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Road mystery

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Susan H
Can anyone advise me as to who I need to contact about maintenance to Thurleston Lane? In one of the passing places there are several massive potholes, I live in fear of meeting someone coming the other way who expects me to pull over into that area, it ... [ more ]
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Hugh B
When Thurleston Lane was resurfaced in 2003 all correspondence was from the Borough Engineer at Ipswich Borough Council rather than SCC as most of the lane is in Ipswich. Some of the "passing places" have developed since then and the work at the pumping ... [ more ]

Re Cap on Your point of view

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

I think that the reason that this debate was closed down was, we started to get too political and we brought other countries into the debate, when we should have been talking about the United Kingdom only, I to am not blame free, the good thing that it ... [ more ]

Qigong seminar for beginners 18-19 July

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We would like to invite everybody to take part in the next Zhong Yuan Qigong Level 1 seminar which will take place on 18-19 July 2015 at Castle Hill Community Centre. You will be able to learn about an ancient self-development system from the heart of ... [ more ]
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Hello Samantha, you are welcome to do just Saturday this time. There are two options - paying full seminar to attend Saturday this time and second day next time and getting a certificate; or paying half price to attend on Saturday without certificate. ... [ more ]

Claydon chippy

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Arthur C
What is peoples general view ot the chip shop in Claydon? I was recently told by the staff that I was rude , the only thing I done was called "hello" a couple of times as the counter was void of staff when I walked in. It took more than 15 Mins to get ... [ more ]
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We've never had a problem with the food but having to wait for everything to be cooked fresh can be a pain. Not exactly fast food .

Missing staffie

Lost & Found in Castle Hill

Shirley B
Lost ... Staffie missing from white house last seen in Bramford owners are desperate to get her back ..if found please contact me .. Thanks

Whitton Baptist Church

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Whitton Baptist church
Everyone is welcome to our lovely Whitton Baptist church ..great Christian company and a wonderful service held by our Minister Stuart Balmer come and praise God and learn more about the Chtistian faith 🙏☺🙏☺🙏


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Janet A
Hi can anyone recommend an electrician? One of my douyble sockets in the kitchen is making an electrical buzzing noise & needs to be looked at.
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Maria S
Someone that does not know anything about electrics might not think of switching off the mains. As a young bride I thought I was being very clever and independent when I changed the wire on one of the wire fuses of the mains box without turning anything ... [ more ]

Cats the killing of.

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Just recently I have heard that in the crofts area some one has been snaring cats,this is near to where I live. I have four cats which are part of my family. If any one knows any thing about this or the perpetrators,I ask please give the information to ... [ more ]
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Eddie M
I have known a few cat owners that have been responsible and have trained their cats. I speak from experience. Watch films and adverts with cats in. They can be trained. Having been in close contact with elephants, if they are treated correctly and ... [ more ]
Derick L
I have been reading the comments with regards to pets and their control.   I have no time for folks that administer cruelty to any animal but, there must be a reason why folks take to this kind of action.    I do not have any pets at the moment due to ... [ more ]

Claydon Pre-school Summer Fete

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JUN 27
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Claydon Pre-school, Thornhill Drive, Claydon IP6 0DZ
Nadine H
Claydon Pre-school are holding their annual Summer Fete with fun for all the family on Saturday 27th June 2015. We have a Bouncy Castle, Ice Cream Van, BBQ, Cake Stall, Adult Tombola, Children's Tombola, Teddy Tombola, Hook a Duck, Welly Throwing, Face ... [ more ]
Nadine H
Only 4 days to go until Claydon Pre-school's Summer Fete!  The forecast is for lovely hot weather, so if you are looking for something to do on Saturday afternoon why not pop along and join in the fun.  We are situated on Thornhill Road, Claydon near to ... [ more ]

Jumble Sale

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

JUN 27
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11th Ipswich Scout Hall, Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich
Jumble sale lead by local Scouts and leaders fundraising for future planned activities for the group. Refreshments and cake stall also present. Come and support your local group.
Hi, Please have a look at their website for a closer look at the group. Your son would be old enough to join Beavers, but please either pop along and have a chat with someone or give Fiona a call on: Beavers ... [ more ]

Cones on Public Council Land

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Morning all, Thought I might start a debate! I have noticed a huge increase of people putting cones out on council verges (outside their homes) and wondered what the majority of Streetlife readers thought - is it right or wrong?
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Honesty may hurt
In complete agreement about time to walk into town. Public transport is as said expensive, unreliable and can put those that are frail weak or vulnerable at risk. The papers are full of incidents. I digress, this is about us legally parking on council ... [ more ]

What do you know about the history of Castle Hill Community Centre?

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Castle Hill Community Centre
We were given this amazing photo of Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road. This is what it looked like at the beginning of the last century. What do you know about the history of our building? It would be great to hear from you.  Thank you. ... [ more ]
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footpaths gipping road gt Blakenham

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Arthur C
Hasanyone else noticedthe deplorable state of the footpaths along Gipping Road between the turn into Plumgers Dell & the level crossing on Sackers side? It is heavily strewn with muck & starting to tske over the footpath. Also the trees & ... [ more ]
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Hi, When is the next PC meeting? Also the Gipping Road road sign needs a good clean or replacing.It's barely visible compared to the stowmarket rd sign next to it. Rossi
Hello Rossi. The GBPC parish council meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, so the next one is 10th July. They are at 7.30pm at Great Blakenham Parish Rooms unless otherwise noted on the GBPC website or noticeboards. The agendas go up on the ... [ more ]

Personalised teddies

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Does anyone out there make or know of some one who makes personalised teddies ? A young friend of mine would like some personalised teddies made for her wedding in August. Don't know exactly what she wants, that would be for both parties to discuss.
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Derick L
If you wish to purchase BEARS of value then go to:- If you wish to visit this shop then you will find the lady owner very helpful and polite.  The address is: Jeffries of Bacton, Broad Road, Bacton Stowmarket.   This is a garage ... [ more ]

Pet sitting?

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Susan H
Does anyone in the Ipswich area have experience of using a local Pet Sitting service as in, someone who comes to your home to care for pets? There are some local services advertised, I wondered if anyone had used them or had any recommendations?
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John W
This is something I have been considering doing. I have signed up to the Care UK website but haven't applied for any of the requests that have come up ( people post their requirements for pet care and people registered with the site can apply) I have ... [ more ]
Susan H
My son and daughter in law used to come in to look after pets if we were away or even out for a long day, but they've moved away due to work. I use a local kennels for the larger pets when away, but I am looking for someone who could come in to feed and ... [ more ]

WIND FARM CABLE and substation project - important proposed change

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Susan H
Has anyone else picked up on the proposed changes to the Wind Farm cable coming through this area? East Anglia One have applied for a 'non material' change to the planning consent, "to include an option to construct a 750mw windfarm with HVAC ... [ more ]
Thank you for this information. Is it clear where the cables will go and which local area will be affected ?
Susan H
The route of the cable was decided some time ago and planning permission (for the Direct Current option) granted last year. The cables will come ashore near Bawdsey and go right around the north of Ipswich, underground across fields and (we hope) under ... [ more ]

Bingo Night at Claydon High School

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Claydon High PTA
Claydon High School PTA are hosting a fundraising Bingo Night in the Main Hall of the school, Church Lane, Claydon, IP6 0EG Thursday 25th June, 7- 9pm Over 18s welcome - cash prizes to be won!! Bring a bottle (other light refreshments will be available). ... [ more ]

Car Boot Sale at Claydon High School

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Claydon High PTA
Car Boot Sale at Claydon High School Saturday 4th July from 9am – 12pm (sellers from 8.30am) At the school, IP6 0EG Pitches now available. Refreshments on sale. Proceeds from pitches to Claydon High School PTA, 20p entry fee (to be donated to ... [ more ]

Cruel People

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Sarah L
Just seen this posted on Facebook. Please people be aware such cruel/horrible people/children about!
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Hayley J
Thankgod for a happy ending. Keep them safe now and let's hope for a punishment to the culprits who inflicted such cruelty.
Karen H
Let's hope the culprits are found, I have no faith in that though. The cats are now at a different address away from that area. I just hope that this doesn't happen to anyone else's cat or dog or indeed any other poor animal that happens to cross this ... [ more ]


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Hi I am looking for a good builder for a smallish  couple of jobs anyone who knows of one that they personally can recommended please .
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shower fitter wanted

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Toby P.
Try Gary Green on 07795262020. He's fitted two for me. One in my old house and another when I moved house. He's very good and reasonable.

IPscene New Entertainments Website LIVE Today

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The NEW updated, easier to use IPscene website is here TODAY! Details of hundreds of groups and clubs in the IP1 - IP17 area. For Adults and children. Something to suit everyone.  Majorettes, Football, Arts, Crafts, Dance, Fitness, Sports and more! - ... [ more ]

Crown Street Car Park

Local Conversations in Whitton

Len G
Is an absolute disgrace! It's filthy and shoddy. Family no longer want to use the stairs as they are just filthy with litter and uncleared rubbish. What a greeting to visitors to the town! Chapplefield car park at Norwich by comparison is spotless. ... [ more ]
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Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Just finished volunteering at a charity shop in Meredith road and what do I see, a middle aged man stealing a wooden jewellery box that cost all of £2.50. WHY BOTHER?? Hang your head in shame whoever you are.
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Peter M
In that case I need to explain further.  The incident occurred.  P57 took to Street Life to comment on the experience.  However there was criticism that this wasn't the best way to handle the situation.   I think that is a fair summation. My point is to ... [ more ]
Derek F
I used to work part-time for a charity shop way back in the nineties.  The problem then was that the goods were donated and therefore did not in theory belong to the shop. If the manager ever saw stealing she would shame them and make them put the ... [ more ]

Summer job wanted

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Summer job wanted in Ipswich or nearby for female student home from university until September. Has retail and customer experience, also some admin and clerical experience. Polite, well spoken and hard working. Has own car so hours and location not a ... [ more ]
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Sophie S
It's probably not quite what you are looking for - but I need some help around the house and with my youngest (5 month old boy) starting immediately and through until the end of June.  Full time basis or part time.   Would need some cleaning, some ... [ more ]