October 20, 2023 8.00 pm This story is over 7 months old

Visiting Wethersfield: Lessons for Scampton as RAF bases are turned into asylum camps

Wethersfield’s RAF base transformation: A glimpse into Scampton’s potential future

By Local Democracy Reporter

Reflecting the situation at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire, the charming village of Wethersfield in Essex has become a temporary home for hundreds of asylum seekers over recent months.

Since July, RAF Wethersfield, a historical military base previously occupied by the Royal Air Force and the United States Army Air Forces, has accommodated around 300 migrants. Yet, locals say that this influx has barely affected their day-to-day lives.


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