Our Stories


2020 and recognising the value of green spaces close to home

We have always known that green spaces are incredibly important to communities. At Preim we know that they are integral to successful placemaking and that communities will often go to fabulous efforts to make green spaces usable for all. Yet, in 2020, the presence of green spaces that are accessible and close to home has
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Creative community initiatives: Spooky (socially distanced) fun through to new memorial traditions

As we enter into another season, and many communities begin to plan (their albeit different) 2020 festive celebrations, we wanted to look back on some of the highlights from autumn. We’ve been amazed at how community spirit has continued to shine through at the estates we work with. Neighbours, steering groups and community mobilisers have
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Community app comes into its own during lockdown

With an active community engagement plan, a community mobiliser in post, many successful neighbourhood events and the gradual adoption of amenities by the Community Interest Company, the Swindon development, Tadpole Garden Village, has become a place many are proud to call home. A key development for the community was the launch of the Tadpole Garden
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Community lockdown stories

Building and supporting a sense of community is something we have always been passionate about at Preim. In the midst of lockdown, however, the purpose of community has become more important than ever. Many of us have found ourselves connecting with neighbours, supporting vulnerable individuals in our community and even adapting community projects to keep
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Green fingered residents celebrate Britain in Bloom win – and a blossoming community initiative

The Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom competition has roots in British gardening since 1963 – and is continually on the hunt for places and people embracing horticulture to make a difference to their communities. That’s why residents at Tadpole Garden Village saw an opportunity to take part. Starting as two friends working to make
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