Refugees welcome in Wandsworth
We the residents of Wandsworth are not prepared to turn our backs on those fleeing conflict zones in the current refugee crisis. We note that Kingston Council has committed to finding suitable accommodation for 50 refugees. We call upon Wandsworth council to work with community leaders, local people and the council’s housing team to co-ordinate a similar initiative in Wandsworth without affecting people on the Council’s current housing waiting list. We want to ensure that our local community plays its part in assisting those displaced by violence and war to find a safe place to live. To this end we want the council to work with the existing resettlement schemes, funded by the European Union, as well as to explore other means of supporting refugees.