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Christopher

Male Lives in Merton address verified

I'm resident of the area, having moved my company administratively to Wandsworth and also write several restaurant & food reviews in London / Surrey.

I believe local community is essential and love discovering hidden gems & the issues that affect our community.

Joined: 17 November 2010

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Merton Council Parking Ticket.

Suresh A
in Merton
Dear Streetlife Shareers, Last year My wife had Parking ticket and at the Same time She took the ticket from the Machine ( Traffic Warden PCN and my wife's Parking Purchase ticket are same time)we had  Appel and Had no Rejection communication.Council ... [ more ]
Christopher
Hello, yes in the past this happened to us. We appealed a PCN with Merton Council who sent a reply to the registered owner - however a reply was never received by them and it was only when we chased up that they claimed a letter was sent, producing an ... [ more ]
Christopher
Hi Suresh, I can't do that as it's not in my name - however in this instance they paid the PCN in the end at the full price because the appeal failed. It was very dodgy, but we had nowhere else to go as it was with the independent tribunal which was ... [ more ]
Christopher
Tony (Merton) , it was in late 2014/15 and it was because they produced the envelope when the appeal was advanced by the tribunal - so in the final stage of an appeal which was deemed satisfactory evidence. A dirty trick
Christopher
Hello Thanks for your message. Basically when we received the physical PCN we appealed it and asked for correspondence to be sent to another address that was t the registered one/via email. However we didn't hear anything back from the council and ... [ more ]

Gourmet China Cook on Streatham Vale is closed till June!

Damian A
in Streatham
I called up the other day (hungry as hell) only to get a message that they're closed till June. Just wondered if anyone knows why please.

Bye Bye Streetlife

Christopher
in Streatham Vale
It appears that Streetlife is merging into Nextdoor. I hope this will not remove the excellent sense of community and local feeling of SL.

When will the Council pick up Christmas trees?

Alan L
in Merton Park
I see that several  people have put their old Christmas trees, out in the street with their rubbish today (4th Jan). Are they collecting the trees already?
Christopher
Has anyone in Merton managed to have their trees collected yet? I know it's a bit chilly outside and the budget is spent on the snooper cars parked outside local schools but it would be good to have these collected one day :-D
Christopher
Christine E It looks like after a fortnight or so, people assume the council have overlooked the collections so put them somewhere more visible. The council should really be collecting on a specific day according to the bin/recycling collections.
Christopher
You're lucky. Ours are still out here - apparently the council didn't anticipate he cold weather and issued Bermuda shorts to all tree collectors who are unable to work in the freezing temperatures. Terrible but I understand Merton Council predicament
Christopher
GOOD NEWS - Merton team came to collect the trees on Saturday morning. BAD NEWS - they only collected the ones dumped on the street and 2/3 front driveways...
Christopher
Put simply, would the council be so liberal with their time when chasing a PCN? If road tax was put on these trees the Council officers would all be swarming round them counting the ££. It's just a matter of what is prioritised.

Missing Cat - Wandsworth

Camilla T
in Wandsworth
Max went missing from our garden in Knoll Road, Wandsworth, late on Sunday 22nd January. He is all-black with a few grey hairs here and there and a very tiny white patch on his upper chest. He was wearing a yellow collar with a silver colour nametag ... [ more ]

Urgent Plumbing help needed!

Rachel B
in Upper Tooting
I am in urgent need of a washer for the drain valve on my radiator which started rapidly leaking water this evening. I have (i think) isolated the radiator and drained the radiator down. I have removed the drain valve and the washer was completely ... [ more ]
Christopher
Hello, call Julian or Daniel from AquaPro on 07540742506. They're reliable and prompt. Their website is https://www.aquaproltd.co.uk Tell them I referred you Good luck!

Car body repairs recommendations

Julie K
in Balham
Last week someone clipped the front of my car while it was parked in a quiet street. I didn't see them and there's no cctv available. Some of the paintwork is almost down to metal and there is a bit of creasing as it's on a join. I don't want to ... [ more ]
Christopher
We always use Kingsgate Auto Repairs in Kingston 0208 546 0036 Honest, reliable and professional. Ask for Joseph.

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Christmas Tree Collection

Christopher
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 ;-)
Christopher
Yes, I imagine the onset of cold weather in January would've delayed them somewhat as an unexpected occurrence ;-)

Plumber

Christopher
Hello, call Julian or Daniel from AquaPro on 07540742506. They're reliable and prompt. Their website is https://www.aquaproltd.co.uk Tell them I referred you Good luck!

Pokemon Cards

Christopher
in Streatham Vale
Hello Dear SL friends, hope you're all thawed out. My nephew has sadly lost all his Pokemon trading cards and I was wondering if anyone with children/pupil had any to spare so i can get him some replacements and turn his frown upside down! Long shot ... [ more ]

Bathroom refurbishment

Christopher
Hello, call Julian or Daniel from AquaPro on 07540742506. They're reliable and prompt. Their website is https://www.aquaproltd.co.uk Tell them I referred you Good luck!

Bathroom in need of help!

Marty O in Tooting Graveney
Hi, Can anyone recommend someone to re-plaster, re-grout and decorate my poor bathroom who has seen better days! Sadly had some work done  and was royally ripped off by builder who never came back to rectify his mess! So a little wary now. Thanks 
Christopher
Hello, call Julian or Daniel from AquaPro on 07540742506. They're reliable and prompt. Their website is https://www.aquaproltd.co.uk Tell them I referred you Good luck!

Sunday lunch recommendations sought

dibblecat in Upper Tooting
Hi, I'd be grateful for Sunday lunch recommendations in Tooting / Balham / Clapham / Wimbledon. I'm looking for somewhere that does great veggies alongside a roast and doesn't have kids running amok :-)
Christopher
Hi Cassie S  Has the Selkirk improved? It used to be brilliant 4 years ago but went through a huge slide in quality and quantity. Do let me know as i used to love it there!
Christopher
Dribblecat, I quite enjoy environments with kids running around/present - as long as they're not fighting! A family atmosphere makes sunday roasts even more awesome :-D

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Plumber Recommendation?

Dave C
in Streatham Park
Can anyone recommend a good plumber who covers the Balham area? I need a quote to get some work done on the drainage pipes in my bathroom.
Christopher
Hello, call Julian or Daniel from AquaPro on 07540742506. They're reliable and prompt. Their website is https://www.aquaproltd.co.uk Tell them I referred you Good luck!

Event Sponsorship - Could your event benefit from donated mineral water

Christopher
in Streatham Vale
Hello, As you all know, I run a drinks wholesale company called Aqua Amore - specialising in soft drinks / mineral water (basically non-alcoholic drinks) and as such we work with many innovative/aspirational producers. We speak with both producers ... [ more ]

Someone to help unblock external drain - recommendations please

Lola L
in Summerstown
Hi We need someone to unblock an external drain, is anyone able to recommend anyone and do you know how much it is likely to cost? Many thanks Lola
Christopher
Hello, call Julian or Daniel from AquaPro on 07540742506. They're reliable and prompt. Their website is https://www.aquaproltd.co.uk Tell them I referred you Good luck!

Tree Surgeon recommendations

Pamela M
in Wandsworth
Hello everyone, I have 2 old pear trees that need pruning. Does anyone know of a reputable, reasonable tree surgeon in the Earlsfield area? Many thanks. Pamela
Christopher
I would recommend- Sandy Trees is a tree surgery business based in Cheam Village, specialising in all kinds of garden and tree work. Operate in London and Surrey. Call 0208 296 8167 (office) or 0759 258 9631 (mobile) to arrange a free quote. ... [ more ]

Garret Lane Accident 10-01-17

Christopher
in Streatham Vale
Good morning everyone I write with disturbing news. Yesterday late afternoon there was a double accident outside Earlsfield station whereby a female pedestrian collided with a moped whilst attempting to cross the road. In the subsequent initial ... [ more ]
Christopher
No, I witnessed it. The lady just stepped into the road away from the traffic lights on either side and gave the moped no chance. Poor guy
Christopher
Well, they are vicariously. For example, in avoiding a collision with them a motorist is likely to do damage to himself and other road users. So in that sense, just as bad

Bathroom refurbishment recommendation

Martine C
in South Wimbledon
Job would include taking down stub wall and built new one. Connecting plumbing 1 bath,2 washbasins,1 toilet, one shower tray. Small electric job like moving overhead light and connecting bathroom cabinet. Tiling around bath and shower tray Any tips ... [ more ]
Christopher
Hello, call Julian or Daniel from AquaPro on 07540742506. They're reliable and prompt. Their website is https://www.aquaproltd.co.uk Tell them I referred you Good luck!

Need a Plumber

Caz L
in Southfields
Dear Streetlifers  Iam looking for recommendations for a Plumber no hot water or heating Thanks
Christopher
Hello, call Julian or Daniel from AquaPro on 07540742506. They're reliable and prompt. Their website is https://www.aquaproltd.co.uk Tell them I referred you Good luck!

Cat found Green Lane, Norbury

Easipetcare Norbury in Thornton Heath
Good afternoon, Unfortunately we have in our care a deceased RTA victim found outside 257 Green Lane this morning 9th Jan. He is black and white and not microchipped. Please call us if you think this is your beloved pet. easipetcare Norbury - 0203 ... [ more ]

Missing Cats

Kelly C
in Tooting Graveney
My 2 Cats are missing, please keep an eye out for them. They are chipped, but will not wear collars! They are 2 boys named Frankie and Arthur. Please let me know if you see them 😔
Christopher
I'm just hungry for information about this to be honest Pauline. Any information regarding this person as the thought of someone targeting my/a pet is horrible. Really need this person/persons caught ASAP
Christopher
I'm just hungry for information about this to be honest Pauline. Any information regarding this person as the thought of someone targeting my/a pet is horrible. Really need this person/persons caught ASAP

Homeless man sleeping rough outside Bathroom shop on Garratt Lane

Sally H
in Balham
Really sad to see this as I was walking on Garratt Lane. A paramedic was covering him with extra blankets as he didn't want to go to the hospital. The paramedic asked me if I'm passing again to keep an eye on him and if he's shivering to call them but ... [ more ]
Christopher
Hello, yes I've noticed the poor fella, outside the plumbing store. Just popped back to the office with some soup so I can warm it up and take it back. Luckily we have paper cups in here which we give to delivery drivers in winter. Will update soon
Christopher
Ok, just returned. He was sleeping when I arrived there but woke up when I tried to put the covers over his legs again, gave him the hot soup. He's a young man who insisted that he's fine and has somewhere warm to go to today. Please do keep an eye ... [ more ]
Christopher
In my experience, those on the streets are often edgy (as this fella was) because trust is often a luxury they can't take for granted. I've asked two staff members who head towards Tesco to take a look for him later as I couldnt fully trust he does ... [ more ]
Christopher
Hi Sally, that's unfortunately news but he wasn't too friendly when I saw him last time. I doubt he's violent, probably influence by alcohol and wary of authorities. Most importantly be cautious and aware