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More Syrian refugees to be housed in Newark and Sherwood after successful Government scheme exceeds expectations

Nine more Syrian refugees will be housed in the district after it was agreed to extend the successful resettlement scheme.

Members of Newark and Sherwood District Council’s homes and communities committee voted unanimously to resettle nine more refugees in the district as part of the Government’s Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (SVPRS).

It follows the successful settling of 58 refugees ­— 26 adults and 32 children ­— in Newark and Southwell since the scheme began in November 2016. Another family is due to arrive in Southwell in December.

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