Third Syrian refugee family to be housed in Welwyn Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 16:19 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:19 21 September 2018

Welwyn Hatfield Council has announced that a third Syrian family will be housed in the borough

Welwyn Hatfield Council has announced that a third Syrian family will be housed in the borough

Archant

Another Syrian refugee family is set to be housed in Welwyn Hatfield, the council has announced.

The borough has already taken in two families, but at a meeting earlier this week, leader Mandy Perkins confirmed a third would soon be taken in as part of a nationwide relocation scheme.

“I’m pleased to inform members that the families that have been relocated in Welwyn Hatfield have settled in really well and the relocation scheme has been a great success,” she said.

“We have very recently agreed to house a third family who have links in the local area.”

However, Lib Dem member Siobhan Elam questioned when the council would fulfil its pledge to help up to 10 families.

Cllr Perkins said that the borough’s housing supply is limited, and it was important to place people in the right properties for them, but WHC will do all it can to get the best possible outcomes for Syrian refugees.

More news stories

Yesterday, 22:16

Trespassers caused serious disruption for Great Northern train services through Welwyn Garden City (WGC) and Stevenage this evening.

Yesterday, 16:00

An ensemble of skilled musicians will entertain visitors to an Old Hatfield church in support of a modernisation project.

Yesterday, 13:00

Welwyn Hatfield knitters have already produced hundreds of items for this year’s campaign to help people in Syria.

Yesterday, 09:00

A speeding driver has been fined hundreds of pounds after travelling at more than 100mph on the A1(M) at Hatfield.

Newsletter Sign Up

Welwyn Hatfield Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards