The Wiltshire Hotel, in Royal Wootton Bassett, has now fully ceased providing housing for asylum seekers, the Home Office has confirmed.

For over a year, the 58 rooms at the hotel had been used as emergency short-term accommodation for migrants arriving in the UK via the English Channel.

The decision was controversial among residents and elderly neighbours raised concerns after extra fencing was installed around the site.

In January 2024, it was reported that the hotel would revert back to housing paying guests in April of this year.

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The Home Office has now confirmed this relocation process has been completed.

James Gray, MP for North Wiltshire, said: “I am delighted that The Wiltshire Hotel has finally ceased use as asylum accommodation.

“Ever since it was first touted for use, I have campaigned against it.

“The Wiltshire was fundamentally the wrong place to house asylum seekers and I am glad that the Home Office have now listened to my representations and ensured its closure.

“I know the local community will welcome this news and like them I look forward to seeing the hotel back to its proper use.”