CAMPAIGNERS have welcomed the announcement that plans for an immigration type jail centre, in County Durham, have been refused.
Members of the No To Hassockfield Marketing campaign Group say that Durham County Council’s settlement that the location at Hassockfield will not be appropriate to turn into an immigration removing centre is a recreation changer of their combat to forestall the location of the infamous former Medomsley Detention Centre getting used to detain ladies asylum seekers.
The unique Labour Celebration movement taken to full council on Wednesday July 14 was intentionally amended by the cross-party Joint Administration at County Corridor.
Their modification included the phrases, “Durham County Council doesn’t imagine that the usage of Hassockfield as an Immigration Removing Centre is an appropriate use of this web site.”
The council additionally made clear how few of the individuals who can be detained supply any menace to society, stating, “It’s acknowledged that the majority detainees in one of these facility should not criminals and that 86 per cent of girls detained in 2018 secured their freedom and now contribute positively to our society.”
The chair of the No To Hassockfield marketing campaign group, Owen Temple, welcomed the council’s choice and commented that this choice by the council modifications the entire dynamic of the talk.
“For too lengthy the folks of North West Durham have been fed the road that the centre will probably be stuffed with criminals who will probably be deported for the safety of society,” mentioned Owen.
“The County council has now clearly challenged that view, and opponents of the scheme are wanting to work with the Council in any method doable to forestall the location from getting used as an immigration detention centre.”