Ham & High report... Air pollution outside of a Crouch End primary school is so bad that the lollipop lady who helps children cross the road has bought a gas mask.
Stood on the roadside outside Coleridge Primary School each morning and evening, Velina Mladenova is on the front line of the battle – and fed up with suffering through the pollution, she bought a mask.
She told the Broadway: “I bought it a month or two ago. It’s just made a huge difference to my health.
“It’s so bad here. I wish I had done it sooner.”
On Monday evening at Haringey Civic Centre, the council voted through a motion from Crouch End’s Cllr Tammy Palmer (Lib Dem) citing air quality around Coleridge.
Haringey will now produce a report on implementing “school streets” – where cars are banned – and no-idling zones near schools.