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Clapham junction area for a 50th party venue

Nicola M in Earlsfield
Looking next year for a place to hold a 50th party maybe a bar or room to dance .
Marianne I
Using the "search" box on this site will produce previous Converstiaon threads on any particular subject....... Here is one, with lots of suggestions, including a specific website link, for Party Venues, started about 3 weeks ago.......: "Streetlife ... [ more ]

Can you use Photoshop?

Vicky K in Balham
We're looking for somebody who can use photoshop to help our company create some concept visuals.  We have artwork to show off and we need it put onto outlines of T-shirts, sweatshirts etc to show off how the artwork can be used by another company.  ... [ more ]
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Morris Walkden
HI Vicky K, I can recommend Brigitte Halliday who specialises in Graphics design and branding which, will be good for doing your designs for concept visuals. his details are...... Phone number: 07771860263
Nandita N
Hi Vicky K , I know basic photoshop. Happy to help if you are still looking. Nandita

Pilates classes

emmsar in Wandsworth
I know a lady who would be willing to come over to our borough to take Pilates classes for about £4 a class provided we could have a large enough space for free. It would be a good way to get the over 50's moving and exercising at a reasonable cost. ... [ more ]
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Please note slight change in the timings: First session: 1.00 - 2.00 pm Second session:  2.30 -3.30pm Venue remains unchanged: DIMSON LODGE, 141 Battersea Church Road SW11 3NR Please send me your contact phone numbers in a Personal Message not on ... [ more ]
@ Armonia: The day and times have been clearly given above. Please read the posts carefully. @ Maria D: You're welcome to enquire and let us know. Thanks.

Fridge-freezer advice please...

Froghollow in West Hill
The freezer part is fine but the fridge keeps icing up all down the back inside.  It's 15 years old.  Anyone got any ideas?  (The door seal looks OK as far as I can tell and the door is never left open.)
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Jennie A
Thanks - although given I have never found mine to be "frost-free" as promised from day one I may still scour the net for other possibilities...  And yes Coopers are a great shop, Joan  - might pop down there too.

Nanny share wanted.

Veronica B in Earlsfield
Hi! I'm returning to work in January and am looking for a nanny share with a local family. It would be for three days a week, but it's long hours - from 7.30am to 7.30pm. We have two lovely little girls, one is three, and needs dropping off at Links ... [ more ]

West Side Church Wandsworth is helping host our Jumble Trail Sunday 9th October - Sign up!

Guy D in Putney Heath
Morning all, great news, the West Side Church on Melody Road (SW18 2QQ) have very kindly offered to host anyone wishing to participate in our Jumble trail but who doesn't have a front garden or lives outside the area. You will need to email ... [ more ]

Dead Flowers at Southfields Tube Station

Diana C in Putney
Is anyone else concerned about the dying plants in the planters on the platform at Southfields tube station? Since there has been no regular manning of the station and now that Wimbledon is over,these plants are totally neglected. It saddens me to ... [ more ]
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NEST Pensions

Pippa :-) in Upper Tooting
Hello Neighbours Is anyone an expert on set up and use of the NEST pension scheme. I would like a couple of hours one to one tuition at my office in Bellevue Road. This week?  happy to pay. Many thanks Pippa

Help with Spam!

Caroline in West Hill
I would be grateful if anyone could help me... Recently I am getting about 40+ spam emails, I have an excellent anti virus programme on my laptop, I 'unsubscribe' from each one but they keep coming into my inbox and it is driving me mad. Also, with a ... [ more ]
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Pauline E
Thank you for the advice on un-subscribing,I never thought of that one.Mind you I dont generally have a problem with spam messages,Maybe because I have Gmail  :-)

Free Business Rates Health Check

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Tooting Library, 75 Mitcham Road, SW17 9PD
Wandsworth Council in Summerstown
Tooting traders are invited to Tooting Library on Thursday to find out if they are entitled to any rebates on their business rates. Some businesses might qualify for Small Business Rate Relief, and the council wants to ensure all businesses pay no ... [ more ]

Scam warning - citilink couriers

urbangardner in Wandsworth
Received message from Citilink regarding parcel delivery and requiring response.  Various reasons for thinking it genuine when received by smartphone, and not until checking on computer that I realised the email address they sent to was an old one ... [ more ]
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Marianne I
As Michael wrote: "City Link parcel delivery company goes into administration - BBC News"
Marianne I
There are however still plenty of references to "City Link" on the Internet and clickable links, but some of those then "turn into" a different company, such as "" opens up as "" ....... . . . . . . . .

Aerial installers

Sally D in Tooting Graveney
I am looking for a good company to instal a new Aerial on our roof. Just wondered if anyone has had such work done?
Colin T
I have used these people many times. Recommended. Thames Aerial Service 020 7738 2053

Tennis Coach

Stephen I in West Hill
Good evening. Would anyone be able to recommend a local (Southfields) reasonably priced tennis coach? I'm a fairly competent player but very rusty with a misfiring forehand! Help! Thanks Steve


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Jane H
Dear Jack, if Debra does not want your TV (if that's what you are offering), we would love one for our son's house at uni, please. Thanks. Jane

Insurance Broker

Christine H in Putney Heath
Can anyone recommend an insurance broker, specifically for house insurance?   
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Sterling are now called Covea.i am with them and most impressed by their service and they pay out quickly with a claim

Looking for an oboe

Natalie S in Battersea
My son, aged 11, plays the oboe - at least he did at primary school. He'd like to continue (he's working towards grade 3) but his secondary school, unlike his primary school, don't have any to lend and we only just discovered this. Oboes are way ... [ more ]

Radiator Covers

Angela Bunt in Streatham Park
I need to buy radiator covers and would appreciate advice of where to buy them and any other useful tips as I've never had them before.
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Jumble Trail comes to Wandsworth SW18 October 9th - have a stall and sell outside your house!

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Guy D in Putney Heath
Hello everyone. Some of you who listen to the Archers might, in recent weeks, have heard reference to a "Jumble trail". A jumble trail is basically like a collective "yard sale" where everyone in a small area brings their unwanted stuff out into ... [ more ]
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Guy D
Hi Spurs lady , have a look at the web site (on the thread above) , if you're not inside the circle, maybe you know someone who is? Thanks Candice C , can you send me your phone number pls?

Family Bistro/ Rubino restaurant in Southfields

Richard N in West Hill
Has anyone any knowledge of what is happening to Family Bistro in the centre of Southfields? There's been a sign on the door since April which says "Opening Soon." The owners must have missed out on a fortune by being closed during the Wimbledon ... [ more ]
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Richard N
June B, I hope that the risk of yet another estate agent opening up has lessened.  Maybe they've reached their peak, with the number of on-line estate agents coming to the market such as Purple-Bricks .com and

Car service

Mary P in South Wimbledon
Can anyone recommend a garage for a car service not too far from Wimbledon park? We had a bad experience last time.
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Hi Mary, just seen your post. I have been going to Wimbledon Car Care for as long as I can remember. They are reasonable, do a good job and friendly and their M.O.T are a good price too. Their address is:- 163-171 Haydons Road, S.W.19 8TB. Tel:- 020 ... [ more ]
Queens Road Motors in Wimbledon have never let me down, or overcharged me and have been very honest with me. I still use them now !

Women's Institute -first ever meeting in Tooting

Sylvia in Upper Tooting
14 September 7.30 pm at Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road SW17 7RH
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Jackie M
I'm interested in joining but would like cake , jams etc still to be on the agenda!!

Anybody interested a day time in exercise class for over 50's in Tooting?

Sylvia in Upper Tooting
there is an 11a.m. exercise class for over 50's at Tooting Junction Baptist church hall on Longley Road SW17 -general exercise incorporating various disciplines -every Tuesday.  Charge is £4 after the first trial session. Chairs can be used for those ... [ more ]
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Hi David nothing listed on Tooting leisure centre  site -ref Fit for Life -can you post the link please?

Southfields Grid Residents Association meeting

Ann C in Southfields
The next meeting will be held at the Royal Marines Barracks in Merton Rd on Tuesday 27 Sept at 8pm. All welcome 1. Please sign the Attendance Sheet 2. Apologies for absence 3. Minutes of Previous Meetings – Any Matters Arising 4. Chair’s Report 5. ... [ more ]

Cleaner Available

JED in Earlsfield
HI All My cleaner is looking for some more work in the Earlsfield area.  She is very nice and 100% trustworthy. If you are interested let me know
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Southfields shops: what are Golfrate up to?

Eileen J in Wandsworth
Golfrate registered a planning application in August to changes the shops at 235-243 into one large retail unit. The application was then withdrawn and no reason given. The planning number is 2016/4972.
Ian T
As I understand it it was made very clear that it would not be granted.