I'm a private cook, specialising in Caribbean, European and Plant based fusions. I'm interested to know who would think of hiring a cook and how often. Or would you prefer for special occasions only?
Angella Williams ● 797d0 Comments ● 797d
It would seem that Southside is being hit by the same curse that has affected Putney Exchange and many others. Trespass (the mountain wear people), Cath Kidson, the man Games place, Pizza Storm and (I gather) Byron Burgers either have closed or are about to close down. Argos has moved to Sainsburys and there is an empty unit by Robert Dyas. I know Argos were taken over by Sainsburys and Byron have problems of their but it's a worrying trend.
Hugh Walton ● 830d1 Comments ● 819d
For the first time in 40 years a new Management Plan for Wandsworth Common is being written.The Council have appointed consultants, and one of the first things they've done is devise a survey to hear what users of the common think about the common and how it's managed. YOU now have the opportunity to have a say in the process.You'll find the survey by following this link.https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthecs/wandsworth-common-18/consultation/intro/You have until March 16th to submit itWhat's in the Management Plan will be a blueprint for managing the common for several years. The more people who complete the survey, the more representative and credible it, and the ultimate plan, will be. So do spend some time giving it thought, and also please tell any of your contacts who use the common regularly.What happens next?A draft plan should be available mid-year. Further consultation will then take place before it is finalised in December.
Richard Fox ● 826d0 Comments ● 826d
Hi,I noticed various planning notices being put up for the placement of phone boxes around southside. Outside Cotswold, Starbucks and TXMax. these are basically advertising boards to clutter the high street, we already have 3 unused phones boxes within 2mins of the proposed sites.We really need to protect the pavements, for the blind,wheelchair, pushchair and other pedestrians as the pavements are getting busier and we dont need more obstacles. https://planning1.wandsworth.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/Generic/StdDetails.aspx?PT=Planning%20Applications%20On-Line&TYPE=PL/PlanningPK.xml&PARAM0=919602&XSLT=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/xslt/PL/PLDetails.xslt&FT=Planning%20Application%20Details&PUBLIC=Y&XMLSIDE=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/Menus/PL.xml&DAURI=PLANNINGhttps://planning1.wandsworth.gov.uk/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/Generic/StdDetails.aspx?PT=Planning%20Applications%20On-Line&TYPE=PL/PlanningPK.xml&PARAM0=920604&XSLT=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/xslt/PL/PLDetails.xslt&FT=Planning%20Application%20Details&PUBLIC=Y&XMLSIDE=/Northgate/PlanningExplorer/SiteFiles/Skins/Wandsworth/Menus/PL.xml&DAURI=PLANNING
Ian Jones ● 839d0 Comments ● 839d
Can someone please clear the bulk of ads - some go back to 2015 - as nobody has been able to post a new ad for months (or maybe years!). Many thanks
Gill Gray ● 876d0 Comments ● 876d
Why I am not seeking re-election as a Conservator in the February 2018 election…..and why I am recommending that none of the Conservators elected in February 2015 do so either.We need a clean sweep so that the charity can move forward with confidence into the next triennium. Our precious open spaces are more important than any individual or group of individuals.Regrettably there is an extremely destructive small group who, in my view, will go to almost any lengths to try and bring the charity down. This, I believe, is their aim. The Charity Commission’s statement of 22nd December 2017 made clear ‘It would encourage those with appropriate knowledge and skills to consider standing.’The statement continues: ‘The Commission hopes that after the election all the elected and appointed trustees will work together to take the charity forward. This would include considering mediation to resolve any outstanding issues within the trustee body and putting into place any actions issued by the Commission.’It is not encouraging to think the new Board may have to consider mediation as a starting point. With new, ‘fresh faces’ and open minds this should not be needed.The Commission has given an indication, but without commitment, that they are looking to close the Statutory Inquiry within the first six months of 2018.It is my understanding, from a meeting I had with the Charity Commission on 18th December 2017, that the Commission wants to bring this whole matter to conclusion so that the trustees can get on with running the charity. I am equally clear that the only issue that the Commission is investigating is that within the current remit of the Interim Manager.I will be looking to give my five votes to candidates who are able to prove to me that they are not coming with any ‘baggage’ or arguments from recent past disputes. We have many talented levy-payers with sound common sense and appropriate skills including the ability to work collectively who we need to support to take on these important Conservator/trustee roles. I will give them my full support in whatever way I can. I will also continue to give my full support to the quite excellent staff that WPCC is fortunate enough to employ. Prue WhyteElected Conservator
Prue Whyte ● 879d1 Comments ● 877d
Bit of a long shot but these forums have been such a help over the past 10 years. I am trying to contact relatives of the above who were married in Chelsea in 1931. Eileen's father John Widdows and sister Muriel Ellen May Widdows lived at 29 Hestecombe Avenue Fulham in the 1960's. George and Eileen had a daughter Patricia A Crowe born in Chester in 1941. It is believed Patricia married Dennis M Jones in Chester in 1959. Someone with the name B.Trott may have been in the family.
Neil Milkins ● 883d0 Comments ● 883d
Join Starfish for the annual Breakfast Run and Picnic on the 4th of March 2018.This friendly event offers a choice of distances – 2k, 5k, 10k or 15k – and the course is totally flat around Clapham Common, so you can run as fast or as slow as you like. There’s always a supportive and friendly atmosphere, with crowds cheering along the route.Everyone gets a t-shirt and medal, as well as a picnic basket to enjoy on the common afterwards. There is lots to do after your run, with a tombola, free 100m dash for the kids, face painting and stalls for all members of the family.Starfish Greathearts Foundation has teamed up with fitness and events specialists, Innovation Sports, to make the 2018 the biggest and best yet. Entry includes: - Starfish branded T- shirt - Chip timing - Medal - Picnic basket including a drink, breakfast muffin, fruit and healthy snacks to help you re-energise after the run.Facilities include pre-race warm up, children's entertainment, toilets, bag drop, sports massage, medical support and water stations.Visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/starfish-breakfast-run-and-picnic-tickets-36111599767
Starfish Greathearts Foundation ● 891d0 Comments ● 891d
The Abertillery Singing Detective is now on YouTube.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQbejlJ22Wc
Neil Milkins ● 896d0 Comments ● 896d
School Funding still in Crisis: There is a public meeting to be held in Putney Community Church, Werter Road. 7 - 9 pm on Tuesday, 5th December. Among the speakers are a local parent, a local governor and parent, a speaker from the National Association of Head Teachers and chaired by a representative of Fair Funding for All Schools.The cuts facing Wandsworth schools when inflation is taken into account can be found at: https://schoolcuts.org.uk/#!/schools?query=Wandsworth
Jane Eades ● 908d0 Comments ● 908d
Best Painters and Decorators in the Wandsworth area
Dee Williams ● 911d0 Comments ● 911d
I have had extensive contact with adult children of 6 of the Hammersmith Nudes' victims who were murdered between 1959 and 1965. Veronica Fleming the daughter of the sixth victim, Chiswick resident Mary Fleming visited Abertillery on the weekend to take part in a major B.B.C. documentary "The Hunt For A Serial Killer." I am still trying to locate relatives of 8th victim Bridget O'Hara who was murdered in January 1965. She had lived in a flat at 41 Agate Road, Hammersmith. Her husband was Micheal O'Hara and Bridget had many brothers and sisters. If anyone can help please contact me at 07989555376 or email@example.com
Neil Milkins ● 917d0 Comments ● 917d
In August 1996, Kim Rossmo, a detective inspector from the Vancouver Police Department (VPD), was contacted by a UK police task force called Operation Lynx. The task force involved police officers from three counties -- Leicestershire, West Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire -- who were all searching for a man responsible for five abductions, rapes and violent sex attacks over the previous 15 years.Rossmo had developed geographic profiling, a method of tracking serial criminals which used data about the location of the crimes. Because of Rossmo's geographic profiling the rapist was caught. Rossmo recently identified Aldensley Road Hammersmith as the centre of a hotspot where he believed the Hammmersmith Nudes' killer lived. Who lived in Aldensley Road when the murders took place? The Dark Son of Abertillery, Harold Jones!
Neil Milkins ● 924d0 Comments ● 924d
Does anyone remember a former police officer who lived at 29 Hestercombe Avenue from 1945 until his death in 1962. He had a number of children including Muriel Ellen May Stevens nee Widdows.
Neil Milkins ● 927d2 Comments ● 927d
If there are any Welsh ex-pats on the forum please google walesonline.co.uk This concerns the restoration of the graves of 2 children who were murdered by former Fulham, Putney, and Hammersmith resident Harold Jones aka Harry Stevens aka Harry Jones. Help from anyone would be appreciated. Regards. Neil Milkins.
Neil Milkins ● 966d4 Comments ● 936d
Does anyone know anything about the recently installed cameras on Buckhold road, Broomhill road and Merton road? My neighbours and I have been wondering about them and also why on earth there is a very prominent 'elderly people crossing' sign next to one of them on Buckhold road in an area where there are 3 nurseries and (to my knowledge ) no retirement homes ? I have e mailed one of the councillors but he seems pretty busy and may take a while to get back. Would be good to know soon. The traffic management plan for the Tideway scheme in King George's park and Dormay street has been published and is up for consultation till the 10th 2017/5028 -
Lynne McNulty ● 967d0 Comments ● 967d
Neil Milkins ● 973d1 Comments ● 973d
A new book- The Secret Life Of Freddie Mills has been released by a former Sun newspaper reporter, Michael Litchfield published by a former Sun editor of Bizzare, John Blake. The book alleges that former world boxing champion Freddie Mills was the person dubbed The Hammersmith Nudes' Killer of the 1960's. Evidence proves that Mills has been wrongly stitched up. The book has been publicised in the Sun, the Daily Mail and other newspapers including the Bournemouth Echo the town where Freddie Mills was born. Comments from readers of the Bournemouth Echo have roundly condemned the malicious lies. If you read the Bournemouth Echo story most persons would I believe think the alleged evidence to be preposterous. (google Freddie Mills-Bournemouth Echo.) For instance in the book Freddie Mills had allegedly confessed to John du Rose the officer in charge of the case that he was the killer. But because Du Rose and Mills were Freemasons Du Rose never told his superiors. Even more ludicrous- fact Freddie Mills was desperately short of money when he died yet the book claims he gave the Kray Twins £1000 to assassinate him. Rightly Freddies daughter Susan and his stepson, actor Don McCorkindale are incensed.
Neil Milkins ● 989d0 Comments ● 989d
Join Starfish for the 10th annual Breakfast Run and Picnic on Clapham Common on Sunday 24th September 2017!Our friendly Breakfast Run and Picnic offers a choice of distances –2k, 5k, 10k or 15k - and this year we have teamed up with fitness and events specialists, Innovation Sports, to make 2017 the biggest and best yet. The course is totally flat around the common, so you can run as fast or as slow as you like. There’s always a supportive and friendly atmosphere, with crowds cheering along the route, and everyone receives a medal and Starfish t-shirt upon finishing. But the fun doesn’t stop after the run! Everyone gets a picnic basket to enjoy on the common, and there will be a tombola, free 100m kids dash and other stalls for all members of the family. Entry includes: Starfish branded T-shirt Chip timing Medal Picnic basket with healthy snacks to help you re-energise after the run!The event is on Sunday 24th September, starting at 9.30am by the band stand in the centre of Clapham Common (Windmill Drive, SW4 9DE). Facilities include secure bag storage, toilets, medical support and water stations. Prices: 2k (under 12s): £8 5k: £17 10k: £20 15k: £23Get your ticket here - https://starfishbreakfastrun2017.eventbrite.co.uk - and get your friends half price!Money raised will go towards Starfish projects in South Africa, bringing life, hope and opportunity to the vulnerable and orphaned children Starfish cares for. We invest in the future of over 12,000 children a year so they can grow into happy and independent young adults.We look forward to seeing you there!
Starfish Greathearts Foundation ● 1009d0 Comments ● 1009d
What do others think of this? Is this another example of Wandsworth Council selling out to developers or is it sensible? http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/15446828.Developers_behind___600million_revamp_of_Ram_Quarter_given_green_light_to_alter_near_300_year_old_Grade_II_houses/?ref=ebln
Jane Eades ● 1029d1 Comments ● 1023d
Balham BNI is a local networking group that really helps small businesses to grow. We meet every Thursday morning at 0645 at Gazette. We have approx 25 members from the Wandsworth area who act as a sales and marketing team for each other. It's all about Givers Gain. Only one person per profession can join. If you'd like to find out what it is all about, do drop me a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Gill Perkins ● 1044d0 Comments ● 1044d
Cycle access from Smugglers Way to Jews Row via 'The Boulevard' was blocked today but the Riverside West development team after erecting signs last week stating that cycling is no longer permitted. Based on the planning constraints laid down by Wandsworth Council and this recent FOI request, they have absolutely no right to do this as it is designated a public access cycle route:https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/right_to_cycle_through_the_boule#incoming-502689 I appreciate that some people have safety concerns but I would argue that the route is wide enough for both pedestrians and cyclists to share safely. If safety is the concern then a separate cycle lane could be established to separate the traffic and the metal barriers recently erected that turn the route into an obstacle course could be removed. Would be interested to know what everyone else thinks!
William Smith ● 1107d3 Comments ● 1051d
A Putney based property management company offers apprenticeships for people starting to study AAT/CIMA/ACCA accountancy courses. Please see the classifieds section under 'Accountancy Apprenticeships' for more details.Thanks.
Timothy Emmanuel ● 1082d0 Comments ● 1082d
Just to congratulate whoever organised this last weekend. It gave some life to the area - can we have it once a month please? I've often thought that OYR would be ideal for a Columbia Road (London E2) type flower market but no idea how that could ever happen.
Hugh Walton ● 1085d0 Comments ● 1085d
A quick mention of this new shop in Southside. I took my new phone in there (I didn't buy it there)but the staff could not have been more helpful in getting it set up. They did in minutes what it would have taken me days to work out on my own. All credit to them.
Hugh Walton ● 1121d0 Comments ● 1121d
Please sign and share my petition to get a speed camera installed on Queenstown Road. The speeding on the road throughout the day and night is appalling loud and dangerous. 2 fatalities in a few years, - I can't believe this doesn't warrant a camera!https://democracy.wandsworth.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=101
emily hale ● 1122d0 Comments ● 1122d
Does anybody know where my aunt was buried/cremated. She died in Malta on 24 September 2010. The Surrey Coroner confirmed the body was found at a location in the county but would not disclose the whereabouts of the body.My family and I would be very grateful for any information that would lead to my family being able to say our final goodbyes to a much loved aunt. It may help if you can recall the very sad story about my aunt's body and her son's european travels.My aunt was a President of the Wandsworth Parkinson Disease Society and was a lay preacher for the United Reform Church in Wimbledon.I stumbled across your website purely by chance
Roger Oliver ● 1141d1 Comments ● 1124d
Im a Clapham based curtain and blind maker. I can make beautiful handmade lined, black out lined or interlined curtains and blinds bespoke to your requirements. I can also make cushions, box cushions, valances, pelmets etc. I'd be happy to talk to you about your ideas and make some recommendations.Give me a call on: 07545970883 email@example.com
Nicola Griffiths ● 1130d0 Comments ● 1130d
Lucky members of Kensington Singers sang with Gary Barlow and the cast of the Girls at the Olivier Awards, to be broadcast this Tuesday April 11th on ITV.Members of Earls Court-based Kensington Singers were given an amazing opportunity to perform with Gary Barlow and the cast of his musical “The Girls” at the Royal Albert Hall for the opening of the 2017 Olivier Awards. Gary and co-writer Tim Firth were nominated for three awards. Hannah Brine, founder and leader of Victoria Park Singers said “It was again a real privilege for us to be performing with Gary and Tim. Many of us were involved in the 2016 Royal Variety Performance with them and it was a real highlight of the year. At the Oliviers we performed “Yorkshire” - a wonderful song about the customs of the north, with lyrics depicting the countryside and english traditions such as eating fish and chips. Its really moving and evocative. Thanks so much to Gary and Tim and everyone for inviting us!”The choir was then able to watch the ceremony which also included performances from Amber Riley (Dream Girls) and the cast of School of Rock and Jesus Christ Super Star. Kensington Singers new term starts on Monday 24th April and new singers are always welcome. Anyone who is interested in joining the choir should visit www.kensingtonsingers for more information and to sign up
Claire Bradshaw ● 1142d0 Comments ● 1142d
Was walking through Hugenot Place recently and it struck me that I knew so little about the reason it was named thus and local history in general. Resolved to find out more I did a bit of searching online and came up with this very interesting article on the subjectMOUNT NOD: THE ALMOST FORGOTTEN RESTING PLACE OF WANDSWORTH’S HUGUENOTS
David Parker ● 1142d0 Comments ● 1142d
Reading the article in this site's newsletter about the unfortunate events surrounding the naming of a building in the Ram Quarter the thought occurred that we may not be hearing the full story. The Chinese developers aren't likely to have picked the name of Verdon Roe out of thin air - someone must have advised them it was a good idea. Given that there is apparently a plaque in the borough to this man it may well have been the Council who made the original suggestion. If it was they are clearly anxious to shift the blame onto the Chinese. Having had some limited business dealings with the Chinese this would have been a very bad idea. They won't scream and shout about it but they will not forget the loss of face. I would anticipate dealing with them will become a lot more difficult probably to the detriment of local people.
David Parker ● 1165d2 Comments ● 1142d
The following is a poster from Animal Search about a cat missing in the SW18 area
Carmel Cunningham ● 1143d0 Comments ● 1143d
I've been looking in vain for several days now for someone even prepared to give me a quote for renovating a small bathroom. Plumbing and possibly some tiling involved. Grateful for any leads.
Andrew Hogg ● 3472d4 Comments ● 1143d
Can anybody recommend a good property management company preferably specialising in small blocks of flats. I live in a converted house consisting of 5 flats and we are looking primarily for management of the interior and exterior decorating and general maintenance of the property
Ian R Todd ● 1231d1 Comments ● 1143d
Looking for a highly experienced, reliable cleaner with exceptionally high standards for a 2 bed 2 bath flat in Barnes, very close to public transport. 4-5 hours per week. Must be comfortable working around resident cat! Willing to pay well if person demonstrates consistently high standards and reliability. Please contact through the forum in the first instance and I will then provide contact details. Any recommendations more than welcome. Thanks!
Shilpa Bhatnagar ● 1157d0 Comments ● 1157d
Beware of computer scam. Just clicked on a link regarding a false claim that Professor Stephen Hawking had died. The screen froze and a warning was given that my computer was infected with a virus. The only way to get into my laptop was to shut down and restart. All is now fine. The warning was to phone 0800 086 9834 to speak to an engineer from Windows (lies). When I phoned the number the engineer wanted to take control of my computer and would have wanted a huge fee to put it right. When I told him the computer was now fine he slammed the phone down. If you google 0800 086 9834 you will see posts from many others who were given a fright.
Neil Milkins ● 1225d2 Comments ● 1204d
Dear Wandsworth Council Why is the beginning of Merton Road (off Wandsworth High Street) so dirty with rubbish? It must be one of the dirtiest roads in Wandsworth!The main problem is that the Town houses do not have anywhere to put their bins as their doors open directly onto the street. So they and the restaurants and takeaways just dump the rubbish by the council bins...Couldn't a huge council wheelie bin be put there for them to place their rubbish inside...it is disgusting to walk along there!!! Putting up ''do not fly tip here'' isn't going to help as that is not the problem - the residents do not have anywhere to put their rubbish!Councillors please act and do something about it!
Jill Johnson ● 1273d0 Comments ● 1273d
Yes of course, SGN's action - or rather lack of it - in failing to alert motorists and residents to the traffic chaos they were about to inflict is deplorable. However, being cynical I cannot help but think that this is just a sign of things to come when next year (?) the new traffic system requested by the Ram Brewery people comes into effect and Armoury Way will be two lanes eastbound for ever! Still, it's good to know that I'll be nearly 150 before the gas pipes need to be replaced.
Hugh Walton ● 1288d0 Comments ● 1288d
We have an M&S cream double wardrobe that is in excellent condition that we can't take to our new flat. Needs to be collected by Wednesday 16th November and we will consider reasonable offers.Located on Atheldene Road SW18Let me know if you're interested
Jamie Burley ● 1292d0 Comments ● 1292d
I was shocked to see tonight's B.B.C. 6.00 p.m news. Mr Nichols was asked by reporter Martin Bashir regarding the E.U. crisis, "What is the Christian and Biblical response to this crisis."Mr Nichols replied, "It goes back to the very fundamental question posed by God [to Cain after he had murdered his brother Abel] "Are you not your brothers keeper."Genesis 4v9 actually reports that after God had asked Cain, "What have you done with your brother" it was Cain who stated, "I do not know. Am I my brother's keeper." According to the news report Mr Nichols credits God for uttering words that were uttered by the murderous Cain.
Neil Milkins ● 1300d0 Comments ● 1300d
Dear shoppers,The Wandsworth Town Food Market is back!We have over 10 stalls selling everything from Organic meats, fruit and veg, artisan bread, cheese, charcuterie, cakes, preserves and also an ever changing selection of quality street food.Located just outside Wandsworth Town Station, every Saturday 10am till 3pmSee you this Saturday!!
Dan Marshall ● 1352d1 Comments ● 1338d
Dear shoppers,The Wandsworth Town Food Market is back!We have over 10 stalls selling everything from Organic meats, fruit and veg, artisan bread, cheese, charcuterie, cakes, preserves and also an ever changing selection of quality street food.Located just outside Wandsworth Town Station, every Saturday 10am till 3pmSee you this Saturday!!
Dan Marshall ● 1352d0 Comments ● 1352d
I would be extremely grateful everybody could read and sign this petition. https://www.change.org/p/hounslow-council-a-call-for-hounslow-council-to-review-their-discretionary-succession-policyThank you in advance!
Becki Vallis ● 1356d0 Comments ● 1356d
I hope the good people who run this site don't mind me putting this message up. I'm confident they won't given what I am told about their basic decency.The local chapter of the NUJ is currently balloting for industrial action for staff working for Newsquest in the South London area. This includes the Wandsworth Guardian. What is proposed is a significant number of job cuts across the area and a move to 'remote working' for many of the editorial staff. The paper is currently based in Sutton.Newsquest is owned by a Texas based media conglomerate with a CEO who is paid millions. The UK subsidiary is profitable and only needs to make these cuts to maintain the dividend growth to the parent company.This is not comparable to the opportunistic industrial action taken by overpaid tube drivers. The people who work at these newspapers are skilled professionals on relatively low wages.Many of us may no longer read a local newspaper, and I have to confess to not having picked up a copy of the Guardian for a long time. I do often read their articles online though. There is no doubt that newspapers in general have declined from their heyday but it would be wrong to say that they have lost all value to the local community and we would miss them if they were gone.We are lucky in this area to have a good independent news web site but that is nicely complemented by printed paper and so a shuttered Wandsworth Guardian or a paper produced with minimal editorial content would be bad news for us all.IF you aren't inclined to lobby on behalf of the Wandsworth Guardian by for instance writing to Sheila Boswell, Jane Ellison or Justine Greening then you could still support the local paper simply by reading it either in print and online.
David Parker ● 1825d1 Comments ● 1358d
A new project has been set up for Wandsworth residents living with and beyond cancer, in association with Thrive and the Macmillan Cancer Information Centre at St George's hospital.please contact: 0208 725 2677 or email Cancer.Information@stgeorges.nhs.uk
Kathryn Hair ● 1372d0 Comments ● 1372d
Wandsworth Horticultural Association will be holding its annual Vegetable and Flower Show on Saturday 3rd September 2016 at Earlsfield Baptist Church Hall, Magdalen Road, SW18. Free entry. Open to the Public from 3pm to 5pm. Refreshments available. At the end,auction of locally-grown vegetables and flowers (grown on allotments in Wandsworth). Please come and see 'this little bit of the country in Wandsworth'.
Susan Mary Jones ● 1389d0 Comments ● 1389d
Hello,We are excited to announce that we are proposing to start a new branch of the Women's Institute in Tooting and we are looking for members!!The new Tooting branch will have an initial meeting at Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, SW17 7RH on Wednesday, September 14 at 7.30pm.No booking is required and attendance to this meeting is free for anyone who wants to come along and find out a bit more about us. You can see more details at www.tootingwomensinstitute.eventbrite.co.uk or follow us on Twitter at @TootingWI.Anyone who would be interested in joining the committee to help establish the new WI should email firstname.lastname@example.org. Get in touch!
Kathleen Humphries ● 1394d0 Comments ● 1394d
My dear SW18 community, I am having a hard time to find participants to complete this short online study. The study is CONFIDENTIAL and will not ask for personal details. Please help me out by completing the survey and I would really appreciate it if you could pass the link to friends and family. I thank you immensely for all your help. Below is a brief invitation letter with the link. Further information is provided on the first page of the survey.Dear all,I would love to invite you to participate in our study that aims to examine the effect occupational stress has on gambling behaviors. I really appreciate all your help in completing this short study. It should take approximately 7 minutes to complete. Your participation is crucial to our understanding of how occupational stress affect us. Please click on the link below:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/occustressThank you very much for all your help
A.kharus ● 1399d0 Comments ● 1399d
HiOur 2 year old cat disappeared from Wilna Road at the junction with Inman Road last night. She's a white calico cat and very affectionate. She has calico ears and tail. If it hasn't come off, she has a red collar with a name tag and our phone number.We have just moved to the area and she had not been out through the front door yet so will not really know where she is or how to find her way home.If you see her, please call us on 07870 652728 (and if you're able to entice her to stay with you whilst we come to collect her, all the better!)
Andy Tennant ● 1440d1 Comments ● 1400d
Hi All,Some of you may have seen this press release by the council yesterday (21/07/16)http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/news/article/13440/help_research_into_car_clubsI am currently looking for people to complete this short questionnaire about Car Clubs in Wandsworth to understand why they aren't an attractive option to many people. I would really appreciate your help with the survey which forms part of my research for a masters dissertation in Urban Planning. The survey can be found here:http://goo.gl/forms/5RHAN2Ys6KHMFenU2Your time is greatly appreciated!
Roisin Naughton ● 1406d0 Comments ● 1406d
I just received notification that there is a new block of single person apartments to be built in the Melody Rd/Geraldine Rd block.This new development is being funded by viridianhousing.org.uk who bought rights to the parking area between the two large blocks of Council estate - details can be found here http://www.housinglin.org.uk/Topics/ECHScheme/search/Overview/?cid=9840&msg=0Construction will start at the end of this Summer and run through the Summer of 2017. COnstruction work is planned for six days a week.
Clinton Jones ● 1421d1 Comments ● 1418d
can anybody tell me if st johns church is still in the parish of Battersea please j reed
john reed ● 1438d0 Comments ● 1438d
looking for any relatives of Frederick reed annie kempwed 1910 Battersea john reed
john reed ● 1440d0 Comments ● 1440d
Hi, I've just moved to longstaff road and need some work doing. Kitchen extended . Bathroom moving etc. can anyone recommend someone that the know or have used?Thanks
Matt Carr ● 1441d0 Comments ● 1441d
Flip Out Wandsworth is a huge arena of integrated interconnected trampolines with something on offer all ages! It's located in Earlsfield with a lovely cafe and over 200 car park spaces!Flip Out is running a pre-launch special where you can use our facilities for just £1 on Wednesday 11th May between 5-9pm. You must book online at http://wandsworth.flipout.co.uk/ and use the promo code TASTER11 Make sure you sign your waivers and you can purchase socks for £1 on the door!Looking forward to see you all!
Ezgi Aygan ● 1483d0 Comments ● 1483d
COSTA AND SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE WINNER HELEN MACDONALD, ROBERT MACFARLANE AND CHINA MIÉVILLE ANNOUNCED TO HEADLINE THE INAUGURAL BALHAM LITERARY FESTIVAL IN JUNEAn exciting line-up of bestselling authors, performers, and outdoor workshops has been announced for the inaugural Balham Literary Festival, at The Bedford in Balham (Friday 10th June to Sunday 12th June). Costa-winning author Helen Macdonald, Robert Macfarlane, China Miéville and performance artist Inua Ellams will be headlining the three-day festival, which is curated by Dulwich Books of West Dulwich and will celebrate ‘A Way of Being in the World.’ The festival starts with a taster event on 4th June called The Midnight Run, a night-time cultural exploration of Balham with award-winning poet, playwright and performer Inua Ellams. On Friday 10th June, Rob Cowen, author of the bestselling Common Ground will explain how to find your own piece of edgeland. Later, Helen Macdonald, author of the Costa-winning H is for Hawk will be discussing the resurgence of British nature writing with Sara Wheeler and Patrick Barkham. The day ends with live music presented in conjunction with Caught by the River. On Saturday morning, bird-watcher and author Tim Dee will be discussing ‘the Birds and the Bees’ with poet and artist Sean Borodale, author of Bee Journal, whilst Lauren Elkin and Matt Beaumont will recount their experiences of being ‘flâneurs’ in London and Paris, by day and by night. That afternoon in the Bedford’s Map Room, Kirsty Gunn, Tendai Huchu and Will Cohu will speak about the song of the land, and the creation of landscape and atmosphere in fiction. For those who would rather enjoy the summer outside, Ruth Potts from anarchist collective bread, print and roses will be leading a walking tour around South West London. Back in The Bedford, the festival’s second day continues with Andrea Wulf, James Macdonald Lockhart and Will Atkins on extremes of flight and exploration, followed by China Miéville who will skew the picturesque in an investigation written especially for the event.Sunday begins with Bradley Garrett and Inua Ellams exploring the urban landscape and then sees two events with bestselling academic and travel writer Rob Macfarlane, speaking first about the myth of the Green Man with China Miéville and Nina Lyon, and then later in conversation with Andrew Michael Hurley, author of 2015’s Costa winner The Loney, and Stephanie Cross. Environment writer and author Fred Pearce and architectural writer Owen Hatherley will close the festival discussing our built and natural landscapes and how we can save them. Tickets start from £10.00 and are available at www.balhamliteraryfestival.co.uk.
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Are you disappointed with your child’s allocated school place for September? Are you now considering an independent education for your child? If so, we invite you to find out about the close-knit and welcoming family that is Wandsworth Prep School.Wandsworth Prep School is a co-educational independent day school, for children aged 4-11. Graded Outstanding in our latest Ofsted inspection, we are a small school and pride ourselves on our child-centred approach to teaching and learning, celebrating the individual talents and personalities of each child. We believe that school should be a fun, exciting place where pupils learn in a nurturing environment and are willing to take risks when encountering new ways of learning. We believe that how pupils learn is the key to what they learn and achieve.We have a couple of places available in our Reception 2016 class, so if you would like to find out more, Maria Major, the school’s secretary, will be very happy to answer any questions you may have. Please call 0208 870 4133 or email email@example.com.In the meantime, you may like to look at our website where you can watch a short video showing life in our Reception Class: http://www.wandsworthprep.com/admissions/the-wandsworth-prep-school-family
Amy Hebditch ● 1499d0 Comments ● 1499d
It is worth getting a copy of the much improved Wandsworth Guardian today to read their report on the debacle of children's services in the borough.The very excellent Rebecca Taylor has produced another piece of journalism that the Council isn't going to like but needed to be written. OFSTED found that children's services in the borough were so deficient that they were putting youngsters in care at an elevated risk of sexual exploitation. Putting this right is going to be a hard and expensive task
David Parker ● 1505d0 Comments ● 1505d
Earlsfield Business NetworkAt the Wandle pub 332 Garratt Lane SW18 4EJ opposite Earlsfield BR stationLocal traders wanted !In business and looking for new markets & ideas ?Join members and local businesses in Earlsfield for an informal business network session, part of the thriving business community in Wandsworth, celebrating the best in Earlsfield and promoting a 'buy local' agenda.Get together over a glass of wine, beer or soft drink in a friendly welcoming environment.Our aim is to keep things simple and allow a natural flow of relaxed and informal networking. There will be an introduction from the Chamber with an update on the Earlsfield Business Network, a part of Wandsworth Chamber devoted to business based in Earlsfield. Register now for this free event via the linkhttp://www.wandsworthchamber.org/events.phpInline images 1 or just turn up.You can also check out & join our new Earlsfield Business Network group on `Meet Up`For more info, Please ring Will on 07957404423
Robert McKinlay ● 1508d0 Comments ● 1508d
The council are replacing these roofs, but it is not clear to me who's paying the multimillion pound roofs that are being replaced on some, but not all, houses.
Alex Collins ● 1511d0 Comments ● 1511d
It is very generous of these nice property developers from China to fund a new design for the roads around the centre of Wandsworth. It will be interesting though to see how the people who live in roads that will get the traffic displaced by the new more pedestrian friendly design that is promised will react.
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Think it must be a quiet week for Town Hall corruption if Wandsworth made rotten boroughs this week (and surely there must be much worse happening even in this borough).Formula E isn't necessarily something I would go out of my way to see but a large number of people are big fans of motorsport and they get excited about things like this. If hosting it brings in over £200,000 to the borough with the main thing people are complaining about being slightly restricted use of the park for a few weeks, I find it hard to object.
David Parker ● 1529d0 Comments ● 1529d
We would be very grateful if you are able to make a donation to help the Save Sunny News campaign to save the shop. The legal challenge is to stop our local shop from being forced to close but it will have a wider impact, if successful, of helping to protect other small, independent businesses which are now also threatened. Please click on this link to read more:- http://bit.ly/1XsWtGl
Southfields Triangle Residents Association ● 1532d0 Comments ● 1532d
Starfish Greathearts Foundation is having a charity run!We work with children that have been made vulnerable or orphaned due to HIV/AIDS, or poverty in South Africa. This weekend, on 6 March, we are excited to be hosting our annual Breakfast Run and Picnic on Clapham Common. We are expecting over 400 runners to join us for a 5k, 10k and 15k run and they will all bring along their friends and family to enjoy a picnic, tombola, kids 100m dash, a bouncy castle and to soak up the atmosphere. Runners can register in advance of the event and we are currently have a spring offer which means, that if you purchase one space, you can purchase a second for 50% off. To register please visit www.starfishcharity.org, or call the Starfish team at 02075973797. You can also find us on Facebook at Starfish GreatheartsFoundation-UK and twitter at @starfishuk. If participants fancy turning up on the day, they can purchase tickets at the run, but it will be cash only. We are extremely grateful for your support and proceeds from the event will help Starfish bring life, hope and opportunity to orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa. Thank you very much for your support and we hope to see you on Sunday!
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Thursday 10th March, 7.30pm. Tickets are £6 and are fully redeemable against a purchase of City of Thorns10% of profits from the event will be donated to CalAid (calaid.co.uk)Over the course of four years, Ben Rawlence became a first-hand witness to a strange and desperate limbo-land. To the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a ‘nursery for terrorists’; to the western media, it is a dangerous no-go area; but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort. Among those seeking sanctuary there are Guled, a former child soldier who lives for football; Nisho, who scrapes an existence by pushing a wheelbarrow and dreaming of riches; Tawane, the indomitable youth leader; and schoolgirl Kheyro, whose future hangs upon her education. In City of Thorns, described as ‘timely, disturbing and compelling’ by The Guardian, Ben interweaves the stories of nine individuals to show what life is like in the camp and to sketch the wider political forces that keep the refugees trapped there.Olumide Popoola is a writer, lecturer, poet and performer. In the last year she has made a number of visits to the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais. Unlike Dadaab, which is administered by the UN, the Jungle is a settlement established by the people who live there, most of whom are trying to reach the UK. Olumide’s experiences will be recorded in Breach, to be published by Peirene Press in August 2016, and will tell the story of the crisis through the voices of refugees stuck in Calais. It documents an illusion disrupted: ‘that of a neatly ordered world, with those deserving safety and comfort separated from those who need to be kept out’. Annie Holmes is the co-writer of Breach. Originally from Zimbabwe, she is a distinguished filmmaker, writer and lecturer. She has worked extensively on tackling the structural causes of HIV at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.What are the root causes of current displacements? What are the long-term prospects for refugee camps and the people who live in them? And of course, what can the UK and the wider international community do to help? Join us to discuss the past, present and future of refugee camps. With an unprecedented refugee crisis in Europe, and the continued displacement of peoples on other continents, there has hardly been a more important time to reflect on the status of these precarious communities.
Dulwich Books at The Bedford ● 1554d0 Comments ● 1554d
My name is Janet Humphrey. I have reached the final of a competition which may give my brother and I a chance to take our Father Stan Ball to Gallipoli. You may be aware that 2016 is the 101st year since the Gallipoli campaign was started.My Granddad Ball (Stanley Arthur William) was born and raised in South London, lived in Eltringham Street Wandsworth, and was married on Christmas Day 1925 at the St Johns Hill Church.He joined the City of London Royal Fusiliers regiment. He had already served in the regular army as a member of 2RF between 14 July 1898 and 29 October 1910. 2RF served in India and Burma, we were told by the Fusiliers Museum in London. He was quite a bit older than others who were asked to join up for the war.He rejoined the army on 8th September 1914 so he wasn't in the first flood of returning reservists. He served in Britain (Home) between 9 September 1914 and 9 May 1915, he then went to join the 2RF again this time in Gallipoli, he remained with them until 12th July 1915, where he earned the Star Medal. He was wounded, there but joined his comrades in France, which lasted from 22 September 1915 to 25 October 1915 he was wounded (a bullet wound in the back) which along with his other injuries lead to his death from untreated gangrene in 1950.My father Stan grew up around Wandsworth, and my granddad was treated at St John Hospital Wandsworth, and after the war he trained and worked as a nurse, partly in repayment for the wonderful kindness he was shown. .We have organised a pledge page below, which gives a lot of extra detail on our pledge, and there is a personal message on there as well from my dad, to potential voters explaining why a vote for our pledge would make such a difference to him.https://www.facebook.com/Discoveryuk-MYWBpledge2016-1513515848952030/?ref=hlVoting closes at midnight on the 29th February 2016 but the more publicity we could get now, the more chance we have of winning. Please vote for "Janet Oxfordshire" as one of your three votes, and support a local WW1 soldier's son. Thank you http://www.discoveryuk.com/pledges/vote-now-2/
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Have you heard about the event at The Bedford Pub tomorrow with David Aaronovitch and Jo McMillan? They'll be discuss an upbringing on the fringes of political life, portrayed in their new books. Tracing the decline of the communist tradition in Britain, Party Animals is a deeply personal account of what it’s like to grow up in a family on the far-left. Written by David Aaronovitch, a well-known journalist and commentator, it is a memoir that stands out from the crowd. Jo McMillan’s debut novel Motherland, published in hardback last year, is an incredible story of a childhood in struggle. In this case the struggle is that of thirteen-year-old Jessica, whose mother Eleanor is unerring in her attempts to radicalise the sleepy midlands town of Tamworth. Unfortunately for Jessica, those attempts are mostly met with indifference and hostility. But a visit to the Democratic Republic of Germany beckons… 11th February, 7.30pm. Tickets are £6, which is fully redeemable against a purchase of either Party Animals or Motherland
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Lung SongsSinging Sessions for Respiratory & Cardiac Patients at St George's Hospital Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London SW17 0QTFortnightly Thursdays 2.00-3.15pmNext session February 18thRespiratory and Cardiac Patients welcome to join a fun, free and friendly group for gentle exercises and singing for wellbeing - plus tea and biscuits :)Facilitated by Katie Rose For more information contact Jane Nolan Cardiac Pulmonary Rehab Department, Atkinson Morley Wing 020 8725 3016
Katie Rose ● 1573d0 Comments ● 1573d
Interesting article in the Wandsworth Guardian about the possibility of the borough's low tax regime coming to an end.http://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/14249692.End_of_the_road__Years_of_low_tax_could_end_after_report_says_council_tax_needs_to_rise_by_75__to_plug_Wandsworth_s___54m_funding_deficit/The headline is actually a bit misleading as the Government has more or less banned Council's from making big increases in Council Tax. This means more cuts or higher charges for services.
David Parker ● 1576d0 Comments ● 1576d
If you own a dog locally you might want to check out this article on the Wandsworth Guardian web sitehttp://www.wandsworthguardian.co.uk/news/14224465.WARNING__Dogs_injured_after__nasty__nail_laced_sausages_left_on_Wandsworth_streets
Peter Higgins ● 1587d0 Comments ● 1587d
I must say that after the months of digging and drilling I had hoped for something more exciting of the pedestrian area outside Costa. With all the artists' impressions I thought we might at least get a fountain or those water jets which kids love these days. Instead it's a boring paved area and not very well paved at that as puddles form in various areas already. Let's hope that the eventual redevelopment of the area is more exciting.
Hugh Walton ● 1625d1 Comments ● 1617d
There is so much being done for cyclists, often costing lots of money. It seems, though, that nothing is done to encourage or help pedestrians.1. Street furniture should allow the blind and wheelchair users to make easier progress (the back of CJ Station is a nightmare)2. Traffic lights often give pedestrians little time to cross and make them wait for a long time.3. Constructors seem able to block off pavements at will, offering no suitable alternative route.4. Cyclists do not warn pedestrians of their approach on shared paths and frequently use footpaths which are not shared. (plus ignoring red lights)5. Cafes and bars and smokers seem able to spread across pavements, forcing pedestrians into the road.6. Finally other pedestrians: those who use pushchairs at battering rams; walking in groups and not allowing space for someone coming the other way.7. People waiting at bus stops who spread across the pavement (Victoria is a nightmare)
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Following the excellent feedback received following last year's event, on Monday 30th November, Wandsworth Prep School will be hosting a highly valuable internet safety workshop with internet safety experts, Childnet International.The event is complimentary and will be open to all local parents.The event will commence at 7pm and will consist of a presentation entitled ‘Supporting Young People Online’. The Childnet Team aim to leave parents with knowledge about how to protect young people online and empower them with take home advice to implement into their children’s online lives.Issues covered will include:1. Positive use of the internet - exploration of websites and applications that offer opportunities to discover, connect and create (this includes a beginner’s guide to Social Networking Sites - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.)2. Potential misuse of the technologies - how children and young people can be vulnerable to inappropriate content, conduct and contact risks3. Cyberbullying - ‘Let’s Fight it Together’ is a powerful film produced by Childnet which is used to help sensitise young people and adults to the pain and hurt which can be caused through cyberbullying4. Minimising the risks - practical advice for adults and children to help them stay safe onlineIf you would like to attend, please contact our Office Secretary, Maria Major, to book your place: www.wandsworthprep.com/contact/
Amy Hebditch ● 1659d0 Comments ● 1659d
EARLSFIELD BUSINESS NETWORK Wednesday 11th November from 6pm we are atBen`s Canteen 422 Garratt SW18 4HWWhere we will be updating you onEARLSFIELD FESTIVE LIGHTS FOR CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN Ready for the big `Switch on` 26th November at 5.30 pm Join Earlsfield Business Network Members and guests for a free business networking event on the second Wednesday of every month in 2015.Meet local businesses in a relaxed and entertaining environment at Earlsfield Business Network, a part of Wandsworth Chamber of Commerce devoted to business based in Earlsfield. A place where Earlsfield businesses can meet regularly and make the most of local opportunities to grow and flourish. Wandsworth Chamber's networking events are designed to inform, challenge and present opportunities for local businesses to network, make new contacts, develop meaningful business relationships and have fun along the way.We look forward to seeing you The EBN team
Robert McKinlay ● 1661d0 Comments ● 1661d
In partnership with Early Years specialist Lena Engel, Wandsworth Prep School will be hosting a highly valuable "Promoting Positive Behaviour" workshop for local parents with preschool age children.This workshop will enable parents to develop a number of positive and effective strategies to encourage children to behave well at home. It is an interactive session that engages parents to talk and to seek solutions to everyday stressful situations.When: Tuesday 10th November: 19.00 – 20.30Where: Wandsworth Prep School, The Old Library, 2 Allfarthing Lane, London, SW18 2PQCost: No chargeTo book: Visit http://www.wandsworthprep.com/school-life/latest-news/promoting-positive-behaviour-workshop-tuesday-10th-november
Amy Hebditch ● 1672d0 Comments ● 1672d
This month, Co-wheels Car Club, a social enterprise and the UK’s largest independent operator of its kind, has landed in Wandsworth.Co-wheels members will now have access to the car sharing scheme and 10 low emission vehicles across London Borough of Wandsworth, with additional bays in new locations planned for 2016. New members can join for free for a limited time (usually £25), and no annual membership fees. To claim your code for free membership, go to: co-wheels.org.uk/wandsworth. The new cars will predominantly be low emission Toyota Aygos, with Yaris hybrids also available from dedicated parking bays in Wandsworth:2 cars in Wandsworth o Ringford Roado Haldon Road2 cars in Tooting o Crockerton Roado Langroyd Road5 cars in Putney o Holroyd Roado Norroy Roado Earldom Roado Lacy Roado Roskell RdAn additional bay will be coming shortly in 2015.Co-wheels operate as a social enterprise and has a commitment to improving the environment with a fleet that is 40% per cent less polluting than the average public-owned car. Wandsworth is the car club capital of south London but Co-wheels will bring something new and different from the existing operators in the borough. As a Community Interest Company, Co-wheels ploughs all of its profits back into expanding and improving the service, whilst keeping rates as low as possible for membersCo-wheels is the largest Car Club operator in the UK with operations in more than 50 locations, from small villages to large cities. With cars available in popular escapes like the Lake District, Shropshire, Norfolk, and Scotland, Wandsworth members can get on a train and have access to cars across the country.
Daisy Pratt ● 1672d0 Comments ● 1672d
Are you a local performance artist?Our TEDx (x= independently organized) is looking for performers to hold 10-15 minute performances on the day. We're not biased here! Stand up comics, spoken word performers, dancers, musicians, etc etc etc, give us a message! We'd love to hear from you.It would also be an added bonus if you could incorporate and explore our theme 'Be The Change' in your performance. What does 'Be The Change' mean to you...?Saturday 14th November, South Thames College, Wandsworth.http://www.tedxwandsworth.com/https://twitter.com/tedxwandsworthhttps://www.facebook.com/tedxwandsworth
Remi Stride ● 1683d0 Comments ● 1683d