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Dog Grooming Parlour

Patricia D in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone recommend an experienced dog groomer/parlour for my 13 week old cockerpoo please? We live near the Copdock roundabout.
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Teresa C
I took my cockapoo to Four paws on Foxhall Road when she was about the same age for a 'puppy groom' which is a bath and dry and brush up, just so her first experience was short and sweet rather than the long complete groom, the staff are incredibly ... [ more ]

Circular walk to spring wood nature reserve

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich
Cathy G in Copdock
Meet at Chantry Library- all ages welcome- a three mile walk to see the bluebells, with tea and cake afterwards in the library, and quiz for children. This is a stepping out health walk and free of charge
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Peter M
Cathy G does that mean any future postings will NOT appear here?   If so, doesn't that defeat the object?

Pot holes

Tony O in Copdock
What's happened to our local council. Pot holes everywhere. We live on the Chantry Est, and we have big holes on the Hawthorn roundabout near the Kingfisher pub and the Doctors I have seen cyclists dodging these pot holes and nearly been hit by cars? ... [ more ]
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Tony O
Hi Mel. Have now reported it to highways dept. Thank you for your quick response.Hope we can sort out soon. Kind regards Tony
Anita S
Have reported other end of Kingfisher Ave too,when you turn into it from Robin Drive.It is getting extremely bad with potholes and bumps yet again.It's no use keep bodging.They need doing properly once and for all.This road had workmen on it several ... [ more ]

Free shed


Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
Belstead allotments have a few plots vacant, it is a lovely site at the bottom of Bobbits lane. Everyone is friendly, we have a community shed and a loo. A great way to meet new people get fit and grow your own dinner.
Mark J
Hi Angela, who would I need to contact to obtain one of the plots please? :-)
Angela C
Phone the council 433512 they will put you in touch with Judy Mills field secretary or look on the Belstead allotments facebook page. Hope to hear from you soon

carpenter and kitchen fitters

bryan P in Greenwich
I am looking for Kitchen fitters must be reliable and reasonably priced and good workmanship also looking for a carpenter I would welcome any recomendations Many thanks

Repointing needed


Kuhli in Pinewood
Can anyone recommend a ladies hairdresser in Ipswich town centre area please? I'm looking for someone who isn't scissor happy and will do a wash and set at a reasonable price. TIA.
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Hi. Amy. Thanks for the reply. A list of your services and prices would be useful and also where exactly are you setting up? Ginny S, I have tried the salon you suggested but they don't do wash and sets and the prices stated are misleading. A friend ... [ more ]
Amy Maes
Hi Kuhli of course I will list my prices below, I do also offer a OAP discount and can also offer shampoo and sets. I will be based in Stoke park IP2. Any more questions please don't hesitate to contact me. Trim from £15.00 Cut and blow-dry from £20 ... [ more ]

Block paving cleaner

Joan L in Chantry
Can anyone recommend a block paving repair and clean person. We inherited a drive in poor condition and want to clean it up before deciding to rip it up and replace with something else. We have our own jet washer but this needs more professional machines ... [ more ]

Laptop repairs

Joan L in Chantry
Can anyone recommend a good repair person to look at my Asus laptop? It is very slow even after defrag and clean up. I have had somebody look at it in the past but made it worse.
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Maggie F
I sorted mine out by downloading iOrbit. It is free, easy and incredibly effective. It took a couple of hours for the first session and then each time you run it, which I do after every session on my PC, it gets quicker and quicker. My PC is running like ... [ more ]

Curtains turned up?!

Hi, I can turn curtains up. If you would like to PM me if you would like to discuss this further. Thanks
Martin H
Hello, we are on Pinewood and my wife does loads of clothing alterations for people and she sometimes has curtains brought round to work on. She used to make bespoke wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses etc but just sticks to alterations now. She has ... [ more ]

CP Ships Reunion - 10th Year

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Bourne Vale Sports and Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich, IP2 8RE
Nick W in Belstead
CP SHIPS / Contship 10 Year Reunion In the 80’s and 90's a crack commando unit was sent to a Waterfront building called Contship House in Ipswich by a marine court. These men and women escaped and continued to work in the maximum security stockade and ... [ more ]

Circular walk to Spring Wood nature reserve from Chantry library

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive
Cathy G in Copdock
Meet at Chantry Library- all ages welcome- a three mile walk to see the bluebells, with tea and cake afterwards in the library, and quiz for children. This is a stepping out health walk and free of charge

Author signing and 60s afternoon

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive
Cathy G in Copdock
Come and meet Sheila Hardy, a local resident and author of the newly published book "Women of the Sixties. Enjoy cakes we were eating then, play sixties games, hear sixties music and have a go at our quiz

Landscape gardener

Carol M in Belstead
Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced landscape gardener who could design, plan and alter my awkward shape garden, to make it manageable for me?

Neighbourhood Watch

Joan L in Chantry
Does anyone know who the neighbourhood watch coordinator is for Appleby Close? We have recently moved to the area .
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Rocket Science Workshop

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive
Cathy G in Copdock
Come to the library at 10.00am to make rockets which will then be launched out of doors, and return to the library afterwards for refreshments. Tickets will need to be bought in advance from the library, cost £2.00 per child

Easter Egg Hunt

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive
Cathy G in Copdock
Join the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Chantry Library- huge prizes for everyone this year, and refreshments for all. Cost only £1 per child

Bus passengers

Wendy A in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anybody else get frustrated when travelling on buses by people taking up two seats with their shopping trolleys and shopping bags? I had an interesting conversation with an older person on the bus the other day. She thought that mums with pushchairs ... [ more ]
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Elaine D
It's the one seat for me and one for my shopping bag idea that I don't understand. Yes you have paid for your seat, (in one way or another) but have you paid for the seat for the bag? Are the bags needs grater than the persons standing?
The thing that I find frustrating is when someone has been waiting at the bus stop for a while and then when the bus arrives they hold everyone one up by hunting for the fare or their bus pass. It happens with one particular lady at our bus stop ... [ more ]


Leyla in Maidenhall
I'm looking for a builder who can rebuild the front of a sturdy shed and doorway and fix a small leak in the roof. preferably someone who wants it as a side job or weekend project as I need the cost to be affordable, bigger companies have quoted too ... [ more ]

Museum Street closure

Ruth L in Westbourne
Does anyone know why Museum Street will be closed for the next few weeks-I had a look on and all they have listed is the road closure for Sports relief next weekend?
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Ruth L
I've checked again, the update is that its BT and lifting gear/crane just after Sunday's sports relief event


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optician recommendation

Angela W in Greenwich
Can anyone recommend an optician that doe's nhs eye tests?  Not Specsaver as I  prefer a more personal, less rushed  approach (also their glasses only lasted me three weeks)
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Specs factory on the heath Rd roundabout near the hospital now do sight tests. They are very friendly folk and no rush either. Parking at front of shop and they also have parking at the back of the shop. Don't forget that once you have had your eyes ... [ more ]

Garden tidy up help hedge

Marie sophie F in Chantry
I have live here a year and my guide dog just died and I need to get my garden ready for a new one arriving may/June I have a huge out of control hedge needs a trim/make over so I can get behind it and replace some fencing I needed to know where to get ... [ more ]
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Marie sophie F
Somebody called me about hedge tidy please get back in touch hedge is about 8 foot and is evergreen with shine leaves needs a sort out in time for my new guide dog thank you Sophie