What have I missed since October 21st?

The Mario’s block redevelopment plans could go traditional or contemporary. Have a look at the pictures and read more about the proposals.

Camden threw out the proposal to turn the empty units in Alfred Court on Fortune Green Road into a private school.

West Hampstead’s rubbish problem isn’t getting any better – how can Camden clamp down on fly-tipping? Can a Keith Moffitt walkabout have an impact?

Another impressive sunset. Photo via James Taylor

A would-be #whamper worked out that it would be cheaper to live in Barcelona and commute daily to his London city job than to rent in West Hampstead. The story was picked up widely by the media and promptly misunderstood by almost everyone.

I’ve updated the article on the new proposals for Gondar Gardens with better pictures and more reaction.

Police released a CCTV image of a conman who broke into the home of a 93-year-old West Hampstead woman.

There’s still time to return the survey (or fill it in online) about your views on West Hampstead.

Adam’s Grill opened – still with that obnoxious flashing sign… but what’s the food like?

Poco Pizza – operating out of Paya’s premises – flyered the area with its menu. Some pizzas are not for the faint-hearted.

Tom’s Diner reviewed the #whampdinner at Banana Tree.

Visitor parking permits are going entirely online. Not everyone’s impressed.

A sign went up on Fortune Green to commemorate its designation as a Queen Elizabeth II field. Meanwhile, this Sunday there were some owls on Fortune Green and now a new owl sculpture!

Part of Kingsgate Road has been turned into a street ca. 1984 for Pride, a Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Dominic West film.

Camden has asked for architects to tender for the proposed redevelopment of Liddell Road.

Could playwright Joe Orton be next in line for a Kilburn Historic plaque?

The Selfish Giant is NxNW6’s Film of the Week. Full local cinema listings here including all the Halloween film specials at the main cinemas, and in St James’ Church.

The Garden Friends group is looking for some volunteers on November 9th.

Tweet of the Week

Saw Ken Livingstone in Finchley Road Waitrose yesterday. Now my mum thinks West Hampstead’s full of ‘celebs’.
— Misabelina (@Misabelina) October 23, 2013