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Carmarthenshire County Council leader ‘outraged’ by asylum seekers plan

CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council says it has treceived written confirmation from the Home Office of their plan to accommodate asylum seekers at the Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli from next month (July 3, 2023).

Within the plan provided by the Home Office, which has been sent to Hywel Dda Health Board, Dyfed Powys Police and Mid and West Wales Fire, a maximum of 207 people, made up of family groups, will be accommodated across 77 rooms.

The County Council says it remains firmly against the Stradey Park Hotel change of use and continue to explore the legal position in regards to this proposal.

Cllr. Darren Price Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council said: “I am outraged that this proposal by the Home Office to concentrate a large number of asylum seekers is going ahead.  Even at this stage I call on the hotel owners, Sterling Woodrow, to reconsider their position and stop this from progressing.”

Dame Nia Griffith MP said: “This is hugely concerning, and I will continue to oppose any such proposal very vigorously, making clear the very strong opposition from local people.”