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Tooks old Bakery site

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Came past there this morning digger on site grubbing the concrete slabs-- is this just a site clearance or have they started getting ready to build? anyone know whats going on-- any planning permission been applied for?-- very interesting--
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Susan H
Wouldn't it be great if there was a covenant or something, that means it can't be sold off? It must be in the historical records somewhere. If the intention was for the land to be used by the people of Whitton, surely the council can't just decide to ... [ more ]
Susan H
Did a bit of Googling. It's actually King George V playing field. "The main area of King George V playing fields prior to its conversion was an agricultural field. This field pre 1882 was split into two fields Little and Great Lumpkins. These fields ... [ more ]

Continuation NBP

Watchfull 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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Martin C
Our wonderful local paper the "Ipswich Star" has a new editor from today and apparently the plan is to be "a campaigning voice at the heart of the community, challenging authority to get the best for the town"  Perhaps they would like to get behind ... [ more ]
Hi Martin C I took the hint-- just sent an email to the Ipswich Star-- have sent you PM-- well spotted and good thinking-- fingers crossed

Cat Found Dead

Sarah L in Ipswich Town Centre
Just removed a Cat from the road which had been hit by a car. Knocked on a few doors and unfortunately nobody knows who's it is. A kind gentleman has put it in a box in his Garden and is taking it to the vets in the morning. Found at Powling Road, ... [ more ]
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Sarah L
Maybe it's worth ringing Felixstowe Road vets. I would be surprised if it was your cat being that far away but it's worth a try. Hope you find out where yours is!

Another New Beginners Tai Chi Class!

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
It's a busy time for Suffolk Tai Chi Academy.   A new Beginners Class starts in Ipswich. Tuesday13th September 2016, 2:00-3:30pm. Location the Dove St Inn on Grimwade St and Dove St. IP4 2LA. £2.00 per class. Your instructor will be our newest ... [ more ]
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Eddie M
I shall be instructing you for the first 17 moves of the 108, hopefully you will want to go on to a continuing class where you learn the rest of the moves. It should be fun as well as instructive, (otherwise I'll be doing it wrong!) Apart from all ... [ more ]

Turtle in Christchurch Park

Tom T in Westerfield
Amazing what you find in this beautiful park. Attached photograph taken on Tuesday this week.
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Mark N
They've been there a long time so I imagine so.
Tom T
Thanks for your comments. I spoke to the information centre at Christchurch Park who said there are two turtles in the pond. They seem to be thriving. Before Tuesday I had no idea they were there and feel very lucky t have captured them on camera.

FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation Free Open Taster Session

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La Tour Cycle Cafe, Tower House, 17 Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Timothy Yau in Whitton
Contemplative Meditation FREE Open Taster Session Exhausted? Overloaded? Stressed? Stop, be still, and learn to be present in the moment. If you're in or around Ipswich and you know someone who might be into trying something new, bring them along ... [ more ]

Security System

Watchfull in Castle Hill
My old security cam has gone kerput its the old VHF system-- can any one help me to obtain new HD system working on harddrive-- get the parts/ etc and instal for me-- I will willing pay for parts in advance and come to an agreement for who ever do the ... [ more ]

Painter & Decorator

Arthur C in Darmsden
I'm looking for a reasonable local Painter Decorator, start with one bedroom, as time goes on the whole flat will need doing. Any recommendations please


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Gary B
Earning a little extra doing a few hours a week as a gardener is probably ok at £10 per hour. If looking to become a full time self employed gardener then I see a number of issues with that rate. I am not in that trade but Joanna A is right about the ... [ more ]

Ipswich Northern fringe 1100 houses

Not K in Henley
Just in case you are not aware an outline planning application has now been submitted for 1100 houses to the north of the Railway line and east of the Henley road. I understand that all the traffic from this development will use the Henley Road This ... [ more ]
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Claydon A14 roundabout 22-24 August

John T in Castle Hill
Good to see that the road closure will not be there at rush hour, but will affect 89 89A bus route. see and bus changes


Sally M
AP builders . 01473 725660 done several jobs for me. Not necessarily the cheapest but very good at detail and finish

Door dipping

Gavin H in Westerfield
Can anyone recommend a local company for getting old doors dipped to remove old paint?
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I used this firm last year and they were very good. Collected the items from my house and delivered them back a week later, finished to a good standard. I was pleased.


John S in Common, The
Can anybody recommend some one to put together and fit some units for a utility room.
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Wedding venues near bramford

Mike W in Claydon
Hi I was wondering if people could help with recommendations for wedding venues near bramford. We are looking for somewhere with a fairly big outdoor area as well and to be able to hold around 200 to 250 people. Any ideas or recommendations would be ... [ more ]
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A14 Road Noise

Not K in Henley
Does anyone else think that the road noise from the A14 is getting worse, or is it that with summer amd windows open it is just more apparent?
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Susan H
Very dependent on wind strength and direction where we are (if it is very windy, all we hear is wind!) but being to the East of the road and the prevailing wind from the West, we can often hear it, although we are a couple of miles away. Some evenings ... [ more ]

Hail stones

Val S in Sproughton
We had a really heavy hailstorm in Castle Hill last night and the stones broke the roof of our conservatory in many places. Did anyone else get damage?
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That's really interesting, Andrew H. and fascinating. I'm in IP1 and we had nothing. (Sadly my ability to use compass directions is truly limited hence the post code.)

ipswich hosptill

Jim G in Common, The
hi i was just wondering if any body knows if the physiotherapist department is closing down in september
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Kerry O
I work for the Health & Social Care Watchdog and we work very closely with the Hospital and I have had no information about this. What makes you think it is closing?

IHi , please pass on that during the summer holidays we will open on Thursday & Friday lunchtime 12.00 to 2.00pm please come & su

Paresh P in Claydon
Hi , please pass on that during the summer holidays we will open on Thursday & Friday lunchtime 12.00 to 2.00pm please come & suppott us.

Trying to find Trixie

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Some while ago I was trying to find an old friend named Trixie-- there was a kind lady on here that tried to help me I dont remember your name-- at that time Trixie was about to move house-- she has now been in touch-- was it YOU who tried to help? if ... [ more ]
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No Andrew not stupid I use to have problems with-- LOL-- TLC-- and a lot more so I invented SOH-- yer your right CW means Country and Western-- cant stick this Line Dancing stuff-- that's not CW-- we have another name for that it's known as SK-- SOH

carpet fitting

Arthur C in Darmsden
I have today received a carpet for my living room, although its mainly I place i need some help with getting it completed. Can anyone help or recommend anyone that can help please I'm in Great Blakenham & not got a lot of spare cash at moment. ... [ more ]

Lost sandal

Beryl B in Claydon
A right foot Gola mans sandal has gone missing overnight from outside our back door, something seems to have run off with it Have you found it please.
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Beryl B
It makes me want to sit in the garden all night just to see him. We did leave the left one out for him but he ignored it, he seems to have a liking for right foot wear ha ha
Susan P
Ha, I also left the remaining trainer outside for quite a few nights to see if it went 'walkabout' but it was ignored. Fussy fox also doesn't seem to like my 'backdoor' shoes that are usually left on the back door step.....

Window Cleaner

Pat H
Yes give Frankie a ring on 685837, local and very good, been doing mine and my Sons for a while and no complaints, Hope this helps.