Public meeting about asylum seekers at Three Counties Hotel

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  • An extroadinary public meeting was held by Belmont Parish Council at the Left Bank in Hereford for people to ask questions and raise concerns about the Three Counties Hotel being held to house asylum seekers
  • According to Councillor Tracy Bowes, from Belmont Parish Council, the asylum seekers are not currently at the hotel, but the Three Counties 'are ready to have them'
  • Up to 120 asylum seekers could be housed at the hotel, but the authorities say they do not know who they are - i.e. gender, age etc
  • Local councillors and representatives from Hereford Medical Group (HMG) and West Mercia Police were in attendance, as well as a representative from Jesse Norman MP's office; no one representing Bill Wiggin MP was there
  • Serco (the Home Office's contractor) were invited to attend but reportedly declined
  • The asylum seekers can access HMG 'like anyone else'
  • Security will be provided at the hotel 24/7
  • Anyone who wishes to volunteer their help is asked to contact HVOSS or Herefordshire Council
  • Any concerns should be addressed to Herefordshire Council
  • A lot of the questions could not be answered tonight, but they will be addressed in due course and a future meeting could be held
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