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Sandy B to Balham and 4 more areas


Does anyone know where I can have some curtains made?  I bought the material but have no clue about where in Balham or Tooting to go to.
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Ella - Could you do roman Blinds? My wife is desperate to find someone....
Sandy B
Thanks Ella.  I will call you.  Busy tomorrow so will call you on the phone on Friday.  Thanks for that.  Great news. 
Lucy S to Earlsfield and 9 more areas

Smugglers Way dump closed today - anyone know why? lots of staff hanging about ..

went to the dump at Smugglers Way with a car full of borage and bindweed & it was shut.  there were lots of staff milling around, does anyone know whether it is likely to reopen later or not?  my car is going to be full of snails if its tomorrow.
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Lucy S
i don't think it was necessarily going to be closed all day - i went c 2 pm - but i didn't want to drive back and be disappointed again.  i'll be going tomorrow.
Marie Helene W
There was a fire in a building next door.
Tracy B to Streatham Hill and 4 more areas

Promotional event at Streatham school for local therapists/beauticians and beauty retailers

Are you a freelance therapist or beautician? Do you sell beauty products? Do you have a health or fitness business you would like to promote? If so, come along to our pampering event at Henry Cavendish Streatham on June 12th and meet over 70 local women. ... more »

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Henry Cavendish Streatham, Dingley Lane, Woodfield Avenue SW16 1AU

Jun 12
Tracy B
that's 6.30 - 9.30pm, not am!!
Hilda W
Hi Tracy I'm interested in your promotional event at streatham school. My email address is Thank you. Hilda I look forward to hearing from you.
I'm with SpoilYou
C Q to Balham and 5 more areas

Stolen carpet

We just had a roll of grey carpet -just newly delivered- stolen from our drive !!! Omg what has this world come to???
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John M
When we moved into Wimbledon in January, there was a white Ford Transit with three men in it who tried to make off with our solid oak dining table, which we had left outside under a cover. They looked very organised and I wouldn't be surprised if it was ... more »
Janette B
Shame that they would'nt come along and take away my unwanted boyfriend! Could be one of the fifty ways to leave your
caroline w to Upper Tooting and 5 more areas

The Lodge - Tooting Bec Road

I notice the site is up for rent.  What happened to the plan to rebuild the lodge and do a classic car saleroom and a coffee bar and make it all beautiful and suchlike? It's still a walled-up tip and the chimney has fallen off the top of the Lodge, it ... more »
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Jean G
I have contacted two Bedford councillors  who are looking into it
Jean G
I have had replies from the councillors and they have been on the case  since March 3
Michelle G to Upper Tooting and 5 more areas

Window cleaner needed for house in Tooting Bec

My regular window cleaner has moved on and is no longer able to clean my windows. I am looking for someone to replace him who is reasonably priced and will do a good job. Any recommendations? Thanks. Michelle
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Jane L
We live in Tooting Bec and use Nandors (they come monthly).  They use purified water!  Here is their website:
Flair Fairy
Alan 07763 781618.  He is brilliant
Mel B to Balham and 9 more areas

'Move' exhibition, 15 May private view

Move is a group exhibition of cartoons, collage, drawings, paintings, prints and sculptures inspired by observations of performance and movement and made by all ages, along with eight professional artists. The artwork of professional and emerging ... more »


The Hebe Foundation, 823 Wandsworth Road SW8 3JL

May 16
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Mel B
Live community-led art at Move A dance inspired sculpture, collaboratively made by art lovers of all ages, will be curated live at one of the Wandsworth Fringe’s most inspiring exhibitions this May. Sculptor Christopher Guest will be in-house at the ... more »
Dave to Balham and 9 more areas

Car body work repair

Hi all, Can anyone recommend a garage to do body work repairs on a car? Thanks!
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caroline w
Carpenters don't do body-work but they recommend a company down Mitcham way called NC Coachworks. I find Springbok expensive, so I would recommend getting a quote from them and from NC. NC Coachworks are a bit remote in an ... more »
Thanks all! I have used Carpenters before - but was aware that they didn't do bodywork. Will try Springbok and NC coachworks (and will report back after!) Dave
Ru to Upper Tooting and 6 more areas

Camera repair - Canon SLR

We have a Canon SLR that's gone on the blink. Works sporadically but very unreliable. Bought in US and too old to be under warranty. Can't find any recent threads on repair so wondering if anyone had any suggestions - preferably local rather than West ... more »
Marianne I
I always use Camera Clinic for my cameras. Tel: 020 7602 7976 Their W14 branch. M
Barney J
I recommend you go to Fixation in Vauxhall - an approved authorised Canon repair centre, i've used them for years - i personally would not go anywhere else!
gem to Battersea and 5 more areas


Hi, can anyone recommend a painter/decorator to paint the exterior of my house in the SW11 Northcote Rd vicinity. Many thanks.
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Louise hannah Design
Hi please feel free to have a look at my website at I have experience of working on exterior of houses in the area and know a good scaffing company. I am happy to come and see the property and give a quote for the work as I ... more »
ella l
Hello if you still looking for a painter my husband  makes a great job all clients are happy if you need more recommendation no problem ,07786605463
Sarah to Balham and 6 more areas


Hello I'm looking for a handyman to put up some blinds, a curtain rod, fix a sticking back door, fit a new latch lock in the front door frame, fit a tiny piece of lino, and silicon over discoloured grout in the bathroom. It would all add up to about a ... more »
Liz C
Hi , I needed a similar collection of jobs done . I used Antonio , he was great ,polite and finished to a good standard , £60 a day was such a bargin . Antonio 07899176157
Thats so helpful Liz.  I will give him a call. Many thanks Sarah
E-J to Upper Tooting and 4 more areas

Waitrose Balham - green coins

Just wanted to let everyone know that Waitrose in Balham has very kindly selected St George's neonatal unit to be one of its April charities. This means that First Touch (the charity of the NNU) has one of the 'green coin' community boxes near the door ... more »
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Another reminder - if you are buying your Easter eggs from Waitrose please ask at checkout for your green tokens and drop them into the First Touch box on your way out. Many thanks!
That's Waitrose Balham, btw
SammySamak to Battersea and 5 more areas

This is BIG: 5 days to go to the biggest Ironsides rugby match ever!!!

This is BIG!!!  Battersea Ironsides RFC 1st XV are in the semi-finals of the RFU National Junior Vase competition!!! This game is being played THIS SATURDAY 19 April 2014 on our Garrett Green pitch kick-off at 14:30 against Longlevens RFC, a team from ... more »

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Garrett Green

Apr 19
Shahid Rafiq
A few other facts: Players who have played for the Ironsides have represented: Gibraltar, Hong Kong & Pakistan
Leanne U
Is garrat green the field opposite burntwood, will definatly come down and support the team.
Selina S to Balham and 5 more areas

2 armchairs to give away..collect tomorrow please

i have 2 lovely armchairs, nothing wrong, just getting some new furniture and we need to make space.  1 brown leather tub chair 1 large squashy feather armchair Collection from Rayes Park SW20 tomorrow or an evening ...
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Selina S
Hi Carole R now in Wandsworth   I am in SW20, Raynes Park and the red one is still available. At a later date the 3 seater sofa may be up for grabs that matches the res armchair !!
Carole R now in Wandsworth
Thanks for the response, My house is too small for a 3 seater sofa, so probably best you keep them all together for someone.
Nikki A to Upper Tooting and 4 more areas

Single & Mingle @ The Wheatsheaf, Tooting!

Hi my name is Nikki and I'm a local Tooting resident. I'm organising a charity singles event at the Wheatsheaf pub Wed 23 April from 18.30. All money raised will go towards my sponsorship to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for Childreach International. ... more »

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The Wheatsheaf, 2 Upper Tooting Road, Tooting Bec, SW17 7PG

Apr 23
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Ru to Upper Tooting and 6 more areas

Glass table top to give away

I have a clear glass table top that used to be my desktop but no longer needed. It's thick and very heavy - approx 5 feet by 2.5. Free to a good home and with a couple of trestles would make a great desk. Would need a car to transport. It's currently sat ... more »
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alison b to Upper Tooting and 5 more areas


I have plants to give away.  They include Japanese Anemonies, Verbena Bonarienses, some passion flower plants, euphorbia and lots of love in the mist There are several others. I have not potted many of them up, but if you would like some I can dig them ... more »
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Lucy S
very happy with my plant loot from Alison.  a bit of rain and hopefully they'll all be happy too.  thank you, Alison.  much appreciated.
Marie B
As a novice gardener I too can echo Lucy S's comments - am really looking forward to see what grows in my garden. Thanks again Alison !