Dear SW19I have already sorted out this issue. Merton allowed the developer to fell the trees, which I asked the Council to value to which they responded £20,000. I then worked with Merton Tree Wardens and the Council to agree how the money would be spent on new trees. There will be 42 new trees from the development going East along Bushey Road until it meets Grand Drive. These include large plane trees and many others. Planting will take place next Winter.Councillor David DeanConservativesDundonald Ward
David Dean ● 2655d1 Comments ● 2628d
IS YOUR GARDEN / OUTDOOR SPACE IN NEED OF A MAKEOVER?Would you like a visit from The Instant Gardener?We are looking for a garden or outside space in need of TLC for a fun new BBC TV pilot.For more details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lucy Weston ● 2646d0 Comments ● 2646d
Do you want to take part in Britain’s biggest and best celebration of cycling?If you missed out on a Ride London ballot place, then join the Starfish team! With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists, this promises to be truly spectacular event for all participants.Join our team and fundraise to help Starfish bring life, hope and opportunity to AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa. We have a registration fee of £20 and ask for a fundraising minimum of £500. You will receive:An exclusive Starfish cycling jerseyPersonalised training schedule and nutritional adviceGreat fundraising ideas and tipsFantastic team spiritLots of support and cheering on the day!If you are interested in taking part then please email me or register on our website: http://www.starfishcharity.org/get-involved-uk/run,-cycle,-jump/prudential-ride-london-surrey-100-02082015.aspx
Jessica Francis ● 2657d0 Comments ● 2657d
I am planning on buying new home and am in need of a good property solicitor, can anyone suggest a good one based on past experiences?
Jaden Spencer ● 2684d1 Comments ● 2659d
Forum MessageTopic: Lecture on Hammersmith Nudes' Murders. Posted by: Neil MilkinsDate/Time: 02/03/15 21:10:00Film director/producer Jeff Leahy and myself are giving a lecture on Saturday March 7 dealing with the unsolved murders of eight women in the Hammersmith district of London between 1959 and 1965. Three of the murders took place in Chiswick.The lecture will take place at The Bar Locks public house, 21 White Church Lane, Aldgate, London E1 7QR. Arrive 6.45pm for 7.30pm start.Regards. Neil Milkins. email@example.com
Neil Milkins ● 2672d0 Comments ● 2672d
Hi everyone,My name is Samuel Morgan-Grahame, I'm the musical director of a young company called Arrows and Traps, who are bring our brand new, re-imagining of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew to the New Wimbledon Studio Theatre from May 27th - June 20th. We can't wait to share it with the Wimbledon community, and are offering loads of workshops for schools in the area, and particularly students working on Shakespeare at school - to bring the Bard alive! At the moment we are fundraising in order to be able to offer more workshops, and bring the show to as high a standard as we would like it to be - there are some great rewards on offer if you help us out - but also, even if you can't we'd love to see you there! This is our fundraising link - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/arrowsandtraps/taming-of-the-shrew-new-wimbledon-theatre?ref=nav_searchThanks so much, hope to see some of you in May!Samuel MG
Samuel Morgan-Grahame ● 2682d0 Comments ● 2682d
Hey Parents/Guardians,I'm currently working on the design for a wearable device to keep children aged 11 years or younger safe on our streets. Therefore I'm conducting some research surrounding child safety and was wondering if you could help me by completing this short anonymous questionnaire: goo.gl/forms/y388pdEeOg - (copy and paste the link into your web browser)It will only take 1 minute to answer and you'll be contributing to the development of a device to keep children safer. It would be great if you could send on to friends with children as well if you can! The reserach is part of my final year University project!Many ThanksJohn
John Walker ● 2688d0 Comments ● 2688d
The Starfish Spinning Marathon is back - with a twist!Register until February 11th! Take on the challenge. Your way.The epic thigh busting team event is back for its 4th year and promises to be bigger and better than ever. Qualified instructors from the Pedal Studio will lead back to back Spinning classes. With pumping tunes and fierce competition this will be a weekend to remember. Teams must clock up a total of 12 or 24 hours but it’s up to you how you take on the challenge....So how can you get involved and how does it work?You can enter as a team or those of you who would like to participate but don’t have the time to gather a team can still take part in this awesome event. Just choose to do a single or multiple classes over the 24 hour period and we will find you some shiny new teammates. There is no sign up fee and a fundraising target of just £50 per person. Here’s how the team set up works:Option A: The ultimate 24 hour challenge, 6pm Friday 27th- 6pm Saturday 28th February Option B: New for 2015, 12 hour challenge 6am – 6pm Saturday 28th February Teams can have 2 – 10 members. The team decides how to make up its hours and can either cycle together as a group or as a relay.And don’t forget - everything from the Putney Pedal Studio space to the Popchips is donated so every penny raised goes to improving the lives of vulnerable kids in South Africa. To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Stephanie on 020 7597 3797.
Katie Wand ● 2700d0 Comments ● 2700d
Hi can you help with the Big Advice Survey? I work at a Citizens Advice Bureaux and we are trying to understand how we deal with problems in our daily lives and where advice fits in. We're doing this through the "Big Advice Survey"It's straightforward and takes about 5 mins - basically, it's just multiple choice unless you want to add further info. We want to use the results to make decisions on how the local advice sector can improve the services we offer to the general publicIf you can help by taking the survey that would be really appreciated. You can take the survey directly from this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BigAdviceSurveyThere's a dedicated site with lots more info, here:http://bigadvicesurvey.org.ukAnd a one-minute video explaining what we're trying to do: http://youtu.be/WvjFyMvUnOMOnce again, I hope I've not broken any rules by posting this and if you can spare a few minutes to take the survey it would be really appreciated!Many thanksPatrick
Patrick Torsney ● 2703d1 Comments ● 2703d
Hi all,Would you fancy to get local Wimbledon honey ?We are running a crowdfunding project to set up hives in Wimbledon area. Backers will receive honey as a reward.More information at :http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/bees-need-you-the-buzzing-hive-project/Thank you,Karine & Arnaud
Arnaud Robert ● 2703d0 Comments ● 2703d
- What? • It's not as tough as you might think. You don't have to pedal non-stop for 24hours, just be part of a team that keeps going around the clock (6pm- 6pm). You can get your own team together or join an existing one.• Qualified instructors will lead hour long classes back to back and pumping tunes will encourage you throughout. You have control of the resistance on your bike so you dictate how much you push yourself!• There will be plenty of food and drink to keep your energy levels up and there will be a chill out zone where you can rest and support other team mates.• Teams can be any number up to 10 cyclists. The more team mates, the less pedaling you will have to do!• The team members will decide among themselves how long each person will spin for and at what time, ensuring someone will always be on the team's bike. All teams will be asked to submit a schedule prior to the event.• The fundraising target is £500 per team. The Pedal Studio kindly sponsor the event by donating the venue and the fantastic spin instructors. This means all of your sponsorship goes straight to helping Starfish to provide shelter, education and healthcare to children orphaned or made vulnerable by AIDS in South Africa. We will help you be a star by providing lots of great fundraising tips. - When?Fri 27th - Sat 28th Feb 2015 (6pm - 6pm)- Where?Putney Pedal Studio, London- ContactEmail Katie at email@example.com, or register online at : http//www.starfishcharity.org/get-involved-uk/run,-cycle,-jump/24hour-spinning%C2%AE-marathon-27-28022015.aspxWe look forward to seeing you all there!
Hester Enthoven ● 2722d0 Comments ● 2722d
What?- Starfish Greathearts Foundation is hosting its annual 24hr spinning marathon, in which team-members take turns to fill the 24 hour-long sessions, led by qualified instructors! Teams are comprised of up to 10 people, and each team must raise a minimum of £500 in aid of Starfish’s cause. Individual entrants will be assigned a team, and must raise a minimum of £50. When and where?- The 27th-28th November in Wimbledon, south London. What’s included?- 24 hours worth of professionally-led spinning classes, plenty of food and drinks for sustenance, and a fun-filled day! Why?- Starfish Greathearts Foundation works to provide healthcare, education and a better quality of life to children made vulnerable or orphaned by HIV and AIDS in South Africa. Starfish currently support 17,000 children in the country and your efforts really will make a difference. The spinning studio has kindly lent us their equipment and instructors for free, so all funds raised will go directly to projects in South Africa. Starfish runs community-based projects and works in coordination with local initiatives, in order to give children in adverse conditions the best possible start to life. More information? For more information and to register for the spinathon, go to our website: http://www.starfishcharity.org/get-involved-uk/run,-cycle,-jump/24hour-spinning®-marathon-27-28022015.aspxWe look forward to seeing you there!
Hester Enthoven ● 2726d1 Comments ● 2722d
The residents of Raynesfield have fought a successful campaign and should be very proud that they have forced MOPAC to change its strategy.You quote Mr Greenhalgh as saying, "I was not happy about how they (the residents) had been treated and I was not prepared to see key workers (...) forced to move out of their homes". But it was his policy to sell off these residential properties so he, and MOPAC, are therefore responsible for how the residents have been treated. Also, the picture of Deputy Mayor Stephen Greenhalgh with Conservative Councillors Lewis-Lavender, which accompanies the article, smacks of blatant political opportunism. Cllr Gilli Lewis-Lavender spoke of the necessity of selling off Raynesfield at the Council Meeting on the 19th November. I am glad that the motion, calling on Boris Johnson and MOPAC to halt the evictions, was carried, although not one Conservative councillor supported it. So why is she in this picture? And what help has MP Stephen Hammond given? I have not found one tenant who says they were helped by him.There are still several issues that MOPAC needs to clarify:Firstly, MOPAC must allow those who were forced to move out of their flats to return to their homes. Secondly, the tenants need to be given long term security, with assured tenancies.Finally, MOPAC needs to compensate residents for van hire, storage costs, utility reconnection fees and so on. On the day before evictions were due to begin, some residents took their furniture to the tip or to charity shops; some now lack the basics, like beds and fridges. Lib Dem Assembly members, Caroline Pidgeon and Stephen Knight, will continue to put pressure on the Mayor of London and MOPAC until these points have been answered. Raynesfield residents know that I will carry on supporting them as I have done in over the last few stressful months.
Mary-Jane Jeanes ● 2765d0 Comments ● 2765d
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mark wheeler ● 2766d0 Comments ● 2766d
My partner and I are looking for a small plot of land to purchase so we can build a small one bedroom house. Please let me know if you, or you know of anyone, who may be able to help us. Thank you!
Peta Nichols ● 2772d0 Comments ● 2772d
Are you a reg to the Twickenham Rugby Ground for the matches and need to park?The United Resident Association and the Bridgelink Center are renting out our Car Park on match days.The car park has only 10 parking spaces so first come, its situated on Summerwood Rd, Isleworth Tw7.Cars £15 to park.Please contact me on 07561149063...
Simon Anderson ● 2774d0 Comments ● 2774d
We are looking for families to take part in a new BBC documentary about the working poor.Even though you work, do you still find it hard to make ends meet?Do you receive tax credits yet still find balancing the household bills a struggle?BBC Would like to hear from you.Email - LowPayBritain@CPLProductions.co.ukTel 07437 183 190
Femi McIntosh ● 2782d0 Comments ● 2782d
I'd just like to say well done to Merton Local Authority for turning Wimbledon Broadway into Ibiza over the last 10 years.I have just witnessed yet another violent assault in the Broadway at 11.52 this evening, presently the Broadway is occupied by hundreds of drunk revellers shouting and screaming.Walking down the Broadway at night on a Friday or Saturday is like being in Ibiza. My front garden is a toilet and I have to listen to the endless booming of bass music until 3am almost every night.All my complaints get ignored, because there is no chance they are going to do anything about it.The Broadway is now just an entire rabble of drunken louts which gets worse year on year.
Paul Iddon ● 2795d0 Comments ● 2795d
Hiya. Need a goalie for a 5 a side team tonight. Must be over 35. Our usualy keeper has selfishly gone to get married. Can probably get you more games with other teams in future if you are interested. We play at Chiswick School. Drop me a line if you fancy it. Cheers
James Robinson ● 2797d0 Comments ● 2797d
Hi there,I'm working on a pilot documentary series for Channel 4, which will make an innovative dispute resolution process available to people with community, business, family and consumer disputes.I'm looking for people considering court action who may like to consider this process as a fee-free alternative for our pilot. The scheme is being run by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, so is it's authentic and legally-binding, and although it's being filmed, the pilot is not intended for broadcast.I hope this will be of interest to residents or friends of your community who want a definitive end to a stressful period in dispute with someone.If you'd like more information, please do email me: firstname.lastname@example.orgAll the very bestKimberly
Kimberly Godbolt ● 2814d0 Comments ● 2814d
I have 2 tickets available for Tony Hadley plus orchestra & special guests doing hits of Spandau Ballet at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Sunday 19th October. Stalls Row J. Cost me £80 each. Will sell for £60 each ONO. Please PM me if interested
Terry Coyne ● 2814d0 Comments ● 2814d
I'm fixing the house for the upcoming winter and want to clean my gutters. The company I used last yeas doesnt exist anymore, can you mention yours and if you're happy with them ?
Elise Alpha ● 2840d1 Comments ● 2828d
Hi,I'm a student at Royal Holloway, University of London doing a study on the congestion charge and driving habits in London and would be really grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes completing my questionnaire. Please copy and paste the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z7NWQNTThank you for your time, it is really appreciated,Hazel
Hazel Teck ● 2834d0 Comments ● 2834d
KeyLessons provides one-on-one musical tuition in the comfort of your home so lessons are convenient and comfortable for you.We have competitive rates and extraordinary teachers to make your learning fun, flexible and catered to your learning needs.We teach a wide range of musical intruments (including voice) all over London so learning has never been easier!check out www.keylessons.co.ukor call 07977679360
Della Thielamay ● 2900d0 Comments ● 2900d
Posted by: Neil MilkinsDate/Time: 08/07/14 17:50:00Since May 2014 there have been nearly 22,000 hits on youtube of the Sky TV documentary Harold Jones - The Welsh Serial Killer. I am convinced that former Fulham, Puntney and Hammersmith resident Harold Jones was responsible for 8 unsolved murders in the Hammersmith district between 1959 and 1965, which includes 3 at Chiswick. The 45 minute documentary can be accessed via the Internet by googling Harold Jones - killer. Pass the word darlings! If anyone remembers Jones who also used the name Harry Stevens please contact me via the forum or at email@example.com Regards. Neil Milkins. Author of Every Mother's Nightmare - Abertillery in Mourning and Who was Jack the Stripper? The Hammersmith Nudes' Murders.
Neil Milkins ● 2903d0 Comments ● 2903d
Used them two times, fine. Third time we had some very important papers to go to a Harley Street doctor - pick up was fine, but a couple of days later she was complaining nothing had shown up. On the trace log the papers had been taken to the main depot and left there. We entered an on line chat to India, who told us it could be the following week before they were delivered, wished us a nice day and ended the call. We tried them once more this week to deliver a parcel to a kiddie. You pay up front, someone was here all day Tuesday waiting for the pick up, and again all day Wednesday, nobody showed, little boy is already upset. Another on line chat to India - told us they'd have to open an investigation. What good is that to us? I asked who was going to apologise to the little lad. I was wished a nice day again, that was at about 7.00 pm last night. Not worth the hassle. Dreadful service, they've obviously got too busy to be able to cope, and they don't give a toss when you complain. Never again.
Jacqui Murray ● 2909d0 Comments ● 2909d
Thinking of selling your home?Would you like to potentially save £1000's in fees?If you are not yet listed with an estate agent, are a keen seller, and would consider listing your property online, we want to hear from you ASAP!If you are happy for Sarah Beeny and TV cameras to follow your house sale, get in touch with our casting team today:Tel: 0203 189 3154Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Cullum ● 2910d0 Comments ● 2910d
Hi, I wanted to recommend Alyson and her team at Tristram Design & Build. They did a great job with our kitchen extention and redecoration of the whole house after. Alyson managed the project from quote to completion and was great as the main point of contact. Their team of decorators were great to deal with and Alyson was a stickler for making sure they always cleaned up and that there was a minimum amount of mess and dust affecting the rest of the house. Very happy! Here are her contact details: Alyson at Tristram Design: 0207 350 1234 or 07776 224334 http://www.tristramdesign.com/property-refurbishments/Thank you,Martin
Martin Huis ● 2921d0 Comments ● 2921d
Hi,I have been a full-time piano teacher since graduating in a BA Hons Music Degree in 2001. I learnt to play the piano when I was 7 and have never lost my passion for it, hence why I now teach. I am CRB (DBS) checked and registered with the ABRSM as a tutor and so enter pupils for exams regularly.I teach practical and theory and cater lessons to each pupils needs and learning style and speed.I currently have many students all over London and can teach at your home or at mine in sw19 (Wimbledon/Colliers wood area).I charge £35 per hour, do half hour lessons if needed and teach young beginners to advanced (up to Grade 6 practical and Grade 3 theory). If I travel to your home there is a travel fee but this rate is negotiable.I have a great love for music and it is this love that I hope to instil in future pupils as I do with current ones.Please contact me on 07977679360 or email@example.com for further details.i look forward to hearing from you.
della thielamay ● 2922d0 Comments ● 2922d
I'm starting up women's beginner running groups on Wimbledon Common, commencing in late June. If you've ever wanted to start running but weren't sure where to start, my groups offer a relaxed, supportive environment for beginner runners in the local area.We’ll build up slowly, with lots of run-walking initially, on the flat, scenic trails of the common, and by the end of the ten week course you’ll be able to run 5k without stopping.Whether you want to improve your general fitness, or have your sights set on running a 5k, a 10k (or maybe even a marathon one day), my groups will help you get a step closer to your goal. I’ll also be offering 5-10k groups further down the line and one-on-one coached outdoor fitness sessions, offering something a bit different to working out in a gym environment.We’ll meet at the Windmill car park on Wimbledon Common, which can be reached easily by car, on foot or by local public transport routes, and we’ll run on the beautiful trails in the surrounding area. Groups will be led by me, Cat. I’m a UK Athletics qualified run leader and a personal trainer, so can offer advice about wider issues relating to running, such as hydration and nutrition, strength and conditioning, and injury prevention.I’ll initially be holding two sessions solely for women; one on a Monday morning and one in the evening. To register an interest for these, or to find out a bit more information, please drop me an email to CatSimpsonRunning@gmail.com, stating your name and whether you’d be interested in attending the morning or evening session.When: Monday morning or evening, starting in late JuneWhere: Wimbledon Common Windmill car parkPrice: £50 for 10 weeks (one session per week)Many thanks
Cat Simpson ● 2951d0 Comments ● 2951d
Merton and Wandsworth Asylum welcome is looking for committed volunteers with experience of teaching ESOL, English and Maths to support the delivery of a weekly evening class to refugee and recently arrived migrant young people.Classes are held every Monday from 5-7pm in Mitcham. Please contact maya on firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Maya Pritchard ● 2959d0 Comments ● 2959d
Hi my name is Natalie,I am cleaner for 5 years. I will provide a reliable and friendly service and will always strive to do a complete and thorough job. I do all aspects of general cleaning and make sure to suit your individual needs. I am hardworking, trustworthy and reliable, with a keen attention to details. Contact me for more details. I have excellent references if you request and good experience .CRB check awaiting. Please do not hesitate to contact me either via private message or text me on 07852408667
nataliya petrova ● 2996d0 Comments ● 2996d
Hi - My fiancée and I are moving from Chiswick to Wimbledon (Balfour Road) next month. As such we are looking for a list of good GP's in the local area; especially important as my fiancée is 14 weeks pregnant.Thanks in advance!
Craig Gregory ● 3022d0 Comments ● 3022d
Does your family resemble the cast of hit TV series 'Outnumbered'? Are your kids outspoken, funny and cheeky? Rare Day, a documentary production company, are looking for families to take part in a fascinating film about modern family life.We're looking for families with more than one child to take part. Using a new type of camera, we plan to film with these families for a couple of days surrounding a particular event at home like a birthday party or family gathering. Our ambition is to see how families really interact with each other and how our children see us. This will be a warm, humourous and uplifting look at the world within our own homes.If you think your children would make for fascinating viewing, or if you've always wondered what they're up to when your back is turned, then we would love to hear from you. At this stage, any filming we do will not be broadcast.Please contact us on email@example.com with a phone number so that we can call you back.
Rare Day ● 3041d0 Comments ● 3041d
Il Malcazone – over the road from the cinema, Putney High Street. We’ve been here many a time over the years, avoiding the back with the TV screen and the very rowdy times, and had pleasant enough (and far too large) meals. Things have been going downhill over the last couple of years, pasta getting drier, inedible, old meatballs which the staff just shrugged their shoulders about when I complained, service getting slower, but we’ve stuck with it because we only visit occasionally. Should have read the most recent Google comments about the staff and especially the manager before we went yesterday for lunch – they are not flattering. We asked for chips as a starter to munch between us, and stressed NO salt. Carbonara and Hawaiian pizza ordered. Asked for extra sauce on carbonara as last one had been very, very dry. Chips arrived same time as mains, covered in salt which brought on a huge coughing fit had to call the waiter. Told him we’d ordered no salt, he straightaway picked up a cellar and tried to pour more on, another waiter had to intervene and take them away. Hawaiian good, pizzas generally are. I had the carbonara, a huge mound of almost dry spaghetti, even the fork wouldn't lie down in it. I couldn’t get down more than a small amount, too dry to swallow. Too disappointed and annoyed to complain on this occasion, just left it, and it sat on the table for 20 minutes while other half continued his pizza. When he’d left the table to go to the bathroom, the manager approached and asked, "What's the problem with the carbonara?" in a pretty aggressive tone. I explained it was dry despite my request for more sauce, and inedible. He didn't speak, just removed it. Two minutes later an embarrassed waiter brought the cold, congealed mess back to us in a takeaway box, saying the manager had told him to. We couldn’t believe it. Other half refused to pay, and demanded it be removed from the bill. We paid for the rest and were walking out when I noticed the manager. I politely challenged him about the takeaway but suddenly, after speaking perfect English for decades, he couldn't speak more than odd words. He said the takeaway was Steven’s dinner (pizza, which he’d consumed). Then he said we’d asked for it (of course we hadn’t). Then he said he’d thrown my old dinner in the bin. Then he said yes, it was the mess I’d sent back, returned to me to take home. We both told him he should be thoroughly ashamed of himself for his disrespect towards paying customers. We will never, ever go back there again. I’ve added my disgust to the Google comments about that restaurant (can’t confirm how filthy the kitchens are, as others have commented on, I haven’t seen those), but this contempt on his part was completely unforgiveable.
Jacqui Murray ● 3072d0 Comments ● 3072d
Gymnastics and fitness is the foundation of fitness for your child. Gymnastics can teach them strength, stamina, flexibility and coordination. Plus they have loads of fun at the same time.Backflip performers.com
Katie cannon ● 3072d0 Comments ● 3072d
HiI wondered if anyone would enjoy to debate/explore some entrepreneurial ideas and see if they could lead to something? .. Possibly ideas for the next big 'web' thing? or build a product and see if it could lead to something?Yes - its a shot in the dark ..but if you are interested leave a reply!Jamieemail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Dan ● 3074d0 Comments ● 3074d
Why dont you have a BID? With a Business Improvement District you can have dedicated town centre rangers who not only are an addition to the police they are not a burden on tax payers its a win win for you!!
Barry Faust ● 3075d1 Comments ● 3075d
Headway South West London are a small local charity set up to help people affected by brain injury.We are holding a fundraising quiz night on 5th March at the Bricklayers Arms, Putney and desperately need some raffle prizes, eg tickets, vouchers, chocolates or bottles of fizz.If you are able to donate something, please contact me on email@example.com. You can find more details about us on our website - www.headwayswlondon.org
Natalie Ponting ● 3084d0 Comments ● 3084d
Dear Sir or Madam,I hope you don’t mind me getting in touch. I work as a Researcher for the Channel 4 show ‘George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces’ and I wanted to spread the following information as far and wide as possible. Is your family in desperate need of some extra space? George Clarke and his team are seeking the perfect home for their prototype extension with a twist.If you are a London homeowner with your own garden then please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details. If you are able to spread the following word to members of your community that would be wonderful.Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. Many thanks,
Steph Hopgood ● 3091d0 Comments ● 3091d
hello! I am Laura Fornoni a 22 year old Italian girl who is looking for a family to be their au pair with immediate start. I have experience with children aged 3 to 5 year old and I am a physical education teacher for children. I am in London to improve my English. I hope to hear you soon. Laura
laura fornoni ● 3107d0 Comments ● 3107d
We expect yourselves - as news "reporters" - to be less obvious in your (anti-Council/Labour) bias and also not unduly sensationalise headlines to boost your circulation at the cost of community harmony! Standard reporting practice of statistics is over a year and not three years. Imagine the tabloids reporting that house prices have shot up by (perhaps) 300% over the past 30 years? Secondly, what the Merton Council Cabinet Member, Cllr Saunders, says seems justified anyway : I regularly drive in exactly that range of the road (opposite Centre Court) and I'd prefer even more rigorous traffic law enforcement on the rogue drivers in order to be fair to us, the law abiding residents. I wonder whether Merton Council should seriously consider introducing Local Congestion Charge on non-Merton cars. I'd like to hear opinions of your readers on this last point too. Thank you.
Andy Ray ● 3115d1 Comments ● 3115d
Discovered a new small lose tea boutique stall in Wimbledon Centre Court ground floor, which has a very large selection of natural lose teas from around the world. Over 50 different types and flavours I believe. The service is excellent, and the tea flavours are simply the best. Since the shop is new, clearly requires support and I see myself restocking my tea there for the foreseeable future, I decided to do my bit to make sure they survive first few months! P.S. The girl that works there is very pleasant.
Audrius Seskanas ● 3427d2 Comments ● 3119d
Please help I now live in the USA, I used to live in Ipswich England, I hade a friend that was a teacher At a MAYFIELD SCHOOL , And I think that the School was in Wimbledon, Is there Mayfield school ? If you can help my e-mail address is email@example.com Thank You Don Mison
Donald James Mison ● 3389d3 Comments ● 3119d
Hello!We over-ordered turf for our garden, so we have some going spare if anyone wants it. It's probably about 10-15 square metres all in all.If you're interested, please call Vanessa on 07817 289566. Collection only from the Morden area First come, first served!Thanks,vanessa
vanessa ● 3271d1 Comments ● 3119d
At long last the council have decided that the money that was set aside by sainsburys for the construction of a new community centre and swimming pool in colliers wood will actually be finally used somewhere in the borough that is not wimbledon or wimbledon park it is just over 20yrs that they have held on to the money how comes it suddenly appears????????/
Matt Flaherty ● 3147d0 Comments ● 3147d
MONDAY 11TH NOVEMBER 2013 ANNOOR CENTRE OPENS ITS DOORS TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY OF ACTON. 5:00 PM onwards. 6:45 pm we have our last prayers of the day and you are welcome to see them. Speak to the people at Annoor centre, including women who wear the Niqab. Converts and Born Muslims. Refreshments will be there also. 58-70 Church Road, Acton, London W3 8PP 0208 993 6650 or 07956 468 081
A Tailor ● 3150d0 Comments ● 3150d
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Patricia Veloso ● 3169d0 Comments ● 3169d
Hello. I am a female experienced babysitting with lots of references. My availability is evenings and weekends (days too). Some afternoons but I usually don't know about those until a week in advance. I am happy to work on an adhoc basis although I would be delighted to have a regular slot to make sure I am always available - e.g. for your gym night, date night or weekend/evening classes etc. During the week I split my time between studying and the wards, as a 3rd year (mature - late 20s) medical student. By default this makes me pretty good at tutoring too. Especially science! It's probably worth mentioning I spent the last three summers dog-sitting which in another thing I love to do. If you need help with one or a combination of these, do drop me a line and we can see what we can work out. Areas preferred: Wimbledon, Tooting, Streatham, Clapham, Wandworth, Dulwich, Herne Hill
Elizabeth Sarah ● 3179d0 Comments ● 3179d
Can anyone recommend a cleaner for a one off job (about 4 hours of work) when we move out of our flat?Thanks,Fiona
Fiona Woodcock ● 3206d2 Comments ● 3181d
The recent conference on the future of Wimbledon was clearly only organised for the benefit of people hoping to make money/votes out of the town, and not for local residents. I was very disappointed that it wasn't open to local people to hear the ideas from people like Richard Rogers, and offer their own views. Poor Wimbledon seems to be exploited for the making of money and not for the benefit of the people who live here. We have already seen the Village become a retail outlet for expensive clothes and eateries, and lose it's village atmosphere. The Town centre has no independent shops left, and now more plans are being discussed without any input from residents. In the '80s there was a local people's Plan for the development of Wimbledon, which was very popular, but ignored in favour of office and shop building. Will we be ignored again?
Susan Adcock ● 3193d0 Comments ● 3193d
My Mum who is 68 will be having her Hair shaved off This Saturday in aid of Great Ormand St Children's Hospital. She needs Sponsors for a great cause.http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2096/y7q6.jpgThe event will take place Saturday 27th September at 5pm inside the Woodland Tavern Pub in St Johns Rd Isleworth Tw7.If you would like to sponsor her please call her: Shirley on 07722047468Or Send me a email (she has no Internet) Or Sponsor her via the Link Below every penny helps and will help Very Ill Children.My daughter was treated at GOSH for years, in 2005 when she was 9yrs old she was Diagnosed with Leukemia. The Staff were fantastic they Supported Her and us as a Family and she is fully recovered because of this Fantastic hospital. 2yrs ago My Niece was Born and has had to attend GOSH on many Occasions as does her sister who is 1yr old so the Hospital plays a Big part of our Life's.Thank Youhttp://www.justgiving.com/Shirley-McCarthy1?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=shares-from-eua&utm_content=Shirley-McCarthy1&utm_campaign=eua-share-facebook
Simon Anderson ● 3196d1 Comments ● 3195d
the factory may be the kodak factory that was on the deer path industrial estate??
Matt Flaherty ● 3196d0 Comments ● 3196d
I am looking for a small room - to hold maximum of 10 people to do a group fitness session. No equipment/furnishing are required. If you have a room yourself or know of a venue in Wimbledon that could be suitable please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Needed asap.
Viki Potter ● 3199d0 Comments ● 3199d
Would anyone be interested in helping with squirrel release sites this year? Please email Lucy Kells, Wildlife Aid at email@example.com if you are interested in doing a release and she can tell you what is involved.You will need to have a safe garden, away from busy roads, not millions of cats in your road and you will need to have good tree cover. You will also need to help them with food until they are established. There also needs to be a suitable tree in your garden for someone from Wildlife Aid to fix the nest box to – this video shows something similar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1ImydMx6VI (Preview) Please get in touch ASAP if you can help! Lucy Kells VN Dip. AVN (Surgical) MBVNA Hospital Manager The Wildlife Aid Foundation Randalls Farmhouse Randalls Road Leatherhead KT22 0AL Tel 01372 377332 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Web www.wildlifeaid.org.uk
Maria Babiak ● 3199d0 Comments ● 3199d
Having just read the article on the possible pedestrianisation of Wimbledon Town Centre, I was caught between two reactions. The first was 'great - how lovely'. But then I wondered what would happen to the traffic? Not all of it is through traffic - as a local resident I need to travel by car and need to pass through or around the town centre. Like many others, I've found a route avoiding the very centre, but closing it off would force even more vehicles down already crowded residential roads. The project might benefit some residents, but at the expense of others. Also, if every local town decided to ban traffic, everything would grind to a halt. Such proposals need to be considered carefully as part of a wider plan. Ideally, more people will use public transport, but there will remain a certain number of people for whom the schedules or connection make travelling to work or other regular appointments by car a necessity.I worry that this is an overly idealistic dream, and without a proper evaluation of the wider impact it could be very destructive to the lives of the very residents its proposing to better.
Julia Coleman ● 3201d0 Comments ● 3201d
I'm posting this for a Wimbledon friend who is not on the interweb.Does anyone know a good company who services oil fired boilers. If so please let me know. Thanks
Sarah Vickers ● 3220d0 Comments ● 3220d
We are looking for people who want to set up a friend or family member to appear on a prime-time, family friendly hidden camera show. The person we are looking to set up:- is approximately 25-45- lives in a house (or ground floor flat with direct street access i.e. does not share a door to the street)- has a good sense of humourIf you have someone in mind please get in touch as soon as possible! Please email: email@example.comOh, and please keep it a secret so as not to ruin the surprise!Many thanks,Chris
CPL Productions ● 3233d0 Comments ● 3233d
Size 17 (not sure what that actually means)Chest measurement 39"Good conditionFreshly dry cleanedThis would be suitable for a boy in the Upper or Lower 5th form. Perhaps a boy slightly larger than average.If anyone is interested in buying this please send me a private message. Otherwise, I'll go through the hassle of sending it to the Second Hand Uniform Sale.Thanks,Joe
Joe Wengler ● 3247d0 Comments ● 3247d
Hi there,Does anyone know of a dry cleaning service that does home collection and delivery. I need them to operate late at night or early morning due to working long hours. I would really appreciate any recommendations as i am in desperate need.Many thanks
kam barseghian ● 3346d1 Comments ● 3248d
I'm looking for a good butchers shop in my area. I currently live on Merton road next to the Tesco Express/Esso garage. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Simon Gummer ● 3260d0 Comments ● 3260d
High Court agrees to grant Judicial ReviewThe Friends of Putney Common (FofPC) learnt on Friday (12th July 2013) that its application for a Judicial Review challenging the legality of "easement agreements", allowing the building of a private road on Putney Common, has been granted by the High Court. The agreements were signed in secret by the Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators (WPCC) and Wandsworth Borough Council (WBC) in February 2012. John Howell QC, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, said that the WPCC's assertions that it is legally entitled to provide easements over Putney Common are “arguable”. A date for the Judicial Review has not yet been fixed.The proposed private road would be for the sole use of luxury flats and a two-form entry primary academy for 420 pupils to be built on the site of the former Putney Hospital, which is entirely surrounded by common land. The planning application for the development attracted a substantial number of objections from local Putney residents, including over 500 specific complaints about building roads on the Common. The planning application was by Wandsworth Council’s Children’s Services Department to Wandsworth Council acting as Planning Authority, and was granted in October 2012 but subsequently quashed by a High Court order in March 2013. Today, the site has no planning applications pending or valid consents. The decision by the High Court to allow the case to proceed to a Judicial Review is a major step forward for FofPC who have long argued that the WPCC is acting outside its powers laid down in the 1871 Wimbledon and Putney Commons Act. This Act of Parliament was specifically set up to create and protect the Common and stop encroachment on to it. In submissions to the court, the WPCC (and WBC, as an "interested party") argued that it had the authority to make such easement agreements. The parties also said that the Judicial Review application should be refused because it was “out of time” and “devoid of merit”.Despite these submissions, the High Court have granted the FofPC a Judicial Review including a Protective Costs Order and recognized the claim under the Aarhus Convention. FofPC spokesman Nicholas Evans, in whose name the Judicial Review application was made, said today:"We are delighted that the High Court has granted a Judicial Review. It is a step forward in our campaign to protect Putney Common from what we believe is unlawful encroachment by the Council. We have an excellent and very experienced legal team and we are looking forward to arguing our case in more detail before the Judge. After 18 months of acrimonious debate with the WPCC and WBC we welcome this opportunity to establish once and for all whether the Conservators can effectively sell rights to parts of the Common and allow the council to build private roads on it. We are grateful to the many local residents who have supported and helped us to reach this stage.” Notes for Editors1) Friends of Putney Common is a local community group formed by Putney residents to protect Putney Common and the site of Putney Hospital from inappropriate development.2) A planning application was made by Wandsworth Borough Council in February 2012 to build a 2FE Primary Academy School with a restricted roof-top playground and 24 luxury flats on the site of Putney Hospital. The hospital had been closed since 1998. The Council bought the site from the Wandsworth Primary Care Trust for £4.4m. The first application by the Council was declared invalid in May 2012. A further application was submitted in July 2012, which the Planning Application Committee granted permission in October 2012, despite receiving over 800 objections. This permission was quashed in the High Court in March 2013 following a legal challenge by FofPC, as it was unlawful. (See previous FofPC press releases).3) The Planning Application Number reference is 2012/0758. There is no current planning application or permission relating to the site. 4) FofPC has challenged the need for a new school at the Putney Hospital site following analysis of the background data to school projections. See Press Release ref FofPC PR 10-7-13.5) All legal exchanges between the parties have been posted on the Friends of Putney Common website, as has the notification by John Howell QC, (sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge) granting FofPC permission for the Judicial Review.
John Cameron ● 3268d0 Comments ● 3268d
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Aimara Magana ● 3288d0 Comments ● 3288d
Mayhem are currently looking for four male actors for an exciting outdoor summer production of Shakespeare’s "Much Ado About Nothing" in July. The roles still to be cast are:LEONATO, Governor of Messina (40+)ANTONIO, Leonato’s brother (40+)BORACHIO, follower of Don John (20’s+)CONRAD, follower of Don John (20’s+)This exciting production is to performed in two fantastic outdoor venues, Nonsuch Park (Cheam) on Wed 17 July & Thur 18 July and Cannizaro Park (Wimbledon) on Fri 19 July & Sat 20 July 2013. Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons in the South Wimbledon/Morden area over a four week period.Anyone interested, please contact the production team at email@example.com.Thanks
Jon Wade ● 3296d0 Comments ● 3296d
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Karl Myers ● 3297d0 Comments ● 3297d
Longshot I know...But if anyone looking here was at WHS, leaving in 1974, do please PM me.Jenny, Trisha and I are trying to organise a reunion for this time next year and would like to contact everyone - apparently there were 61 of us. Many thanks
Sara Nathan ● 3322d1 Comments ● 3313d
Wonderful food (though some of it's a bit hot for me), attentive staff, you pay a bit over the odds but it's been worth it. Sunday buffet, excellent idea to get bodies in, everything cooked fresh, gorgeous. Until two weeks ago. Restaurant completely empty bar the two of us. Had lovely starters, then a salad and wanted to think about the rest. Asked to order ... again ... and again ... and again ... and again. They fussed around our sole occupied table pushing menus in front of us, moving things around, until we were very angry and they were also annoyed with us, although we couldn't understand why. Spoilt the entire day. We complained and were told the policy had altered from what it says on the menu, "Take your time the way the Thais do", to, order your food within 90 minutes because then you can't unless you want desert, nothing else. What a shame. It used to be worth spending time and money and money in, but to be harassed and rushed like that, frankly, it's no longer worth it to us. Food no doubt still splendid, but be warned, on a Sunday it is no longer true that you will be able to take your time because if you do, even in an empty restaurant, you'll be sorry.
Jacqui Murray ● 3338d0 Comments ● 3338d
Hi there,This is a WARNING to anyone thinking of buying a leasehold property from BARRATT HOMES. I bought a flat from them in Brentford last summer, and the price they quoted as a service charge estimate in their marketing material was only HALF of what they actually charged! THEY CAN’T GET AWAY WITH THAT!!!! I hear you all shout.Correct.I took my case to the Consumer Code for Homebuilders and was awarded compensation.I have uploaded the adjudication I received – please visit the below links (I would be very interested to hear your comments or if you want help with a similar issue then please do get in touch):http://honeybadgerblog.co.ukbit.ly/16AKShuFIGHT THE POWER!
Ryan Thomas ● 3341d0 Comments ● 3341d
Thank god for people like Stephan Morris.Wimbledon needs more people like him who are brave enough to take action and support our local community and police endeavours to keep our neighbour hood safe and crime numbers down.His quick action to report a burglary and an arson attack should inspire more of us to get behind our local Police force and local hero's like Stephan.Thank you Stephan.Madeleine Preston
Madeleine Preston ● 3341d0 Comments ● 3341d
Many of the 45,000 households who pay the WPCC levy for the upkeep and conservation of the Commons live in Wimbledon. Quite a few of them do not - they are nearer to Putney Common or are in Putney Parish.But I'm sure we can all agree wherever we live that the body of Trustees set up originally by an Act of Parliament in 1871 have done a pretty good job of looking after this important open space. So why have I, and a local community group called 'Friends of Putney Common' (www.friendsofputneycommon.org) resorted to applying to the High Court for a judicial review of the Conservators recent actions to sell rights to Wandsworth Borough Council allowing them to build roads and paths on Putney Common? Because we believe this is in direct contravention to the 1871 Act and is clearly unlawful.Some key questions which might prompt you to look further into this unfortunate situation are given below. Full details can be seen on the website I mentioned above.1) The Conservators knew when they signed an agreement in July 2010 to build roads on Putney Common to facilitate a new health clinic on the old Putney Hospital site, that the plans for the clinic had already been cancelled by the WPHT board in September 2009. Why did they go ahead anyway? Were they in cahoots with the Council?2) They may claim that they would be "reclaiming" land from the Hospital for the Common. But this was land already designated in the 1871 Act as Common. They didn't need to take this action to reclaim it. Was it just the £250,000 "access fee" that tempted them?3) When the Council announced that it would buy the site and build flats and a huge primary school for 420 pupils, did they ask local residents for their views? They did not. They went ahead and signed another agreement, this time with an "access fee" of £350,000. All done in secret.4) When they were sent two legal opinions by Barristers briefed by Friends of Putney Common showing that their actions were "ultra vires" (beyond their statutory powers) why did they still push ahead?5) Why are they fighting to hold on to their promised money and not protecting our common?6) Why does this also matter to residents of Wimbledon who do not live near Putney Common? Because the Conservators claim that they can grant "easements" to build roads not necessary to protect the common, to facilitate development. In clear contravention of the 1871 Act. Next time they act in this high-handed and secret manner, it may well be a chunk of Wimbledon Common in their sights, and not just Putney Common.NickWebsite: www.friendsofputneycommon.orgTwitter @FofPCEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicholas Evans ● 3344d0 Comments ● 3344d
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Kelly Lee ● 3352d0 Comments ● 3352d
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Jeniffer Hoffman ● 3355d0 Comments ● 3355d
Dear Editor,In its comments onthe CDZ the St Helier Pub Group seems unable to accept that Merton, just like other councils, has absolutely no power to stop pubs closing, or to prevent their being converted into shops or eating establishments. Even on the one occasion when we refused a pub’s replacement by housing, on the grounds of loss of a community facility, the owners didn’t bother to appeal but turned it into a restaurant instead. The policy in our 2003 Unitary Development Plan designed to offer protection to pubs used for community purposes has been rendered worthless by later changes in national planning rules.Yours,Philip Jones (Councillor)Chair, Planning Applications Committee.
Philip Jones ● 3367d0 Comments ● 3367d
Are you longing to say ‘thank you’ to someone who’s changed your life, but can’t track them down?Or, after years of feeling guilty, do you want to apologise to someone and make amends?If you need support, a new BBC One programme is here to help.‘The Gift’ is an inspirational new programme for BBC One that can put you in touch with the person you desperately need to say ‘I’m sorry’ or ‘thank you’ to. Our team of experts will help track down the person you want to find, offer professional and emotional support as you meet them face to face, and help you find a gift or gesture that represents your feelings.If you feel ready to express your gratitude or seek forgiveness and would like our help, please get in touch. Visit www.walltowall.co.uk/thegift.aspx for more information and to submit an application form. We look forward to hearing from you.Alternatively, please write to ‘The Gift’, Wall to Wall Television, 85 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8TX for an application form.
Rachel Ozers ● 3401d0 Comments ● 3401d
Hello, Starfish Greathearts Foundation are hosting a 24hour Spinning® Marathon fundraiser event on the 8th-9th of March 2013, from 6pm-6pm! This event consists of teams of up to 10 members cycling around the clock in a relaxed and friendly environment, kindly provided for by Pedal Studios on Fulham high-street. Snacks and drinks are provided! So, how does it work?- Hour long classes will run back to back throughout the 24hour event.- In your team you will need to work out how long each person will Spin® for (as the classes are an hour each, participants will need to do at least one hour).- All teams will be asked to submit a schedule prior to the event.- There will be a chill out zone so you are welcome to stay and cheer on your team members when you're not Spinning®, or just come along for your slot.- Your instructor will guide you on a virtual tour (over mountains, down hill etc), however throughout the session you will have control of the resistance on your bike.- The challenge is about hours on the bike, you will not be cycling a certain distance.- Enter a team of any size (up to 10 people).- Or get in touch as an individual if you wish to join a team.- Each team is asked to raise £500. Take on this challenge and raise money for Starfish to help children affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Africa. The Starfish Greathearts Foundation is an international developmental charity whose goals are to empower communities in southern Africa, and to deliver professional and sustainable services to children affected by poverty and the HIV/AIDS pandemic.For more information visit our Starfish homepage: http://www.starfishcharity.org
Hester Enthoven ● 3413d0 Comments ● 3413d
Thumbs down to TIMPSON of Wimbledon ! Do not bother spending money on a lifetime battery guarantee in here. I did, on 23.10.2009 at 13.12 hrs for a watch I treasure, I paid the extra and was promised I would never have to pay for another watch battery at that shop. I was given a printed receipt stating, “Lifetime battery”. Made tatty and fragile over the years, I have nonetheless retained my receipt. Yesterday was the first day I needed to avail myself of my “lifetime battery”. The young lad in the shop told me that I should have been given a card, the receipt I had been supplied with wasn’t enough. I explained that was all I was given. He told me twice that I couldn’t have purchased the original battery at that shop. He was reassured by myself and my partner who was with me on the day of purchase, that I had. He insisted that I had not, and told me that the till receipts they issued looked different than that I was showing him. I told him yes, perhaps they’d changed them over the years. He waved his badge at me and told me he’d been there since 2006 and it was not from them (which it was), and that I would have to pay another £17+ for another “lifetime battery”. After many years of being loyal to that particular Timpson, neither of us will ever enter it again. I do not wish to have it implied by a youngster that I am lying about where I purchased a battery, nor do I wish to hand that same shop yet more money for the same service that I had purchased and which had been guaranteed years earlier. So, thumbs down Timpson. Customer care today, dreadful, it's put us off for good ! Be warned, all.
Jacqui Murray ● 3416d0 Comments ● 3416d
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Keira Paton ● 3453d0 Comments ● 3453d
My fiance and I will shortly be moving to Wimbledon from London Bridge. I am vegetarian and I wondered if anybody has any recommendations for local restaurants offering a good selection of vegetarian food? Many thanks,Philippa
Philippa May ● 3467d2 Comments ● 3459d
I am selling everything due to relocation, here is the list and offers accepted.Thank youBed Frame Super King Size Head Board and sliding drawers Bed side table with drawers x2 Mattress TOTAL £400.00 CD/DVD towers x2 £25.00 Tall Table with drawers £70.00 Tv stand £25.00 Folding Tables x2 £15.00 Coffe table with basquet drawers £80.00 BBQ Set With Utensils £30.00 Piaggio Vespa LX50 Derestricted £1,300.00 Bose Soundock 10 £300.00 Wii Wii Fit Guitarr Hero 7 games Controllers TOTAL £160.00 Leather Foot Stool Sofa - bed TOTAL £900.00 Home Theather with DVD (multiregion) £100.00 Cactus £30.00 Darts £15.00 Microwave £50.00 Electric oven £20.00 Fondue set £15.00 Kitchen shelve unit £10.00 Ladder £5.00 Frame / Picture x 8 £5.00 Dyson hoover £150.00 Tennis Raquets x2 £5.00 Poker set £30.00 Steamer Nilfisk £30.00 Steamer Home Pure (cloth steamer) £15.00 3ft Artificial Christams Tree £30.00 Small artifiacial christmas tree £5.00 Stool £5.00 Bathroom rack £10.00 Clothes Rack / Line £5.00 Lamps x2 £10.00 Double Inflatable bed with cover £10.00 Kitchen Clock £5.00 Vase with flowers £10.00 Crystal vase with artificial orchid £10.00 Pedal Rubish Bin 40-50 Lt £10.00 Golf Clubs £250.00 Tom Tom £50.00
Sabine van ● 3460d0 Comments ● 3460d
Sainsbury’s Wimbledon has presented its local 19th Wimbledon Scout Group with a Community Grant for £500.00This will help to support towards the rebuilding the scout hall. The Sainsbury’s Community Grant scheme, helping charitable groups in the local community, is funded by sales of ‘Bags for Life’. So for customers at Sainsbury’s Wimbledon buying a ‘Bag for Life’, this means that they are not only doing great things for the environment, but are also making a contribution to their local community. Sainsbury’s Wimbledon Store Manager, Denis Young, said: “Our store is at the heart of the local community and it is important that we can do as much as we can to support it. When we heard about 19th Wimbledon Scout Group, we were really pleased to be able to help out.”Last year alone the Community Grants scheme provided £135k worth of donations, nominated by store managers and colleagues from stores nation wide.
Sean Smith ● 3476d0 Comments ● 3476d
Hi,I am looking for baby sitter job/house cleaning job,if you need any help plz let me know.My contact number is 07424599833.Thank you.
Ameeda Karamat ● 3480d0 Comments ● 3480d
Save a Life for Your New Year’s ResolutionPeople from Wimbledon are being asked to consider saving a life or three for their New Year’s resolution by giving blood in 2013.As the festive cheer leaves us and people ponder how to make the New Year better than the last, NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is challenging people to spare an hour of their time to donate blood.The New Year’s resolution message comes at a time when there a need to recruit new donors after a dramatic decline in the number of younger donors signing up in 2012. NHSBT aims to recruit 100,000 new donors in 100 days to counteract this drop and protect future blood stocks. With blood donation sessions available for people to book an appointment throughout 2013, it is important that people from Wimbledon help to maintain stocks as hospital demand for blood remains high at the start of the year. John Canning NHSBT’s lead donor relations manager for the South East said: “New Year’s resolutions have become a bit cliché over the past few years as people always set themselves up for big challenges they are unable to complete. Our challenge is a simple one plus we can guarantee donors a warm welcome, a hot cup of tea and a biscuit to help boost their sense of achievement not to mention the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping sick and injured people in local hospitals with each and every donation they make.” For those keen to take up the challenge, they can do so at one of the following donor sessions:Upcoming local sessions:Wimbledon, Sacred Heart PresbyteryEdge Hill Wimbledon SW19 4LUMonday 14th January17:00 - 20:00Thursday 17th January17:00 - 20:00 Raynes Park, Dundonald Church 577 Kingston Road Raynes Park SW20 8SATuesday 8th January14:00 - 16:30 & 17:30 - 20:00Anyone aged between 17-65, weighing more than 50 kg (7 stone 12lbs) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor. There is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years.For more information or to book an appointment, call 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk
Alpana Patel ● 3483d0 Comments ● 3483d
Can anyone recommend a good local solicitor for the conveyancing (sale) of a flat?
Charles Lawrence ● 3530d2 Comments ● 3495d
On Saturday 24th November 2012 we are holding a unique 12hour Spinning Marathon event, inviting teams of 4-6 people to take on this relay challenge to raise money for Starfish Greathearts Foundation. The event will be held locally at Pedal Studio in Wimbledon, and so we are calling upon local businesses, shops and residents to join us by forming a team in this memorable challenge.Starfish Greathearts Foundation is an international development charity supporting over 25,000 children who have been orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS in southern Africa.Date: Saturday 24th November 2012Time: 8am-8pmPlace: Pedal Studio, WimbledonFor more details and to sign up please visit our website - http://www.starfishcharity.org/general-content.aspx?id_Content=964Thanks and hope to see some of you there!
Starfish Greathearts Foundation ● 3517d0 Comments ● 3517d
Dear Musicians and Budding Musicians,We're starting up a new, traditional British Brass Band in SW15, which will be led by professional musicians and will be accessible for people of all ages and musical experience (or none!)We plan to rehearse in Putney on Wednesday evenings. Coaching can be provided for learner and progressing players and we have a stock of instruments too.We are certainly looking also to recruit experienced players to form the core of the band and we're seeking people who used to play (doesn't matter how many years ago) and who could be tempted to make a musical comeback :-)We aim to build our band into a valuable community resource, capable of supporting local churches, schools and other organisations, and available to assist at Civic events etc.If we can be permitted to blow our own trumpet for a minute (excuse the pun), we've helped establish new community bands like this in other parts of the capital and it continues to be a wonderful experience for all involved. Our new Putney Band would be part of our wider brass banding network and players would be able to join in Massed Bands central events with approx 100 musicians from the rest of our London network.If a bit more background on brass banding is needed, we play cornets (trumpet), flugelhorn, tenor horns, baritone horns, trombones, euphoniums, tubas (basses) and percussion (inc drum kit). If you already play another instrument, the transition to brass can be achieved quite fast with some help and guidance.If you are interested, or if you know someone who might be, please take a look at our website at www.fourhillsmusic.co.uk or send me an email on email@example.com or call me on 020.8366.0657 to discuss further.Thanks for reading and please help us bring the inspiring sound of brass banding to the streets of SW15.MartynMartyn Stogden BA (Hons) Music & LitDirector - NLB Brass Band NetworkFour Hills Music020.firstname.lastname@example.org
Martyn Stogden ● 3521d0 Comments ● 3521d
Merton Council are currently consulting residents via an online survey available through their website on proposed new dog control orders, this consultation finishes on the 2nd November so be quick. These new orders include; Dogs to be kept on a lead at all times in small areas of public land and open spaces of less than half a hectare- this is about the size of a football pitch. Also all dogs must be put on a lead when directed by an authorised officer?. They also want want to restrict the number of dogs walked by anyone person to four dogs. These bye-laws are to address the problem of dangerous and out of control dogs in the borough apparently. If anyone is interested there is an online petition running at the moment to object to these proposals. We think that anyone who lives, studies or works in Merton should be able to enjoy all the boroughs open spaces in return for responsible dog ownership.Once again the responsible dog owners and walkers will be targeted as we are the ones who control our dogs and clean up after them. We would like Merton to reconsider these proposals and extend the number of dogs walked to six also a proper licensing system and code of conduct should be introduced. If you would like to sign this petition here is the linkhttp://petitions.merton.gov.uk/epetition_core/community/petition/43Thank you
Therese Fullerton ● 3539d0 Comments ● 3539d
• Sainsbury’s Wimbledon customers will have the chance to see the Paralympic Torch on Thursday 18th October between 9:30am and 11:30am • On the day, customers were able to hold and take photos of the Torch• The Torch is now on a special 400 Sainsbury’s store tour, from Monday 24th September to Thursday 1st NovemberFollowing the success of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay, Sainsbury’s Wimbledon customers will have the chance to see the Paralympic Torch as it goes on a special tour across the UK. The Sainsbury’s Paralympic Torch Experience will see the Paralympic Torch travel to 400 Sainsbury’s stores across the country. The Torch’s epic journey will begin at Sainsbury’s Bradford Upon-Avon and ends at the retailer’s Lampeter store on Thursday 1st November.The Torch is one of 620 Torches used in the 24 hour Relay which took place from Stoke Mandeville in Aylesbury, the home of the Paralympic Movement, to the Olympic Park in Stratford, London on Tuesday 28th to Wednesday 29th August. 101 stores from other areas across the country previously saw the Torch ahead of and during the Games and now the retailer, and first ever Paralympic Games-only sponsor, is extending it to the rest of the country. The Torch will be at the store between 9:30am and 11:30am. Sainsbury’s is the first ever sole sponsor of the Paralympic Games, which took place from 29th August to 9th September, and the only retailer which gave people across the UK the chance to see the Torch. Sainsbury’s Wimbledon Store Manager Denis Young added: “We’ve really enjoyed playing our part in raising awareness of the London 2012 Paralympic Games in Wimbledon. For our customers, it’s a once in a lifetime chance for them to see the Torch and feel the buzz of the Paralympic Games, which we’re proud to have sponsored.”
Sean Smith ● 3541d0 Comments ● 3541d
Pulse Films are currently producing a documentary about someone who grew up on Phipps Bridge and we're really trying to track down some video or film footage or photographs of the area during the 1980's - early 1990's. Can you help? Do you have your own old home video? or know someone who does? or some photo's maybe? or do you remember seeing it used as a location in a film or on TV? Or do you remember the estate being in the news for any reason? If so any guide towards dates, time, channel - Any help or suggestions at all - would be greatly appreciated.Please contact me at Pulse Films - email@example.comBest WishesJo Stones
Jo Stones ● 3569d1 Comments ● 3560d
Sainsbury’s taking part in the second-annual ‘Million Meal Appeal’ on 6th and 7th October in partnership with FareShare Sainsbury’s Wimbledon colleagues are encouraging residents to help tackle food poverty this October by taking part in a nationwide food-drive run by Sainsbury’s and FareShare, the national charity tackling hunger across the UK. The second annual Million Meal Appeal takes place on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th October and will benefit more than 700 charities and projects across the UK.Last year’s ‘Million Meal Appeal’, which took place on Saturday 26th November, was a huge success and involved 600 Sainsbury’s stores including Wimbledon. Thanks to customers’ generosity, together with Sainsbury’s pledge to match donations, FareShare could deliver food for over 1.2 million meals to 700 charities and community projects it supports. Wimbledon residents’ contribution was significant, with enough food collected at the retailer’s Sainsbury’s Wimbledon to provide 2000 meals to charities across the UK .This year’s appeal will see over 900 stores involved in the two-day food-drive to help 720 charities and community projects which FareShare supports. Customers will again be able to choose to donate an item from the Million Meal Appeal shopping list which consists of long-life products including tinned goods, dried pasta, pasta sauce, rice, tea and instant coffee. The items are purchased as normal and then placed in the collection box after checkout. Customers shopping on Sainsbury’s Online can also choose to make a £1 donation between 3rd and 9th October.Sainsbury’s Community Affairs Manager Andy White said: “We had such an overwhelming response from our customers to last year’s initiative and we’re excited to be working with FareShare on the second ‘Million Meal Appeal’. The total of 1.2 million meals donated in 2011 would be enough to feed a sold-out London Olympic stadium 15 times! We hope from this year’s campaign that we can further raise the awareness of food poverty in the UK and support those charities and projects that need our help”.Assisting in the food drive will be local volunteers who are currently being recruited by FareShare. Potential volunteers are encouraged to visit www.fareshare.org.uk with their family and friends to register. Participants will be able to choose their preferred Sainsbury’s store to volunteer at and have the choice of a morning or afternoon shift. Lindsay Boswell, CEO, FareShare, added: “The Million Meal Appeal has come at a crucial time. Around 5.8 million people live in deep poverty in the UK, meaning they struggle to afford everyday essentials like food. I hope many Sainsbury’s Wimbledon customers can support the Appeal and help us to provide even more food to the charities and community projects we support across the country”.
Sean Smith ● 3562d0 Comments ● 3562d
At 2.45 am (Sunday morning) a bike (small) roared past our flats, skidded, came back and did it again. On the 12th time I was about to phone the police, couldn't see through trees what was happening, but could hear shouting, then a siren sounded close by and shortly afterwards, a helicopter passed overhead twice. Anyone know what was going on?
Jacqui Murray ● 3564d1 Comments ● 3563d
Tandem Centre is in Colliers Wood not Wimbledon.
Jenny Grimsdell ● 3565d1 Comments ● 3564d
"Merton Chamber of Commerce chairman Andrew Wakefield was surprised to receive a parking ticket outside his house in Wimbledon."I was always surprised to get a parking ticket, in Wimbledon or anywhere else, until I realised it's a big con.I made a decision back in 2004 NEVER to pay a PCN (penalty charge notice) And I never have. I've made about 15 appeals to PATAS and I have won every single appeal, except one, and I would have taken that to judicial review (and won) but I just don't have the time. So my message is: don't pay, appeal. You have to make the first appeal to the council, which is a waste of time because they will ALWAYS send you a Notice of Rejection. Then you appeal to PATAS. PATAS are not independent, they are funded by parking ticket money, but there is some attempt at impartiality. They are qualified solicitors at least. It's not the money, it's the principle. And if they want to take my £120 penalty charge (always lawfully) they are going to have to spent thousands to get it. If everyone did the same the system would collapse. Reply if you have PCNs and don't have time to appeal them. I'm .... nah, council might be monitoring this site.
Kate Walsh ● 3649d1 Comments ● 3565d
I just wondered if anyone had any information about this. I was surprised when I took an elderly gentleman with visual impairment to the centre last week (something I've done several times over the last couple of years) to find that the walk-in centre has been amalgamated into A&E and the building has a new function; pre-operative care, if memory serves me correctly. I don't remember seeing anything about it anywhere.I wasn't impressed with the system and wondered how recent this change is.
Anne Horsburgh ● 3565d0 Comments ● 3565d
Does anyone know where you can sell videos of films in Wimbledon or Putney? We've got about 80 to get rid of. Would love any advice.
Jacqui Murray ● 3571d0 Comments ● 3571d
I have recently had to close my deceased husband's architectural practice and there is quite a lot of stuff that I don't just want to dump, I would much rather that it was used if anyone wants it. Here is a list, please contact me if there is anything that you want - you would, of course, have to collect. We are on the boarders of Hammersmith/Chiswick.3 x Desk with three drawers3 x Drawing boards (on stands)5 x Wooden drawing boards6 x A1 Plan chests 3 x 2-drawer filing cabinets1 x 3 drawer filing cabinetBlack Remploy shelving, varying depths and heights30 approx. x Nomid metal drawing hangers with wall fixingsI can send you photos if any of these items.
Pat Smith ● 3576d0 Comments ● 3576d
West London Ball Hockey Club presents this exiting new sport to the local community of Ealing. "something different" "Important: We play with trainers not roller blades"Our Children programme costs £18 per-child for the whole term(10 weeks)or £3 per-session. New term starts on the 15 of September 2012 from 09:45am - 10:45am, Saturday mornings. Equipment provided. Coaching followed by a game. End of term prizes awarded.Location: "Elthorne Sports Centre. Westlea Road, off Boston Road, Hanwell W7 2AD".This sport is hugely famous in Canada, Czech and Slovak. Our Values are; Respect, Sportsmanship, Considering others, Affordable, Family friendly, Fun. These values resonate in our children's programme.We are affiliated with UK Dek (Ball) hockey association (UKDHA). & International street/ball hockey federation (ISBHF). "One of our Aim is to Celebrates multiculturalism by introducing children (boys/girls age 5-14 year) to this fast & active sport which is good for fitness and health.To learn more about our aims, prizes for the children, and how do we ensure safe and fun environment for children.Please contact: Nicky Rae on 07906 638 612, OREmail: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details (you can also request e-brochure).Website: www.londonballhockey.co.uk
Waseem Nayyer ● 3577d0 Comments ● 3577d
The community sharing organisation I work for - www.streetbank.com - is organising a night of socialising and swishing (item swapping) in Hammersmith on Thursday 20th September.It's FREE and set to be rather fun by the looks of things.All info here including registration for your free ticket:http://streetbanklive.eventbrite.com/Looking forward to seeing you there!Tess
Tess Riley ● 3577d0 Comments ● 3577d
TV production company Twofour (The Hotel Inspector and Cornwall with Caroline Quentin) are looking for people with belongings in self-storage for a major new ITV1 daytime series.With a clutter-busting format along the lines of ‘The Life Laundry’ and ‘Cash in the Attic’ the series will feature couples, families and friends who have had their items in self-storage for some time and who are now willing to send some of their hidden treasures to auction.We are looking for:- Couples/families with items in storage that are no longer needed- Individuals who store belongings that are not welcome in the house- Long-standing collectors with no space left in their home- Or people who just can’t let go of their stuff because it has sentimental value and currently doesn’t have a place in the homeUltimately you need to be willing to “Skip it”, “Sell it” or “Keep it”.Perhaps your partner, family or friends are nagging you to look at your storage situation! If this sounds like you, or you know someone who fits the bill, then please contact us – we might be able to turn your possessions into hard cash.Email via email@example.com
Sheryl Bawden ● 3583d0 Comments ● 3583d
These 2 have probably being doing this and similiar thefts/robberies for years. Their families must be aware of their activities and, in not reporting them, are complicit in their crimes. They have no value in our society and will be unemployable throught their lives. Law abiding citizens carry those like this, who prey on society.
Ian Phipps ● 3593d0 Comments ● 3593d
2 x Weekend tickets for Reading Festival (with Car Parking and food vouchers)Line up below:http://www.readingfestival.co.uk/line-up/Key headline acts are Foo Fights, Kasabian, Florence and the Machine, The CurePrice: £375 in total for both tickets
Gemma Matthews ● 3602d0 Comments ● 3602d
A application has been received by Merton Council to re-develop the Grove Tavern opposite South Wimbledon tube station as a Tesco Metro.
Alistair Deacon ● 3624d4 Comments ● 3606d
I'm interested to know how many people have fallen foul of the decision to enforce this very unsatisfactory road layout?
Jessica Hall ● 3624d2 Comments ● 3612d
Starfish Greathearts Foundation is holding its annual 10k and 5k ‘Breakfast Run’ at Brockwell Park on Sunday 23rd September, where we hope to expect a crowd of about 300 runners. Each runner will receive a picnic bag part sponsored by Cadbury’s and Lucozade to enjoy following the run. There will also be fun for all the family with a 100 metre dash for the kids, bouncy castle, face painter and a Nando's picnic, so if you're not a runner or want to come along to support then there is still lots on offer in our festival area for everyone! Entry for the 5k race is £12 and £23 for the 10k. This promises to be a great community event, whilst also helping the 25,000 children who have been orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV/Aids in South Africa which Starfish supports. Take a look at our website for further details and to sign up - http://www.starfishcharity.org/home.aspx?id_content=166 or comment back on here if you have any further queries!
Starfish Greathearts Foundation ● 3617d0 Comments ● 3617d
Dear SW19I was surprised that the Tory led “Save our Rec” campaign tried to claim credit for the recent award of the Green Flag award to Dundonald Rec. The credit goes to the many genuine local people who over many years have worked to improve the park through the local Friends of Dundonald.“Save our Rec” is campaigning against a possible £6.5M investment planned for that space, by telling local people that the scheme to expand the adjacent excellent primary school will reduce the open space in the park. The plans show that to be clearly untrue. Their campaign threatens this investment which will provide much needed school places for local Wimbledon children as well as replacing an obsolete 50 year old wooden pavilionYours sincerelyCouncillor Peter WalkerMember Friends of Dundonald Park
Peter Walker ● 3621d0 Comments ● 3621d
Television production company Rival Media are producing an exciting two part special for Sky1 following on from the success of last years 'Rooftop Rainforest' series and are looking for families to take part. Last year we built a living rainforest on top of Westfield Shopping centre…..This year, the project is even more ambitious and we need people like YOU to take part.We are looking for families to take on an experiment for a week – it will be fun but challenging and will involve the whole family !If you would like to take part in this exciting series please get in touch to find out more information. Please provide a brief description of your family, a recent family photo and picture of the property you live in to: firstname.lastname@example.orgFilming will take place over one week in August, with a live show in September. Applications close soon so please get in touch if interested.We look forward to hearing from you
James Silsbury ● 3629d0 Comments ● 3629d
Welcome. My name is Barbara. I'm cleaning lady. I do regular cleaning & ironing, washing clothes, I have experience and references.I am also a seamstress I will help in minor repairs of sewing.Barbara call email@example.com
Barbara Dobrowolska ● 3629d0 Comments ● 3629d
Can anyone recommend a good local computer servicing company? I recently paid quite a bit of money to have someone come round to sort out my computer, but I'm still not happy with the results. Does anyone have knowledge of a good, reliable company that they have used themselves?
Colin Jordan ● 3636d0 Comments ● 3636d
Anyone got a PCN for driving on the bus lane at Hartfield Rd? After the bus station and before the bus stop for shopping centre - the bus lane was introduced in Nov/Dec last year I think. Thousands of drivers have had PCNs for driving in this bus lane - at least one thousand a day on the first few weeks. I'm not joking. 1000 a day at £120. Do the math. Yet, I hardly ever see a bus in that bus lane. If you've had a PCN for entering this bus lane please post and I'll contact you.
Kate Walsh ● 3649d0 Comments ● 3649d
Streetbank Photo Competition: prizes to be won!Streetbank is a website that aims to help people reduce their consumption and collaborate with one another to create happier, more sustainable communities.Streetbank is running a photo competition asking 'what does community mean to you' and we would love you to get involved! Higgidy Pies (for adults) and an RSPB membership (for kids) to be won... not to mention the kudos of featuring on the Streetbank website! Check it out here: www.streetbank.com/competition We've very much looking forward to seeing your entries.Tesstess@streetbank.com
Tess Riley ● 3668d0 Comments ● 3668d
• Sainsbury’s Wimbledon donated 75 pounds worth of gift vouchers and 270 pounds worth of Jubilee Family Festival Tickets to St Lawrence Church’s street party in Morden park, local charities- Foodbank Day Out and Wimbledon Guild’s Jubilee Tea Party and to NCT wiggle and giggle jubilee disco. • Sainsbury’s colleagues have attended to support the events on the day.• Jubilee celebrations took place across the country between Saturday 2nd and Tuesday 5th June.Colleagues at Sainsbury’s Wimbledon have made a royal gesture to support local celebrations. The NCT Wiggle & Giggle Jubilee Disco has been taking place in Wimbledon Sacred Heart Church with 70 of Wimbledon and Wandsworth mums with their children. They arranged the special party to mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign. To support this once-in-a-lifetime event, Sainsbury’s Wimbledon has donated 75 pounds of gift vouchers to support the celebrations. The donation was made from the store’s Local Donations’ budget. Sainsbury’s Wimbledon Store Manager Denis Young said: “The Jubilee celebrations promise to be a fantastic occasion for our customers and we wanted to help make this historic event a memorable occasion for all. I am sure that all our customers will have a great time celebrating 60 years of the Queen’s reign”.Sainsbury’s supported a number of events over the Jubilee weekend, including Sainsbury’s Jubilee Family Festival in Hyde Park on the 2nd and 3rd June and the Thames Riverboat Pageant, where two boats have carried Sainsbury’s guests and colleagues. The retailer was also the lead corporate sponsor for the Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods Project, which aims to plant six million native British trees to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. ‘The Jubilee Family Festival Presented by Sainsbury’s’ has taken place in Hyde Park, on Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June 2012 and has been a once in a lifetime experience for the whole family to enjoy. Visitors treated to some of the nation’s best live music and entertainment including an unforgettable 70 minute Disney Concert produced specially to mark the Jubilee celebrations. The Festival had capacity for 50,000 ticket holders on each day and world famous promoter Harvey Goldsmith CBE, has organised the Festival on behalf of Sainsbury’s.
Shahin Ahamed ● 3672d0 Comments ● 3672d
An innovative food donation drive at Sainsbury’s Wimbledon saw customers donate enough food to provide 603 kilos of food to people suffering from food poverty. Sainsbury’s and Wimbledon Foodbank teamed up to hold the first ever food donation drive at the store, situated in Worple road. The collection, known as the ‘Help feed local people in crisis’, took place on Saturday 26th May 2012. The aim of the initiative was to collect enough food to provide a minimum of three days non-perishable emergency food to people in crisis. Thanks to the generosity of customers at Sainsbury’s Wimbledon, a massive 603 kilos of food were donated locally. Food is given to people in crisis identified by front line care professionals – Health Visitors, Doctors, Social Workers, Church and Community Workers.For Sainsbury's, corporate responsibility means many things. It is about providing our customers with the widest choice of quality food, at fair prices. But also about paying our suppliers a fair price and providing the reassurance of knowing that they have a buyer for their products on reasonable terms. It means enriching our communities through employment and career development opportunities, while growing our business profitably for our shareholders. And it means making the most effective use of our valuable resources like water and electricity, and respecting the local environment.In 2010-11 Foodbanks fed 5,857 people and in 2011-12 the figure is 14,642.Food is also given to underpin the work of care centres for the Homeless and Women’s Refuges, and charities who feed people sleeping on the streets.The foodbank is an initiative of The Trussell Trust, a Christian based organisation, committed to launching life changing, community-based projects. The Trussell Trust partners with local churches and communities to launch foodbanks in their towns. Foodbanks signpost clients to other agencies able to help resolve the underlying cause of the crisis. A client struggling with debt would be referred to CAB or Christians against Poverty who specialise in resolving debt problems.
Shahin Ahamed ● 3672d0 Comments ● 3672d
HiIf you have any disused or unwanted bikes that are just rusting away or taking up too much space at home, i can arrange for them to be collected. It is a hobby of mine to retore old bikes that people no longer want. If this appeals to you please get in contact.RegardsGuy
Guy Roberts ● 3682d0 Comments ● 3682d
Hi,I am looking to rent an apartment or house in SW19 during the tennis championships. Probably from Saturday 23 June to Sunday 8 July. Minimum 2 bedrooms (no maximum), need WiFi and preferably walking distance to the tennis courts. I am a clean, tidy, non-smoker and have been renting houses in SW19 during the Wimbledon championships for the last eight years. It's always been through the tennis letting companies, but I'm hoping to 'cut out the middleman' this year. Very happy to meet house owners in advance. Please call James on 07780 670000 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.orgThank you.
James Stevenson ● 3683d0 Comments ● 3683d
Visit Sainsbury’s Wimbledon(worple road), on Saturday, May 26th from 10am to 4pm and you’ll find Wimbledon foodbank collecting all kinds of non-perishable food from the public to feed local people in crisis. Supermarket collections are one of the main ways that the foodbank is stocked and with the foodbank busier than ever The Trussell Trust is asking people to give generously. “The current economic climate means more and more people are struggling to put food on the table, so we really need local citizens to give what they can to help” says Revd. Marcus Bennett, Wimbledon foodbank manager. “It’s not just people on low incomes who are feeling the pinch at the moment, increased redundancy and fewer jobs are having a real impact on local people and we’re seeing more people turning to the foodbank for help.” Wimbledon foodbank launched last November and has fed over 417 people and given away 4 tonnes of food, of which 700 kilos was in April alone. The single biggest reason that people are referred to food bank is benefit delay (29%) followed by low income (19%). Other reasons include delayed wages, domestic violence, sickness, debt. All those who receive emergency food are referred by frontline professionals such as doctors, social workers and Citizens Advice Bureau. The foodbank aims to help people through short term crisis by providing emergency food parcels. Wimbledon foodbank centre also provides support and signposting to help combat the long term problem.Thank you to Sainsbury’s Wimbledon and Zipcar who partner with us to make the food collection work!
Shahin Ahamed ● 3684d0 Comments ● 3684d
Local charities in Wimbledon are in with a chance of receiving a year’s worth of fundraising support thanks to Sainsbury’s Wimbledon. The retailer’s Local Charity Partner scheme is now in it’s forth year and colleagues at the store, situated in worple road, are looking for a local charity who they can provide help and support to from 20th June. Sainsbury’s Wimbledon is asking customers and colleagues to put forward the names of charities based in Wimbledon that are important to them. From 9th to 23rd May, customers can vote for their favourite local charity. To vote, customers simply fill out a form and pop it into the store’s Local Charity Partner voting box, situated at the front of the store.A shortlist of nominations will be drawn up after the closing date and the store’s colleagues will then invite the three charities that they feel best fit the needs of the community into store to talk about how Sainsbury’s can support them. The store will then choose a charity to partner with for the next 12 months.
Shahin Ahamed ● 3688d0 Comments ● 3688d
The search is on….Sainsbury’s Merton is on the lookout for a new Local Charity Partner • Sainsbury’s Local Charity Partner scheme is back for its fourth year• Merton customers can vote in-store for their favourite local charity between 9th and 23rd May• The winning charity will be announced in June and will receive a year’s worth of fundraising and support from the store’s colleagues and customersLocal charities in Colliers Wood are in with a chance of receiving a year’s worth of fundraising support thanks to Sainsbury’s Merton. The retailer’s Local Charity Partner scheme is now in it’s forth year and colleagues at the store, situated in Merton High Street, are looking for a local charity who they can provide help and support to from 20th June. Sainsbury’s Merton is asking customers and colleagues to put forward the names of charities based in Colliers Wood that are important to them. From 9th to 23rd May, customers can vote for their favourite local charity. To vote, customers simply fill out a form and pop it into the store’s Local Charity Partner voting box, situated at the front of the store.A shortlist of nominations will be drawn up after the closing date and the store’s colleagues will then invite the three charities that they feel best fit the needs of the community into store to talk about how Sainsbury’s can support them. The store will then choose a charity to partner with for the next 12 months.Last year, the store’s Local Charity Partner was Mitcham Peter and Paul Scouts and Guides group. During a year’s worth of fundraising, colleagues managed to raise over £500. Following the partnership, the store will continue to provide support to the charity, including in store collections, donations, store grant.Last year, Sainsbury’s stores and their customers helped more than 1000 charities and organisations across the UK through fundraising and volunteering and gave more than £1.5million of support to local communities.Sainsbury’s Merton’s Store Manager Dave Curness said: “Our last charity partnership with Mitcham Peter and Paul Scout and Guides Group proved a great success and we’re looking forward to continuing to support them. Our customers now have a fantastic opportunity to help us support another local charity which is close to many people’s hearts, so we hope they can help us in our search for your Local Charity Partner for 2012/2013’. -Ends-Notes to editors• Sainsbury’s local charity partner initiative is now in it’s forth year, having begun in May 2009.• Sainsbury’s stores are at the very heart of the communities they serve. It is not only important to provide great service and quality products, it’s also vital to make a positive difference to communities and to be a good n