Bedford Borough has a long history of being open and welcoming to migrants and refugees. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the desperate situation in Ukraine and we are ready and willing to welcome and support families fleeing the country.
We will do all we can to support organisations working in the UK and abroad to help.
A statement from Mayor Dave Hodgson:
"The situation in Ukraine is appalling and the people of that proud country are suffering untold hardship. I am though proud of Bedford Borough’s long standing reputation of supporting people fleeing conflicts around the world. Once again our local communities are stepping up to support people in this terrible situation. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Ukrainians who arrive in our Borough."
We have created a web page to provide information for Ukrainians and explains how Bedford Borough residents can help.
To find out more visit - www.bedford.gov.uk/ukraine