I’m not really from the area as my parents moved us here from the north east when I was a child.
I have a friend who spoke only Spanish when she arrived in Southhampton and who is now a vital part of our communities both in Chesterfield and Sheffield.
I tell you this because we’re accepted, there’s room and acceptance for those who are a little bit different.
There are a lot of people who are a bit different and who have seen horror I can only imagine. They don’t want to sit in camps and let IS pick off their children. They want health needs met, their children to go to school, they want regular food and most of all they want safety.
No one thinks all of Syria should be flown to one part of the country but we have proved that we can accept people, things are getting worse, we can’t wait, we need to accept these people right now.
Brockwell lane, S40