What have I missed since November 28th?

More economic woes, a large-scale public sector strike, and a sudden interest in pandas characterised the week in the news. What was piquing our interest closer to home?

The Gallery was victim of an armed robbery late last Sunday.

Gondar Gardens development plans are back on the table. There’ll be a public meeting about it on the 14th. The previous plans were rejected.

Monday is the last day you can get your comments in to the Boundary Commission about Fortune Green being assigned to another parliamentary constituency.

Local youth charity The Winch had a big open evening and presented its new vision of the “Promise Academy”. Contact them for more details or to get involved.

A campaign has launched to save West Hampstead’s Girl Guides.

Camden is introducing cashless parking meters this month.

Ken Livingstone talked to young people in Kilburn on Monday.

No sign of snow yet, but when it comes Camden is making more snow shovels available to community groups.

The most asked question of the week on Twitter was “Where can I get Christmas trees from”. The answer: Homebase, or Kilburn High Road (check out @ShanRoseFlowers), or the Mill Lane community garden centre.

#whampxmasdrinks will be on December 20th at The Gallery. This is the last event I’m organizing of 2011 (a few of you have asked if I’m doing a New Year’s Eve party – I’m not). This is a completely informal “just turn up” get together. The next proper #whampgather will be in early January.

Here’s a song dedicated to Kilburn High Road.

Ammis Curry – a Sri Lankan restaurant/take-away – opened on the High Road.

A new nail shop – Vivi Nails – is opening on Broadhurst Gardens. Looks like it’ll open before Christmas.

Me Love Sushi is opening on the old Strada site in January.

CocoaBijoux joined the Twitter revolution.

Silent Witness was filming at St Augustine’s church in Kilburn.

A car went into the back of a 328 bus on Friday on West End Lane.

David Walliams was signing books at the Waterstones in the O2 centre on Saturday.

Coming up
Tuesday: the next West Hampstead & Fortune Green area action group meeting. Come along to learn about what’s going on in the area.
Wednesday: the Gondar Gardens exhibition.
Saturday: The West Hampstead Christmas market is on West End Green from 10am-4pm

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