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First Aid Training at Tadpole Garden Village: A community initiative to empower residents

Examples of a strong community are plentiful at Tadpole Garden Village, with Wiltshire Wildlife Trust planting days, allotment openings and a community mobiliser in place to help champion community initiatives. The latest community event, however, aimed to empower residents in case of an emergency. In July 2017, at the development’s primary school – Tadpole Farm
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Welcoming our new Head of Client Delivery, Oliver Taylor

Client delivery at Preim is all about ensuring we deliver a fantastic managing agent service – for developers and residents alike. At the heart of the Preim ethos is good governance, transparency and openness, whilst championing the importance of building sustainable communities. To help us lead, maintain and continue to progress that ethos, we’re delighted
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Military Wives Choir raise over £700 for the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund

The Arborfield community is a vibrant one, with many events being held like the recent family fun day for residents, neighbours, friends and family to enjoy. On Monday 26 June, the community came together to enjoy an event of a different kind, in support of the British Red Cross We Love Manchester Emergency Fund –
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Play park is an absolute treasure for Monksmoor Park

Celebrating the opening of new community amenities is always a pleasure. In April we worked with Crest Nicholson to help open two new play parks and the allotments at Tadpole Garden Village. In May we worked with the award-winning developers again, this time at Monksmoor Park in Daventry, to celebrate the opening of another brand
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Video: Garden village and sustainable community principles come to life at opening event

  Watch our video from Tadpole Garden Village, an award-winning Crest Nicholson development, to discover more about how we work with developers. On Saturday 22 April we had a wonderful time organising, along with Crest Nicholson, a community event to celebrate the opening of the allotments and two new play parks at Tadpole Garden Village
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Family Fun Day at Arborfield Green puts a ‘spring’ in the step of residents

A regeneration development in Berkshire, Arborfield Green is a hub of community activity. Embracing the garden village principles, the Crest Nicholson development has plentiful green spaces and, along with the help of community mobiliser, Becky Eytle, a thriving community – with lots of events to bring together neighbours, friends and nearby communities. Recently, Arborfield Green
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Sun shines for community opening of allotments and play parks

Crest Nicholson’s award-winning Tadpole Garden Village looks beautiful in the spring sun – even more so when the community are out in full-force with friends and families. On Saturday 22 April there was definitely a buzz at Tadpole Garden Village, with over 100 residents celebrating the official opening of the development’s eagerly anticipated allotments and
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Community at Christmas

  Is there a better time than at Christmas to celebrate community? This year the various garden villages and communities Preim work with have come together to create a wonderful festive feel and it’s all part of the model we adopt to make sure people feel at home in new developments. Find out about the
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A success! Parking initiative shows the power of localism

A few years ago, in one of our first stories, we explained car parking could be a real issue for home owners living on former MoD estates that we manage. Directors and residents at Arborfield Mews Residents Management Company Limited (AMRCL), a handed over company, decided they would try and do something about the limited car
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Creating a community at Tadpole Garden Village

Whether it’s creating spaces that people are proud of, empowering residents or creating a legacy, a lot of work goes into building a community. Tadpole Garden Village is a great example of work being done to help foster a new community. A Crest Nicholson development just outside Swindon, Tadpole Garden Village demonstrates how important a
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Bringing the garden village vision to life

Fifty-one expressions of interest were submitted following the Department for Community and Local Government’s call for garden village proposals earlier in 2016. The huge response from local authorities has even led to the Government announcing an additional £1million in financial support for the initiatives. With so many expressions of interest and with these proposals now
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Welcoming Chris Tanner, Tadpole Garden Village’s new community mobiliser

Last month we welcomed new community mobiliser, Rebecca, to Arborfield Green and this month it’s the turn of Tadpole Garden Village to introduce Chris Tanner! Tadpole Garden Village is an exciting new development near Swindon so it made sense for a Swindon local to become its community mobiliser. We caught up with Chris Tanner to
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Tadpole Garden Village welcomes new community mobiliser, Chris Tanner

Tadpole Garden Village resident, Chris Tanner, has become PREIM’s community mobiliser for the Crest Nicholson development in Swindon. Joining the PREIM team, Chris brings with him a wealth of local knowledge having lived in the Swindon area for over 30 years. Having previously worked as Media & Communications Manager at Swindon Town Football Club, Chris
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Meet the Neighbours at Tadpole Garden Village

Over 60 residents attended a ‘Meet your Neighbours’ event at Tadpole Garden Village (TGV) earlier this month. This landmark event was celebrated with a champagne reception and gave residents a chance to network and meet one another, as well as the chance to catch up with representatives from Crest Nicholson, Preim and TGV’s Community Interest
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The People Behind Preim: Meeting Giuseppe Bernardis

People make places; that’s at the heart of PREIM’s philosophy. Whether it’s the communities we work with or the team who work here at PREIM, it’s people who make everything ‘tick’. That inspired us to find out a bit more about the people who make it all happen for developments and communities across the UK.
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Welcoming Rebecca Eytle, Arborfield Green’s new community mobiliser

Community mobilisers are a crucial part of placemaking. Their work helps to empower residents, bridge the gaps between authorities and individuals and create a community spirit that is often crucial to making somewhere feel like home. So, it’s our pleasure to welcome a new community mobiliser to the Crest Nicholson Arborfield Green development near Reading,
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Residents of North Somerset Show Support for ‘Clean for the Queen’

Residents of North Somerset’s Locking Moor estate lead by example in the nation-wide initiative ‘Clean for the Queen’. Clean for the Queen is a national campaign to clean up the streets and communal areas of Britain in-time for the Queen’s 90th birthday which will be celebrated in June this year. Locking Moor Residents’ Company directors
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Community newsletters

On behalf of the Garden Villages Preim provides managing agent services to, we draft and publish regular newsletters to keep communities updated about events in their areas, local news about their neighbourhood, competitions and even a trusted traders section to help members of the community to promote and share their own skills. Most newsletters are produced
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Preim raise funds in support of Christmas charity, Sands.

Each year staff at Preim raise a respectable amount for a chosen charity. Previous charities have included Peterborough Food Bank and Macmillan Cancer Support. This year the chosen charity was one close to our hearts. Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity, Sands. Sands support anyone affected by the death of a baby, improve the care bereaved
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Preim raise funds in support of Christmas charity, Sands.

Preim raise funds in support of Christmas charity, Sands. Each year staff at Preim raise a respectable amount for a chosen charity. Previous charities have included Peterborough Food Bank and Macmillan Cancer Support. This year the chosen charity was one close to our hearts. Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity, Sands. Sands support anyone affected by
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Praise for Preim as Crest Nicholson wins national sustainable community award

Estates and management company Preim has been instrumental in helping one of the UK’s major house-builders secure a national industry award for Best Community Initiative. Crest Nicholson was named best in the UK for its excellence in achieving ‘a visionary Community Interest Company’ for its Tadpole Garden Village at the Housebuilder Awards in London last
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Creating your natural habitat

10 bat roost boxes, 15 songbird nest boxes, two barn owl nest boxes, insect shelters, habitat refuges, breeding and feeding sites for butterflies, birds, amphibians, brown hares, badgers, field mice and other small mammals.…along with 97 traditionally designed homes for people! This is what Tadpole Garden Village is all about – living in harmony with
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Preim welcomes our new Community Mobilisers

  Sustainable communities where people love living As a managing agent on strategic new build developments, Preim believes there is so much more you can do to help build sustainable communities where people love living. So we take great pleasure in welcoming to Preim, two new Community Mobilisers, Sarah New and Anna Smart. Our new
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Monksmoor ducklings rescued by Site Team

Pictured below is a proud new Mum  strutting along with her new born flock of baby ducklings this morning at Monksmoor Park, Daventry. Bordering the Grand Union Canal and Daventry Country Park, the Monksmoor Park Garden Village is a great place  for a family of ducks to wander across. Local resident Glenn Cameron, was certainly
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Empowering localism through local parking…

Car Parking is often a real issue for home owners living on former MoD estates. In some cases this is down to local authorities being reluctant to allow additional car parking to that already insitu, at the time that Annington Homes redeveloped the estate. Directors and residents at Arborfield Mews Residents Management Company Limited (AMRCL)
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Monksmoor Park, home to its very own public art!

The trees may still be bare, but residents at Monksmoor Park now have a giant bouquet of gerbera daisies to brighten up their lives. This exciting installation has just arrived on ‘the green’ and is the estate’s very first piece of public art. At over 4 metres high the sculpture has been created in stainless
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The Tadpole Garden Village showhome

Now you can see for yourself what the best of town and country living is all about! Crest Nicholson’s new show home is open at Tadpole Gate, the first phase of Tadpole Garden Village, on the rural fringe of North Swindon.  Here, 97 traditionally designed two, three, four and five bedroom homes will be set
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Preim becomes an ARMA-Q accredited Managing Agent

As a proud member of ARMA (The Association of Residential Managing Agents), Preim are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded the ARMA-Q accreditation. ARMA-Q (Q is for quality) was introduced by ARMA to help raise standards and quality of service across the residential management sector. ARMA-Q is a self-regulatory body with an independent
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Welcome to our new community!

Monksmoor Park is a wonderful new development, but it’s the people who move into it that make our community come alive. And what a great start! Our very first reservation was made by a young couple who have been working hard to buy their first home, and we are delighted that they chose Monksmoor Park as the place to
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Preim becomes an ARMA-Q accredited Managing Agent

As a proud member of ARMA (The Association of Residential Managing Agents), Preim are pleased to announce that we have recently been awarded the ARMA-Q accreditation. ARMA-Q (Q is for quality) was introduced by ARMA to help raise standards and quality of service across the residential management sector. ARMA-Q is a self-regulatory body with an independent
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How we engage a new community

At Oakham Heights we used our Community Mobiliser to help people moving onto the development to meet and get to know their neighbours. We used a range of communication methods, social media and informal newsletters suitable for a wide age range, to engage with people and to organise both face-to-face and non face-to-face activities. As the
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