Following the very welcome news from Bromsgrove District Council and Worcestershire County Council that refugees under the Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme (VPRS) will be welcome in Bromsgrove, a group of us met in Bromsgrove on the 30th September to form a community group called ‘Bromsgrove & Redditch Welcome Refugees’. The idea of this group is to give community support to our local district and county councils in this worthy, deserving cause.
The common feeling amongst this group is that we want to reach out and support the few thousand refugees who will be coming from refugee camps to the UK having fled such a devastating conflict, leaving behind nearly everything they owned.
Since the group’s formation, we held our first public meeting on Wednesday 28th October at the Community Centre, St Peter’s Church, Rock Hill. More news about this to follow soon!