In February, the Labour leader of Haringey Council, Claire Kober, quit her job after condemning “sexist and bullying” behaviour during a bitter party battle over the controversial housing project known as the Haringey Development Vehicle. Haringey Liberal Democrats described Cllr Kober’s resignation as the “final nail in the coffin” for the scheme. Ms Kober said: “Outright personal attacks on me as the most senior woman in Labour local government have left me disappointed and disillusioned.”

Ahead of local elections, Enfield Council launched My Vote Enfield to encourage people to register to vote. The campaign began on 6 February, exactly 100 years after the Representation of the People Act gave some women the right to vote for the first time.

People were urged to take part in a consultation on the introduction of a controlled parking zone around Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium. The zone aimed to ease congestion on roads around the stadium on event days.

And Haringey Council announced the introduction of a tougher emission-based pricing structure for parking permits in a bid to tackle ‘gas guzzlers’. The announcement followed the council’s pledge to become a cleaner and greener borough.