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.....

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Carol Services

Church Services

Which Panto?

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

To add your company please email 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. 

Putney Town Centre Manager, Nicola Grant said:
"No need to fight with the crowds in Oxford Street, Putney has lots of great gifts available on the High Street, in the Exchange shopping centre and in both Upper and Lower Richmond Road. Putney residents can play a big part in supporting the local economy this Christmas by shopping locally wherever possible. Support Super Saturday on Saturday 5th December where lots of independents in Putney will be offering special deals."

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'. 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.

A time for giving........

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy

The Putney Clinic of Physical Therapy would like to wish all SW15 readers a very Happy Christmas and a happy and healthy 2016.

We would like to offer a 10% Christmas discount on Osteopathy and massage booked before 25 th December (use promo code SW15) Best wishes from all at the Clinic. To book , call 0208 789 3881

Yoga Mama

Yoga Mama would like to wish all readers a wonderful Christmas.

If you're looking for a gift for someone pregnant in your life, check out our pre and postnatal classes in Putney. We also offer restorative yoga classes to help support fertility issues. Buy your courses for 2016 at 2015 prices. or 0208 789 3881.

Cards for Good Causes is Stocking up for the Festive Season
Over 25 charities cards and more all available under one roof. It is open from 10am until 4.30pm Monday to Saturday from Friday October 30th until the last trading day on Friday 18th December.

With Christmas shopping upon us we hope the high street will be buzzing with generous activity. Warren would like to take this festive opportunity to encourage Putney residents to celebrate local independent business.

We are particularly mindful of the corporate competition and their ability through economies of scale to, on occasion, offer what appears, very superficially, to be better value. However, we also know that in both what we do and also what our fellow independent retailers and service providers do there is very real, and in some cases incalculable, value to an independent owners’ approach to service and product quality. With this in mind Warren would heartily encourage all Putney residents to investigate and champion their local independent businesses and ensure that they spend plenty of Christmas money with them so that they continue to be able to provide a superior service and easy access to high-quality products on our doorstep.

194 Upper Richmond Road
SW15 2SH
Tel: 020 8780 1100
Fax: 020 8780 0872
139 Lower Richmond Road
SW15 1EZ
Tel: 020 8780 3604
Fax: 020 8789 5952

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Single card £3.75
4 cards £10.00
10 cards £20.00

Commissions welcome
Specialist subjects:
local vistas, waterscapes
pets & home portraits
07768 031221

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 2st December).

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

Looking for a great pre-Christmas Party Menu? Or a fantastic meal to see in 2015?

Bookings are now being taken at Emile's for their ever popular New Year's Eve Party - 5 course dinner (with options), bar extension until 2.00am & dancing costs £54.00. Please call Emil (020 8789 3323) for more details (Snow not guaranteed).

Closed 24th - 30th December inclusive

Emile's 96-98 Felsham Road, Putney SW15 1DQ

Telephone: 020 8789 3323

Enoteca Turi - 28 Putney High Street, SW15 1SQ
020 8785 4449
Celebrate Christmas with our Christmas Party menus, which are available from 1st December, lunch or dinner, for a minimum of 10 people. So book your Christmas party either in the main restaurant, separate seating area or private function room which seats maximum of 18.

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 tree recycling:
Christmas trees will be collected between Tuesday 5 January 2016, to Monday 18 January 2016

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.....

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Putney Financial Adviser Ian says:
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Have yourself a very healthy Christmas....

Beware the morning after
You could be over the legal limit many hours after your last drink, even if it's the 'morning after'. Sleep, coffee and cold showers don't help to sober you up - time is the only way to get alcohol out of your system.

There is no excuse for drink driving
"I can handle my drink."
Alcohol affects everybody's driving for the worse. It creates a feeling of overconfidence, makes judging distance and speed more difficult and slows your reactions so it takes longer to stop
"I'm only going down the road."
A large proportion of all drink drive crashes occur within three miles of the start of the journey.

If you're planning to drink alcohol, plan how to get home without driving
Options include agreeing on a designated driver, saving a taxi number to your phone, or finding out about public transport routes and times before you go out.

Don't offer an alcoholic drink to someone you know is planning to drive
Even if you're not driving, you can help reduce the number of people who are killed and injured every year by drink driving.

Don't accept a lift from a driver you know has drunk alcohol

Carol services, music & panto.....

12th December - An Evening Of Festive Song - The Dover House Singers Christmas Concert

13th December - Get Into Seasonal Spirit & Voice - Join The All Saints' 1885 Singers as the celebrate Christmas

16th - 19th December - PLOS presents Aladin @ Putney Arts Theatre

17th - 20th December - Joel Coussins presents: Dick Whittington @OSO Arts Centre

Church Services .........
All Saints' Church
Putney Common:
Sunday 6th December, 10.30am
St Nicholas-tide Toy Service & Enthronement of the Child Bishop
At this all age service we bring a new gift for a child who would otherwise not receive a present this Christmas

Thursday 17th December, 7pm
Treblemakers Concert
All Saints’ Church children’s choir perform

Sunday 20th December, 7pm
A Service of Poems, Lessons and Carols by Candlelight
sung by the choir, followed by mulled wine and mince pies (due to the nature & length of this service, it is not suitable for children under 8 yrs)

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

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

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

Sunday 3rd January 2016, 10.30am
All Age Holy Communion celebrating Epiphany
‘The Kings bring their gifts to Jesus, the Light of the World’

Sunday 17th January 2016, 4pm
‘Kings and Crowns’
allsaints@4 Children’s Service for Epiphany
with stories, songs and refreshments suitable for children up to 6 yrs

Sunday 31st January 2016, 10.30am
Christingle Service
All Age Holy Communion celebrating the light of Christ at Candlemas

St Mary's Church
Putney Bridge:

Sunday 6th December 6pm

Blue Christmas Caritas.
There can be sadness or grief at Christmas either in our own lives or because of the problems of the world. This service says
there’s more to Christmas than playing at happy families.

Sunday 20th December 6pm
Christmas Carol Service
Traditional service of Readings and carols by candlelight.
This service is not suitable for young children.

Christmas Eve Crib Service 4pm

Children re-enact the first Christmas and we all sing carols lasting 40 minutes. Children may take part on the day if they arrive
at 3pm dressed as an angel, wise man or shepherd.

Candlelit Midnight Mass 11.30pm
The first Holy Communion of Christmas with carols

Christmas Day - 10am
A service of Holy Communion for children and adults
(There is no Caritas at 6pm on Christmas Day)

Sunday after Christmas 27th December 10am

A Christmas service for all the family

Caritas for Christmas 6pm

A quiet relective eucharist with carols for adults

Last Postal Dates
International Airmail
4th December
Africa & Middle East
7th December
Asia, Far East (including Japan), Cyprus, Eastern Europe
8 December Caribbean, Central & South America,
10th December Australia Greece New Zealand
11th December International Standard to static HM Forces Mail
14th December Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
15th December
Canada, Finland Sweeden USA
16th December Austria, Iceland, Ireland, Portugal, Spain
17th December France
18 December Belgium, Denmark, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia Switzerland

UK Services

Inland Services
19th December:
2nd Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
21 December:
1st Class and Royal Mail Signed For™
22 December:
Parcelforce Worldwide express48
23 December:
Parcelforce Worldwide express24