Taylor Wimpey to host ‘Back to School’ family event

Refreshments and gifts for children at Oakleigh Grove, Whetstone

With September marking the end of the summer holidays, Taylor Wimpey North Thames is inviting residents to a ‘Back to School’ event at its Oakleigh Grove development in Whetstone, London.

The event will be held next weekend (7-8 Saturday) and the aim is to educate and inform potential homeowners in the London Borough of Barnet about the selection of homes on offer.

During the event, guests will be able to make the most of the final warmer months with a selection of summer refreshments available and children attending will each be given a Taylor Wimpey-branded bag for life and a pencil case to help keep them organised for the autumn term.

With a number of one and two-bedroom apartments starting from £399,995, as well as a range of three-bedroom homes, priced from £670,000, visitors will be able to use the event to find out more about the house types available and also learn about the range of incentives the builder has to offer.

Nikki Gibson, sales and marketing director at Taylor Wimpey North Thames, said: “Events like these enable us to bring the community together and communicate the benefits of our latest developments to prospective buyers.

“Oakleigh Grove is the perfect location for families and first-time buyers, meaning there is something for everyone. The sales executives at the event will be able to let visitors know more about the different homes and schemes we have available, which really helps to take the stress out of moving house.”

Residents of Oakleigh Grove will benefit from its proximity to the centre of Whetstone which offers a choice of shops, restaurants and other everyday amenities.

For commuters, Totteridge and Whetstone tube station is also nearby for direct links to London and families will appreciate that there is a good selection of well regarded primary and secondary schools in the area. 

The Back to School event will take place between 10am and 5.30pm each day. The Oakleigh Grove development is located on Sweets Way, Whetstone.

For more information call 02033 199764 or visit

Still with Taylor Wimpey North Thames, earlier in the summer the housebuilders hosted a golf day at Dyrham Park Country Club in Barnet to raise funds for local charity, Isobel Hospice. The event raised approximately £20,000.

Isabel Hospice provides free care to patients with life-limiting illnesses. The charity works alongside other healthcare providers and has a team of doctors, nurses, therapists and counsellors, supported by trained volunteers providing a wide range of support from specially prepared meals to supportive therapy sessions and specialist nursing care.

To raise money for the hospice, Taylor Wimpey North Thames employees were put forward as golf caddies, then an auction took place where teams competing in the golf tournament could bid on which Taylor Wimpey employee they wanted as their caddie. With clear blue skies on the day, the players had perfect golfing conditions allowing all of the teams to put their best foot forward for the tournament and play some excellent golf. 

Alex Richards, acting managing director for Taylor Wimpey North Thames, said: “We not only pride ourselves on the quality homes we build, but also on the charitable work we do for the communities close to our developments. We are very proud to be able to support Isabel Hospice as they do such important work in the community and it’s our pleasure to give them this donation. 

“With the great weather on the day, everyone who attended was able to enjoy a day of golf in the sunshine, finished off with a closing ceremony where prizes were given out to the winning teams and individuals.” 

To find out more about the charities and organisations Taylor Wimpey supports, visit

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David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past publications worked for include the South-East London Mercury*, Kent Messenger, Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor for an East Midlands-based publishing group.

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