Osterley and Isleworth are OK areas for the Hounslow areas but if you look at the Hounslow town centre, it is even more of a dump than Slough is. Hounslow is like about 20 years ahead of what Slough is now.
You cannot really get away from the Muslims because they are in those areas also. There is a mosque (which has been around for more than 20 plus years) as you make your way to Green School I think where I had a cousin of my mine go to.
The immigration surge in Slough is due in part to Hounslow dumping a lot of their refugees into Slough. I know this because I had someone I know of who worked in the council.
I know of people who live in Hounslow and if they have enough money, they are moving into areas like Richmond.
That is what I have realised about our people is that you cannot really have a Sikh area because we ultimately attract other ethnic groups and it then becomes swamped.
Our strength is our open-ness and inclusivity but this also results in the above. Either our people become exclusive and do not sell to non Sikhs or we do not put a house on rent and move out, or do what the Jews do which is the whole community chip's in a buys the house from the fellow Sikh and sell to another Sikh and do not allow the new Sikh to put it on rent to refugees.
I do not think our people have that kind of thinking.
So what is resulting is our people are spreading out and never living in close proximity to one another. You have areas in towns where you can 5-10 per cent Sikhs but you can never tell because they never cluster too close to one another. They also do not do their houses up in the typical way that attracts attention.
I give myself 20-30 years as a cycle and see what happens. By that time, I will be much older.
Parts of Bucks such as High Wycombe already has an established Muslim community. So in some cases, Sikhs who move in some of these parts are the newcomers whereas the Muslims are older community.
Muslims who live in these types of towns, moved into council housing and have their own enclaves where the town is still mostly goreh, however Sikhs who move to these kind of towns are typically part of a middle class.
I think you are safe in Bucks for the time being, but they will try their luck there eventually. Looking back I should have bought in Richings Park but my thoughts about schooling and my family situation at the time meant I bought here.
The outside Slough primary schools might be an option, I will see how the demographics develop in this area in the next few years. I wouldn't want to carry on living here if more and more of them move in.
Where do you live if you don't mind me asking.