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Re: How big is the academic gap between Honeywell and Newton Prep?

If I could do it all over again and had I had the amazing option of Honeywell... I  would 200% chose Honeywell !    I have children at 3 different excellent private secondary schools and honestly I think they would have all ended up in the same secondary schools had they gone to one of the amazing s...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 31
by BFW
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:30 am

Re: General Election - what do we think for Battersea?

Agree with the Marsha de Cordova "low wattage performance" comment ! I think we probably all know that she only won because it was an anti Brexit vote.  I feel for Jane Ellison who was actually an active / visible MP who in my experience responded to e mails and helped with local issues. I cannot br...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 39
by BFW
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:01 am

Re: Step2two closed yesterday and Bills now gone too.

I am surprised at Step2Two as it was also always buys ?  And ... Kids shoes are the one thing that is tricky to buy online so I wonder what happened there. Soon the whole street will just be coffee shops / bars and restaurants which is such a shame...disappointing that the council seems to be unable...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 13
by BFW
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:34 am

Re: **BEWARE WHILST WAITING IN A CAR AT CLAPHAM JUNCTION STATION**

rog747 thank you for your post. If you google IAS it will show that this is not an independent service after all !  The IAS is owned by the parking companies and apparently any appeals to the IAS are futile as they will never rule against the parking companies.   This is from the IAS website: The IA...
Replies: 21
by BFW
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:36 am

Re: **BEWARE WHILST WAITING IN A CAR AT CLAPHAM JUNCTION STATION**

Would anyone be able to PM a photo of the laminated signs please.  Am still in the middle of my appeal !

 
Replies: 21
by BFW
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:50 pm

Re: **BEWARE WHILST WAITING IN A CAR AT CLAPHAM JUNCTION STATION**

My appeal was also unsuccessful and I have now taken this to The Independent Appeals Service.  I have told them that I am happy to go all the way to Arbitration (I have had legal advice on this from a friend and apparently they don't have a leg to stand on).   As per one of the suggestions above I a...
Replies: 21
by BFW
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:53 am

Re: Looking for non-selective private secondary or prep

From what I understand Emanuel is much harder to get in at 10+ than 11+ so I would try again next year if you feel its the right school for your daughter ?  I don't have direct experience but it does seem like a lovely school and I know a lot of happy children there. From your list I would also prob...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
by BFW
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:35 am

Re: **BEWARE WHILST WAITING IN A CAR AT CLAPHAM JUNCTION STATION**

Jonas thank you for the helpful post. I have not yet heard back on my appeal but will keep the above in mind. Alchemy I don’t think anyone here is suggesting we should be parking for free. We are talking about pick up points which there seems to be a distinctive lack of at Clapham junction. And now ...
Replies: 21
by BFW
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:12 pm

Re: **BEWARE WHILST WAITING IN A CAR AT CLAPHAM JUNCTION STATION**

I also received a fine! I have contested it on the grounds that they sent me a very dark photograph with only my number plate visible (I could have literally been anywhere!) and on the basis that there is no sign at the car stipulating maximum waiting time. On the day in question I must have been th...
Replies: 21
by BFW
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:40 am

Re: Motorbike or Scooter insurance

I use Bennett’s but my scooter is so crappy and old that I now only do third party fire and theft.

My premium quote for fully comprehensive last year was up by approximately 80%.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
by BFW
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:26 pm

Re: What DO we want on Northcote Road???

So sad to see Opus closing down too. ☹️ So many empty sites on northcote road ....
Replies: 536
by BFW
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:20 pm

Re: To Board or Not To Board?

Well done Purdyeve for such a lovely post. My children don’t board but I also found words used in Petal’s offensive and unfairly judgemental. You just do not know everyone’s circumstances. I am not British and found the concept of Boarding hard to get my head around. But when it was time for my chil...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
by BFW
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:44 pm

Bolingbroke medical centre - any views?

Hello ....I am trying to move surgery and I was wondering if anyone has any feedback on the Bolingbroke Medical Centre? Or any other GP locally? Everyone talks really highly of Thurleigh Road but unfortunately we are not in their “catchment” We are trying to move from Battersea Rise Surgery (I have ...
Forum: Wellbeing
Replies: 3
by BFW
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:00 pm

Re: Another moped mugging in sw11.!!

I witnessed the one on Battersea Rise on Saturday and it was really scary. The police turned up really quickly and a few drivers managed to take some photos so there is some hope that they might catch them. Really terrifying that this is happening during the day with so many young children around.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 3
by BFW
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:49 am

Re: Newton Prep or Hornsby House?

Can i just clarify: 1) I have zero interest advocating either school ! 2) I was just pointing out that "a lot of schools" not "most" ... now have a main intake at 11. Therefore if you have a son, a school that goes to 11 or 13 is no longer as bigger factor as it probably was 5 years ago when schools...
Replies: 10
by BFW
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:25 am