Council of Sanctuary


Horsforth Town Council has started the process of being recognised as a Council of Sanctuary. This award is given by City of Sanctuary UK, a national charity that aims to foster greater understanding between the general public, refugees and people seeking asylum. 

By joining City of Sanctuary UK's network of local authorities, we have become part of a nationwide movement of councils who share a commitment to welcoming people seeking sanctuary.

At a time when a great deal of public discourse about refugees and asylum seekers is characterised by smears and misinformation, Horsforth Town Council aims to create a culture of inclusivity and welcome in Horsforth for refugees and people seeking asylum in the town and surrounding area, and will work closely with the local Town of Sanctuary support group to achieve this.