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Re: Food banks - how to make a cash donation

A friend who volunteers at one of the local foodbanks mentioned Bankuet - we have been using it for cash donations. I think cash donations are better than food donations because it means the food bank can better plan what to buy and when: less problems with storage, no risk of ending up with too muc...
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Tue Oct 27, 2020 11:52 pm

Can you recommend a gardener? I just need to prune some bushes and trees, nothing fancy

Can any one recommend a gardener? I need to prune some bushes and trees in a small back garden, nothing fancy, no redesigning, etc.

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Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:39 pm

Re: Architect for lost extension and side return

I can strongly recommend these local architects: As for house prices, it's anyone's guess, really. There has been a lot of interest over the last few months for all kinds of properties with an outside space. Flats with no garden have been much harder t...
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Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:36 pm

Re: Experience of good areas to move to in Surrey/Hampshire and prep schools nearby?

Probably not what you want to hear, but please bear in mind also all the downsides of moving to Surrey / Hampshire. First of all, this is the only country I have seen where everyone will try to convince you that wherever they live is best. You will not find anyone who ever says "this place isn't gre...
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Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:15 pm

Re: TfL changes to A24 Balham High Road

The problem with these policies is they tend to be driven by ideology, not by evidence. How much additional congestion will result? What will be the impact on pollution? On journey times? On public transport? Let's start from an analysis of the impact of existing cycle lanes; my impression is they a...
Forum: Chat Here
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Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:31 pm

Re: Any recommediations for double glazing windows? Other than Ayrton and PP Glass?

In the end we got these guys  to install PVC windows in the rooms overlooking the back garden. They met the timeline they promised (4 weeks) and did a very good job. I'd recommend them. We don't yet know what we'll be doing for the windows overlooking the main road, but we'r...
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Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:59 pm

Re: Can you recommend anyone to supply and install artificial grass?

That's the name of the brand, right? Do you remember who the installer was?
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Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:09 pm

Re: Wandsworth cyclists – please respond to the consultation about use of parks & let’s get the daft cycling by-laws cha

GuyD73 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:18 pm
Firstly, I'll make my posts as long or short as I please, thanks very much. 


What a most charming attitude; this is exactly the way to go about it if you want to convince people to sign your petition.
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Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:53 pm

Re: Child passport renewal

Some friends applied for their newborn's first passport in mid-July and it took about a couple of weeks.

No idea if a first passport takes longer than a renewal because of additional checks or not.
Forum: Travel
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Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:23 pm

Can you recommend anyone to supply and install artificial grass?

Can you recommend anyone to supply and install artificial grass for a small residential back garden? Thanks!
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Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:09 am

Re: Has Covid-19 impacted the local property market?

The real question is: what will happen towards the end of the year, when many redundancies are likely?
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Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:00 pm

Re: Bathroom remodel

What's your budget? Bathrooms at source is in a reasonable price range: not too cheap like Victoria Plumbing, but not as expensive as CP Hart or West One Bathroom. Unlike the others, it also has its fitters, which I think is good if you don't have a builder you trust (so you don't have builder and s...
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Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:59 pm

Re: Managing Nanny HR - app / tips?

I'm interested. However, since this is not a question related to SW London, you might have better luck with a national or international forum like mumsnet. Do report back if you find anything useful.
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Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:52 pm

What removal company would you recommend?

We need to move locally, a short distance only, and want a company that will also help with packing (they bring boxes, tape, help us pack, etc) A few years ago we used Harradines. Very good service, they charged about £1,500 including packing. At the time the cheapest quote (£1k) was Roberts & Denny...
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Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:09 pm

Re: Parking tickets

OP, if you want to ask for help about how to challenge a ticket:
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Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:50 am