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Self service jet car wash

Brian H in Stoke Park
Does anybody know if there is another garage in Ipswich that has the self service jet wash machines for cars? The two machines at the Asda petrol station on Bury Road have not been working for several weeks and I can't find out if/when they will be ... [ more ]
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Cylinder electric mower wanted

Sue T in Castle Hill
Has anyone got a fairly new cylinder electric mower if so please contact Sue on 07429871191

Beginners Yoga

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Barbara C
Sidegate Lane community centre. Monday and Thursday mornings 10am for an hour. Great class, all abilities. More info on the centre's website.
Richard B
Sarah Moss does an excellent beginners class that I go to on Fridays 12.00 - 1pm at Alan Road Methodist Church, price £5.. When you turn up you will need to fill out a short form so arrive a little earlier the first time. I think all her other classes ... [ more ]


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Clothes sale

Emmaus Ipswich
Emmaus I in Castle Hill
Two days only Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st August All Clothes £1.00 each! (Sold as seen, non returnable, bags and shoes excluded) Bring your friends and empty bags!
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Continuation NBP

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Streetlife have closed our NBP debate down which is their policy to do so after six mouths-- and I think we ought to thank Streetlife for allowing us to run for that length of time-- should we keep this continuation going at least until we get the ... [ more ]
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I did get a reply from the Ipswich Star from Terry Hunt and I must say two quick acknowledgments in double quick time-- I can not forward his emails on I must respect their charter-- in his last email he did say and I quote-- Rest assured the NBP- and ... [ more ]

Tooks old Bakery site

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Came past there this morning digger on site grubbing the concrete slabs-- is this just a site clearance or have they started getting ready to build? anyone know whats going on-- any planning permission been applied for?-- very interesting--
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Marie S
It will be great to see some affordable housing on the site, and I think the old B&Q place should be turned into a lovely leisure centre, or perhaps a holiday inn, this end of town could use either, and it would provide some great job ... [ more ]
Susan H
We just seem to see everything closing down this side of town. But I agree, I'd like to see council housing, I think there is a desperate need for it.

ipswich star

Roz B in Claydon
The ipswich star has gone to 75pence now it a lot of money now it is much in 
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Jackie T
I think the star and eadt should just merge. The news is the same in both. Thwy could have upto 4 pages dedicated to Ipswich news. The reporting in the star leaves a lot to be desired at times. As for the Pig Trail, whoever thought of it, well done. ... [ more ]

Carpenter required

Jessica H in Castle Hill
Hi, We are looking for a carpenter to fit our worktops and upstand (although upstand will not be here for two weeks, but worktop is ready to go in asap). The worktop is 12.5mm laminate and is a fairly new product on the market. We are struggling to ... [ more ]

Gardener recommendation

A G in Ipswich Town Centre
Hello We need a gardener please who can also take away all the rubbish as well in relation to clearing a garden? We wouldn't need any landscaping etc it would be to clear an overgrown garden to a manageable level. Anyone have anyone they can ... [ more ]
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Darren G
Hi, I have a small garden maintanace buisness that i have just set up. I have full public liabilty insurance. £10 per hour. My contact number is 07889180888. Kind regards Darren

Electric Bicycles

Robert R in White House
Can anyone recommend an electric bike or a shop which sells them. I've been to Halfords and was astonished that they don't stock them or seem to have any interest in them. I can find manufacturers and dealers on line of course but as the bikes cost ... [ more ]
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Mass R
Good luck with the search Robert. What I particularly like about Moons cycles is that they are an old style retailer who are very supportive of the community and the advice and service is second to none I have dealt with. As far as I'm concerned that ... [ more ]
Alan P
I suspect that some of the people who want to buy everything on-line, are the same people that complain about the demise of Ipswich shopping centre. Whilst on-line may well be cheaper, (although not always) the after sales service is usually zero. ... [ more ]

Cat Found Dead

Sarah L in Ipswich Town Centre
Just removed a Cat from the road which had been hit by a car. Knocked on a few doors and unfortunately nobody knows who's it is. A kind gentleman has put it in a box in his Garden and is taking it to the vets in the morning. Found at Powling Road, ... [ more ]
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Sarah L
Maybe it's worth ringing Felixstowe Road vets. I would be surprised if it was your cat being that far away but it's worth a try. Hope you find out where yours is!

New car park in Elm Street

Jean M in Ipswich Town Centre
The new car park in Elm Street is fantastic, 60p an hour and close to the town centre. Well done Ipswich Borough Council. BUT - a glaring mistake, there is no indication that the exit is the same as the entrance! You enter and exit the car park at ... [ more ]
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Jeremy C
I don't think IBC existed when NCP got some of the land. Also Cox lane area was where NCP were going to develop the Mint Quarter shopping centre back in the late Eighties. NCP bought up a lot of shops and land for that and area now trying to sell it ... [ more ]
Joanna A
@Watchfull SCC are in control of highways not IBC. You can blame all the traffic lights on them. Of course neither IBC or the Star have spoken out about what a sham has resulted but that's another matter. NCP are part of a larger group which includes ... [ more ]

Another New Beginners Tai Chi Class!

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
It's a busy time for Suffolk Tai Chi Academy.   A new Beginners Class starts in Ipswich. Tuesday13th September 2016, 2:00-3:30pm. Location the Dove St Inn on Grimwade St and Dove St. IP4 2LA. £2.00 per class. Your instructor will be our newest ... [ more ]
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Eddie M
I shall be instructing you for the first 17 moves of the 108, hopefully you will want to go on to a continuing class where you learn the rest of the moves. It should be fun as well as instructive, (otherwise I'll be doing it wrong!) Apart from all ... [ more ]

Turtle in Christchurch Park

Tom T in Westerfield
Amazing what you find in this beautiful park. Attached photograph taken on Tuesday this week.
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Mark N
They've been there a long time so I imagine so.
Tom T
Thanks for your comments. I spoke to the information centre at Christchurch Park who said there are two turtles in the pond. They seem to be thriving. Before Tuesday I had no idea they were there and feel very lucky t have captured them on camera.

Pop up picture sale today - Thursday 25th August

Emmaus I in Castle Hill
The heat has got to us and we've decided to have an impromptu picture and frame sale here at The Dales. Most large pictures are £1, medium 2 for £1 and small 3 for £1, some amazing bargains to be had.  We're open until 5 today.
Ray L
Sorry, but I only received this message this morning (Fri) - please post a few days before your event if you want to get people on streetlife to come!
Emmaus I
Hi Ray, this was a spur of the moment thing as the post says & we thought we may catch some people. Sorry you missed it.

Lost Black Cat

Lesley S in Stoke Park
Has anyone seen Sammy in the Berners Street/St George's Street area?  He's all black, not very bright, but very affectionate in a "formulaic" way when hungry.  By that I mean he doesn't actually love you, but he's heard that if he rubs round you a lot ... [ more ]
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Sally H
My friend has lost her little black cat. Went missing sat 13th august, from chatsworth close stoke park. Desperate to find her.
Lisa L
This cat isn't very little ....but have a look at the photo to check. Think I've see your friend's posters. .... hope she finds her soon.

FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation Free Open Taster Session

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La Tour Cycle Cafe, Tower House, 17 Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Timothy Yau in Whitton
Contemplative Meditation FREE Open Taster Session Exhausted? Overloaded? Stressed? Stop, be still, and learn to be present in the moment. If you're in or around Ipswich and you know someone who might be into trying something new, bring them along ... [ more ]

Buying a new small hatchback

Lewis L in Ipswich Town Centre
I am considering buying a new small car such as a Ford Fiesta or Suzuki Swift and would like to identify dealers who are polite and helpful and treat their customers with courtesy and respect.  Have any of you had really good or really bad experiences ... [ more ]
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Jean M
We have a Suzki Splash, great little car, loads of room. Bought from John Banks. Helpful, friendly and not at all pushy.
Jean M I have come to one conclusion when buying a car and that is-- if one is happy with the car that one has bought that is all that matters-- I have had the same car for seven years never been any trouble-- passed all its MOTs-- only replacements ... [ more ]

Security System

Watchfull in Castle Hill
My old security cam has gone kerput its the old VHF system-- can any one help me to obtain new HD system working on harddrive-- get the parts/ etc and instal for me-- I will willing pay for parts in advance and come to an agreement for who ever do the ... [ more ]

Charity car wash

Emmaus I in Castle Hill
Hello!  Come and get your car cleaned today for a great cause. We have a charity car wash in our car park at The Dales - £4 for the exterior and £7 for the exterior and interior. Have a browse in the shop while your car is being made beautiful :-)
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Mass R
Yes I visit the shop at least once a week often with my grandchildren who think it's great to get recycled toys and books with their pocket money as well as learning about how you help others who are less fortunate.
Emmaus I
Awww, that's lovely to hear Mass R, we're really grateful to all our customers & the those that have donated goods. We've had a warm welcome from the local community.


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Gary B
Earning a little extra doing a few hours a week as a gardener is probably ok at £10 per hour. If looking to become a full time self employed gardener then I see a number of issues with that rate. I am not in that trade but Joanna A is right about the ... [ more ]


David R in Westbourne
In garden this morning probably brought in by a Fox, a stuffed toy could be an 'angry bird' if you are missing this get in touch.

Surbiton Road Post Office

Mass R in Castle Hill
Anyone heard why the post office on the corner of Surbiton Road and Bramford Lane is closed.  It was closed yesterday and still not open today.  No notice on door telling customers the reason or if and when it is likely to reopen.
Mrs B
Apparently it is closed as it is changing hands. I asked in the coop yesterday. No idea when it's reopening.

Claydon A14 roundabout 22-24 August

John T in Castle Hill
Good to see that the road closure will not be there at rush hour, but will affect 89 89A bus route. see and bus changes