I am writing to let you know about a new initiative in Wandworth. If you are heading to SouthSide Shopping Centre you will notice that the old Debenhams department store has opened up to a project, Rainbow Rising. Inside you will find a number of new initiatives including charities, social enterprises and educational projects like us along with other community groups who are working hard to bring the heart back into the centre of Wandsworth.
In partnership with Oasis (a recognised charity in SW London supporting people living with HIV) and South Thames College we are proud to announce a FREE project for young unemployed adults looking to train in upholstery and to pick up a start up a business qualification. It's called 'Start Upholstery' and you can find out more details by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Its not too late to join the 25 week programme which is FREE if you are a UK resident and currently unemployed. The course takes place every Tuesday from 9.30am to 3.30pm and is located within the old Debenhams building in SouthSide Shopping Centre.
Please get in touch to find out more.
Alex Watson ● 129d0 Comments ● 129d
I think a lot of people have been insulted and outraged by Iffeys posting and like me have tried to engage in DEBATE with him.I would like to point out that it is very likely we are wasting our time trying to enter into any kind of dialogue with him.If you examine his web site you will find that all his postings look like they have been cut and pasted from there.So what may look like a reply from him, is purely a well worn paragraph or two that has likely been posted to countless other web sites.This man Knows his ideas will not stand the test of intelligent debate, so dare not enter into one.We are better off talking about him between ourselves, rather than to him.I don't believe he even reads the replies to his rantings.He is like a spoiled child who will not listen to reason cos that would mean he would have to give up on his unreasonable demands and he won't do that.. EVER... like most Muslims he MUST have his own way.
Carol Ann Jupp ● 4911d3 Comments ● 142d
Wandsworth Heritage Walk. Join me on this fascinating walk and discover how a small village on the road connecting the City of London to the south west of the country became a power house during the industrial revolution. Its flour mills fed the royal husehold since medieval times and the fast flowing Wandle powered iron, copper, and dying mills. This attracted migrants, making the area a hotspot of religious non-conformism, mad hatters and farcical mayoral elections.
To top it off, we will visit the stunning Royal Victoria Patriotic Asylum and the oppressve looking Wandsworth Prison, two distinct masterpieces of Victorian architecture.
Saturday 17th october 2020 at 1430, meeting next to the tower of All Saints Church Wandsworth High Street SW18 1EP.
Walk end at the County Arms pub, where you can join me for a drink. COVID-19 risk-assesment in place. Bookings on Facebook or Eventbrite, alternatively cash on the day accepted.
chris hayden ● 186d0 Comments ● 186d
Join Blue Badge Tourist Guide Chris Van Hayden and discover Wandsworth rich history, its notable buildings, characters, industries, anecdotes and more. Walk starts at All Saints Church in Wandsworth Town Centre and ends at the glorious Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, where you can join me for a drink at Le Gothique Pub & Restaurant. Max group size 10 people to comply with a minimum of 1 metre social distancing rule. Hand sanitiser and face masks provided on request. For booking please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/638858833402527
chris hayden ● 253d0 Comments ● 253d
My name is Beatrice and I’m the temporary ESOL help Coordinator at Twin Group in Greenwich.
Our company is now delivering FREE ONLINE training for ESOL trainers, teachers or volunteers who haven’t got a formal qualification or need to get a TESOL qualification .
That's a complete FREE online flexible opportunity and suitable source to give you the opportunity to get a teaching qualification on the next few weeks/months funded by the UK Government and Mayor of London.
- London resident or employees in London (any borough)
- No PGCE / QTS or NTS qualification ( CELTA candidates will be accepted though)
- If working, do you earn below the London Living Wage (LLW)/ £10.75 per hour and £20,962.50 per annum (gross figures)?
- When would you be available to start?
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at the email address BFormenton@twinuk.com.
Kind regards and stay safe
Beatrice Formenton ● 255d1 Comments ● 255d
The closure of Old York Road to traffic has been a brilliant success in my view but I was disappointed to learn that it is only going to continue until the end of this month. The need for social distancing is going to continue at it is much safer for people to be outside than inside and I know lots of older people in particular are going to be discourage about eating at cafes and restaurants if they have to go inside.
Emily Baxter ● 255d0 Comments ● 255d
Hi,Can anyone recommend a good handyman for some grouting work I need done in my bathroom?Many thx! Gordon
Gordon Shirley ● 2293d3 Comments ● 261d
I ventured out to the centre of Wandsworth for the first time in month's today. I've been assisting an elderly person in isolation so have been avoiding crowded areas as much as possible and been making do with deliveries and corner shops for supplies. I was a bit taken aback with how much social distancing was being ignored particularly by younger people both on the street and in the Southside Centre. I may be being over cautious but the death rate from Covid-19 remains high and if a second wave has started we won't know until it is too late. The messages from the government seem to have just caused confusion.
Emily Baxter ● 297d0 Comments ● 297d
The time is approaching when I will have to stop working from home and start the daily commute again. Is there anybody using Southern rail services at the moment who could give some travel tips e.g. best times to use the service?
Tony Church ● 311d0 Comments ● 311d
Has anyone in Earlsfield (or elsewhere in Wandsworth) had a door-to-door fishmonger come to their street? I didn’t even know this was a thing until this afternoon when a couple of guys knocked on the door. I presumed they were local but they said they’d driven down from the north that morning. (Either Birmingham or Newcastle, I can’t remember). We bought 5 trays of fish from them and it was really smelly so I then started to worry and began researching online, only to find lots of stories about door-to-door fishmongers being a scam. The guy was very nice and said we could pay by bank transfer, although I now realise his surname wasn’t on the piece of paper he gave us with his company name (which I couldn’t find online or companies house) and bank details on. We cooked the first bit of fish this evening but were both too scared to eat it as it was really fishy, I don’t know if we are just being paranoid so would love to hear other people’s thoughts!
Charlotte Ross ● 495d1 Comments ● 486d
This should be something to celebrate: "Rate for Wandsworth schools now well below national average". Unfortunately I have seen national figures which show horrific numbers of children being off-rolled — this means that the schools have not gone through the proper channels to exclude but simply tell children not to come back. Many of these are not in full time, registered education and, therefore, may be hanging around and vulnerable to being recruited into gangs. It would, therefore, be far more helpful if Wandsworth published its official and unofficial exclusion figures.
Jane Eades ● 566d3 Comments ● 514d
Yet another strike coming up this week — South Western Railway is in danger a falling to the level of Southern in terms of bad service.
Whilst you can certainly blame the operators of the franchise for the high fares given the huge amounts of money they take out of the network you can't blame them for this disruption. It is perfectly reasonable for them to say that a train should still run even though a guard hasn't turned up. Given the high level of absenteeism among staff this happens all to often. The same trains operate perfectly safely without guards in other parts of the country.
As with Southern the RMT is going to call strike after strike on South Western Railway. They are not representing the working man in doing this as most of the people travelling on the train get paid less than the driver. Why doesn't the government just say that what is being proposed by the operator is legal and safe and ban any strikes on the issue?
Barry Elms ● 963d22 Comments ● 527d
Wandsworth Preparatory School would love to invite you and your family to our next Open Morning on Wednesday 13th November from 9am.
You'll have a chance to meet our Headteacher, Bridget Saul, our team of enthusiastic teachers and most importantly our children to give you a true insight for what school life could be like for your child at Wandsworth Prep.
To come along, get in touch with the School Office on 020 8870 4133, email Maria.email@example.com or fill out our online form here: www.wandsworthprep.com/admissions/visit-us
Charlotte Burton ● 548d0 Comments ● 548d
Why does this not surprise me? Some motorcyclists and cyclists ride with little respect for the law and it is to be expected that there will be problems.
Jane Eades ● 569d1 Comments ● 568d
Not sure I have every encountered traffic as bad as it was in Wandsworth this morning. I am told it was a burst watermain — is anyone able to confirm that.
The Hammersmith Bridge closure seems to mean that what might have caused minor disruption in the past is now leading to a major incident. As work progresses on the project in the centre of town this is only likely to get worse. A few difficult years appear to be ahead.
Tony Church ● 570d0 Comments ● 570d
Does anyone have an inkling why the Labour party in Wandsworth have not proposed a motion to the Council in support of a People's Vote? Several other borough Labour party's have done this and you would have thought that Wandsworth with its massive majority for Remain would have been one of the first places to jump on board.
Also you would have thought there would be a chance of the motion passing because I can't believe every Tory Councillor would be against the idea.
I'm not necessarily advocating that Labour should do this as I'm not 100% convinced the People's Vote is the way to go but it does seem odd that it isn't being promoted at the local level.
Alan Harper ● 914d16 Comments ● 570d
A new healthcare app called Medloop has just been released and is currently being trialled in the Wandsworth area, designed in conjunction with the Falcon Road Medical Centre near Clapham Junction.
There are already some medical apps out there that allow you to connect with your GP online and book appointments but Medloop aims to do much more including notifying people about upcoming health checks and making sure that people with chronic conditions such as Diabetes get all of their parameters such as blood pressure and glucose levels under control. The makers of Medloop keen to recruit local users to help test drive the app and give feedback to make sure that the user experience is as good as it can be.
For your efforts we are offering £40.
download via https://medloop.co/uk-app
email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Grant ● 595d0 Comments ● 595d
Gannett the company that owns Newsquest which publishes the local newspaper has been bought by Gatehouse another newspaper group owned by a private equity company. Their business method is to increase profits by cutting costs. Possibly has limited implications short term for the UK operations but going by reports in the US there is zero chance it means that there will be new investment in the local paper which becomes an ever rarer sighting in Putney.
David Parker ● 619d0 Comments ● 619d
Dear All, I have been posting in various forum sites across London to find potential recipients. For the past few years we where supporting an adoption charity PAC-UK https://www.pac-uk.org/inoculand-forms-first-charitable-relationship-pac-uk/ But we now want to reach a broader range of people and created this incentive. We found already our first recipient Oasis Children's Venture https://oasisplay.org.uk/ So basically your project would need to have some social or educational benefits. And since we cannot pay money to individuals or do the vetting process, we will want it to go through an organisation/establishment/charity/church. The gift will then need to be acknowledged onto their official website with a link to our community page where they will be featured https://www.inoculandpestcontrol.co.uk/diversity-and-community/ So please do contact us or pass on the word. Regards, Daniel
Daniel Neves ● 759d1 Comments ● 756d