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Cheap bike needed

Joe F in Battersea
Hi everyone I'm starting a new job next week and really need a bike to get to work Does anyone have a man's bike of any kind that they don't use any more. I can afford up to £30 Cheers Joe
Jane S
Hi Joe, I have a man's mountain bike, I was going to put it on eBay, am willing to take £25, pm if interested and we can sort a day/time for you to have a look Thanks- jane

Paving slabs looking for a new home

David C in Wandsworth
Following a bit of a gardening project, we have a load of big solid paving slabs to give away. Ideal for a back yard, a garden path, an allotment, a base for a shed, etc. They're a full 5cm thick - far more robust than the usual garden centre fare - but ... [ more ]
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David C
Looks like these have now found a taker on Freecycle, but feel free to let me know if you are interested in case the planned pickup doesn't go according to plan - d
Grannie Annie
good to know you have probably opened up a little space for rain water absorption as more and more people concrete the surface and also build basements and double basements in the London area.

Free Yoga

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Condensation within my Double glazed Windows

Londoner in Chelsea
Can any of you lovely people recommend a company who deals with this problem and can correct it? Will be very grateful.
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Fitted wardrobe recommendations

Louise H in Earlsfield
We've just moved into our new home and wondered if anyone can recommend a fitted wardrobe company? It will be for two wardrobes either side a fireplace in a bedroom. Thanks!
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Louise H
I don't want to cover our chimney breast but thanks for your recommendation. I have been in touch with Chris Willitts, he is quoting for us next week.
Hi there,  We used Daniel Smith who lives Lavenham Road, Southfields. He does excellent work all made  to measure. He is always busy because is is so good, but he will tell you when he can or can't do anything. 07950 251026 Enjoy it here.

Wanted - Puppy

Tigger knows best in Fulham
Hi I am looking for a puppy to give a forever home to. Looking for a small to medium sized dog. A little fluff ball. I have two cats so if the puppy has lived with a cat this would be ideal. I live within walking distance of Battersea Park so fun ... [ more ]
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Gillian W
The Romanian Charity is called AngelWatch. You can find them on line. I have a darling doggie from them and they are reputable and professional. Good luck with your new best friend 🐶🐾
Barbara C
07966 131464 Try Seb Russell-Smith.   He was thinking of getting a puppy for his children.   They live in a terraced house with garden. Vets will put ads in their windows. The best bet is Dogs Trust at Harefield.   It is not that far and a very nice ... [ more ]

skilled carpenter

Christine E in Clapham
I have a C17th illuminated music manuscript book - family heirloom - which I would like to place in a hinged glass fronted box so that it can be displayed. Anyone know anybody who can do this?

Windows 10 and Outlook 2013

Kate B in Summerstown
On my previous laptop running Windows 7 and Office 2010 I had a folder labelled Journal.  I can't find this on my new equipment.  Is it hiding somewhere?
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Donna S in Clapham Park
Just to warn people. My father was conned out of some money on Thursday by two men claiming to have been working on the roof next door. He handed over some money as they said he needed some slates replacing. They then drove off in a black van. Nice hey!! ... [ more ]

Tour de Tooting

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Franciscan Road to Fishponds Fields in Tooting
Malsara in Earlsfield
Imagine a world where people-powered wheels are celebrated and roads are not for cars alone. You can be a part of that reality this summer by entering the Tour de Tooting on Sunday 3rd July.  The Tour de Tooting builds on the conventional format of a ... [ more ]
Transition Tooting
Please see the weblink here for more information: Anyone interested in helping devise this year's Tour de Tooting, do make contact with us or come along to a workshop.  All ideas welcome, ... [ more ]

Deaba @ Devas. Community Lunch Cafe Every Friday

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Devas Youth Club, 2a Stormont Road, London SW11 5EN
Deaba in West Brompton
Come and meet the local community. Great food, great music and good company. This week's menu: Chicken in peanut butter sauce, Thai fragrant Rice, Sauteed Red Cabbage, Dessert: Cheese cake

marble paint effect

Lucinda P-J in West Hill
My friend is looking for someone to do a marble paint effect on her fire surround?  Any recommendations please. Thanks
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Loft companies

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Virginia E
Absolute lofts anytime. Did ours 4 yrs ago. Excellent job. On time. Not much disruption to us living in the house. And came back immediately after 2 yrs when we had a small problem. Fixed it. Free of charge!

Wooden pallets/electric cable wheels

Susan D in Wandsworth
A little plea from a teacher in need of wooden pallets/electric cable wheels ... If you know of anywhere local and free please let me know. It's to create a bug hotel and to make small world tables. Thank you for your help 🙌
Grannie Annie
Battersea park collect wooden pallets for guy fawkes and may let you have a couple.   I got some from the building supply shop on Battersea park road that moved their yard to Lombard road when a small block of flats was built.   but you will have to ... [ more ]

Sash Window panes

Autumn G in Balham
Hello! I know others have asked, but always great to hear fresh recommendations. We have bought a house with the original lovely sash windows, and are looking for someone to replace the single glazing with double within the same frames. Thanks for any ... [ more ]

Handman wanted

Sara in Balham
Hi, can anyone recommend a good handyman to do some odd jobs around my flat in Balham specifically rehang doors, fit new handles/locks, replace a light fitting. Many thanks :)
Jack S
Dear Sara Call Joel on 07715206815 for your handyman jobs or see the link for fix prices Regards

Checking internet points within a house

Emer H in Parsons Green
I have a friend who needs someone to check the internet points within her home.  BT have told them that that it is not BT's fault. Thank you Emer
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white Camelia bush about 4 foot high needs a home

Sally H in Earlsfield
Currently in a pot needs planting out, pls collect Sw12  Would love pot back after planting out, n.b likes acidic soil!
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Great live music this Friday evening in Balham

Mat S in Streatham
This Friday in Balham: great live music just yards apart at THE WINE TASTING SHOP in Hildreth Street and upstairs at THE BEDFORD. 'Tis barely 24 hours until the May Bank Holiday Weekend kicks off. And London town boasts nowhere more soignée, ... [ more ]

Fleece that needs spinning

Christine B in Sands End
Ann, I didn't see you at the Wetland Centre yesterday, we meet up over the shop when we are there. if you are thinking about coming to a guild meeting the next one is on the 14th of May at St Stephen's House, 48 Emperor's Gate, London, SW11 2HR 4HJ at ... [ more ]

Recommendations for Sash window repairs company

Diana S in Wandsworth
I am looking for recommendations for sash window repairs. I have a large window where the window sill is rotting and also the bottom of the 3 window panes which sit on it.
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Jack S
Dear Diana Geolida Properties Ltd has a fixed prices on repair sash windows please see the link Regards

Car crime Eversleigh Road SW11

Damian T in Clapham Park
Over the past 10 months, my car on Eversleigh Road has had it's tyre deflated/punctured.  Over the past 3 occasions the garage has confirmed that it is deliberate.  I have set up a camera to monitor activity around my car and the police are currently ... [ more ]

Stainless steel metal worker required

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Pub/restaurant, excellent food, with small private room, recommendation please

Sarah E in Fulham
Hi, to save me hours of work on the Internet can anyone recommend an attractive central London pub or restaurant which can provide four people with an excellent lunch and a private room they can use 10.00 - 16.30 for a business meeting. Maximum budget ... [ more ]
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Sarah E
Many thanks everybody for taking the time to reply and for all your suggestions - gives me a great start for further research.
Jerry C
Was at the Telegraph only last week and the service and food (buffet) was exceptional!! Lovely room upstairs with bar for private functions.

Cyclamen stolen from tub in front garden overnight

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Might sound obvious but don't leave labels on plants you buy. Our gardener left one on a small Holly tree in the front garden showing £50 as the price tag from memory. It was gone in less than a day....
Good tip CD. Also, I don't think any "real" gardeners would stoop so low as to nick someone else's plants, so anyone needing to read the label to find out what they are stealing is probably just a low-life.