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Tooks old Bakery site

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Came past there this morning digger on site grubbing the concrete slabs-- is this just a site clearance or have they started getting ready to build? anyone know whats going on-- any planning permission been applied for?-- very interesting--
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Susan H
Wouldn't it be great if there was a covenant or something, that means it can't be sold off? It must be in the historical records somewhere. If the intention was for the land to be used by the people of Whitton, surely the council can't just decide to ... [ more ]
Susan H
Did a bit of Googling. It's actually King George V playing field. "The main area of King George V playing fields prior to its conversion was an agricultural field. This field pre 1882 was split into two fields Little and Great Lumpkins. These fields ... [ more ]

Continuation NBP

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Streetlife have closed our NBP debate down which is their policy to do so after six mouths-- and I think we ought to thank Streetlife for allowing us to run for that length of time-- should we keep this continuation going at least until we get the ... [ more ]
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Martin C
Our wonderful local paper the "Ipswich Star" has a new editor from today and apparently the plan is to be "a campaigning voice at the heart of the community, challenging authority to get the best for the town"  Perhaps they would like to get behind ... [ more ]
Watchfull
Hi Martin C I took the hint-- just sent an email to the Ipswich Star-- have sent you PM-- well spotted and good thinking-- fingers crossed

Cat Found Dead

Sarah L in Ipswich Town Centre
Just removed a Cat from the road which had been hit by a car. Knocked on a few doors and unfortunately nobody knows who's it is. A kind gentleman has put it in a box in his Garden and is taking it to the vets in the morning. Found at Powling Road, ... [ more ]
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Sarah L
Maybe it's worth ringing Felixstowe Road vets. I would be surprised if it was your cat being that far away but it's worth a try. Hope you find out where yours is!

New car park in Elm Street

Jean M in Ipswich Town Centre
The new car park in Elm Street is fantastic, 60p an hour and close to the town centre. Well done Ipswich Borough Council. BUT - a glaring mistake, there is no indication that the exit is the same as the entrance! You enter and exit the car park at ... [ more ]
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Jeremy C
I don't think IBC existed when NCP got some of the land. Also Cox lane area was where NCP were going to develop the Mint Quarter shopping centre back in the late Eighties. NCP bought up a lot of shops and land for that and area now trying to sell it ... [ more ]
Joanna A
@Watchfull SCC are in control of highways not IBC. You can blame all the traffic lights on them. Of course neither IBC or the Star have spoken out about what a sham has resulted but that's another matter. NCP are part of a larger group which includes ... [ more ]

FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation Free Open Taster Session

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La Tour Cycle Cafe, Tower House, 17 Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Timothy Yau in Whitton
Contemplative Meditation FREE Open Taster Session Exhausted? Overloaded? Stressed? Stop, be still, and learn to be present in the moment. If you're in or around Ipswich and you know someone who might be into trying something new, bring them along ... [ more ]

Buying a new small hatchback

Lewis L in Ipswich Town Centre
I am considering buying a new small car such as a Ford Fiesta or Suzuki Swift and would like to identify dealers who are polite and helpful and treat their customers with courtesy and respect.  Have any of you had really good or really bad experiences ... [ more ]
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Jean M
We have a Suzki Splash, great little car, loads of room. Bought from John Banks. Helpful, friendly and not at all pushy.
Watchfull
Jean M I have come to one conclusion when buying a car and that is-- if one is happy with the car that one has bought that is all that matters-- I have had the same car for seven years never been any trouble-- passed all its MOTs-- only replacements ... [ more ]

Security System

Watchfull in Castle Hill
My old security cam has gone kerput its the old VHF system-- can any one help me to obtain new HD system working on harddrive-- get the parts/ etc and instal for me-- I will willing pay for parts in advance and come to an agreement for who ever do the ... [ more ]

gardener

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Gary B
Earning a little extra doing a few hours a week as a gardener is probably ok at £10 per hour. If looking to become a full time self employed gardener then I see a number of issues with that rate. I am not in that trade but Joanna A is right about the ... [ more ]

Looking for a companion for an Alexander O Neal concert in Feb 2017.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Alexander O Neal is coming to the Regent on the 17th Feb. None of my friends would be interested in going to see him but I do. I loved him in the eighties dancing to a lot of his music. haha! Anyway, if anyone is interested, we would have to meet up ... [ more ]

FLAT PACK

John S in Common, The
Can anybody recommend some one to put together and fit some units for a utility room.
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Heritage Weekend

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Linda E in Maidenhall
Ipswich Society Heritage Weekend Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th September gives you a chance to explore historic buildings that are not usually open to the public. Leaflets available from Tourist Information or Ipswich Society members will be ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
I remember the event last year, can't believe it has almost been a year. I was a bit surprised how many tourists were exploring the historic buildings; it is a shame that they don't allow people to explore the historic buildings more often, it would ... [ more ]

Wedding venues near bramford

Mike W in Claydon
Hi I was wondering if people could help with recommendations for wedding venues near bramford. We are looking for somewhere with a fairly big outdoor area as well and to be able to hold around 200 to 250 people. Any ideas or recommendations would be ... [ more ]
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Hail stones

Val S in Sproughton
We had a really heavy hailstorm in Castle Hill last night and the stones broke the roof of our conservatory in many places. Did anyone else get damage?
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Interested
That's really interesting, Andrew H. and fascinating. I'm in IP1 and we had nothing. (Sadly my ability to use compass directions is truly limited hence the post code.)

Italian club

Robin H in Maidenhall
Is there a social club or association for Italians living in Ipswich? My partner would like to socialise with fellow Italians occasionally.
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Jacqueline H
And, of course, also in St Peter's Street, is Locanda di Parma, which, I believe, is actually run by Italians ... https://pages.resmio.com/locanda-di-parma#_=_
Lynda H
There was a part time pizzeria above lings motorcycles in Foxhall road that seems popular with the Italian community and families

exercise bike

Marilyn S in Castle Hill
Has anyone got an exercise bike that needs a good home? My husband needs to strengthen his thighs and calves after an injury
Helen W
Hi there, I have one I no longer use Marilyn I'm in IP1, it's just a basic one x

friends wanted

Jennifer H in Bramford
Im looking for friends to go out with who can drive pay petrol must hv a sence of humour im retired
Sue S
Hi Jennifer, do you have an email address where I can send you a message? I'm similar, retired, and am a happy soul. With a car!

ipswich hosptill

Jim G in Common, The
hi i was just wondering if any body knows if the physiotherapist department is closing down in september
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Kerry O
I work for the Health & Social Care Watchdog and we work very closely with the Hospital and I have had no information about this. What makes you think it is closing?

Smell of burning

Linda E in Maidenhall
On Wednesday evening there was a very strong smell of burning in the Valley Road area. It git so bad that I had to close my bedroom window because of the fumes. I haven't heard any news of a big fire anywhere. Any one else smell anything?
Peter S
Yes, we got it as well along Henley Road. We had to shut all the windows because it was affecting our breathing! Our thoughts were that it was a garden bonfire which was a bit antisocial on one of the hottest evenings of the year when most people had ... [ more ]

Trying to find Trixie

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Some while ago I was trying to find an old friend named Trixie-- there was a kind lady on here that tried to help me I dont remember your name-- at that time Trixie was about to move house-- she has now been in touch-- was it YOU who tried to help? if ... [ more ]
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Watchfull
No Andrew not stupid I use to have problems with-- LOL-- TLC-- and a lot more so I invented SOH-- yer your right CW means Country and Western-- cant stick this Line Dancing stuff-- that's not CW-- we have another name for that it's known as SK-- SOH

Festival of Paganism

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Oddfellows Hall, High Street, Ipswich
Robin H in Maidenhall
A free event for people interested in learning about what modern day pagans do and believe, hosted by the Ipswich Pagan Council. Refreshments available during the day. Talks, discussions, storytelling, information stands. A friendly event for ... [ more ]

Window Cleaner

Pat H
Yes give Frankie a ring on 685837, local and very good, been doing mine and my Sons for a while and no complaints, Hope this helps.

Set up web link?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Our debate Northern Bypass for Ipswich is now closed-- do any one know how I can set up a webb link for reference purpose only-- I have no idea myself-- thanks

Is this your cat?

Wendy P in Whitton
This pretty grey cat has been roaming around Bennett Rd for the past 10 days or so. She is not chipped, no collar but a very loud voice especially at 04.30!!!. Does anyone recognise her?
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trousers

Jim G in Common, The
hi does any body know of a good cheep person who can take up a pair of trousers for me thanks
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Jean G
Richard g i have bought wonder web to turn trousers up it doesn.t work as soon as u wash them it disssintergates
Arthur C
There's a Hole on some of my jeans front pockets, anyone in claydon or gt blakenham that can do a decent repair please, must be local as I do not have transport. Thank you.