Cabinet vote for Powys to become a council of sanctuary
Cllr Richard Church - Powys County Council
Cllr Richard Church – Powys County Council

At a meeting of Powys County Council’s Cabinet on Tuesday, July 11 councillors agreed unanimously to join the ‘City of Sanctuary’ local authority network and begin the application process to become a ‘Council of Sanctuary’.

In February 2022, the UK Government ordered that all UK local authorities should accommodate a share of refugees, under the asylum dispersal programme, and the network builds on that.

Cabinet member for a safer Powys Liberal Democrat Councillor Richard Church said that joining the network is “something we should welcome” and would send out an “enormous positive message

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