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Jenny T to Racecourse and 9 more areas

Wheelie bins

I think Im losing my marbles. I am sure I had notification from the council to say they would be emptying brown and black bins on the same day. Guess what black bin emptied but not the brown one . Should have been done Thursday Nacton road area. Anyone ... more »
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Yes, there do seem to be problems. In our area blue goes out by itself. This week it was black and brown, but I also phoned the council at 4.55pm to say the one bin hadn't been emptied. I was told to leave it out till the following day and phone again if ... more »
Jan B
Hi They did come round for the brown bins but it was quite early around 6.30am.
Sarah C to Rose Hill and 9 more areas

Relocating loneliness

I am shortly relocating to Walton on the Naze due to a bereavement. I just can't stay here in Suffolk,  it's too painful and I'm not coping very well. Although the area I'm moving to seems nice and peaceful I wondered if anyone knows if there is a ... more »
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Sarah C
Thank you Claire, I did that but it's just CVS on there. Maybe some interesting articles but there's only one lady who wrote a reply to just one CVS.......Maybe I will find another way to "meet" people on-line. Ipswich is really lucky!!
If you can't find a Streetlife, how about searching Facebook for a group, or even a general Google search?
Lattice B to California and 6 more areas

Charity Bingo night

charity bingo night at the lattice barn in aid of Papworth Hospital come along and have some fun while supporting a great cause

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the lattice barn

May 12
Lesley F
My neice has found this little terrier type dog in Robeck Road. If you know who it might belong to, please call her on 07977 455651.
Lesley F
The dog has now been claimed so no further action needed.
Diana L to California and 9 more areas

Window Cleaners

Hello all, I need a recommendation. We live in a flat on a 2nd floor and need our windows cleaned from the outside. Could any of you recommend a good, reliable and not too pricey company that does it? Do any of you have experience with the service? Any ... more »
John W
we had an awkward conservatory cleaned by Ricks Rise and Shine, 01473 570209, did a thorough job, in fact I gave them a bit more money as it was so awkward and took them longer than they thought, trouble is the Sahara sand arrived about a week later and ... more »
Debi K
I find HighTop to be very helpful and reasonably priced :)
Theresa S to California and 9 more areas

Home help/ cleaner etched

Hello everyone This is my first post here. Please can I just advise anyone needing home help or a cleaner in their home, to always request a crb (DBS ) check. I run my own cleaning company withy husband and daughters, I'm not promoting my business. But I ... more »
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Deejay tony W
As a Mobile DJ & Radio Presenter I also have a CRB (incase of any childrens parties) plus Public Liability of £5 million.  It's not that costs, I think about £11.00 per month.
Andy B
Thankyou for the information guys, Any particular companies better for public liability Insurance?. I have an enhanced Crb for my daily job so not sure if I'd need to do another one. I think I'll have to start up a new thread/posting on here as I didn't ... more »
Claire L to Chantry and 9 more areas

Information on medical data

If you are as concerned as I am about your medical data, then now is the time to see your GP ( an extract from weblink as shown) All and any medical data held in your local Ipswich Drs office will be used by non medical departments and unless you opt ... more »
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Jean L
Claire L , thank you for bringing this to my attention, I had not a clue about it. I am going to opt out, as I have no doubt that whatever this is all about, it will be the normal sham that it is when involving large organisations such as the NHS or ... more »
Claire L
Jean L  you make some valid points concerning all things that come under that much used  throwaway excuse as you quoted "we will learn from these mistakes" and also their never ending attempts to make it sound like its the fault of anyone else but ... more »
Jenny H to Ipswich and 5 more areas

bed & breakfast

does anyone know of a cheap b&b in ipswich. i've googled and the cheapest one is around £40... does anyone know of one that is cheaper than that say around £20 for one night?
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Victoria L
You could try looking on  Its not bed and breakfast (although some maybe), but it would be a cheap room if that's what you are looking for.
Jenny H
Thanks guys thats really helpful xx much appreciated xx
Keith H to Priory Heath and 9 more areas

Bond street.

Well i see they been digging Bond street up yet again.all the time we had that road up cant believe they at it again.I got stuck there yesterday took ages just to get on to Bond street as nobody would leave a gap to get out at the lights.there were ... more »
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Colin C
Same old story, just one lane in use, cought me out too last week, everywhere the situation gets worse, coming home from Lowestoft this morning 40 miles took an hour and a half, the Blythboro, flood work is on for 4 months, horrendous delays just ... more »
Ruth L
OK I've found it-waterboard, due to finish Thursday. Don't forget Northgate st is also shut by the gas board today, hopefully back to normal soon...
Liz H to California and 9 more areas

The BLISS Ipswich Buggy Push

Hi there I just wanted to let you know about the very first ever Ipswich BLISS (Babies born to small, too sick, too soon) Sponsored 5km Buggy Push in Christchurch Park at 11am on Friday 9th May 2014 (meeting in front of the mansion). We will be having a ... more »

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Christchurch Park

May 11
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Marilyn C to Broke Hall and 9 more areas

Broke Hall Garage Sales

Broke Hall Garage Sale Trail. Saturday May 17th from 10 -2 is the 3rd annual sale trail on our estate. We already have 37 people booked and there will be loads more signing up over the next few weeks. Last year we had over 200 sales. If you live on ... more »

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Broke Hall Estate

May 17
Peter P
Will there be any toilets any where this year?  we found this a problem last year.
Marilyn C
Afraid not. I don't really see how we could do that as it is just a private estate with no community facilities. The only place nearby with toilets would be the Golf up Foxhall Rd.
Shaun N to California and 9 more areas

Allotments ePetition

Hello Anyone who has an interest in allotments or a desire to not see this important resource possibly ruined for good might be interested in taking a moment to consider this recent ePetition: Thanks ... more »
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Emma R
We have vacant plots at the Norwich Rd Allotments situated at the end of Broadway Lane off Norwich Rd if anyone is interested. We would love to see all the plots being used so if you are interested please get in contact with me 01473 221011
Tony R inactive to Broke Hall and 9 more areas

Speed limits - Bixley Road and Heath Road

I sent this email to a local Councillor over a year ago - he promised to look into it and reply........I reminded him last July but still no response. I wonder what other people think?? Dear Alan  Thank you for your “in touch” newsletter, it is good to ... more »
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Richard G
Sometimes this forum shows how little some people know about a subject .
Ian W
Ron- haven't we had this chat before? I'm still interested in the reports that support your facts, genuinely can you reference them? (popular press doesn't count). Mark- from the perspective of someone sat behind the windscreen of a car you may be ... more »
Jo G to California and 9 more areas

Suffolk Police Control Room

Have just received this latest news......... Thank you for taking the time to show your support for the campaign to keep the Suffolk police control room in Suffolk. Because of our campaign Tim Passmore, the Suffolk PCC, has already agreed to a public ... more »
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Kesgrave cameras .
I spent fourteen years of my life working as a dispatcher/controller/call taker in Suffolk Police Control Room before coming out on a health pension a few years ago. Whilst there I saw many changes, all of which were for the benefit of the accountants, ... more »
Jo G
I so agree with you Kesgrave Cameras, it is my fear that we will get a much poorer service from Norfolk, it's rediculous we can only stop by it making our voices heard. God bless Gordon Roberts a man with wonderful common sense of knowing that local ... more »
Carol R to Broke Hall and 9 more areas

Parking for 'Race for life'

I am hoping with a few friends to do the 'Race for Life' at Chantry Park  on the 15th June, does anyone have friends or relatives who live near the park and would be happy for me to park my car for a couple of hours outside their home or in their ... more »
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Gerald W to Broke Hall and 9 more areas


I'm involved in the Bucklesham Players we do pantomime and summer shows if anyone wants to join in or come to our show ,give me a shout
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Claire B
hiya... I've been involved in am dram for many years but am yet to join a group here. I'm interested in perhaps joining you... please can I have more details? Thanks :-)
Gerald W
What we also can do with is help in painting the back cloth so any budding artist now is your chance to let your  creative efforts to be seen....Gerald
Sara W to Chantry and 9 more areas

The Dame Vera Lynn Trust 40/80 Cycle Ride & music event 8th June 2014

We have a charity cycle ride and music event on Sunday 8th June 2014 which we would love people to take part in:- Challenge yourself this year by taking part in our cycle ride on Sunday 8th June.  There is a 40 mile route and 80 mile route at the event ... more »

Ipswich YM Rugby Club, Rushmere, Ipswich

Jun 08
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Jo G
Sounds a lovely idea for everyone to enjoy and it's really local for me, we will be there and I hope some of the men at least will do the bike ride. Hope you get lots of support.
Sara W
Thank you so much, that is very kind of you.
PinkSky C to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Cycle Training for Women

Only three more places left on the course starting in Ravenswood on 29th April.  We provide bikes and equipment.  Learn to ride a bike or increase your confidence.   To find out more visit
I'm with Pink Sky Cycling
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PinkSky C
Thanks Tony, will do that. Sue
I'm with Pink Sky Cycling
PinkSky C
I have dropped off the fliers.  Thank you. Sue
I'm with Pink Sky Cycling
John B to Ipswich and 5 more areas


Hello, I joined a little while back, but I've only just got around to sending out my first shout. :-)
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Kevin F
Hello John B I am new on here too. Hopefully we can find some things to chat about to help our community.
John B
That's the community spirit Kevin, and from one newbie to another, may I say its nice to see you on board.