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Planned expansion of Congestion Charge zone could hit Jewish communities

Reports the government is demanding a hike in the cost and extension to boundaries of South and North Circular lead to fears over reduced synagogue attendance

The potential expansion of the congestion zone in return for a Transport for London bailout could hit several Jewish communities. 

Reports that the government is demanding the zone be extended to the boundaries of the South and North Circular roads have led to fears that synagogues such as Alyth in Golders Green could face a reduction in attendance. 

North-west London Jewish communities straddle the North Circular, separating Hendon to the north from Golders Green to the south. Extending the zone would impose a £15 payment on travelling between them.

A mayoral source told Jewish News that extending the charge to the North and South Circular would be “totally unacceptable”.

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