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Continuation NBP part 3

in Castle Hill
Streetlife closed our debate down --Northern Bypass for Ipswich which had around about 650 hits plus -- our second heading -- Continuation NBP is about to be shut down also with about 370 hits -- we are now awaiting the out come of talks this spring ... [ more ]
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I emailed Mark Ling and within 10mins received a phone call -- I contacted Mark because I found out he has his own website and is in favour of a NBP and has been for along time -- he told me a lot in confidence which would be wrong of me to pass on ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
I am not sure how they assemble their cabinet - does anyone know? Is it simply a case of handing out sweets to people of their liking? This goes to show how much of a shambles the operation is... a leader plus 8 cabinet members... Suffolk population ... [ more ]

friends needed

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Chicken for free

Geoffrey R in Castle Hill
A healthy chicken free to a good home after its companion died recently leaving it on its own. It lays beautiful eggs, but due to changed circumstances no time to look after it.
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Geoffrey R
That's great Liz, your friend sounds like the ideal person to give our chicken a good home. Just give me a ring on 01473 401613 to arrange a good time to pick up. Geoff

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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Julia G
Hi Jo Thanks so much for your quick reply and help. I've passed this on so hopefully it will work out well. All the best! Julia

Fence Panels x 2 Fence and Fence Post x 1 to Provide & Fit them

Janet A
in Common, The
Hi can anyone recommend a carpenter/gardener/handy man that can provide 2 x 6' tall regular fence panels and fence 1 post & fit them in the Ipswich area.
James A
Janet, Try John Blair of JB Turf & Landscapes on 01473 890740. He has supplied and fitted fencing for us on two occasions and both times his prices were very reasonable and the work was completed quickly and to a very good standard. John works ... [ more ]
John of JB has done quite a bit of work for us in the last few years and I can completely endorse what James A has said. I would never use anyone else.

Watch Battery Replacement

Lewis L
in Ipswich Town Centre
I have two watches that need new batteries.   I know about Timpsons and Debenhams and have seen market traders who offer the service.  Have any of you had good or bad experiences in Ipswich town centre?  Any recommendations?
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Amy B
I got several quotes that went from £80 down to £47 then £40 apparently it was more as it was a swiss time piece i knew that a battery was just a battery & finally settled on christopher boreham jewellers a couple of doors up from the sainsburys ... [ more ]
Heather R
I always use the market watch stall - would not know where else to go.  He gives service with a smile and I don't think you can beat £2.50 per battery.

Northern Bypass Routes

Susan H
in Castle Hill
Well, I've just been looking at the proposed Northern Bypass Routes announced today and despite the fact they say they've used a 'broad brush' to avoid blighting any properties, I think it is pretty obvious it's not possible to take another road off ... [ more ]
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Stuart F
Susan H; I too winched when I read the comment that you have no idea about shunting kids around! I thought respecting each others opinions was the cornerstone of Streetlife; obviously not, as there are two or three regular contributors who think they ... [ more ]
Susan H
I am always rather amused by the 'Debate' on this site about an NBP which is in fact a campaign by a few vocal people, who happen to find the large amount of traffic using Valley Road inconvenient and just want roads built, which they hope will take ... [ more ]

New Beginner Tai Chi Class

Witnesham Village Hall
Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
A new Beginners Class starts in Witnesham on Thursday 2nd February 2017 5.45pm. At Witnesham Village Hall, Church Lane, Witnesham. IP69JD £5 per class. Your instructor will be Marc Levy. Tai Chi is suitable for all adults. We welcome new beginners ... [ more ]
Hi, Can I join these classes at any time? Through work commitments I wouldn't be able to attend any session until March. I've viewed your website, seen other classes and locations, the same applies but some beginners classes and their time and ... [ more ]
The classes always welcome beginners. Anyone is free to learn by following any of our classes. We are all very generous to beginners and accepting of their limitations. Hope to see you soon.

Reminder-NW Ipswich Area Committee Community Meeting tonight!

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Have you something you would like to raise with Council. Police or us? Here is another chance. Its the IBC Area Committee Community meeting tonight at 7pm. Come along, you're likely to see others that you know! It's being held at the Suffolk Deaf ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Museum now open on Sundays

Mass R
in Castle Hill
Great news if you are looking for somewhere for your family to go on Sundays, Ipswich museum is now open between the hours of 11am and 5pm. Could never understand why this valuable free resource was closed on Sundays. Particularly useful venue in ... [ more ]
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Mass R
When you see the fantastic success of the annual heritage buildings open days, not only drawing in local residents but visitors from far and wide, museums have a big part to play in tourism and the local economy. We all seek out these attractions ... [ more ]
Peter B
Thank You for the info Mass R Been out today with my little one and she had fantastic time. Great idea to have the museum open over the weekend even it it would have to be closed during two week days.

Recommendations for reasonably priced vehicle bodywork repairers please

Carol C
in Sproughton
Can anyone recommend any bodywork repairers that would be able to do some cosmetic repairs on an van conversion type motorhome please?  It is an older vehicle in good tidy condition but now needs new sills plus patch repairs where some rust is ... [ more ]
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Carol C
Many thanks for the recommendations.  I have spoken to BM Car Body Centre and will follow up next week.
Tony H
Good for you. Let us know how you get on. We rarely get a follow up to this sort of request for a recommendation.

Broomhill park

Steffan J
in Castle Hill
Hello Whilst walking my dog through broomhill park this morning one of my lady friends called me over and I went to what she wanted then she pointed down the path almost near valley road steps is someone has pitched a tent up and was told off an ... [ more ]
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Mass R
Yes I am sure ISCRE would want to know but as it's IBC land and they have contacts in the relevant organisations they would be my first point of contact. Not everyone carries the address of the homeless unit or a flask of tea when walking their dog. ... [ more ]
Joanna A
Eastern European isn't even a race. Although it does seem to be used as a blanket term in certain sections of the media to encompass a stereotyped group of people.

Can you help a local charity?

Frances A in Castle Hill
Suffolk Family Carers is based in Old Ipswich road, Claydon on Hill View Business Park. We provide information, advice, guidance and support for anyone who is caring for a friend, family member or neighbour. The person that they are caring for may be ... [ more ]

New Year's Resolution- Join Rushmere Creative Writers

Rushmere Creative Writers
in Rushmere Creative Writers
Hi, we're a friendly group who enjoy writing and we're looking for new members to swell our numbers. Enjoyed writing at school? Always thought you've got a novel inside you that just needs coaxing out? Why not give us a try? We meet on Wednesday ... [ more ]
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Lynn L
Hi Sandie, I'd love to give it a try but I'm about to go away for a few days, could I start on 25th when I'm back?
Pat C
Hi Pauline it's a really friendly group & I'm an OAP also. It's a small group & we give each other helpful feedback on our efforts. Hope to see you

Wasps nest

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Martin B
hi, we can highly recommend Richard at east anglia pest control. We have used him a  couple of times  and recommended him to our neighbour, who was also very pleased with the service. The wasps nest was 100% removed and he guarantees his work. 01473 ... [ more ]
Mass R
There is really no need to go to the expense of hiring anyone if you are physically able to do it yourself. If it was an active nest it's a different story but wasps die off in late autumn.

Lost cat in Dales View Road area

Stefan W in Castle Hill
New to area and does not usually stray far. Did not come home this afternoon. We back onto the nature reserve.
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Stefan W
Thanks Pat. The Chesterfield Drive cat isn't Trevor, I'm afraid, but there were distinct similarities. We check up on every lead we get, so thanks once again.


Barbara in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone know a plumber who is willing to take on a small job please? I just need a new kitchen sink fitted. With thanks - Barbara
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Non francise Volvo garage

Ian W
in Racecourse
Hi  I have recently bought a Volvo and wondered if anyone could recommend a non-francise garage which specialises in working on Volvo cars in the Ipswich area. Thanks Ian
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Lost scarf, but now found

Hugh B
in Castle Hill
Chantry Park is one of the places we use to walk our dog. Yesterday near the end of our walk my wife realised she had dropped her scarf. Without retracing our steps we gave it up as lost forever. We took the same route today and some kind soul had ... [ more ]

Open Mic Night North West Ipswich

Glen C
in Westbourne
Know anyone under 25 who can sing, drop some lyrics or have any talent then check out this out from the NWIBLT

Willow sticks/rods available

Steve W
in Castle Hill
Castle Hill Allotment has some willow sticks available for free. They have been pruned from our willow structure and can be planted now. They are 1m + long. Please give your contact details (07521467247) and I will pass them to the field secretary ... [ more ]

Anglia Retail Park

David R
in Westbourne
Good news you would think that The Range and a possible newcomer to the town Go outdoors have apparently applied to take residence at the Anglia retail park ex B&Q etc.. this would be a massive boost for the area, but already David Ellesmere is ... [ more ]
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Iain C
Apologies, Ipswich Ltd, I missed the italics ! Thought it was strange for yourself. I did see the B&M truck and I'm not sure where to start........IBC insisting they go there when delivery surely going to a course for concern or the silly one ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
They expected B&M to use a smaller 7.5 tonne truck. This is council thinking for you. Absolutely no understanding of logistics... were they to employ an extra driver, buy/lease another lorry and dispatch it from their warehouse (however many ... [ more ]

Attention budding Musicians...Open Mic sessions restarting following the Christmas break

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Open Mic nights are a brilliant way for young people to gain performance confidence. Whether they sing, play an instrument, are a budding comedian, poet or ventriloquist, this is their chance to perform to a small friendly group. It doesn't matter if ... [ more ]


Susan F
in Castle Hill
hi any animal charitys local to ipswich that would like two willing helpers?. i dont mind the dirty jobs. my partner is a car driver.
Jean G
cat protection need voluteers in the shop for sat and sundays they are in bramford lane phone Ipswich--742226

Dangerous Dogs

Steffan J
in Castle Hill
As a responsible dog owner and never let my dog of the lead A week before Christmas I was walking through broomhill park with my dog and a pitbull come charging towards us as it taken me by surprise and when I saw the owner and said politely please ... [ more ]
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Steffan J
Further to this conversation this morning I went through the broomhill park and there was woman with two black Labradors as the woman had one of these ball lovers then flung iit and the dogs came running down the hill and growling at me and my dog ... [ more ]
Angela W
The most action the council or police officer will take is to ask the owner to muzzle the dog and keep it on a lead.  They can then close the case and use it in their monthly appraisal as an example of how they achieved excellence in managing a ... [ more ]