Manchester eruv fails to make pre-Succot completion target

The north Manchester eruv — the UK’s largest — has not been completed in time for Succot as intended. But its organisers do not anticipate a long delay.

Fencing and wire arranged for the 13-mile religious boundary with Manchester’s Metrolink transport and Bury Council is awaiting installation.

Eruv manager Moshe Katz said: “Bury Council has been extremely helpful and working beyond the call of duty. But we have to wait for certain things to happen and in the meantime there have been small areas of fencing and trees to attend to.”

Only £15,000 still needs to be raised for the £400,000 project and half the £30,000 annual maintenance costs have also been secured. Daily pictorial updates of the progress of the 13-mile boundary are appearing on an unofficial Facebook page.

Last updated: 9:45am, September 23 2013