What have I missed since September 12th?

Turned out to be quite a busy week for local news, so just as well that I was away all week and wasn’t able to stay on top of all of it. Nevertheless I’ve put together a few bits and pieces for you

The electoral Boundary Commission released its preliminary proposals on Tuesday (although they were leaked a day early). If they go ahead then there are major changes for Hampstead & Kilburn – but that’s a big if.

The Ham & High published a very positive write-up of #whampgather.

The Swiss Cottage Odeon finally re-opened – it now sports an Imax.

There was a fire in the flats above ShakeTastic on West End Lane – no-one was hurt

Meanwhile, West Hampstead fire station celebrated 110 years with an open day on Sunday.

Sunday also saw the third Hampstead Cricket Club charity match.

The Gaumont State in Kilburn was part of this weekend’s Open House programme, and plenty of people went to see the Wurlitzer.

The Priory Tavern celebrated its first anniversary under its present owners.

Café Bon’s empire expanded again with the opening of Bon Express, replacing Wood Grill with what looks like another kebab shop.

Monday’s public meeting on the 187-199 West End Lane development didn’t seem to have much outcome, other than to reinforce what we already knew.

Hilariously, the Marriott hotel on Kilburn High Road is not only on Twitter, but describes itself ther as being “In the heart of Bohemia”

Coming up this week
There’s a Safer Neighbourhood meeting on Wednesday.
On Saturday, the Gallery celebrates its 15th birthday.
A new bike shop opens on Mill Lane this week.

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