Help on the ground
Villagers in Wye have thanked housing developer Taylor Wimpey South East for providing funds for a bench and planter.
The housebuilder, which is building new homes at its Downs View development off Churchfield Way, Wye, made the £500 donation after a request from Wye Ground Force, a group of volunteers 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 looking after the station platform.
The new planter and bench are located in Churchfield Way, near the Taylor Wimpey development.
Mary Barratt, Wye Ground Force treasurer, said: “We are very pleased that Taylor Wimpey agreed to provide this new seat and planter – villagers in this area really appreciate this gesture.”
Taylor Wimpey 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, said: “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.”
Taylor Wimpey sales executive Marilyn Murning with members of the Wye Ground Force