Date: Friday 17 February 2017
The Skelton Townscape Heritage Project, led by voluntary community group Skelton Villages Civic Pride, has received a £500 donation from our North Yorkshire team to help revitalise Skelton high street.
The organisation aims to restore the village’s heritage by bringing about several public improvements including enhanced parking facilities, shrub planting and restoration of the stone walls lining the street. Our donation will be used to purchase brand new cycle stands for Skelton’s growing number of cycling enthusiasts.
John Haw, Skelton Townscape heritage project manager, says: “We’re thrilled to have Taylor Wimpey’s support on this project and look forward to seeing the results after all the hard work and planning comes together.
“The group is run entirely on volunteers and, as you can imagine, revitalising the high street can be very costly. We’re keen to showcase the long and rich history of the town, which is why contributions like Taylor Wimpey’s are so important within our community.”
This is the third time we’ve donated to the organisation since the launch of our nearby Annandale Park development. We gave the town a £500 cash boost to plant new trees in the community orchard and a £300 contribution towards the annual Skelton Villages Open Gardens event last year.
A grand total of £1.5 million is set to be spent this year to transform Skelton High Street, thanks to generous donations from local businesses, a contribution from Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and a large award from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Debbie Whittingham, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, says: “It’s wonderful to be able to support Skelton Town on another exciting and worthwhile initiative. The organisation has been fantastic to work with, which is why we were keen to pair up again for its 2017 project.
“We are looking forward to visiting the high street later this year to see all the efforts of the volunteers come to fruition – we wish the organisation all the very best in its endeavours.”
John concludes: “From all of us at the organisation, we would like to thank Taylor Wimpey for the generous donation, it really is much appreciated.”
Our Annandale Park development currently features a range of three and four-bedroom homes.