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Town centre shops

Andy A in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone know of any shops in the town centre that sell interesting gifts and things like vintage style stationery. There used to be a really good shop behind the bank on Cornhill that sold a large variety of really nice and unusual gifts.
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Tree Surgeon/Arborist

Patricia D in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone recommend a knowledgable, reliable and professional tree surgeon/arborist please? We need some advice about the trees in our garden, having moved recently to the Ipswich area.
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Coffee morning

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Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi all you walkers and dog walkers, we are having a coffee morning in aid if Somersham ward the cancer unit support group at Ipswich hospital. There will be cakes, jams, chutney a book sale, also a tombola. If anyone is interested in taking a plot or ... [ more ]

Garden fence

Jenny A in Ipswich Town Centre
We are looking for a reliable and efficient fencer to replace the slatted fence at the end of our garden. Can anyone recommend please?
Joan L
Boxted fencing. 01206 272797 they fabricate panels so are more competitively priced. They use their own people. We have used them many times and have never been unhappy.

Where are our police after 6pm

Kathleen E in Rose Hill
I live just off Belstead Road in IP2 area of town. We are now having to put up with revving noisy speeding racing motorbikes & scooters in the Stoke Park area and along footpaths from Belstead Road to Downing Close, where are the police to prevent ... [ more ]
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Kathleen E
I do hope to be attending the SWAC meeting at St Peters Church this coming Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. I will be interested to see if this question regarding lack of police on our streets after 6pm is tackled!

Children's toys

Jenny A in Pinewood
We have a lot of really good quality toys, games and books ,outgrown by my grandsons. Sure Start is unwilling to take them. Has anyone any suggestions as to how I can get these things to children who would really benefit?
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Jean G
give them to a charity shop ,I work at cat protection on bramford lane ,and we very are always grateful for good quality toys to sell .  I have bought most of my toys from the shop for my grandchildren to play with when they come and are really good ... [ more ]

Waste Site Extended Hours

Keith D in Chantry
Now that we're into Autumn, officially anyway, the extended hours at the local site and I guess all of them no longer apply. That is six hours less opening. Local site was as busy as ever today. So I guess we can look forward to it re-opening on ... [ more ]

asbestos removal

Ron B in Blacksmith's Corner
I have two "double bagged"  contractor removed bags of asbestos (chrysotile) from my domestic property (found after foundations dug for conservatory). Can anyone suggest the cheapest way of collection / disposal? Many Thanks Ron
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Buzz R
I read that you can simply take it to your local council tip, and what I read seemed to be authoritative. Maybe worth a call first?

Computer, printer

Suzanne M in Wherstead
Anyone interested in a Mac mini, late 2012, minus keyboard/mouse, and a printer? Mac mini; Processor 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 - Memory 4GB 1600 MHz DDR3 - Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 512 MB - Software OS X 10. 8. 5 (12F45) Printer; HP PSC 2355 ... [ more ]
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Table Top sale

The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close, Whitehouse
The Meeting Place Centre in Ipswich Town Centre
Table top sale. Tables £5 each. Time 10am set up 11am doors open. Finish 2pm . Cafe open 10 til 3pm. To book table call on 01473 745470 mags mobile number 07985638026 email

Asda trolley's

Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
$ Asda trolley’s all parked together in Stoke park drive, it is the same chap that takes them isn't there any cctv or security to stop this ?
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Alex G
Some few years ago, trollies were being left around the place in Tendering and often ended up pushed into a stream. I heard that the authority that had had to clean them out of the waterway, then took action by imposing a fine on the now departed ... [ more ]
Those trolley tokens aren't cheap to buy either!! So probably would encourage people to take them back.

Silicon cake decorating moulds

Jules in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi, does anybody have any cake decorating moulds relating to the birth of a baby girl to borrow or buy?  I am looking for something like baby feet, teddies, baby clothes, bottles, letters etc where you use sugar icing to make the decorations. Or if ... [ more ]


Wendy A in Ipswich Town Centre
Am I the only one who thinks that it was outrageous that there were so many police present for the match on Sunday? My paramedic daughter and her paramedic partner were refused help by the police when they had to attend a patient in a volatile ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
I quite agree Wendy, I assume it is because (unless I am mistaken) ITFC have to pay towards the policing so the police force see it as an additional income.  I don't see why some of the police there couldn't have been on standby for other ... [ more ]
Richard G
It has always had high numbers policing it , nothing new. Those there would have had their day off cancelled too from all over Suffolk and only in duty to police the match nothing else. If the supporters could behave then zero police officers would ... [ more ]

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Fold up bicycle

Joan L in Greenwich
I have an older fold up bike. Could do with some tidying up but has good tyres and brakes. Free to anyone who would like it.
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Motorbike and fireworks

Dawn E in Blacksmith's Corner
Has anyone else heard the motorbike that goes over Belstead Meadows every day and now for the past week fireworks go off over the same field.
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Alex G
Seems to have been Sprites Lane/ Sycamore Close, and last night, also in Belmont Road/Pin Mill where there is an off road cut through between Sprites Lane and Belmont Road. The path way extending from Sprites Lane down to the brook is a very ... [ more ]

Missing cat

Andreia V in Chantry
His been missing for Nearlly 3 days and I'm desperate to find him His gone missing from pinewood area ip8 His microchipped and has a blue collar on If anyone knows any information or knows where he is or has him I want him returned There will be a ... [ more ]
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Sally H
My friend from chatsworth crescent has a missing little black cat. Missing since saturday, she is desperate to find her. Any sightings please.


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dog poo on path

Neva R in Blacksmith's Corner
I'm fed up with avoiding dog poo on the path in jovian way. I walk up their every week to pick my grandchildren up and there is always lots of dog poo all the way up the path. People who let their dog do that shouldn't be allowed to have pets.
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Tony B
Alex G..Neva might live in Blacksmiths outside the borough but she was commenting on Jovian Way inside the borough!

Pot holes

Tony O in Copdock
I would like to say a very big thank you to S.C.C .for fixing the pot holes in King Fisher ave and Hawthorn drive .You have done us proud .Can you tell your workers that they have done a very good job.I can drive over the roundabout with pride .Once ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Good morning Paul, Please could you report these defects on our Highway Reporting Tool we will then be able to identify the exact location of the holes to carry out an investigation.  Many thanks- Lisa

Road maintenance!

Jennifer S in Pinewood
Hello, I have reported the shocking state of Sheldrake Drive and had a reply from the council stating this road is not an issue. Anyone else feel this road is in need of attention?
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Suffolk County Council
Hi all, Firstly, as Richard mentioned with regard to highways insurance claims, anyone pursuing a claim is asked to provide evidence that the Highways team has failed in its duties to maintain the public highway to an appropriate standard. They ... [ more ]
Ipswich Entrepreneur
It is not just car drivers having a problem with the state of Ipswich's roads, yesterday Ipswich Buses suffered cracking to the upper front windows of TWO double decker buses likely caused by the unsatisfactory condition of the roads...

Plumber/bathroom fitter

D in Washbrook Street
Can anyone recommend a good/reliable plumber/bathroom fitter who could give a quote to remodel our bathroom ? (Remove bath, replace with walk in shower and retile floor and walls) Many thanks
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Paul F
I have found Don's Plumbing to be really good - reliable, highly competent and very tidy You can get Don on 01473 310856.


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Tom C
It is a female bichon frise 2 years old, Where are you, my son usually helps but if he not able to I need alternative place Thanks

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