Stamford Hill

Met chief joins Shomrim patrol

September 8, 2016

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe joined a foot patrol of neighbourhood watch group Shomrim on Tuesday which took in a number of Stamford Hill synagogues.

Sir Bernard also handed over a letter praising Shomrim as "a well-established voluntary organisation which acts in the interests of the community and neighbourhoods within Hackney and Haringey," The letter added: "Their


Charedim raise £1m for child custody war chest

By Daniel Sugarman, August 18, 2016

Stamford Hill Charedim have raised £1 million to fight legal cases where they think children are at risk of being removed from the community by one of their parents.


Charedim plan Harlow move

By Simon Rocker, July 15, 2016

A new Charedi community in the Essex town of Harlow is being planned by a group of Stamford Hill activists.

The search for new locations has been prompted by the high cost of housing in inner London.

Project initiator Rabbi Asher Gratt said that given Harlow's proximity to Stamford Hill (23 miles), "I see this as a win-win situation for both communities.

"We are a very enterprising societ


Charedi warning over safety after boys' rescue

By Simon Rocker, July 7, 2016

The head of London's Strictly Orthodox rabbinate has warned schools and community groups to take proper precautions for educational trips following the rescue of a group of Charedi youth on the Kent coast last month.

Rabbi Ephraim Padwa wrote to say that health and safety rules must "always be adhered to" and appropriate preparations made for outings.

Rabbi Padwa, head of the rabbinate of th


Side by Side wins rebuild approval

June 23, 2016

Nursery and special needs school Side by Side has received Hackney Council's approval to build a £10.5 million school at Lordship Road in Hackney, the former site of Avigdor Primary.

The new build will increase the school's capacity from 80 to 110 pupils aged from two to 19, as well as doubling the floor area of the school site in Stamford Hill.


Swastika posters 'terrify our children'

By Rosa Doherty, June 23, 2016

Sarah's youngest son is too frightened to go outside with his brothers and sisters after swastika posters were plastered in a playground on the estate where they live.

The Nazi symbols were put up across five days this week in Amhurst Park, Stamford Hill, in what security group Shomrim described as "the first co-ordinated and repetitive act of antisemitism the area has ever seen".


Charedim find site for their Canvey heim

By Simon Rocker, May 12, 2016

Contracts are understood to have been exchanged for a building intended to serve as the hub of a planned new Charedi community in Canvey Island in Essex.

Several families from Stamford Hill in north London are thought to have bought houses in the town on the Thames Estuary although none have yet moved in.

The site of the former Castle View School which has been vacant for four years is in th


Poll on Charedi move 'inaccurate'

By Simon Rocker, April 15, 2016


Chasidic school takes on government

By Simon Rocker, April 7, 2016

A Chasidic independent school has mounted a legal challenge against an order from the Department for Education restricting it from taking new pupils until standards improve.

Beis Aharon Trust, which runs a school for 347 boys aged from three to 13 in Stamford Hill, north London, is awaiting the outcome of an appeal to the Care Standards Tribunal.


We're all going to Stamford Hill-on-Sea

By Simon Rocker, April 7, 2016

Within a few months, Joel Friedman hopes to be an Essex man.

As Stamford Hill's Charedi population continues to rise and house prices soar beyond the reach of ordinary families, the young Orthodox father of six is looking to move to pastures new. He plans to be among the pioneers of a Charedi community about to be set up an hour or so further east - in Canvey Island.