David Morris MP has welcomed the decision to cease the use of a hotel in Morecambe as temporary accommodation for asylum seekers.
Mr Morris MP has been working with the Home office since January of this year to relocate Asylum Seekers outside of the Morecambe area, since he successfully negotiated with the removal of Asylum Seekers from the Clifton Hotel in the West End.
The Home Office formally notified Mr Morris of their decision in writing explaining that the Home Office were now terminating their contract with the only Hotel in Morecambe being used as asylum accommodation, and it will cease being used by the end of January 2024 reflecting the contractual notice period the Home Office have on the property.
Asylum seekers who are currently housed there will be notified a minimum of 5 days in advance before they are moved to another part of the asylum estate.
David Morris MP said ;
" I have been working with the Home Office since January to cease the use of the Hotel in Morecambe as temporary accommodation for asylum seekers.
Our community is a welcoming and inclusive one but the facility that has been operating in Morecambe has caused pressure on our local services and has caused a great deal of concern for residents living in the vicinity.
Hotels are not appropriate places to house asylum seekers and I welcome the Home Office’s decision to terminate their contract in Morecambe with the contract ending at the end of January.
I know local residents in Bare will be extremely pleased by this announcement.”