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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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Joanna A
If that's what they are for it's a sad indictment of Ipswich that it needs all these extra people to deal with the shoplifting. Obvously I knew they were nothing to do with tourism because of the stab vests, not exactly the sort of outfit for a ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
I quite agree. The difference is (quite significantly) under international law the state has various duties and responsibilities (United Nations etc.) - private businesses do not. All they have to do is administer their business compliant of the law ... [ more ]

Neighbourhood watch

The suffolk retail park

Jack D in California
When oh when is the joke of sorting out management of traffic coming out of this retail park going to be sorted. Its got to be the worst ever.
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Lesley S
Having been 'trapped' in there one Sunday, when we resorted to go back inside for lunch, Iv decided never to visit again on a Sat/Sun, complete nightmare!!! In fact last time I visited I walked, took a while, but not so frustrating & a bit of ... [ more ]
Elaine C
I realise that some people are restricted to the weekend but I visited the retail park last Wednesday morning and there was no problem in exiting whatsoever. 

thrasher roundabout nacton road, rabbits

Pat C in Racecourse
what has happened to the rabbits that used to live on the roundabout? i haven't seen one for a good couple of weeks now. i can only guess that they have been gassed as they all disappeared at the same time. anyone any ideas ?
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Stair gate and extra large dog crate

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Street Lights - Are the low energy bulbs as bright as they used to be?

Martin O in Ipswich Town Centre
I regularly travel from the town center to the East of Ipswich by motorbike and have been struck by how poor the visibility is in some areas. Anyone who travels around Ipswich during the home commute will know that no-one gets to travel at the ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Ipswich Ltd, Our Passenger Transport Team have provided the following information: "The screens vary but are all between 190 and 260W power consumption. It is not possible to have the screens power down overnight as someone would have to ... [ more ]


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Peter C
Hi. I am happy to give you a quote. Please call me on 07527855770 to arrange date and time. You can also visit my FB page on

central heating engineer

Lyn D in Gainsborough
Can anybody recommend a good engineer who will install oil central heating in Chelmondiston. Thanks
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Tony T
Hi Lyn, just spotted your message, Kingsley's Plumbing and Heating Services will give you a free quote. Chelmo born and reliable on 077823446339.

Burglary Felixstowe Road

Rose A in California
Someone broke into our garage and stole a load of power tools. Keep an ear and eye out gentle people, it's that time if the year again. Please make sure you lock up tight and stay safe.
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Ipswich Ltd
The only thing you can do is take the law into your own hands and either be sued or jailed for doing so. I don't recommend it. There is very little you can do when the police isn't supportive or proactive. The police know who these people are 9 times ... [ more ]
Rose A
Yep we are getting cctv should be in tomorrow and locks been done too. Just unfair that one has to spend so much money because of selfish people.

Broke Hall Carols on the Green

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Opposite the shops on Penshurst Rd
Marilyn C in Kesgrave
Join us on the Green for a traditional but family-friendly Carol Service. Music by The Hospital Band ensemble. Songs by St Augustines puppets. Traditional Carols and Readings will tell the Christmas story. Refreshments to follow with presents for ... [ more ]

Personalised sweet cones for parties and events

Love is sweet in Love is sweet
Personalised sweet cones, £1 each. These are becoming very popular at parties and are replacing the old "party bags". Free delivery with orders of £10 or more. Pop over to my Facebook page and see my other sweet gifts and sweet trees. Sweet ... [ more ]

Gifts for stocking fillers

Joanne Rolph Creations in Joanne Rolph Creations
Personalised bag charms £1.99 + 1.00 P&P.  Any name available. Choice of colour for pony beads. Collection by arrangement only.  Please note that due to the small parts, these are not suitable for small children. 
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Suffolk Soul Singers' Christmas Concert

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St Peters by the Waterfront
Graham C in Gainsborough
Soul and gospel - and some seasonal favourites - with jazz stylings from our community choir and childrens' choir. Tickets only £10 from the venue or from Suffolk Soul Singers. Afternoon event!


Joan V in Ipswich Town Centre
I have  7 (plus 1 chipped ) Ceramic Tiles  40cmX25cmX8.5cm. If anyone would like them  them please send me a PM

Golf hotel

Fulcrum in California
Anyone know what's happening with the Golf hotel? Many rumours ranging from a refurb to its up for sale.
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Graham F
I was told by a member of staff that a refurb and going a bit more up market with the menu. Greene King took over the group to which the Golf belonged. Simple as that, what a pity we don't get positive news broadcast in advance instead of fearing it ... [ more ]

The Greatest Gift of All - The Story of Christmas in words and music

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St Mary at Stoke Church, Stoke Street, Ipswich IP2 8DA
Beryl M in Bucklesham
Free entry - Donations for St Mary at Stoke Fabric Fund. Mulled Wine and Mince pies at the end of the performance. Suitable for 8year olds and over. Car Parks nearby in Burrell Road and the Waterfront.

TV Aerial cable

gms in Stoke
Hi, need a new cable from the aeriel into a room where there hasn't been one before. The aeriel itself is okay, any ideas who would do that please?
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Metro free Newspaper

Peter M in California
Aside from the train station and the buses, does anyone else know of anywhere else in Ipswich the Metro can be picked up?
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Andy B
As Jeremy C says, outside outpatients and also outside south wards entrance, I get one daily as its a decent free read.
Ruth L
I agree with Andy B, in fact I pick up spare copies each day as my workplace has quite a few regular readers...

Ipads versus laptops

Lol in Rushmere St Andrew
Looking for recommendations/advice as laptop needs replacing and before I buy would appreciate anyones experience of either please. Thanks in advance 😃
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I too would recommend a tablet, unless you are a heavy business type user. I have an iPad and never have a reason to use my laptop. It is redundant. As previously mentioned even Microsoft Office 365 can be installed on a tablet and printing can be ... [ more ]

Badminton at Kesgrave

Rosalyn S in Gainsborough
Hi, does anyone know whether the 11am to 1pm badminton sessions on a Monday and Friday still happen at Kesgrave Sports Centre please?
Cheryl H
I am pleased to advise that the Monday and Friday morning term time badminton sessions between 11am and 1pm do still take place.  The final session before Christmas will be on Friday 16th December 2016, and sessions will resume on Tuesday 3rd January ... [ more ]

Can you recommend a sewing machine?

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Shirley M
I would also recommend Janome.  Mine was bought from Franklins, several years ago and they matched the price I could buy on-line.  They will also give you lessons on how to use your machine, if necessary.
Neal S
My mum has just given my daughter this janome and has bought another janome. She loves this make of sewing machine.


Michael L in Whitton
it was great to read such positive comments about changes in Ipswich reported in the free edition of the Evening Star yesterday. It was also good to see yet another new shop in the centre of town and we had an excellent meal in Wagamuma last night, ... [ more ]
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Jeremy C
There was talk of a phase 3 to the road changes from last year with a slip road from Havens to A14 avoiding the roundabouts but this sensible idea has not been done.
Ipswich Ltd
Having an office in West Road I know too well the difficulties you are facing Nigel. A major advantage of being your own boss is being able to be flexible with your working hours - and I think an increasing number of businesses are doing this for ... [ more ]

Energy Suppliers

Jo R in Rushmere Street
Has anyone had any experience of dealing with the company iSupplyEnergy? I have signed up through uSwitch today, attracted by the low prices, but have now read many bad reviews about them. That said, I've also read some positive ones. Now wondering if ... [ more ]
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Graham F
Further to my previous, Scottish power gave me a fixed price until 2018 at £45 per month less than I was paying EDF. Since my last comment Sottish Power asked me for a 3 month meter readings, I was £61 IN CREDIT yet they wanted to increase my payments ... [ more ]

Flea Market 4 December

Joan V in Ipswich Town Centre
Flea Market on Sunday, 4 December at Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge (behind the Swimming Pool).   Charity event in aid of Action Medical Research.  Bargains and unusual items, clothes, books, jewellery, etc.  Refreshments ... [ more ]

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (8 December)

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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 ]