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UPDATE: Chivalry Road Playground - response from Wandsworth and meeting next Tuesday 6th August 3 pm

Dear all, As someone who lives very close to Chivarly Road playground, and with kids aged 2 and 5, we use the playground almost daily and were delighted with the improvement. However, like many of the others who use the playground that I have been chatting to since the renovations, we feel the playg...
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Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:09 am

"Wasteland" at the end of Danvers avenue (opposite the St. John's Hill exit from Clapham Junction)?

Hi all, I don't know if you ever walk to Clapham Junction from Plough Road side, and if you do, if you go between the buildings on Danvers Avenue. If you do, you would pass through a fenced off "building site". This has been there for a few years, and is a big wasteland at the moment, with 2 meter t...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:04 am

Aeroplane noise between the commons?

Hi, I know it's a first world problem and all that, is it just me, or is the aeroplane noise unbearable currently between the commons? It seems to go on all day and night (or at least from early hours of morning). Any thoughts on why it's suddenly so bad? Has it always been so bad? Is the solution t...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:55 am

Re: Botox

I can totally appreciate that the first time you have it done, you are very nervous and go to a great specialist. When you have it done regularly, and 3 areas, as those of us in our mid 40s night need to do, you become a bit more price sensitive. Of course some people are better than others in their...
Topic: Botox
Replies: 14
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:05 pm

Re: Giant new children's playground at Kew Gardens

This is great news, however, just wanted to warn anyone heading there that there has been a lot of heated discussion about it on SW18 mums on FB - apparently you need to get a timed entry ticket, and stories of people who went there only to find out that by 11 am, all the tickets were gone, or that ...
Forum: Activities
Replies: 1
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:49 pm

Re: Looking for a good joiner to do a front door

These guys (I had a recommendation on this site for them) did an absolutely fab job for me - replaced both the door and door frame and did a glass door for less than the London Door Company quoted for the door itself, and with Banham locks instead of cheaper ones. I get a lot of compliments on my do...
Replies: 8
Mon May 20, 2019 12:22 pm

Re: Nanny holiday sick pay practice

We and many families we know give nannies 25 days in addition to bank holidays as these are the days that we go away as a family on holidays. Sick pay is tricky. I have a friend who gave a nanny 12 sick days at full pay, so promptly the nanny took off sick days for every cold. SSP feels very paltry ...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 5
Thu May 09, 2019 3:14 pm

Re: Hairdresser good with colour?

Rebecca @ Mint on Northcote Road is really good with colour and reasonably priced.

Maja
Replies: 6
Wed May 08, 2019 5:37 pm

Re: Questions to ask a potential builder

Sorry to be one of the naysayers, with our first project we did it by the book, had a contract, checked references etc... and it was a disaster - builder from hell we ultimately had to fire, sued and won but never got a penny as the company folded. I was even smarter the second time and asked for re...
Replies: 5
Tue May 07, 2019 11:36 am

Re: Moving to London

Well, given that most of us on this forum live in the area - we of course think yes! The whole area is dubbed "nappy valley" precisely because so many people with children (all ages) live here.  There are many "sub-areas" in the wide area, it all depends on your budget. "Between the commons" (abbrev...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:24 pm

Re: Buggy Cleaning Service South West London

Elicia Willis on Facebook - she's based out of a storage space in Merton. She's a member of SW18 mums FB group if you can't contact her otherwise. I have used her twice for buggy repairs and she was super knowledgeable and reasonably priced. Also a guy called James Rainey, he is closer by and might ...
Replies: 1
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:01 pm

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

When I walked by on Saturday midday, I was pleasantly surprised that Farrago seem to do a lovely and reasonably priced brunch too - a great option for anyone not wanting to queue on Northcote Road.

Maja
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:37 am

SW11 Chivalry Road playground consultation is now live

Chivalry Road playground consultation is live - your opportunity to give your preference on the 3 proposed design options!
https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wa ... y-road-19/

Closes on Sunday 10th March
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Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:36 am

Re: Loft Conversion

Will PM you
Replies: 46
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:22 pm

Re: Loft Conversion

Hi, I just had a team of builders do my total loft renovation (it was about the same as loft conversion as we redid the roof, put in new steel beams, took out 2 internal walls, gutted out everything and put in everything new including a bathroom). I would highly recommend the guys who did the job: h...
Replies: 46
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:58 pm