Romany scout site: important update. Help: do you recognise the family in the photo? Your favourite local shops?

Dear NappyValleyNetter,

I almost feel I should apologise for the opening in this week’s email.

The future of the Romany Scout Site is something we’ve highlighted before but, at the risk of appearing overly repetitive, it’s a subject to which we have to return.

There was a bizarre public meeting this week, chaired by Lord Michael Grade, with hundreds of people in attendance from Members of Parliament to councillors, local parents to Scouts, tennis club members to journalists.

It appears that the tennis club would rather sell to a developer than a benevolent local resident, who is willing to beat the current offer by £50k, and leave it in it’s current format for the good of the community.

Events are changing by the hour so I can’t possibly give you the latest updates in an email written over the weekend but I would like to point you in the direction of our open letter to the club (click here) and the “Save The Romany” campaign’s Facebook page (click here) which should outline the current situation and where we stand on the issue.

Romany scout site

Here’s what you’ve been talking about on NappyValleyNet (Wandsworth):

The “Lets Celebrate our Favourite Local Shops” thread is flying! Do you have a “rad” local retailer to add to the list?…click here for details

From shopping to eating, two of my favourite subjects! More additions to the leading Nappy Valley Nosheries!…click here for details

Should we have a 20mph local limit? Tomandbobby thinks it’s only a matter of time before a fatal accident occurs “BTC”…click here for details

Romany scout siteWandsworth Council are thinking of giving shoppers free parking on Bellevue Road if local residents give their backing to the plans…click here for details

Our friends at Xtraspace Construction would like to say hello. They’re based on Garratt Lane and have done a heap of local project so do feel free to pop in with any questions. Building questions obviously, not “What’s the capital of France?” type questions! (click here)

SydneyMummy has posted details of the transport changes as a result of the Tour de France on 7th July, thanks for the heads-up!…click here for details

If the hat fits…TillyandMoo want to give a “shout out” for a very talented milliner…click here for more details

Alexgear is organising a local charity event for Sparks in September and they have some advertising opportunities if you’re a local business looking for here for details

Lazy Lady is looking for someone to alter a silk top. The places she has tried so far are a bit pricey!…click here for details

Do you know somewhere that might help a budding Beckham? Dansk1234 wonders if anyone knows of any football or rugby or ‘general ball skills’ classes on a Sunday in Balham, Wandsworth, Clapham and Streatham…click here for details

Gingercat2 is looking for mummy friends in SW11, as most of her NCT group are no longer around…click here for details

Two “lost and founds” this week: Juliantenniscoach found a single mortice key on Belleville Road (click here) and Elena_PT found a camera on the 1st July in the playground on Clapham Common. Please take a look at the picture in the post, if you recognise the family get in touch…click here for details

CitySlicker has a newish baby and has the schools “thing” sorted, but what does she do about nurseries?…click here for details

AnnieH needs recommendations for female physicians who specialise in women’s post-natal health and a female urogynaecologist?…click here for details

Can you help with our travel questions? 

BamBam is planning a trip to Dubai with their children (5 and 3) – does anyone have any recommendations? I do, take me! (click here) Moomie can’t get a straight answer out of BA on this, can she take her Babydan travel cot on the plane? (click here), Do you fancy renting a house in the New Forest? If so, then this might be for you! (click here) lastly Nanny1982 is free to travel with families wanting to take a nanny away with them over the summer!…click here for details

Our House and Garden section is busier a Andy Murray’s career coach!

RM needs a structural engineer needed for a small flat conversion (click here). MrsOctober is searching for a brilliant party wall surveyor? Are we all invited to the party, or do you have to be a wall? (click here). Joanner1973 would love a“short term let” from the end of August (click here) Chads21 is looking for a cleaner available Mondays (click here) and lastly “Oneofeach” needs someone to replace “Juliette” balcony doors and they’ve have been advised to use UPVC. Who might help them?…click here for more details

AnnabelsArcade is our totally free buying and selling site!

This week: An “Easy view Rear View Mirror”, (click here) a V-Tech walker (click here) and a two seater bed settee, in blue for £90 (click here).

That’s it, have a wonderful week!!


Annabel and the Team


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