Wiltshire Hotel ceases use as Asylum Accommodation

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James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire has today had confirmation from the Home Office that The Wiltshire Hotel has fully ceased as Asylum Accommodation.

Writing to James, Tom Pursglove MP, Minister for Legal Migration and the Border said:

“I am writing to confirm that the contract has now ended for The Wiltshire on 30 April 2024. I can confirm all service users have been relocated from the site and this is now empty.

As the Home Office ends the use of asylum hotels, we will continue to work with local authorities nationally to increase the supply of dispersal accommodation in line with regional plans. Dispersal accommodation is significantly cheaper for the taxpayer and far less impactful on local communities.”

Commenting James said:

“I am delighted that The Wiltshire Hotel has finally ceased use as asylum accommodation. Ever since it was first touted for use, I have campaigned against it. The Wiltshire was fundamentally the wrong place to house asylum seekers and I am glad that the Home Office have now listened to my representations and ensured its closure”.

“I know the local community will welcome this news and like them I look forward to seeing the hotel back to its proper use”.


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