The Isle of Wight Council last night (Thursday) green lighted plans to bring 5 Syrian refugee families to the Isle of Wight – and more could be housed here in the future.
As previously reported by Island Echo, the Council’s executive committee met yesterday to discuss welcoming an initial 5 Syrian families to the Island on a temporary basis, with the potential for more refugees to be welcomed on a more permanent basis in the future.
Ahead of the meeting it was recommended to the Executive to approve an option which would see the Council improve it’s readiness to respond to national migration and refugee re-settlement programmes. The recommendation was unanimously approved.
Cllr Steve Stubbings says he is ‘delighted’.