Show navigation

Postal Deliveries

Local Conversations in Putney

Jane E
We have recently been getting postal deliveries later and later in the evening. Today I left the house at 5.30 pm and when I got back home found a note to say that a package I had been expecting has been returned to the local sorting office. The time ... [ more ]
7 earlier replies
Jane E
Left the house tonight at about 7.15 pm.  When I got back there was a letter through my letterbox.
Anita H
We had tnt start delivering mail about 2 years ago as well as royal mail problem is lots of companies and official departments started using tnt then disaster no post at all in 6 months regular rm postie left no one took over round and tnt couldn't be ... [ more ]

Baby Toys needed for local PND Support Group

Give, Lend & Borrow in Battersea

Kathryn L
Do you have any baby toys, baby gym, playmat, bouncy chair you no longer need? They are for a charity run local support group for Mum's with Postnatal Depression. Whilst the Mum's receive the help they need the babies are taken care of by volunteers in ... [ more ]
Julia E
Hi Kathryn, I would love to see if I can help in any way. I have a sister with 2 young children who may be able to donate some items now her youngest is walking. Also I  sometimes volunteer at a mum and baby/toddler group myself - when they reopen on ... [ more ]

Tour of the Houses of Parliament

Local Conversations in Parsons Green

Anne K
Jane Ellison, Member of Parliament for Battersea, has organised a tour of the House of Commons and House of Lords for constituents on Friday 5 June at 4.30pm (the tour lastsabout 1 hour 15 minutes).  If you would like to join the tour, please email ... [ more ]

Chairs needed

Give, Lend & Borrow in Upper Tooting

Desperately need to borrow a charger for an iphone 4, help!

Give, Lend & Borrow in Putney Heath

Guy D
I've had a bit of disaster this morning and my iphone 4 won't charge. I think it may be the charger so wondering if there are any kind souls with the same charger who could lend it to me today for an hour or two to find out. Will return same day if it's ... [ more ]
6 earlier replies

Baby stuff

Give, Lend & Borrow in Clapham Park

Rachel S
Hi all, I am having my first baby in early September so I need everything! I am looking for furniture for the nursery and all bits and bobs that go along with the little bundle of joy. If anyone has anything they want to sell or give away please can ... [ more ]
12 earlier replies
Rachel S
Hi Nicky, thanks so much for your post! That sounds wonderful!! I am not ready for a buggy yet. I have been doing my research but I am still so confused by them all so I need more time but I'm very interested in the crib and any other bits! I'm still ... [ more ]

Gearing up for The People's Tower this weekend

Local Conversations in Sands End

Jonathan Kennedy
We are gearing up for The People's Tower this Sat 23rd, Tara Arts with Burntwood School, do join us to start the half-term holiday for a free family day to build a huge temporary cardboard building with internationally renowned artist Olivier ... [ more ]
3 earlier replies

Community Hall for Hire

Clubs & Groups in Kambala Estate Residents Association

Kambala Estate Residents Association
Hi all, Just to let you all know that the Community Hall if for Hire, excellent Rates and a lovely refurbished condition, we also have a kitchen available for a little extra cost. Please email me for a viewing
1 earlier reply

Community Garden

Clubs & Groups in Kambala Estate Residents Association

Kambala Estate Residents Association
The start of our Community Garden, a team of volunteers who are at present building works at Battersea Power Station, came over to kick start our garden, very grateful to Eva and Fran at Corilian. The Residents Association is in full swing and we are ... [ more ]
4 earlier replies
Kambala Estate Residents Association
Yes it will Tony but look at the bigger picture, it's taken a lot of hard work to start getting it sorted out, they will all be replaced and it will be amazing when it's done, if your at a loose end you could always nip down and re plant them😀

Has anyone in Battersea had problems with Virgin broadband?

Local Conversations in Clapham Park

I keep having problems with my Virgin broadband ever since I changed to it from BT. It seems to be a regional problem only effecting one area in Battersea and wondered what others have been told as to the cause.
21 earlier replies

plastic bottles wanted

Give, Lend & Borrow in Wandsworth

Jenny S
Help please! Has anyone got some 500ml plastic bottles (juice, water etc). I am going to make elderflower cordial for the Battersea Society stall at the Northcote Road fete. The elder trees are already in flower.

Looking for a venue to teach a Postnatal Pilates class

Recommendations in Wandsworth

Sarah C
hi  I'm looking for a venue in Balham to teach a Postnatal Pilates class where mums can bring their babies on Tuesday mornings.  I have tried a few places to no avail so far.  Has anyone got a suitable space I could hire for an hour or can anyone ... [ more ]
1 earlier reply
Sarah C
Thanks Anna - I tried NatureScope but they haven't got back to me yet.   Thanks Matt - it needs to be in central Balham as that's where my clients are based.

Planning application letters for Formula E

Local Conversations in Battersea

susan l
This is a search for information. The council said they had sent out around 1800 letters about the Planning application to hold Formula E in Battersea Park. This would have been around December 10th last. The Council Planning page shows 1770-odd ... [ more ]
John F
We are at 70-79 POW Mansions and did not receive this letter not really sure what was circulated. We are regular/ daily park users and also did not see any planning notices in the park. Others may have knowledge of this though?


Recommendations in Battersea

Vicky S
Hi, I'm looking for a recommendation on a builder to remove a structural wall (almost certainly requiring an RCJ) and make good. It's a small Victorian house in Balham. I know we'll need a structural engineer's report too - so any local recs on that ... [ more ]
4 earlier replies
Sue L
Vicky, if you're still looking my husband has years of experience doing this type of work and he would be able to recommend a firm of structural engineer's too.  Contact details: Stephen Lilly (Clapham Building Co.) mobile 07973 530955 or email: ... [ more ]

Free mirror

Give, Lend & Borrow in Clapham

Anne S
Hi there, that would fit a corner of my garden perfectly....! Happy to take it off your hands and I'm around locally all weekend...... Anne

Italian Writing retreat 20 - 27 September - sudden vacancy

Clubs & Groups in Upper Tooting

Chalk the Sun
Hi we are just posting a few more details as requested - the retreat is in a gorgeous fortified farmhouse with pool in Puglia (it was on Channel 4's Grand Designs). 7 days of tuition, gourmet food and organic wine, airport transfers £849 for shared en ... [ more ]

Sudden vacancy - September Italian Writing Retreat

Clubs & Groups in Upper Tooting

Chalk the Sun
We've had someone drop out of our fabulous writing week in Puglia in September, organic food and wine, great company with a group of Balham writers - male, female, 28 to 71, English, Irish, Polish, Kiwi, Scottish, Jamaican! Do check it out. We have room ... [ more ]
1 earlier reply

Give away: big grass plant, if you can dig it up pls!

Give, Lend & Borrow in Summerstown

Sally H
Huge grass don't ask me the name! Goes golden in December and has tall fluffy bits looks fab all winter. Too big for my garden.  First come first served but be warned pls bring need  fork, spade and muscles to get it out! Sally
1 earlier reply

Electronic help wanted

Recommendations in Earlsfield

Gwen E
If only there was a person I could turn to when something electronic is beyond my comprehension (this often happens,,,) Talking to my friends I find I'm not alone. I imagine many people over - say - 60 have some trouble understanding set-up instructions ... [ more ]

Encaustic tile cleaning

Recommendations in Summerstown

The tiles in my hallway are original Victorian ones and after 100+ years are in need of a deep clean.  Does anyone have any recommendations please?  Neither of the companies I have found through Google have kept their appointments to estimate. Many ... [ more ]
4 earlier replies
Thanks everyone, I realise it's a more specialist job than a general cleaner can do.  I will check out your recommendations.  Best wishes, PL.
Jimi S
True that does sound like a job for an expert like Bill B who is a specialist floor cleaner with years of experience.  He'll do a free patch test first.  His details are 07500 977 781

Tara Arts' The People's Towet

Clubs & Groups in Sands End

MAY 23
Burntwood School

Pushchair/buggy needed!

Give, Lend & Borrow in Streatham Park

sc m
Hi all. In need of the above, pushchair/buggy. Needs to recline and fold easily! Look forward to hearing from you. Please send a PM if you have one. Happy to collect anytime this weekend. Kind regards. Stella.

Planning Application: Homebase, 198 York Road / York Place, 2015/0881

Clubs & Groups in The Candlemakers Apartments

The Candlemakers Apartments
This application is likely to be presented to the PAC for consideration on 21st May, 2015. The RMC expects that the planning dept. will recommend it for approval, as they did the Lookers application. As with previous applications, the RMC instructed our ... [ more ]
5 earlier replies

Electric Hedge Trimmer

Give, Lend & Borrow in West Hill

Matthew S
Evening everybody, I have a Black and Decker electric hedge trimmer to give away less the plug and the cord. I accidentally cut through the cable and I have lost the flex. Apart from that it works. I now have a petrol hedge trimmer and therefore no ... [ more ]
4 earlier replies

Unwanted caller

Local Conversations in Wandsworth

Bridget D
Last night (21st May) at around 8.30pm I noticed a man walking quickly along Hillier Road.  He caught my eye and rang the doorbell.  I did not answer and he rang again, a long ring; again I did not answer whereupon he came and knocked aggressively on the ... [ more ]