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Sarah T to Battersea and 5 more areas

Mother and Toddler Groups

Any recommendations for pre school groups in Wandsworth/sw18 area for my daughter who is moving here with her young family gratefully received.
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Laura L
If you are near windmill nursery, there is a lovely playgroup at the Westside Church and also at St Ann's church. There is Amanda's Action Kids at the cafe in Wandsworth common plus lots if classes like Monkey Music or Tim Pan Annie at various ... more »
Sarah T
Thank you Fran for the really useful tooting baby list and Laura L for those great suggestions. Wonderful to know there is so much going on around here for little ones.
Ian C to Earlsfield and 5 more areas

Replacement conservatory recommendations wanted

I want to adapt my existing conservatory with bi-fold doors. Significant leaks have not been cured by new struts, flashing etc so may need a rebuild. Struggling to find a builder who can advise & fit, so recommendations gratefully received.
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Gwen E
A firm called SEHBAC replaced my conservatory. I didn't want anything ambitious or an extension, just a good strong double-glazed secure area. That's what I got, no fuss, no tricksy add-on charges. I'm happy to recommend them : tel 01708 382527.
David J to Wandsworth and 5 more areas

railway sleepers

In have 7 railway sleepers of various lengths to give away. Ideally I'd like to give them to somebody who can take them away today. Thanks
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Ann P
We'd love them too, if David doesn't take them.  Can't collect until 6th April though. Ann
Elaine F
I do not have railway sleepers .... BUT..... I do have a considerable woodpile in my patio garden, collected when I was planning to do work in my garden.  Time has moved on........ and the work never happened ! If Anne P or Daphne S or any one else is ... more »
Lorraine W to Wandsworth and 5 more areas

Spare fridge to lend?

My fridge/freezer broke down on Monday and when the new one was delivered today we discovered that the pipe to plumb it in has been hidden underneath my kitchen cabinets with no easy access.  So they had to take it away until I can get hold of the ... more »
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Lorraine W
Yes Keith, the problem was they couldn't disconnect the old one.  Anyway builder coming this afternoon, fridge being redelivered on Wednesday so fingers crossed.
That explains it then. Cold drinks all round then on Wednesday
William A to Wandsworth and 5 more areas

Home IT advice

I need an IT expert to sort out my home IT needs. Improve internet (wired and wifi) connectivity Look at our Macs (2) and ensure they are upgraded to latest spec. (We have one mac in the house and another in office in the garden) Advise on our email ... more »
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Dear William A Sorry if I'm a little late to the party, but just in case you've not had enough choices Id like to suggest our service to you. We specialise in providing an excellent service to customers in SW London and have a friendly team of ... more »
William A
Thank you all for your very helpful advice. Will look into all options
ru to Upper Tooting and 5 more areas


Hi I have a few Aloe Vera and strawberry plants to give away if anyone is interested?
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sorry they have been taken already.
Lucinda P-J
I would love  a strawberry plant or two if no one wants them?   do let me know if they have not gone and so we can arrange a mutually convenient time for collection.  07767 685 315 Thanks you
Transition Tooting to Balham and 7 more areas

Spring Growing Celebration & Seed Swap tomorrow in Tooting

Spring is here! Let's get growing! Tomorrow, from 2-4pm, we'll be celebrating spring at Mushkil Aasaan. Come along and join in the fun. All activities are free. Pick up, donate or swap seeds, house plants or any garden-related items Learn how to make ... more »

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Mushkil Aasaan, 222 Upper Tooting Road, Tooting, SW17 4EW

Mar 22
Lea T
Thank you so much for this lovely event. What an easy to find, low-key and welcoming space. The paper making workshop was amazing. I ve never seen paper made of straw wonderful!  I enjoyed chatting with the gardeners - as I am definately no expert. And ... more »
Jenny T
Hi Lea, So glad you enjoyed it. It makes it all worthwhile to know people got something out of it. We really had fun putting it on and hope to do more events at the community garden as the weather improves. The paper making really is amazing. In the ... more »
Allison to Balham and 9 more areas

Guerilla knitter - this is brilliant!

I love this! Anyone know who the genius (and obviously accomplished knitter) is?
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Gwen E
I say yes to politicised knitting! If the knitter is reading this - I admire your originality. Do you knit requests?
Carol G
I agree with Gwen E - YES to politicised knitting!
digtooting to Balham and 9 more areas

Personal Trainer recommendations

Hi. My husband (a keen runner) and me (a slow, not so keen runner) have both managed to get places in the Parks Half Marathon in October. We thought it might be an idea to find a personal trainer who could oversee 1. my running training 2. our diet (much ... more »
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I don't think that anyone can beat the kind consideration and skill/knowledge of Tamara O'Reilly of Squish Pilates - just Google this info for her details. She sees me in Tooting Graveney and works out of a Clapham studio.
Jirina A
There must be a lots of great trainers around - i have had few trainers in my life and no-one and nothing beats the fantastic Lee - 07842294875.  He has been recommended to me via Streetlife about a year ago.  The reasons:  lee himself is sportsman, ... more »
Polly M to Earlsfield and 4 more areas

Spring Concert - Southwest Songbirds

Please come to our Spring Concert at St Andrew's Church, Earlsfield, Garratt Lane. Raising money for UK Flood Funds. Ticket to include wine/drink and canapés. £7.50/£5 per ticket.

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St Andrew's Church, Earlsfield, Garratt Lane

Mar 29
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sheila b to Tooting Graveney and 5 more areas

Chez Vous - new Lebanese restaurant in Tooting

Hey fellow streetlifers. Went to check out the new Lebanese opposite Morleys called Chez Vous. Although it might look closed in the day, It's not. Must say, that only went in for a coffee, but ended up having a wonderful Chicken wrap, homemade hummus, ... more »
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David R
Yes, went for first time last week on a Tuesday. Outstanding mango juice according to two knowledgable ladies, all three of us had mixture of mesa and main dishes. All very pleased with flavours and quality. Lebanese house red is heavy and powerfully. ... more »
rankin r
Went this week, and thought it was very good. Would try some main dishes next time. Also went to Tota for Sunday lunch, again excellent, pleasantly busy with a good mix of people, young hipsters, older couples. No braying types, or out of control kids, ... more »
Charlotte F to Upper Tooting and 4 more areas

Fishponds Road Traffic scheme

Hi If yesterday was anything to go by, (work on Trinity Road and an accident at the top of Beechcroft Road) this will be a nightmare for people trapped within the area bordered by Lingwell, Ansell, and Fishponds roads trying to get out onto Beechcroft ... more »
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Sarah B
i would have more sympathy with the "this will make things safer" brigade if children were taught to look both ways before they cross the road; if adults actually paid attention to traffic; if cyclists stopped behaving in outrageously-dangerous ways blah ... more »
I live on one of the major "rat-runs" of the area - Trinity Crescent. My gripe is not that people use it to avoid Trinity Road (I can't blame them for wanting to), but how fast they speed down it. It is one-way,so they know they are not going to meet ... more »
Sid79 to Balham and 5 more areas

Gardening services/design

Can anyone recommend a decent and reasonably priced gardening service for garden clearance and/or a redesign? We live in a small terrace, so it's not a major landscaping job.
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Grischa D
Hello Sid, I do everything around the garden from maintenance to wood and building works. If you are still looking for someone please feel free to give me a ring on 07725 442707 or send me a message. I'm happy to come around and have a look at your ... more »
Anna S
Hello Sid, My husband Tomas does garden clearance and maintenance and some landscaping (including building work) and would be happy to give you a quote. His details are 07553 90 90 77 or 07588 673 738, ... more »
Selina S to Balham and 5 more areas

does anyone know someone who has experience of building a large outdoor Bar b q /kitchen area

Thinking of building an outdoor bar b q area with sink or pizza oven and or drawers ? and surfaces, has anyone had this done and or could recommend anyone or any advice at all ?
Man Friday Services (London)
Good morning Selina, Speak to Mario on 07904 974429. He looks after many Streetlifers and we have used him for many jobs regarding anything to do with building & maintenance. Great attention to detail, clean & tidy in his work and very ... more »
Anna S
Hello Selina, My husband Tomas does quite a lot of building work in gardens (fences, patios etc) and has made outdoor BBQ ovens for clients. He would be happy to give you a quote and can be contacted on 07553 90 90 77 or 07588 673 ... more »
Simon Lawson at Huguenot Editions to Wandsworth and 5 more areas

Local orthodontist for teenager requiring teeth straightening.

My 14 year old daughter recently attended St Georges where a it was decided that what was required to straighten her teeth was not severe enough to be performed in hospital and that long term retention would be sufficient. We were referred back to ... more »
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Michele B
Try the excellent in Earlsfield.  My son was turned down in two orthos for NHS treatment (private in SW19 is £3000 and in Battersea was £2500) but he received excellent care from the lovely orthodontist.  Highly recommended. ... more »
Anita M
Amazing orthodontist Stephen powell Barham road 0208 8946 3064
ALISON L to Southfields and 5 more areas

One-off top to bottom house clean

Am finding some of the usual well known companies hugely expensive. Can anyone recommend a good local reasonably priced cleaning company that could do a one off full clean of my 3 bed/3 bathroom house for me. Thank you!
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Stephanie B
Hiya I have used a company called They were recommended to me previously on here and I have used them a couple of times for end of tenancy cleans as I have a few properties I rent out. They have cleaned ovens so badly ... more »
Anja S
Hello I to used the above company after seeing a recommendation on here. I was moving into a new flat and they did an end of tenancy clean and were great. Ii think it was Irene I spoke to, her number was 07535 974 054.
Julie D to Wandsworth and 4 more areas

Room to let in house/flat

Does anyone have a spare room to let in a house or flat in Wandsworth or surrounding area? My nephew's friend works in Clapham and is looking for a room to let. Her name is Annie. Please e-mail her directly:- if you can help. Many ... more »
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Julie D
Hi Chandra, I've e-mailed Annie your phone number. I put her e-mail address on the first posting. Many thanks. Julie
Julie D
Sorry Chandra,I e-mailed another person's contact no. to Annie who private messaged me. Please can you e-mail Annie directly as I've just put this posting out on her behalf.  Many thanks. Julie
Emily B to Southfields and 4 more areas

Lost cat: Please keep an eye out for Danny the maine coon

Our small maine coon boy has been missing since Tuesday night, and we're really worried about him. If you could get in touch if you see a very long-bodied, slender, dark brown/black tabby fluffy cat, we'd be most grateful. He's missing from the Longstaff ... more »
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Elaine F
Postmen do know about cats.  Several decades ago when living in Strathville Rd, one of our cats went walkabout two summers runnning,  eventually coming back when the weather became colder. After the second summer, our postman told us that he had seen him ... more »
Diane N
Any luck finding your cat? Do hope Danny's home safe and sound
Debbie S to Southfields and 4 more areas

Our lovely cat is missing

Please can people who live near us - we are on Engadine St between Replingham and Brookwood - look out for Max, he is black and white, red collar, 7 months old.  We haven't seen him since Saturday and his brother Sid is missing him and so are we.  Any ... more »
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Sarah B
Oh Debbie S - i do hope you find your lovely cat soon - he looks so adorable......  i know that i would be so upset if my lovely Nemo disappeared..... Good luck!
sc m
Hi Debbie S, If Max is not home yet? Hopefully will be soon. Do you know of this free website? All the best!
Ursula M to Southfields and 4 more areas

Mobile Cat Groomer needed urgently...

I am looking for a mobile cat groomer. There are some around but I can't seem to find a local one that will come to my house. My cat is very matted so needs a radical hair cut! Thanks
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Rachel B
You could try Clare Thomas. I have one of her cards that I got from Broadway veterinary clinic. She does grooming and cat sitting. Her details are: 07773416794 or 02086462929. Her email is
Ursula M
Thanks Rachel, sorry it's taken me so long to reply. I will try Clare as I can only get people in East London.
C Tooting to Balham and 4 more areas

proposed road blocks in the fishpond rd area

The Fishpond Rd scheme to block off roads. Khama rd with Graveney rd, Fishponds rd with Selkirk, Hebdon Rd with Fishponds rd, Ansell rd with Fishponds Rd, Lingwell rd with Glenburnie rd & Morven rd with Gateside rd and Glenburnie rd Its Wandsworth ... more »
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Chris A
OH made this comment 14 days ago: I don't live in the affected area, but do drive through it on my way to the leisure centre. And there it is: I estimate that over 90% of the traffic using Fishponds Road and the roads directly off Fishponds are ... more »
Jon I
Dear Richard S, That wouldn't have been me, as it was 3 years ago that I petitioned for the Fishponds Road area trial scheme. It is true that I had been there gaining support for a similar trial scheme for the Smallwood Road / Fountain Road area.  As ... more »