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Spa hotel faces legal action after it fires all staff to house migrants

A four star spa hotel faces legal action after sacking all its staff to make space for migrants.

Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, is set to put up as many as 241 asylum seekers in its 76 rooms despite opposition from local residents and the council.

Ninety-five full and part time staff were told last week they would be losing their jobs with the last day being July 10.

Weddings and all events after that date have been cancelled.

In an attempt to block the scheme, Carmarthenshire county council is taking the hoteliers and Home Office’s contractors to the High Court on Friday, July 7. It claims they have changed the use of the hotel without planning permission.

It will be the first of three legal actions in the next week as two further councils go to the High Court on July 12 and 13 in a bid to prevent the Home Office from turning two former air bases, RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire and Wethersfield in Essex, into shelter for migrants.

Dame Nia Griffith, the Labour MP for Llanelli, said: “It is absolutely shocking the way that the staff have been treated from the beginning, just kept in the dark with no information. It is a disgraceful and degrading way to treat the workers.

“The hotel owners, Clearsprings, and ministers in the Home Office should hang their heads in shame.”

Ministers are being forced to deliver hotels for migrants as the number of people crossing the Channel increases, with a record 3,824 reaching the UK last month, a fifth higher than the 3,140 that arrived in June last year.

This year’s current total of 11,434 is 10 per cent down on last year’s figure at the same point. However, it has yet to get through the summer months of July, August and September, which accounted for 44 per cent of last year’s total of 45,755.

A Home Office spokesman said: “The number of people arriving in the UK who require accommodation has reached record levels and has put our asylum system under incredible strain.

‘Not in the national interest’
“We have been clear that the use of hotels to house asylum seekers is unacceptable – there are currently more than 51,000 asylum seekers in hotels costing the UK taxpayer £6 million a day.”

Richard Drax, the Tory MP for South Dorset, on Tuesday warned there were concerns over how migrants will occupy themselves if plans go ahead to house them on a barge in Portland port near the seaside town of Weymouth “at the height of summer”.

“My constituents in Weymouth and in Portland and I are getting a little tired of being told that placing a migrant barge in our port is in the national interest. It is not in the national interest,” he said.

“This barge designed for 222 will accommodate 506 illegal migrants, already testing our overstretched resources. It was imposed on us without any consultation.

“Many concerns, both on the barge, and what the 506 young men will do going around a seaside resort at the height of the summer unmonitored and with little money.”

Oliver Dowden, the Deputy Prime Minister, said he was “happy to engage” with Mr Drax about his concerns.

Meanwhile, Kent County Council has launched a legal challenge against the Home Secretary, arguing it is being put under “wholly disproportionate strain” by looking after hundreds of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

The council’s bosses said the pressure on its children’s services “continues to be overlooked”, which has forced them to begin a claim for judicial review against Suella Braverman.

So far, the local authority has served a letter before action in its bid to ensure other local authorities are taking “their fair share” of new arrivals to the UK.

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