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Christmas Fayre at Landguard Fort

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Landguard Fort, Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe, Ip11 3TW
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
There are many Chrismas Fayres but only one in a Fort, The museum will have displays and exhibits, Felixstowe Country Market, Guide Dogs.  Snow Queen and Olaf Room.  Enjoy the Christmas Quiz Trail. Craft and gift stalls.  Beach Bonkers, Fab faces ... [ more ]

Social Group

Barbara M in Kesgrave
I'm sure there are a lot of people on their own or wanting to extend their social group in this area and for one reason or other have difficulty doing so. I'd like to get a social group going so people can have company to go to the theatre, jazz ... [ more ]
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Sorry would have loved to have met up with everyone, but already out that evening, but please keep me in the thread.
Paula E
SOCIAL GROUP........Hello this message is to all in the thread who confirmed that they would like to attend an informal social with Barbara M. before Christmas. As of todays date, we have 6 people:  BarbaraM......Paula ... [ more ]

Cat Found on Nock Gardens

Sara R in Little Bealings
We awoke early yesterday morning to a cat on our kitchen roof.  She came in to keep warm (it was freezing out) and we took her to the vets to see if she was chipped.  She's not.  They recommeded we leave her outside again but she was back very late ... [ more ]
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Car Wash

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Dog walker litter louts !

Gill in Warren Heath
Yet again a proportion of dog walkers who walk along Longstrops are leaving dog pooh bags beside the bin near to Fentons Wood . The bin is full so rather than take it to another bin , or home, the bags have been piled on top or around the bin . ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Ltd
Samantha, I think you are getting confused with horse manure?  Dog poo etc. is a health hazard. There might be a reason why people do not mix dog poo with compost in their garden... after all who would pay for horse manure if you had a dog...


Barbara R in Broke Hall
We're having two large variegated holly bushes taken down next Wednesday if anyone would like to come and take branches for wreaths etc. before that date please let me know.

Central Heating Engineer

Charlie R in Martlesham Heath
Can I  say "thank you" to all those who suggested local engineers when my Central Heating went "phut" recently. Ian Banks (Accredited Heating Services) came out, diagnosed the problem and promptly fixed it. Great service - his name's in my book. ... [ more ]

Nightingale glade

Sheila B in Kingston
Anyone know why there are 3 areas (approx 25/30m square) that have been cleared and the top layer pushed to one side? Are there plans in the pipeline to build on the site?

McColls Martlesham Heath

Amanda P in Maidensgrave
Absolutely disgusted that McColls in the square has been broken into twice in the last 10 days! Even more shocked and appalled that the broken glass door has still not been repaired. Come on McColls treat your staff with respect! 😡😳
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Rushmere Handyman
I expect it hasn't been repaired as it may be being upgraded as far as security is concerned. The biggest issue is that local councils rarely give permission , if ever for roller shutters , which would stop it ever happening again.
Naomi E
My understanding from the staff in mccolls is that alcohol was stolen, not cash. They do need to get the door fixed though and update security. Really shocked something like this has happened so close to home.

Felixstowe Forward

Hamilton Road, Felixstowe
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
Retailers have been busy working together on this years Felixstowe Unwrapped campaign. Over 45 shops will be opening late until 7pm on Friday 2, 9, 16, 23 December. Town Centre Car parking on those evening will be free after 3pm. Entertainment at the ... [ more ]

My son decided to leave home

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
only into a flat in Ipswich but we needed a company that would provide the van and the muscle to move all his bedroom furniture up 3 flights of stairs at a reasonable price and without bokking weeks in advance. We used Budget Removal Ipswich who are ... [ more ]
Keith F
Thanks for the recommendation Laurence, we are moving soon so will give them a call nearer the time to get a quote.

Central Heating Engineer

Charlie R in Martlesham Heath
It's winter and that's when the heating packs up ! Does anyone have the name of a reliable central heating engineer ? Upstairs heating is ok but downstairs seems to have given up the ghost (it's not the thermostat, I have replaced that !).
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Anne W
Iain Jack of Accredited heating services covers this area and is second to none. Would wholeheartedly recommend him, 01206855856

Getting to know new people.

Christine J in Kesgrave
Hi, I am soon going to be living close to Kesgrave. I may be 40 +Vat but I am looking for clubs or associations I can get involved in.. I love arts and crafts, horses, cooking and live music. I don't like bridge, bowls or flower any ... [ more ]
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Hi Christine, why not try Just Good Friends, Suffolk - it is a nice social group covering Ipswich, Woodbridge and Felixstowe.  They have a good selection of activities, daytime and evenings, and venues do include Kesgrave Social Club. 

Family Fun Day/ Table Sales

Millenim Jubilee Hall. Millenium Way, Kesgrave
Balkees J in Brightwell
A family fun day with bouncy castle and table top sales. Raffles too. An opportunity for the children to have some fun, the adults to mingle and raise money for two local children from the community!

Kesgrave Singers Charity Concert this Saturday

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Kesgrave Community Centre IP5 1JF
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
The concert is in aid of Talitha Koum, Home Start & Kim Sale. Tickets costing £6 each are available at the door on the night

Charity Concert

Wendy R in Kesgrave
Please support your local Community Choir on Saturday. All money raised will go to three local charities. There will be a varied programme- Les Miserable, Queen, Cilla etc and the second half will be Christmas songs and carols.

Caravans top street

Mike P in Rushmere St Andrew
Hi, Has anyone noticed the group of caravans in the waste ground at the bottom of top street? Are they 'visitors' or construction related?

jam jars

Eric F in Rushmere Street
I got loadsa  sparklin clean jam jars complete with lids - various shapes- free to a good home - phone 01473.613379
Brigid B
I always take mine to the WI Thursday morning market at the Community Hall in Woodbridge. Just drop them into a box just inside the door. They are always very grateful to receive them

Lost cat Little Bealings

Teresa in Playford
Our black and white cat  called Elvis has not been home since 4pm yesterday. Last saw him in the fields behind grove farm area. Very worried as there were men  with big lights shooting animals in the field where we last saw him. Would  be grateful if ... [ more ]
Its now 5 days since Elvis has been home. We are all so sad.  If anybody sees him please could they let me know.

Traffic at Suffolk Retail Park.

Peter W in Waldringfield Heath
I can't imagine that this hasn't been remarked on before, but the gridlock today (Sunday) to get out of the Range/Dunelm/Halfords car park was beyond endurance. We went in unsuspecting at 12.30, and escaped just before 2, having inched round the lanes ... [ more ]
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Sue M
Yes I got stuck there too on Sunday for around 45mins, absolute madness, will give it a miss in future, I've heard of other people parking at sainsburys or the mermaid and walking down,not good if have heavy items though
Jeff W
I don't think anyone cares as long as the traffic jam doesn't effect the main roads. Its been like this ever since it was created.

Autumn Fayre

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Museum Street Methodist Church
Diana S in Kesgrave
Stalls include homemade cakes, cards, Body Shop gifts, Christmas gifts, fun gift bags, Tradecraft, all kinds of bargains plus a warm welcome and tea and coffee served with a smile. Proceeds in aid of Zambezi Mission and Church Funds.

Trapped Bird.

Margaret G in Great Bealings
Hi I have a Bird trapped in the chimney breast, wondering if anyone can help as to what to do, or can release it for me, am in Martlesham. cheers.
Balkees J
Have you called the RSPCA? Sorry I cannot be of more help- the thought of going up a ladder to roof height scares me!
Louise B
I've had this happen twice. Once I had to smash through a blocked fireplace in my bedroom and another time remove a gas fire in the lounge ( which was more costly since gas safe had to be involved). Do you have such access points?

Mobile Phone Signal Coverage

Jay in Playford
Time for a new mobile package. Has anyone any experience of being with BT Mobile. They have a few good deals at the moment, but I do not know anything about how good their network coverage is in this and the surrounding local area. Do not want to ... [ more ]
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Mark D
I have been with O2, but that was rubbish and I ended up in dispute with them over my inability to make any use of my phone. I am now with BT, as is my son, and yes they do use EE. I generally get good 4G coverage, but like all operators, there are ... [ more ]
Tony H
Im with EE my signal was intermitant sometimes it was 3-4 bars and other times  0-1 bar of reception, which could suddenly end a phone call, however EE sent me a mobile phone signal booster which works through your broadband router and now I get 5 bar ... [ more ]

Computer man

Nick C in Broke Hall
Does anyone know of a computer man who does home visits (to sort out my laptop)
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Nick C
Thank you for all your replies, will make note of all recommendations for future reference , problem sorted now.

Free Pallets

Robert J in Martlesham
I have 9 unwanted pallets suitable for firewood or a big bonfire!  Collection from Martlesham.