Friday, 3 October 2008

The growing Nepalese community

Yesterday I attended a meeting to identify the needs of the large and fast growing Nepalese community in Reading. Lots of people attended but the gender balance could've been better - more women.

I learned that there may be up to 3000 Nepalese in the Reading area! What's more the community may grow even faster following on from the recent decision to re-examine 2000 Gurkha applications to remain. Well done to everyone who campaigned for this, but there is still a long way to go.

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