Our teams help to reduce graffiti in Biggleswade

Date: Wednesday 29 July 2015

TWNT TWSM - Taylor Wimpey - Biggleswade Graffiti Boards Donation

We’ve made a donation to Biggleswade Town Council to support an initiative to reduce the amount of graffiti in Biggleswade.

Our North Thames and South Midlands regional businesses – which are both building new homes in Biggleswade – joined forces to donate six marine ply graffiti boards that have been installed at the Lakes Recreation Ground as a designated area for people to do graffiti art. 

The boards were put up as part of a community engagement day run by the Town Council and Central Bedfordshire Council, which took place in June to tackle issues affecting the town.

Our North Thames team is building new homes at Saxon Fields, while our South Midlands staff are building at Bramble Walk, both on the eastern outskirts of Biggleswade.

Rob McGregor, Town Clerk for Biggleswade Town Council, says: “On behalf of the council I’d like to say how grateful we are for Taylor Wimpey’s support in our initiative to improve the town of Biggleswade.

“It’s fantastic to see local businesses working alongside members of the community to really make the town a better place to live, and to provide local people with a different outlet that allows them to use their artistic skills for a better purpose.”

Representatives from the police force, fire service and highway maintenance were some of the 31 partners and community groups who took part in the engagement day.

The graffiti boards have been reinstated after a similar scheme installed some years ago resulted in a reduced amount of graffiti across the town.

The previous boards were put in place thanks to a donation from various companies, but had to be taken down due to weather erosion.

Christine Scarborough, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, says: “We are delighted to make this donation to Biggleswade Town Council and Central Bedfordshire Council to support their community engagement day, which is an extremely worthwhile project for the town.”

Gareth Jacob, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey South Midlands, adds: “We feel it’s very important to invest in the communities in which we build our homes, and helping to reduce graffiti is something that will really benefit all residents in Biggleswade.”

There’s currently a superb selection of homes available to reserve at Bramble Walk, including three and four-bedroom properties.