Haringey Council has paid homage to a former mayor of the borough by naming a road in her honour.

A major north-south link for the Haringey Heartlands area, previously known as Spine Road, which will join Western Road and Clarendon Road will officially become Mary Neuner Road.

Mary Neuner, who held the post of mayor twice in 1990/91 and 2001/02 , and was granted the freedom of the borough in 2003 died last year aged 88.

She was a ward councillor in Crouch End between 1986 to 1990 until she moved to the Alexandra ward where she held the seat between 1990 and 2002.

The Labour councillor was a lifelong campaigner on disability and was responsible for pioneering the introduction in Haringey of the minicom telephone system for deaf people.

She also founded the Haringey Junior Citizens Association, established the Haringey Koblenz Friendship Association, and was an active member of the Alexandra Palace Trust and Friends of Alexandra Palace Theatre Trust, as well as many other organisations.

Councillor Brian Haley, cabinet member for environment and conservation, said: "Mary was a true servant to the people of Haringey and we want to recognise her dedication to helping others through a permanent memorial.

"I look forward to joining her friends and her family at the naming ceremony, and to seeing the opening of Mary Neuner Road."

It is anticipated that the vital transport link, a crucial element of the Heartlands regeneration scheme, will open to commuters in August.

An official naming ceremony, attended by Mary Neuner's close family and other dignitaries, will be held in the coming months.

Once the project is completed Haringey Heartlands will boast 2,500 new homes on under-used utilities land in Wood Green and Hornsey, a new secondary school and new business offices and retail units.

It is hoped that it will also create 1,500 new jobs in the area.