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Free guided walk - Sunday 7th August - Most attractive scenery

Ian Bull in Wandsworth
Hullo everyone I'm a walk leader for TfL's 'Walk London' project. As an enjoyable 'busman's holiday' I've recently led some walks along the Wandle Trail for Streetlife members and these were extremely well received. On Sunday 7th August I'm leading ... [ more ]
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Ian Bull
Hullo Lotty I'm repeating the 7th August walk on 25th September but it's completely booked-up. If people drop-out I'll advertise the spare spaces here in a new thread. On 2nd October I'm leading a walk for Transport for London that also concludes ... [ more ]

Clean Smart Beach and Cream Bedroom Furniture up for Grabs

Ania O in Furzedown
Does anybody need any furniture?   I was in the process of dismantling it all before taking it to the dump where it will unfortunately go to landfill. The local house clearance companies advised me that second hand furniture merchants don't want the ... [ more ]
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Stella A
Hi Ania, just wondering if you still have any of the items please. Will be interested in the ones that are yet to be taken. Please advise, thanks.
Bernardeta J
Hi It looks like everything's gone now but for future reference Emmaus in West Norwood accepts second hand furniture. I think they might even be collecting for free Thanks

Need a boiler engineer

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Bill B
Hi, I can recommend John at Bluewave plumbing, he's gas safe registered and has helped many streetlifers. His number is 07843262071 Hope this helps Bill
Give Hamilton group a call 02077388967 They installed a new boiler and have serviced it for me for several years. (Recommended by others on Streetlife)

Small Zanussi freezer to give away

Reliable Cleaner needed Clapham Common Northside

Lotty in Stockwell
Can anyone personally recommend a reliable, diligent and good cleaner for 3 hours a week? My cleaner has had to leave due to health problems and I'm struggling to keep up with keeping the house clean. I'm looking for someone who is quick and ... [ more ]

New food shop in Battersea

Jenny S in Wandsworth
Good news! There is an excellent new shop on Battersea Park Road, near the end of Falcon Road. It's called Hoxton Fruit and Veg, but it also sells other things. A lot of the stuff is organic. They only opened a couple of days ago so they don't have ... [ more ]

Handyman needed

Donna P in Balham
Looking for a handy man for a few jobs. Putting a king size bed together, putting up a bathroom cabinet on a tiled wall , putting a blind up and three ikea shelfing units Any recommendations would be appreciated. Thanks
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Alan P in Furzedown
I saw about 10-15 green parakeets roosting in a big tree on Trinity Road, yesterday evening. Have they moved into the area?
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Alan L
I guess they have to be awake for this? “The owls appear to have adopted a simple but effective method of hunting parakeets. Perched in the top of a tall tree, waiting for potential prey to arrive in a neighbouring tree at a lower level, the owl ... [ more ]
Alan L
Citizen that said, some birds are safe from Owls. Like the Grandicrocavis viasesamensis

Wooden Chest of Drawers

Andrew M in Balham
Have a wooden chest of drawers available - three long drawers and two smaller ones. 4- inches long and 20 inches deep. Reasonable conditions. Could too with a bit of a polish!
Camilla Y
Hi Andrew - could you attach a photo please?  I don't quite get those measurements ! but they'll make more sense when seen. Would be grateful for the overall measurements? Thank.

Cleaner required 2 hours a week

AlexB in Clapham
Can anyone please recommend a reliable cleaner for 2 hours a week? I live just off Lavender Hill.  My last cleaner was with me for 15 years so am really at a loss! Needed to start as soon as possible. References essential.
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Charley B
Hi AlexB , I tried sending you a message but apparently I have an "insufficient reputation" so I'm not allowed. I'm also looking for a cleaner and wondered if you could let me know how you get on with them and if you'd recommend them? Kind regards, ... [ more ]

Drape a wall for party

Pennie A in Balham
Does anyone know or can drape a wall and 2 columns for a party at a good price? If so pm me for more info.

Learn Italian books to give away

Cristi in Clapham Park
Amici workbooks and 2 CDs, Affresco Italiano A1 Corso di lingua per stranieri and 2 CDs, Anche in Italiano 2, Grammatica e pratica, Italian grammar in practice, Italian for children activity book, 3 little books collezione Una Fiaba in tasca. Used ... [ more ]

Plumber recommendation please

Ella W in Fulham
Bit if a random one but whenever I flush my loo it's rather noisy, it kind of whistles, almost sings. It happened before a year or so ago but I've lost the chap's number who fixed it for me. I'm looking for someone reliable to come round and fix it, ... [ more ]

Things for free

Verity L in Battersea
Hi. Moving out so have a super king mattress (3 years old), a two seater armless sofa bed, and a wooden desk all for free if anyone wants them. Moving out today (saturday) so you'd need to collect today but they are all in good condition and free ... [ more ]

Do the ponds on Wandsworth Common have names.......?

Marianne I in Wandsworth
Having arranged to meet friends near the Bolingbroke Grove pond, on Wandsworth Common, I wondered if the ponds actually have names? During my Internet search, I came across the following bit of local history, which I thought I would share: "Main pond ... [ more ]
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Aviva W
The pond on the Bolingbroke Grove side is called Three Island Pond ( the 3rd island now has been planted to protect people and waterfowl on the road side), also known as the stock pond. The 'ponds' on the other side are known as the Lakes with a new ... [ more ]

Plumber/boiler service in Battersea

Londoner in Chelsea
Your recommendations will be appreciated. Need Gas Safe accreditation and someone who is able to work in Battersea Park Road/Latchmere Road area. Thank you
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Donna C
I can recommend Mike Beecker based in Victoria. He is fully qualified and insured both as plumber and electrician. His number is 07946 029 118. I've known him for many years and I've always been very pleased with his work.
Nicky K
I use a very reliable chap called Mark. He's just sorted out a boiler for me this week. Found the problem and sorted it all out very efficiently. His number is 07960 038474

6 dogs stolen from walkers van SE23

Lily W in Streatham Park
Today 6 dogs were taken from the back of a dog walkers van Kemble Road SE23 Forest Hill 1 dog a Shih Tzu has been recovered from Crystal Palace Park. To date 5 still missing. The van that was used to steal them was a black transporter van.
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Lily W
No nothing, really sad. Both crimes still have 2 dogs missing plus a little French bulldog was stolen last night near Streatham Common station.

Male French Bulldog Stolen from garden

Lily W in Streatham Park
Hank was stolen 26th August about 11.30pm near Streatham Common station. The photo is of a poster I saw today on the high street, the link is to Doglost.

Anyone have a small fridge they no longer need?

Guy D in Putney Heath
I'm looking for a small fridge, either an under the counter sized one or even better an even smaller beer fridge. Can collect from anywhere local, close to Geraldine road, SW18. Please drop me a text if you can help. If you're a fish lover I will ... [ more ]
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Guy D
Thanks so much Daisydog, could you drop me a text with your address & phone and I'll call on Tuesday to make arrangements..?
Guy: I will be in touch with information required. But I must be sure that you will really pick it up as i have already have it booked to be removed when new fridge arrives. Please confirm. Your fish for fridge sounds a good deal to me. I love fish! ... [ more ]

Borrow a folding table and hanging rail on October 9th for a Jumble Trail event?

Guy D in Putney Heath
Hello, I'm hoping to borrow the items above for just one day, Sunday 9th October. Can collect from anywhere local, ideally somewhere in SW18. If you live in the SW18 1/2/3 postcodes or close to the Park Tavern on Buckhold road, then you'll be in the ... [ more ]
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Female kitten found Location: Aldrington Road, Streatham, SW16

Lily W in Streatham Park
Dear Streetlifers Cross posting the information from Pets Located. To contact finder if this is your cat you need to get in touch with them. I am not the finder :) Thank you. ... [ more ]

silly bus stops

DaisyDog in Earlsfield
Having newly installed bus stops facing different directions is daft. So many are sited in the middle of the pavement and facing away from traffic, contrary to common sense. I have managed to get one of my local bus stops changed but TfL are ... [ more ]
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Joyce L
And all without electronic indicators. Seems they're replacing some perfectly good ones - and well you may ask - why? Letters to new Mayor please!
Alan L
The former Tooting MP and London Mayor, understand this issue well, as his dad was a Bus Driver. Good idea to write to him or have a petition for TFL consistency in bus stops/ shelters.

Landscape Gardener / new garden fencing

RF - Nutritional Therapist in Balham
Hi - am sure there are many gardening recommendations but couldn't seem to find any so apologies if I am being repetitive! Can anyone recommend some lovely garden designers please! 1. Need new garden fences putting in 2. Also looking for someone ... [ more ]
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watch repairs

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Kim R
There is a clock/ watch unit in Tooting Broadway market. I had a watch repaired there two weeks ago. Think the repair man only comes in certain days but I had it back within the week.

Tooting Foodival 2016

Mushkil Aasaan, 222 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EW
Malsara in Earlsfield
Tooting Foodival, the award-winning celebration of local food growing and cooking, returns to Tooting in two weeks’ time. We are hoping for a bumper harvest of locally grown fruit and veg to be donated by a multitude of local growers at our Saturday ... [ more ]
Richard C
I'm really looking forward to this! Transition Town Tooting and particularly Jenny T, Sharon, Mal, David, Charles, Hilary and Belinda have done loads to make this community celebration of locally grown food fantastic! Do come along and bring anything ... [ more ]