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IT support

Keith G in Battersea
I am looking for recommendations for IT firms/consultants in Battersea offering support/ maintenance for small business. I have HP Z Series workstations so expertise in these particularly welcome. Any suggestions?

Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Formula E

susan l in Nine Elms
With just a week to go, Wandsworth Borough Council removed from its agenda for 22nd September the very important discussion on FE and on the report. There is as yet no new date. However, the deadline as regards the break clause is right at the start of ... [ more ]
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Pasted in from the Council's press release on 2nd October ....... "A decision on whether to allow the Formula E racing car championships to return to Battersea Park next summer will be made at a public meeting next month. Councillors on the community ... [ more ]
Maureen C
How much was the council paid? When we know we can judge their behaviour and whether the cost to the park users was worth it. What sort of sum would make it worth it?

French Chair Wanted to borrow

Emma C in Walham Green
Hi, I am looking to borrow a French looking chair for a photoshoot and I was wondering whether anybody has one I could borrow? It wouldn't be sat on, it's to be used as a prop for a Look Book I am doing for a start up business.. It would be in a months ... [ more ]

Bamboo canes FREE

Val M in Upper Tooting
I have bundles of bamboo canes, some 6ft long, some shorter, to give away! Collection Sunday/tomorrow.
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Free guided walks across London on 17th & 18th October

Ian Bull in Wandsworth
Hullo everyone Transport for London's 'Walk London' project is offering dozens of free guided walks on 17/18 October. All are led by people who know their routes intimately. You can see what's on offer at these addresses... ... [ more ]
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Ian Bull
Hullo everyone Frank H got his place and he was the last one as the walk on 18th Oct is now fully-booked. Participation has to be by booking only as past attendance figures were exceeding 200, constantly increasing, and becoming overwhelming! No ... [ more ]

flat zinc roof specialist

Jane B in Upper Tooting
Hi .. Does anyone have suggestions for a roofing person/firm who is knowledgeable about flat zinc roofs? We have roofs across 4 Mews houses that need attention. Grateful for any suggestions. Many thanks, Jane

Careless dog walking

Diane M in Summerstown
At approx 5:15 today I was at the lights at the corner of Earlsfield rd and Heathfield road where is saw a man and and his young son , both on bikes, with a spaniel puppy about 6momths on a lead .... He rode away with this poor puppy trying to keep up ... [ more ]
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Megan D
Thank you for pointing this out. If I see this person I hope I will be able to show kindness and not cruelly judge him. It may be useful for him to know that the RSPCA or other animal charities would be more than willing to advise and guide him with ... [ more ]
Petra D
Thanks Diane. I wasn't aware that it is illegal in the UK. Hadn't really considered doing it either, particularly not in London where cycling as such is dangerous. However it is not uncommon and permitted where I am from in Germany which is why I asked ... [ more ]

Broken window repair

dog poo

Rita H in Battersea
This plea goes out to dog walkers and owners - Please clear up after your dog especially if they poo in area that is clearly a football pitch or cricket square

Lambeth Palace open garden party for Age UK Lambeth

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Lambeth Palace, Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 7JU
Diana K in Herne Hill
The Archbishop of Canterbury has kindly offered the spectacular gardens of his historic residence, Lambeth Palace to Age UK Lambeth to host a garden party in aid of the charity. The 11acre Lambeth Palace Gardens date back to the 12th century and are the ... [ more ]

Broken Sash cord

Philip B
Sash cords are quite easy to replace although getting the old beading off normally means a bit of a re paint is required, or some times replacement depending on how brittle the timber is, our tradesman Graham can help with that 07966233863

2 Hazelnut saplings Free

Bryan S in Balham
I had a few hazelnut saplings earlier this year from a street-lifer, which have grown nicely, I have 2 going free if anyone would like them P M me for pick up address
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dining chairs covered?

Rebecca R in Earlsfield
I need some of these covered and maybe *restuffed*.  I have the material, can someone recommend anyone company or private near to balham-ish. thanks!

Open Studio Wandsworth Common Drawing Group

Amanda R in Balham
Our lovely drawing group has an open studio & free workshops this and next weekend.  Friday & Saturday 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th October from 6-8pm. All keen drawers are welcome to join our free drawing workshops. See ... [ more ]
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This is well worth a visit. I dropped into this event to see what was going on. It was a hive of activity, a lot of great work from a range of people with varying styles and abilities.
Wonder Woman
I would definitely recommend this drawing class if any one loves art in all its forms, come and take a look at the work produced in the wonderful enviroment at the nature study centre, tucked in the trees next to the skylark cafe and the bowling green. ... [ more ]

Saturday Art Club

The Saturday Art Club

Nature Study Centre Dorlcote Road, Wandsworth Common, SW18 3RT
Amanda R in Battersea
6-12 yrs Art Club • To book a place call Amanda: 07775781332 • Email: or come and see us. 

WIne makers around?

emmsar in Wandsworth
We have a bumper crop of San Giovese grapes that are not table grapes. I heard Tooting had it's own wine makers. I'd love to take over our grapes to add to the wine production. Please let me know asap who makes wine in our area. Thanks
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Sarah B
Oh that's interesting, Sharkrider - I had no idea that there were so many people in tooting growing wine......
Peter W
UWC is a good idea but now its £20 a year to join plus £6 a bottle. and as its a blend from grapes from all over SW London not the greatest results for over £10 a bottle average


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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Marianne I
Definitely try David White, for all your Electrical requirements, on tel: 07880-987.157 He is extremely good, honest, keen, reliable, polite, kind, tidy, very reasonably priced and has all the qualifications. [NAPIT registration and number 23696] I ... [ more ]
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

Clapham common

Donna S in Clapham Park
I was sitting reading on Clapham Common about 2pm yesterday. When I got up to leave a man approached and admired my handbag!! I moved away and he was then joined by two others. They started to follow but luckily I had parked on Stormont Road. Just be ... [ more ]
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Donna S
He had a white cap on. Quite brightly dressed in blue and white. It did make me nervous. I'm glad my car was nearby.


Gillian P in Earlsfield
Hi all need decent decorator to paint 1 bedroom with a high ceiling And 3 double door wardrobes Approx 12' x 11' Paint supplied :- eggshell on all woodwork 3 coats to walls ( 1 undercoat) Same to woodwork Ceiling same Also 1 of the wi doecls needs ... [ more ]
Stuart W
Some kind person recommended Vis to me on Streetlife, to paper and paint a large ceiling. His rates were very reasonable and he did a first class job.  He came back the next day to correct a small issue. I highly recommend him. He is on  07983 942838.
Andrew W
Hi Gillian I use a painter called Michael he is on 07969 287104 can I ask why 3 coats of everything as ceilings and walls normally only have 2 coats unless new plaster and woodwork only needs 2 egg shells

sofabed for free!

Rebecca R in Earlsfield
I have a good quality sofabed from Debenhams to give away.  It is 175cm wide x approx. 90cm deep.  Nothing wrong with it, no tears or marks, just a bit old & faded. (but you wouldn't know it was originally a darker shade)  Any questions message me. ... [ more ]
Get in touch with Streetlile member "Wandsworth Oasis Tooting" ( as regards donating your Sofabed. They are always on the lookout for furniture etc donations. Hope that helps. :)

wanted: wooden train set

Julie W in Balham
Does anyone have a wooden train set they would like to sell - preferably with a table. I just missed out on a KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Table and Set which Ihad not seen before but would be absolutely perfect. Many thanks
Julie W
Hi Chiara - what make is it? Ideally I would like to find one with a table - I have been looking but it doesnt look like you can buy a table on its own - they all seem to come with a train set too.

Lawn mower to give away

MM in Pimlico
Qualcast Panther lawn mower. Push type with rotary blade . Good working condition . Only giving away because no longer needed. Collect this weekend please, Clapham area

Chimney sweep wanted

I seem to remember seeing a van with prices on it. One chimney £70. Search for past posts on Streetlife, there are a lot of recommendations here.
Gwen E
The thing is to go for a professional sweep rather than someone who has a set of rods and does a bit on the side. I use Fenton Willis on 0207 978 6924 and last year it cost about £70.

Presentation on the The Northern Line Extension

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'The View' Battersea Power Station, Kirtling St. SW8 5BN
Rotary Club Battersea Park in Upper Tooting
A Presentation from FLO (the tunnelers) and TFL (transport strategy in London)  cost £15 per person which includes wine and canapes. for more information contact, money raised will go towards our 'Christmas Day ... [ more ]
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Vanessa G
.....Because somebody has had the initiative to find a venue,organise the event,the speakers and provide wine and canapés -all for the benefit of 300-400 elderly in Wandsworth on Christmas Day.