Mayor told not to ‘vandalise Golders Green’ with redevelopment plan

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Mayor told not to ‘vandalise Golders Green’ with redevelopment plan

Councillors warn Sadiq Khan against plans, including a re-development of the bus station and relocation of war memorial

Golders Green War memorial would have been under threat of relocation under the proposals
Golders Green War memorial would have been under threat of relocation under the proposals

Councillors in Childs Hill have urged Mayor Sadiq Khan “not to vandalise Golders Green” over the proposed multi-story redevelopment of the bus station and relocation of the war memorial.

Conservative councillors Peter Zinkin and Shimon Ryde, together with colleagues in Golders Green and the Garden Suburb, called on Transport for London and the Mayor to “rethink their plans” and work with local residents.

Officials want to move the 1923 Clock Tower War Memorial to make way for a new road layout, alongside a new “undercroft” bus station, but there was strong resistance at a Planning Meeting this week.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan
London Mayor Sadiq Khan

“Any proposals put forward must be sympathetic to the existing town centre, with its conservation areas and listed buildings, and the movement of the war memorial must be sensitive and respectful to the memory of those it honours,” said Zinkin.

“I call on TfL and the Mayor of London not to vandalise the centre of Golders Green and to work with local councillors and their residents to rethink their plans.”

Ryde added: “The recent increase in traffic we are seeing on our roads, particularly from the new generation of large coaches, means that we are already at breaking point. The area simply cannot cope with more buses and coaches.”

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

Unlike other Jewish media, we do not charge for content. That won’t change. Because we are free, we rely on advertising to cover our costs. This vital lifeline, which has dropped in recent years, has fallen further due to coronavirus.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...


Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.


There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.


In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.


Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more: