Bench and planter donated to Wye Ground Force team

Date: Thursday 13 April 2017

Bench and planter donated to Wye Ground Force team

We’ve helped to enhance the local environment in Wye, Kent, by providing funds for a bench and planter in the village.

Our South East business unit, which is building new homes at our Downs View development off Churchfield Way in Wye, made the £500 donation after a request from Wye Ground Force, a group of volunteers which works in the village.

Over the years, the group has raised funds for a village sign, a memorial to the First World War pilots who trained at an aerodrome in Wye and various seats and planters. The volunteers also plant up the planters twice a year and arrange watering, as well as looking after the platform at the village’s railway station.

The new planter and bench are located in Churchfield Way, near to our development.

Mary Barratt, Wye Ground Force Treasurer, says: “We are a voluntary group held in high regard by the parish council and villagers alike and there’s no aspect of the village that we do not take under our wing.

“We are very pleased that Taylor Wimpey agreed to provide this new seat and planter – villagers in this area really appreciate this gesture.”

This isn’t the first time we’ve shown our support for the village – our team also donated £1,000 to Wye Summer Fair and £1,000 to the village’s Christmas Street Party last year.

Jason Stokes, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South East, says: “As a local housebuilder, we are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes.

“We were delighted to make this donation to Wye Ground Force, which does such fantastic work in the village, to help the group further enhance the environment for local people to enjoy.”

There is a range of four and five-bedroom homes currently available to reserve at Downs View.