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Cat Washing/Grooming

Andy B in Greenwich
Hi All, We have just been landed with a Cat that its owner couldn't keep anymore and he really needs a wash groom and maybe trim. Pets at home don't do cats strangely so any recommendations??. Don't think he will enjoy it but I really feel it necessary, ... [ more ]
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Sadie C
Mine are the hairless variety and get washed every week. It's a myth that cats don't like water, fur or otherwise.....

University of the Third Age

Albchiv in Racecourse
I keep hearing of older people in other parts of the country getting a good experience from joining this organisation. Does anyone know whether our local U3A is very active and what is on offer?
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Sheila B
I joined in Feb e and have attended Three of the talks, these were well attended and I always sat next to someone who like myself lived on their own and we soon got chatting.  The talks were interesting although the PA system could sometimes have been ... [ more ]

Ipswich Community Play Bus

Jenny H in Maidenhall
For some time now on a Tuesday morning the Ipswich Community Play Bus had not been able to park at Griffin Wharf, by the Audi Garage on Bath street. I think it is the third week in a row now that the bus has had to turn away and go elsewhere. My 2 year ... [ more ]
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Buzz R
I have very fond memories of the Playbus. I used to take our son to it several decades ago now, when Mary Hughes and Carol Francis-Smith ran it. An invaluable service.

Foxhall stadium

James in Castle Hill
I was at foxhall stadium car boot sale sunday people complain about litter that is left from events on the area, i am complaining about the land mines (dogs poo) that are ignored by the dogs owners ,and for those that make the effort to bag it and the ... [ more ]
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Alan H
Fulcrum Top comment at last a sensible unbiased posting to my also unbiased posting. You are so correct OAPs who smoke wouldn't dream of giving up to save probably around £50 a week on fags, saying oh! Ive smoked all my life and Im still here!! Not ... [ more ]

Major's Corner and Mulberry Tree, Ipswich roadworks

OnTwoWheels in Westerfield
I've just seen via the Ipswich Star website that this work is to commence this week. When the plans were originally published on the Travel Ipswich site I raised serious safety concerns about the design of the merge into Woodbridge Road coming from St ... [ more ]
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Riverside Clinic Landseer Road

Liz H in California
As a local Councillor for Holywells Ward I am often asked about the exit and access to the Riverside Clinic which is always well used in spite of some of the services being removed. We had hoped for a separate 'in' and 'out' for the Clinic and to use ... [ more ]
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Liz H
Thank you all these suggestions are very helpful and I will put them forward to the Officer at the County Council.  Two big signs would certainly help.
Linda C
I have used the right entrance and exit since I have been going to have my blood done, and the signs are on the road very clearly I must add but for all people who don't take any notice why can there not be sign posts at entrance and exit maybe if it ... [ more ]

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (2 June)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
AgeUK Suffolk and Lxpert are offering FREE computer advice and support to older people. Those browsing at the AgeUK shop in Ipswich Town Centre will have an opportunity to speak to one of Lxpert's volunteering local IT experts about any computer, ... [ more ]

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (26 May)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
AgeUK Suffolk and Lxpert are offering FREE computer advice and support to older people. Those browsing at the AgeUK shop in Ipswich Town Centre will have an opportunity to speak to one of Lxpert's volunteering local IT experts about any computer, ... [ more ]

Garden Furniture Wanted

Chris M in Warren Heath
Hi does anyone have any old garden furniture that they want to get rid of also looking for paving slabs , we moved last November and have a huge garden to sort out , thank you for reading.
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Tommy S
I have a garden table and four chairs with cushions they just need cleaning up you can contact me on 01473424639

Lloyds Bank Cornhill Closing?

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Hello folks. Does anyone know what's happening with the Lloyds Bank on the Cornhill? Allsop estate agents have a brochure offering the premises for sale.  I can't imagine this will please many Lloyds Bank customers and hopefully won't end up as a ghost ... [ more ]
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Sylvia M
I thought the old PO/ Lloyds closed a while ago....main branch opposite is still up & running. My son works there & no mentions of it closing so far.
The smaller branch (Lloyds Cornhill South) which I believe was previously a TSB has reduced opening hours which are Wednesdays only. This is officially 10am-2pm although sometimes it might open around 11am. If you need to go into the bank on a Wednesday, ... [ more ]

Off road space

Beth T in Gainsborough
Can anyone recommend a large off road space where I can take my 17 year old to practice her gear changes. The ones my dad took me to have been built on! Anywhere around the Ipswich area is fine.
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Beth T
And your advise was very welcome Diane. Some times we forget they we were once beginners in everything and needed patience from others.
Jeremy C
If you are going to use Makro area at 6:30 I would check status of bridge as there could be a lot of fed up people who have been hanging round since 5:00 to leave off work.  Also what out for the barriers that go down at 7:00.  The area is a lot busier ... [ more ]

Free Topsoil

Laurie in Rose Hill
Hello we have several bags of good quality topsoil if anyone needs any? Ideal for raised beds, pots, planters, borders or even baskets. Free to anyone who can collect (if you're local in IP3 or IP4 we could possibly deliver too). Thank you. Enjoy the ... [ more ]
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Latitude Festival ~ Do you have an unwated ticket for Fri 15 Jul?

Roger A in Ipswich Town Centre
An expensive outing when one simply wants to hear one musician. Thanks for considering request.

Murray Park

Liz H in California
An update as promised Liz H: Murray Park Friends Group in Ipswich has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects ... [ more ]
Roger A
Huge shame that they have had to wait for the development of football pitches of 405 Club in Bader Close in order to release 106 money. I hope the footballers and cricketers will have sufficient room on Murray rec.  Our council does not have a very ... [ more ]

Police On Foxhall Rd (Friday Evening)

Peter E in California
Hi , anyone know what was going on on Friday evening the 20th of May on Foxhall Rd at the house almost opposite Matthews. There were about 6 police cars and it seems like people were being arrested from the house in question . I was driving past and so ... [ more ]

St.Christopher found

Dwayne B in California
Found a St Christopher on a run. Message me if its yours and tell me where you lost it so we get it to.its rightful owner.

Paving slabs

Jack D in California
I'm after a few paving slabs for a small project in my garden. If anyone has a few spares I'd be very happy to have them.
Susan V
Hi, We have an old concrete garden path which has been broken into slabs about 2 feet square . Quite thick and heavy. Any help to you phone number is 01473 677205,near sidegate Lane. Best wishes, Sue.


Amy B in Westerfield
Can someone recommend a good carpenter to make a bathroom vanity unit for a washbowl if possible.Thanks
Tina H Chris Markham comes highly recommended, lives locally & is a highly skilled carpenter

Care homes

Jo R in Rushmere Street
Can anyone recommend a good nursing home please? It needs to offer dementia care and be in the Ipswich area.
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Andy B
Ormonde in Westerfield Road, Bethesda in Henley Road, Norwood in Park Road, Prince of Wales Care Home in Stoke Park. All are wonderful and recommended.
Apart from asking on Streetlife you could look at the CQC Website (Care Quality Commission) and key in that you are looking for a Care Home in Ipswich. If I were you I would visit a few if you have the time and see/feel if it is a home where you would ... [ more ]

removal boxes - cardboard

Viki S
Hi I would like some please as we are moving in a couple of weeks? Do you have any that are double skinned (?) stronger ones I think? As we need these type as boxes are going into storage Many thanks
Jenny M
Hi Viki, I am really sorry the boxes have been taken now.  I had some problems with my mobile which didn't help matters. I do hope you find some. Kind regards, Jenny

Hall for hire Sunday 22nd May

Claire B in California
Our youth drama group need a hall for a rehearsal this Sunday. Sadly we've been let down. Our plan is to rehearse from 10-4. There are approximately 30 in our group. Any suggestions please!
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Missing Cat - Purdis Farm/Showground Area

Elizabeth C in California
We would be grateful if you could keep an eye open for a brown Burmese Cat in the above area.  He has been missing since yesterday teatime, wearing a collar & barrel which will give our telephone number.  Very much a home cat as he is deaf (same as ... [ more ]
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Paul G in California
Hi.. Can anyone recommend a welder.. I need some work on underside of my camper as just failed it's not

cleaner required

Emma C in Rushmere St Andrew
I am looking for a cleaner for about 3 hours a week , a recommended individual would suit me best.  Thanks
Dawn B
Hi, i read with interest that you are requiring a cleaner. I have over 15 years cleaning expertise with which i have various cleaning certificates. I have my own clients who i clean for on a weekly basis. Have my own transport and i live in Ipswich.

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