Thursday 16th September 2021

Taylor Wimpey donates to Worthing cycle project 

The Durrington Community Cycle Project CIC has received a £250 donation from housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, to help support the charity’s cycle workshop and therefore, its overall service to the local community.

Taylor Wimpey donates to Worthing cycle project

The charity was set up in 2012 to provide and maintain a fully equipped cycle workshop for free use by the community with the support of voluntary skilled mechanics. It offers the young, unemployed and low-income participants as well as the wider community access to donated bicycles as a means of sustainable transport. Based in Durrington, the centre is open from 10am till 4pm every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year.

The charity will use the donation from Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties towards equipping their new work area behind the workshop which will, in turn, improve the service offered to the community.

A funding boost

Ian Fairclough, Director of the Durrington Community Cycle Project CIC, commented: “We are incredibly grateful for this funding boost from Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, we will put it to good use in improving our workspace to provide an even better service to our lovely cycling community in Durrington.

“Things have been really difficult over the past eighteen months, with the pandemic and restrictions on movement meaning we couldn’t open the shop fully. Every little bit really does help - not only do we repair bikes, but we also provide ‘on the job’ training for our more enthusiastic volunteers from the community and local agencies (such as Social Services, NHS, homeless charities) who want to learn bicycle maintenance skills. These volunteers help to repair bicycles which are offered for sale at reasonable prices to the local community.”

Taylor Wimpey donates to Worthing cycle project
Roz Wells, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey Southern Counties, added: “We’re always looking out for local groups, charities and organisations which may need that bit of support and particularly those that are providing such an innovative service for local people. The Durrington Community Cycle group is just that and we’re delighted to be able to donate to its cause in helping all those in the community have access to sustainable transport. 

An exciting community

For those keen to join the exciting and supporting community in Worthing, Taylor Wimpey’s Phase 4 of its Barley Grange development will be launching this Autumn and located just off Malthouse Way, West Durrington in Worthing, BN13 3RS.

The final phase will be an impressive collection of 1 & 2 bedroom apartments and 2, 3 & 4 bedroom homes located in a semi-rural location in West Durrington.

Taylor Wimpey donates to Worthing cycle project