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luxury vinyl flooring

Sandy in Martlesham
I'm confused with flooring options. Has anyone got Karndean or Amtico? Is it ok or does it mark/scratch easily? We're considering Karndean Opus and Amtico Spacia. If anyone has used independent local shops to prep floors and fit it would be good to ... [ more ]
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Mike B
I've been told by a trusted professional that Polyflor (Camaro range) is as good as Karndean in quality but more reasonably priced. Any comments?

Able Computer Doctor

Jill R in Boot Street
My computer system was recently infiltrated by a foriegn outside source, having paid out £100 plus I'm still vunerable as the firewall and sercurity keep turning off! I've lost all confidence in the original chap so need to start afresh ....... So can ... [ more ]
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Paul S
PC Wakeup as already recommended by Carole E. I was conned into allowing remote access to my PC and so did not know what nasties were on it (and normal anti virus or malware programmes are not guaranteed to find nasties buried in your installed ... [ more ]
Jill R
Thank you to everyone who commented on my computer issue with advice - All the info given will be valued for any future nightmare that I hope I never experience again. My machine has now been striped and I'm back to factory settings but IT'S WORKING ... [ 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
I shall be instructing you for the first 17 moves of the 108, hopefully you will want to go on to a continuing class where you learn the rest of the moves. It should be fun as well as instructive, (otherwise I'll be doing it wrong!) Apart from all ... [ more ]

Lost parcel!

Bronwyn L in Martlesham Heath
Did anyone find a parcel it was wrapped in light blue paper.i dropped it in Deben Valley Drive or Ropes Drive today as I put it on the top of my car was wasn't a great idea I came back but 10 mins later but someone must have picked it up.
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Abandoned child's bike

Marjorie D in Rushmere St Andrew
There has been a child's bike padlocked to the lamp-post adjacent to Battles Lane bus-stop, Grange Farm Kesgrave since approx 5th August if you are missing a bike perhaps it is yours. There was an adults bike as well but that was removed about a week ago

Selling stuff on EBAY

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
I have sold quite a lot of stuff on EBAY but the last item I sold I thought I would take advantage of the cheaper rate of delivering through ARGOS.  Silly me, it uses more petrol to get to Warren Heath than to go to Penzance Road.  Then when I got ... [ more ]

Man with a van

Gwen R. in Brightwell
Can anyone recommend anyone, need a small sofa taking to the dump. Have been in touch with BHF, just postponed and we're desperate for the space.
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Gwen R.
Thanks everyone. British Heart should be here tomorrow so will give them a last chance, if not I'll be in touch with your suggestions. Particular thanks Herbert P 😊

Sky fibre broadband

bunnykins in Great Bealings
I am thinking of cancelling my BT broadband and going over to Sky. Does anyone in the Kesgrave area use Sky fibre broadband? I just want to check it is as good as they say it is ?! Thanks.
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Iain W
I would have thought that performance poor enough to warrant escallation within BT and Ofcom.  If rain stops service there is most likely water in a joint and BT should fix it (assuming it is within their wiring rather than within your house).
Jeff W
I report it, they fix it. Openreach will not replace a certain cable across the A12 because it is too expensive and not cost effective. They lay underground cables less than a metre from the surface which allows the farmer to cutsthrough them. ... [ more ]

Water Pump - For Use From Water Butt and Outside Tap

SMC in Boot Street
Am thinking of buying a water pump to use from an outside tap or from the water butt. Do any streetlifers have experience/recommendations of these/any particular brand/costs. Would I need any extras fittings as well as a pump? Look forward to replies. ... [ more ]
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Thanks to all for the recommendations. Definitely a pump for the water butt only, especially after Tom W's advice. Have a smallish garden on two levels.The higher level accessed by a metal staircase. A water pump from the butt will solve the problem, ... [ more ]
Richard G
You cannot draw water off the main any faster than its delivery pressure anyway. We replaced our water main recently with a larger bore pipe from the meter , it is about twice the diameter of the old lead pipe , the pressure did not in rease much tbh ... [ more ]

Solar pv panel installation

Tony E in Kesgrave
We have not been in our house very long so we have missed the chance of the high feed in tarif but still would like to do our bit by installing panels. Given that there is a good population of panel arrays on the Heath does anyone have any advice? Are ... [ more ]
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Brian B
So, how much interest is the bank paying you? 0.5? Even now with the lower FIT (which goes up over time, well ours has), You will still get a much higher rate of interest along with the free elec. (We can run the washing machine and dishwasher at the ... [ more ]
Richard G
You need to take into account the loss of the initial cost of the installation , that is the most influential part of the calculations. With an interest bearing investment account you will still have your initial £5-6000. Look at what the standard ... [ more ]

Telephone Extensions

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Richard G
I have just bought three cordless phones for my parents for £39.99 includes an answer ohone in the base station too. Having extra extension sockets is a thing of the past for voice calls.

WANTED - Greenhouse builder

Pam T in Boot Street
Hi I am having 3 secondhand greenhouses delivered and need help putting them up. Anyone interested in a few hours work please and how much? Pam

Escaped cockatiel

Pam T in Boot Street
Hi all One of my newly fledged cockatiels has escaped. I keep hearing it calling and parents responding, but so far it hasn't come back to the aviary. It is grey and yellow. If spotted please call me on 07880 713540. Thanks Pam

Curtains Turned Up Please

Jay in Playford
Hi, does anyone know if there is anyone local to the Kesgrave/Martlesham Area who can turn up a pair of lounge curtains. Probably about three/four inches too long. Would like a good job well done but not too expensive.Thanks in advance.
Teresa T
I don't know of anyone in the Kesgrave/Martlesham Area, however you could try based in St Helens Street Ipswich.

Bungalow wanted to buy in Kesgrave/Rushmere St Andrew

Nicola R in Kesgrave
My parents are looking to buy a bungalow in the Kesgrave/Rushmere St Andrew area. They are looking up to £260k. They have sold their property and are looking to move asap but have not seen anything as yet. If you know of anything then please do get in ... [ more ]
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Kevin A
Yes there is one becoming available very soon and not on the market. Therefore no agents PM for the address. You will then need to contact the owners direct

Eyelet Curtain Alterations

Jay in Playford
Hi, does anyone know if there is anyone local to the Kesgrave Area who can turn up a pair of lounge curtains. Probably about four inches too long. Would like a good job well done but not too expensive.Thanks in advance.


Margaret G in Great Bealings
Does anyone need newspapers, I have been collecting them, but not needed now, I think there was a lady here wanting newspapers for chickens, a while ago, or maybe use for pets. Call me on 07769815046 Thanks
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Yoga or Pilates classes

Janet B
There is a Yoga class on Thursday evenings in Martlesham Heath Pavilion. Beginners class 6-7.15 pm and intermediate/advanced class 7.30-8.45 pm. Currently the class is on summer break and resumes at the begining of September. The teacher is Manon ... [ more ]

There is a rat in the Fort

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
But do not get squeamish it is only a picture of one.  During the school holidays the Fort at Landguard always has a trail for the younger visitors.  This time there are pictures of various rooms in the Fort featuring the rat and you have to match the ... [ more ]

Speeding In Kesgrave Area

Pam S in Playford
I have never posted on here, so here goes.  I've recently moved to Bell Lane area Kesgrave. I've been incredibly shocked that in such a populated area the majority of drivers do not abide by the 30 MPH limit. Most are travelling at 40, 50 or even 60 ... [ more ]
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Stephanie F
In Kesgrave and Rushmere St.Andrew we already pay for a dedicated PCSO. Andrew sorry but I don't understand your rant about workers barriers- what location are you talking about ?
Richard G
He is in Lowestoft ! Barriers cones and signs are put up by different people to those doing the work on the roads , so hardly under their control either !

Yoga/ pilates

Beki R
Manon Palmieri teaches in Martlesham and Kesgrave, she is a fantastic yoga teacher 07773456078. She will be on summer break now but will start again in September

Cot bed wanted or small toddler bed

Rebecca C in Martlesham Heath
Hi is anyone selling a cot bed or small toddler bed . I have a 15 month old who has outgrown his small cot . In the Martlesham Heath area . Thanks 😀

dog mess

Tom W in Martlesham Heath
I can't believe this for the second time someone has let their dog on a patch of flowers right by my front door, squashing the flowers down and doing a massive poo. I live on lark rise, martlesham heath, if you are the owner of this dog please don't ... [ more ]
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Know how you feel Nikki my dog has the same habit so have to keep her on a lead. I have changed my walking path because of the mess on the millennium field and woods.
Jeff W
trouble is that these sort of dog owners don't give a shit (excuse pun) about anybody else than themselves.

Super Route 66 - Don't Make Me Laugh !

Charlie R in Martlesham Heath
Why is it as soon as there are a few road-works in the area travelling by bus becomes a lottery ? A Few weeks ago when they started the works near the Regent and (old Gaumont) Theatres the stops at the Mulberry Tree and Gt Colman Street were suspended ... [ more ]


Pam T in Boot Street
Hi all Am getting an apple press.. If anyone is interested in 1000's litres of apple juice or has 1000's apples to juice please let me know. I'm hoping to have an afternoon of pressing if I can get 6 or more people interested. Save plastic bottles for ... [ more ]