Schoolchildren and their parents took to the streets in early July in protest at a crossing dubbed a “danger junction” following a series of accidents and “near misses.”

Protest organiser Sonya Orchover, whose daughter attends Alma Primary School in Ponders End, she said: “There are places where the pavement disappears, and there is a blind corner for pedestrians with four lanes of traffic to contend with.

“It’s virtually impossible at the best of times but try it with three kids and a buggy.”

Councillors rejected calls for speed bumps near a primary school because it would be a nuisance.

Three Labour members voted in favour of speed-calming measures covering Cromer Road, Shaftesbury Avenue and Bulwer Road, in High Barnet, but four Conservatives voted against.

Cromer Road Primary School said traffic in the area was making pupils fearful of crossing the road.

High Barnet councillor Julian Teare said: “They (speed bumps) would reduce parking, cause cars to slam up and down, and generally speaking, just be an absolute nuisance.”

Tributes were paid to an 18-year-old who was killed in Watford the week before.

Risaan Udayakumar, 18, from Wembley, was fatally stabbed at a house in Watford, on July 10.

Risaan was a pupil at Queen Elizabeth’s School in Queens Road, Barnet, from 2010 to 2017 and just finished his first year at university

His family said: “Our family is devastated and will never be the same again.

“Risaan leaves a gap that cannot be filled, and we do not understand why this has happened to such a bright and caring young man.”

Work on part of the council’s flagship Brent Cross regeneration scheme was delayed for a second time in July.

The £1.4 billion plan to extend Brent Cross shopping centre was put on hold due to “turbulence in the UK retail markets”.

In a strategy update, developer Hammerson gave no definite start date for the project as it announced plans to offload £1.1 billion of its other properties by the end of 2019.

The developer said it was due to increased market risks.