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building in garden

Local Conversations in Wimbledon

Debbie S
One of our neighbours is building a concrete structure the width of the garden, the size of a room, against the back fence. It isn't finished yet so not sure what it is. Looks far too substantial to just be a shed. They are also doing a basement, ... [ more ]
Margaret B
Check with the planning department.  They do deal with applications for garden rooms so it is likely that planning permission is needed. I would email them and ask whether your neighbours have planning permission for this additional structure.

Looking for a venue to teach a Postnatal Pilates class

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Sarah C
hi  I'm looking for a venue in Balham to teach a Postnatal Pilates class where mums can bring their babies on Tuesday mornings.  I have tried a few places to no avail so far.  Has anyone got a suitable space I could hire for an hour or can anyone ... [ more ]
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Sarah C
Thanks Anna - I tried NatureScope but they haven't got back to me yet.   Thanks Matt - it needs to be in central Balham as that's where my clients are based.

Baby Toys needed for local PND Support Group

Give, Lend & Borrow in Battersea

Kathryn L
Do you have any baby toys, baby gym, playmat, bouncy chair you no longer need? They are for a charity run local support group for Mum's with Postnatal Depression. Whilst the Mum's receive the help they need the babies are taken care of by volunteers in ... [ more ]

Free mirror

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Anne S
Hi there, that would fit a corner of my garden perfectly....! Happy to take it off your hands and I'm around locally all weekend...... Anne

Italian Writing retreat 20 - 27 September - sudden vacancy

Clubs & Groups in Upper Tooting

Chalk the Sun
Hi we are just posting a few more details as requested - the retreat is in a gorgeous fortified farmhouse with pool in Puglia (it was on Channel 4's Grand Designs). 7 days of tuition, gourmet food and organic wine, airport transfers £849 for shared en ... [ more ]

Wedding Photographer recommendation needed

Recommendations in Clapham Park

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Rebecca B
Richard Payne did ours and is great if you're after reportage style and the quality of his hand developed black and white photographs are truly amazing Or Stella is great if you want something ... [ more ]
Alison B
I can recommend  for reportage style and photographer Elle Benton is a lovely person who really cares about her work.


Give, Lend & Borrow in Furzedown

Hello there- got some items going for free if anyone would be interested in collecting them- 2x 2 seater faux leather tub sofas and matching chair- these items have paint spatter on them- if you know how to get it off they will be a lovely piece- they ... [ more ]
Gillian M
You could offer them to Emmaus in West Norwood, a charity supporting homeless people. They have a van and collect furniture that can be upcycled in their workshops by people whom they support and then offered for sale.

Sudden vacancy - September Italian Writing Retreat

Clubs & Groups in Upper Tooting

Chalk the Sun
We've had someone drop out of our fabulous writing week in Puglia in September, organic food and wine, great company with a group of Balham writers - male, female, 28 to 71, English, Irish, Polish, Kiwi, Scottish, Jamaican! Do check it out. We have room ... [ more ]
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Give away: big grass plant, if you can dig it up pls!

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Sally H
Huge grass don't ask me the name! Goes golden in December and has tall fluffy bits looks fab all winter. Too big for my garden.  First come first served but be warned pls bring need  fork, spade and muscles to get it out! Sally
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SUNNY NEWS - Wimbledon Park Road Southfields under threat of closure

Clubs & Groups in Earlsfield

Richard N
Sunny News is under threat of closure as its lease expires. If you want to support Sunny and object to the potential re-development of the site, you can register your objection on the planning application section of the Wandsworth Council website. Also, ... [ more ]
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Postal Deliveries

Local Conversations in Putney

Jane E
We have recently been getting postal deliveries later and later in the evening. Today I left the house at 5.30 pm and when I got back home found a note to say that a package I had been expecting has been returned to the local sorting office. The time ... [ more ]
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susan l
I wasn't even left a card. The item was returned to Italy. However, it's certainly not our regular postman, of whom we cannot speak too highly. The problem is that there are all these extra organisations and parcel delivery firms. Often they leave ... [ more ]
Vito W
I have had many problems since the part privatisation, it's not the post office at fault I think mostly. Im often at home during the day and frequently have wrong deliveries which when I deliver to my neighbours they have similar experiences. And ... [ more ]

Community Hall for Hire

Clubs & Groups in Kambala Estate Residents Association

Kambala Estate Residents Association
Hi all, Just to let you all know that the Community Hall if for Hire, excellent Rates and a lovely refurbished condition, we also have a kitchen available for a little extra cost. Please email me for a viewing

Tyler hairdresser at Aveda Balham

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Lavish Habitat
Hi does anyone know which hairdressers Tyler has gone to from the Aveda one in Balham? I haven't been there for a few months and now that I need him, he's gone and left! I'v asked the salon but they won't tell me (or pretend they don't know). Help please!
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Lavish Habitat
Thanks so much Lily, Fiona and Eloise - I knew there'd be someone out there who'd know. But Kensington - too far for me as I'm always squeezing in hair appointments at the last minute. Shame. Good for him anyway - looks like a good salon. xx

Electronic help wanted

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Gwen E
If only there was a person I could turn to when something electronic is beyond my comprehension (this often happens,,,) Talking to my friends I find I'm not alone. I imagine many people over - say - 60 have some trouble understanding set-up instructions ... [ more ]

Encaustic tile cleaning

Recommendations in Summerstown

The tiles in my hallway are original Victorian ones and after 100+ years are in need of a deep clean.  Does anyone have any recommendations please?  Neither of the companies I have found through Google have kept their appointments to estimate. Many ... [ more ]
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Thanks everyone, I realise it's a more specialist job than a general cleaner can do.  I will check out your recommendations.  Best wishes, PL.
Jimi S
True that does sound like a job for an expert like Bill B who is a specialist floor cleaner with years of experience.  He'll do a free patch test first.  His details are 07500 977 781

Can anyone re-cane my chair?

Recommendations in Wimbledon

I use Kevin Hubbard in Kingston excellent workmanship and reasonably priced but you have to be patient as he is very busy but well worth the wait

i Phone Screen Repair

Recommendations in Furzedown

Barney J
Please can anyone out there recommend a reputable mobile phone local repair shop? I'd rather not give i-Smash another £110! Thank you!
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Ann H
Amazing man in Balham high road kiosk opens 10.30 next to Balham market where flowers sold .sort of opposite wait rose ...batteries also for watches all done far cheaper than anywhere
Peter W
Top bloke in Broadway Market Tooting Broadway with phone repair & accessory shop. Used him several times for different devices.

Tara Arts' The People's Towet

Clubs & Groups in Sands End

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Burntwood School

Wanted: Aloe Vera plant or cuttings

Give, Lend & Borrow in Earlsfield

Amy N
I'd like to grow some aloe vera but can't find any plants. Does anyone have one to split, or take a cutting from?
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Amy N
Wow thanks for all of the replies, that's great! I'm near the Tesco on Garratt lane, is anyone near there? Sorry not too familiar with the area. I can come and collect though if not.

Pushchair/buggy needed!

Give, Lend & Borrow in Streatham Park

sc m
Hi all. In need of the above, pushchair/buggy. Needs to recline and fold easily! Look forward to hearing from you. Please send a PM if you have one. Happy to collect anytime this weekend. Kind regards. Stella.

Desperately need to borrow a charger for an iphone 4, help!

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Guy D
I've had a bit of disaster this morning and my iphone 4 won't charge. I think it may be the charger so wondering if there are any kind souls with the same charger who could lend it to me today for an hour or two to find out. Will return same day if it's ... [ more ]
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Gressenhall Road Mosque Planning Exhibition Invitation

Local Conversations in West Hill

Sarah R
I live locally to the Gressenhall Road mosque and consider myself a "local resident" yet I and other locals have not received the invitation leaflet through our door for the following planning consultation.  Unfortunately, the PR company and the mosque ... [ more ]
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Planning Application: Homebase, 198 York Road / York Place, 2015/0881

Clubs & Groups in The Candlemakers Apartments

The Candlemakers Apartments
This application is likely to be presented to the PAC for consideration on 21st May, 2015. The RMC expects that the planning dept. will recommend it for approval, as they did the Lookers application. As with previous applications, the RMC instructed our ... [ more ]
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Meet our Key Stage 2 Leader joining us in September

Local Conversations in Earlsfield

Electric Hedge Trimmer

Give, Lend & Borrow in West Hill

Matthew S
Evening everybody, I have a Black and Decker electric hedge trimmer to give away less the plug and the cord. I accidentally cut through the cable and I have lost the flex. Apart from that it works. I now have a petrol hedge trimmer and therefore no ... [ more ]
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