Cambridge is now home to 85 refugees who have been resettled in the UK

PUBLISHED: 14:32 15 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:32 15 March 2018

Leader of Cambridge City Council, Councillor Lewis Herbert. Picture: Keith Heppell

Leader of Cambridge City Council, Councillor Lewis Herbert. Picture: Keith Heppell

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The council is still seeking properties with three or more bedrooms that could be let for more than two years.

Cambridge is now home to 85 people from Syria and other countries who have been resettled as part of the city council’s response to the government’s commitment to house 20,000 refugees.

Leader of Cambridge City Council, Cllr Lewis Herbert, said: “Since the conflict in Syria started, and dating back many years before that, the city of Cambridge has offered a refuge to people fleeing conflicts and violence.

“Having met many of the families, I know how well they are settling in. I am proud that our community in Cambridge has welcomed them so warmly into our city, and is helping give the families a brighter future here than is sadly still the case in Syria or their own countries.”

Cllr Herbert is speaking at the Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity Street on Monday (March 19), about the city’s initiatives to help 100 refugees from Syria and other countries
The free talk, at 12.30pm, is part of a series of talks entitled ‘Making Refuge – Creative Responses to the Refugee Crisis.’

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