Eruv to be installed in parts of Brent

Proposed boundary for the Brondesbury Eruv

Proposed boundary for the Brondesbury Eruv - Credit: Archant

An Orthodox Jewish boundary will be installed in parts of Brent after it was given the green light by Camden Council.

The boundary of poles and wires, known as an Eruv, were approved by Brent Council last year but were unable to come to fruition without permission from the neighbouring local authority.

The green light was needed from Camden because it stretches into parts of West Hampstead, Swiss Cottage, Kilburn and Fortune Green.

Jews will be allowed to carry out activities, including pushing a trolley or pram, carrying shopping or keys which is deemed as work and banned during the Sabbath within the ‘Brondesbury Eruv’.

The Eruv will covers the pavement on Kilburn High Road, Salusbury Road, Chamberlayne Road, Harrow Road, Station Road, Acton Lane, Craven Park, Bridge Road, Neasden Lane, Dudden Hill Lane, Kendal Road, Parkside and Cricklewood Broadway.

Although it utilises existing walls and fences, there remain a number of locations where no natural boundary exists, principally across roads and footpaths where poles will be installed.

Brondesbury Park Synagogue, who made the application, said the zone is needed to accommodate the needs of its “growing community”.