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

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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.

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