Sanctuary on Sea : Brighton & Hove City of Sanctuary

Fantastic news! In almost the last act of this administration before the elections, Brighton & Hove Councillors from all the main parties voted tonight for our city to be recognised as a City of Sanctuary and to offer a lifeline to Syrian refugees. Some speakers spoke of their ancestors who had fled Pogroms in Eastern Europe, others talked about the Ugandan Asians who had settled in Porstlade and were now part of the community. All were proud of Brighton’s tradition of celebrating its diverse residents and welcoming the persecuted. Brighton should be a beacon, said Cllr Littman, who announced that the Motion had already had an impact: a landlord had read about it in the paper and had called him to offer some affordable housing for Syrian refugees.To find out more see this article from The Argus

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