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Jane E to Battersea and 7 more areas

Cyclists and dog walkers spoil the day

Yesterday, I took advantage of the weather to walk from Tooting Broadway to Colliers Wood and back to Wandsworth, mostly along the Wandle.  Only 2 things spoiled it.  The first were the cyclists who came up fast from behind with no audible warning (I had ... more »
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Jonathan P
Sorry...when clicking the above link, then click on "Who can enjoy the Trail"
Jane E
can I repeat my thanks to those dog walkers and cyclists who are considerate towards pedestrians and, in the case of dog walkers, pick up after their pets. The footpath alongside the railway line opposite me is not a cycle track but most of the people ... more »
Rachel D to Balham and 9 more areas

Wardrobe Giveaway

I have two white wardrobes to give away. They do not need to go at the same time if you only want one. The first is a white Ikea Pax Wardrobe body without doors measuring 236cm height 96cm wide 60cm depth There are also 3 white shelves A Hanging rail 6 ... more »
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Rachel D
Sheila, Fantastic news. Do you want both wardrobes? Can you pick them up some time over the next couple of days? I can PM you our address. Thanks Rachel
Rachel D
Stella sorry, I called you Sheila. Must be the wine talking!!
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 »
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Thats so helpful Liz.  I will give him a call. Many thanks Sarah
Roxie V
Please also give Tony a ring he is fab and can do anything both big and small his is a fantastic contact to have. Very local to Wandsworth and never over charges ! 07956101202. Best.
E-J to Upper Tooting and 4 more areas

Waitrose collection box

If you are re-stocking at Waitrose Balham in the next few days please don't forget to pick up your green token at the checkout. We would be so grateful if as many Waitrose shoppers as possible could pop it into the left hand box in aid of First Touch, ... more »
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Steph Lou to Battersea and 5 more areas

Donations for international university placement

Hi all, I am a full time university student and I am trying to raise money to fund my international university placement in August this year. On bank holiday Monday I am doing a car boot sale to try and raise money for this event. I am looking for ... more »
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Steph Lou
Thank you so much Kirsty! I have saved your Number and will text you near May bank holiday. I will be doing the May bank holiday Bootsale for sure. Many thanks again Steph
Kirsty W
No problem at all, I'll start to put stuff to one side.
Saif to Clapham Park and 4 more areas

Driver Robbed in SW4

Please be aware, our driver was robbed of his bike on clearance avenue tonight at 8:20pm. The police managed to retrieve the bike under set of flats. The police mentioned that there were 3 other incidents that night. Please be careful
I'm with Cumin Club
Jill C
Hello Saif, Thanks for letting us know. I hope your driver is unhurt. Jill
He's ok thanks, ploice managed to get hold of the theives and the bike
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Jackie O to Clapham and 4 more areas


Hi We want to take out a bath, move a door to fit a new shower in and convert a small adjacent room to a utility room - anyone know a good builder/plumber who they would recommend? Thanks very much! Jackie
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Debra K
Try Brad at the Hamilton Group - Tel:02077388967 Has done two shower rooms for us and would highly recommend him.
Annamaria C
Try WDS Home Improvements, they are very good. M: 07866014402 I highly reccomend them
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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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
Annamaria C
WDS Home Improvements. They do really quality job. Very high standard. They have just finished a renovation job for a friends flat in Hackney M: 07866014402
Susie S to Clapham Park and 7 more areas

Help with cooking for a christening 3rd May

Hi there I was wondering if anyone knew anyone who helped out with cooking for events, more like a hobby than as a caterer. The reason is that I am having an informal gathering post my daughters christening in a few weeks time and I was hoping to find ... more »
Sara F
Dear Susie S, I would be able to help!  I am a Mum but my boys are now adults!  I do help a couple, twice a week, with their suppers and I have - in the past - run my own catering business but many years ago! If you would like me to help you then give ... more »
I can cook curry but i do not know what curry you would like, I am in Balham, Londonsw12. You can give a call on:07783904539 Chanda
Valeria to Battersea and 5 more areas

Ironmonger/wrought iron railing/fencing

Does anybody know a company or individual that supply and fits railings? Many thanks in advance! Valeria
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Thanks from me too! I need a piece of creative/ art metal work. Would you all recommend the same people or others. I do want to use someone local, if poss.
If you want something unique, Try Conan Sturdy in Streatham email: conansturdy@mac.comworkshop: 0208 764 4895 mobile: 07866 264 755 He made a swinging chair for me.  Good price, but a bit erratic on delivery!
Caroline to Wandsworth and 5 more areas

Broken Washing Machine

I live in Wandsworth and my Bosch washing machine, that is not that old but not under guarantee, has broken down and I would be grateful for any recommendations for a repair man. Thank you
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Alvaro is wonderful He repaired my 12 year old machine 07703356873 Mary king
Julie D
Hi Caroline, David Kidd @ D. K Domestic is very efficient and reasonable. Mob 07836792807 Tel. 020 8647 0645.  Good luck Julie
Karen S to Upper Tooting and 6 more areas

Want to learn how to play Squash? Total beginner? So I am!

I am thinking about learning how to play Squash and take lessons in Balham but then I will need some other total beginners to practice the game! Does anyone want to join me in learning?
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Karen S
We are looking at Tues 6th May.  7.30pm.  £10 per person.  Let me know if anyone else wants to join and I will send more details. Thanks
Nina O
I would be interested in the future - can't make 6th though. I am a *total* beginner but love the idea of whacking a ball around!
Gwen E to Wandsworth and 4 more areas

Organic compost

I keep wondering why some gardeners on this site talk about taking their borage down the tip when it makes the most wonderful compost. Not only does it rot down quickly but according to ........Comfrey and borage are both ... more »
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Paul R to Upper Tooting and 5 more areas

Rubbish collection over Easter

Anyone know of a way to find out normal rubbish collection days over Easter public holidays? The council website is seemingly useless on this question. Paul
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Diana K
Not unlike Lambeth! Lambeth do the same except on Christmas Day. I hope Wandsworth gives employees one day off at Xmas.
I'm with Age UK Lambeth
Paul R
Hi all, really helpful. Thanks for coming back so quickly everyone. This site is so friendly and helpful. Paul
Valeria to Battersea and 5 more areas

Garden inspiration

Hi Everyone, My garden is in need of some inspiring ideas. I Enjoy digging, planting, chopping down but my problem is knowing what plants to buy and what goes with what and as a result, regardless of how much work I am prepared to put into it, it's a ... more »
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Stephen T
Hi Valeria, I have a diploma in garden design among my qualifications, and my company offers a complete garden service; design, landscaping, and maintenance. Among my services I offer garden consultations. Please feel free to get in touch at ... more »
Gilly S
The National Garden Scheme (NGS/Yellow Book) is a wonderful source of inspiration - for a small fee that goes to charity, you get to mooch around a private garden, and can often buy plants at a good price and have tea there too. What could be nicer? ... more »
Karen H to Battersea and 4 more areas


I noticed loads of dead or dying bees, around the wooded area of the old Gothic Patriotic Building yesterday.  Any ideas of what is going on - spraying or something?  Seems like they may have ingested something.
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Stephanie G to Battersea and 4 more areas

Gardener required for part time work

Looking for a gardener to tidy up and tend to (small!) gardens in two rental properties in SW11 as and when needed. Probably on an every two weeks/monthly basis, to be agreed. Please PM me if you would be interested. Thanks, Stephanie
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Stephanie G
Thank you Liz, I will get in touch with him :)
Hi Stephanie I live in Balham and for the last 7 years have been maintaining gardens for Streetlifers and others in the area. I also do a lot of maintenance work for a local lettings agency, Palace Gate, which involves having the keys to properties and ... more »
Julie M to Wandsworth and 4 more areas

Digging up brambles

Hi,  I'm looking for someone to help do some digging in my garden... Any ideas?
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Julie M
Thank you both so much for your kind offers of help... I shall pm you.
Jack S
Hey Julie M Yeah will look out for your message. Between me and Lucy S , reckon we can get your brambles sorted in no time. You stated digging, so assume we're talking tough roots .... Bring it on!! Reckon Lucy might need more than just 'nippers' but ... more »