Many residents will already be aware that a planning application has been submitted to Westminster City Council (WCC) for the creation of a North Westminster Eruv which effectively is the construction of a boundary made up of 26 sets of poles and wires on the public highway to enable Orthodox Jews to travel freely in this designated area on the Sabbath. Whilst there are no actual poles proposed for the Abbey Road Ward, the proposal will enclose St John's Wood and part of Maida Vale enabling freer movement for those attending our Abbey Road Synagogues.
Your Ward Councillors would encourage you to make a comment on this application which will go before the Planning Sub-Committee in November. The consultation period has been extended to the end of October, but it would be helpful for our planning team to collate feedback as soon as possible. The link is http://idoxpa.westminster.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=O7N0RARPGR700. See above a map of the area covered by the Eruv.