Colchester Borough of Sanctuary

We are so proud that with cross-party support of the Council, we have now become part of a national City of Sanctuary movement. Across the United Kingdom, 90 towns and cities, are committed to creating a culture of welcome and safety for everyone.

On Sunday 8th October 2017, we celebrated Colchester becoming a Borough of Sanctuary at the Firstsite Gallery. Essex County Council, Colchester Town Council, Essex University, The Sixth Form College amongst several others gave talks about their commitment to being part of this movement. We also enjoyed music, good food, dance and several information stalls.

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by Iman Mortagy