Don't bother with the West End & the disrupted tube service - everything you need is in Putney


A Time For Giving .....

Deck The Halls.......

Eat, drink and be merry at home....

Let someone else do the hard work....

Have yourself a very healthy Christmas....

Looking to the year(s) ahead.....

Church Services

Buying books CDs, Videos this Christmas?

If you want to give a Christmas present - use this link when buying through Amazon.Make sure you bookmark the link for future purchases

Last Postal Dates
Wed 14th December
Standard Parcels
Sat 17th December Second Class and Recorded Signed For™
Tue 20th December First Class and Recorded Signed For™
Wed 21st December Parcelforce express48
Thu 22nd December Parcelforce express24

International Airmail
Mon 5th December South & Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Far East (including Japan), Australia and New Zealand
Fri 9th December Eastern Europe, USA and Canada
Mon 12th December Western Europe

International Surface Mail
Fri 30th September Non-European destinationsexcept Middle East, South Africa, Far East, USA and Canada
Tue 4th October
Middle and Far East (except Hong Kong
and Singapore)
Tue 18th
October South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore,
the USA and Canada
Tue 8th November
Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland
Tue 22nd November
Western Europe

Church services
The Community Church
Werter Road SW15 2LL
11th December -  No morning service but two carol services - 4-5pm and  7-8pm

18th December - 10.30am service

25th December - 10am

1st January - no service

All Saints' Church
Putney Common

18th December- 7pm Fesitval of Lessons & Carols by candlelight
(not suitable for young children)

24th December -
4pm - Crib Service for Children
11.30pm Midnight Mass of the Nativity

25th December -
10.30am Christmas Day Family Eucharist

St Mary's Church:

Saturday 24 December

4.00pm: Christmas Eve Crib Service

11.30pm: Midnight Mass of the Nativity

Sunday 25 December

10.00am: Family Eucharist

Wednesday 28 December

12.30pm: Lunchtime Communion

Sunday 1 January

11.00am: Family Eucharist
followed by Brunch has put together a shopping guide which exclusively features presents offered by SW15 businesses. There's no need to traipse into town when gifts for every member of the family can be purchased right here on your doorstep. 

Discerning shoppers will find great value and choice in our local shops without the hassle and fuss of going to the West End. In fact, many local businesses offer home delivery, too, so you can shop from the comfort of your own home, safe in the knowledge that you are 'being green'.

And we've even done some of the hard work for you.  Below is listed some of the very best that's on offer in the local area for the festive season.

Stephen Wallace, Putney Town Centre Manager said:
"Putney residents can play a big part in supporting the local economy this Christmas by shopping locally wherever possible. There are some great gifts and outstanding deals available on the High Street and in The Exchange shopping Centre, with several new shops opening shortly." are always happy to give our support to locally owned shops, businesses, artists and artisans. If there is any provider of local gifts that you think we should feature let us know. To add your company please contact or call 020 8932 8295.

Christmas is a time for giving

Treat your loved ones to a gift voucher at The Magnolia Room this Christmas. Vouchers are redeemable on all products and services. 32 Lower Richmond Rd SW15 1JP Tel : 0208 785 1891

Soul Brother Records: Give The Gift Of Music.......
We are Putney’s ONLY record shop, situated at 1 Keswick Road (nr East Putney tube). Check our expanded range of SOUL, JAZZ , REGGAE and BLUES. Including Stevie Wonder, Prince, James Brown, Miles Davis, Robert Cray, Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, Michael Buble, Sinatra and Rhianna. Labels like Motown, Stax, Chess, Trojan, Blue Note. CDs/ vinyl. Listening facilities. Special Orders welcomed. Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, customer focussed staff at your service seven days per week. Click here for our special Xmas offer


With the world in recession & Christmas just around the corner, gold has never been so valuable.

We are a local Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Company, and we can recycle all those old chains, rings & bracelets lying in the back of a drawer, forgotten, unwanted.

We can re-design and make something new or simply give you cash for your old jewellery.

Call us for a free consultation & valuation
0208 748 4700

sporting feet is a new sports footwear shop at 3 Lacy Road, Putney, SW15 1NH (Near Waitrose and opposite Eddie Catz).
We stock great quality footwear and accessories for all major sports.
We also have a great selection of Christmas gifts for your sporty loved ones. 
A Sporting Feet gift voucher is a great choice too! 
We hope to see you soon!
Tel: 020 8780 0558

Come and practice your cooking, learn new skills, get your teenagers cooking or simply have a fun day with friends before Christmas at The Avenue Cookery School in Putney. 

We are running 3 special Christmas classes;
Cooking for Christmas:
10am-3pm, 1 st December £110 to include lunch and a dish for 6 for the freezer
Teenagers day course:
10am, £60 to include lunch on 15th and 20th December.
Email us on

Festive Shopping Weekends at Wandsworth Museum & De Morgan Centre

3rd&4th, 17th&18th December

20% OFF all books & selected gifts, 10am-5pm

Visit the Museum Shops at Wandsworth Museum (both weekends) and the De Morgan Centre (Sats 3rd & 17th Dec only) to pick up some bargain festive goodies and stocking fillers, as both shops will be offering 20% off all books and selected gifts. The Museum’s acclaimed café will be serving festive fayre and Christmas trees will be on sale from the Museum forecourt.

Wandsworth Museum & De Morgan Centre,
38 West Hill
SW18 1RX.

Eat, drink and be merry at home....

Emiles At Home offers fine dining in your front room combing our preparation and your home cooking - cut out the boring bits, but keep the fun of cooking. Simply follow 5 simple steps.. and have a very merry pre Christmas without the heartache! (Last orders taken on 22nd December).

Eat, drink and be merry with someone else doing the hard work....

Emiles Looking for a great Christmas Party Menu? Or a fantastic meal to see in 2012? Bookings now being taken for pre Christmas Parties - 3 courses £28.50, 2 courses £25 - and for their ever popular New Year's Eve Party - 5 course dinner (with options), bar extension until 2.00am & dancing costs £48. Please call Emil (020 8789 3323) for more details (Snow not guaranteed).
Closed 24th - 30th December inclusive)

Enoteca Turi - 28 Putney High Street, SW15 1SQ
020 8785 4449
Celebrate Christmas with our Christmas Party menu, which is available from 5th December, lunch or dinner, for a minimum of 10 people. For this Christmas, we have explored the regions of Tuscany, Lombardy and Alto Adige, whose wealth of winter dishes are particularly suited to the Christmas period.

Make it a Merry Christmas
& a Happy New Year
Fish & Grill

Book your annual Christmas party or festive Dinner now _____________________________________
Set Menu available
2 Courses £ 14.95
3 Courses £ 17.95
Traditional Sunday Roast
2 Courses £ 14.95
3 Courses £ 17.95
New Jazz Lounge Bar now open!

Fish & Grill
200-204 Putney Bridge Road, London, SW15 2NA
Tel: 0208 246 4140 E: info@

Comfort Food Christmas - Party at Annie's for the cosiest Christmas ever ...With 3 luscious courses for £29.95, you can indulge in Seared Turkey Escalope with Pancetta or crack the sugar crust on a Plum Pudding Crème Brûlée. Delicious!
Open Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve too.
0208 878 2020

Try our new bar menu. At Fidelini we've opened our new bar and it's got a lot to offer. Our delicious Italian bar meals include Bruschetta Fidelini at £2.45, Salmone Affumicato e Limone at £4.25 and Calamari Fritti at £5.95. And there's a lot more. Our bar dishes and their prices are too delicious to resist. And you can enjoy ½ price drinks from Tuesday to Saturday, 6.15 - 7.30. See you in the bar.

Have yourself a very healthy Christmas....

Merry Christmas from all of us at The Dental SpaMake yourself radiate this Christmas and take advantage of our £50 off Botox treatment and 10% off all treatments for new patients.

Sue Young Joins Century Dental Clinic
Century Dental Clinic have a special offer for for a limited period for those booking a new patient appointment with Sue Young BDS MFGDP(UK):
For the reduced fee of £25 (normally £92) Sue will provide:
• A full examination of teeth, gums and mouth
• A polish to bring a sparkle to your teeth
• 2 X-rays (if clinically necessary)

To take advantage of this offer please call Century Dental Clinic on 020 8788 9999.
This offer does not apply to patients already registered at Century Dental Clinic

25% off Hypnotherapy Session
until 31st January with MG Hypnosis. Help with New Year resolutions or pre-holiday stress reduction.
We offer a range of therapy for everyone.
See for information.

Deck the Halls ........

It is that time of year again!!!

Trees are dotted around Putney, the current thinking is that Blue Spruce is the tree most likely to hold onto its needles all Christmas. They are bushy and have a blue tint to their thick needles.

The more traditional Norway Spruce is now regarded as the cheaper choice and the most likely to shed its fine and spiky needles at the least provocation. (Don't forget you can leave your tree for recycling after Christmas outside your house - awaiting dates from the Council.)

If you are searching for an ethical Christmas tree this year why not try London's favourite 'treetailer' The Christmas Forest?  They sell a huge range of sustainable, freshly cut, premium trees. For every Christmas tree sold, they plant a tree in Africa through Tree Aid – and have donated an impressive 70,000 trees so far. With seven sites in London, this year they are launching their online shop with delivery to your door  0207 348 9080 BUT you will find them at Putney Leisure Centre, Upper Richmond Road, SW15 1BL Tel: 0781 6382651 from 1st -24th December 8am -10pm

Help Charity when buying your Christmas Tree this year
Tomorrow’s People is a specialist charitable trust that helps people out of long-term unemployment, welfare dependence or homelessness, into jobs and self-sufficiency. You can support our work by buying your Christmas tree from us. You can now order and pay for your tree online and collect from St. Mary’s Church, Putney on Friday 2nd December (we are participating in the Putney Christmas Fair) or on Saturday 3rd or Saturday 10th December from All Saint’s Church Hall, 70a Fulham High Street. We can also arrange delivery. To find out more please email

Call My Plumber for our Boiler Service Plus special. For £99 (+vat) we will service your boiler, bleed radiators, boiler efficiency test, inspect radiator valves and leave you with a My Plumber bleed key.

Looking to the year(s) ahead.....

Wishing all our valued local clients, readers and Wandsworth residents a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Peaceful and Prosperous New Year.

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Calling all brides - Planning your BIG day? Put our Wedding Open Days in your diary for January.

Parkstead House and Grove House are truly elegant and romantic venues for
your wedding day - choose from stunning views or beautiful gardens.
Come and view both these venues on our open days. Individual show
round appointments are available with our Wedding Co-ordinators.
We will also have a selection of wedding suppliers on the day for you to help plan your big day including caterers, florists, photographers and much more! Click here for more details.

Merry Christmas from Fulham Prep and Pre Prep. Everyone is very excited at both schools about Christmas and the New Year. It's going to be a great one!
Fulham Pre-Prep 47A Fulham High Street SW6 3JJ
Fulham Prep School 200 Greyhound Road W14 9SD