A consultation on schemes designed to improve safety in roads near schools will close next week.

Plans have been drawn up by Barnet Council to introduce school streets at ten locations across the borough.

The schemes involve closing roads to traffic at school opening and closing times, making it safer for pupils to walk and cycle to school.

They are also designed to prevent crowding outside school gates and stop vulnerable road users from being forced onto the carriageway.

The council plans to use cameras to enforce the schemes.

Under the plans, residents and businesses in the affected streets will still have round-the-clock access to their properties. Blue badge holders and emergency services vehicles will also be allowed through.

Barnet Council launched a consultation on the proposals, which is due to run until Thursday, April 1.

It is particularly keen to hear the views of residents, businesses, schools and parents or carers of pupils attending the schools, including those who have properties within the surrounding areas of the school streets proposals.

More details on each of the ten schemes, and questionnaires allowing residents to provide feedback, are available here.