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Re: birthday party venues

The Wandle recreation centre is great value for money but the play area might get too crowded if you have 25+ parents there.  The Tooting recreation centre is bigger, from memory. https://kidsfusion.co.uk/  is a very good and spacious venue, but it's more expensive than the other two - although not ...
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Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:46 am

Re: State Secondary Schools - are they good?

Bolingbroke gives priority to children of founding parents, siblings, children from feeder schools and, only lastly, to children living closest to the school http://arkbolingbrokeacademy.org/admissions-policy If you look at what happened in the past:  https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/media/4058/previou...
Forum: Schools
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Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:24 pm

Re: State Secondary Schools - are they good?

Windmill, can I ask what schools (primary and secondary) you are talking about? Mochi, as for primaries, I heard good things about Floreat and Earlsfield Primary, from families who send their kids there. These are families we know and trust so we find that kind of feedback more reliable than that of...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 16
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:13 am

Re: Urgent - need to get rid of cardboard, garbage... after move to Clapham (between the commons)

Are you in Wandsworth or Lambeth? Wandsworth has a recycling centre here  https://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/rubbish-and-recycling/waste-and-recycling-centres/smugglers-way-household-waste-recycling-centre/ but Lambeth residents can use it, too  https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/places/smugglers-way-household-w...
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Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:51 pm

Re: Planning permission to install air conditioning in Wandsworth: who has experience? Recommended installers?

Thank you! Was it these guys  https://d-air-conditioning.co.uk/contact-us/  ? May I ask if you also hired a surveyor or a noise assessment firm, or did those guys do everything and also helped you with the planning permission? How many external units (fans, condenser, not sure the exact name) did yo...
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Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:03 pm

Re: Planning permission to install air conditioning in Wandsworth: who has experience? Recommended installers?

@chorister, @historytutor, I would love to talk about climate change in a separate, dedicated, thread , but I would greatly appreciate it if we could please keep this thread on topic .  Btw, I tried to sleep in the loft during the heatwave - I couldn't. A younger guest than us couldn't, either, and ...
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Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:56 am

Re: Planning permission to install air conditioning in Wandsworth: who has experience? Recommended installers?

Sigh…   Does anyone else suffering from middle class guilt want to add irrelevant comments without knowing the situation? Would you give the same answer to someone asking for advice on what car to buy? Not that it’s any of your business, but the loft gets incredibly hot. Even when it’s only 22-23C ...
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Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:24 am

Planning permission to install air conditioning in Wandsworth: who has experience? Recommended installers?

  We are considering installing air conditioning in a freehold house (no leasehold, no listed building, etc) and understand we’ll need planning permission.   Does anyone have any experience on this? How reasonable (or not) is the council? How long does the process take? Do they require a formal nois...
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Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:30 pm

Recommend made-to-measure blackout blinds? (Like the Velux, not the roller blinds of Argos Ikea etc)

Do you have any recommendations for someone who could install blackout blinds? To be clear, what we are after is something like the Velux blinds: blinds Velux.jpg I have only seen them in lofts, but I see no reason why they couldn't be installed in any room. These do the job because they tend to lea...
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Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:25 pm

Recommend a builder for work on front garden wall and fence?

We have a tiny front garden (more of a "space" than a garden, really) that looks like this below. We would need to make the entrance about 3-4 feet wider. Do you have any recommendations for builders or anyone else who could do this? Has anyone done it? Is it as easy as "cutting" a piece of the wall...
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Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:24 am

Re: How to escalate a complaint against the Council? Councillors? Money claim? (overcharged for parking permit)

I finally got refunded! I received the money about 6 weeks after filing my complaint through Resolver. The permit was issued in August; between August and November, I NEVER managed to speak to anyone on the phone, and all my emails to the parking department were ignored. Had this happened at a diffe...
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Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:14 am

Re: How to escalate a complaint against the Council? Councillors? Money claim? (overcharged for parking permit)

6 weeks after I filed the complaint with resolver.co.uk, I was told they have processed the refund to my account, but it might take about a week for to money to reach my account. I filed the complaint with resolver after weeks of unanswered emails and phone calls. I'll post here when I actually get ...
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Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:00 pm

Re: Recommendation for restaurant suitable for Kids

The food at the Rainforest Cafe is, IMHO, terribly overpriced. Kids enjoy the place, but you need to book in advance. They don't book all tables, but, if you can't find a slot, I'd recommend against showing up and waiting: 6 kids and 6 adults is quite a crowd, and you risk waiting a long time with k...
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Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:22 am