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Shepherd and Dog

Local Conversations in Playford

Has anyone been to the Shepherd and Dog on a Sunday recently?  We went there last Sunday and when we got the bill, we were astounded to find we'd been charged £9.45 per person for a bog standard roast - not the one with extras.  Now I know we expect to ... [ more ]
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Is everyone in Kesgrave who is saying the farmhouse isn't for them forgetting completely that there is another pub in Kesgrave? Not too sure on the Bell's policy reguarding dogs, but defiantly a bit more traditional in the sense that it offers pub grub, ... [ more ]


Give, Lend & Borrow in Rushmere St Andrew

Laurence H
If no takers contact Age UK or St Elizabeth Hospice who will collect and sell to raise funds for a worthy cause.  They will want it clean, no stains, and with a fire safety label on it

treadmill repair/sale

Recommendations in Kingston

Jo L
A challenge to repair a full size studio treadmill. It switches on but does not Start. Not wanted anymore. Ideally I would like to sell it and I would accept offers to collect in present good condition (fairly new but not under guarantee) if buyer is ... [ more ]

Painter/Decorater required

Recommendations in Kesgrave

Steph F
Hi Streetlifers, Would any of you like to recommend a painter to re stain or paint our gables and fascias please. We live in Martlesham Heath and would welcome your comments.....Thanks
Richard G
Replace them with UPVC , never paint again. My parents replaced their fascia's and soffit's over 30 years ago and haven't touched them since . Guess what we did on our house too ?

traditional window cleaner

Recommendations in Rushmere Street

Adie N
Does anyone know of an old fashioned ladder, bucket and sponge window cleaner working a trade on Grange Farm please? tried one or two of the pole and brush brigade, but alas don't seem value for money.

New friends

Local Conversations in Bucklesham

Sue V
Hi all - I moved to this area 18 months ago and am newly single so looking for people who are interested in social activities who may find themselves in a similar situation. Don't be shy -get in touch and take it from there. I am officially retired but ... [ more ]

Table top sale

Local Conversations in Rushmere St Andrew

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Marjorie D
Hello Andrew That sounds as if it could be do-able.  Will remember nearer the time.  Might be good to receive emails from you.  Thank you
Andrew G
Good Morning Marjorie If you send me an email to with your email address and telephone number I will add you to our email contact list and keep you informed about future dates for our Sunday Late Riser Car Boots along with any ... [ more ]

Local builder recommendation

Recommendations in Maidensgrave

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Tom J
I can also vouch for Ben Childs if you've not already got someone, BC property services, based in Woodbridge / currently fitting my kitchen / has done other work for me too. Ben hasn't balked at some of the non standard requests I have made / very ... [ more ]

Charity sale

Clubs & Groups in Playford

Carol R
Hello, on the 18th April I am holding a charity clothing, bric a brac sale in aid of a dog charity, the location is The Martlesham Heath Pavilion from 10.30am till 12.30am, If anyone has anything they would like to donate for this worthy charity please ... [ more ]
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Sandie B
Hi Carol, I hope I didnt miss your call today, my family were over and there was a lot of noise so I would have heard the phone very well.
Carol R
No worries as I actually have been very busy today and did not get round to phoning you, will try tomorrow, very busy week so far so sorry.

Interior Designer/Architect Recommendation

Recommendations in Kesgrave

Richard G
We live in a 1920's house which we are contemplating a modern day transformation and the possible opening up of the ground floor . Now what we are after initially is someone who can come to our house and give advice as to what is possible . The issue is ... [ more ]
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Seckford Hall Hotel
Hi Richard, We have recently refurbished the Great Hall, Garden Room and Lakeside Suite at Seckford Hall hotel. The interior designer, SallyAnne McCoy, has an obvious passion for sympathetically refurbishing buildings, in our case a beautiful 16th ... [ more ]

Unfit Path Surfaces

Local Conversations in Playford

Ernest G
As a disabled person, who relies on the use an electric scooter, to get around. I would estimate approximately about 50%, of all footpaths in the much older west part of Kesgrave; The running surface is not remotely up to an acceptable standard; As for ... [ more ]
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Ian W
Good question, I'll give it a go... without googling! Pedestrians- yes all the time. On a bike- yes when its "dual use" has lines painted on it etc, although I personally think these are dangerous for everyone. Also discretion is applied on pavement ... [ more ]
Richard G
There is a specific offence of an HGV parked on a footpath ..... Whether it be 1 inch or totally on it , it is illegal . Majority of HGV drivers adhere to it , more than can be said for car drivers ! If the footpath is obstructed then the Police can ... [ more ]

lawn mower repair/service wanted

Recommendations in Beacon Hill

Jerry S
Where can we get our lawnmower serviced quickly? everywhere we have contacted are saying 4-6 weeks, grass will be a foot high by then!. We know it's the start of the season and yes we should have thought about this earlier but here we are so anyone got ... [ more ]
Richard G
Try Derek on 01473 724165 or 07804 851123 , is based on foxhall road , my dad has used him before and regularly.

Table and chairs hire for one day

Recommendations in Martlesham Heath

Lama B
Hi everyone Can you recommend a company that hires tables and chairs for a day ? I have a birthday party coming and I will have about 20+ people coming. So nice long rectangular tables with chairs. It is a children's party but I want Adult chairs and ... [ more ]

Kesgrave in the top 15

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Wow...did you know that Kesgrave is in the top 15 of most desirable postcodes in Britain!
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Linda C
ip3 has always been put down but it is one of the friendliest places in town from some-one who has lived here all their life . Crime has fallen dramatically here but not in the other places.
Richard G
Crime moves around due to the way areas are policed. As i have said before it has moved from IP3 to IP5 , also due to IP5 having less police staff to patrol , especially at night , it will not move away quickly. IP3 policed by Ipswich , IP5 patrolled by ... [ more ]

Can anyone recommend a plumber

Recommendations in Rushmere St Andrew

Vic W
Can anyone recommend a plumber who they have used? I'm looking for a plumber who is reasonably priced to work on a couple of small jobs. Thanks
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Be more considerate when parking in your community

Local Conversations in Rushmere St Andrew

Mike B
Sorry but bit of a moan about inconsiderate people parking in local roads, I've witnessed over the past week, but especially yesterday morning during the waste disposal lorry rounds, they couldn't access half of Thomas Crescent, in Grange Farm due to two ... [ more ]
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Andy S
Have to agree with all the comments, it used to be part of the driving test, questions where it was illegal to park, has that now been dropped as well.

'Your Wedding, Your Way'

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Have you just got engaged? Planning a wedding? Whether you are looking for inspiration for your wedding day or just want to make sure you haven't forgotten anything, there is no better place to be then at a Wedding Fayre. We are very excited to be ... [ more ]

Pay and Play Fridays

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Dog Socialising

Clubs & Groups in Broom Hill

Claire A
I have a one year old boxer dog who we've had since 8 weeks old. She's pretty nuts but has a big heart. Over the past few months we've met several rescue dogs who have either been very nervous of people or other dogs and it made me wonder about starting ... [ more ]
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Patricia P
Hi all, I´m sorry we didn´t find anybody... we are new in Suffolk and took a while to find the place. I don´t even know if we were in the right park. We arrived at 10:45 and were alone in the enclosed area with the double door (I´ve attached a picture). ... [ more ]
Christine S
Hi Patricia I don't really know where you went but it looks interesting! I met up with everyone with my 2 dogs but decided to take a walk around the heath. I was joined by Susan and her dog - we had a great walk together. We are meeting again tomorrow - ... [ more ]

Conservatory blinds

Recommendations in Rushmere St Andrew

Paula L
I'm thinking of decorating my conservatory and I was wondering if anyone can recommend any local companies/people that make and fit window blinds.
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Linda L
We have used Sanderson's, and found them expensive. We have also for many years used Hilarys. Good product but the price is realistic.
Sharon B
Hi I live in Kesgrave and my husband is a Hillary's advisor, if you would like him to come and give you a quote let me know

New All Inclusive Sport Afternoon starting next month.

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
We are introducing an afternoon of sport for people with disabilities, every Thursday (term- time only) Starting on the 16th April from 1.00pm-4.00pm in the Sports Hall. These 3 hour sessions are £5 per participant, carers and helpers free of charge. ... [ more ]
Audrey N
Does anyone know of tennis for people with borderline disabilities outside of working hours?  It seems there is sport for the disabled and sport for the fit, but those of us with asthma, general unfitness and aches and pains do not fit into any category.

Conservatory/Orangery Company Recommendations?

Recommendations in Boot Street

Common Sense
Hi streetlifers, Looking to get a conservatory (or be trendy and go for an orangery) installed. Probably going to get half a dozen companies to quote and am thinking of SEH, Homestyle, FIS, Admiral, Anglian. Can anyone recommend any of these or any ... [ more ]
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I agree, Falcon windows are really good , wish I had used them instead of Homestyle, had new sofits, windows, french doors and front door, front door not fitted properly there is a gap with light coming through, they have been back twice as we couldn't ... [ more ]

Catalytic Converter Theft - Martlesham Heath, Anson Road

Clubs & Groups in Swan Close Scheme

Swan Close Scheme
Police have recently reported the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle in Anson Road. Vehicles with a high ground clearance are more vulnerable as it is easier to use a mechanical saw to cut them off. Police advise owners to park in such a way ... [ more ]

NANT take appeal to the Supreme Court

Local Conversations in Kesgrave

Miles W
NANT are taking their appeal against 2000 houses at Adastral Park to the Supreme Court - see the EADT article at
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Jo L
“It is frustrating that a small number of people can continue to drag out this process and undermine this essential development process, creating years uncertainty and putting unnecessary pressure on the Council’s ability to protect our unique ... [ more ]
Karen C
Great comment Jo :)  I think its more than a small number anyway and as those of us who are living on top of the area of suggested development well know that just a few shops opening in the Tesco's Martlesham area has caused complete havoc on our local ... [ more ]

Join our Active Adults community

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
The Active Adults programme continues throughout the year meeting on Monday and Friday mornings, stopping only for bank holidays and Christmas. Designed to improve health and well-being. This is an opportunity to participate in a session of physical ... [ more ]