Barnet Council has backed a proposal to name the Holocaust garden in Hendon park in honour of Sir Nicholas Winton.

The tribute – nearly a year after his death aged 106 – was backed at the annual meeting of the council last night following a proposal by Tory councillor Dean Cohen.

It followed an approach from the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, which is also planning to unveil a bust or statue to commemorate the hero who helped organise the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia before the Shoah.

Dean Cohen

Dean Cohen

Cohen said: “I’m delighted that my motion was unanimously supported. I have requested that council officers work on the detail together with the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and Sir Nicholas’ family.”

Johnson was asked “to consider the idea of naming a London street and/or public place after Sir Nicholas Winton” as part of an initiative identifying physical sites in Europe that gave shelter to victims of Nazism.