York MP Hugh Bayley visits YUMI allotment at Fulford Cross

York Central Mp Hugh Bayley (third left), during his visit to YUMI allotments, with (from left) volunteers Ray and Danila Taylor and garden facilitator Helen Hayes.

York Central Mp Hugh Bayley (third left), during his visit to YUMI allotments, with (from left) volunteers Ray and Danila Taylor and garden facilitator Helen Hayes.

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YORK Central MP Hugh Bayley dropped in on allotment holders at a community garden in the city.

MR Bayley visted the YUMI (York Unifying and Multicultural Initiative) allotment at Fulford Cross today to learn about various projects run by the voluntary intercultural network which links people with different beliefs, lifestyles and cultural roots who live in York.

YUMI was set up in 2004 and one of their first initiatives was to encourage YUMI members to obtain the appropriate certificates and qualifications to cook food from their own cultures and share it with the people in the city. This led to the establishment of YUMI Cooks and in March 2010 YUMI took on a derelict allotment site and transformed it into a garden full of vegetables, fruit and flowers, with a fire-pit in the middle for cooking.

Helen Hays, garden facilitator at YUMI, said: “With help from a number of funders we have created a garden which not only looks and tastes good but has also helped lots of people from different cultures to meet together and grow food plants in a welcoming and relaxing environment.”

Mr Bayley said: “York is a wonderful city where people from many different backgrounds live together. We can all learn from each other, and YUMI has really original ways of spreading knowledge of plants and dishes from other countries. My wife goes to YUMI and so I have got to know some of the food they grow there. York is an intercultural city and it is brilliant to see YUMI bringing people together like this.”

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11:15am Tue 5 Aug 14

marvell says...

Norman Van Hoogstraten wrote:
Good old Hugh. Worth every penny.
Hopefully that comment was ironic given Bayley is a greedy, grasping MP who flipped his house to pocket over £100k and claims his full £24k annual travel allowance despite his nominated residence being just 1 mile from Parliament. He also did up his London house using public money and then proceeded to rent partsa of it out commercially for personal profit.

Worth every penny...?
[quote][p][bold]Norman Van Hoogstraten[/bold] wrote: Good old Hugh. Worth every penny.[/p][/quote]Hopefully that comment was ironic given Bayley is a greedy, grasping MP who flipped his house to pocket over £100k and claims his full £24k annual travel allowance despite his nominated residence being just 1 mile from Parliament. He also did up his London house using public money and then proceeded to rent partsa of it out commercially for personal profit. Worth every penny...? marvell
  • Score: 7

11:29am Tue 5 Aug 14

mel_drew says...

I'm not an avid reader of The Press but I've come across at least four Bayley stories in the last week or two. This contrasts with the very rare mentions of our MP over the previous four years, a stark reminder that the next general election is not too far away.
I'm not an avid reader of The Press but I've come across at least four Bayley stories in the last week or two. This contrasts with the very rare mentions of our MP over the previous four years, a stark reminder that the next general election is not too far away. mel_drew
  • Score: 8

11:57am Tue 5 Aug 14

York2000 says...

mel_drew - The Press is a Conservative supporting newspaper so uploads articles regularly about anything Labour related so the comments thread can befull of hatred, moaning and at times abuse. As you will see as this comments thread develops. Weirdly there's nothing coming from the Liberal Democrats. Are they all but dead now in York?
mel_drew - The Press is a Conservative supporting newspaper so uploads articles regularly about anything Labour related so the comments thread can befull of hatred, moaning and at times abuse. As you will see as this comments thread develops. Weirdly there's nothing coming from the Liberal Democrats. Are they all but dead now in York? York2000
  • Score: -10

11:59am Tue 5 Aug 14

goatman says...

Hmmm - I wonder how much they produce? Enough to supply Cafe West in West Offices perhaps? Would be a better initiative than Fair Trade.
Hmmm - I wonder how much they produce? Enough to supply Cafe West in West Offices perhaps? Would be a better initiative than Fair Trade. goatman
  • Score: 1

1:00pm Tue 5 Aug 14

MaggieRules says...

Hugh Bailey? a photo opportunity in the York Press? You do surprise me!
Maybe it was taken with that nice digital camera he bought on his MP expenses? Oh it cant be that one was send to the local post office for collection before he voted to close most of them..
Hugh Bailey? a photo opportunity in the York Press? You do surprise me! Maybe it was taken with that nice digital camera he bought on his MP expenses? Oh it cant be that one was send to the local post office for collection before he voted to close most of them.. MaggieRules
  • Score: 3

2:59pm Tue 5 Aug 14

TheTruthHurts says...

MaggieRules wrote:
Hugh Bailey? a photo opportunity in the York Press? You do surprise me!
Maybe it was taken with that nice digital camera he bought on his MP expenses? Oh it cant be that one was send to the local post office for collection before he voted to close most of them..
Which one? He has claimed for a few digital cameras over the years all good spec. Gawd knows how I have managed to make mine last so long.
[quote][p][bold]MaggieRules[/bold] wrote: Hugh Bailey? a photo opportunity in the York Press? You do surprise me! Maybe it was taken with that nice digital camera he bought on his MP expenses? Oh it cant be that one was send to the local post office for collection before he voted to close most of them..[/p][/quote]Which one? He has claimed for a few digital cameras over the years all good spec. Gawd knows how I have managed to make mine last so long. TheTruthHurts
  • Score: 2

6:24pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Oncebitten says...

Can't imagine how "underwhelmed" these people felt.......!
Can't imagine how "underwhelmed" these people felt.......! Oncebitten
  • Score: 2

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