STRATFORD District Council is to play its part in dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis.
Both Alcester and Studley are within the district and at a cabinet meeting on Monday (September 7) pledged to offer support in response to calls and contact through social media from concerned residents asking how they and the council can help.
At cabinet councillors agreed to provide an information sheet for those keen to help and to note those who may be able to accommodate any refugee families and empty holiday accommodation as well as use resources to support government initiatives.
Coun Chris Saint, Leader of the district council said “Stratford District is ready to play its part in any nationally agreed and co-ordinated approach to refugees as well as formulating its own response.
“District residents are keen to do all they can to help support these people – collect charitable gifts, hold charity collections and even offer rooms in their homes.
“We will do our best to help co-ordinate all of this along with other partners and the West Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership so we can understand what is needed in terms of support and the provision of public services in order to deliver an effective and co-ordinated response.”
Further details will be made available in due course.