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Bellevue Fair 2013 a roaring success

Bellevue Fair is a local fixture in Wandsworth Common and is loved by local residents and visitors alike. The fair perfectly encapsulates the vibrancy and community spirit of this rather unique part of London.  Sandwiched between Tooting and Clapham Junction, both popular neighbourhoods in their own right, what’s surprising about the area surrounding James Pendleton Estate Agents’ Wandsworth Common office on Bellevue Road is its leafy tranquillity in such close proximity to the metropolis.

James Pendleton dog Lily won second prize for Best Female Dog

James Pendleton dog Lily won second prize for Best Female Dog

With wares ranging from food samples to books and crafts, the independent retailers along Bellevue Road created a one day market offering up the unique flavours of the neighbourhood.  Other local businesses such as James Pendleton, an award winning estate agents in Wandsworth, decided to provide the visiting public with a fun challenge ideal for a weekend family stroll.

The company, which markets properties for sale and properties to rent in Wandsworth and beyond, had great success in 2012 with a fast paced ‘Cash Cube’ challenge, and this year gave giant gaming a family twist with a scaled up version of board game favourite ‘Operation’.  Participants competed for cash prizes by removing ‘body parts’ including the infamous funny bone in the quickest time.  With a fun atmosphere (created by the James Pendleton team’s ‘surgical’ attire) and prizes awarded to children and adults alike, plenty of passers-by left the office smiling.

Bellevue Road is lined on one side with boutique style shops and pubs as well as Michelin starred restaurant Chez Bruce, while on the other side the Common stretches northwards.  For the 2013 Bellevue Fair the park played host to the Mayhew Animal Centre’s dog show, an ever popular attraction thanks to Wandsworth Common’s enormous popularity with dog owners.

The event, which ran from 10am to 6pm, culminated in a raffle drawn by popular TV property personality Phil Spencer.  The raffle prizes were contributed by businesses along Bellevue Road and formed an absolutely fantastic prize list including an unusual offer from James Pendleton Estate Agents’ Angel department.  One lucky winner will benefit from the department’s free and secure concierge service plus £250 towards home maintenance works.

To find out more about the James Pendleton Angel department contact angel@jphomes.co.uk or call 020 7501 1045

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Bellevue Fair’s giant Operation game: will you beat the clock?

James Pendleton Bellevue Fair Giant Operation

A sneak preview of James Pendleton’s Bellevue Fair Giant Operation game

The annual Bellevue Road Summer Fair is nearly upon us and promises entertainment, refreshments and excitement for all the family!  This year’s fair will take place on Saturday 7th September and local businesses along the picturesque local thoroughfare are busily setting up stalls which promise to make this year’s event particularly thrilling!  The team at James Pendleton Estate Agents’ Wandsworth Common office on Bellevue Road are no exception as this year they will be inviting local visitors to compete for a fantastic property prize in a scaled-up version of a challenging family favourite: Giant Operation.

A gigantic buzzer board game will be constructed outside the Estate Agents’ Wandsworth Common office on Bellevue Road for the duration of the day.  Visitors will have the chance to compete against their rivals and the clock in a contest that sees the person completing the challenge successfully in the quickest time walking away with an exciting prize!

The winner will receive a cash prize while runners up will walk away with bottles of bubbly.

Beside fun and games outside James Pendleton Estate Agents’ Wandsworth Common office there is a lot to keep visitors to Bellevue Fair occupied.  A dog show with special judge has been arranged to take place on the Common itself (to the delight of the area’s large dog walking contingent) and children’s fun centre Bertie and Boo will provide entertainment and a selection of local musicians will provide a perfect backdrop to stalls bustling with local wares.  For the celebrity spotters of Wandsworth, look out for property expert and television personality Phil Spencer who will be announcing the fair’s raffle winners.

James Pendleton’steam have provided a very useful money saving prize to the draw, allowing one lucky local to benefit from an ‘Angel for a day’, £250 worth of property maintenance costs covered by the company’s pioneering Angel department.  In short summary, this department is here to help homeowners by taking care of keys, organising home repairs and acting as an emergency point of contact, and the winner will be able to take advantage of the full service whether a property owner or not.  In addition the Angel department will recommend contractors for a range of jobs, on which the winner will save £250.

The company are delighted to be a contributor to the Fair, which has been carefully planned for several months by the Bellevue Road Residents’ Association.  The Association is made up of, and jointly run by, a number of local businesses and each month representatives including from James Pendleton Estate Agents’ Wandsworth Common team are able to have their say on how the local area operates.  Groups such as these do a huge amount for the community, representing local needs and using the power of numbers to make important changes.

To find out more about Bellevue Fair contact James Pendleton Estate Agents’ Wandsworth Common office on 020 8673 7777; to learn more about the James Pendleton Angel department call Zara Salih on 020 7501 1045.

 

A very special Bellevue Road Christmas

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The holiday season is well and truly upon us, and a South West London Christmas would not be complete without a street party.  We were lucky enough to take part in this year’s Bellevue Christmas fair, a splendidly festive occasion marking the illumination of Wandsworth Common’s first ever Christmas lights.

TV chef Ainsley Harriot was on hand to switch on the lights and Father Christmas was also seen to make an appearance during the evening.  The street was lined with stalls set up by Bellevue Road shop owners, which catered for parents and children alike with offerings ranging from face paints and sweet treats to gift ideas and mulled wine.

In addition to the stalls were a number of exciting competitions including James Pendleton Estate Agents’s Candy Cane Raffle.  Free to participate, the contest drew in the crowds and saw three Wandsworth youngsters adding £100 to their Christmas money (Jacob, Oscar and Barnaby plan to spend the lot on Lego!)

Crowds, carols and the scent of spices filled Bellevue Road on 6th December, reinforcing the area’s already strong community spirit and promising a wonderful Christmas and New Year for Wandsworth!

James Pendleton’s charity Cash Cube takes Bellevue Fair by storm

James Pendleton Estate Agents and its Social Media team, headed by Melanie Simon, was very proud to take part in the Bellevue Fair – Wandsworth Common on Saturday, 15th September 2012.

It was a huge success, the Bellevue Resident’s Association has never seen the Road so busy and we were blessed by wonderful weather!

We were delighted to learn that the James Pendleton ‘Cash Cube’ was one of the fair’s major attractions this year. A Crystal Maze style test of stealth and speed, the ‘Cash Cube’ gave participants 30 seconds to catch as many flying tickets as possible to be in the running for a fantastic cash prize.

James Pendleton Cash Cube Challenge- Bellevue Fair Wandsworth Common

James Pendleton Cash Cube Challenge- Bellevue Fair Wandsworth Common

The ‘Cash Cube’ was open to all and an amazing time was had by children and adults alike (the James Pendleton team included)! As the queue grew throughout the day, the team saw a multitude of interesting techniques being used to catch the coloured tickets, with approaches ranging from extremely methodical to singularly eccentric.

James Pendleton Cash Cube Challenge- Bellevue Fair Wandsworth Common

James Pendleton Cash Cube Challenge- Bellevue Fair Wandsworth Common

At 4pm, James Pendleton’s owners, Lee James Pendleton and Lucy Pendleton were thrilled to award the winner, James McLarin, £300 cash and runners-up David Ramsdale and Anna Jacobs £50.

James Pendleton Cash Cube winner - Bellevue Fair Wandsworth Common

James Pendleton Cash Cube winner – Bellevue Fair Wandsworth Common

We have raised £150 which was donated to James Pendleton’s “LivetoGive” charity organisation which supports Action For Children, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, Perthes Association and Trinity Hospice.

Other attractions at the fair included a dog show for local pets and their owners, live music, a plethora of children’s entertainment and stalls selling a range of local wares from boutique clothing and accessories to dog biscuits!

This year’s fair has once again affirmed Wandsworth Common’s status as a thriving hub for local trade as well as a warm and vibrant neighbourhood.

An outstanding effort by every business on Bellevue Road so congratulations to them all, roll on next year.