Northamptonshire County Council says ‘No’ to refugees

In spite of a promise last September by Mary Markham, the leader of Northampton Borough Council, that NBC would accept 50 Syrian refugee families over the next 5 years, the controlling majority on the Council have reneged on that promise and voted not to accommodate any. This follows a Northamptonshire County Council claim that, in spite of specific government support which is given for settling refugees, it was not financially possible for NCC to accept any. We belong to a town and county that will do NOTHING to respond to what is a major humanitarian crisis.

“I was a stranger and you did not invite me in.” (Matthew 25:43).

If you want to see this decision reversed, please let your feelings be known. There is now a petition on line:

www.gopetition.com/petitions/calling-on-northampton-borough-council-to-offer-sanctuary-to-50-syrian-refugee-families.html.

If you do not have a computer, you can take this web address to your local library, or a friend, and they will help you.