Proud to support great local causes in Bishopton!
Bishopton Primary Children visit our Project 2020 at Dargavel Village
A group of children from Bishopton Primary School’s Biodiversity and Sustainability Group visited our two prototype homes, which have been launched as part of our research programme Project 2020, at Dargavel Village.
The prototype design - the Infinite House - is designed to reflect changing customer lifestyles, expectations and designs, whilst benefiting the environment. In addition to high performance insulation and renewable energy technology, the houses have the potential to suit different demographics, delivering a flexible approach which enables future buyers to customise their home to specific living requirements.
As part of the visit to the prototype homes, the children from Bishopton Primary were asked to spot the differences between the typical homes that we build at Dargavel Village and the Project 2020 homes, and also to give their views on the features of the houses.
Stephen Collins, Deputy Head Teacher at Bishopton Primary School adds: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to bring our Biodiversity and Sustainability Group to see these new prototype homes at Dargavel Village. The children were very impressed with the range of features that Taylor Wimpey is trialling and it’s been great for the children to see first-hand how we’re likely to be living in the future and the changes that developers are considering for the homes that will be built. We will be taking what we’ve seen back to the classroom to inform our learning.”
For further general information on Project 2020, click here.
Three local community groups in Renfrewshire share our £1,000 Community Chest
We have awarded £1,000 to three local community groups in Renfrewshire following the conclusion of our Community Chest initiative with the local newspaper, The Gazette, who asked the local community to nominate and vote for local causes to share the money.
Votes for Corseford Tenants and Residents Association secured the top position and they have won £500, which they plan to put towards the funding of a play area for kids in the area of Johnstone.
Active Communities, a local charity in Johnstone that runs physical activities, community sport, as well as health and wellbeing programmes, landed £300 from the Community Chest.
Finally, an award of £200 was given to Johnstone Central Scout Group, who plan to use this money to boost their funds to assist with trips and adventure camps for the cubs and scouts.
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland, said: “We are proud to support local causes such as Corseford Tenants and Residents Association, Active Communities and Johnstone Central Scout group, who all do such valuable work in the local area of Renfrewshire.
“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 Bishopton
Children from Bishopton Primary School in Bishopton have been getting green-fingered by planting 300 spring bulbs in planters for their school garden and playground.
We have donated 300 bulbs and several planters as part of our national Proud campaign to show our commitment and pride in leaving a lasting legacy in the communities in which we build.
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “We are proud to be building a new community at our Dargavel Village development in Bishopton, and we want to leave places that both our customers and other local residents will enjoy long after we have finished building."
We Fly The Flag For Local Renfrewshire School
We challenged the pupils of Bishopton Primary School to design a flag to mark the launch of our latest phase of new homes at Dargavel Village, Bishopton.
The winning design by primary 7 pupil, Sophie Bandoni, aged 11, has been produced into a flag that now flies at the entrance to the development to welcome new visitors, existing customers and homeowners alike. Sophie also won a £50 cinema voucher for her winning design.
The inspiration for the competition followed our donation of a flagpole to the school when they asked for our help when they won the Sport Scotland Award flag and had no means to fly it!
Picture caption: Sophie Bandoni, from P7 at Bishopton Primary, pictured with her winning flag design, classmates from school and Taylor Wimpey West Scotland’s sales executive, Kirsten Hepburn at Dargavel Village, Bishopton.
We Get Children at Bishopton Primary Reading With Donation For New Books
We have donated £250 to Bishopton Primary School in Bishopton to celebrate World Book Day, which took place on Thursday 1st March. World Book Day aims to encourage more children to read and Taylor Wimpey’s donation will go towards providing children in Bishopton with many more new books to enjoy.
Lorna Campbell, Literacy Champion at Bishopton Primary School, which is located near to Taylor Wimpey’s Dargavel Village development commented: “I would like to say a big thank you to Taylor Wimpey on behalf of everyone at our school. We really appreciate their donation. Books are a great way to fire up children’s imaginations and to teach them about the world around them, so it’s fantastic to be able to add some new titles to our school.”
School pupils capture life now in time capsule challenge for Taylor Wimpey at Dargavel Village, Bishopton
The pupils at Bishopton Primary have been studying their local area both past and present, and when the team at Taylor Wimpey West Scotland heard about this project they challenged the whole school to capture a snapshot of life in 2017 to create a time capsule that will be sealed until 2067.
Working in their classes, the children have created an interesting picture of modern life in Bishopton which is now sealed for future discovery and includes letters to their future self; a selection of coins; and ‘all about me’ banners which tell the recipient about their favourite things to do locally. They’ve also provided the current school menu, a small whiteboard, a calculator, as well as a pen and a pencil with a note asking ‘do you still use these?’
The pupils have fully embraced and enjoyed the project that was set for them by the Taylor Wimpey team as Ruth Burnett, Class Teacher of Bishopton Primary School comments: “In school we’ve been learning about the local history of Bishopton and comparing what we see now to photographs of many years ago. This project has been a great way for the children to think about the regular items they use in their everyday life and whether children in the future will still use them in 50 years’ time. Knowing they’ve played a part in this significant development in Dargavel Village is very exciting.”