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Re: ULEZ Expansion Announced

Great news! Let's not have our kids breathing toxic air.

If your car doesn't comply - get a new one or better still get rid of it!
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 16
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:26 pm

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

right so exactly as I thought - if you're at Belleville or Honeywell in a class of 30, there are about 3 kids on free school meals and about 27 living in £1.5m houses (or £1m flats). So it's not really that diverse is it!
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Replies: 56
Tue May 01, 2018 2:40 pm

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

I don't know. But what % of kids at Honeywell live in social housing? A tiny % I bet.
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Replies: 56
Tue May 01, 2018 1:16 pm

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

I don't know why people think state schools are so diverse? As unless there's some fiddling going on with the catchment area, then everybody at Honeywell must live in a c. £1.5m house (or a flat worth the best part of £1m) within a few hundred meters of the school. So I'm not sure how diverse they c...
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Replies: 56
Tue May 01, 2018 12:11 pm

Re: Only afford to send one to private school

Do state schools for both and use the money for extra tuition, music lessons etc etc
Forum: Schools
Replies: 28
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:28 pm

Re: Paying for childcare cash in hand - what's the view?

It's illegal both for employer and employee. And ultimately that will be a problem is there's a dispute etc later on.

There's no shortage of nanny jobs here. She should move to another family.
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Replies: 34
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:26 pm

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

Even if some people think that schools with smaller class sizes, better facilities and better exam results may not be over "better" (ok each to their own,), the point is that nobody thinks state schools are better than private schools! So like I said before, if you can afford it, why wouldn't you do...
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Replies: 56
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:25 pm

Re: Typical cost of side/rear extension?

Look the basic summary is it costs loads. Always way more than you think. Who knew you can spend 300 quid on a tap? Builders are always annoying an unprofessional. The whole thing is a massive stress and I would not bother doing it again. Lots of quotes will start low, and then get bumped up for rid...
Replies: 20
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:04 am

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

In the words of Jessie J "it's all about the money money money!"

Look whatever people like to think, private schools are just better.

But if you can't afford it, you can't afford it.

If you can then I don't know why you wouldn't.
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Replies: 56
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:57 am

Re: A Shady Business in Battersea!

Looks pretty good to me.

The existing building is ugly and more local housing will be welcomed.

Let's not be too NIMBY about it. It seems there's an automatic default view of blocking all new buildings around here. Let's not be afraid of making some changes!
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Replies: 3
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:45 pm

We've lost our cat!

Please help find him! Winsham Grove, Broomwood Road area.

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Replies: 0
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:05 am

Re: Travelling from Gatwick with micro scooter

Normally you check them in for free like a pram. Just smile and look hassled and as long as you have a kid with you you can normally check in anything you like for free :lol:
Forum: Travel
Replies: 6
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:43 pm

Re: What shall I buy my wife for Christmas?

thanks all for the great suggestions!
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Replies: 12
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:06 pm

Re: Surveyor for Home Buyer report

realistically you probably don't need a survey. If it's a Victorian house it's probably not about to fall down. And the reports tend to point out fairly obvious points that you knew anyway. And of course you're going to renovate it anyway. So maybe just don't bother (I didn't for those reasons)
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Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:29 pm

Re: Is it worth doing a major refurbishment of a kitchen?

Disagree with others! I'd save the cash and do as little as possible. Keep life simple! If the quotes are 180 it will be at least 200. If you sell the house at best you will get your money back but I doubt make a profit. And building work is always a massive hassle - annoying to do it and move out i...
Replies: 5
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:39 pm