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Antique kitchen scales to give away

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Gabor B
We also expected to be a good new home for some similar reasons ... ... but first served is it in the game :)

TfL consultation on Balham High Road

Jon I in Upper Tooting
Transport for London are consulting on proposals to make changes to Balham High Road. They could be significantly better in my opinion.  Consultation closes 15th November. Further comments and link to the consultation are ... [ more ]
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Jon I
Morning Derek P too right, I mean it's not like there isn't a chronic air pollution, obesity, congestion issue which can't be resolved by stopping people cycling on the roads that are for drivers and pedestrians. Do you think that electric cars ... [ more ]
Joel Simister
The U.K. has an ever-increasing obesity probably which can partly be put down to sedentary lifestyles, cycling (and other active sports) save the NHS billions of pounds per annum. Not to mention the fact that using a bike cuts down pollution, makes it ... [ more ]

Ladies bike... do you have one you wish to sell/get rid of?

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Farida L
Hi Sally, I have a new bike which I bought about a  month ago. I have used it a couple of times and I dont think I will use this much for a year now! It is £70.
Jane S
Deat Sabah and Ann, if Sally does not take your bikes, please may I, thank you very much.

Another accident Balham High Road near Tesco's

Shanna P in Upper Tooting
All witnessing another accident in this area I thought I would share this with you Rutherford House school has started a petition to force the council to do something about improving ... [ more ]
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Jon I
As Simon has mentioned, TfL are currently consulting on proposals for Balham High Road. Sadly, the proposals leave much to be desired. You can see my thoughts and a link to respond to the consultation ... [ more ]
Margaret G
Simon, Rod was making a very valid point, not "victim blaming" as you so quaintly put it.  A bit more caring about other people is what's needed!

Camper Van Occupied in Tooting Bec Gdns

Gillian P in Earlsfield
There is a old style camper can with a person living in it facing common over 3 weeks now . Curtains are drawn but noticed when I parked yesterday someone moved curtains an hour later they were eating at the wheel !!!
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Jane L
Sometimes it's builders working on a project. They come and stay near where they're working during the week.

Car Hire

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Norma W
thanks all for your help, my friend used enterprise cars this time, but will keep Kendall Cars in mind for the future.

Science and maths tutor wanted

Amanda B in Clapham
A Level Tutor in the Sciences and Maths I am looking for a local tutor for my daughter who is into her 2bd year of Biology,Physics and Maths A level and could do with some help Thanks
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June B
Hi Amanda My son has just graduated from Bristol University with a 1st in Neuroscience and is now at St Georges studying Medicine. He is available to tutor GSCE/A Level students in Maths,Physics and Biology and Chemistry at GCSE. He has a very ... [ more ]
we used matthew sarre for our son who was excellent at tutoring maths. His mobile number is    07710 233803 and his e mail address is  I can highly recommend him.

Local builder

Barbara G in Balham
Does anyone know a good builder please. Looking to renovate my flat in Clapham South and need some ideas on how to put in a new kitchen and a shower room
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Lara Z
Hi Barbara, I would recommend you speak to Bart from Pristine Finish. He has done a lot of work in the Wandsworth/Clapham area and is a true professional. His landline is 020 8265 5251 and his mob 07872 338 775. Worth a call as he will come out and ... [ more ]

Just found great Plumber! YAY!

Princess Leia in Streatham Park
Had a water pump replaced by Tom Plumb Saved me over £300 on a quote from the official Pump installer recommended by the manufacturers, and Tom was recommended by another Streetlifer.   Turned up on time, did fast work, left ... [ more ]

Wanted Printer Pls... Black and white is fine

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Heavy duty metal Scaffoding Poles to collect, for Free

Marianne I in Wandsworth
If anyone can make use of about 12, heavy-duty metal, scaffolding poles, please contact me, asap, before they get taken to the dump. They are about 5 and 6 foot long. PM me with your contact details and I will keep an eye out fir your message.
Richard C
Hi Marianne, If no-one takes them, you could drive by a scaffold structure and give them away for re-use to the scaffolders working there, worth a try and Scaff tends to be endlessly re-usable. failing that, you could take them to a metal recyclers who ... [ more ]

Dishwasher stopped working ?!?!?

Gillian P in Earlsfield
Hi my dishwasher just stopped working I checked the fuse that's fine. Push buttons slight hum but nothing when door is closed I have turned it off for a while to no avail ? Ideas anyone ? Is an AEG 07729865500 Gillian Or service engineer Thank you
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Grannie Annie
my band new bosch dishwasher stopped working a few weeks after tenants moved in.   apparently the programme had to be reset, which required an engineer, but it was still under guarantee.  i have no idea how a programming device can be unset, but maybe ... [ more ]
C Tooting
Try John Willard used him over the years - he's very good & specialises in fixing/repairing  washing machines and dishwasher  H 0208 974 1561  M 07850 092156


Gillian P in Earlsfield
Hi we need electrician to sort out porch light and 2 electricity sockets to communal hallway please None of the above working for a while now thank you Property :- SW16 1RG Tooting Bec gardens opposite common
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C Tooting
Highly recommend Chris Apostolides  well known & very good Tooting Bec based electrician  He's done countless electrical jobs for our family and lots of local friends over the years.  M: 07714 202410

Streatham Theatre Company needs 2 male actors for our Halloween Production

Hild L in Furzedown
Streatham Theatre is looking for 2 male actors to take part in their Halloween production. Not essential to have had previous acting experience. It promises to be a very interesting and fun production. If you are free this Friday 9 October from 7.30 pm ... [ more ]

Sofa needed

Gillian H in Balham
Hi there, we are in need of a small sofa for our new home while we wait for the refurbishment to be finished to buy a new one. If anyone has one they don't need (in any condition) we would be delighted to take it off your hands. We are based in Tooting ... [ more ]
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Advice please:Original skirting boards

MM in Pimlico
Advice wanted: i want to remove the original skirting boards in my living room (Victorian terraced house) but wonder what the best way to do this is without ruining the wall too much? I want to put down a new floor and avoid the little beading strip. ... [ more ]
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Julie D
Ah that's a shame as Jeremy S said, you didn't need to remove them! I had a new solid wood floor laid and the fitters just used their special tool to cut the bottom of the skirting boards because I didn't want the beading. Cost a bit more but looks ... [ more ]
Thanks Julie, yes I'd heard undercutting the boards was possible but as I had three different styles in one room it was a bit of a mish mash and not worth preserving. From the input from you and all the other wonderful Streetlifers it sounds like ... [ more ]

Looking for a small warehouse/garage for commercial rent

Shabnam M in Streatham Vale
I am looking for a commercial property - rustic , shoreditch type , as in 'untouched' garage or warehouse to renovate into a blow dry bar asap. Permissions from Wandsworth council are in the works. Thank you

Sofa for free

Bernie H in Balham
I have a 2 seater sofa free for anyone who can pick it up in Battersea. It is 165cm W 87cm D, 65 H. The fabric is an off white heavy cotton sort with different coloured threads woven into it, Its in a fairly good condition and has a BS fire resistance ... [ more ]

Looking to borrow metal clothes hanging rail

Jo C in Streatham Hill
Does anyone have any metal clothes hanging rails which they would be willing to lend for a few weeks or months or can suggest where to get them cheaply. We have just moved in locally and anticipate that the joiner will not get around to building ... [ more ]

Battersea Police Ball

Battersea Park,
Kate M in Wandsworth
Why not kick off you Christmas party season in style. The Battersea Crime Prevention Panel is holding again this year their annual fundraising event. All monies raised on the night go straight back into Battersea and Balham. We are a grant giving ... [ more ]
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Kate M
HCK they are £57.50 (£52.50 for senior citizens) this includes light canapés, a three course Dinner coffee and chocolates, New York themed Cabernet, dancing etc...drinks I'm afraid are extra on top there are multiple bars through out the venue and we ... [ more ]

Black and white cat lavender hill

VMc in Vauxhall
Walking to work today I was sad to see a black and white cat laid out on the edge if the pavement (lavender hill north side near to queenstown road end, quite near to bus stop). Just in case anyone is missing their cat - sorry a sad message but as a cat ... [ more ]


Michael E in Upper Tooting
Just wondering how many people would be interested in getting out on their bikes in balham. Easy paced rides come up most weekends. Let me know. Mick.
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My Mind Is Free - Rah Rah Theatre Co in Balham This Friday eve....

Balham Baptist Church, Balham, SW12 8QX
Bob C in Balham
Hi, Please come and support Rah Rah’s latest project “My Mind is Free”. Designed to raise awareness of the issue that is currently at the forefront of the news, My Mind is Free will disturb and provoke in equal measure. Funded by the Arts Council ... [ more ]

Free guided walk on Saturday 26th

Ian Bull in Wandsworth
Hullo everyone Do you enjoy walking? Would you like a free, guided walk through some of the finest scenery in London on Saturday 26th? How about 21 miles from Crystal Palace on South East London's 'Green Chain Walk'? Don't worry, the camaraderie and ... [ more ]
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Hey Ian, thank you for a great walk on Saturday 26th September 2015. Also the group was good company best wishes for future walk and please keep me updated. Kind regards Christine McDonald
Ian Bull
Thank-you Christine, appreciated. It's always been a friendly walk and I know that like-long friends have been made during it. You might have noticed this thread... About more walks on ... [ more ]

Recommended piano tuner near SW16?

David H in Streatham Vale
Hi, can anyone recommend a piano tuner who serves the SW16 area please? I have an upright that needs tuning after a move. Thanks, David
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