Meeting to be held for Peterborough residents who would like to adopt refugee children

Residents in Peterborough who would like to adopt refugee children can find out more at a meeting this evening (Tuesday, April 5).

Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 1:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th April 2016, 2:01 pm
Will you welcome a refugee? NNL-150914-084417009

The meeting is at the Allama Iqbal Centre in Cromwell Road from 6pm.

Last month, Peterborough City Council leader Councillor John Holdich said the authority is considering a request from the government to support 15 children who are refugees from Syria.

Speaking at the time, he said: I’ve considered the government’s request and I would like to confirm we are willing to assist if we are able to do so.

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“But I would need further information from the government before agreeing.”

A debate last October on whether the council should take in refugees turned sour as councillors from opposite parties argued vehemently.