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Slugs in the kitchen

YD in Putney Heath
Yesterday I found a slug in the under sink cupboard and today another one creeping along the kitchen floor! The garden doors have not been opened and it seems to be happening at night. Could they be living under the floor boards as there is a void ... [ more ]
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Bali R
Use sticky copper tape around door frames and any inlets you might see them come through. I use that and around the rim of my plants. Stops them going in the pots. Especially Hostas. They love that plant.

Dangerous Road Crossing.

Phil M in Tooting Graveney
I learned with horror that the dangerous road crossing at Beechcroft Rd and Glenburnie Rd Tooting Bec no longer has its "Lollypop Man". Since funding was withdrawn by Wandsworth Council, i understand the 2 Local schools have provided the funding. This ... [ more ]
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You could try finding a prosperous local business to sponsor one. I think the lollipops at Honeywell School are paid for by Hamptons or one of the other local real estate agents. It's very good advertising (and helps counter the bad reputation they ... [ more ]
Jon I
There was a paper at the most recent council committee relating to Beechcroft Road (Item 23 on the agenda - Paper 16-373). Sadly TfL weren't keen on the proposals that the council officers wanted as if implemented that would put more traffic on the ... [ more ]

Picture Frames

Sean L in Streatham Park
Hi All, I have a mixture of 14 quality picture frames. I received these from a friend who used to live in London but has now relocated to the US. He told me that they cost him approx. $200 each. I want to get them valued but have no idea where to ... [ more ]
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Diana C
Try asking Johnsons the framer in Battersea Bridge Road - they are very friendly and no doubt will advise you
Graham H
There are plenty of artists and illustrators that seek secondhand frames for exhibitions. I've just been at a convention where I reused older frames, as did the other artists. As a bespoke frame can easily cost £160 upwards, it's often not an option ... [ more ]

Plumber needed for Central Heating repair

R D in Sands End
Hi Has anyone had a central heating unit and piping done by a professional plumber of firm? I need some large work done on my existing Worchesterr Bosh Combi boiler and Rad pipes re- positioned. I am looking for a very knowable, intelligent, good ... [ more ]
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Anna S
Hello, Nerijus Vinskas NV Plumbing & Heating 07588 505390 We haven't used him, but a friend just had her boiler moved/replaced and mentioned he was good. Best of luck.
Rachel B
I have just had a new Worcester Bosch boiler installed by Maintracts Services and cannot recommend them highly enough! They have been excellent at communicating throughout the whole process - from assessing the original broken boiler, arranging a ... [ more ]

Builders wanted for kitchen renovation/loft extension

Katherine T in Southfields
Can anyone recommend some good value and good quality builders that I could contact to get a quote for a kitchen renovation and loft extension in my house in Wandsworth? Many thanks Kath
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Lorna G
I would highly recommend Peter Stone, Built by blueprint; they did an amazing extension for me and do a lot of work in the Putney, Fulham, Wandsworth area. Peter's number is 07810 697433
Anna S
Hello, Katherine, My husband Tomas would be able to quote for the kitchen installation (if you would consider having different companies doing this and the extension). He can be reached on 07588 673 738 ... [ more ]

Sky viuchers needed

Tash in Southfields
Has anyone got a friends and family sky voucher I can have. My contract is coming to an end and they want £80pm for just TV no broadband. Otherwise will consider migrating to Virginia who supply my broadband. Any views on Virgin TV out there??
Terry R
The only problem we have with Virgin is no subtitles on the films which we older folks need. They say they are reliant on those who provide the films to them.
Jane F
It's worth telling Sky that you're leaving, unless they offer you a better deal.  When I did this, they fell over themselves cutting my monthly subscription and also gave me £50 credit!!!

Mac networking

David C in Southfields
Looking to buy an hour of someone's time to help me configure a home network with old and new Apple kit working together. I've been using macs for 30 years so I'm not totally ignorant about them but getting too old for new learning curves - really ... [ more ]
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Ian Bull
Hullo David This chap has been very helpful to me. Paresh Dudhaiya He's very understanding of older Macs, even my 'high end' (!) G5s! I too have been working with Macs for 30 years. All the best - Ian

Capability Brown plaques Wimbledon Park

Simon F in Wimbledon
Does anyone know what happened to these, photographed by Friends of Wimbledon Park and, according to the Wimbledon Park Residents' Association newsletter, placed on the the three gates into the park. Were they temporary? Must have been up and down in ... [ more ]

Looking for an experienced and dependable cat sitter

Claire M in Parsons Green
Can anyone recommend an experienced cat sitter who covers the Clapham Junction area please? Ideally I am looking for someone who is also a veterinary nurse, as my old girl relies on daily medications and needs a carer who is used to this.
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Barbara C
I use Allan Newbury who lives in Battersea   Suggest you email him and give him your phone number to contact you. Otherwise contact Stone Line Vet Hospital Wimbledon 020 8946 4228 which part of the Goddards group and ask them which ... [ more ]

Work experience wanted

Maureen C in Battersea
My 15 year old grandson has to find a week's work experience in October. He's a painfully shy young man, polite and literate but finds new places and people very tough to deal with. He finds noise difficult. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what ... [ more ]
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Maureen C
Thank you for these lovely ideas. I'll add them to my research. As you say travel would be an issue as he can't ride a bike. He has dyspraxia so has always shied away from our attempts to get him to cycle.
Another thought on the City farm theme - what bout Deen City Farm in the Wimbledon/Morden Hall/Mitcham borders ( - I don't know if they take on WEx kids but might be worth a try? For other inspiration it would be nice to ... [ more ]

Free !!! Jumbo Bags !! Perfect for Garden Waste

Simon G in Fulham
Hello to all readers, I'm doing a spot of building and have about 20 Jumbo Bags used for sand. They make great compost liners of if you need to get garden wast down to the tip. I hate to throw them away as if you want to buy them they cost £5,- to ... [ more ]
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Cat missing again

Elvira in Merton
I am sure people are getting fed up with these posts and wonder why I can't control my cat but I'm sorry to say that Ziggy the cat has gone missing again from the Summerstown area. Fairlight Road, Fountain Road, Khartoum Road in particular. He has ... [ more ]
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Kenneth - thanks for your note. Ziggy is pure white so it is unlikely to have been him - and he is sticking fairly close to home at the moment.
Alan L
Poor old Ziggy ;( I'm sure someone local is looking after Ziggy :) If not why not contact Jason L and put Ziggy on SNARL

Stray cat - Southfields area

Li L in Southfields
Hi we have a stray in the gardens. Unusual markings - grey colour very timid and looks very thin. No collar have been feeding but only to make sure the cat stays healthy. Anyone missing a cat ? He keeps going into my neighbour who in not well enough ... [ more ]

Computer table

Sylvia J
I'd be interested if table is still available. Can collect anytime. Best to reach me by text  07831 22 00 34 Thanx Sylvia
Hi Sylvia. yes, the table is available, first come first serve ,my number :07783904539  See you soon and come any time you like, in Sistova Road, Balham. Will text you tomorrow for ful address.  chanda

Canon i6500 printer broken - 7 orange flashes and 1 long green flash

Ivy N in Putney Heath
I need to get the above printer repaired. I believe the error flashes mean print head but this is still not solving the problem for me. Anyone know anything about this or who can fix it or where to fix it? Or do I get on with it myself? Thank you.
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Tony P
There may be an alternative to Dmitriy's suggestion, as others are reporting that the 7 and 1 pattern can be to do with the waste ink tank? But it seems clear that there can be more than one explanation, ... [ more ]
Ivy N
Hi Dmitry, Hi Tony, thank you for your help! Dmitry, The lamps are not flashing on the ink tank - I don't think there are even lamps on the ink tank - where are they, I can't see them. Tony I tried to do the spell on them but I got to step 5 it did ... [ more ]

Xero Accounts Package

Pippa :-) in Upper Tooting
Hello neighbours Is anyone an expert with Xero online accounts package and can  you give me one to one tuition at my office in Bellevue Road. I think I need 3 hours initially - this week! Happy to pay Please contact me
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Lara Z
My accountant Benazir Chatur from Alfred A Malnick & Co recommends xero. If you need help 020 8677 7113 she's worth a call. Also great accountant! Good luck with it!
James H
Hi Pippa My accountant too Jacques Steenkamp can help, email: if your other leads don't work out best regards James

Help with ceiling repair

kathryn g in Tooting Graveney
Im looking for someone that can repair a ceiling. Can anyone help? Part of it needs removing and replacing due to a leaking shower from the flat above, re-plastering and repainting. Im not really sure what this falls under? Is it a builder, carpenter, ... [ more ]
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kathryn g
Tim E Hi Tim, I did try calling a couple of times but couldn't get through. Thanks for your help though and I've now got it sorted. K
kathryn g
Frank F Hi Frank, You were right! Hamilton group has been really responsive and seem super organised. I haven't yet had the work carried out but have a lot of faith!

Sky Boxes

Tash in Southfields
I have 3 used sky Hd+ boxes going for free if someone needs then. To be collected from Southfields
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Re-plating silverware

Jon H
best bet would be a visit to the silver vaults in Holborn - loads of people to help there ! it is also great for a wander !

Need Computer chair

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Hi Chanda - if you're still looking for a chair I have 2 available - see photo. They are undamaged (apart from a little wear & tear on the seat of the black one) and the mechanisms work properly. Both are fairly old & a bit dusty - they've ... [ more ]

Concert and Opera programmes

peter k in Putney Heath
I have about 200 classical concert programmes and about 100 opera programmes from the 1970's onwards (nearly all London based, and bulk of concert programmes are Proms, mostly with advert pages removed). Some have press review clippings inserted for ... [ more ]

Cat sitter for xmas

Sandrine L in Summerstown
Hi I live in Franche cout/Garrat Lane and I am looking for a cat sitter available from the 19/12 to 25/12 any suggetions? I would prefer a young person 14 to 19 years old in the area looking for parti-time jobs and wanting reference in order to get ... [ more ]
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cleaner wanted

Sandrine L in Summerstown
I am looking for someone who can come once a week to clean my flat ( 2 bedrooms) and during holidays act as a cat sitter (feeding the cat only - no litter)
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Karen P
Hi Sandrine I already clean for a few Streetlifers so getting references is easy. Please private message if you'd like to trial me. I am available to start whenever you like 😊 Karen
Sandrine L
Thanks for all your replies -I have tried to send private message but I dont seem to be able to do so. I dont know why. HoweverI have now find a cleaner.  Regards Sandrine

Nuffield Health Southside formerly Virgin Active

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Hari T
The staff are the same, but it does seem to be a bit better. I guess the Virgin attitude and Nuffield attitude are different.
Matt D
I worked there for a while when it was VA, a few years ago now. Moved on after attending a 'management course' where my suspicions were confirmed that it wasn't about the members, or the staff, but all about the $... People are people, so hopefully ... [ more ]


I can highly recommend Neil Shelton 07541 297749 He did my electric in my shed - highly recommend him! Say Deirdre recommend him:)