Welcome to a new blog feature. As Twitter gets bigger and busier, I know its hard for people to stay on top of the volume of messages they receive. This means you miss stuff. So, (almost) every week I’ll post a selection of the West Hampstead news and tweets you might have missed. Long-standing #whampers may recall the weekly Digest that ran for a couple of months until it became too time-consuming. This is a sort of no-frills version. Comments on the idea very welcome.
Camden announced rubbish collections would be reduced to once-a-week [pdf].
So you may need to buy more kitchen caddy liners.
It was also revealed that Camden & Islington would be sharing a chief executive as of next year.
Cllr Mike Katz reflected on the implications for the Kilburn area which straddles Camden & Brent.
My blog on West End Lane shops became the most viewed ever on the site, and the comments keep on coming.
It prompted an article in the Camden New Journal.
The Ham & High meanwhile picked up a twitter-originated story about problems at 3one7 on Finchley Road, which then found its way into the Mirror, Metro and Evening Standard. Nearby nightclub Secrets is under investigation too.
Culture & Entertainment
There was a launch party for bake-a-boo’s cookbook.
West End Lane Books posted a video of its appearance on SkyArts.
OxjamKilburn is holding a series of battle of the bands nights – contact them for details.
The Luminaire has a podcast that runs through its September highlights.
We went to The Arches on Wednesday for #whampreview
Two local eateries joined Twitter. Kilburn’s new X Burger House and Abbey Road’s marginally more established Poem Bar & Grill.
The Priory Tavern on Belsize Road has re-opened; its website is a work in progress
Tweet of the week
Tuesday was tube strike day, which meant many people turned to the buses. It turned out to be not as bad as some might have thought.