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We need a Security Camera in the the underpass tunnel...NOW

Paula E in Kesgrave
Hello Can we please campaign for a Security Camera to be positioned in the underpass from Eagle Way to Tesco's..Perhaps Tesco could link it into their Security Camera  Monitoring system? My husband has frequently had to take a brush  and sweep up ... [ more ]
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Jeff W
Paula E needs our help. Thank you CariolineB. I have received an email from MHHL I did meet with some Parish Councillors on MHHL issues this week around anti-social behaviour on MHHL land where we devised a plan, they too mentioned the underpass and ... [ more ]
Paula E
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this topic. I have now arranged to talk to some people in authority. Having had a chat with them I have been pleasantly surprised at a positive reaction.

Local taxi

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Spotty Dog
I agree with those who recommend the coach, it's a cheaper deal (at £15 pp) unless there are four or more travelling or you have to pay for a taxi to get to the start point in Cardinal Park or Ipswich Station. At Stansted you wouldn't get closer to ... [ more ]
J R travels are wonderful, we have used them number of times. Perfect. Pick you from your door steps & drop you. The business has changed hands, before we got big taxi for four adults & all luggage at the same price as normal estate car but ... [ more ]

Learn to Nordic Walk

Melton Playing Fields
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Suffolkstriders Nordic Walking Group
The course costs £40 which includes the use of poles.  No special clothing is required apart from comfortable footwear and its good practice to have a small back pack carrying a small bottle of water and a wet weather jacket. Lesley
Jean P
OK, Karen. I have some poles.  My time is about to become more pressured, but I will put the dates in my diary, and God willing I will be there.

Saturday morning Dog Training Classes starting 12th November

Scout Hut, Martlesham Heath
Dave's Dog Training in Dave's Dog Training
Classes run by Dave, a retired Home Office scent detection dog handler and trainer. All breeds, sizes & ages can benefit from this training. Handlers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Call to find out more or book your place 07759 227459. ... [ more ]
Dave's Dog Training
Hi Anne. Really sorry for the delay in replying. I have been in a very poor internet area for a few days. The classes are £40 for 4 one hour classes. If you supply a contact telephone number I can give you more detail. Cheers for now D

Dress maker needed please!

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Missing cat

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Dog Excrement on Footpath across Martlesham (Black Tiles to Tesco's)

Keith C in Great Bealings
I regularly use the path across the heath from Black Tiles to Tesco's, but I am becoming increasingly concerned but the number of 'deposits' left on the footpath by dogs.  I do not like using this media for complaining but how can the obvious dog ... [ more ]

Enter The Zombie Fortress

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Landguard Fort, Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe, Ip11 3TW
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
Following an unidentified infection outbreak in Felixstowe, the 'URE' (Undead Research Establishment) has been set up at Landguard Fort.  Our dedicated doctors, scientists and military personnel are caring for your infected family & friends.  The ... [ more ]

Food banks

Marjorie D in Rushmere St Andrew
Could somebody tell me where a local food bank is situated in Ipswich please. I want to do a reverse advent calendar by putting a food or toiletries etc item in a box everyday in December. Advent calendars you take out a chocolate etc but I would like ... [ more ]
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Charlie Z
Lovely idea! FIND as Charlotte suggested are great. Its just behind Aldi, out on Felixtowe Road way. They aren't open for drop off's all the time so check the website first.

Black cat needs re-homing

Stephen P in Warren Heath
I have an 8 year old black cat that i need to rehome. He is 8 years old and fully innoculated until mid 2017. He can be quite nervous and shy and needs a quiet home ideally without any other cats or dogs. He is litter trained and goes outdoors but ... [ more ]
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Missing Florence

Carol B in Martlesham Heath
Florence is a long-haired tabby cat. She lives in Lark Rise and has been missing for 4 days. Please could you check your sheds and garages as she may have got shut in somewhere. Tel 01473 624341 or 07866 157736
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Does anybody knows who's cat this is?

Tracey C in Playford
This cat has been hanging around my neighbours on Bell Lane Kesgrave since June it's friendly and is there all day then disappears at night it would be nice to know if he has an owner or is a stray.
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Well your neighbour can feel quite happy keeping the cat then as well done you for having done everything possible to trace the owner.

Baby bath

Barbara M in Kesgrave
Has anyone got a baby bath no longer needed. I've got 2 young ferrets that love being in water & would like them to have an outdoor 'pool' to play in. Willing to pay. Thank you
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Barbara M
Hi Jo could you pm me again with your address, I seem to have lost your details. Thk you. I'll be with you about 12.00 if that's alright?

Telephone Master Socket? Broadband Problems

Jay in Playford
Does anyone know if it is possible to have a new master socket installed, and how much it may cost. Moved into a property with has just one telephone point in the hall and no electric socket, and every time phone rings I lose my BT TV channels, ... [ more ]
Derham @ DMonkey Computers
Hi Jay, Probably lack of, or faulty, filter. Each socket that is in use needs one. It's a small box that splits the high and low frequency signals and stops the ringing signal hitting the router I hope that helps but feel free to call if you need any ... [ more ]
John-and A
Yes I found the small filter box solved the problem and not expensive. As Derham says you need to get one for EACH phone socket around the house

weird, wanton damage

Sheila B in Kingston
Weird, wanton damage.   Woke up this morning and someone (probably more than one) has ripped out a waterbut, pushed it over and stamped on it. There is a security light right above it.  It was full of water so it was no mean feat - we couldn't have ... [ more ]

New shower unit

Julie L in Rushmere Street
Any recommendations need a quote for un suite. New shower cubicle, might need new shower and tiles
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Abandoned Car in Century Drive?

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
It possibly is not abandoned but I have seen a black Clio outside number 61 for weeks if not months with a flat tyre so it is obviously not being used.  In the old days with a tax disc on the window you could tell when it was out of date that the ... [ more ]
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Laurence H
I used that website Richard and it is very good.  Seems the owner has got a SORN which is naughty as the car is still parked on the road
Richard G
Just report to dvla that you have seen it on the road and describe its location.

Wasp Nest Removal.

Julie G in Little Bealings
Hi. I have a wasp nest above our patio door and although we have tried to leave it as long as possible they are now regularly coming into the kitchen. Can anyone recommend someone who would be able to deal with this for me. Can't get near it with wasp ... [ more ]
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Ashley S
Thanks a lot Keith glad you are happy with the service received I try to stay prompt friendly and as cheap as possible regards ashley
John R
I agree with Keith C. .. Ashley came to ours yesterday and dealt with a hornets nest in the eaves, very promptly and efficiently, in fact they were all gone in a few hours. Excellent job Ashley, and can thoroughly recommend.  Only problem we could not ... [ more ]

Puppy Classes - Martlesham Starts 29th September

Martlesham Village Hall
Top Street Dog Training in Top Street Dog Training
Top Street Dog Training's next 6 week puppy class has a couple of spaces left !! Our aim is to get your puppy to pay attention to you and give you the foundation of a good recall. We will cover many other topics including manners, eg. jumping up, ... [ more ]

Old Singer Sewing Machine & Lots Of Bits - Free To A Good Home

Jane in Martlesham
Yes, I have been having a clear out ;-) This is not one of the classic looking ones and I am not sure if it is working or not as I am a novice on sewing machines. It's at least 30 years old, but the power seems to be fine - things turn when you press ... [ more ]
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Thanks everyone for your help and interest. Glad to say it's gone to a good home on a first come, first serve basis. I suppose I better tackle a few more boxes now :-(

Scent Detection Dog Training Day

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Martlesham Heath, near Douglas Bader
Dave's Dog Training in Dave's Dog Training
Has your dog got what it takes to be a Sniffer dog? A fun day of activities for you and your dog, following a Home Office programme of training. This is the last one this year, so to register your interest call Dave on 07759 227459.  Sunday 2nd ... [ 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.

Gas fire disconnection

Christina B in Great Bealings
Hi, we're looking for someone who can disconnect a gas fire without charging exorbitant call-out charge. We think we could probably do it ourselves but 'Google' says it should be done by a 'competent person'. Thanks in advance!
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David R
Illegal? Depends on how it has been installed. If it has an isolator tap (as it should) then you can turn the tap off and disconnect the compression joint on the gas fire side. You need to make sure the gas tap can't be turned on again, of course ... [ more ]

Oven cleaning

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Tina H
If you are a member of Groupon, they had an offer on Groupon for oven cleaning service.... very good price
Richard G
We use oven pride oven cleaner . Costs £3 try it and see the results. You put all the bits in a bag probided in the kit and leave overnight.

Pirate Weekend, (International Talk Like a Pirate Days) 17th & 18 September

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
Ahoy there me hearties! A weekend of pirate-related activities and fun at Landguard Fort. Come and meet a motley band of pirates, smugglers, cutthroats and wenches, having made landfall at Felixstowe to carouse and celebrate their success on the high ... [ more ]