St John's Wood residents have voiced opposition to a planned eruv and its potential consequences for local diversity at a church meeting organised by a religious leaders' group.
The North Westminster Eruv committee plans to submit an application to Westminster Council at the end of the summer for the erection of 38 poles extending to Boundary Road in the north, Avenue Road in the east, Regent's Canal in the south and Shirland Road in the west.
Twenty-year-old Didi Chrysler prevailed in a northern battle to be crowned Young Cantor of the Year at St John's Wood Synagogue on Monday night.
The Jerusalem-based Mancunian saw off the challenge of Southport Hebrew Congregation's Yossi Saunders, 21, and Charles Chait, 21, from Liverpool's Childwall Synagogue. A fourth finalist, Levi Coleman from Stamford Hill, was unable to compete because of work commitments at a Beverly Hills hotel.
Mr Chrysler's prize is a scholarship to the prestigious Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute, under the leadership of Cantor Naftali Herstik.
Labour MP Karen Buck has held Westminster North, incorporating St John’s Wood, in a nail-biting contest with Tory Joanne Cash.
During the campaign Ms Buck told the JC that she had always "championed" the causes of Jewish constituents.
Ms Cash, nicknamed a "Cameron cutie", criticised media coverage of her candidacy, which she claimed had "an incredibly powerful" impact on the result. In a recent Channel 4 Dispatches programme, her campaign was said to have received a large amount of money from Conservative Friends of Israel.