Don't bother with the West End & disrupted tubes - 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.....

Christmas Fairs

Last Posting Dates

Church Services

Recycling & Rubish dates

Festive Parking

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
Thurs 13th December
Standard Parcels
Tues 18th December Second Class and Recorded Signed For™
Thurs 20th December First Class and Recorded Signed For™
Wed 21st December Parcelforce express48
Thu 22nd December Parcelforce express24

International Airmail
Wed 5th December Asia, Far East (including Japan), Australia and New Zealand
Fri 7th December
Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Middle East and South America
Mon 10 December
Eastern Europe, USA and Canada
Wed 12th December Western Europe

International Surface Mail
Tue 20th November
Western Europe

Church services
All Saints' Church
Putney Common
Sunday 9th December, 10.30am
Parish Toy Service & Enthroning of Child Bishop for St Nicholas-tide. At this all age service we bring a new gift for a child who would
otherwise not receive a present this Christmas

Sunday 16th December, 7pm
A Service of Poems, Lessons and Carols by Candlelight sung by the choir, followed by mulled wine and mince pies
(this service is not suitable for young children)

Monday 24th December, 4pm
Christmas Eve Crib Service for Children
Children present the Christmas tableau with carols

Monday 24th December, 11.30pm
Midnight Mass of the Nativity
Traditional celebration of the first Eucharist of Christmas sung by the All Saints’ choir

Tuesday 25th December, 10.30am
Christmas Day Family Eucharist
All age Holy Communion with carols & choir

Sunday 13th January 2013, 4pm
‘Kings and Crowns’
allsaints@4 Children’s Service for Epiphany
with stories, songs and refreshments

Sunday 3rd February 2013, 10.30am
Christingle Service
All Age Holy Communion celebrating Candlemas

The Community Church
Werter Rd:

16th December 4pm and 7pm Carol Services
Services on:
23rd December 10.30am
25th December 10am
30th December 10.30am

St Mary's Church:
Sunday 2nd December 6pm
Advent Carol Service
A candlelit celebration of hope and expectation followed by mince pies and mulled wine. With ‘Churches together in Putney Choir’
* This service may not be suitable for young children.

Sunday 16th December 6pm
Christmas Carol Service
Traditional service of Readings and carols by candlelight.
* This service may not be suitable for young children.

Monday 24th December

Christmas Eve Crib Service - for children with carols. The children act out the story of the Birth of Jesus

11.30 pm

Midnight Mass of the Nativity

Traditional celebration of the first Eucharist of Christmas.

Tuesday 25th December
Christmas Day
10am Family Eucharist
All age Holy Communion with Carols

6pm No Caritas

St Margaret's Church:
Sunday December 16th 6.30 pm Carol Service

Christmas Eve
5pm Christingle
11.30pm Midnight Communion

Christmas Day
8.45 am Holy Communion (said)
10am Family Worship 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

Socks. We’re always receiving them at Christmas from the Auntie who “didn’t know what we’d want”. And while its great to have warm, colourful feet, at the Beer Boutique we think you deserve something a little more special.

That’s why we’ve put together a range of gift packs filled with seasonal, winter ales that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face this Christmas morning.

Because you can’t drink socks.

Drink less, Taste more.

The Beer Boutique, 134 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 2SP

This year’s must have Christmas Gift –
Wild about Putney,
the stunning new book from local photographer Andrew Wilson. There are over 500 brand new images to enjoy, from the delights of the river and the town centre to the beautiful open spaces that surround us.
Kindly sponsored by local estate agent Warren, Wild about Putney is available to buy at all good local book stores and Waterstones in the Exchange.


Give the gift of health to your loved one…
The Putney Clinic is offering a number of gift packages for Christmas. From a body MOT to Yoga and Pilates gift vouchers.
Contact 0208 7893881 for a full list.
We would like to wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas.

Unique gift idea for yourself or someone you love.
10% off your 1st Hypnotherapy Session until 31st Jan 2013 with MG Hypnosis. Stop smoking, weight loss, life coaching, anxiety/panic attacks, reduce alcohol consumption at the parties, or pre-holiday stress reduction. We offer a range of therapy children and adults. We’d love to help you get your New Year off to a great start!

Visit or call Marygrace on 07931-547414 for a free consultation.

Photo-shoot gift vouchers available from local photographer Justin Ward

The perfect Christmas gift – natural and beautiful photography to treasure.

Exceptional value gift voucher packages available from £150.
Further details at

Bodies in Action
would like to thank all our members for their loyal support throughout the year and we wish the entire Putney SW15 Community a very joyful and blessed Christmas.

Once the festivities are over, make your New Year’s resolution stick. Commit to stay in shape by joining our Boot Camp on Putney Common.

Get someone you love our Special Offer Boot Camp Gift Voucher and receive 12 sessions for the price of 10!

Sporting Feet stocks 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 makes a great present too!
We’re at 3 Lacy Road, Putney, SW15 1NH (Near Waitrose and opposite Eddie Catz).

We hope to see you soon!

Tel: 020 8780 0558

We’ve just opened a new shop in Richmond (9, King Street, Richmond, TW9 1ND, Tel: 020 8948 6059)

Ragged Rose is an eye catching coordinated brand concept for the Home and Gift market, offering beautiful colours in vintage shades of duck egg, taupe, pink and red through to contemporary shades of oranges, limes and purples. Pretty yet practical the floral designs are more edgy, striking in appearance but with simpler colour coordinating plains in velvets, silks or cottons.

Glamorous cushions and bedlinen for the "Boudoir" or 50's style "frilly pinnys for the kitchen. Launching Spring 2013 is a new PVC gardening range, seat cushions, picnic mats and outdoor eating items.

Live music on your doorstep at The Half Moon during December including Eddie & The Hot Rods, Bob Kerr's Whoopee Band, Animals & Friends, Dr Feelgood, Hank Wangford & The Lost Cowboys, The Wall Of Sound Christmas Party,  Beverley Craven, and a very special New Year's Eve party.

Have yourself a very rock n roll Christmas!

For tickets and more information go to

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

Emiles At Home in your front room combining our preparation (with first class ingredients) 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 21st December).

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

Looking for a great Christmas Party Menu? Or a fantastic meal to see in 2013?

Bookings now being taken at Emiles for pre Christmas Parties - 3 courses £29.50, 2 courses £26.00 - and for their ever popular New Year's Eve Party - 5 course dinner (with options), bar extension until 2.00am & dancing costs £50.00. 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 menus, which are available from 3rd December, lunch or dinner, for a minimum of 10 people. For this Christmas, we have explored the northern regions o Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto, whose wealth of winter dishes are particularly suited to the Christmas period.

Party at Annie's for the cosiest Christmas ever ...With 3 luscious courses for £29.95, you can enjoy Seared Turkey Escalope with air dried bacon and Cumberland sausage or indulge in a Chocolate & Ginger Brownie with Christmas Pudding Ice Cream. Delicious!

Open Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Eve.

0208 878 2020

"On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a free muffin with any coffee*"

*or any other medium sized hot drink

Come in and say 'Merry Muffin' to redeem!
Seasons greetings from us all at bb's Putney
(opposite Waitrose)

Have yourself a very healthy Christmas....

2013 A New Year & A New You
Let Sara & Slimming World help you find that inner slimmer self.
* A healthy weight loss plan, with a warm and friendly local group.
* Enjoy the company of other slimmers who understand how
Sara before....& after...... you feel & can help and support you
* Receive an exclusive bumper member pack which includes everything you need for your first week…and for life!
* Personal progress chart on line to monitor your progress
Call 07946 512090 or email Sara to find out more…….

Fed up with premature wrinkles? Say bye bye to wrinkles while keeping your natural expressions with professional wrinkle reduction.

Smile lost its sparkle?
Get a naturally white smile with our smile rescue package - a high gloss polish to get rid of pesky stains & professional custom teeth whitening trays to brighten your smile just the right amount.

Fed up of your snaggle tooth?
Move that tooth which ruins your smile back into position with an accelerated brace. Get straight teeth in 4-6 months. Free Consults available

Sue Young @ Century Dental Clinic Century Dental Clinic is continuing the special offer over the Christmas and New Year period for those booking a new patient appointment with Sue Young BDS MFGDP(UK). For the reduced fee of £25 (normally £92 for a New Patient Exam) Sue will provide:

  • A full examination of teeth, gums and mouth and 
  • 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

Bodies in Action would like to thank all our members for their loyal support throughout the year and we wish the entire Putney SW15 Community a very joyful and blessed Christmas.

Once the festivities are over, make your New Year’s resolution stick. Commit to stay in shape by joining our Boot Camp on Putney Common.

Get someone you love our Special Offer Boot Camp Gift Voucher and receive 12 sessions for the price of 10!
Call Jasyn on 079 2129 2953 or email

Come to The Dental Spa for whiter teeth this festive period. Take advantage of our tooth whitening promotion now £195.00 ( usually £250.00 ). Have a beautiful smile for Christmas and save over 20%.

Give your loved ones a present they will cherish everyday with a tooth whitening kit for Christmas.

This offer is valid until the end of January 2013. Don't miss out on this unbeatable offer. Book your appointment today.

Call us on 0208 7857105.We look forward to seeing you soon.

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 - click here for details.)

Christmas Trees, floral decorations, potted plants & wreaths are all waiting for you at Bunches & Pots at 119 Lower Richmond Rd SW15 1EX. Alternatively why not come along and make your own individual wreath!

Happy Christmas from Julie & her team!

We want to keep you warm and dry this Christmas, so we’ll be on hand to fix any problems that might interfere with your festive plans. Call us on  020 8996 2930  to book an appointment.

Starting 3rd of December, we will be announcing 12 special daily offers. Each offer is strictly limited, so be quick! Visit  MyPlumberChiswick on Facebook for more information.

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas from the  My Plumber team

Happy Christmas to all our valued customers and PutneySW15 readers

Gas Safe Registered plumbers and gas engineers in Putney. We specialise in domestic heating and plumbing to private residential clients or landlords. We provide free estimates and can assist you with any plumbing, heating or gas work including:
• Boilers installations and repairs
• Boiler servicing and gas safety certificates
• Central heating installations and repairs
• Megaflos
• Power flushing
• Bathroom installations
Please call Russell on 07951 173092

Happy cooking this Christmas from West London Kitchens, local suppliers of bespoke German family kitchens. If you want to cook your turkey in a new kitchen next year, please give us a ring and we'll visit to discuss your plans. We sell beautiful kitchens at friendly prices; they’re designed bespoke to you and delivered ready built; and there are no flatpacks. Please visit for more information or ring on 020 8741 1981. Merry Christmas!

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

2012 has been a tremendous year for Fulham Prep with scholarships to Harrow, Dulwich College, and Emanuel as well as many achievements in sport, music and drama.

What the Head Mrs Emmett cares about most is that when the children move on to their next schools, they feel, secure, confident and ready to face whatever the future holds.

Fulham Prep is also a great preparation for girls from yrs 6 to 8 hoping to pass Common Entrance for co-ed boarding schools. Come and visit us.
Call 0207 371 9911 (Pre Prep) or 0207 386 2444 (Prep)

Happy Christmas!

2013 will mark Ian Green’s 18th year helping people simplify their finances.

Putney Financial Adviser Ian says “If you are looking for gold embossed thick card headed paper and a marble atrium, Green Financial is NOT your ideal financial adviser. If you want the cheapest financial adviser there is, that may not be us.

But if you want a friendly, knowledgeable local company that will provide you with a valuable service, please try us out.

Green School Fees Planning, Ethical Pensions, Socially Responsible Investments & Estate Planning.

Christmas Fairs

Vintage Christmas Fair on 9th December

12 - 5pm @ Star & Garter Ballroom, 4, Lower Richmond Road, SW15 1JN

This Boutiquey Vintage and retro Fair is a fine assembly of stalls seling high quality wares, from clothing, handbag and jewellery to china, books, furniture and crafts.
£1 Entry

The Putney WI is hosting a Christmas Fair on 15th December
10.30-12.30 @ 22 Felsham Rd SW15 1DA
Come along and shop! It will be a great opportunity to buy gifts, Christmas cards and homemade cakes, There'll also be carol singing and a raffle. Money raised will go towards the Putney WI and their chosen charity, Regenerate Rise.