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Barnsley families to benefit from fruit and veg vouchers

Tuesday December 13 2016

The Rose Vouchers fruit and veg project The Rose Vouchers fruit and veg project

BARNSLEY FAMILIES with low income who have young children could be given vouchers for free fruit and vegetables from Barnsley market.

The project follows a bid by Barnsley Council Family Centre to The Alexandra Rose Charity, which developed the Rose Vouchers for Fruit and Veg project to help young families make and afford healthy choices while supporting local markets.

The Barnsley scheme will be the first Rose Voucher project to take place outside of London, and will initially involve between 80 and 120 families served by the Central Area Family Centres - Kendray and Worsbrough, Worsbrough Common, Stairfoot, Dodworth and Monk Bretton - over a 12 month period.

The project will work with Family Centre staff to identify families who could benefit from the scheme.

The vouchers can only be redeemed for fresh fruit and vegetables at Barnsley Market and it is hoped that the project will introduce a whole new generation to the joys of market shopping.

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Reply Posted by Claire on Tuesday December 13 2016 at 16:04
Is there any more information about this scheme and as this already gone a head for low income families also is this for the hoyland area aswell x

Reply Posted by @Claire on Friday December 16 2016 at 18:53
Oh for gods sake why are you asking if this is for the Hoyland area? The article clearly says it's a scheme for targeted families in Worsborough, Worsborough Common, Stairfoot, Dodworth, Kendray and Monk Bretton.

Reply Posted by Andrew on Tuesday December 13 2016 at 16:48
How do you apply for this please

Reply Posted by @Andrew on Saturday December 17 2016 at 13:47
I suppose you could google the Alexandra Rose Charity or contact Barnsley Council Family Centres. Are you in the area covered by the Central Area Family Centres? Read the article if you don't know what area it applies to.

Reply Posted by Mr Reality Check on Tuesday December 13 2016 at 16:50
Reinforcing the "don't have to get a job, you can live on hand outs" mindset.
Well done guys, good effort. I hope the qualification system includes the following assessment criteria:
If you can afford cigarettes you can choose to buy fruit instead.
If you can afford an Iphone you can afford to pay full price for fruit.
If you haven't contributed to the system by paying any form of tax ever you don't deserve discount fruit.

Reply Posted by Tom on Wednesday December 14 2016 at 01:31
A little reality check for Mr reality Check...

Iphones are subject to VAT, cigarettes and tobacco are subject to DUTY and VAT. Smokers pay considerable amounts in tax, as the the price of product they consume is some 90%+ tax.

Anybody who has an iphone and/or smokes pays tax.

Prisoners receive fruit daily, regardless of their crimes and the amountof tax they have previously paid, why shouldn't an innocent citizen, who has, does and will pay considerable amounts in tax, receive fruit?

Especially smokers!

Reply Posted by Mr Reality Check on Wednesday December 14 2016 at 13:18
Why not subsidize fruit and veg for everyone then? if thats your case, I do pay tax every month,

Approx. 10% of the funding will have gone on "Managing the scheme".

The amount smokers pay into the system in no way compares to the costs they take out of the system (in the long term).

The point I am making is that if you have a disposable income, you can choose to pay full price for your fruit and veg.

Reply Posted by hard worker on Tuesday December 13 2016 at 17:02
How about giving them all their benefits in vouchers to be used only for food and clothing this way it will stop them spending benefits on fags and ale then moaning about not being able to make ends meet and relying on the tax payer to fund them.

Reply Posted by Tom on Wednesday December 14 2016 at 01:33
Because is is expensive to administer and it penalises small business - like market traders, and creates a black market in vouchers. Such schemes have been shown to costs vast sums and do not even achieve what they seek to achieve.

Reply Posted by Tony on Thursday December 15 2016 at 16:13
How would you feel if your"hard work"was rewarded either wholly or in part with vouchers?It's not a very practical or dignified way to carry on is it?

Reply Posted by Rachel on Tuesday December 13 2016 at 17:14
How do ya get vouchers please

Reply Posted by Annette Martin-Meigh on Tuesday December 13 2016 at 17:33
For all enquiries ease ring Kendray & Worsbrough Family Centre on 294604.

Reply Posted by Karen kenyon on Tuesday December 13 2016 at 17:54
I live alone and I am on universil credit do i get fruit and veg

Reply Posted by Dunno on Saturday December 17 2016 at 16:11
Dunno Karen, do you buy fruit and veg when you get your universal credit payment??
Christ, what are you asking other people for.

Reply Posted by Jade on Tuesday December 13 2016 at 18:00
Me and my kids could do with these vouchers theres not anuff help out there for low class family's like my self x

Reply Posted by Sue on Tuesday December 13 2016 at 18:41
Absolutely agree that true poverty in this day and age does not exist.
It infuriates me when you see the big rolling over weight lazy 'parent/parents' crying poverty but always got money for phones, cigs and booze. Not to mention convenience foods and take aways.
Those truly on hard times should be helped but the lazy irresponsible others should be made to earn it in some way.
I know that children suffer being burdened with these useless parents, the parents should be sterilised.
I work in a school and see the effects of bad parenting everyday, heart breaking at times.

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday December 14 2016 at 09:02
So the workhouse and eugenics will solve these problems will they Sue? Which school do you work in?,I think parents should be warned.

Reply Posted by anon on Wednesday December 14 2016 at 21:14
Not only mixed up barking mad apparently.Remember what it says in the Bible "Judge not lest ye be judged"!

Reply Posted by @sue on Tuesday December 20 2016 at 15:39
You work in a school?? Worrying. You are very judgmental.
if you can throw in the comment 'the parents should be sterilised' I dont think you should be working in a school at all. It might of OK in Nazi Germany but not here in 21st century.

Reply Posted by Angela on Tuesday December 13 2016 at 21:22
We can all try and judge about people on benefits or what they might spend their cash on
But at the end of the day this scheme is to benefit the children
If it promotes the healthy option of free fruit and veg and encourages families to cook and give their children healthy fruit for snacks
I think it can only do good
So I think the Rose voucher scheme is a great idea ....

Reply Posted by Annie on Friday December 16 2016 at 16:18
I agree, Angela. I can't think of a single thing wrong with this scheme.
Why are people who could buy cheap fruit and veg already, in a rage about it?
Honestly if somebody said people on low incomes could get subsidised empty bags full of air or santa's reindeer's droppings, other people would be angry saying it's not fair and 'I want some.'

Reply Posted by Really? on Tuesday December 13 2016 at 23:55
It dosent even say people on benefits! It says low income families (which barnsley is full of) did any of u even read the article?? Christ

Reply Posted by Parent on Wednesday December 14 2016 at 09:02
Disgusting! Why do they need things to be free before they do it? You're a parent, get off your arse, cancel your £50 a month mobile phone contract and feed ya bloody kids proper food.

Reply Posted by aunt Hilda on Wednesday December 14 2016 at 15:12
My my my......aren't we all in a judgemental mood today. Perhaps a visit from the three Christmas spirits will help people see the error of their ways.
Happy Christmas everyone.

Reply Posted by Lola on Friday December 16 2016 at 15:54
Well said love.

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Wednesday December 28 2016 at 10:29
spot on comment by parent.

Reply Posted by ANON on Wednesday December 14 2016 at 16:01
Some people are so negative. LOW INCOME families. Not necesarily people on benefits. People working hard trying to make ends meet. Whether people like it or not some of us people are living in poverty and not because of decisions we have made in life. Fortunately i am not in that position but will speak for those who cannot speak out.

Reply Posted by ben on Thursday December 15 2016 at 00:27
Ring 01226891645

Reply Posted by tommy on Thursday December 15 2016 at 15:14
call tom 974545 ask for kendray/worsbrough family centre

Reply Posted by peter on Saturday December 17 2016 at 19:43
sounds good but Wombwell missed off don't seem to get owt like this

Reply Posted by Wild Bill on Thursday December 22 2016 at 14:22
So many hateful selfish people. The people eligible for this will be in need so stop crying because your not getting a freebie you sour sods