Drop by for a Coffee

On Saturday 6 November, we hosted our first 'Drop by for a Coffee' event.  Megan's At The Flower Market proved an excellent venue for a casual coffee, as we discussed national and local issues.  We also had some new faces join us!  Please look out for the date of our next coffee meet and do come along.


Chiswick Lib Dems host Afghan Refugee Talk

In October we collaborated with West London Welcome to find out more about how we could support recent refugees and asylum seekers in
our area.

Our thanks to Jo MacInnes and Stephanie White for a wonderful discussion and tips on how to best support recent arrivals.

For more information head to the West London Welcome website www.westlondonwelcome.com


HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT AFGHAN REFUGEES IN YOUR COMMUNITY

 

Chiswick LibDems invite you to our next event, Supporting Afghan Refugees in our local community

The event is on Wednesday 13 October from 7pm to 9pm, at The Catholic Centre, 2 Dukes Avenue Chiswick W4 2AE

Wine and soft drinks will be available to purchase, with the first glass free.

Our guest speaker will be Jo MacInnes Director of West London Welcome, a community centre run for and with refugees and asylum seekers living in West London. She will explain their work with refugees and asylum seekers and offer ways in which we can all help. This will be followed by a Q&A.

This is a FREE EVENT however donations to West London Welcome are encouraged.

 

We look forward to seeing you there!


Chiswick Lib Dems Offers Support to Afghan Refugees

 

Helen Cross - Parliamentary Spokesperson 

 

What is happening in Afghanistan is heartbreaking to watch.  The situation is quickly deteriorating and it is very difficult to comprehend the scale of the suffering and despair which ordinary Afghans are experiencing. We are watching a humanitarian crisis unfold as hundreds of thousands flee their homes.  Many members of our own communities across Hounslow have cherished family and friends in Afghanistan and they are concerned for their safety. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Hounslow Liberal Democrats welcome the Council’s announcement that it will play its part in providing sanctuary to Afghan migrants fleeing from the Taliban. It is vital that it works with partners, statutory bodies and private housing providers to ensure that those seeking refuge are welcomed to the borough, provided with a safe home and given help with the little things in life that will make a huge difference - registering with a GP, setting up a bank account.

However, this Government must provide emergency funds so that local authorities can provide a safe place for these vulnerable people who will need to rebuild their lives.  The UK Government’s humanitarian response is too narrow and nowhere near ambitious enough.  The pledge from the Home Secretary that the UK takes 5,000 Afghan refugees in the first year of the new Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme is too few and unjustifiable slow.  We can not abandon those fleeing the Taliban, particularly those who have stood by our armed forces and vulnerable groups such as women, children and the LGBTQ community.

London has a proud history of offering sanctuary to those seeking refuge.  Over the last week, ordinary people across the borough have stepped up and offered their support and solidarity.  As a community, we can proudly say refugees are welcome.

 

 


Chiswick Lib Dems want to hear from you

 

When it comes to your neighbourhood, Liberal Democrats believe your voice counts. That's why we're asking you what issues your local Lib Dem team should champion. 

If you have views about the Chiswick area, please let us know what matters to you by taking part in our summer survey.

https://londonlibdems.typeform.com/to/U5tEX8Zy


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