Brightwell cum Sotwell is aiming to host a group of refugees at a cluster of homes in the village and are now in the process of hosts being matched to Ukranians.   Two are already matched with families.    The visa process is slow but they are hoping that they, and possibly more, will be here by next week.

Its not too late if you want to come forward as a potential host and join the process, or to offer to help in some way.   To host, you need to register first at the Government site 'Homes for Ukraine'.

Outside of this there is a leaflet describing what Brightwell cum Sotwell could offer to refugees which is being translated into Ukrainian and Russian.    They have held their first meeting on Zoom, gathered lots of useful documents and links, set up a separate e mail address and a WhatsApp group for hosts (which will be widened out to others later)

If you are interested in joining the Network please email at or phone Ann Linton 07885 639832 or Tom Rogerson 01491 839960