• Refugee crisis

    I have spent a lot of time over the past few weeks talking to people about the refugee crisis. Like any sane person, I am determined to uphold our country’s noble tradition of taking in refugees and doing what we can to help.

    There have been calls for Torbay Council to make its position clear. Indeed, I was one of the councillors who suggested that last week’s Overview & Scrutiny Committee (the first major council committee meeting held here since the refugee crisis escalated) to openly debate the issue. The chairman of that committee declined to add the item to the agenda.

    At the Mayor’s Executive Group meeting this morning – which is routinely attended by senior council officers as well as others, depending on the agenda items – we discussed the following statement, which the mayor will be announcing at the Full Council meeting being held next Thursday, 24 September at the RICC:

    Torbay Council – Mayoral Statement

    Refugee Crisis

    Torbay Council is committed to supporting the current Syrian refugee crisis and will support local people and partners to provide an appropriate response, in particular to orphans and unaccompanied children. We will work in partnership with other Local Authorities in the South west to maximise our support and the opportunities available for individual refugees.

    Torbay Council will respond within the financial envelope provided by central Government and note that the existing commitment to financial support for the first year only will not provide the long term support that will be required to allow refugees to really take advantage of the opportunities available in Torbay.

    I have appointed a senior officer to lead on our response and an implementation plan and briefings s will be arranged as more information becomes available.

    I entirely support and wholeheartedly endorse the mayor’s statement. I am pleased that particular reference is being given to children, especially those orphaned or separated from their families by this crisis.

    I am also pleased that Torbay Council’s considered and sensitive response is in direct contrast with that of the leaders of the European Union whose kneejerk responses have led to a dreadful mess through most of Europe.



Julien Parrott, UKIP

Councillor for Ellacombe Ward, 2007 to date
Executive Lead for Adults and Children
Torbay Borough Council Unitary Authority

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11 November 2017

A brief update ...

I realise that I keep apologising for not maintaining this website! I really hope that I will be able to do something with it in the near future, but I know that my fellow Ellacombe residents understand that my priority is with my ward work and with my work for children and adults across the Bay as Executive Lead councillor.

In the meantime, an update for my fellow Ellacombe residents: please note that my contact details have changed. If you want to discuss a local issue with me, please see below for my new contact arrangements.

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Cllr Julien Parrott, Torbay Council, Town Hall, Torquay TQ1 3DR

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01803 389624 (Mon-Fri, daytime)

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I am also generally available each Monday between 12 noon and 1pm at the Office of William Dartmouth MEP, at 49 Market Street, Torquay TQ1 3AW

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