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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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Ipswich Entrepreneur
The MP does get paid, not bad putting his scribble on a letter typed up by someone else, his line graph signature is very amusing.  In my view, the position holder of Central Suffolk should lose "North Ipswich" and the Ipswich MP should be ... [ more ]
Ipswich Entrepreneur on the point you have made I could not agree with you more -- but the MP for NW Ipswich do not seem to care any way -- never mind at the next election we may be able to change all that --

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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John T
Not K If you follow this link below you will find the Agenda of the next Barham Parish council meeting. For those who have responded to the concept it would be a good idea ... [ more ]

Any truth in it?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Rumours are flying about that the Co-oP Meredith road is closing down-- although the staff know nothing about it-- these rumours are even floating down to them-- anyone know anything?
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As you say Ipswich Entrepreneur the TUPE  is in place so the Coop employees should be alright -- I certainly hope so -- some have got a lot of service in --

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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Not K
Whilst not directly related it appears that the planning application number 14/00638 which is part of the proposed northern fringe development, but relating to land SOUTH of the railway line now has an extended deadline of February 2017. See comments ... [ more ]
Not K  I wonder just what are they playing at -- some kind of delaying tactics because they know that they wont get away with it -- not without a good infrastructure in place -- the NBP for instance?

Old Cattle Market Disabled Toilet

Anna in Whitton
I understand Suffolk County Council is responsible for this toilet. Yesterday there was no toilet paper, no soap and no hand towels in there. The towels bin was full of used paper. Please can this WC be restocked and cleaned more regularly.
Suffolk County Council - please could you respond to my concern about the toilet in the Old Cattle Market Ipswich.

total confusion

Stella C in Claydon
Does anyone know how to find Claydon's SNT ?? I have just spent the last half hour trying to find it, we are supposed to be able to find out information on it (I thought) found the bit that says find your area, put in your post code, done that, it ... [ more ]
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Mass R
Police Safer Neighbourhood team. Fyi Ipswich West SNT has a drop in surgery on Meredith Rd, Ipswich tomorrow morning that is Wednesday, 21st, but I think as some have already mentioned Claydon and Bramford come under the Hadleigh based SNT.  You can ... [ more ]

ipswich star

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Roz B
I buy the ipswich star sometime but look at few days ago it is get better now also alot of different things and more in it to find the wild pigs still going soon be gone more wild pigs
Brian P
The Star works on the principle of 'never mind the quality of the prose look at the size of the pictures'

Architects slam totally illogical Ipswich bridge contest!

Jan D in Ipswich Town Centre
Suffolk County Council, what are you playing at? Not a great start, is it?
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Joanna A
I notice the Star still haven't mentioned this at all while running a story about IBC reconsidering the Cornhill plans due to feedback from the public. Meanwhile SCC ignores feedback from an expert body.

Focus Meditation: Together Searching for the Divine

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La Tour Cycle Cafe Tower House, 17, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PP
Timothy Yau in Whitton
FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation This term we'll be exploring the attributes of the Divine. DAY: Thursdays DATES: Sept. 15th, 22nd, 29th; Oct. 6th, 13th, 20th TIME: 7.30pm - 8.30pm COST: Donation towards room hire TEL: 07964 078330 EMAIL: ... [ more ]

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
Sammi M  I believe that parking is available if you go down Grimwade St, then down the second turning on the right into the College. Otherwise try a bus if you have the time. Good luck, look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Eddie
Sammi M
Thank you for getting back to me  Eddie M .  I'm sorry to say that I was unable to make the class this week.  Let's hope next week holds out better for me.

Footway from Ashcroft Road to Dales Road

Bob F in Common, The
Why is it that a combined footway and cycle way is now being used regularly by cars and a resident of Ashcroft Lane? Is there not garages provided for Ashcroft Lane houses ,and also proper vehicular access to the allotments from Larchcroft Road . If ... [ more ]
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Network Rail Footpath Closures

John T in Castle Hill
I have just found out that ALL the footpath crossings that were put up for consultation in our area are still recommended to be closed. I only found out quite by chance that there is an exhibition tomorrow in Ipswich, they kept that quiet! probably ... [ more ]

Men's Shed

John T in Castle Hill
Just seen this event for an open day in Stowmarket for men’s shed on 25th September, looks like a great idea. Anyone know of any similar initiatives locally.
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Not K
Thanks John T and Mass R, as you say a good idea. I can remember when we did such projects in evening classes. Those were the days when schools thought it worthwhile to teach pupils practical skills as well as the 3Rs. I hope the Stowmarket one ... [ more ]

Washing machine

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Tracy T
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Jim G in Common, The
what has happened to the bin men in ip1 to day any body know
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Theresa H
I thought that our bins were collected on Tuesdays usually but the last few weeks the collection has been on Wednesdays. I am confused really!

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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Marie S
It will be great to see some affordable housing on the site, and I think the old B&Q place should be turned into a lovely leisure centre, or perhaps a holiday inn, this end of town could use either, and it would provide some great job ... [ more ]
Susan H
We just seem to see everything closing down this side of town. But I agree, I'd like to see council housing, I think there is a desperate need for it.

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!

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 ]

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