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tigerlily in Bucklesham
Has anyone heard any more about the land next to Orwell vets? Are they still going to build a Co-op store there.? If so when.

Lack of zebra crossings

Eric F in Rushmere Street
Ever tried walking from one cluster of stores to another, or over to Tescos, at Martlesham Heath, at a busy time? As a nation of car-worshippers, we have made no provision for pedestrians. Come on! Just one or two zebra crossings in strategic places ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi to you all, Just to add SCC welcome any comments/complaints to help improve services. More information and contact details are available on our website. Rita K - as Mel mentioned if a dropped kerb near to a roundabout has the coloured raised area, ... [ more ]
Woof W
Martlesham Neighbourhood Plan want to hear the views of pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooter users in relation to getting around the Retail Park.

Hire Car

ks in Martlesham Heath
Hello All, We have family visiting us in May and I am planning to take them to scotland. A we will be total 6 I will be hiring a car (ford galaxy or Zafira) for a week, I have some questions 1. How does breakdown cover work with hire car companies? Do ... [ more ]
Martin S
For some info on hire car excess insurance look at Martin Lewis site He suggests using the Moneymaxim comparison site: ... [ more ]

Resin Bound Driveways

Ray R in Rushmere St Andrew
Does anyone have any experience of this type of driveway being advertised and constructed by Anglian Driveways in Flyer Ads magazine ?
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Rita M
We had this product put on our driveway 5years ago .we have had no problems whatsoever in that time. It is non slip and the rain soaks away through the resin.The company that did ours was Suffolk Impressions telephone number 01728 747649. We live on ... [ more ]

Martlesham Heath covenant deed

Tom W in Martlesham Heath
Hi,  I wanted to knock down an ugly brick wall on my front boundary and replace it with a little white fence. On the covenant deed we have in martlesham heath it states we need to seek permission before altering any fences, walls of hedges on the ... [ more ]
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Beverley J
Yes Tom, it is a covenant that is frequently overlooked and will result in additional paperwork and expense when the property exchanges hands in the future. Unfortunately, some purchasers of property on Martlesham Heath are not advised correctly about ... [ more ]

Photographer - Family photoshoot

ks in Martlesham Heath
We are planning a family photo shoot on the first birthday of our daughter, any recommendations, i went to mothercare pixiphoto but they have very expensive packages. thanks ks
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Janet B
Had some 60th birthday photos taken by Cherrywood Studio UK nr. Ipswich. Very impressed with their professional work, made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable, excellent photos. They do photos of babies and toddlers as well. Examples of their work on ... [ more ]

What does streetlife think?

Ernest G in Broke Hall
The Public have got their way at last. Ropes Drive Roundabout Traffic Lights have been switched off. The result for many, it's a distinct improvement, and well worth while. But for some others, morning rush hour traffic flow is no better. This is ... [ more ]
Old Plod
Like the idea of a roundabout for Main Road/Bell Lane. The more traffic is kept moving - even if only slowly- the less pollution from idling stationary engines. I don't feel competent to comment on the other proposals as I don't live in Kesgrave.

Wanted - A2 Blackboard

Charlie R in Martlesham Heath
Hi, I am looking for an old but serviceable Black Board about A2 Size (12" x 16") - nothing fancy - it is for notices within our Bowls Club. On that note thank you to the great response at our Green Opening last Saturday. We had about a dozen leads for ... [ more ]


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Andrew S
Wouldn't disagree with Egyptian Goose, give away signs are the pinky coloured legs, black eye and ring around the neck. Although not native there are a few resident in East Anglia, around the London and South East area and into the East Midlands.
Raymond B
Thanks, Yes it looks like an Egyptian Goose. Thia was one of a pair on the Meare at Thorpeness. I looked at every duck picture I could find on the web and nothing matched as its a goose!

Missing cat

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Be Warned !

Gary P in Rushmere St Andrew
The 'door knockers' from Nottingham or wherever turned up on Grange Farm today. Claiming to be part of a government scheme they are offering for sale household items at wildly exorbitant prices.
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Gary P
M&M R you have been suckered. There were a number of postings on this subject a few months ago when they scammed Martlesham Heath.  Your are SUPPOSED to feel sorry for them but they are frauds.
Richard G
Most of the stuff they sell they source for minimal outlay , like 10p for diahcloths they then sell for £4-5 ! Door to Door selling is so outdated i am surprised they still do it. A Pedlars certificate is required to sell door to door issued by the ... [ more ]

Quiz 'n' Chips - Fundraiser for Three Bears Playgroup, Kesgrave

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Fiona F in Warren Heath
Quiz ‘n’ Chips. Friday 20th May, 7pm - 10:30pm (7-8pm for food). Dinner, 7pm - 8pm . Quiz + Raffle, 8pm – 10:30pm. Bar ‘til midnight. Teams of 4 – Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last plaice! £12 per person (including dinner) Choice of fish ... [ more ]

local tiler recommendation

ks in Martlesham Heath
Hello I have got some tiling work to get done, any recommendations for local tilers ?
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Handyman wanted

Sue V in Beacon Hill
I am looking for a handyman who can do some "jobs" around the house for me. Can anyone recommend one for me.
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Marti L
Thanks. Ken B must be good as several others have suggested him to me. But thank you for adding to recommendations as it really inspires confidence.

St George's Day activities at Landguard Fort

Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe IP11 3TW
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
There will be drawing and colouring activities for the younger visitors in the Schoolroom at the Fort on Saturday.  Normal admission prices apply and a donation for materials used would be welcome

Local Hotpoint repair Dishwasher and Oven

ks in Martlesham Heath
Any recommendation for a local electrician to get my dishwasher and oven repaired? thanks
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Shaun N
Anderson appliance repairs.  Used him for years, very reliable and won't rip you off if something doesn't need doing!

Painter and Decorator

Denise H in Rushmere St Andrew
Can anyone recommend a painter and decorator to do the outside of our house. It will doing the rendering, facias and barge boards no windows doors etc as upvc. Have contacted several people and left messages but seems no one can be bothered to come back ... [ more ]

Keys lost !

Paula E in Kesgrave
I have dropped a bunch of keys on a ring normal type Yale for house . The Police have been informed, but anyone who picks them up, I can vefify if they are mine. Please call 07837453762

Information regarding the traffic light switch off at Ropes Drive Roundabout

Ernest G in Broke Hall
To Streetlife. Information received from FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 In response to my requested question. Now that the Ropes Drive Roundabout traffic light trial has ended. Can you please arrange for the actual video photographic evidence, taken ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Madmagpie, Apologies if this is not the response you were hoping for. Please be assured that even if it is not a high priority at the moment, our Highways team will continue to monitor the situation. If at any point you have further comments you ... [ more ]
Richard G
Another reason to sort out Dr Watsons Lane

Why is the car park shrinking at the Milleniem Playing Fields

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
I walk down Century Drive on a Saturday morning and there are cars parked and abandoned all over the place because they cant get into the car park for the Playing fields.  The reason is drivers are too cautious about parking near the fence because there ... [ more ]

Spectrum jazz quartet

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The Farmhouse
Sara H in Great Bealings
Spectrum jazz quartet are gigging next Saturday at the farmhouse, kicking off at 9pm. The quartet is made up of all local musicians. If you love jazz come along.
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Decorating my house

ks in Martlesham Heath
Hi Folks, I am preparing for getting on with my decoration project this summer or hopefully get some pre-prep done in easter hols. I will be doing most of it myself to save on cost. Do you have any recommendation on local paint suppliers? Any pointers ... [ more ]
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Richard G
Similar deal at B&Q 2 for £20 , always buy our paint when on offer , whatever Graham says . The art is to buy quality paint too , so Dulux is the best available at most DIY outlets.
thanks, managed to do 3 rooms now, running at slow pace but enjoying and am pleased with my output

Bredfield Bowls Green Opening

Charlie R in Martlesham Heath
It's only a week away, let's hope it gets dryer ! All are welcome from 13:00 through to 16:00 on Saturday 23rd April at our Green in The Street, Bredfield. If you'd like to try Bowls, come along, wear flattish shoes and we will do the rest. Jo G. - let ... [ more ]

The 95th Rifles at Landguard Fort and Outer Battery Tours

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Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe IP11 3TW
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
The ever popular 95th will be camped in the Fort all this weekend along with their camp followers (wives and girlfriends) and they will be carrying out their drills and after lunch they do a battle re-enactment in the central parade ground.  Be warned ... [ more ]

Tip Run

Amanda P in Maidensgrave
Hi, I have various large items that need disposing of at Foxhall Tip however I don't drive. Can anyone help me? Items include: a single mattress, computer desk, broken Hoover etc..... Thank you.