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Continuation NBP part 3

in Castle Hill
Streetlife closed our debate down --Northern Bypass for Ipswich which had around about 650 hits plus -- our second heading -- Continuation NBP is about to be shut down also with about 370 hits -- we are now awaiting the out come of talks this spring ... [ more ]
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I emailed Mark Ling and within 10mins received a phone call -- I contacted Mark because I found out he has his own website and is in favour of a NBP and has been for along time -- he told me a lot in confidence which would be wrong of me to pass on ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
I am not sure how they assemble their cabinet - does anyone know? Is it simply a case of handing out sweets to people of their liking? This goes to show how much of a shambles the operation is... a leader plus 8 cabinet members... Suffolk population ... [ more ]

Fence Panels x 2 Fence and Fence Post x 1 to Provide & Fit them

Janet A
in Common, The
Hi can anyone recommend a carpenter/gardener/handy man that can provide 2 x 6' tall regular fence panels and fence 1 post & fit them in the Ipswich area.
James A
Janet, Try John Blair of JB Turf & Landscapes on 01473 890740. He has supplied and fitted fencing for us on two occasions and both times his prices were very reasonable and the work was completed quickly and to a very good standard. John works ... [ more ]
John of JB has done quite a bit of work for us in the last few years and I can completely endorse what James A has said. I would never use anyone else.

CYCP Holiday Activities for 9-16yr olds: Looking for activity ideas and providers.

Cycp C in Claydon
We organise activities in Claydon and the local area for ages 9-16yrs in the holidays. We would like to know what Young people in the area would like to see at CYCP... what activities would you like to try? We are always looking for new activity ... [ more ]

Northern Bypass Routes

Susan H
in Castle Hill
Well, I've just been looking at the proposed Northern Bypass Routes announced today and despite the fact they say they've used a 'broad brush' to avoid blighting any properties, I think it is pretty obvious it's not possible to take another road off ... [ more ]
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Stuart F
Susan H; I too winched when I read the comment that you have no idea about shunting kids around! I thought respecting each others opinions was the cornerstone of Streetlife; obviously not, as there are two or three regular contributors who think they ... [ more ]
Susan H
I am always rather amused by the 'Debate' on this site about an NBP which is in fact a campaign by a few vocal people, who happen to find the large amount of traffic using Valley Road inconvenient and just want roads built, which they hope will take ... [ more ]

Planning Application For Industrial Site between Mockbeggars Hall & Travel Inn, Claydon

Margaret W
in Great Blakenham
Hi, I don't know if people are aware that planning application has been submitted to build an Industrial site on farmland along Paper Mill Lane, Claydon, between the Travel Inn and The Grade 2 Listed Mockbeggars Hall. The application s for 18 units, ... [ more ]
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Margaret W
I take ours to Hinds Jewellers in town, it costs just under £10 but you get free battery replacement for life of the watch, you just take the receipt in with the watch when you need the next replacement battery and it is free of charge.
Not K
Kim, I agree that many people are just resigned to the fact that those in authority will do what they want despite comments. However I think the tide is turning, and perhaps we need to remind those making the final decisions that they are paid ... [ more ]

New Beginner Tai Chi Class

Witnesham Village Hall
Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
A new Beginners Class starts in Witnesham on Thursday 2nd February 2017 5.45pm. At Witnesham Village Hall, Church Lane, Witnesham. IP69JD £5 per class. Your instructor will be Marc Levy. Tai Chi is suitable for all adults. We welcome new beginners ... [ more ]
Hi, Can I join these classes at any time? Through work commitments I wouldn't be able to attend any session until March. I've viewed your website, seen other classes and locations, the same applies but some beginners classes and their time and ... [ more ]
The classes always welcome beginners. Anyone is free to learn by following any of our classes. We are all very generous to beginners and accepting of their limitations. Hope to see you soon.

Carpet fitter

Mark C
in Barham
Hi, anyone able to recommend a good carpet fitter? Or any local fitters out there interested in fitting a carpet in a small bedroom? Ideally want it done next week. Room is clear and I'll have the new gripper, underlay and carpet ready to fit. Cheers.
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Beginners yoga class

Jennie W
Yoga class at Thomas Wolsey school, Defoe Road, IP1 6SG. 7.30pm on Monday evenings. Beginners are always welcomed. Lavinia Gurney 01473 690762

Recommendations for reasonably priced vehicle bodywork repairers please

Carol C
in Sproughton
Can anyone recommend any bodywork repairers that would be able to do some cosmetic repairs on an van conversion type motorhome please?  It is an older vehicle in good tidy condition but now needs new sills plus patch repairs where some rust is ... [ more ]
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Carol C
Many thanks for the recommendations.  I have spoken to BM Car Body Centre and will follow up next week.
Tony H
Good for you. Let us know how you get on. We rarely get a follow up to this sort of request for a recommendation.

Caravan required

Karen T in Henley
Does anyone have a caravan they would like to sell? We are about to commence major refurbishment to the inside of our house in Henley and need temporary accommodation during this period.

Can you help a local charity?

Frances A in Castle Hill
Suffolk Family Carers is based in Old Ipswich road, Claydon on Hill View Business Park. We provide information, advice, guidance and support for anyone who is caring for a friend, family member or neighbour. The person that they are caring for may be ... [ more ]

New Year's Resolution- Join Rushmere Creative Writers

Rushmere Creative Writers
in Rushmere Creative Writers
Hi, we're a friendly group who enjoy writing and we're looking for new members to swell our numbers. Enjoyed writing at school? Always thought you've got a novel inside you that just needs coaxing out? Why not give us a try? We meet on Wednesday ... [ more ]
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Lynn L
Hi Sandie, I'd love to give it a try but I'm about to go away for a few days, could I start on 25th when I'm back?
Pat C
Hi Pauline it's a really friendly group & I'm an OAP also. It's a small group & we give each other helpful feedback on our efforts. Hope to see you

Mountain bike needed.

Andy W
in Barham
Does anyone have or know of anyone who has a mountain bike they no longer require? A friend of mine is looking for a bike to use for work this year . Condition is not too important but they are looking for a frame size to fit a rider of approximately ... [ more ]

Barham Housing (or the politics of persuasion)

Not K in Henley
I cannot be alone in thinking that I am being manipulated, and I have two options; one to just ignore the situation and blame the system or I can have an uphill battle and try to do something about it. We have a housing development process that ... [ more ]
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Susan H
What is the real situation re Snoasis? I've always been given to understand that even though permission had been granted, there were so many conditions attached and so many other factors surrounding how it was to be funded, that I've always been given ... [ more ]
Not K if it is of any help to you why not do as we have done on our debates NBP and that is to do a continuation etc -- for instance -- SnOasis part 2 -- It have worked well for us -- We started off with -- Northern Bypass for Ipswich it was closed ... [ more ]

Wasps nest

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Martin B
hi, we can highly recommend Richard at east anglia pest control. We have used him a  couple of times  and recommended him to our neighbour, who was also very pleased with the service. The wasps nest was 100% removed and he guarantees his work. 01473 ... [ more ]
Mass R
There is really no need to go to the expense of hiring anyone if you are physically able to do it yourself. If it was an active nest it's a different story but wasps die off in late autumn.

Lost scarf, but now found

Hugh B
in Castle Hill
Chantry Park is one of the places we use to walk our dog. Yesterday near the end of our walk my wife realised she had dropped her scarf. Without retracing our steps we gave it up as lost forever. We took the same route today and some kind soul had ... [ more ]

Barham Manor

Stephen B
in Hemingstone
Would anybody know if the building used as the Claydon Workhouse still exists? During the War Jewish refugees were housed there and it was referred to as Barham Manor though that property is now a very elegant house next to Manor Farm.
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James is correct. The Workhouse I mentioned was in Barham. Another interesting link, about the Workhouse and Kindertransport, is
Stephen B
How very helpful of both of you though still strange it was referred to as Barham Manor! Maybe a joke as it was clearly pretty grim !!

Attention budding Musicians...Open Mic sessions restarting following the Christmas break

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Open Mic nights are a brilliant way for young people to gain performance confidence. Whether they sing, play an instrument, are a budding comedian, poet or ventriloquist, this is their chance to perform to a small friendly group. It doesn't matter if ... [ more ]


Susan F
in Castle Hill
hi any animal charitys local to ipswich that would like two willing helpers?. i dont mind the dirty jobs. my partner is a car driver.
Jean G
cat protection need voluteers in the shop for sat and sundays they are in bramford lane phone Ipswich--742226

Seemstress required

Hayley S
in Henley
I have a small bedroom child's stool that needs recovering (just the pad). Not a big job for someone who knows what they're doing but I'm no seemstress! I have the material. Can anyone recommend someone that could do this for me please?
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Continuation NBP

in Castle Hill
Streetlife have closed our NBP debate down which is their policy to do so after six mouths-- and I think we ought to thank Streetlife for allowing us to run for that length of time-- should we keep this continuation going at least until we get the ... [ more ]
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Have just started the third part of this debate off under the heading of -- Continuation NBP part 3  --  have a gander folks --
Ipswich Ltd
No need to drop buzzwords like "Brexit", it has been fact checked that on average farmers make more money by subsidy than agriculture and this isn't safe in the future as the EU subsidy is likely to disappear. It is highly unlikely that the government ... [ more ]

New Year Resolution ? Want to help others ?

British Red Cross
in Castle Hill
Can you make a cup of tea, help someone with their shopping, and make someone's day? The British Red Cross is looking for volunteers to provide practical and emotional short term support to people living in Ipswich and the surrounding areas coming ... [ more ]

Nisa Shops

Beryl G
in Claydon
Does anyone know where there is a Nisa shop in Ipswich which sells Heritage food. Their lasagne is really lovely, but now our Village shop has closed I cant find anywhere that stocks them now.
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Alex G
Not quite an answer to the question, but a friend visiting from  Clacton (coincidentally) tells me that a Lasagne I had bought at Ipswich Lidl was the best that she had ever tasted! SO if Nisa is to far too far away, that might be worth a visit.

virgin media

Jim G
in Common, The
hi i  wondering has any body had the same problem as me i got my bill this week and it was 50 pounds more than it should after investigation i found out somebody had been watching adult movies i know it was not us but after speaking with virgin thy ... [ more ]
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Alex G
David B. I thought that would be a great idea to reset the pin,as I live alone  but it got a bit confused with the bit that followed on AFTER your helpful instructions! I reached "RESET your PIN", but then 'clicking blue'brought up "Select TiVo box : ... [ more ]
David B
hi SORRY BEEN BUSY THIS WEEK, OK,  got as far as 'press blue button' but did not get any further. Must be a Virgin glitch! I tried this and it did work. Press home go to Help & Settings then Perental control enter pin  1234 default click ' Change ... [ more ]

Park and Ride and Goodwill to all

Susan H
in Castle Hill
Just received an email, as I had previously contacted the County Council about Park and Ride, informing me that Park and Ride services have been secured for Ipswich. And at certain times it will even be cheaper than it is currently. This is such good ... [ more ]
Susan H
Well yes, and that was my local one too. But at least they're not closing it down altogether, which they were talking about at one stage.