Eruv Plans Passed
We are sure that you will be delighted to learn that the Salford planning committee
today passed the plans we had submitted for the necessary poles etc required for
the building of the Manchester Communal Eruv.
This follows the recent approval of the applications put to Bury and Manchester
We are, therefore, thrilled to announce that, after 7 years of planning and consultation,
we now have all the appropriate planning permissions and are in a position to commence
the building of the Manchester Community Eruv which will include the main Jewish
areas in Manchester, Prestwich and Salford.
The completion of the Eruv will now depend on two things. Firstly the raising of
the necessary funds for the project. We have already expended approximately £50,000
to cover architect fees and the Halachic consultation fees etc. We anticipate that
we will require a further £300,000 to cover the capital costs of putting in place
all that will necessary for the completion of the Eruv. This will include the costs
of the many local authority licenses needed.
And secondly, we will need to actually get done all the physical process of putting
in place the poles and gateways, as well as repairing old fencing and erecting new
fencing. We anticipate this will take at least 12 – 18 months but could take longer
depending upon what problems we may be faced with. We have already appointed a project
manager to smooth this process.
So the dream of our own Eruv has come infinitely nearer. The Eruv committee are
very appreciative of the support the community have given so far. The committee
will continue giving their all to ensure that dream becomes a reality and we are
confident that the Community will play their part.
We will be approaching you in the near future to help with the funding. We trust
that you will want to participate in this great Mitzvah with a generous response..
We will endeavour to keep the Community upto date with further details on our website
Should you require any further details, please do not hesitate to utilise the ‘Contact
Us’ section on the website.
The Manchester Community Eruv Committee.