Haringey Council will pay tribute to the area’s “hidden heroes” with the restoration of a war memorial.

Tottenham War Memorial, at the entrance to Tottenham Green, will be cleaned, repaired and repainted as part of work to refurbish the Grade II listed monument, which was first unveiled in June 1923.

The restoration comes after the memorial had been damaged during the past few decades due to inappropriate painting and paving that had been previously fitted.

Some of the improvements will include restoring of the 3m bronze Allegory of Peace statue on top of the cenotaph, featuring an angel with spread wings, as well as repainting lettering and cleaning of bollards.

Mayor of Haringey, Jennifer Mann, said: “It’s important that we honour the men and women who have given their lives in the service of their country, and the borough’s war memorials play a vital part in keeping their sacrifice at the forefront of our minds.

“I’m delighted at this fantastic restoration of Tottenham’s war memorial as a place for our community to come together and pay tribute to Haringey’s heroes.”

Around 35,000 men from the area served in the First World War, with more than 2,000 losing their lives.