As part of National Poetry Day on Thursday, local poet Ted Booth wrote a poem about freedom dedicated to Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The West Hampstead mum was denied parole from her Iranian jail this week. Her husband Richard read the poem outside the Iranian embassy and 1,000 copies were given out in West Hampstead.
Tom’s been out and about, eating Italian at Nona in Fairhazel Gardens. How did he find it?
Make a note – Mill Lane will be resurfaced (and closed in sections) from Sat 21st Oct to Sat 28th.
And here are the top twelve things to do in (and around West Hampstead) in October.
The police are appealing for witnesses to the hold up at the Sherriff Centre, apparently the perpertators were three men dressed in black on mopeds.
The police have also been warning of phones being snatched by moped thieves by the tube station. Be aware. [Ed – reports of another mobile being stolen at the Thameslink last night].
Transport news 1. Following the Underground, is the Overground station ticket office set to close?
Transport news 2. Another train link for West Hampstead! Looks like the Green light for new/upgraded passenger line ‘the West London Orbital’ from West Hampstead to Old Oak Common (future Crossrail hub). More passengers for the the interchange…
Politics (Lib Dem) – former local councillor Nancy Jirira spoke at the Lib Dem conference on how minority ethnic groups are unaware of Lib-Dem policies. Or indeed the Lib Dems.
Politics (Lab) – Tulip continues to battle against a hard Brexit.
There was a very good piece on understanding the World Transformed (i.e. Momentum).
And some cross-party consensus … on chocolate biscuits!
This week saw a (sad) farewell to Paul Perkins who ran the Winch youth centre for nine years (previously there had been seven directors in as many years). The Winch provides after-school clubs and activities for young people. It is a charity WHL has long supported.
Architectural award news 1. Neave Brown architect of the Alexandra and Ainsworth Estate won the RIBA Gold medal (highest award for architecture)
Architectural award news 2. Emmanuel Church was nominated for the best church renovation.
And sticking to the architectural theme there was this rather cool historical map of NW London, showing West Hampstead (or West End as was then) in …. 1790!
West Hampstead resident Ben Corrigan appeared earlier this season on Dragon’s Den with as part of a team of three pitching Pouch (an online voucher wallet). The dragons liked the pitch as all five made offers.
Tweet of the week
Worth a click to read the comments.
— Tetramesh (@Tetramesh) September 26, 2017