What have I missed since June 10th?
Yet more water disruption. A leak on Greencroft Gardens knocked out water for a few hundred homes on Thursday, and on Saturday there was a major leak on St Cuthbert’s Road. On July 2nd, Thames Water is sending a brave representative to the local Area Action Group meeting.
Fortune Green councillor Flick Rea was awarded an MBE in the birthday honours list. Congratulatory messages came from across Camden’s political spectrum. Read our profile of her from February.
Russell Eagling, one of Flick’s fellow Lib Dem councillors in Fortune Green, has announced he won’t be standing for re-election next year.
|One of the Lego tube maps, captured by @gitfinger|
The electrical store on West End Lane is morphing into Nibbana, which seems to a spa/natural remedies/nutrition and supplements operation.
West Hampstead is ever so slightly better qualified than Fortune Green, but in most respects, the two wards are almost identical.
West End Lane Books wants to know what your fantasy bookshelf would contain – and if it likes your suggestions, it’ll make it a reality in the shop.
Man of Steel is @NxNW6‘s Film of the Week (we had a great #whampfilm event on its opening night at the Odeon). Full local listings here.
There was a shooting in Kilburn, in 1889.
Meanwhile, in 1955, The Spectator wrote a piece about the Irish in Kilburn suggesting that West End Lane was a far duller place than the High Road (still true!)
On Saturday, a small group of locals “walked the wards” as part of the Neighbourhood Development Forum engagement plans. We visited lots of spots I’m sure most of you don’t know about, and some – like Mill Lane Garden Centre – you might have forgotten about. Full report (with lots of photos) this week.
The larger Sainsbury’s in Kilburn is applying to extend its alcohol licence to midnight around Christmas and New Year.
Tweet of the Week
Czechoslovakia House in West Hampstead: still the best place to get a Budvar and schnitzel before a trip to Wembley
— Richard Bussy (@richbussy) June 15, 2013