Sunset2
EARLY-MORNING-CANTER-473-
Inbox2
D4S9273
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
George-Wilding-301
Scouting-for-Girls7
Gordon-and-Sam
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
IMG8472
Musical-Time-Machine5
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09------30
JazzFestSat572
Animals06
Remebrance-18-3
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Hares017cropped
Sunset
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
TdB-Pewsey044
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08-----07
BABRURY-XC-JUMP-473
Roving-Crows1
Pete-Gage-Band1
D4S0472
Remebrance-18-1
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
SBJ
Civic-Service-18
IMG9097
Camilla-MSM
Brooks-Williams1
Inbox-1
Turin-Brakes6
D812668
Ogbourne
Mop-Fair---10-10-09------08
Torch-2012-05-23093-
Snowy-High-Street
Duke-of-Kent086
Remebrance-18-2
Landscape
Tina-May5
White-Horse
YELLOWHAMMER-473-
MBORO-HOCKEY-YOUTH-473
Big-Bull
4MI-2013-11-28030
Brazier
MYFC005
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
FROSTY-MORNING-

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Are there really no Syrian refugees settled in Marlborough?

Sirs 
Some weeks ago our Link co-ordinator contacted drivers to ask if we could help Syrian families get to a meeting/get-together in Potterne Wick.
 
I was delighted to offer my services and I was asked to take a family of four from Calne to Potterne Wick and return them to their home later.  I had expected to be assigned a journey from Marlborough.
 
This wasn’t required as 'there are no Syrian refugees in Marlborough'.  Indeed, as far as I can ascertain, there are no refugee families in Marlborough at all.
 
Can this really be true?  I am told there are currently around 50 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Wiltshire and to date more than 120 Syrian refugees are settled in the county.  But none in Marlborough?
 
Perhaps there are circumstances that make this impossible, but I would like to find out why and registering my concern through marlborough.news seems to be one way.
 
In what is an enormous humanitarian problem surely our town and Town Council should be seeking ways to help?
 
It would be good to know what marlborough.news readers' views are on this matter.
 
Is Marlborough impervious to the problems facing refugee families?
 
Jim Fletcher
Marlborough

Print

Mop-Fair---10-10-09---08
Sunset
Roving-Crows1
1stXV-and-others-with-Mayor
Civic-Service-18
Inquisitive-sheep-in-West-Overton
Musical-Time-Machine5
Duke-of-Kent086
Sunset2
Hares017cropped
D4S0472
Scouting-for-Girls7
ARKManton-2012-01-1449-
Torch-2012-05-23093-
Brazier
4MI-2013-11-28030
Big-Bull
Remebrance-18-1
SBJ
Ogbourne
D4S9273
White-Horse
Christmas-Lights15-11-20097
IMG8472
Marlborough-under-snow-from-above---Pete-Davies
Landscape
IMG9097
TdB-Pewsey044
CivicSelfie1
Marlborough-2013-04-18StPeters
Town-Hall-2011-05-0308-
Pete-Gage-Band1
Turin-Brakes6
George-Wilding-301
Animals06
Camilla-2012-10-19152
Snowy-High-Street
MYFC005
JazzFestSat572
D812668
Remebrance-18-2
Bluebells-in-West-Woods-10-05-09---30
Gordon-and-Sam
Tina-May5
Silbury-Sunset---10-06-08---07
Brooks-Williams1
Camilla-MSM
Remebrance-18-3