After the election, Conservative Simon Marcus was gracious in defeat, while 2010’s 3rd placed Ed Fordham (who came closer in 3rd than Simon did in 2nd) admits to still finding it hard to cope with losing sometimes.
A driver was robbed at gunpoint in Dynham Road on election day (yards from a CNN film crew).
Property News looked at what the election means for house prices.
Tulip Siddiq was on Andrew Neil’s show this week as a new MP.
Locals around Ingham Road, Agamemnon Road and Gondar Gardens were inundated by Hunters estate agents signs – on properties that aren’t on the market. Hunters blamed a mix-up with its board company, but the council had to remove some boards that had been hurled onto the pavement by homeowners.
There’ll be disruption on Mill Lane Wednesday-Friday due to Thames Water working to improve water pressure (they’re just installing monitoring stations, so don’t expect a power shower on Saturday).
A man who’s been to the Swiss Cottage Odeon more than 7,000 times has been named the chain’s most devoted fan.
On which note… NW6 Film Club is moving to the Odeon on Wednesday for May’s film: Mad Max, Fury Road. Details here.
The deadline for voting for the June 13th Film on Fortune Green has been extended to midnight on Monday given that it’s a tight race!
An old shop sign was temporarily revealed on the corner of Blackburn Road.
Someone left a great comment giving an insight into life on Broadhurst Gardens in the 1950s; “apart from different names on the shops, little had changed”.
Apparently, some locals think Mill Lane framers Thou Art has closed. It hasn’t, but it does have new managers.
In a week of mixed weather (!), Deluge, at Hampstead Theatre, is our top Culture Hub pick of the week.
Nido, which operates the student block in Blackburn Road, released its “gosh, isn’t West Hampstead nice“, video.
England’s very successful women’s cricket team will be playing Hampstead Cricket Club at Lymington Road on June 7th.
On the forum this week – a rundown of all the latest food hygiene scores and a poll on whether all business should have to display their score
There’s always stuff for sale!
And one mother is looking for an Emmanuel pre-schooler for playdates.
Tweet of the Week
There is a man on my train dressed entirely in camo print and beige. Stand down, private, we're in West Hampstead.
— Alice BevertonPalmer (@alicebeepea) May 12, 2015