Council to query Home Office decision to more than double asylum seekers accommodated in Shrewsbury
Lezley Picton
Lezley Picton

Shropshire Council says it is to question the decision by the Home Office to increase the numbers of asylum seekers currently accommodated at a Shrewsbury hotel from 67 to 186.

Its environmental health team believes the maximum limit for the hotel is a significantly lower number of guests.

Council leader Lezley Picton said while it would continue to do what it could to make Shropshire a safe and peaceful place for everyone who lived in the county, the council had serious concerns about the hotel’s capacity and any additional pressure the increase may have on local services.


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