Herts-based Afghan refugee initiative

07/10/2021 14:32

Hertfordshire County Council is promoting an initiative to support the large number of Afghan refugees who have taken up residence in the Watford and Hemel Hempstead areas.

The idea is to close shops for 2 hours and then allow the Afghan families to choose what they need. Those families would be choosing, checking sizes and having an experience in a friendly way, having the opportunity to see what shopping in a shop in the UK is like.

If you are based in the boroughs of Dacorum or Hertsmere and have an interest in this, please contact David.Salmon@hertfordshire.gov.uk or Simon.Berriman@hertfordshire.gov.uk directly.

Thanks very much to our members The Living Room for bringing this to our attention.