City MP Mark Lancaster has recently visited local charity MK Melting Pot based in Kingston.
The organisation, founded by Jade Jaiyeola, works to bring the different communities in MK together to share cultural experience. Food and music are the essential tools it uses to connect cultures and it is a very welcoming organisation.
The organisation has responded to Milton Keynes becoming one of the more ethnically diverse communities in Britain with recent figures showing that nearly 20% of the population in MK are of a non 'white British' ethnic origin. 32.8% of our schools are made up of Black, Minority and Ethnic (BME) pupils. These compare to 17.2% and 23.4% in the country respectively.
Mark said "One of the great things about being a Member of Parliament is the privilege of meeting various community groups and organisations. These organisations and volunteers do such a good job in making Milton Keynes a harmonious and cohesive place to live and work.
Seeing the Big Society alive and well in Milton Keynes only goes to illustrate that our collective future is bright. Both my colleague Iain Stewart and I are here to assist the brilliant organisations such as MK Melting Pot in Milton Keynes."