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Wanting to buy old saxophones and clarinets.

Max E
in Summerstown
Hi! I am a professional musician and training woodwind repairer and enthusiast. I am looking to buy old saxophones and clarinets in order to repair. I'm interested in older instruments of any age and condition! Please do contact me if you have ... [ more ]
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Jo M
A beginners oboe is over £1000 so sell... thought old ones can vary on quality, take it to Howarths ( near Baker Street). and they will tell you.
Nathalie M
I had no idea it would be worth that much.  Howarth is where it came from in the 70s!  I will call them.  Thanks for the heads up!

FREE stair safety gates

Editrix in Balham
I have three Lindam baby safety gates to give away, but only have all the accompanying parts for two of them but worth taking three as different sizes.  Free collection from by wandsworth common or could deliver if nearby. Picture attached Also have ... [ more ]
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FREE.....Mobility Trolley

Pauline in Furzedown
Collection TODAY from Sutton. Am gone from here tomorrow! Fully functional......just needs a wipe down. Outside awaiting collection. Just pick up and go!

Morning Newspaper Delivery - Balham

Alan J
in Battersea
My newsagent in Cavendish Road is stopping delivering morning newspapers from the end of the month. Does anyone know of an alternative Balham newsagent that continues to do so? I'm not interested in digital subscription thank you.   Thanks

Wandsworth now limiting to one parking permit?

Richard in Battersea
Hi, I live in Balham. Own a car and was wanting to get a campervan. I know you used to be able to have up to two parking permits, but this seems to have now changed and you're now only allowed one. Seems a bit harsh in this day and age. Can any one ... [ more ]
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Kris B
Ivor Rawlinson  I am very happy for you in your choice to have no vehicles and rely on other ways of getting around. I have 3 cars and a motorcycle because they are fun, and just like yourself , It is my choice.  I pay insurance , road tax and a ... [ more ]
Kris, I would disagree just on the basis that "just because one can doesn't mean that one should". At least not for everything in life.

what to do with collection of cables & chargers for lights? computers? phones? who knows?

Lucy S
in Mitcham
Dear all - want advice as to what to do with my collection of power cables, chargers, ethernet and other computer network cables + spare keyboard + several old routers.  do i just take them to the dump - its two boxes + a big supermarket bag for life ... [ more ]
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Alice T - I took to a shop in Morden. You have Andrew W offering to take them so he can drive round to each of you places and collect the cables ...

Car keys jammer in the area! SW18 3NH

in Balham
Came out this afternoon and found that my key would not open my car. It is a remote radio key... I took a spare one - same story. Then I thought that my battery in the car is flat, so used a physical key to pen my car. The alarm went off, which ... [ more ]
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Financial planning for retirement

Hazel H
in West Hill
I need some very practical advice about how to plan financially for retirement. Does anybody know someone who can talk about finance without using tons of jargon, or a book which does the same!
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Karina C
Hello Hazel, I run Bluebird Care in Wandsworth and was very sceptical of financial planning for retirement per se until I met this lady Alison Allen of Stone King  she's absolutely brilliant, ... [ more ]
sarah o
I would be delighted to have a chat on the phone initially and then arrange an appointment if you feel it appropriate.   I have been advising clients for over 25 years and live in Wandsworth, but have an office in the City.   Do feel free to give me a ... [ more ]

Lambeth faces legal challenge over ‘noisy’ Clapham Common music festival

Wandsworth Council
in Roehampton
Wandsworth Council is taking legal action against neighbouring Lambeth over its backing for a noisy three day summer music festival on Clapham Common. Wandsworth will ask Camberwell Green magistrates court to impose new conditions on the licence ... [ more ]
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A 'no brainer' to be forced out of your house for three days every year? Lucky you Charles if this is something you can do easily but what about those of us with dependants, pets, jobs that require people to work over the bank holiday. And I'd like to ... [ more ]
I've done nothing but offer suggestions, and I've tried to share my 23 years experience and knowledge in a constructive way, to help educate a little, with regards the audio. What you do with the information and your situation is entirely your choice. ... [ more ]

calling all gardeners: good topsoil available (bagged)

in Balham
Hi, we have been doing some work outside and have been getting our builders to bag up excess topsoil instead of putting in the skip. It's all bagged up. Good quality from an established healthy garden. Please let me know if you want any. I'm in ... [ more ]
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Hi Dom, just texted you to arrange. I will PM you Kieran S and Anna R. I'm having trouble receiving streetlife messages so if you don't hear from me just post back on her and I'll give you my number. Did you receive my pm Carine M?

Tooting Consultation: Neighbourhood Planning

Jane E in Putney
I cannot select posting for Tooting, it would seem. For those who live in or work in Tooting but haven't had notification from Wandsworth about this consultation: ... [ more ]
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Sarah M
I suggest you contact the Neighbourhood Forum who are the applicants and have a useful summary newsletter: Also my post 10 days ago (above) has a link to the Wandsworth website that explains more about Neighbourhood ... [ more ]
Sarah C
Praying that the Conservatives have set this up ! The dreadful Labourite Rosina Khan took 6 WEEKS to reply to an email - her predecessor never even bothered and moved out of the area ! Useless !

Christmas Tree Collection

in Streatham Vale
Hello, I know it's a long shot and a lot to ask of our busy local council (Merton), but does anyone know when they'll be collecting Christmas trees? Hopefully this year they'll manage to get them collected closer to Christmas than Easter ;-)
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I understand that the Xmas tree pick up teams are the same people who drive the gritting lorries so there have been delays due to the recent cold snap

Weekend walking Groups

Liz S in Furzedown
Hi All I was wondering if there are any local walking groups that meet regularly on the weekends?  My walking friend is leaving this summer so now I want to get my partner motivated to do them too! Thanks Liz

Choir Thursday evenings

shelley hj
in Wandsworth
New Year, new challenge! Join our choir ; Clapham Chorus . We meet every Thursday 7.30- 9.30 Church Hall, Church of the Ascension Malwood Rd SW12. No audition required just a love of singing and music or the wish to try something new. World, folk, ... [ more ]
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Annie O
I've just rejoined the Clapham Chorus.  It's such fun and we actually make some good harmonies too.  Louise, our choir leader is so encouraging that even if you're not an experienced singer and can't read music you will come away singing all the way ... [ more ]

Post script to Purse Stolen

Jane F
in Furzedown
I reported on here the other day about having my purse stolen in Balham Caffe Nero.  I thought  I had acted quickly in reporting my cards stolen however, today a whole load of contactless payments on my current account have appeared.  All local shops ... [ more ]
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Elisabeth E
I trust my experience is helpful to all of us Street People and neighbours ! Have alovely day in sunny London and : No hand bags ! Large pockets are best ! Or a small one hanging across the body ...

Fitness machine instruction needed from personal trainer

John F
in Tooting Graveney
I need a personal trainer to show me the CORRECT way to use the Pulse weight machines at a Tooting Bec council-run gym. I need to know the correct form to use on typical machines: abdominal, lower back extension, chest press, leg press, leg extension. ... [ more ]

Tech & Tea at Battersea Library

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Battersea Library, 265 Lavender Hill, SW11 1JB
Matthew R in Clapham Park
Following a very successful pilot run of this event, we will be running another in the new year. This a scheme being set up by students at Imperial College London in association with the Royal College of Art. We would like to see how useful a weekday ... [ more ]
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Kate B
I am really sorry that I didn't make it last night - I was in the area at about 20.45 and thought it just a bit late to arrive! Next time perhaps please.

Dog Walker

David H
in Tooting Graveney
I am looking for an experienced dog walker n an ad hoc basis. Mainly weekends for walks and sometimes during the week. Some day boarding may be required. I have lovely 14 year old staffy. He is my joy and is wonderfully natured. He is absolutely no ... [ more ]
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Louise Georgina
Hi David, whereabouts are you based? I offer ad hoc dog walking. I only take two or three max at a time. Please pm me to discuss further. Louise
Hi All, What a great source of info these chats are ;) I have a rescue dog, black lab about 2yrs old. I still can't let him off the lead in a park where there are lots of distractions ;( it is very frustrating as he s got lots of energy to burn and ... [ more ]

Good puppy walking/training classes in Streatham/Norwood/Crystal Palace areas

Vix W
in Streatham
Hi - looking for recommendations for a good local puppy class for our new puppy arriving at the end of this month.  Lost of suggestions please!
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Ann K
Hi I would highly recommend South Eastern DTS. I took my Basenji puppy there and they were have great and have a huge amount of knowledge and tips on for life skills for you and your puppy. Their course are for 12 week and Leoni and Chris are really ... [ more ]

Please vote for domestic abuse charity

in Streatham Park
If you have a spare 20 seconds, could I please ask you to vote for yourSanctuary to be charity of the year for Surrey based Eagle radio station please? You don't need to register or faff about ... just scroll down the page link & click on 'vote' ... [ more ]
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Graveney uniform

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Retail interior designer / Shopfitter

Nick L in Balham
Hi all, we (@Pawpairs) are opening a dog grooming / puppy day care / pet accessory shop on Garratt Lane soon (exciting!!) and would like to speak with a retail interior designer / shopfitter for some ideas. Can anyone recommend anyone?
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Try The Paint House on Northcote Road who are currently working on Tamra next door. Obviously, they designed their own shops too which are very attractive

GP surgery - Clapham Old Town

Jane R
in Streatham Hill
Can anyone recommend a good GP surgery within easy walking distance of Clapham Old Town (NOT Clapham Manor Street)?
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Jane R
Thanks for that, we'll check it out but think it might be too far to be true walking distance (especially if not feeling well).

Toxic smog alert in London today 20/01 and Wandsworth is a borough that will be effected.

in Upper Tooting
In case you haven't seen the news be aware fellow Streetlifers that if you are elderly/ have respiratory problems or a young baby it is not advisable to spend any time outdoors today.  Putney and Brixton are often reported as exceeding air pollution ... [ more ]

Chiropodist required for home visit

Michelle G
in Upper Tooting
My elderly neighbour needs a chiropodist to see her at home as she can't get out much. She lives in Tooting Bec. Can anyone give a recommendation. Thank you. Michelle
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Karina C
Hello there, this lady, Claire Maisey is really lovely, does home visits and is based in Putney.  I run Bluebird Care in the borough and she's one of the people in our address book.  I met her ... [ more ]