Linton on Ouse

Started by Alex, April 23, 2022, 07:37:52 PM

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Alex

This is a lovely little village in North Yorkshire which has just under 1,000 inhabitants, but not for much longer.   The Government has decided that an RAF base near to the village will, during the next few weeks, begin to house up to 1,500 male asylum seekers.

Villagers are angry that the plan was dumped on them out of the blue, one villager said this Government will do more damage to the village than the Germans did in WWII.  Most are apprehensive and fear for the safety of their children and teenage daughters, quite right too a small village does seem an inappropriate place to house these young men.   And so it goes on.... :cry:


zoony


Michael Rolls

Quote from: zoony on April 23, 2022, 08:23:29 PM
Unbelievable..
sadly, only too believable - what idiot comes up with such ideas? Totally inappropriate.
Mike
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Flying Bomb

Imagine trying to sell a house there !
They built the Nightingale hospitals in a few weeks. 
Why not build accommodation away from small, vulnerable villages?

klondike

Why are our government so nice to them?

There are still complaints whatever is done so why not go for something that is a real deterrent. And cheap....

Tents. Behind a big fence. Better still on an uninhabited island.

It's good to moan.

-Oy-

Most of the local residents don't seem that concerened.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-61105983

The issue that I haven't seen addressed is what sort of "camp" they have in mind? Is it a closed based with facilities on site perhaps?
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer."


Michael Rolls

>>>A spokesman for the Home Office said: "The asylum reception centre at Linton, North Yorkshire, is one of our many sites which will provide safe and self-sufficient accommodation for asylum seekers including provisions for healthcare, faith and other activities.

"Services onsite will minimise the impact on those provided to the local community.

"Anyone accommodated at Linton will have undergone a robust screening process, and the Home Office is committed to working closely with the local community to ensure the site operates safely and securely."<<<

so that's alright then? What are they going to do? Lock the gates?
Mike
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klondike

There would be a huge outcry if they did. Anybody objecting will be labeled as a racist NIMBY. There should be a full public consultation on these things before there is any action.

Plenty seem to say that there is no problem so put them in those folks localities instead.

It's good to moan.

Diasi

Quote from: -Oy- on April 24, 2022, 09:50:29 AM
Most of the local residents don't seem that concerened.

I'm not suprised when one of those interviewed lives miles away & is dressed as a Lycra-freak & one runs a refugee support group in Ripon so neither were local.
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Jacqueline

Why do they do this? like Penally another small village where they housed young men who wanted to be in cities.  About 100 housed in Penelly, but 1500 housed near a village of 1000 people is bloody frightening, if they decided to go on the rampage heaven help the locals it is just not fair to them.  Why don't they house them in a really well to do area? we all know the answer to that don't we.

Alex

The Parish Council received the following statement from Kevin Hollinrake, MP on 24 April 2022, following the community led meeting on 23 April 2022:

Since Saturday's meeting, I have been in touch with the Home Secretary and other ministers to make clear the feeling amongst the community, the police, the council and the refugee agencies that this proposal is deeply flawed, that there is no way of mitigating it and that we will rapidly take forward work on a Judicial Review/Injunction unless they announce a complete pause on all plans and a commitment to review the plans in the context of other more suitable locations.

So much for the BBC and " Most of the local residents don't seem that concerned. " 

klondike

I'm just so glad that I opted out of the TV tax. I even got a partial refund  :grin: Not heard a peep from them since either.

It's good to moan.

Michael Rolls

Good for Mr. Hollinrake!
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Alex