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tobermory
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Linton-on-Ouse has only one shop, a small primary school and an irregular bus.
The Home Office has failed to respond to complaints over plans to build a giant processing centre for asylum seekers in a village of 700 in North Yorkshire.

As 1,500 male asylum seekers are expected, making them 70 percent of the village

They arrive this month and locals fear they will 'lock themselves in their houses'. Linton-on-Ouse has only one shop, a small primary school and an irregular bus
Villagers were not consulted on the plans and have brought in a barrister. John Williamson, senior project worker at Refugee Action York, said: 'I think it's a terrible idea to base this site here'.
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Report tobermory May 13, 2022 10:27 PM BST
Young men, mostly aged from 18 to 40, will be arriving from countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq and Eritrea.

Voicing their concerns to the Home Office last month, some villagers admitted they are 'scared' about their safety.

One woman said: 'Our children run free and safely. We know our neighbours. When the site opens, I don't feel my children will be safe.'

Mark Goddard, the Parish Council chairman, said residents have come to him in tears over fears they will have to 'lock themselves in their houses'.
Report tobermory May 13, 2022 10:31 PM BST
Dr Olga Matthias, spokesperson for Linton-on-Ouse Action Group, has poured scorn on a new Bill announced in Parliament this week which is supposed to 'spread opportunity... to level up jobs, homes and high streets'.

'How is the government spreading opportunity on our high street by outnumbering our village residents by 2:1?' said Dr Matthias.

'What is democratic about imposing this disastrous plan on us, without discussing it with any of the individuals or organisations which will be hugely impacted?'

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill was unveiled this week as part of the Queen's Speech to reform the planning system 'to give residents more involvement in local development'.

Lord Greenhalgh, Minister of State, said: '[It] is going to make every part of our country a great place to live, start a family, own a home and start a business; it is going to ensure that no person or community is left without hope or opportunities.'

But Dr Matthias responded by saying: 'I can assure Lord Greenhalgh that his government is systematically ensuring that Linton is not only overlooked by his scheme but will actually be victimised - how can our community feel that we have equality of hope and opportunity?

'If anyone in Linton wanted to put up a conservatory, we'd face a long and tedious process.

'But apparently applying for the required 'change of use' permission for the RAF station was something the Home Office decided need not concern them.

A spokesperson for the Home Office has tried to alleviate concerns by saying security checks will be carried out for each individual arriving in Linton-on-Ouse and all refugees will be expected to return to the RAF site by no later than 10pm every night.

In a statement, they said: 'The asylum reception centre at Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire, will help end our reliance on expensive hotels which are costing the taxpayer £4.7million a day, and we are engaging with local stakeholders about the use of the site.

'The New Plan for Immigration will fix this broken asylum system, allowing us to support those in genuine need while preventing abuse of the system and deterring illegal entry to the UK.'
Report DenzilPenberthy May 13, 2022 11:13 PM BST
What great newsHappy
Report saddo May 13, 2022 11:16 PM BST
They've picked on the wrong county.
Report DenzilPenberthy May 13, 2022 11:27 PM BST
It's by design nothing these pricks do stands up to common sense or reason.
Report mecca May 14, 2022 1:01 AM BST
No inflated house prices in Linton-On-Ouse
Report tobermory May 14, 2022 6:46 AM BST
Linton-on-Ouse has only one shop

The shopkeeper must be the only one in the village happy about his. 1500 blokes with only one shop within 20 miles to spend their dole money in.
Report Stickywickets May 14, 2022 8:03 AM BST
The sheep & goats are VERY worried
Report Stickywickets May 14, 2022 8:04 AM BST

May 14, 2022 -- 6:46AM, tobermory wrote:


Linton-on-Ouse has only one shopThe shopkeeper must be the only one in the village happy about his. 1500 blokes with only one shop within 20 miles to spend their dole money in.


He'll need to have plenty of top up cards

Report Stickywickets May 14, 2022 8:05 AM BST

May 14, 2022 -- 8:04AM, Stickywickets wrote:


May 14, 2022 -- 6:46AM, tobermory wrote:Linton-on-Ouse has only one shopThe shopkeeper must be the only one in the village happy about his. 1500 blokes with only one shop within 20 miles to spend their dole money in.He'll need to have plenty of top up cards


and state of the art surveillance, a dozen Rottweilers & 24/7 armed security

Report lfc1971 May 14, 2022 8:08 AM BST
Should be sent to Scotland and funded by the Scots
Report politicspunter May 14, 2022 8:11 AM BST
Maybe all the residents should have voted remain, like lfc.
Report politicspunter May 14, 2022 8:20 AM BST
https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/find.html?searchType=SALE&locationIdentifier=REGION%5E15083&insId=1&radius=0.0&minPrice=&maxPrice=&minBedrooms=&maxBedrooms=&displayPropertyType=&maxDaysSinceAdded=&_includeSSTC=on&sortByPriceDescending=&primaryDisplayPropertyType=&secondaryDisplayPropertyType=&oldDisplayPropertyType=&oldPrimaryDisplayPropertyType=&newHome=&auction=false
.

Looks like a good opportunity for a property speculator.
Report Stickywickets May 14, 2022 8:29 AM BST
They should be ALL put on a boat with provisions and told to find somewhere else to grift
Report Stickywickets May 14, 2022 8:30 AM BST
Be a good time to go round the residents and sell them new security
Report lfc1971 May 14, 2022 8:34 AM BST
It’s possible quite a few of the locals are critical of the tories and the Rwandan fly scheme
And might even vote labour , or perhaps in favour of immigration ?

If so then of course they have nothing to complain about
Report politicspunter May 14, 2022 8:49 AM BST
As Conservative a village as they come. Vote tory, get asylum seekers Laugh
Report lfc1971 May 14, 2022 8:59 AM BST
This is a warning to anyone who might think of voting Labour/ Liberal and opposes the Tory parties plans to relocate illegals
to Rwanda .
The Tory heartlands in the south have carried the burden for too long - send them up north , and better still to snp land
Report politicspunter May 14, 2022 9:02 AM BST
A clear message to all traditional rural Conservative voting areas. Vote tory, get asylum seekers.
Report lfc1971 May 14, 2022 9:04 AM BST
It’s a very good policy to get them out of expensive hotels
Mainly in the south . All in all good work Boris and Ms Patel , carry on
Report politicspunter May 14, 2022 9:05 AM BST
Support your local asylum seekers! Place them all in traditional Conservative voting rural villages away from Labour voting London.
Report lfc1971 May 14, 2022 9:09 AM BST
Of course the fact that this migrant centre has not been located in your own constituency
and hopefully as far away as possible , is a very good reason to vote Tory
Well done Boris Cool
Report lfc1971 May 14, 2022 9:11 AM BST
If this no nonsense trend towards illegal migrants continues I might be persuaded to vote Tory myself
Report lfc1971 May 14, 2022 9:13 AM BST
Levelling up Boris , well done
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