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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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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.