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Sevenoaks District Council refuses to sponsor Syrian Refugee families

November 28, 2016 12:58 PM
By Alan Bullion


Every district in Kent except Sevenoaks has pledged to offer at least one Syrian refugee family a home in their district.

Sevenoaks, despite being one of the wealthiest towns in the South East, will not offer to sponsor a single family.

Their excuse? The district is too rural, they do not have suitable accommodation, and do not have access to specialist hospitals which might be needed!

Are these facilities available in their refugee camps?

Tory Sevenoaks District Councillors should be ashamed not to offer even one Syrian refugee family accommodation in this area.

Lib Dem Councillor Elizabeth Purves has challenged the District Council on this inexcusable decision to not provide help to those in need, and awaits their prompt response.