What have I missed since May 13th?

There’s a third name in the hat for the Labour nomination for Hampstead & Kilburn. Meanwhile, could Swiss Cottage ward councillor Don Williams be heading for Westminster (North)?

If you’ve never been to the (gents) toilet by West End Green, now you can see what you’ve been, er, missing (winner of oddest video of the week award).

There was yet another water outage on Tuesday evening. Thames Water is sending a representative of to the next local Area Action Group meeting. Flak jacket to be provided.

West Hampstead Square (as it will be called in 2015)
Photo via @Daniel_Percy

The local Neighbourhood Development Forum was officially recognised by Camden council. It also has a new logo.

At Thursday’s fractious Section 106 meeting, it seemed that it was agreed that Camden would put £50,000 towards moving the post office into St James’ Church.

The large development opposite the tube is to be known as West Hampstead Square (not West End Square, which had been mooted during the consultation phase). The marketing suite won’t open until September though the hoardings on the site should start going up soon.

Want to know more about the changes in West Hampstead? Don’t know what Section 106 is? Feel excluded from community meetings? Bored of political point scoring? Come to #whampforum on Tuesday May 21st and find out more about local developments, and how you can help shape the future of the area. Starts at 7.45pm at The Alice House. It’s for people who don’t like sitting in a cold community centre for two hours while other people rant about their pet peeves.

Tragus confirmed that it’s looking to re-lease the Me Love Sushi site rather than open one of its own brands there. Meanwhile, there’s a great collage of closed shops and restuarants to give you pause for thought.

Camden launched a public Wifi service, but West Hampstead won’t get online until Phase 3 at the end of the year.

Look! A (useful?) map of all the pubs in NW6 that are, that have been and that ever will be.

The Great Gatsby is @NxNW6‘s film of the week. Full listings here.

Congratulations to Jordan who won the Zipcar competition and Sultana who won the Balcony Gardener competition.

Read burger afficionado Sam’s review of the Alice House.

There’s been some surprise that the menu at new food outlet Schnitzel consists entirely of chicken and aubergine.

Guglee’s head chef has made it to the semi-finals of the Craft Guild of Chef’s National Chef of the Year competition.

West Hampstead WI is on the lookout for “local arts groups, darts groups, lonely hearts groups”.

Be excited, yours truly has got a stall at this year’s Jester Festival on the Sunday. Do come and say hi. The line-up of events for the festival is also taking shape.

Tweet of the Week

Man on the 139 bus spraying deodorant in his face. People like to live dangerously in #WHamp
— Nick Vose (@NickVose) May 18, 2013

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