Youth violence continued to dominate headlines into August. Police, the council leader, councillors, an MP, faith leaders and community workers came together at the Community House in Fore Street, Enfield, to discuss the 17 per cent increase in violence amongst young people in the borough. Council leader Nesil Caliskan said: “We know a meeting like this will not solve violent crime but it’s a start.”

Meanwhile, Yvonne Lawson, whose son, Godwin, was murdered in 2010, vowed to “never give up” fighting knife crime. Ms Lawson set up the Godwin Lawson Foundation in 2012 and has been holding a community football tournament each year to show people the effects knife crime can have. The latest event was held at the Frederick Knight Sports Ground in Tottenham, in partnership with the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, in August.

‘Floating’ parking bays in Hertford Road came under fire for causing 10 serious crashes in a matter of months, according to residents. The bays were built to accommodate a section of the Cycle Enfield scheme, but reduced passing distances and made drivers’ visibility worse. This led to collisions in which cars were damaged.

Friends of Finsbury Park (FoFP) lodged a bid to stop Haringey Council from holding Wireless Festival in the park following complaints over crime and anti-social behaviour. FoFP claimed there had been reports about drug dealing, criminal damage and anti-social behaviour.

And proud students celebrated exam success in both A-Levels and GCSEs, with record-breaking results from schools across both Enfield and Tottenham.