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  1. Sheffield Wadsley Bridge Premier Table Tennis Club is recommencing table tennis coaching for 8 to 16 year olds from Friday 6th September. Sessions will take place from 6 to 7.30pm on Fridays at Stannington Community Centre, Myers Grove Lane. Sessions are led by registered Table Tennis England coaches. All participants will also have to opportunity to play in a division of the appropriate standard in the Sheffield Junior League at EIS one Saturday morning per month. You can just turn up at the first session or email wadsleybridge@hotmail.com for further information. More information about the club can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/wadsleybridgettc/home and on our Facebook page.
  2. Contact the university accommodation office. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/accommodation/contact
  3. If work was done without permission it is now usual for the buyer’s solicitor to ask the seller to pay for insurance against the freeholder subsequently objecting, although it is extremely unlikely that such an objection should be raised. If you ask for permission for subsequent development there may be a charge. This is in addition to planning consent from the local authority. The leaseholder might charge you a fee just for telling you what they would charge you for the freehold. Factor all this in to the price you pay for the property.
  4. Re houses in new developments, make sure you can buy it freehold. Note that you will probably also spend money on carpets, curtains, fitted wardrobes, landscaping etc. and in the short term if you sold it you would probably lose money. If you are buying off-plan make sure you are not buying a dark pokey property. There's something to be said for buying a newish second hand property you can look round if the reason for buying new is good insulation and minimum maintenance.
  5. I’ve taken photos for some big indoor/outdoor events at Tapton/King Edwards schools , which are adjacent, at Crosspool.
  6. The obvious thing to do is write to the freeholder who should send you any forms they use and probably a direct debit form.
  7. You could also look at Hillsborough and Middlewood. The tram makes a trip to the city centre seem quite short.
  8. Good luck finding someone to do it for less. That was a rock bottom price. Here is a suggestion. Attach your slide to a sheet of white A4. Light it brightly from behind. Make sure there are no reflections or shadows on the front. Take a photo on your phone. Use your phone's photo editing tools. You won't be able to get rid of scratches and dustspots and the texture of the paper might show through, but you can convert to greyscale or sepia and enlarge it yourself. See
  9. Hi Desy I May be able to help. Unfortunately it seems the Forum does not allow you to receive personal messages, so please message me with an email address. Trevor Parsons Photography.
  10. You could get made to measure sliding doors from somewhere like https://toffsbedrooms.co.uk/ to screen off the kitchen. Alternatively get a builder to fill the gap with a stud wall, or make a stud wall to accommodate a standard door frame.
  11. Stainborough Park, Barnsley, has both Red and Fallow Deer.
  12. As Spider 1 says, but on one side of a pair of patio doors there is the overlapping panel which needs to be removed to get to the lock bolt. It’s just a few screws. If the lock bolt is seized and won’t turn , give it a light tap with an impact driver. Euro locks come in different lengths to accommodate different door thicknesses. You measure from the bolt hole to the outside of the lock, which should be flush with the handle, and similarly for the inside.
  13. Large trees near houses can sometimes cause structural problems, especially oak and conifers on clay soils. If you suspect they are causing actual damage such as cracking walls or blocked drains you will have a reason to get the council to investigate. See https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=225
  14. A problem with fridge, electric immersion heater, security light or other device that switches on and off randomly is a good thought.
  15. “Popping” sounds electrical. Lights flickering suggests it is electrical. Vermin chewing cables? Water leak getting into a junction box? Bad connection in sockets or a junction box causing sparking and charring of the insulation? Does it occur when you have an appliance on that takes a heavy electrical load such as a shower or hob which may have a poor connection or not be on the correct grade of cable?
  16. Contact the freeholder and ask why you have not had a bill. If they posted it but you did not receive it it is still due. If it is overdue you could find yourself with interest and a hefty “admin fee” to pay. Not sure if it could also go against your credit rating.
  17. Many sofas come to pieces. Often there are hidden bolts, but you may need to remove some of the lining underneath and re-staple it after re-assembly. Some even have a lever tucked away between the back and the arm which releases the back for ease of transport. Have a look how the upholstery has been put on. If the arms and back were clearly upholstered before assembly it has to be possible to take it apart. Having said that, I once hauled a double bed up on a rope to get it through the attic window. :)
  18. All household waste water normally finishes up in the same sewer. Rainwater can also go the same way but may follow a different route to a water course in some areas, in which case you cannot discharge a sink into the rainwater drain. If in doubt contact your water supplier.
  19. Outside lights need to be protected by an RCD at the fuse board. That’s to protect you in the event of a fault. If you tested the circuit as you described and did not trip the RCD, you may need to update your consumer unit. Get an electrician to have a look.
  20. Sounds unsafe. Get an electrician.
  21. If your tiles are on a concrete floor they may be hiding a damp floor with faulty or non-existent damp proof course depending on the age of the house. Worst case scenario is the concrete needs digging up and replacing to give you a dry base for your flooring. If they are on a wooden floor there should be plywood underneath. Getting them up with a hammer and bolster chisel should not be too difficult though the plywood will need replacing. If they are laid directly on floorboards you may splinter the floorboards getting the tiles up. A cheap option for a concrete floor is to use levelling compound on top of the tiles and to lay a wood-effect vinyl on top.
  22. Depends on size of the job! Get three quotes. Watch out for extras like charges to get to the job and back to base and VAT. If they need to dismantle and reassemble large pieces of furniture that will need to be accounted for.
  23. A list of Sheffield Table Tennis Clubs in the Sheffield League can be found here. https://www.tabletennis365.com/Sheffield/Clubs
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