Manchester eruv fails to make pre-Succot completion target

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 23, 2013

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.


Pole winner for Bushey

September 16, 2013

Harrow Council’s planning committee has unanimously approved an application for the erection of poles and wires on five sites which will complete the boundary for the Bushey eruv. Hertsmere Borough Council had previously given planning consent for the poles and wires in the majority of the eruv area.


Bushey eruv gets the green light

By Jay Grenby, August 26, 2013

Hertsmere Council’s planning committee has unanimously backed an application for an eruv in Bushey.

There had been some local opposition to the application for the erection of poles and wires at 25 locations in the Bushey area to bridge gaps in the proposed eruv route not already marked by fences, buildings or walls.


In pole position for eruv news

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 15, 2013

Evidence of the interest in the north Manchester eruv was the turnout of 400 on Shabbat at Salford’s Stenecourt Synagogue to be told about the final preparations.

They heard that 101 of 117 poles for the religious boundary were in place and that completion was expected by Succot.


Another boundary hit as Belmont gets eruv OK

By Marcus Dysch, June 10, 2013

Belmont Synagogue is the latest community to secure planning permission for an eruv and it is hoped the religious boundary will be operational in time for Rosh Hashanah.


Redbridge Council approves Chigwell eruv

By Zoe Winograd, May 6, 2013

Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue moved a step closer to the first Essex area eruv after Redbridge Council unanimously approved its plans last week. But given that the religious boundary will cover more than Redbridge, project leaders now await the go-ahead from Epping Forest District Council.


Manchester eruv close to completion

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 18, 2013

Manchester’s first eruv could be completed within weeks.

The religious boundary has been in development for more than two years since receiving planning permission.


Mill Hill eruv gets go ahead from Barnet

By Jay Grenby, March 18, 2013

Supporters of the Mill Hill eruv are celebrating the clearing of the final planning hurdle after a four-year campaign.


Leader defends anti-eruv councillor

By Marcus Dysch, February 25, 2013

Barnet Council’s leader has rejected calls for the resignation as a cabinet member of a Tory colleague who organised a Shoah event having previously made disparaging comments about a proposed local eruv.


Anti-eruv councillor defends Shoah day role

By Marcus Dysch, February 18, 2013

A Barnet councillor who opposed a local eruv claiming it would be “marketing the place as a Jewish area” has defended his suitability to organise the borough’s Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony.

David Longstaff was criticised by a fellow Conservative councillor and a Shoah memorial group this week after details emerged of his pivotal involvement in January’s HMD event in Hendon.