What have I missed since November 14th?

Straight onto the news this week

The northern entrance to the Thameslink station closed (it reopens in January), and the temporary side-entrance next to the almost finished Iverson Road station opened.

This has meant that the bookseller has moved – he was outside Costa after apparently being told he couldn’t set up nearer the new station [perhaps while it’s being finished?]

Read the report on the proposed 12-storey tower block in West Hampstead.

Apparently, Camden Council is to withdraw staff supervision from the adventure playground in Kilburn Grange park.

Has West Hampstead community centre been thrown a lifeline?

West Hampstead featured in the BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer with a house on Narcissus Road and lots of shots of West End Lane.

Gardens Grocery on Broadhurst Gardens had its lower glass panel on its door broken. Not clear if there was also a break-in.

New bike racks will be installed at West Hampstead stations.

There was a kick-off meeting to see what level of interest there was in reinvigorating some form of West Hampstead traders association.

Indhu Rubasingham takes over from Nicolas Kent as artistic director of the Tricycle.

Tom visited Small & Beautiful – what did he think?

Camden History Society joined Twitter.

Local playwright Bernard Kops talked to the Ham & High about the “terror of death”.

The O2 centre’s Christmas tree is up.

Coming up
The next whampreview will be December 8th at Ladudu.

Sea Lantern, a  fish &chips restaurant on West End Lane, opens this Friday (Liam Gallagher & family were spotted in well-established rival Nautlius this week).

The Kitchen Table is collecting cookery books for a sale in aid of Cancer Research on December 4th Donate in-store.

New West End Lane café/bar/restaurant Costello is having its launch party on Friday 5-7pm. Free glass of house wine/coffee/cocktail and 25% off everything before 8.30pm.

There’s a public meeting in West Hampstead library next Tuesday about school provision and education in the area.

Tweet of the Week
Decided I couldn’t have two weeks running about pigeons and the Kilburn High Road, but then I thought screw it…