The new student accommodation blocks are rising; the East Coast Mainline Bridge at Byker is still under wraps and the sunshine has returned. In fact we have had better weather now summer is over ..
The trees around Battlefield are showing lovely colours as they fade and fall. This somewhat 'temporary' open space (not officially and was excluded by Newcastle City Council from their successful National Lottery bid to revitalise the Ouseburn Parks, but no matter ...) has gained a nice sense of permanancy in the short time I have come to know it. 'Battlefield' though it remains if we want to keep it part of the local scene. Vigilance is what is required.