Revealed: The latest London destination for growing Charedi families

Move to Enfield is promoted on economic and transport grounds


Strictly Orthodox families from Stamford Hill are planning to move further north to set up a new outpost in Bush Hill, Enfield.

In a poster advertising the initiative, they say that more than 10 families have committed to relocate.

The rising costs of housing in Hackney have made it particularly hard for young Charedi couples to find somewhere to live as their families grow.

According to the poster, large houses in Bush Hill represent a cheaper option than moving to Tottenham.

And with Bush Hill barely 20 minutes from Stamford Hill by car, and accessible by Overground, residents would still be able to send their children to Charedi schools in Hackney.

Another attraction is a local crime rate lower than in Hackney or Haringey.

The group leading the venture has not responded to JC requests for comment.

Agudas Israel Housing Association, the best-known Charedi housing organisation, says it is not behind the initiative.

If the plan materialises, it will follow the successful establishment of a Charedi community in Canvey Island three years ago, which has grown to 59 families.

Some Charedi families have also moved further afield to Southend.


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