Do you remember those sweltering days of July? When it was so hot that sleeping became a problem. Incredibly high temperatures and no breeze. But as we move towards October there is a definite chill in the air at night. Nothing threatening, no cause for double duvets – and no need yet to reach for the thermostat to bring about a quick short blast of central heating.

But for the homeless people, the rough sleepers, it’s an early indication of what is to come.