Damian White and the Havering Conservatives have launched a petition today against the housing of 200 asylum seekers in Palms Hotel in Hornchurch.
Palms Hotel has remained unoccupied for many years and and has been identified as a suitable location by an agency working for the Home Office.
Councillor White told the Havering Daily: “We have launched this petition as we feel this location is totally unsuitable for the asylum seekers. You are effectively dumping 200 vulnerable people in an inappropriate location and it is completely wrong to do this.
“The Fire Brigade have also informed us that the building requires extensive fire and safety work before it can be used.”
Many residents across the borough have expressed their concerns to us at the Havering Daily about the arrival and fear that the asylum seekers may not have been tested for COVID 19.
Please see below if you wish to sign the petition.