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Statement: Napier Barracks, Shorncliffe

Following the rumours circulating, we have been given confirmation today that the Home Office intends to make Napier Barracks an assessment and dispersal facility for asylum seekers.

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F&HDC Leader Cllr David Monk, Folkestone & Hythe MP Damian Collins and Folkestone & Hythe District Council ward member Cllr Tim Prater - who is also chairman of Sandgate Parish Council - have co-written letters protesting to ministers about the lack of consultation on this matter and the exceptionally poor communication with us.  

We are quite sure that members of the community will have many questions, and we are seeking clarification as a matter of urgency. When we have the clarification we will publish the answers.

Date published: 14 September 2020

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