What have you missed since March 19th?
After a quiet spell, the phone snatchers were back, with at least four incidents on Friday night.
Tom, our resident gourmand (glutton?) paid a visit to newcomer Ham. How did he find it?
Tila Studio on Fortune Green was broken into this week, as was Glass Art on Mill Lane.
The luxury retirement home planning application for Gondar Gardens is going to appeal. Number of luxury self-contained retirement flats = 82, number of affordable homes = 0 “we can’t afford to provide any”
In more popular planning news, West End Lane Books will be getting its jacuzzi and spa extension. Or maybe just more space for books.
A West Hampstead café or restaurant in a prime location is up for sale. Speculation is rife as to which one it is…. Answers on a postcard, please.
This week local author Susie Steiner revealed her likes and dislikes about West Hampstead. “Pants and socks, people, pants and socks.”
A crack house was closed in Fortune Green Ward.
Local estate agents John’s & Co wrote a (sponsored) post about how the local market diverges from national trends (though that crack house story above might just send prices plunging!)
The most popular single journey destinations from West Hampstead tube station were revealed. Bond Street beat Canary Wharf to the top spot.
Brent Council is undertaking a ‘have your say’ on specific town centre areas within Brent, including the Kilburn High Road. Now’s your chance to make your voice heard.
TFL is consulting on ‘modernising’ the Overground, which in plain English means there might not be a ticket office in the new West Hampstead station.
Meanwhile, on the buses, after C11 services were cut earlier this year, there is now talk of reducing the 328 service too.
The clothing bin saga continues. The company that owns them has come forward but apparently, it has been dissolved…
Want to know what the space where the Paramount building is, looked like in days gone by?
Coming up this week
Fri 30th (Good Friday)- 7:30pm Poetry and the Sacred at the Sheriff Centre
Fri 6th April – 7:30pm Jazz pianist Omar Klein at the Sherriff Centre. Bio here and tickets here.
Tues 10th April – John Lloyd in conversation at West Hampstead Library on the current state of Journalism, Fake news.
Tues 10th April – Lucy Mangan in conversation at West End Lane Books
Tues 17th April – Elizabeth Day in conversation with Susie Steiner about her book ‘The Party’ at West End Lane books.
Thurs 26th April – Susie Steiner in conversation with Detective Inspector Graham Macmillan at West End Lane Books.
Sat 28th April – 7pm performance of Handel’s Messiah at UCS. Tickets here.
Tweet of the week
People in West Hampstead are well friendly!
— Roni ?? (@RiRi29xx) March 25, 2018