Children at Tannoch Tots Nursery celebrate World Book Day donation from Taylor Wimpey
Children at Tannoch Tots Nursery will soon be able to enjoy reading a collection of new books thanks to our donation. We have donated £250 and 50 copies of our ‘How we build your new home with Millie Mortar and Handy Andy’ to the nursery group in Tannochside to mark World Book Day, which took place last week 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.
Carla McGuinness, Director at Tannoch Tots Nursery, said: “Reading is such an important life skill, which is something that we encourage all of our children to do more of. Having new books to explore helps to keep up an 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 new stories with each other.”
Kirsty McGill, Head of Sales for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, 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 Tannoch Tots nursery to help them to celebrate World Book Day, and we hope that the new books will be enjoyed for years to come.”
Taylor Wimpey’s Uddingston Site Manager wins national housebuilding award
Angus Cameron, Site Manager at Taylor Wimpey’s Tannochside Gardens development in Uddingston, is celebrating having won a prestigious national housebuilding award. Out of 16,000 entries, Angus has been honoured with a NHBC (National House Building Council) Pride in the Job Quality Award, which is the sixth quality award of his career.
The awards recognise an individual’s dedication to building high-quality homes for new homebuyers and are presented following a rigorous judging process by NHBC inspectors. This includes assessing the developments throughout the year, as well as spot checks, giving homebuyers the assurance that Taylor Wimpey’s Tannochside Gardens development provides top-quality homes and excellent customer service.
Angus Cameron, Site Manager at Tannochside Gardens said: “I’m delighted to have won a Quality Award. It’s a fantastic honour, not just for me, but the whole team at Tannochside Gardens. They all work incredibly hard and take great pride in ensuring that the homes we build are completed to the highest possible standards.”
Brian Henderson, Production Director of Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, added: “We are committed to maintaining the highest levels of quality and customer service, and this recognition has ensured that we continue to be an NHBC award-winning housebuilder year after year. Angus’ Quality Award is thoroughly deserved and we’ll all be supporting him as he progresses through to the regional heats and hopefully to the grand final in London.”
Taylor Wimpey West Scotland awards £1000 in local community donations in Tannochside
Following our Community Chest Competition on social media asking the community to nominate and vote for local good causes, we are delighted to announce that we have awarded £1,000 to three local community groups in Tannochside, Uddingston.
Votes for Viewpark United 2010 – a new local community football team for children aged 8 years old and upwards in the Viewpark area that has just launched – has secured the top position and they have won £500, which they plan to put towards new football strips for their young players.
Ozanam Club Viewpark, a local charity that runs a club for both adults and children with all forms of learning difficulties, landed £300 from the Community Chest. Based in the Viewpark community centre the club relies on both volunteers and equipment to be donated and features sports, games, disco and bingo for everyone that attends.
Finally, an award of £200 was given to Viewcare, a project that is part of Viewpark Parish Church to co-ordinate and deliver a number of local community projects including a local foodbank.
Commenting on the donation from Taylor Wimpey Sonia Cull, Viewpark United Team Secretary, said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of Taylor Wimpey and it was lovely to find out that we had received the most votes from the local community. We are always grateful for any extra funding we receive and Taylor Wimpey’s donation will go towards helping us set the football team up and get new strips for the children.
“We’re also delighted to see that two other local groups have also benefitted from Taylor Wimpey’s Community Chest to help with their own work in the local community of Tannochside.”
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said: “At Taylor Wimpey we are proud to support local causes such as Viewpark United, Ozanam Club and Viewcare who do such valuable work in the local area of Tannochside. We hope that our donations to each of these organisations will help them to continue their activities for a range of people of all ages locally. We were delighted with the number of votes we received from the local community throughout this competition and would like to thank everyone who took part.”
We are proud to leave a lasting legacy in Tannochside
Children from Tannochside Primary School in Uddingston have been getting green-fingered by planting 300 spring bulbs in planters around their school playground.
The 300 bulbs and planters have been donated as part our national Proud campaign to show our commitment and pride in leaving a lasting legacy in the communities in which we build. The planting took place last month and the bulbs are set to grow into a bright, floral tribute in the planters situated around the playground and in the school garden. Angus Cameron, our local Site Manager from our development at Tannochside Gardens in Uddingston joined in with the planting.
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “We are proud to be building a new community at our Tannochside Gardens development in Uddingston, and we want to leave places that both our customers and other local residents will enjoy long after we have finished building.
“We were thrilled to help children from Tannochside Primary with the planting and we hope that the bulbs will grow into a lovely display that the children will admire in years to come.”
Clare Ferrie, Deputy Head Teacher at Tannochside Primary School said: “It’s great to see a company like Taylor Wimpey think about the wider community while they are building in the local area, and leave something beautiful behind that will last for years to come. We all loved getting involved in this initiative from Taylor Wimpey, and having the opportunity to help with the planting of the bulbs. We can’t wait to see the results, which we will be able to enjoy every spring.”
Watch your step! We teach children at Tannochside Primary School about safety
Recently our Site Manager, Angus Cameron, from the Tannochside Gardens development, headed back to school to teach children from Tannochside Primary School in Uddingston about the importance of health and safety on a building site.
Our Site Health & Safety Consultant Ian Holden led the presentation for P1-P7 children at the local primary school, teaching the children about safety warning signs, building site machinery, protective clothing and more. The presentation included the opportunity for children to try on some of the safety and protective clothing that Taylor Wimpey construction staff wear.
Angus Cameron, Site Manager at our Tannochside Gardens development, who recently won a national NHBC Pride in the Job Award for his work at the development, enjoyed his time back at school. Angus added: “It was great to see the children of Tannochside Primary School engage with our presentation, and I was delighted to see that many of them had an interest in finding out how we build our new homes. At Taylor Wimpey, we are committed to working closely with the local communities that we build in, so it is vital that we inform children in schools around our developments about the risks to look out for around our construction sites.”
Clare Ferrie, Depute Head Teacher at Tannochside Primary School said: “It’s good to see a company like Taylor Wimpey taking the time to talk to children about something that really matters. Ian and Angus did a great job of keeping the children engaged with their interactive presentation, whilst teaching them about the importance of health and safety on a building site. I’d like to thank them both on behalf of everyone at Tannochside Primary School for taking the time to teach the children about such an important subject.”