Last Wednesday, the Borough Council agreed unanimously that Broxtowe ‘will engage positively and participate in meeting the needs of Syrian refugees, and will seek assurances that measures will be put in place to ensure that the impacts on this Council will be recognised’.
Ruth Hyde [Chief Executive] and Richard Jackson [Leader of the Council] met with the Home Office on September 18 to discuss Broxtowe Borough’s response to the Government’s invitation to participate in meeting the needs of Syrian refugees. They confirmed that Broxtowe will participate in the dispersal and resettlement of both Syrian refugees and other refugee asylum seekers.
Broxtowe told the Home Office that we would like to involve the community and use local resources in welcoming and supporting refugees in order to help them integrate into the local community.
The government was asked to make adequate funds available, so that the job will be done well.
Broxtowe will be careful to filter refugees into the housing market in a way that is fair to people on the housing waiting list.