Council in refugee pledge
Wednesday 9th September 2015 @ 17:02 by Nigel Skinner
Community News

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Tameside will be at the forefront of providing a welcoming and safe haven for any refugees as the crisis across Europe unfolds, the borough council pledged this week.

In a statement, Tameside Council said it was already working with housing providers to understand what capacity it would have to go to beyond existing commitments to house refugees.

Tens of thousands of refugees have fled camps following the conflict in Syria, with European nations now accepting they will have to home thousands each.

Tameside Council says it has a proud tradition of helping those seeking refuge.

Read more in this week’s Tameside Reporter.