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Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Philly57
Just finished volunteering at a charity shop in Meredith road and what do I see, a middle aged man stealing a wooden jewellery box that cost all of £2.50. WHY BOTHER?? Hang your head in shame whoever you are.
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Peter M
In that case I need to explain further.  The incident occurred.  P57 took to Street Life to comment on the experience.  However there was criticism that this wasn't the best way to handle the situation.   I think that is a fair summation. My point is to ... [ more ]
Derek F
I used to work part-time for a charity shop way back in the nineties.  The problem then was that the goods were donated and therefore did not in theory belong to the shop. If the manager ever saw stealing she would shame them and make them put the ... [ more ]

Summer job wanted

Classifieds in Westerfield

Madge
Summer job wanted in Ipswich or nearby for female student home from university until September. Has retail and customer experience, also some admin and clerical experience. Polite, well spoken and hard working. Has own car so hours and location not a ... [ more ]
Sophie S
It's probably not quite what you are looking for - but I need some help around the house and with my youngest (5 month old boy) starting immediately and through until the end of June.  Full time basis or part time.   Would need some cleaning, some ... [ more ]

Dry Cleaners

Recommendations in Claydon

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Ryano
Hi, I have to agree with Jeremy B. I have been using Anglia dry cleaners for a couple of years now, from my wife's wedding dresses to duvets to suits and they have been brilliant every time, plus they are more than competitively priced. I would recommend ... [ more ]
Jeremy B
The Laundry Shop and Anglia dry cleaners are two different shops on the same road but nice to know they are also good!

A big thumbs up

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Philly57
I have to give the Ipswich Ambulance service and Ipswich hospital a very big thumbs up, my husband took ill last night and the ambulance arrived very quickly, the paramedics were wonderful and the staff at A & E brilliant, hopefully I will be ... [ more ]
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Gillian W
I had to call on the ambulance service a couple of times when my husband who has terminal cancer needed help. They were prompt efficient and very kind and left us reassured. My husband is now in St Elizabeth Hospice all the staff are so caring for both ... [ more ]
Philly57
Hi Gillian W I am truly sorry that your husband, you and your family are going through such a difficult time, I know it can be very hard to stay positive, I lost my twin brother to cancer 8 years ago an now one of my sisters has cancer for the second ... [ more ]

Roadworks yet again in Birkfield Drive

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Alan O
Most annoying hold ups for traffic being held up at the bottom of Birkfield Drive there is only one lane open, there is no work done to the road but trying to work on the pavements why hold up traffic to the main road into Chantry there is no need to ... [ more ]
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Alex G
It is good to see this problem is being dealt after such a long time, and whilst I can understand the need to divert the traffic flow; I don't see why the  diversion and temporary traffic signals were left in place and operating over the whole Bank ... [ more ]
Suffolk County Council
Hi all, If you’d like to raise your concerns with our highways team, you can report it directly to them by using our online reporting tool. Just to let you know as well, if you’re ever after more information on road closures, roadworks.org is a really ... [ more ]

wandering black cat

Lost & Found in Ipswich Town Centre

Hayley J
I'm concerned about a black unneautured cat that is wandering around Aster Road Chantry and in the grounds of The Oaks Primary School. He is thin and looks like he's got mange. Very shy he won't come near. Is there anyone that could help him in any ... [ more ]
Rosa
Hi Hayley Animal Search Uk has details of a missing cat in that area - may not be the same cat but worth asking!   http://www.animalsearchuk.co.uk/find-lost-pets/view-pet.php?p=200548&prt=1&viewru=1&sort_order=date&...

Moths

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Janet A
Has any one had a problem with having lots of moths in the house this year?  I had some the end of last year especially in the kitchen then it stopped but now it's awful & has been for over a month now. Does anyone know where moths like to nest & ... [ more ]
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Helen M
Oh glad you found them, I hope that is the last of them. I believe the ones we had were in a few packets which shows how messy I am!

Couldn't possible do that?

Clubs & Groups in Common, The

Baz M
Reluctant partner? Not sure what it's about? Curious and intrigued? Game for a laugh? On ones bucket list? Ladies - ever wondered why women enjoy a lifestyle without clothes (weather & circumstances permitting). Springwood Sun club nr Colchester are ... [ more ]

Parrot found in Felixstowe Road area.

Lost & Found in Ipswich Town Centre

Missing cat

Lost & Found in Claydon

Joe S
Our cat has been a much loved part of our family for over 17 years and he has disappeared. We put him out about 3 am yesterday, Friday morning as he was meeowing so we put him out to do his business. We are in Defoe Road just about opposite the junction ... [ more ]
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Susan H
So pleased he was found! We once had a very elderly cat, we inherited him with the house we bought. After a couple of years he started to have fits now and again but was always fine afterwards. He definitely had odd 'senior moments' and memory lapses, we ... [ more ]

General Elections - 7th May 2015

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Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich, IP1 6D
Castle Hill Community Centre
SITUATION OF POLLING STATIONS  www.ipswich.gov.uk/content/general-and-local-elections-thursday-7th-may-2015 Ipswich Parliamentary General and Ipswich Borough Council Election Castle Hill Ward Hours of Poll:- 7:00 am to 10:00 pm Notice is ... [ more ]

Aldi car park

Local Conversations in Westerfield

Madge
When parking in Meredith Road is at a premium, with many of the Aldi customers parking on Meredith Road and along Highfield Road because their car park isn't big enough to accommodate them, have Aldi got the cheek to use five of their parking bays to ... [ more ]
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Elaine D
Just ignore them! I know it takes nerves of steel, but they are not legal or backed by the courts. They are merely invitations to pay, but more threatening language is used! Obviously you shouldn't take the mick! If you know the car park belongs to a ... [ more ]

Liars Storytelling Contest

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

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Margaret Catchpole pub, Ipswich
Robin H
To mark Election Month we are holding a Liars Contest. Each storyteller will regale two improbable tales, one of which happens to be true. The audience must guess which one is the real story. Come along and listen, or tell stories, and enjoy a drink or ... [ more ]

NEW Members Required for 3 x Arts & Crafts Groups

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Janet A
New Members Requred for Castlehill Arts & Crafts Group Bring Art Gear, Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, Felting or any Craft you're into @  (1) CASTLEHILL COMUNITY CENTRE, Highfield Rd, Ipswich, IP1 Mon Eve 7pm - 9pm Tues Afternoon 1.30pm - 3.30pm ... [ more ]
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Spring Fair ' Westbourne Library, Sherrington Rd, Ipswich

Clubs & Groups in Stoke

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Westbourne Library (next to Broomhill Swimming Pool)
Heather R
Books, Cakes and Crafts being sold in aid of library funds.  Sample delicious cakes by  Scrumcious Sisters while browsing the books or examine the locally hand made crafts of Novelties by Jan and Timmys Mittens
Heather R
item pictured - a cover for your summer drink so you don't have to share it with wasps and flys

Taxis for Disabled Wheelchair Users

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Citizen of Ipswich
Since my elderly mother became confined to a wheelchair due to illness, I have become aware of the dreadful lack of taxis available to wheelchair users. My mother has taxi vouchers to replace her bus pass but they are useless as she struggles to be able ... [ more ]
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Citizen of Ipswich
Thanks Mark J. When we next need a taxi I'll give him a ring. It's not often that we need a taxi but when we do it's frustrating that there's not one single taxi available in the whole of Ipswich.

Activities for young wheelchair users!

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MAY 02
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Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Rd, Ipswich, IP1 6DG
Castle Hill Community Centre
Whizz-Kidz is organising this Café to find out what activities young wheelchair users would like to do in the area. Why not coming and trying out some of their activities including wheelchair skills training, crafts, cooking and sports. There will be ... [ more ]

Laptop Repairs

Recommendations in Bramford

Luana B
Hello there, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend someone that repairs laptops? Mine got slower and slower and now it won't even turn on. Many thanks in advance!
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John W
I would never buy a new computer from PC world, they do not have a good reputation. John Lewis have non-pushy and knowledgeable staff, a great reputation for customer service and often offer free additional year or two warranty.
Paul B
It's some years since I bought a new computer from PC World. As it turned out it was a good one and lasted well beyond its technology "sell-by". I did find that they did have more staff trained in selling without much computer-specific knowledge, but ... [ more ]

Volunteer drivers needed!

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Castle Hill Community Centre
Drivers and passenger assistants required for Ipswich Dial A Ride. Could you or a friend help? As little as 4 hours per week Full training will be provided For more information please contact Billy on 01473 345342 or via email: ... [ more ]

Women In Naturism Day

Clubs & Groups in Whitton

Wendy P
Ladies - ever wondered why women enjoy a lifestyle without clothes (weather & circumstances permitting). Springwood Sun club nr Colchester are hosting a Women in Naturism Day and invite ladies of all shapes & sizes, ages, single married or ... [ more ]
Baz M
Reluctant partner? Not sure what it's about? Curious and intrigued? Game for a laugh? On ones bucket list?

Hedge Cutting Recommendations

Recommendations in Akenham

Claire R
Hi, Can anyone recommend a good reliable Hedge Cutter? Mine is in desperate need of attention, and my hedge cutters are broken. Need someone who won't charge a fortune, but that can also remove the cuttings too.  It is a Leylandi, and there is about a ... [ more ]
Sheila O
Try growing places @ claydon they employ disabled people and are reliable will do a good job not sure what they charge my son works for them there phne number is01473 831224 im sure they will do a good job &u will be helping some people who have no ... [ more ]

looking for a homeopath practitioner

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Louise M
Hi, I am looking for a recommendation of a Ipswich local homeopath practitioner that doesn't cost the earth. I have been feeling more and more low in mood recently and due to the lasting side effects of previous antidepressants I am not keen on going ... [ more ]
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Rossi
In the past my GP has suggested this site: http://www.llttf.com/ Not everybodies cup of tea. Bit happy clappy for me, but worth a look.
Sharon I
Talking about CBT and mindfulness, I have recommended and given a book to many friends and family members, it is on Amazon and isn't expensive. It is called "Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world" by Prof Mark Williams and Dr ... [ more ]

FREE Community Project for 16-25 yr olds organised by 4YP.

Clubs & Groups in Common, The

APR 20
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Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich

Earth quake?

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

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Suzanne S
Back to the original conversation at 19.30 my sink metal drainer just started rattling! It was weird. I really thought it was a mini quake. No candidates or work men in my road.

slide

Give, Lend & Borrow in Ipswich Town Centre

baileys
hi streetlife friends, I am still looking for a slide suitable for 5/6 years old please. if anyone has one hanging around that they no longer use, I would be truly grateful.... many thanks
SMM
Have you tried looking on either Gumtree or the Facebook selling pages? They do tend to come up quite often on there.