What have I missed since November 12th?

The fatal accident on West End Lane a week ago continued to make the news, while dozens of readers of this site expressed their condolences and asked how they could help.

Camden is imposing a 150% council tax on second homes left empty for more than two years.

The tenth #whampgather was a great night: 160 locals at The Alliance and £600 raised for The Winch in the raffle. Thanks to all who came. Only two people successfully solved the treasure hunt – congratulations to Carla and Lucy, and an honourable mention for Eugene.

A haberdashery will be opening at 47 Mill Lane – date to be confirmed.

Dutch & Dutch have been instructed to help the West End Lane post office relocate. The postmaster is closing it to “pursue other business interests”, although it will close only when a new post office is open nearby. The new post office could be incorporated into an existing shop or café.

Tom gave his verdict on Spiga’s revamped menu.

How do rents in West Hampstead compare with elsewhere on the Jubilee Line?

West Hampstead to Marylebone was mooted as a bike corridor.

The Master is @NxNW6’s Film of the Week.

The Kilburn History blog recalled the day in 1917 when a Zeppelin flew over the area.

60/62 Mill Lane – the former home of the West Hampstead Community Association – has a change of use planning application in for conversion to A2 use (financial/professional).

Paramount Properties collected more than 100 coats for Hands On London from locals. Great effort.

Coming up
Chelsea Square is planting a tree on West End Green at 11am on Monday. 
Later on Monday (6pm) Richard Osman and Alexander Armstrong will be doing a Pointless book signing at West End Lane Books.
The Irish Film Festival starts on Wednesday with screenings at The Tricycle, look out for more this week.

Tweet of the Week
Several strong contenders this week, but decided I had to go with a #whampgather related tweet from none other than Lauren:

  • > 160 locals at The Alliance

    Well, 158 locals and two alumni. We had a wonderful night, thanks.