Help on the ground

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

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

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