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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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Christine S
I was in Ipswich on Friday and was using this type of crossing and nearly got knocked over twice. Both vehicles were going too fast and obviously do not consider these to be a pedestrian crossing.

Local Gardener recommendation

ks in Martlesham Heath
My Garden is in bit of a mess, I need the rose shrub retrained as it is currently growing into the garden and there is lots of weeds, any recommendation for a local gardener?

Grass cutting

Silvergran in Playford
Once again the grass at the junction with Dobbs Lane and Foxhall Road needs cutting as the view when trying to get onto Foxhall Road is now dangerous.  why do we have to report this every year when it is obvious at this time of year grass cutting at ... [ more ]
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Kevan H
Nearly had a coming together this afternoon because I couldn't see thru the grass at a junction I was at . Old Newton , church rd , where it meets Whitehouse lane /rd In hope Kev
Peter D
Gary P, what does it mean then, calling someone pigheaded !....!.....! Lights on or off it's down to the driver, end of...

Dog Training for all levels

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Scout Hut, Martlesham Heath
Dave's Dog Training in Dave's Dog Training
Dog training classes for all levels/ages/breeds. Taken by Dave P, a retired Home Office drug detection dog handler and trainer. Also, one-off Scent Detection Training Days: next one is July 17th 10am - 4pm. Call for further information or to book your ... [ more ]

Long very long grass

tigerlily in Bucklesham
Taking my dogs for a walk along Century Drive this morning I almost lost one in the grass. Talk about picking up the poo I could hardly see my dog let alone the poo.

Millenium Playing Fields

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
I was chatting to another dog walker when we were walking our dogs on the playing fields and the lack of any seating around the playing fiels was mentioned.  In fact the only bench is next to the Teen Shelter and the school at the other end of ... [ more ]
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Laurence H
Well Done JP although I could only just read what they said.  It is good that they are considering this and hopefully they make the right descision.

Missing cat

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Laurence H
Hi Gill Have you tried RSPCA Mill Lane to see if he has been handed in there. Also Blue Cross Rehoming centre at Bourne Hill Wherstead has stray cats handed in from time to time. Also check local vets too. Hope you find him soon.

Mind where you tread....

Peter W in Waldringfield Heath
Special greetings to the very large gentleman who chose to defecate just inside the gateway from Dobbs Lane onto Long Strops yesterday, at around ten o'clock in the morning. I think I'll change my dog-walking route for a while.
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Kesgrave cameras .
Not a nice subject, but some things in life become beyond our control and bowel movements sometimes become one of those things. As a sufferer of IBS myself, I can relate to the need to do what this chap obviously had no choice in doing. There are no ... [ more ]
Yvonne T
Perhaps we should all carry dog poo bags with us regardless of whether or not we own a dog.   There's no need to just leave it .....whatever the cause.

Repair for a Dyson Slim

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
We have a Dyson Slim vacuum cleaner but when we have it on full power the power keeps switching off.  Does anyone know if there is anyone who can do a repair to the on/off button?
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Barbara R
Amazing vacuum repairer in Cliff Lane 01473 305 331, have a website, good old fashioned repair man very reasonable.

Idiot cyclist

Silvergran in Playford
This is a message to the idiot cyclist on a racing bike  who raced through the lane from Dobbs Lane to the Millennium Field this morning, nearly knocking my dog flying, who incidentally was on the lead at the time.  This lane is a public footpath, not a ... [ more ]
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Carole E
Same problem on Rushmere common, there are footpaths but no cycle paths and cyclists seem to regard walkers as the problem! Some of them go so fast they would have no chance of avoiding anyone or anything in their path!
Laurence H
I thought this was a Bridleway rather than a mere footpath so horses and cyclists are allowed on it.  That said he should have considered you and your dog but I do find that not all cyclists feel they should show regard to other road or path users.  ... [ more ]

Free - 2x arcopal unbreakable, dishwasher safe, microwaveable dinner sets

Bob B in Kesgrave
Two used dinner sets (8 place): less two bowls and one dinner plate.  Ideal outside gatherings, barbecues etc. - don't wreck your best stuff!
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Tesco collection for British Red Cross - 26th and 27th May

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Tesco, Martlesham
Paul F in Martlesham
British Red Cross have been given permission to collect at Tesco in Martlesham on the 26th and 27th May. We are looking for volunteers to give 2 hours of their time (9am-11am, 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm) to help us raise vital money for our services in ... [ 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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Replacement double-glazing

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Sid K
Give Chris King Windows,Doors and Conservatories a call, Ipswich 274725 or 07957 282 488, Local tradesmen,
Pat C
Windrush Windows. Excellent tradesman. Local. Very competitive prices. He's done all our windows 07961 010496

Water Main Replacement

Richard G in Boot Street
I need someone to replace the main water pipe from the water meter to my house. Any reccomendations ? Thank You
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Richard G
Aviva don't cover deterioration/corrosion according to Ruth Glynn of their claims dept ! Our lead pipe is 90 years old , probably about time it was replaced . I estimate it will cost around £500 to replace , so those with lead pipes ought to consider how ... [ more ]

Cat sitter

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Jo G
Muddy Trails and Waggy Tails Phone Jess 07738875110 I highly recommend her, she has even stayed at my home while I've been away for the weekend.

Gardener / Landscaper required.

Julie G in Little Bealings
Hi. Can anyone recommend someone who would be able to quote on re-laying a patio and also widening a garden path to make it more wheelchair friendly. Many Thanks..
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Paul H
Hi Julie, Danny who runs & owns D&G ground works. Excellent workmanship. Extremely reliable & very good on pricing: 07427 625482.
Ash S
I would use 4 life landscapes. Matt Curran is excellent. Reasonable in price. You can check him out on check a trader. Matt has done my patio a few days ago. If you would like to come round and view it then let me know. Ash

Update on propsed development of Long Strops

Stephanie F in Brightwell
KTC's planning committee is meeting on Monday 9th May at 6.15pm at the Council offices. One of the items on the agenda is an update from a recent meeting held between the developer and SCDC. My gut feeling and it is just that tells me it's not good ... [ more ]
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Stephanie F
Apparently a decision hasn't been reached yet - likely story. Before anyone attacks me for that comment I saw the furtive looks and whispering at last night's meeting.

Fencing needs to be repaired

Charlie R in Martlesham Heath
Hi - I've got a bit of latent damage from the recent winds. Our back fence is loose and needs attention. It backs on to the communal carpark and is the stronger panels on to 4" x 4" posts, rather than lighter panels slid in between grooved concrete ... [ more ]
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Helen B
Charlie, happy to take a look for you. David Mayhew, DNM Garden Care 01473 811755/07900934494
Debbie W
I can recommend Miles Guntrip of Miles Better Fencing. He has just replaced 8 panels for me and I am very pleased with the work. He was also competitively priced. His number is 07747023998.

Waterbutt - Free to a good home

Paul in Little Bealings
I have a waterbutt i no longer need. With tap and lid. Please PM me if you would like it (Martlesham Heath). Would need to collect.

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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Laurence S
I work for a company called Offset Films we have not only taken lots of photos on location but we also have a portable studio and have recently done all the corporate photography for Marks and Mann we use L series lenses and canon DSLRs to capture ... [ more ]
Caro L
This lady takes wonderful photos & is lovely.Don't know how much work she's taking on at the moment though as she had a baby in March :). www.photographybyemilyfae.com

Co-op

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.

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 www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-car-hire#insurancetrick He suggests using the Moneymaxim comparison site: www.moneymaxim.co.uk/compare-car-hire-excess-insurance?affid=46775 ... [ 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 ]