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Visaphone learn French language

Sylvia in Upper Tooting
Suitable for children Picture word sounds method of learning language "without tears" in perfect order everything included. In a tan case. With large dictionary with pictures Anybody want? From 1961
-I forgot to say that includes a set of ten 33 RPM records in immaculate condition - I suppose without use, other than 55 year old vintage value

Alternatives to laundrette?

Amy in Battersea
I wondered if there was a service available like Airbnb/Uber but for washing machines - where people could pay their neighbour to borrow their machine (use it in the neighbours house)? Or if anyone local does a laundry service that you can ... [ more ]
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Great ideas are often simple! Not that I need the tumble-drier but once or twice a year I need to tumble-dry the dawn-filled pillows and then it becomes an issue. Then again, taking wet pillows to a launderette would be odd...
Thanks! Yeah maybe i'll take it to dragon's den... UberWash ;)

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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Marianne I
@ Robert S Football pitches at Clapham Junction? Where are they; I have not noticed any......
Aviva W
Hello Marianne, Wandsworth Common MAC email is A web site is on the wish list and hopefully will be set up soon. The MAC Enhancement Sub-committee will be at Bellevue Road Summer Fair this Sunday 4 September ... [ more ]

Need a boiler engineer

Mr Balham in Earlsfield
Dear all, I would be grateful for any recommendations for a domestic boiler engineer in balham please. Thank you
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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)

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 ]
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Clare G
Thanks Jenny - I must check it out.  I noticed the posters saying it was going to open a while back, but haven't been past since it did.  For everyone else: it's that freestanding building on the corner of Christchurch Gardens, near The Asparagus pub.
Catherine T
This new shop is a branch of the original shop in Hoxton and the owner will be opening two more shops in Clapham South and The Angel soon.  Wonderful variety of produce a little expensive but a great addition to the area.

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 ]

Cat Advice Please!

Sarah B in Balham
Dear Streetlifers - my beautiful ginger cat Nemo is shedding his fur all over the house and no matter how much I brush him it doesn't seem to mAke much difference. Do any Streetlifers out there know if I could maybe have him clipped because he won't ... [ more ]
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Sally H
Super! Enjoy 😄😄 I haven't tried it on my clothes yet as not all my clothes are suitable for the dryer but I might try some of the delicates on a low setting. This is revolutionary!!
Rachel B
I do this all the time! I do it with both the cats blankets and any clothes that have become furry! It's brilliant!

BATCA Multi-faith Peace Ceremony

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Outside Tooting Broadway tube station
Kate A in Southfields
Join us at the ninth annual Balham and Tooting Community Association (BATCA) multi-faith Peace Ceremony from 6-7pm on Thursday 22nd September outside Tooting Broadway tube station. This is a moving, colourful event. At the peace ceremony, faith and ... [ 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.

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

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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 ]

Kala Namak (Indian Black Salt)

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Thank you, Natasha, Roz. Thank you Bali, I know the shop you mean,so I'll try there. Thank you Michael, if I can't pick it up locally I'll order from Amazon. A big thank you for all your help. Marie 😊
Success, I got it yesterday at the corner shop in Wandsworth High St. The guy who served me said he used it to sprinkle over water melon, this seemed interesting as in the repices it's described as having an eggy flavour! Thanks again Marie

Need a projector this weekend

Liv G in Southfields
Does anyone have a projector we could borrow this weekend? Something that plugs into a laptop. My boyfriend is best man at a wedding and needs something he can show a video and some photos on. Any help would be HUGELY appreciated! Thanks Liv
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caroline w
Check your connections as well!  Most projectors need a male VGA (analogue picture) connection.  Most laptops don't have a VGA output: instead they will probably have HDMI (digital picture) output instead. If your laptop and your projector both have ... [ more ]

New vacancy - Senior Gardener and Business Lead

Share Community in Sands End
New vacancy - Senior Gardener and Business Lead. This is very much a hands-on role where you will be responsible for building and developing the Share Gardening business. 15 hours per week, £24,000 - £27,500 pro rata (depending on experience), ... [ more ]

framer wanted

Jenny S in Wandsworth
I need a plain wooden frame for a picture. Needed quite soon as it is for a wedding present. All the local (Battersea) framers seem either to have closed or gone on holiday. Any suggestions?
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There is one in Southfields (bit further away, but....) 169 Replingham Rd, London SW18 5LY Hours: Open today · 10am–5:30pm Phone: 020 8870 8458
Hi Jenny. For years we have gone to The Frame Factory on Gleneagle road in Streatham. They are really good, reasonably priced and might be able to do it quickly.

Balham Churches Flower Festival

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Balham Baptist Church, 21 Ramsden Road SW12 8QX
Kate A in Southfields
All are welcome at the Flower Festival being organised by Churches Together in Balham and Upper Tooting at Balham Baptist Church, Ramsden Road (off Balham High Road opposite Waitrose car park.   Drop in to see glorious floral arrangements on the ... [ more ]

I'm recommending a carpet cleaner

ianfreeman in Balham
Instead of asking for recommendations, which I usually do, I'm giving one. Just had my carpets cleaned by Kevally, run by Kevin Bushell. I got four quotes, one of which was far too cheap and two of which were far too expensive. Kevin's was in the ... [ more ]
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Linda S
We used rug doctor to clean my dads flat. We had thought about getting new carpets because of the stains. The carpets came up like new. Don't stint on the cleaning fluid and my dad's carpets were quite long pile and good quality so maybe that helps ... [ more ]

Has Cedric lost his Sun Hat?

Marianne I in Wandsworth
Found (last week), in Salcott Road, SW11, (the top end near Wandsworth Common) a child's Sun Hat, with the name "Cedric" hand-written inside! Is it your child's or do you know someone with a small child called Cedric?

Been inspired by the Olympics? Help out at #RunTheRiver on 6 Sept from 6pm Tower Bridge

Amy in Battersea
The charity I work for, Teach First, is holding its annual run event on 6 Sept - Run The River. We urgently need some more volunteers to help us out - lots of things to do from cheering on the runners to handing out the medals at the end!  Please ... [ more ]

Level 2 Heatwave Alert for London

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Talking autism and education at the Share Community Open Day on Wed 14th September 2016

Share Community in Sands End
Share provides training and employment support for disabled adults, including those with physical/sensory impairments, learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs. Our Open Day will focus on autism and education for adults. You'll hear ... [ more ]
Jeff D
Think about the benefits of games like chess.  For 16 years we had a thriving chess club at Carnegie Library (now sadly closed).  Members incuded autistic children and others who found they could communicate through chess even if not by conventional ... [ more ]

Contractor needed to lay down new wooden floor and repaint

Roz H in Merton
I had flood damage back in June which damaged my kitchen floor and the wooden floor in my living room.    The insurance have agreed to pay for it and am now looking for a contractor who can do the whole job including repainting.   Can anyone recommend ... [ more ]
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I would be interested to know who your insurers are as mine refused to pay because the storm we had in June was not classified as one according to their criteria. Apparently we needed to have 18 inches of rain per hour ( or something like that) and ... [ more ]
Roz H
I moved to the AA for my home insurers and they seem to be very good.   I don't think you mean 18 inches an hour -- that would have flooded most of London!!    1.8 cms maybe?   My flood was exacerbated by a blocked drain after the overnight storm in ... [ more ]

Free 2 seater sofa

June B in Balham
Free 2 seater sofa for collection as soon as poss. Grey covers are loose and fairly recently made. Small scatter cushions not included. Will need a van for collection from Wandsworth Common.
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Fashion Photographer Needed

Eloise H in Wandsworth
Hello! I am a recent fashion graduate and want to photograph my final collection. If you are looking to extend your portfolio this would be ideal, as I can't offer too much as a poor student.  If your interested please send me some examples of your ... [ more ]
Denise W
Why don't you advertise this on a website called Starnow, it's free to advertise a job Good luck Denise