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Has anyone had problems with their hot water pressure?

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
We were finding that our hot water came on full flow then cut back to about half flow so we got our trusted heating engineer out to sort it.  Seems that he has had to change the Regulator on our Hot Water cylinder as the old one had sand like particles ... [ more ]

Walking for leisure

Sue V in Bucklesham
I moved to Kesgrave a couple of years ago and formed a walking group. We walk three times a week but that's not obligatory! The usual distance is about 3 miles and we get to see the beautiful surroundings we have in this area. If you are interested in ... [ more ]
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Lost cat

Tina B in Little Bealings
Hi, today at 6am our beloved cat Toby went out of our house after eating breakfast and has not yet returned, he has never done anything like this before and has lived with us for 12 years, we are desperate to find him , he is very fluffy and black and ... [ more ]
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Tina B
Hi Stephanie thanks so much for your comment I really appreciate it, thankfully we found him after a terrible night worrying, he's clearly traumatised after his 24 hour roam about tho as has hidden in a bedroom since being found. Thanks again

Dogs and or cats need Foster Homes now please

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
My wife is a volunteer at the Blue Cross centre in Felixstowe.  Her duties include socialising with the cats to keep them accustomed to human company and to walk and excercise the dogs.  She was telling me yesterday of how some of the dogs get very ... [ more ]

Discussion Group Starting

Debbie C in Broke Hall
I am interested in starting a discussion group somewhere local like the Farmhouse pub. Is anyone interested in joining a few people discussing anything that interest them. I am retired now so it could be afternoon or evening, whatever suits everyone.
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Debbie C
Thanks to everyone who came to the discussion group last week. We had an enjoyable couple of hours talking about a wide variety of subjects and I for one certainly learnt a few things! If anyone wants to join us this week, it is at the same place and ... [ more ]

Martlesham Heath Aviation Society monthly Meeting

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The Martlesham Heath Community Centre, Felixstowe Road, Martlesham Heath IP12 4PB
Howard K in Martlesham
What's On....... Martlesham Heath Aviation Society. Monthly Meeting FRIDAY 6th November 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Main Hall, Martlesham Heath Community Centre, Old Felixstowe Road (behind Tesco), Martlesham Heath Suffolk IP12 4PB Clive and ... [ more ]

Martlesham Heath Remembrance Day Service

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The Barrack Square, Martlesham Heath. IP5 3RF
Howard K in Martlesham
Martlesham Heath Remembrance Day Service Sunday 8th November. 3 p.m. The Barrack Square (near the entrance to BT Adastral Park. Martlesham Heath, Suffolk. IP5 3RF Everyone welcome.

Double glazing, soffits and fascias

NorthernBlond in Bucklesham
Recommendations for excellent quality double glazing, soffits and fascias. Need all new windows and doors but don't want the nationals, would ather someone local who is highly recommended.
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New local gym - Grangeside Fitness - now open on Grange Farm

Grangeside Fitness in Grangeside Fitness
This new gym opened on 26 September 2015.  Quality equipment on 2 floors.  First 100 members will receive a free t-shirt and 30 minute induction/personal training session.  Subscription £25 per month. Get in touch and have a look. Address: Unit 5 The ... [ more ]
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Grangeside Fitness
Richard - Grange Fitness closed about 2 years ago.  This is a new gym - same location - but new owners and excellent  equipment - longer opening hours and no booking system.  Suggest you take a look at their website -  Thanks

Handyman for painting windows- Also Forever Home wanted for Fostered Lurcher

Tina C in Kesgrave
My friend is trying to find someone to prepare and stain 5 windows and 3 doors on a house in Leiston. Any suggestions? Happy to pay cash. I am wondering if this forum can help me find a loving home for a 4 year old Lurcher that I'm currently fostering. ... [ more ]
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Sandra M
I would love to take on a dog and like Lurchers. Unfortunately I work and therefore would have to leave it alone for long periods.

Home grown produce

Stephanie H in Kesgrave
We have quite a lot of quince, free to anybody who can pick them up......but can we have a couple of jars of whatever you make?!
Deborah P
Hi, would be very interested in some quinces, when I can get them I bottle them with apples or pears for winter use, whereabouts are you?  My baby quince tree has two whole quinces (first year of cropping), more would be very welcome! regards, Deb
Stephanie H
Hi, We have given them to the greengrocer in Woodbridge to sell, we may get some back, as most people don't know what to do with them! In which case will come back to you.

The 95th Rifles are back at Landguard Fort

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
The 95th Rifles are a Napoleonic re-enactment group and they will be living in Landguard Fort all over this weekend.  They will be parading, drilling and from time to time firing their rifles.  This can upset dogs and small children but excite the older ... [ more ]

Young Violin players

Mike P in Rushmere St Andrew
Hi, our son is currently learning violin at school but its a struggle to motivate him to practice. Despite this, he is quite good and his teacher wants him to do grade 5! Anyone else in the same predicament? Or know of any 9-11 yo violin players looking ... [ more ]

good mechanic wanted

kesgrave man in Warren Heath
Hi, Can anyone recommend a good and trustworthy mechanic in or around Kesgrave or Martlesham. I currently know a brilliant guy but we may be loosing him soon. Preferably i would want someone who is either working alone or in a smaller team and they must ... [ more ]
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Bathroom tiling

Julie C in Kesgrave
We are looking to have our bathroom completely retiled, walls and floor.  Can any recommend a good local tradesperson to do this please
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David B
Ceramic Elegance [found on] did a first class job on our kitchen. Contact Alan Peters for a free quote at

Scrapbooking class

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Up Pompeii - Stage Door Theatre Company

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Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre
Allan R in Playford
Following the success of last years Fawlty Towers, Stage Door Theatre Co are bringing this iconic comedy to life on stage in Kesgrave. Up Pompeii is a hilarious romp based on the TV show of the seventies, written by Miles Tredinnick. The action centres ... [ more ]
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Allan R
Hi Karen. Tickets can be bought via the Wolsey website, or will be available on the door before each performance. Card or cash payments only. Hope you enjoy the show! 

Circuit Training

Stephen P in Warren Heath
I am looking for a circuit training session around Kesgrave or Ipswich, can anyone recommend a good one to go to that is friendy and inclusive. Thank you
Cheryl H
Good Morning Stephen You do not mention if you are looking for day time or evenings?   Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre have circuit training during the day on a Wednesday morning.    Alternatively  Matt Hunt runs sessions on a Tuesday evening ... [ more ]

Wanted: Tree surgeon

Dave R in Martlesham Heath
Hi, I have 3 25-foot-high trees which need a tidy-up. Can anyone recommend a tree surgeon who knows their stuff and are reasonably priced? Thanks!
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Julia G
Hi, To throw another into the mix, you could also try Ben Jordan, Jordan's Tree Care Solutions on 07549 401040.  Again,  good tree surgeon, good and fair price and also really good at clearing up afterwards.  Good luck.


Stephanie H in Kesgrave
Any recommendations for a local gardener, someone who can mow the lawns, trim shrubs when needed, generally help keep our garden tidy, husband now finding it very difficult due to illness.
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Stephanie H
Going to hang on to your number Stephen, and will come back to you. Husband thinks next year when our garden really needs attention. Thanks.

Kitchen fitter

Stephen P in Warren Heath
I am looking for someone to do a small job for me. I wish to replace my built in single oven for a double oven and need someone to install the oven, rebuild and make good my kitchen unit. I have been told that I need a kitchen fitter rather than a ... [ more ]
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Mike P in Rushmere St Andrew
Anyone have any good roof repair recommendations? Have some water ingress in a bedroom after that downpour yesterday!
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Patricia G
Mark of M.J.S Roofing ,very reliable ,professional,good prices, excellent all round . Mobile :07783 773345 Home:01473 720377

Kesgrave Street Sale

Meghan W in Broke Hall
Would anybody in the old part of Kesgrave be interested in having a street sale?  Like having a set day for set hours to have a Kesgrave Street Sale. Getting anything out from draws or such like, and selling it!  Thought it might be nice to have a ... [ more ]
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Meghan W
Yes that would be as we would work out a plan of how to do it! Ladies feel free to join the above link (if you have facebook that is)  we can discuss it more there!

French lessons

Kate P in Martlesham Heath
My husband and I are looking to do 'French for beginners' evening classes, wondering if anyone knew of any going on nearby. Thanks
Sylvie P
I am a native speaker , qualified and experienced French teacher living in Kesgrave. I do individual lessons or small groups. At the moment I do not have a beginners'class but could teach you both on an individual basis or if you get 1 or 2more people ... [ more ]

Plumber Wanted

Ruth B in Martlesham Heath
Can anyone recommend a plumber. I need to replce the toilet and sink in my cloak room. I have had 2 people round but still no quote! Ruth B
Charlotte I
My partner is a Plumbing & Heating engineer based in Martlesham he would be happy to quote for you we are currently on holiday till nxt Friday but if you want him to have a look when we get back message me
Paul H
Hi Ruth, I'm plumb & weldtek on martlesham heath. I'm more than happy to give you a quote for the above works. Many thanks paul