Date: Friday 14 February 2014
Taylor Wimpey has officially unveiled its Penn An Dre development in Truro after local residents were given the opportunity to choose its name.
The name Penn An Dre was selected following consultation with numerous individuals and organisations including Cornwall Council, Truro City Council and the Cornish Language Partnership.
Local dignitaries were invited to a special event at the development on Friday 31th January when a sign depicting the new name was revealed.
Janine Copleston, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “We want our new developments to become a real part of their local community, which is why we offered people the chance to help choose the name Penn An Dre for our stunning collection of new homes in Truro.”
Nev Meek, Chairman of the Place-Name and Street Signage Panel of the Cornish Language Partnership, which is hosted by Cornwall Council, says: “Cornish people have a heartfelt sense of place and a real attachment to their place names, of which the vast majority are in our Cornish language.
“It is pleasing to see Taylor Wimpey listen to local feedback and I am delighted that the Cornish name Penn an Dre – ‘Head of the Town’ – has been selected since this precisely fits the location, enhancing the cultural link between people and place, whilst also highlighting the visibility of our fantastic language.
“The Cornish Language Partnership look forward to working with Taylor Wimpey and other developers in the future.”