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Re: Night time vibrations!

There is a thread somewhere on here - or maybe on Nextdoor, sorry I can't remember which! - about this, and apparently it's due to the new Nine Elms/Battersea Power Station Northern line extension. At least I assume you're suffering from the same thing - that post was people living in the Hyde Farm ...
Replies: 3
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:26 am

Re: Steiner School Balham - looking for feedback

Hi there, I don’t have any experience of the Steiner school, I’m afraid, but just to reassure you that your daughter would be going into Reception, not Year 1 (you start school the September after you turn 4). In addition, if you have a summer-born baby, you can apply to defer their start by a year,...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 5
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:34 am

Re: Female dogs on heat - please don't walk them on the Common!

I'm not a dog owner and know very little about dogs, so I can't comment on whether your argument is justified or not. However, this - "as they pick up their bleeding dog (sorry, couldn't resist!) and walk off, often with no apology" - made me feel quite ill. "Sorry, couldn't resist!" - is that funny...
Replies: 18
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:00 pm

All welcome at the 4th annual Ravenstock!

Please come and join us at Ravenstone School's summer festival, on Saturday 30 June from 12–4 p.m. This is our 4th 'Ravenstock', considered by many to be hands-down the best school summer fair in Balham :) We have loads to offer for all ages from tinies to adults, including: - Live music all afterno...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 0
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:33 am

Re: Petition to inprove road safety outside Chestnut Grove School...

I'm afraid road-narrowing measures on Boundaries is completely impractical. The section of Boundaries near the school is far too narrow for the amount of traffic that passes down it as it is, and during the day cars are parked nose to tail on both sides, leading to frequent queues of cars all beepin...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 31
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:28 pm

Mayfield Gymnastics - worth the money?!

My daughter has been DESPERATE to join a gymnastics club for over a year now. After 6 months getting nowhere with Tooting Gymnastics and their ridiculous whoever-replies-to-their-randomly-sent-email-first-gets-a-place system, we joined the waiting list for several other clubs and have finally, final...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 8
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:53 am

Which shutter company to choose?!

Have had 3 quotes, from Shutterly Fabulous, All Blinds and Shutters (Croydon-based) and The Traditional Shutter Company in Streatham. All were similar price-wise, all seemed decent guys, online opinion seems generally good for all - so how do I choose? If anyone has had any particularly good/bad exp...
Replies: 2
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:32 pm

Re: Balham: living near the railway tracks: how noisy?

Yep, we've lived very close to the railway (runs diagonally to our house, five houses away) for over a decade and yes you do hear it of course, but we're so used to it now that it really doesn't matter. When we first came to view the house, as soon as I saw how close it was to the railway I thought ...
Replies: 6
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:28 pm

recommendations for a kitchen fitter please!

We're looking to replace our kitchen (new units, worktops, tiling, floor and decorating) and I'm trying to find someone local, good, not too expensive, not busy for the next 3 months - the holy grail, in other words :) Does anyone have any personal recommendations? It's a fairly small space (3m x 2....
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 1
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:09 am

Re: Cake maker recommendations please

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Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:57 am

Re: Cake maker recommendations please

Try Blessy at Bless Bakes - she's a parent at my school and her cakes are fab. She's done some amazing-looking football cupcakes - can't post a photo directly but hopefully you can see them in this link here:¬if_t=g...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 5
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:53 am

Re: Ravenstone

Hello TootingAbout,

I'd be happy to meet if you like - my son will be starting in reception in September too; he's currently in the nursery class and his sister is already at Ravenstone and we love it :) . Drop me a PM, and we'll go from there!
Forum: Schools
Topic: Ravenstone
Replies: 4
Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:44 pm

Re: How much to do a side return kitchen extension?

Good grief, really? Okay, that is more than I thought - was thinking probably about £60k. As to what we'd want to do - well, extend out to the side (to adjoin next door party wall, who have already extended their kitchen), rip out old units and replace, fit new worktop, floor, wall tiles, sink, move...
Replies: 7
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:33 pm

How much to do a side return kitchen extension?

We are considering this but of course it all depends on cost... We'd be extending sideways by about 6 foot (length of the space is about 20 foot), and would need to put some big windows in the roof but wouldn't need to be glass all along (which I know drives up the cost). We'd have to move some plum...
Replies: 7
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:46 pm