Liberal Democrat Councillors in Whickham, Gateshead, have welcomed repairs to an historic wall that had been left crumbling for years.
Councillor Peter Maughan had raised concerns about the damage to the stone wall around the former Dunston Hill Hospital, on Whickham Highway.
He had pressed the company developing the Dunston Hill site for housing to repair the wall which is seen by thousands of local residents every day.
“The wall was a mess with crumbling stonework and in some cases complete stones had been removed and not replaced,” said Peter.
“But at long last, the developers have repaired the wall and it is now in a much improved condition.”