Updated: Jul 14, 2020
REACT works with and seeks to represent more than 3000 households in Upper Edmonton. Edmonton is one of the most neglected and marginalised parts of Enfield. The community is represented negatively in the media, only furthering the stereotypes of the area, and isolating the community.
Residents’ voices, their perspectives and needs are not taken into account when decisions are made.
Our Aims and Objectives:
REACT works with and seeks to represent more than 3000 households in Upper Edmonton, one of the most neglected parts of Enfield.
REACT is a voluntary, non-political, non-denominational, not-for-profit making and a community based organisation.
REACT aims to work with all the Meridian Water partners in enabling a strategic improvement in the living standards of our existing community within Upper Edmonton Ward.
REACT strives to encourage community participation by campaigning for better housing, cleaner environment and greater opportunities for Upper Edmonton.
REACT aims to work with the council, community stakeholders and the business sectors in reaching these goals.
Upper Edmonton is ranked among the top 15% most deprived areas of the country.
Around 1/3 of children live in poverty.
Almost 10% claim job seekers allowance in the deprived neighborhoods, and there is an above average proportion of out of work benefit claimants.
A large percentage of the BAME population also live in Upper Edmonton.
The life expectancy of people in Upper Edmonton is lower than the national average.
20% of households have an annual income of £15,000 or less.