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Switching to Flow Energy

Angela Bunt in Streatham Park
I am thinking of switching to Flow Energy as it seems to have one of the cheapest deals for dual fuel.  I would appreciate some feedback from anyone who is already using them. Are they any good? I'm currently with Eon and coming off a fixed rate on 13 ... [ more ]
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Exactly the same situation as me...! As you Angela I also saw that they were not just cheaper but had great reviews too, so fingers crossed for us both, got my welcome letter the other day but they can take 5-6 weeks to change over. How did you get the ... [ more ]
Tina C
I was with EDF & switched to Flow Energy for the same reasons as above. No problems with the switch and all good with the service from Flow.  (But a lot cheaper.)

Lavender Hill Farmers Market

Julie W in Balham
Hello! I just wanted to check that everyone knows about Lavender Hill Farmers Market at Shaftsbury Park Primary School. I am so excited that we now have a market in walking distance but it doesn't seem to be getting very busy, and it won't last if there ... [ more ]


Tonsley Man in Putney
Can anyone recommend a local single man electrician to do a small bit of work including some rewiring for me please? Must be NICEIC registered
Jacquetta S
Stephen Thorne is worth speaking to, he is NICEIC approved and I'm sure would be more than happy to help. His number is 07939 443653

Free tree peony seeds (yellow flower)

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Tracey R
PS here's a link to propagate from seed Tree peonies can be grown from seed in the same way as normal peonies (
Gilly S
Thank you Dmitriy, I too have taken some seeds. Thank you too Tracey for posting the link.

Missing elderly female Staffie Cross dog SE19 since Tues 24/11/15

Lily W in Streatham Park
Martina went missing whilst being walked by a family friend of her owner. There have been sightings but not for a few days. The sightings were Crowne Point and St Joseph's college. People are searching day and night but need help with sightings and ... [ more ]
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Lily W
Yes people have put some up in Streatham near sightings but I think they are trying for more areas. I cannot copy and paste the facebook link but search using Find Martina and you will find it. Re going out looking if you text Martina's owner - number ... [ more ]

Knives sharpened

Yvonne D - nice guy, comes round in a van and does fabulous job. Up to 10 knives for £36 - if you don't have that many, maybe split with a friend/neighbour? Not one of the cowboys who ruin your kknives - mine are Global and Sabatier, so very ... [ more ]

New Year's Knees Up

Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender hill, SW11 5TN
Battersea Arts Centre in Battersea
Price: £15 early bird, £25 advance, £30 standard Pop up performances, live music and late night dancing This New Year’s Eve, bid farewell to 2015 and welcome 2016 in true Battersea Arts Centre style with a joyously eclectic New Year's bash. Explore ... [ more ]

Packing boxes to go - can anyone use.

R. Y in Clapham Park
One very large and three or so middle sized packing boxes.  Sturdy. Can anyone use.

Reebok i-Run treadmill to give away

NicR in Battersea
Would anyone like a Reebok i-run treadmill? Bought about 6 years ago (£400) for rehab exercise post injury, and not used much since then. If you are interested please PM me.
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Hi Orla If you are still interested in this, please let me know? Chris has transport problems with it (its too wide for his car)......  Kind regards Nicola

Meet the maker Christmas Fair

Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender hill, SW11 5TN
Battersea Arts Centre in Battersea
The Battersea Arts Centre's grand marble foyer hosts a unique makers fair, with small-scale local artists exhibiting their handmade Christmas gifts for sale. Expect everything from artisan pottery, original artwork and textiles; to gift packs of ... [ more ]

Replace sash windows

Oskemen9 in Upper Tooting
Can anyone recommended a company to replace sash windows in the Heaver Estate?  We'd like to use a company that has done jobs in the neighbourhood since the windows are intricate.  Many thanks!
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Teresa G
Hi, if you want a competitive quote try 020 8419 8134, ask for Tristan. They fitted some of mine,( I live in the conservation area). I believe they worked locally in Clapham and the windows are of excellent quality ... [ more ]

Sew Jacket Zip

Chris A in Wandsworth
I need a 28 inch zip replacing on my sailing jacket. I have the replacement zip but could anyone recommend a person to sew it in, for reasonable price?
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Laura L
Depending on where you are and where is easiest to get to, there is a relatively new tailors shop on the top of East Hill (corner of Alma Road). I'm sure they would also be able to help.

Getting a moped valeted

Activ Mountain Bike to give away

Mal P in Sands End
Bought this about 2 years ago and hardly used it. Been sat indoors for over a year and need to get rid. 24" wheels, 21 speed (I think!!), oil suspension, all works fine. One rubber grip on the handlebars repaired with tape. Would suit boy/girl/adult less ... [ more ]
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Printer Cartridges to give away

Naomi T in Upper Tooting
I have some PC World branded printer cartridges that my Epsom printer rejected. They are for printers which use T1281/2/3/4 All four colours are full, though three of the packs were opened. I also have some unopened WHSmith printer cartridges.  These ... [ more ]

Pedestrian Priority

Jane E in Putney
There is so much being done for cyclists, often costing lots of money. It seems, though, that nothing is done to encourage or help pedestrians. 1. Street furniture should allow the blind and wheelchair users to make easier progress (the back of CJ ... [ more ]
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Will S
Haven't lived anywhere as exotic as that but I have lived in North London! Camden council underwent a major programme of pavement maintenance about 5 years ago and it was very effective. They focused on smoothing out pavements that people used every day, ... [ more ]

Clock Repairs

Bridget D in Wandsworth
Can anyone recommend a first rate clock repairer?  I have an ancient bracket mounted chiming clock which has great sentimental value.  It has been taken several times to Simmons in Garrett Lane who have spent hours on it, but it has stopped again. I want ... [ more ]
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Grannie Annie
mr. laucher is a must.   he repaired my beautiful metal watch whose straps had been removed by my 3 year old grandson!   and also takes great care when fixing the actual workings of a watch and seems to regard any difficulties as a challenge to be ... [ more ]

Two dining chairs to give away

Gayle H in Southfields
I have two chocolate brown leather-effect dining chairs to give away. There are some minor marks but generally in good repair.
Sarah C
Hi, I saw your chairs on street life ' and I would like them very much if they are still available . I live very close by. Thank you so much. Yours respectfully . Mrs Cansick

Anyone have their head around Canva? help wanted for free fish...

Guy D in Putney Heath
I need some help optimising our media for FB and twitter (this is a skills-swap so hope ok admin, if not please delete) You'll need to live in areas described here Always looking to support local food businesses, so please ... [ more ]
Philip B
Hi Guy, you may like to speak with Jay in my office, he now deals with all our social media and seems to know way more than I ever could, call me when you have a moment
Guy D
Thanks Philip B , most kind. Bit under the weather today but will give you a call when I'm in better shape tomorrow. PS. If you're keen to try a fish box subscription, I dare say I could drop it to your office around lunchtime on the fish fridays of your ... [ more ]

Someone to fix a communal light

Linda P in Summerstown
The communal light in the hallway of our flats stays on. I have tracked it to one switch which doesn't pop out as it should. Can anyone recommend someone to fix this, or give a DIY tip. Many thanks Linda
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John Mulvey
This is a common problem with these switches, Its either someone putting drawing pins in, to keep the light on. (this causes groves in the plastic which get stuck, also the timer on the inside may need adjusting, if you unscrew it, you will see a copper ... [ more ]
Paul B
Hi Linda. I can fix this for you my website is. Thanks. Paul.

Minx The Beautiful Cat Needs A Loving & Forever Home

Love Generation in Wandsworth
Minx is a beautiful Clapham cat [see pics below]  Unfortunately Minx's owners are no longer able to care for her Could You or Anyone You Know Give Minx A Forever & Loving Home ?  She's A Gorgeous Girl :-)
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Love Generation
Yay!  :-)  Dear Leonie - apologies for the delay in getting back to you. That is fab news!I'm just about to Private Message You...So So So Pleased for you and Minx... Dear Jane E  and Allison thank you for your lovely messages - I will of course, keep ... [ more ]

Honest reliable Cat minder - St. John's Hill/East Hill

Vivienne J in Parsons Green
Am looking for reliable and trustworth cat minder for around 5 days over Xmas period....have cat timer for feeding so probably one visit and some play time..location is close to St. John's Hill/East Hill.
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Vivienne J
HI Linda, Thank you so much for getting back to me....unfortunately the dates don't match... I do need someone for the25th and 26th December..and our fees where probably a little higher t han I could afford. Thankyou for getting back to me. Kind regards ... [ more ]
Kate O
Hi Vivenne, Please look up my Website I have a availability over Christmas period. Best, Kate

Wandsworth cutting costs?

Sarah L in Battersea
I'm wondering whether Wandsworth Council have cut back on street cleaning and maybe also recycling as a cost cutting exercise? For weeks now I've been applying online for more recycling bags but none have been delivered and I've seen little evidence of ... [ more ]
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No not saying they make a special trip out for each's done on the day the bins are emptied in my experience, so not using any extra fuel. I was being sarcastic saying it's a luxury after living (suffering) in Lambeth council area. Now in ... [ more ]
Sarah L
The bags are only usually delivered the day of the bin collection, however this was a one off personal trip because there had been so many reports of missed deliveries and the man just wanted to check that all the bags had now been delivered. Normally he ... [ more ]


Super Sally in Upper Tooting
I know there have been countless posts previously, but can anybody recommend a reliable, reasonably priced plumber who is local to Clapham/Balham. Many thanks.
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Adriano S
Hi Sally give AGS Plumbing & Bathroom Design a call on 07723546514 He is local reliable trust worthy and no call out charge. He is your man. I used him for a long time. Check out his website at Take care Adriano
Benazir C
Hi Sally,  John Leatham from "Blue Wave" plumbing is one of the nicest plumbers I've met and he is really honest and meticulous with his work. His mobile no is 07843262071, or there is a freephone no: 08008030823.

Battersea Christmas Market - Santa's Grotto

Katherine Low Settlement in Fulham
Be the FIRST to book a ticket to Santa's Grotto at Battersea Christmas Market here: Come and join us on 5th December at KLS, 108 Battersea High Street, London SW11 3HP