What have I missed since March 25th?

West Hampstead police station will stay open, but the front counter will close. The Safer Neighbourbood Team base on West End Lane will host the contact point, which will be open for two hour sessions midweek and on a Saturday (the report says one-hour sessions, but the police have said they don’t feel that’s enough).

The 11th whampgather was another great success (even if the music wasn’t quite what we’d all expected) – more than 150 people turned up and we raised more than £580 in the raffle, which will go a long way towards funding a term of The Winch’s drama programme.

Spring in Fortune Green (via @sergiofeldmann)

A sign in LoveFood says it’s being refurbed, but its former chef said that it had closed due to the high business rates. Secret Boutique will still be there apparently.

Peppercorns re-opened at 260 West End Lane while the entrance to the 187-199 West End Lane site was sealed off so demolition of those strip of shops may be starting soon.

The owners of Klooks Kleek – the music venue that used to operate above The Railway – had a reunion (read more about local musical history).

There are two adult cycle training sessions at Sidings Community Centre in April.

Camden rejected Aldi’s application to serve alcohol from 7am in its new Kilburn High Road store.

The next NW6 film club screening will be Danny Boyle’s Trance on April 7th. In The House is NxNW6’s Film of the Week

A Fortune Green woman who ran brothels and was convicted of money laundering has been asked to pay a £1.3m fine if she wants to stay out of jail.

North-west London was ranked Britain’s 7th unhappiest place to live.

Sean Connery used to live in both Kilburn and West Hampstead.

Coming up
5th: West Hampstead SNT drop-in surgery, SNT base West End Lane
7th: NW6 Film Club, Tricycle, Trance
22nd: WH & FG NDF meeting 7.30pm St James’ Church

Tweet of the Week

‘All of these hairdressers are such a waste of space.’ Overheard in W. Hampstead, London this afternoon. The man was bald.
— Mairéad Roche (@Merazad) March 29, 2013