What have I missed since July 29th?

Camden’s parking fine surplus stands at more than £20 million, but minicabs on Solent Road continue to park illegally.

A man was charged with the mid-July robbery at the Western Union branch in Swiss Cottage.

In a week of storms, a lightning strike knocked out some rail infrastructure and caused delays to the Thameslink line.

A storm’s a comin’ (via Emily Jones)

The cucumber story still hasn’t died – TimeOut picked it up.

Problems persist with rubbish and recycling collection and some residents are taking umbrage at the sheer number of bins on our streets.

Health Town – a healthfood/supplements shop – opened on West End Lane.

The West Hampstead community noticeboard was smashed, and repaired.

The Blues Brothers will be the August 31st Film on Fortune Green.

We added David’s Deli to the “Best Schnitzel in West Hampstead” round-up.

A burst water main in Finchley Road caused a couple of days of traffic chaos

Which estate agent topped the “most productive in London” list (it means most income per employee)?

The planning application has finally been submitted to turn the ground floor of Fortune Green’s Alfred Court into a private school.

Tom’s been eating prawns (what else!) at Guglee.

Only God Forgives is @NxNW6‘s Film of the Week. Full local listings here.

Don’t forget there’s free swimming at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre this month for locals.

The Alliance joins Curled Leaf as a Field2Fork Co-op collection point (and is open late!).

Tweet of the Week

1 photo; 3 houses; 9 recycling bins – 5 in one garden! Unsightly. Glad I stuck with the boxes and bags. #WHampRubbish pic.twitter.com/8fbyZ1h2QP
— Steve (@SteveWHamp) August 2, 2013