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Next Death Cafe and keeping in contact

Liz O
in Gainsborough
The next Death Cafe will be held on Thursday March 16th, 2pm, at the Cycle Cafe in Tower Street. With the closure of Streetlife and move to Nextdoor we don't want to "lose" anyone who has or would like to attend the Death Cafe. If you would like to ... [ more ]
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Charlotte B
You sound like a friendly group but unfortunately I'm at work in the afternoon when you meet. When I saw an evening meeting advertised on the cafe Facebook page I thought you also did an evening meetings.

garage

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Cardinal B
Ive been using Martlesham Service Centre for seven years. Ive never had to return a car for rework, and their prices are very reasonable. Excellent service. 20 Betts Ave, Martlesham, Ipswich IP5 3RH Open today 8am–5:30pm 01473 631111

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (23 February)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
Would you like to learn to use a computer, tablet or the Internet? 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 ... [ more ]

Someone to wash van

Anna D
in Rose Hill
Hi, would anyone be interested in washing my transit van once a month for £10? Someone still at school maybe? Rosehill Road area.
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Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (16 February)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
Would you like to learn to use a computer, tablet or the Internet? 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 ... [ more ]

Electrician recommendations

Beth T
in Gainsborough
Hi All, can anyone recommend a good, reliable and reasonable electrician in the Ipswich area. Thanks Beth
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Death Cafe

Interested
inactive
in Ipswich Town Centre
Don't forget.....Death Cafe, Thursday, 2pm at the Cycle Cafe. See my wonderful tee shirt, all the way from Mexico, chat about death and associated things, have tea/coffee/cake and meet some lovely people.  See you there.
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Watchfull
Interested  how are you going to let people know about the meeting times etc when streetlife shut down if you do it through Nextdoor you will lose your privacy?
Liz O
Watchfull Anyone who is interested in joining or continuing with the Death Cafe can Private Message me their email address so we can keep in contact after Streetlife closes. It looks like Interested has left but I already have contact details.

Costs Of Work Done

Tamandua
in Gainsborough
Threads on StreetLife asking for recommendations for workmen generally result in useful responses from those who have had work done, and less useful responses from tradespeople recommending themselves. I would like to see a ban on the latter, but ... [ more ]
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Ray L
Checkatrade charges the traders to 'advertise'  - so it is in their interest to minimise 'bad' reviews.    I have been disapponted with tradespeople I have contacted and used via checkatrade and I no longer use them;  I have seen comments elsewhere ... [ more ]
Rumbler
personally i would never pay for leads like my builder and rated people work. i have heard from people that used it they get false leads to buy and bid for. not for me that. checkatrade is just  piece of mind for my customers as i have over 200 ... [ more ]

Kitchen Designer/Installer

Paul C
in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi We have a rather long smallish kitchen which needs renovating so are looking for a company that could provide us with plenty of ideas to get the best out of the space and possibly install the design. Are there any companies in the Ipswich area that ... [ more ]

Good quality carpet needs a good home

P P
in Broke Hall
I've been gifted a large amount of very good quality deep pile carpet, far more than I need for the job. One of the off-cuts is small room size  10' x 10+' -  box room or child's bedroom. It's a kind of silvery - green colour.  It's such good quality ... [ more ]

Tree surgeon

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Carpet fitter required

P P
in Broke Hall
Hi Are there any carpet fitters on SL? I have a stair carpet to lay. Nothing complicated at all. One small turn at the bottom of the stairs.
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Kyle S
I'd highly recommend Suffolk Carpet Weavers in Martlesham. Used them for most of our house over the last couple of years.

Parking at Interchange Park Copdock

Mandy M
in Rushmere St Andrew
Did you know that if you stay for more than two hours at Interchange Park (Currys/B&Ms/Pizza Hut) you will receive a fine of £90. Well I do now. Took my elderly Mum for a look around and Pizza lunch 😡
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P P
I don't think it's the case here but it's worth mentioning that a lot of these parking bandits are illegal and many have lost their licenses but continue to operate. Even their signs are illegal. They have no power to "fine" you. They can levy a ... [ more ]

What's happening near Stoke Bridge?

Graham C
in Gainsborough
Anyone know what's happening in the closed car park at the Stoke Bridge end of the Waterfront? The site has been sold and now they're digging big holes! I must have missed a notice somewhere... hope it's something exciting 😉
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Ipswich Ltd
Archaeological. It is a requirement before they can build on the land. A lot was found rather close many years back including when they did the Star Lane gyratory.

Illegal Parking in Arras Sqaure

Martin C
in Priory Heath
Everytime I walk through St Stephens Lane/Arras Square now there seem to be more and more cars parked there. Its got a lot worse since BHS closed.  I assume they are all parked illegally but why is no one enforcing the restriction here? And if there ... [ more ]
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Optimist!
Hummm. Something is not right here. SCC say the restrictions can be legally enforced from the 3rd, and IBC are isduing tickets on the 2nd! Maybe just a dry run.... :-)

Bell drip and re-render

Emma E in California
I am looking to get a bell drip put in along the side of my house and also for it to be re-rendered. I think a french drain also needs to be put alongside the wall with the bell drip. Any recommendations for who could do this please? Also looking to ... [ more ]

Also Sunken Drains

Alan H
in Broke Hall
There also is a massive Sunken Drain on the Main Road at the entrance to Maidstone Road this has been here for god knows how long and is a disgrace. Luckily enough Ive only driven in it once because I know its there but someone will lose their ... [ more ]
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Rushmere Handyman
Too many cars is the problem in the UK. There is now no solution imho. I do not ever got into Ipswich now . I have a Coes Account and pay into it monthly , i have not been there for 3.5 years and that is an easy shop to get to and park. I will go ... [ more ]
Graham F
Last summer I noticed new motorways being carved through rock and into new tunnels whilst travelling from Bilbao airport to San Sebastian. I wondered then what do we get. All that happens in the UK is recommendations and endless enquiries, elsewhere ... [ more ]

Bulk bag.

Mark O in Priory Heath
Hi all streetlifers hope all is well are any of you or knows someone who is having building work done if you or they have any bulk bags that you or anyone wanna get rid of please can you let me know please. Thanks

Engineer needed to cut bolts

Kelvin L
in Ipswich Town Centre
I need an engineer who can professionally cut down 8 x 20mm x 8mm Bolts by about 10mm. At the moment, they are protruding up through my arm rests and are most uncomfortable. Alternatively, somewhere where they have a large selection of set screws ... [ more ]
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hard core/concrete

Man (or Woman!) With A Van needed

P P
in Broke Hall
Does anyone know of someone with access to a van in the Ipswich area, please? It's not a huge job and no lifting required (we can do that part!). I've been given several off-cuts of new carpet to re-cover our stairs and spare room but we've only a ... [ more ]
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Smart Meters

Mandy M
in Rushmere St Andrew
Just a warning when you have a smart meter fitted in your home, don't choose a Friday, the engineer arrived at 15:20, checked all my gas appliances first. Fitted the smart meters and then at 18:10 told me he had capped my gas due to a suspect mark on ... [ more ]
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Fulcrum
One of the benefits of a smart meter is that you can see what energy and cost of that that energy you are using right now, real time. So what I hear you say, why do I need to know that. Well if you are a family who leaves several appliances like TVs ... [ more ]
Jan D
Martin C Not particularly clever, Martin, I just check my meter every so often to check how much I've used in case it's changed a lot, for some reason. To be honest, I don't use much! I switch most things off rather than leaving on standby. I pay the ... [ more ]

Rogue fish sellers

Lesley F
in Gainsborough
I had an alert from Suffolk Police to warn of rogue fish sellers in the area and to report any information to Suffolk Trading Standards via a national phone number run by Citizens Advice. (Suffolk TS seemed far removed from this reporting process. ... [ more ]
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Sara J
There is Fishmonger who I've seen regularly on Broke Hall in a small white van. I don't think he cold calls though, he seems to have his regulars.

New year, new hobby!

Joanne Rolph BA(Hons), LTCL, ALCM, PGCE, FISM
in Joanne Rolph BA(Hons), LTCL, ALCM, PGCE, FISM
Piano, flute,clarinet,saxophone and music theory lessons available. Over 20 years experience and DBS enhanced check. Weekday evenings, Saturday mornings and some daytime spaces available.  Gift vouchers available. Please contact me for details.
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Elaine C
Hi Jo My daughter, when young, started with recorder lessons and then progressed to the flute etc.  She would like her six year old son to follow a similar path but is struggling to find any local teachers.  Do you teach the recorder by any chance ... [ more ]

Anyone lost a zebra finch?

Fiona M in California
My neighbour found a white zebra finch in her porch at the weekend and I've now taken it in as I have a spare Bird cage. Is anyone missing him from their aviary? Found Spring road area.