What have I missed since October 28?

Local resident Emma Thompson has joined the debate on saving (some of) the trees at West Hampstead Square. Will Ballymore reply to the double Oscar winner?

There was some damage and disruption in West Hampstead last Monday morning as the St Jude storm hit London.

Camden responds to the rubbish crisis in West Hampstead, and promises a new initiative to clamp down on fly-tippers.

A storm-felled tree on the Lymington Road estate.
Photo via Blake Connolly

Filming began apace on Kingsgate Road – aka Marchmont St – for BBC film Pride. Dominic “McNulty” West and Andrew “Moriaty” Scott both spotted on location.

What has WHAT ever done for us?

British Pathé has an excellent short silent film of the Queen Victoria’s Rifles marching up Kilburn High Road in 1931.

The next West Hampstead & Fortune Green area action group (aka “meeting for locals to get up to speed with what’s happening) will be on November 13th.

The West Hampstead Christmas market website is up. Look out for more local businesses getting involved on the day to make this a real West Hampstead shopping day.

The Alexandra Palace fireworks returned this year after a break, the big local free display is in Roundwood Park in Brent on Tuesday.

Short-Term 12 is @NxNW6’s Film of the Week. Full local listings, including highlights of the UK Jewish Film Festival.

A map appeared showing the Luftwaffe’s targets in West Hampstead during the war. Not surprisingly, it’s “all the train lines”.

Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones, Lemmy, Lulu and Screaming Lord Sutch – just a handful of musicians who’ve called West Hampstead home. The Kilburn History blogpost coincides with a new book – “Decca Studios and Klooks Kleek” – launching in West End Lane Books on November 18th.

Learn practical gardening skills for free at the West Hampstead Women’s Centre.

The rumour that Tesco is to open where Angeles Szechuan restaurant was on Kilburn High Road looks to be more than a rumour now.

Paramount is once again participating in the Wrap Up London campaign, collecting winter coats from people who might have one spare to give to people who really need them. Coats can be donated until November 11th.

Discussion continued over the architectural merits of the two designs for the Mario’s block.

Next Saturday, the Brent Symphony Orchestra is performing in St James’ Church.

Camden council has been blocked from imposing “double council tax” on homes left empty for extended periods.

A great video appeared, “Secrets of the Jubilee Line“. Well worth watching.

The People’s Centre for Change on Shoot-Up Hill is launching some new events for adults and children with disabilities, and their carers.

Oscars Den snuck into the Daily Mail in the run-up to Halloween.

The Alexandra & Ainsworth estate recently had an open day.

Most of the pubs went in for some ghoulish decorations this week, but The Black Lion wins the prize.

The Salt House on Abbey Road has reopened under new management.

Tweet of the Week
Two Tweets of the Week – one for each of the major events:

Housemate left kitchen window open (idiot!) and the wind has blown my cafetiere onto the floor & smashed it #ukstorm #firstworldproblems
— Davies (@daviesinthecity) October 28, 2013

To the man in West Hampstead dressed as a rubix cube: you are my hero #missedconnections #halloweencostume
— Rachel-Eireann N (@Rachel_Eireann) October 31, 2013