Doves butchers closes and ‘hits out’. SW11 restaurant asks staff to ‘lie about tips’. Dodgy advertising hoardings for Wandsworth?

Last Updated on : 3rd April 2017


Dear NappyValleyNetter,

A few weeks ago we published the second edition of our annual Design and Build Guide.

Your feedback has been incredible and it’s wonderful to hear it’s been making your design and build ‘journey’ a little bit easier and a little bit more fun.

Hmmm, on re-reading that I sound like an ‘X Factor’ contestant, but you know what I mean.

We’ve just completed all the door-to-door deliveries so, if you would like a paper copy but haven’t seen one just yet, please do drop me a line and I’ll pop one in the post.

And, if you can’t wait and would like to see a gorgeous, scrummy, beautiful digital version of this wonderful magazine, then just click here now.

I so want to bathroom on page 72!


Here is what you’ve been discussing this week about on NappyValleyNet:

A pregnant woman was subject to some really unpleasant abuse on a train through Clapham Junction. Police have supplied a picture and asked if you can help identify the alleged perpetrator? (read more).

A well known local restaurant is failing to pass on tips to staff BUT instructs them to lie when asked if they benefit from the service charge. Hmmm – I think this one isn’t going to go away (read more)

Sticking with Northcote Road, some strongly worded comments about, and from, ‘Doves the Butchers’ about their recent closure. I did consider deleting some of the responses but both sides give as good as they get so, for now, I won’t intervene (read more).

Simon is cross that Wandsworth garbage trucks are squirting filthy water on his car. Anyone else’s wheels been blighted by the big Biffa trash truck? (read more)

I LOVE this post! WM is looking for date night ideas! Can you help? I’ve only just found out what ‘Netflix and Chill’ means, I couldn’t work out why Mr NVN was so keen to subscribe! (read more).

WK is looking for animal party entertainers? Know of anyone who won’t ‘cheetah’? Have you heard of any acts that might be amoosing? She wants someone good, not who’ll just cause panda-monium! (read more)

Ok, Ok, I’ll stop with the animal puns now, I’m not sure I have the koalafications to continue…

David asks if you have seen the proposals for ‘dubious advertising hoardings’ in SW11? (read more).

Our friends at Battersea Power Station have posted details of their fabby Easter Events. They’ll be a 30,000 piece LEGO mosaic of the Power Station, an incredible Bubbleologist, live music, delicious coffee, ice creams, outdoor games and lots lots more(read more). It sounds ace – I’m almost wondering if Mr NVN and I should book in for a date night? Sticking with ace events, it’s your last chance to book Easter Camps at Eddie Catz (read more). Wimbledon, Putney and Earlsfield have far too many activities for me to list but I can give you a clue: Cinderella, dance workshops and Amanda’s Action Kids are all involved!

Sticking with fabby things to do, a new website has launched listing tons of opportunities for children aged 5 to 18 to make, perform and create music. It’s called Learn Music London and you can check it out here.

MillyMoo wonders if anyone knows of a private swimming pool that might be free for a freelance swimming instructor? (read more). Sticking with venues, EH is looking for somewhere to host a Wednesday evening yoga class in the Balham/Tooting/Heaver Estate area. Know a space where she can salute the son? (read more). Finally STILL sticking with venues, the lovely JP Art Gallery on Battersea Rise are looking for a partner to share their lovely gallery. Would suit astart up, design firm, architects, graphic designers or other creatives! (read more)

Coolmum would welcome your recommendations for a paediatric gastroenterologist at the Portland (read more). ST is looking for a local speech therapist (read more).

Julian Tennis Coach IS running a new Tots Tennis course on Friday afternoons. If your little one would like to beat up the baseline then this is for you! (read more).

I love Du Cane Court – that large Art Deco building on Balham high road. In the past we’ve had a few posts complaining about the building and potential issues for it’s residents. We’ve a thorough and detailed response from the Du Cane Court residents committee. Thank you DCC! (read more).

Sanobub has found a necklace in the Wandsworth Common playground – please shout if it’s yours (read more).

Roving reporter Rob has been checking out local pub quizzes. Find out what he thought of one Battersea-based-bar-exam and, in other foodie news, Brindisa has come to Balham (read more).

Two great ‘meet-up’ posts: if you know of any Spanish mums in Streatham then please do get in touch (read more). And I SO wanted this next request to be for Dutch mums in Dagenham, as the alliteration would have been perfect, but it’s for Dutch mums in Wandsworth! Neem dan contact op als dat is jou! (read more)

Would your aupair be interested in English conversation classes? The Language Web have just published details of their new timetable. Locations in Balham and Tooting (read more).

LM really needs your help. Next door have some VERY noisy builders and they’re doing very little to keep the noise down. What can she do? (read more)


And now your schools and nursery questions…

A. recently asked about juggling nurseries, naps and work. We’ve had some great responses – thank you to everyone who replied! (read more) Lemonzest has a question about school forms – how to they work? (read more). Finally, Wandsworth Council have called for a re-think of the government’s proposed school funding formula changes(read more).


We have too many vacancies to list every one but…

Our lovely friends at Rampton Baseley are recruiting weekend staff (read more).

If you’re looking for a new nanny/aupair position, or looking to recruit a nanny/aupair then please check this page.

In other job news we have ‘sits vac’ for an HR/office manager, an operations assistant for a ski company, a receptionist for a block of posh flats in SW3, a marketing manager and much more! (read more)


We have more “House and Garden” questions than the Boat Race has oars!

We have FREE Grand Design Show tickets! Seriously! Totally free! (read more).

But if it’s perfect paint you need, look no further than local colour conjuror ‘Paint the Town Green’, their new Stones collection is gorgeous! (read more).

Franklens would love to know how to get rid of moths (read more). Manta is looking for a small builder, sorry that’s reads like she needs a vertically challenged one, it’s actually a builder to handle some small jobs – any ideas? (read more). Would a toilet pod increase the cost of building work? In this case it might! (read more). Besin would love advice on some garden/drainage issues (read more). Parklands is hoping to find someone who rents out bedding/towels for an AirBnB let (read more). SW11 is looking for metallic fences/railings (read more). TBB would love your trampoline recommendations. Don’t drink and bounce is one of mine! (read more). CN wonderswhere should she buy garden furniture? (read more)


Looking to buy or sell? It’s totally free to post your items on NappyValleyNet

FOR SALE: a Bugaboo Bee 3 Bassinet (read more), WANTED: West Ken mummy is hoping to buy a Bugaboo Cameleon Sun Canopy (read more) and FOR SALE an Ikea dining table with chairs and bench (read more)


Phew, that’s it, have a fabby week!


Annabel and the NappyValleyNet team


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