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HELP WANTED to replace shed roof - materials ready - been let down by a friend

Give, Lend & Borrow in Ufford

Lesley K
We have a very good garden shed, that needs roof replacing. All boards and roof felt etc have been purchased with sealant etc. Sadly friend unable to complete task. We can offer: - money - exchange for services e.g. cleaning/gardening etc

Sunset Boulevard at the Ipswich Regent!

Local Conversations in Martlesham

If anybody is interested, I'm taking part within Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society's production of Sunset Boulevard this week at the Ipswich Regent Theatre! Shows start tonight & run until Saturday where there is a matinee & evening ... [ more ]

For sale Half price fabric

£20.00 in Kesgrave

Sandie B
I bought 4 metres of greeny grey material from Dunelm today to cover my headboard but found it was totally the wrong shade. I paid £9.99 a metre. Would anyone be interested in buying it off me for half price £20? 62 inch width (158cms) it is called ... [ more ]

Carpenter to build small shed

Recommendations in Hasketon

Kathy A
Can anyone recommend a person who could build a small shed/summerhouse for me. Its to fit in a specific place so not easy to buy "off the shelf". Or we would consider buying one second hand that could be altered. Any suggestions?

Topsoil - About 4 tonnes

Give, Lend & Borrow in Melton

Alina G
Hi Everyone, I've got a whole pile of topsoil which is yours so long as you can collect this evening or tomorrow morning. You can come and take as much or as little as you want. We're around the whole time so come when you want. Come to IP12 1DS - House ... [ more ]

Vacuum cleaner?

Give, Lend & Borrow in Melton

Vanessa C
Doe anyone have a vacuum cleaner/hoover that they no longer need please?  My daughter's has broken, but can't really afford a new one.
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Vanessa C
Good Morning Zena - I got home late last night.  I'll call you either this morning or during the day to arrange to collect vacuum cleaner from you - thank you so much.  (I'm at work all day so it wouldn't be til after 5.30 if that's ok?) Many thanks. ... [ more ]

Grrr More lazy dog owners in Melton it seems

Local Conversations in Ufford

Teresa B
I have been walking my dog around Ufford and occasionally will fine some lazy person that haven't picked up after there dog. I walk my dog round leeks hill area and I must have come across at least 3 lots of dog  S--t.  Im sorry but surely if you have a ... [ more ]
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Shirley G
I saw a programme on TV where a lady put sticks with bright orange flags on next to the dogs mess to highlight it and afterwards she found there was only one or two still doing it. About a year ago on the grass area on the entrance to Bury Hill someone ... [ more ]
Dawn N
Some dog owners just don't care.  Some pick up but then hang the bags in trees (why?).  There is not even the excuse of no dog bins in the Leeks Hill area as there is now one at the entrance to the woods opposite the footpath from Fern Hill.   Shame on ... [ more ]

FREE to good homes

Give, Lend & Borrow in Broom Hill

Sue H
I have a number of things that need new homes - large number of plastic plant  pots and trays,  various round concrete planters,  a dustbin,  2 plastic compost bins and an old "banana-type" parasol.Sue.
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Strawberry Fayre & Table Top Sale

Clubs & Groups in Kingston

MAY 30
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Waldringfield Village Hall , IP12 4QP
Ann A
'Strawberry Fayre & Table Top Sale' 2 pm. on Saturday May 30th at Waldringfield Village Hall , IP12 4QP In aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance & St Elizabeth Hospice.   Admission 25p Cream Tea with strawberries £3.00 There will be stalls : ... [ more ]
Ann A
1 Table left for the sale of Hand made Crafts £10 at our Strawberry Fayre & Table Top Sale  2.00pm on Saturday 30th May at Waldringfield Village Hall In aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance & St Elizabeth Hospice. Contact: Alexis 01473 ... [ more ]

Pig Racing

Clubs & Groups in Kingston

JUN 06
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Woodbridge Football Club
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal
The Hog Roast Runners, a dynamic team of battery powered, pink porkers will be returning to the track on Saturday June 6th, at Woodbridge Football club. Individuals will be able to place their bets on their favourite, and hope that their oinker makes it ... [ more ]

Lawn mower repairer needed

Recommendations in Broom Hill

Rubbish dumping

Local Conversations in Maidensgrave

Amanda P
I have just found a black bag of rubbish in my wheelie bin that isn't mine! I've also seen two random people in the last few weeks dumping rubbish in my neighbours bins. What can I/we do about this?
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Jo L
Sadly it is not only people who live in flats who are doing this.  This happened to me - kitchen rubbish dumped in my recycling bin, including a glass jar!! And this rubbish wasn't even in a bag!!  My road has only homeowners and some rentals.  I have to ... [ more ]
Stephanie F
Jo L,  I like your idea but I can hear the refuse collectors moans from here let alone the amount of extra time it would take to complete the bin rounds.  Also the refuse collectors have trouble putting bins back to their rightful addresses even when the ... [ more ]

Paella & Bingo Evening

Clubs & Groups in Martlesham

JUL 10
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White Lion Ufford
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal
Hosted by the Ufford white Lion, In aid of the Home Start Suffolk Coastal, your compares for the evening are Mr Alex Bringinshaw & Russel Stowe. Tickets are £20.00 per person which includes authentic Paella cooked on a wood fire by Nina, Stephan ... [ more ]

Paella & Bingo

Clubs & Groups in Woodbridge

JUL 10
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White Lion Ufford
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal
Hosted by the Ufford white Lion, In aid of the Home Start Suffolk Coastal, your compares for the evening are Mr Alex Bringinshaw & Russel Stowe. Tickets are £20.00 per person which includes authentic Paella cooked on a wood fire by Nina, Stephan ... [ more ]


Local Conversations in Ufford

Yay!  The Swifts are here at last, I heard them and saw them swooping overhead today.  Fabu;lous!  I hope they choose to nest in my neighbours eves again. I hear the Cuckoo when walking on Sutton Heath.
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Carol and David
Swifts and nightingales - all wonderful! We joined the Suffolk Wildlife Trust walk yesterday evening to Kyson Point and heard nightingales at Broom-heath, quite a magical sound. Thank you all of you for your swift news, it's good to know that there are ... [ more ]
Yes I have listened to the Nighingales at Sutton Hoo, we recorded them on our phones!   Also heard them in the woods at Melton near the playing field. It was there I was lucky enough to see one singing!


Lost & Found in Martlesham

Brigid B
I am in Woodbridge , just off Seckford street. I have just discovered a hive of bees crammed into Bird box on the fence. Is there a bee keeper nearby who could advise me what to do or maybe someone able to take them?
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Jackie N
Hi. As a local bee keeper we keep being called out to these bees.they are likely to be tree bumblebees. They are new to the country and nest in bird boxes . Not a problem on the continent as they do not put up bird boxes but may cause you a problem if ... [ more ]
Brigid B
I no authority but these look like honey bees to me, certainly not bumble bees. Thank you to everyone for your advice I will try to find a local bee keeper or contact Suffolk Wildlife.

Goods for sale

£50.00 in Broom Hill

David G
20 GU10 50W spotlights - 3 unused, 4 as new, others differing remaining times but none in use longer than a year  -  £20 2 large plastic bins - could be used as water butts  -  £5 each Charming stone mushroom shaped bird bath  - £20 David G  01394 ... [ more ]

Metal Washing Line Post

Give, Lend & Borrow in Woodbridge

Adam C
I have two discarded ones but I think they will be heavy to move as they still have the concrete around their bases. But you are very welcome to have a look at them. My number is 07505565417


Recommendations in Burgh

Shona H
Can anyone recommend a reliable handyman who could do things like mend a fence or lay a couple of paving slabs for a reasonable price? Would be very grateful to hear of anyone.
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Shona H
Cass Ray has been round and is going to sort out my garden gate. Many thanks.


Lost & Found in Woodbridge

Janice B
Lost a fellow dog walkers pair of glasses during a walk through the woods opposite the Martlesham Community Hall. If found please let me know. Thanks.
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Janice B
Yes. I saw them but didn't know at the time who they belonged to so left them hanging in the tree. When we went back a couple days later they were gone.
Ohh, shame that's why I left them thinking they would find them there, maybe they got handed to council office across road. Fingers crossed

Reclaimed Sleepers ...any idea where to buy?

Recommendations in Melton

Louise B
I ordered some reclamation sleepers but the supplier based in Norwich has let me down on two occasions. Can anyone recommend a supplier? I need 8 standard lengths and they must be able to cut me 8 shorter lengths. I will also need someone who has the ... [ more ]
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Local Conversations in Methersgate

Carol and David
I am pleased to see swifts flying around above Woodbridge again. It must be summer, well, almost! These birds are so amazing but sadly these days it is becoming harder for them and also house martins and swallows to find nest sites as people improve ... [ more ]
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Susan T
We are lucky to live in Swallow's Close in Hollesley where the houses were built with holes for the swallows in some of the roves.It is a delight to see them flashing across our village at this time of year.

Carpenter / odd jobs

Recommendations in Great Bealings

Clare F
Can anyone recommend a carpenter who would be willing to put up shelves and a few other "odd jobs" for my Mum who has just moved to Woodbridge / Melton?

Ashdown house bricks wanted

Local Conversations in Broom Hill

Darren L
Does anyone have any Ashdown house bricks kicking around. I live just off Melton Grange road where many of the older houses were built using this type of brick. I need approximately 200 to brick up a former doorway. If anyone has any they would like to ... [ more ]

Turks Head

Local Conversations in Melton

Louise B
Does anyone know if the Turks Head in Hasketon has 're-opened and if not when they plan to?
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