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.


On pole in Manchester

By Jonathan Kalmus, February 4, 2013

The first poles for what will be the UK’s largest eruv were erected in north Manchester this week.

Areas of Salford, Manchester and Bury will be covered by the religious boundary, which will have a 13-mile circumference. Three-quarters of the eruv is formed by existing structures or buildings.


Barnet Council approves eruv despite opposition

By Sandy Rashty, November 15, 2012

Barnet Council has approved plans for a local eruv despite the opposition of a Tory councillor who said that the religious boundary would be “marketing the place as a Jewish area”.

High Barnet councillor David Longstaff, cabinet member for safety and resident engagement, challenged the proposal at a planning sub-committee meeting at the town hall on Monday.


Mixed news for Barnet eruvs

By Marcus Dysch, October 25, 2012

The latest eruv for north London has moved a step closer with councillors approving planning permission for an application from the Woodside Park Synagogue trustees. But a decision on Barnet Synagogue’s plans for its own eruv has been deferred.