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The very best thing about Streetlife is the people who use it daily to talk to their neighbours, share, and support one another. Here's a selection of conversations from across the nation, showing communities in action...

Flood evacuees

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Adam R
Tillytopknot: Yes you are right that most businesses had a metal barricade in front of their front door, which must be welcomed. Although, in terms of my Friend's Dad shop, he couldn't have one due to the layout of the shop. So not every business had one.
OultonBen
Adam R , (1) I agree, due Congratulations to the authorities and everyone that pulled together on this one, however ...... (2.a) In Oulton Broad I was accosted by a chap who insisted I walk no further because the water level had another 16 inches to ... [ more ]

Antiques & Collectables Fair

Roxley Hall, Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, NR7 0QZ
Di
in Great Plumstead
There will be an Antiques and Collectables Fair on Sunday 22nd January at The Roxley Hall, Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew, NR7 OQZ from 9am to 3.30pm.  Refreshments will be available.   Admission £1, children under 12 free. Fundraising for PACT.

FREE Tshirt fabric for crafting/raggers....

Red C in Brighton City Centre
Hello,i work in recycled fashion and i have lots of regular bags of tshirt scraps perfect for anyone in to ragging.at the moment we have about 3 black bags full.depending on where you live i could maybe drop them to you or you can pick them up from ... [ more ]
Red C
Colin R hello colin,i can't send a message as i've not verified my address on here yet but yes you can have these bags.my husband regularly drives around so can probably drop them to you,here is our email address to sort out redmutha@btopenworld.com xx

Buttons, Buckles & Craft Tools

Roy M
in Great Bookham
Anybody interested in any of the buttons, buckles and craft tools shown in the attached images? I live in Bookham and they are free to whoever is willing to collect.
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Christmas Cards

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bedding/duvets

Christine R
in Norwich City Centre
Does anyone have any single duvets/curtains bedding they no longer require I work across two supported housing schemes in Hellesdon and we could use them when people move into our schemes with nothing.
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Moira T
I have at least one set of single bed linen which you are welcome to have. Also may have some curtains. Please PM me. Moira

Seville Oranges 🍊 🍊

Sandra C in Great Bookham
If, like me in January, you're always on the look out for the first really good Seville oranges, thought I'd let you know that I just bought some really high quality ones in The Fruit Grove, Lower Shott, Bookham. Off to make my marmalade now.....
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Fiona R
Thanks, Sandra. I had seen a label and an empty space above it in Sainsbury's Leatherhead and had wondered about trying the greengrocer's in Bookham.

Burglary in Ashby St, NR1 yesterday pm and laptop stolen

David Meddings
in Eaton
We were burgled yesterday pm - massive mess of broken glass by some desperate person who left blood all over the house. So please lookout for a black Lenovo laptop with username containing Elneel.
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David Meddings
Yes please Martin for FB sharing - my wife's university degree work, backed up but the time to change passwords etc !! The forensics have blood and fingerprints so hopefully he can be ID'd before he passes on the laptop but i think he needs some quick ... [ more ]
Martin H
Have shared on Twitter and as much as possible on Facebook (esp. buy/sell groups in my area). Hope they catch the thieves and you get computer back or at least enough insurance payout to replace it.

Art classes

Sylvia N
in Brighton City Centre
Start again tomorrow at the URC Christian centre Lewes road Brighton. Anyone welcome whether you are an accomplished artist or if you have never ventured into the art world. 2.30 pm £4.00 including a cream tea. Hope to see you their. For further ... [ more ]
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Picture Framing

Jon G
in Chester City Centre
Happy New Year to all Streetlife members. I am looking for a reliable and reasonably priced picture/photo framer. Does anyone have any recommendations
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Christine M
My daughter went to Hardman framing, Canal Warehouse, Whipcord Lane, Chester. She was very impressed with his knowledge and the results and found the prices very reasonable.

Coffee Meet Up

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Café Noir
David and Safina in Dean
Hello fellow Streetlifers! We hope you've had a lovely festive period and the New Year has boded well thus far. Once again, after the success of the last Coffee Meet Up we organised, we'd like to open an invitation up to everyone once again. We ... [ more ]
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Charlynne C
Hi David & Safina, apologise for not getting back to you regarding your suggestion re the carpet. Unfortunatley, before I read your message I stupidly tried Bleach on a wool carpet - Aah - such the wrong thing to do. Now need to find a carpet ... [ more ]

Yarn and Cake knitting and crochet

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Liz S
in Thorpe Hamlet
A lovely opportunity to meet up and enjoy a chat will knitting and crocheting and eating cake 😊 Please come and join us. Finishes at 17.30 The Acorn Cafe, (Yogatree studio) All Saints Green. Up past John Lewis towards traffic lights in the lovely ... [ more ]
Liz S
So looking forward to this, and Ivana has made fresh scones today, yummy! Fancy coming along? Just turn up..

Old blankets, doggy items, Wanted!!

Lucille T
in Brighton City Centre
Calling all dog lovers of Brighton....We need your help! Wanted * Old blankets * Any unwanted dog coats or beds * Puppy pads * Tinned food for the puppies Hello to you all, we are wondering if the lovely people of Brighton ... [ more ]
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Lucille T
Hi Jill. Sorry for late response. Thanks for the offer. I will pm about arranging another drop off if you still have them. Thank you for the offer.

Volunteer Recruitment Day

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Cats Protection Hove Shop, 103 Blatchington Road, Hove, BN3 3YG
Cats Protection Brighton and District Branch
in Cats Protection Brighton and District Branch
Right now, we are looking for volunteers in Brighton and Hove to help us run our local volunteer branch of Cats Protection. There are quite a few roles that we are looking for at the moment - a new Branch Secretary, someone to administer the neutering ... [ more ]

Window cleaner wanted

Lilian C
in Golden Triangle
I live in a flat on the top floor of a three storey building near the city centre, and need a window cleaner. When I first moved here I was told by another resident that we couldn't get one as they wouldn't take it on unless they could do the whole ... [ more ]
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Nigel W
Hi i am a local window cleaner if you don't have any luck with the other recommended window cleaner's i would be happy to come by and have a look to see if its something i could do and give you a free no obligation quote, thank you nigel

Black and white kitten found wandering in Brunswick Street East

Laura K in Hove
Black and white male kitten found wandering in East Brunswick Street and given to us temporarily by neighbour with dogs half an hour ago. White collar with black spots but no ID tag or capsule. Anyone know who this little chap belongs to? We have fed ... [ more ]
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Laura K
Hi Victoria, thanks for your nice message. We are meeting with a pet finder tomorrow, so fingers crossed. Lx

kitten found

Mandy B
in Thorpe Hamlet
Hi, I am in the nr2 area and tuesday morning 3rd jan a kitten ran into my place and didn't want to leave, I have put an ad on facebook lost and found cats and a lovely lady frances came round and scanned him and he hasn't been chipped (she also said ... [ more ]
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Mandy B
the kitten is going to catchums where they neuter, chip and vaccinate before they will re-home him, such a shame his owners didn't come for him. Thanks for all your comments and offers of help. Mandy x

Decorator recommendations needed

H C Hubbard
in Edinburgh City Centre
I have an old basement flat that needs some major decorating TLC. In particular I need a decorator that can advise how best to 'deal' with the wood-chip covered ceilings in three of the rooms. Recommendations on reasonably priced, reliable decorators ... [ more ]
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Sue C
Hi. Can thoroughly recommend Hynek Kliment for really professional, excellent work...he's always prompt, tidy and cheerful and not expensive. Gives speedy quotes, advice etc. His no is 07976 959 586.
Mette W
Hello  We have an interiors renovations business that could help with your project , we would be happy to come and discuss the work , ideas and free quotation .  look forward to hearing from you  our web site milk interiors.net  or call on 07710 ... [ more ]

Organic butcher

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Maria L
We buy our organic chicken, beef and eggs from Hugh Grierson's stall at the farmer's market Saturday mornings on Castle Terrace and have for years. A family farm based in Perthshire, you can order ahead as well : www.hughgrierson.co.uk/
Leanne H
We get a veg/ fruit / egg box delivered every 2 weeks by East coast organics based outside Edinburgh. Produce is fantastic and lasts longer than supermarket fruit and veg. They do meat too. They deliver by electric van now too. They are also at ... [ more ]

LOST DOG: Can you help? - Found Shoreham Beach

Adur & Worthing Councils
in Adur & Worthing District
LOST DOG: Can you help? A male, not neutered, Spanish street dog was handed into the vets today around 2pm. The finders found this little guy on Shoreham Beach. (The finders are known and trusted so we don't believe they were dumping the dog.) He ... [ more ]
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Angela P
Such good news. Well done to everybody involved in reuniting this lovely dog with its owner.

An over 50's women's friendship group specifically for enjoyment

Jenny M
in Chester City Centre
Is anyone interested in forming a lighthearted women's friendship group for coffee and chats, excursions to the cinema, theatre, exhibitions, restaurants, reading a book together, doing some sewing or knitting, whatever? Let me know
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Diana
I belong to the 51 club which has been running for a number of years by Bill Holt meetings are the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings are held in the hall at the back of the Northgate church from 1.30 come at 1 for coffee beforeif you like .Each ... [ more ]

Goldfinches

Keith G
in Watton
I read recently that goldfinches are doing well. They certainly are in my garden. The other day I had 7 of them. Three on one feeder tucking into sunflower seed hearts, two enjoying the niger seeds in another feeder, and two in the nearby tree waiting ... [ more ]
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Chris H
We have always had finches of all sorts on our feeders until a few months ago, now we have none of any sort. We do have a lot of House and Hedge Sparrows, Blue and Great Tits as well as various other visiting Long tails etc. Doves and Pigeons ... [ more ]

Free Shoe Storage unit

Gary G
in Queen's Park
We are moving house and don't need this anymore.  It's from Ikea, so I'm sure you can find the dimensions on their website. It is in good condition with the odd very minor mark.  Also, I have drilled a small hole in the side to allow a cable to pass ... [ more ]
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Gary G
Thanks for taking them John and sorry Jane, they are now with their new owner. More furniture to follow in the coming days/weeks...

Borrow Wii Remote Control

Colin F
in Pilrig
Can anyone lend, give or sell me a Wii Remote Control? We brought my wife's Wii to Scotland for her to do her exercises during the holidays - I gathered up everything - Wii, balance board, cables, infrared receiver - before leaving, except for the ... [ more ]
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Tony L
Thanks Colin for returning the controllers with new batteries. Much appreciated. Have a good trip back tomorrow

Small animal cage needed and old towels for rescued hedgehogs

Anne H
in Flamstead
Would anyone be able to help out with a small pet cage that I can use indoors to house a pair of little rescued hedgehogs who, on the advice of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, are too small to last the winter outdoors.  Anything from ... [ more ]
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Julie C
Anne I am going to buy some chicken cat food tomorrow for the lovely little hoglets. May I please have your address and I will leave it on your doorstep. They are such wonderful little creatures, well done Anne. if you prefer would you have time to ... [ more ]