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Front Drive Clean and Jet Wash

Shiraz in Tooting Graveney
Please see attached photo. I would like the front drive looking clean. Any recommendationsWork near st George's Hospital. .
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Venition blind

Don M in Furzedown
I have a black 3ft venation blind to give away, complete with all fixings. Call or text 07588584499.

Animal shelter London

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That's really good of you. You could also consider Riverside Animal Shelter over in Sutton (but moving to Croydon). They take in injured wildlife - all sorts of birds, foxes, hedgehogs etc. It's a really small amazing charity run on the smell of an ... [ more ]
Hannah C
Thanks to you too Allison-will bear in mind your suggestion too. Yes-Battersea has tons of support, prefer to give to smaller, more needy charities. Hannah

anyone got a few Norwegian kroner lying about?

Allison in Balham
I bought some Norwegian kroner for a holiday from a currency exchange place and want to sell back to them what I didn't use. Annoyingly I am about 10 pence worth of kroner off the minimum for being able to sell it back! If anyone has a few coins lying ... [ more ]

Setting up TV

Jenny L in Upper Tooting
This is one of those things I SHOULD be able to do, but can't. I have a new TV. I can't find the way to link my DVD player to it. I have no idea what leads I need or what slot they should go in. Do I need an engineer or an electrician? Whichever, want ... [ more ]
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caroline w
It shows how we can achieve so much if we work together. Today it's only Jenny's DVD player but tomorrow it could be world peace! (little smiley needed......)

Southwark Cathedral filled with beautiful music Sat 5 November

Jeremy C in Putney
There will be no bonfire at Southwark Cathedral on Saturday! Just the extraordinary harmonies of Durufle, Poulenc and Vierne sung by over 150 voices of Wimbledon Choral Don't miss it. You can see Guy Fawkes next year! ... [ more ]
Sandra N
I worked at Southwark Cathedral for seven years. It's always a beautiful place to visit and free to enter unless it's a ticketed event.

Heathrow Expansion

CDT in Upper Tooting
Hi streetlifers-pls can anyone advise me how best to fight Theresas plan to expand H'row? Other than contacting my local MP are there other groups coordinating efforts on this?  Much appreciated
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Jane E
Stansted, Luton and Birmingham City all have the advantage of already having international services.  All have existing rail links to London.  All it would need is to make the rail connections between the airports more straightforward than it ... [ more ]

Health Drink Tips!

Sarah B in Balham
Dear Streetlifers - in an attempt to get myself eating fruit and vegetables, I have just bought a Nutribullet blender thing. That was the easy bit! Now I have to try and work out what vegetables to blend with what so that they are actually nice to ... [ more ]
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Joel Simister
You won't even taste the kale (or leaf spinach), albeit it'll be a bit green. I'm not a cabbage fan myself but quite happily have kale in mine. Natural yoghurt is good, apple juice is the best base IMO (try Lidl as their pressed stuff is less than a ... [ more ]

EE 4G reception in Clapham South Area

Sir Lurchalot in Upper Tooting
I have just ported over from O2 last week as I am now on a business contract.   I have an iPhone 7 Plus and the reception on O2 was brilliant in the Clapham South/Common area.   Since switching to EE, the reception has been dreadful.  Normally 1-2 ... [ more ]
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Lily W
Lynn my friend is with Vodafone and she always has a signal, even in my mum's house which is a dead zone but they are not very generous with their data. She is on PAYG not contract so am not sure what they offer on contract.

Dentist for super nervous patient

Natalie C in Streatham Park
Can anyone recommend a dentist who is experienced and sensitive to nervous patients in the Balham area? I've not been for years due to a phobia of the dentist and my teeth are suffering. I lost a tooth due to infection some time ago so I'll need more ... [ more ]
Scott B
I used one on garrat lane , just near the co op, cant remember the name, but they were great, i managed to get sedated for my treatment, which is brilliant if you are really nervous like i am.

Cardboard needed

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Mrs H
Thanks for the offer, Christopher- I'm going to try and source some more locally (Wandsworth) but if I can't, I'll be back in touch!

Morrison in Streatham

nanaroundtown in Upper Tooting
Morrison in Streatham I have noticed that building works are being carried out. Does anybody know what is being built?  Waitrose mybe..........
Rachel B
I think someone on here had posted that there was a possibility it was going to be M&S but I think it's just as likely that Christopher is correct and it will be yet more flats!

Blood testing at St George's Hospital is stopping.

JEAN in Furzedown
Hi All There was a post on here last week stating St George's hospital Tooting would not be taking any more bloods as from today.  It is actually next Monday.......I have spoken with a Research Fellow at the hospital and she has confirmed as from ... [ more ]
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Renting my flat for the first time... Advice

Michelle in Tooting Graveney
Hi All,  It is with very great regret that I will be moving out of Tooting and renting out my flat. Because of the fees charged by the high street estate agents I'm keen to go with an on-line agent.  Has anyone got any recommendations? Thinking of ... [ more ]

Marconiphone Reel to Reel Recorder

Bryan S in Balham
Hi I am looking for a company who can repair / service the above , hopefully locally , I have located one in Eastbourne , but that is to far away , any advise would be great  , thanks
Susan R
I have a local friend who works on this type of thing, if you want to make contact, message me your details and I'll pass them on

Looking for a local handy man!

Petrol Stations with Jet Wash

Sir Lurchalot in Upper Tooting
Does anybody know if any petrol stations in the Clapham/Balham area which have a jet wash?  There used to be a garage in Balham which had one but thats closed down and the other one near Wimbledon Dog Track is still broken.
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The shell garage by Wandsworth bridge on York road and there is also on the way to the A3 from Wandsworth on the right

IOS 10.0.2 update trouble...?

Marianne I in Wandsworth
Since I updated my iPad to IOS 10.0.2, I am experiencing annoying "bugs", such as not being able to get a direct response when clicking on virtually any link or website..... Instead it just opens the general browser window. I invariably have to return ... [ more ]
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Alex B
ISO 10 also has adjusted your settings in updates iTunes and apps store is automatic so updates while your on your 3G or 4G using up vast amounts of data mine used 12gb of my 14gb last month good job I spotted it early so turn them of in your iPhone ... [ more ]
Vincent S
This is a very good point Alex, now and then with updates, it seems to adjust this setting. Settings - iTunes & App Store Here, switch off "Use Mobile Data".

Keep warm this winter

Age UK Wandsworth in Balham
Information on the link below to help you keep warm this winter.  Please help your older friends, family and neighbours to do the same.
Hugh LB
My problem is keeping cool. I have COPD, so breathing is a big issue for me and in the nursing home here there are window restrainers limiting the opening to 35 mm making them almost useless for ventilation. 30 deg. is usual rising to over 35 in the ... [ more ]

Excellent local property managers

HJ Property Management in HJ Property Management
We are an independent local small business providing flexible property management services to landlords and tenants.   With 5 of us in our Wandsworth office we look after more than 80 properties across South London. We want to keep properties ... [ more ]
Julian S
Hi, Unfortunately I don't have any properties to manage but I do know several useful tradespeople who can help with maintenance if you need plumbers / electricians / builders / renovators etc. Let me know if anything like that would be useful and I'll ... [ more ]

Suspension files to give away

SammySamak in Summerstown
I have a large quantity of foolscap size suspension files to get rid of. Rather than bin them, would anyone like them? They are in excellent condition, some are unused. There are approx. 80 of them - various makes & colours (mostly Crystalfile ... [ more ]

Cleaner Required Earlsfield

Vicky K in Balham
Looking for a recommendation for a cleaner in Earlsfield. To start between Christmas and New Year and continue from then.
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Laura B
Vicky i can recommend Helena she's very good cleaner. She is perfect in everything she does. Her phone is 07872394894. good luck
Lumi D
Hi Vicky!Please give me a call if you are still interested .We ran a business on the area so we'll be pleased to help you.My no is 07507877240.Best regards!

Sids Tooting Plaque

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The United Reformed Church Rookstone Road SW17
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Sue C
I think he fought in The Somme 100 years ago. I went on one of Geoffs walks it is really interesting.

2 child (backless) booster seats up for grabs

Allison in Balham
I've got two booster seats to give away. One is Halfords red and black. The other is Britax black and grey. Never been in an accident. These are the type that are suitable for up to 12 years / 135cm and they do not have a back.
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Janet D
Hi Allison,  Please can I have one too? I think we're ready for one - my boy is already 4 and super tall! I can also collect anytime.  Thank you so much,  Janet

Banana plants/trees - free if you know how to remove them properly

Victoria L in Furzedown
I have a "bunch" of banana trees in my garden, some fully grown (trunk is c 7ft high with leaves reaching as high as 12 feet), some juvenile (one year? trunk is c. 4 feet high) and some suckers/shoots. My garden is very sheltered and all the tropical ... [ more ]
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Last week's Gardeners world on the BBC had a section on removing banana plants for the winter - you can cut the leaves and due to shallow roots they can easily be dug up - but advice was to keep them somewhere dry and inside over the winter. Should ... [ more ]