of many ways in which Taylor Wimpey is supporting the local communities in which it builds. To find out more visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/media-centre/news.
Photo: Taylor Wimpey Sales Executive Isla Lucey popped into Inverkeithing Primary School to celebrate World Book Day.
Working together with Fife Council we are delivering new affordable homes
We marked the start of construction of a range of 74 two, three and four bedroom affordable homes for Fife Council at our Spencer Fields development in Inverkeithing. This impressive development is one of the largest affordable housing projects for both the local Council and ourselves, and it forms part of the Council’s Phase Three Affordable Housing Programme which aims to deliver 3,500 new affordable homes across Fife.
Pauline Mills, Land and Planning Director for our East Scotland business unit said: “As one of the largest home builders in the UK, we are committed to building more than homes and making sure that we add social, economic and environmental value to the wider communities that we operate in. As well as a high-quality build and contributing to the choice of properties for rent in the local area, this development of new Council houses in Inverkeithing is directly providing opportunities for five apprentices in bricklaying and joinery. We are also taking care to maximise the local supply chain where we can to ensure that we support the wider Fife economy.”
Councillor Judy Hamilton, Convener of the Community and Housing Services Committee joined our team at the development in Inverkeithing for a sod-cutting ceremony to mark work getting fully underway. Councillor Hamilton said: “I'm delighted that construction on the Council houses to be built here at Spencer Fields has started. This is a very important development providing a large number of homes that will really improve the quality of life for many people. The mix of house types means we can provide houses to meet the needs of many different households. In particular some tenants from the Fraser Avenue regeneration project who have been waiting for new accommodation may benefit from the opportunity to move into a new home in their local area.
As well as providing more housing, the programme is also about creating jobs and apprenticeships, supporting the Fife economy and the construction industry. She added: "Fife Council's Affordable Housing programme is one of the biggest in Scotland and this project is part of the much needed high quality council housing being built for people across Fife. Fife Council is absolutely committed to meeting the housing needs of communities in Fife and proud to be delivering warmer, drier, healthier homes. "
Photo: Pauline Mills (Land and Planning Director), Abby Kelman (Land Manager) and Kenny Gorman (Site Manager) along with Cllr Hamilton and representatives of Fife Council at our Spencer Fields development in Inverkeithing.
We give a helping hand to Inverkeithing’s community garden
Signalling the launch of our nearby Spencer Fields development of new homes for sale, and as part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we have provided members of our team to carry out some maintenance at the Inverkeithing Community Garden.
We have also donated £500 to the project and become a sponsor of Inverflora, which is the local volunteer group who plant up the tubs, hanging baskets and planters in the town during the summer.
Working together with Community Garden volunteers, four of our East Scotland employees made some substantial improvements to the large allotment of ground that overlooks the Firth of Forth. The team helped install some raised beds and three sheds were also given a new lease of life with protective coats of paint to keep them in good shape over the winter, helping to improve the experience for those who want to access the garden and all that it offers. A commitment was also made to return and help rebuild an unstable stone wall.
Our support of the Inverkeithing Community Garden and Inverflora marks a key milestone at our Spencer Fields development where show homes will be launched to view early next year.
Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey, Ewan McCormick, who heads up the Inverkeithing Community Garden project and is a volunteer with Inverflora said: “We are extremely grateful for the support that we have received from Taylor Wimpey, and we can’t thank them enough for their hard work in our community garden.
“The garden is now established, and this year we have provided some soft fruits and a range of vegetables for the local community to simply pick and enjoy. As winter is now upon us, we still have lots of work to do in the garden to get it ready for next spring, and we’re very grateful for all of the hard work from the Taylor Wimpey team. We’ll also put their funds which were donated to Inverflora to good use in the spring next year when we plan to create a colourful daffodil display to coincide with our Fife-wide schools’ daffodil competition in March.”
Andrew Roberts, Senior Strategic Land and Planning Manager adds: “We are absolutely delighted to be delivering new homes in Inverkeithing, and we are equally proud to be able to support the Inverkeithing Community Garden with a some hands-on help from members of our team who are keen to play their part in the local community too. We’re equally happy to have the opportunity to be part of the Inverflora project and we’re looking forward to seeing our sponsored display in the spring next year.
“We do more than just build high-quality homes. Being able to work with local businesses and organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us, and it’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in local communities.”
Our assistance to Inverkeithing Community Garden is one of the many contributions that we are making towards community facilities and infrastructure in the wider area.
Photo: Sam Thirlwall, Andrew Roberts – Taylor Wimpey volunteers, Ewan McCormick (Inverkeithing Community Garden Project) Phil Cooper (Taylor Wimpey volunteer), Ayden Robertson (Community Garden volunteer) and Karen Malt (Taylor Wimpey volunteer).
Bayside Bulldogs receive funding boost from us
As part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we have recently donated funding to girl’s football team Bayside Bulldogs in Pitreavie, which has provided training kit including tracksuits for the under 15s team.
As part of the Bayside Girls football team based at Pitreavie Sport and Soccer Centre, the Bayside Bulldogs play in SFA East 15s (9-a-side) League at locations throughout Fife and Tayside.
Commenting on the support it has received from Taylor Wimpey, Graeme Dick coach from Bayside Bulldogs said: “We are extremely grateful for the support that we have received from Taylor Wimpey and we can’t thank them enough for their generous donation. The girl’s game in Scotland is growing at a tremendous pace with the number of registered players in the Scottish Game including Scottish Youth Football having nearly trebling in the space of 3 years. The donation and support from Taylor Wimpey will assist us to ensure the girls at Bayside Bulldogs continue their footballing journey in style.”
Kirsty McGill, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey East Scotland said: “We are delighted to be able to support Bayside Bulldogs with funding towards its tracksuits, kitbags and water bottles. The work we do is a lot more than just building high-quality homes. Being able to work with local businesses and organisations that surround our developments means a great deal to us and it’s great to know that we are helping to make a difference to the lives of people in local communities."
Photo: Members of the Bayside Bulldogs squad pictured with Isla Lucey, sales executive at Taylor Wimpey’s Spencer Fields development in Inverkeithing.