Coventry's Euro MP Christine Oddy has backed peace campaigners who have bought
a row of six houses in the city which will form a base for their activities and provide a
temporary home for refugees.
And she has backed her commitment by investing £50 in loan stock (effectively an
interest free long-term loan) which will help to finance the venture.
Ms Oddy will be visiting the project in Stoney Stanton Road on Sunday (24 January) to
look at the scale of the work which is planned during the next five years.
It includes renovating one of the houses to become a short stay home for asylum seekers
and converting the other five into one unit. This will include an office, meeting place
and resource room as well as bedrooms for members of the co-operative which has been
formed by members of the former Alvis Peace Camp. The group intend to continue campaigning
in the city on peace issues.
Ms Oddy said:
"Campaigning for peace is not always easy as the conflicts over Alvis of job
security and military production demonstrated, but I believe this group deserves support
in their work to draw attention to issues which are too easily ignored."