Search

Plans to install an Eruv in parts of Kilburn are submitted to Camden Council

14:05 04 June 2014

What the poles will look like

What the poles will look like

Archant

Plans to erect an Orthodox Jewish boundary made up of poles and wires to be established in parts of Kilburn have been submitted to Camden Council.

The controversial boundary – known as an Eruv - marks out an area within which Orthodox Jews can engage in activities normally deemed as work and banned during the Sabbath, such as pushing a trolley or pram or carrying shopping.

Pairs of poles (each up to 5.5m high) with clear fishing wire running between them are proposed at 15 locations across Kilburn, West Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, and Fortune Green labelled the Brondesbury Eruv.

Those backing Eruvim – already established in other areas of London - have always argued the poles and wires are discreet and blend into the street furniture. When plans surfaced of an 18-mile Eruv to be erected in Camden in 2010, opponents submitted concerns that the poles would “clutter” public streets with “religious paraphernalia”.

The current Eruv plans were submitted by Brondesbury Park Synagogue.

Residents have until June 23 to make their views known to the council.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:48
Northwick Park Hospital's £21m A&E unit has yet to open

Health chiefs have launched an investigation after figures show patients at Northwick Park and Ealing Hospital A&E units face the worst waiting times in the country.

Yesterday, 16:37
Church Road in Willesden (Pic credit: Google Streeview)

A rogue landlord has lost his High Court bid to overturn a £500,000 fine for illegally converting a property into flats.

Yesterday, 16:09
Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Yesterday, 15:24
Wembley Stadium is in Engineer's Way  (Pic credit: PA)

A pair of hungry burglars who stole a box of sandwiches after breaking into Wembley Stadium were snared when they returned to the scene of the crime two days later.

Most read news

Protesters have been warned they are banned from setting up camp at the landmark.

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

From Britain First’s Facebook posts, you would assume they’d won the Rochester by-election. They didn’t, but they’re claiming it anyway.

At 100 years old, this was Ruby Holt’s first visit to the beach – and the first time she saw the ocean.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Brent & Kilburn Times e-edition today E-edition