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Strimmer to give away

Paul M in West Hill
Hi. We've had this old Black & Decker strimmer sitting in our shed for many years now and we no longer use it. It's in good working order (with extra strimming wire) and is free to whoever might be able to use it. All the best,
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Ladies full size bicycle to give away

Paul M in West Hill
Hi there. We've had this ladies steel frame bicycle sitting in our shed for some time and we no longer have a need for it. It's basic but does the job. It hasn't been ridden for years and will need some maintenance and servicing to bring it back to its ... [ more ]
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Carla S
Hello, I'd love to take the bike to ride to school with my kids if no one else before me takes it. I could collect it whenever convenient...
Paul M
TP Hi TP. Sorry but James was the first to ask about the bike and he's collected it. However, he's not sure if his wife or daughter will use it and would like to pass it on to you if they don't need it as you were next in line. Can you call/text him in a ... [ more ]

Lost Pandora Bracelet with 2 charms.. Friday 8th Jan.

sc m in Streatham Park
Hi All. Posting for a good friend of mine. Her Pandora bracelet with 2 charms was last seen on Friday 8th January 2016. She knows it was on her wrist at her work place but by the time she reached home it was missing. Hopefully, she will find at work ... [ more ]

Hollow Tine Aerator to give away

Paul M in West Hill
Hi. With spring just around the corner would you like this hollow tine aerator for your lawn? We hope that there's someone out there who can this and it's free to the first caller. All the best

Earlsfield Business Network

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The Bean & Hop, 424-426 Garratt lane, Earlsfield, London SW18 4HW
Will M in Upper Tooting
Looking to increase your Business in 2016 ? Join Members and local businesses in Earlsfield for an informal business network session. Get together over a glass of wine/craft beer or soft drink in a friendly welcoming environment. This is a free event, ... [ more ]

Wanted: Cardboard Boxes

Ross J in Upper Tooting
Hi all Does anybody have any cardboard boxes going to a good home? Ones suitable for moving.   Thanks! Ross

charging cable for Sony Tablet S

Kate B in Summerstown
I have an old Sony Tablet and I have carelessly 'lost' the charging cable.  It has an unusual connection so usual usb won't do, it's a much wider connector.  Can anyone help me please?
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Kate B
You are a star!  I've spent hours looking and you find it, thank you. I've bought it and wait to see...........

Better link for Chelsea FC ballot

Age UK Wandsworth in Balham
Sorry, this is a more direct link for the voting for Age UK Wandsworth in the Chelsea FC ballot Many thanks!
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Can anyone recommend a bathroom fitter?

Liv G in Southfields
We need someone to replace our bathroom suite. Can anyone recommend someone they have used before? We want a good job done but don't want to break the bank either! Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Crossrail 2 consultation closes today, 5pm

Sadiq Khan in Earlsfield
Good morning! I understand that some local residents are aware of TfL’s decision to re-route Crossrail 2 via Balham as opposed to the initial route via Tooting Broadway. TfL stated that this was down to geological reasons, and increased cost. A number ... [ more ]
Andrew T
Call it an educated hunch, but after looking further into the Geological report, I would say its a done deal that it will end up running out of Balham.

Tree surgeon recommendation please

Joanna G in Putney
Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced tree surgeon? I just need some trees cut back in our garden. Thanks!
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Joanna G
Thanks for all the suggestions! I have a couple of people lined up to take a look.
Alexander F
Roots Manouvred. Owned by Tom. A genuinely nice bloke. Good work on taking down out 60ft horsechestnut safely and quickly. Best price we found to - by far!!

Free IKEA Mikael desk with pull out shelf

Anna M in Southfields
Reasonable condition. Desk top has marks on it. 77 x 50 x (h) 75 cm. Free - to be collected asap from the Grid, Southfields.

Amirah's Kitchen closed?

Dianne Meyer in West Hill
Can anyone tell me what happened to Amirah's Kitchen on Old York Road? I'm hoping they are simply closed for refurbishment, but it looks pretty closed down with newspapers covering the windows. I can't tell you how much we loved this restaurant. It would ... [ more ]

Manhole cover

Sharon S in Clapham
My manhole cover has broken in half and I need someone to let me know if I can just replace the cover or will need a new frame too. Does anyone know someone who can help? Thank you.
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I am led to believe that solid cast-iron lids are not as strong as more flexible tolled steel ones. I don't know if this is true but in my house I had an old cast iron kit, which I installed in place of an older broken one but when I was looking to ... [ more ]
Sharon, I think this is where I got mine: It gives you the tonne weighting (plus appropriate use if tonnage doesn't make sense to you) and the sizes for each one and I remember them being helpful ... [ more ]

Broken Brother printer : model DCP-J315W - anyone interested?

Tracey R in Upper Tooting
My 3-year old printer went on the blink, where it isn't recognising the black ink cartridge, despite repeated attempts on more than one cartridge. Time constraints for my business meant it was better to replace than repair it, so I wondered if it would ... [ more ]

Crossrail 2

Joanna G in Putney
Just a reminder that the Crosssrail 2 consultation closes tomorrow. Whilst when it is completed in 2030, there will be huge benefits for Wimbledon and the other areas on the route, the disruption and destruction from 2020 for 10 years in Wimbledon could ... [ more ]
Plenty of lively debate on Balham vs Tooting on another thread One angle that occurs to me is why do we have to have this imposed on us at all? If we have to, I prefer Tooting which needs much more ... [ more ]

singing lessons in the Earlsfield area

Rose M in West Hill
Looking for my daughter to have singing lessons and would like them in the Earlsfield area either at midday on Saturday or on a Sunday 
Helen D
Kerri-Lynne Dietz is an excellent teacher.  She lives near Earlsfield, not in Earlsfied.  If this is of interest to you, please PM me.

Bedside Cabinet

Chris C in Balham
2 drawer light wood effect bedside cabinet in excellent condition - for free! All you need to do is to collect. Contact: Chris 07748 946 243

Garden clearance/tidy up

sarah o in Wandsworth
Can anyone recommend someone who can do a major tidy up/cut back of my small garden which as got rather out of control?
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Hi Sarah I live in Balham and for over 6 years I have been helping Streetlifers and others in the area with their gardening needs including general tidy/cutbacks. Please give me a call on 07973 885797 and I could pop round when convenient and see what ... [ more ]
Suzanne R
Hi I highly recommend Forest and stone landscape gardeners they are very good with putting with heavy duty landscaping tree work putting up brick walls paving etc. they are nice guys flexible and good prices too. they are on check a trade rated people ... [ more ]

Recycling Golden Tickets

drole in West Hill
Ours have finally arrived after months of nervous anticipation. Has any body won yet? Perhaps there should be a runners-up award of dustbin lids been replaced for a year!
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Philip T
they throw the bags on the pavement and they break open idont know why they have a shovel and broom because they dont ever use them and when you phone the council it is supposed to be done in 24 hours its all ways 48 hours  and one steet cleaner refuses ... [ more ]
Richard F
If you go to the WRWA website you can print off  golden tickets there.  That's what I did in December. Not won anything though. I've also been for a tour of the recycling facility, it is very enlightening and useful for those who are sceptical about ... [ more ]

charity event to help children and adults with cleft lips and palates

Lucinda P-J in West Hill
“Scarlet & Gold” the inaugural, annual Chinese New Year Cocktail Party, in aid of Operation Smile, will be held on Thursday, 4th February 2016. Enjoy this Chinese themed evening, and be apart of raising 150 new smiles in 2016. For every £150 ... [ more ]

Disposing of quilts

Julie L in Wandsworth
I have two or three old quilts that I want to get rid of. Does anybody know if they can be recycled? They won't even take them at Wandsworth tip and I don't really want them to go straight in the bin!
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Definitely Battersea Dogs and cats home will take them if they're not feather. I gave them all of my pillows which I'd replaced plus towels that are always needed!
Elaine F
There is a Salvation Army Citadel in Wandsworth, and the S A charity shop at the top of Wandsworth High street. In the past they would always take duvets ( clean) for their homeless project. If you ring Wimbledon, mention that you are in Wandsworth, ... [ more ]

Looking for Mrs Sue Weir, in SW11 !?

Marianne I in Wandsworth
An item of mail was delivered to my address in Salcott Road, SW11, for Mrs Sue Weir. It seems to be addressed to my number, which is wrong, so I wonder if she lives in the road, but another number maybe ? The postcode is correct for our section of ... [ more ]
Marianne I
Thank you very much for that information T k b! It prooved very useful and afforded me to direct the item towards Ms Weir, even if she doesn't actually work at 1A Salcott Road.............., but she seems to have a loose link to Jon Baines Tours, so I ... [ more ]

I would like to have a Patio .....

Tina H in Earlsfield
Can anyone suggest a reliable person to come and quote me to lay a patio in my back garden?  I fed up with time wasters and over priced quotes for £1000's of pounds. Many thanks
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Ann H
I would recommend Darren Murray. Tel 07971093787 email he recently repaired my patio and I know he has also laid new ones. Ann
Suzanne R
Forest and stone landscape gardeners are very good with putting up brick walls paving patio and heavy duty landscaping etc. good price and nice polite guys. they are on check a trade and my builder. Mark Newbury 07715 802778


Tina H in Earlsfield
I am looking for someone to lay a garden patio for me but not to cost £1000's?!! Can anyone help or recommend, it is Also looking to lay Astro turf on the remainder of the garden. Many thanks in advance and happy New Year!
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james d
Tina, Darren Murrays's web address should have been - apologies for my mistake in the original post ,Yours James d
Suzanne R
Forest and stone landscape gardeners are very good with putting up brick walls paving landscaping etc. they are on check a trade and my builder. Mark Newbury 07715 802778