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Public Toilets in Ipswich Town Centre/Waterfront

Claire R in Akenham
Decided to take a walk down to the waterfront with my daughter one evening last week. Apart from Majors Corner public toilets (anyone know the opening hours for these? ) realised that the lack of facilities is actually dreadful. Unless I wanted to go ... [ more ]
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Andrew T
NatureGal20 days "The only thing I can think of to recommend is popping into a pub etc and buying a bottle of water. Then you can legitatmely use the facilities" of course the trouble with this is that once you've drunk the water you need a wee wee ... [ more ]
Bottled water is entirely portable, you can take it home without opening it or needing to drink it there and then.

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Wallpaper and roofer

Emma H in Westbourne
Hi Looking to get some quotes please: need someone to hang patterned wallpaper and another to fit a roof on an outbuilding please? Many thanks :)
Hi I know of a excellent painter and decorator who does wallpaper. The web site is

Foxhall stadium

James in Castle Hill
I was at foxhall stadium car boot sale sunday people complain about litter that is left from events on the area, i am complaining about the land mines (dogs poo) that are ignored by the dogs owners ,and for those that make the effort to bag it and the ... [ more ]
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John j
James and Alan h as much as I totally disagree with what you say glad Alan that you will carry on posting as your comments have made a lot of other people take part and that's what this sort of site needs input for all walks of life and if you've made ... [ more ]
P Heather
Steve I agree with you entirely those thoughtless / lazy dog owners should be fined I believe that owners can be asked to remove mess if seen, I once requested this and although the young woman initially denied it, When I informed her I would report her, ... [ more ]

B & Q

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Steve P
The Bury rd store....The cheaper timber multipacks have all been split and all timber is now being sold as single pieces, therefore charging the higher price, less the 10 percent of course - sneaky.

New Regular Qigong Classes from 31 May

Qigonguk in Qigonguk
Join us for our set of friendly and relaxing Qigong classes starting 31 May 2016 in Ipswich. Discover the health improvement and self-development system from the heart of ancient traditions. Learn how to: increase your energy levels and open energy ... [ more ]
Just a few days left before the fresh start of our regular sessions. Join us to discover how qigong can help you gain your inner strength, improve health and grow spiritually. Everybody is welcome!

Clarinet tutor for a grade 8 person wanting to refresh their skills

Sarah S in Castle Hill
Could anyone recommend a Clarinet teacher who could give clarinet lessons to a grade 8 player whoop hasn't played for a while and wants to refresh their skills? If anyone knows of one please could you let me have their contact name, telephone number and ... [ more ]

Electric Radiator Heating for whole house

Kevan H in Castle Hill
Does anybody have experience of electric radiators as a sole means of heating in a house.  We are looking to moving from oil heating and would like to know if electric radiators are economical to run.
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Angus M
Electric radiators will be very expensive. A way to reduce the cost is to go onto economy 7 for your electricity supply, which gives you cheap night time electricity and install the newer type storage heaters. This works ok unless the weather is very ... [ more ]

Lloyds Bank Cornhill Closing?

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Hello folks. Does anyone know what's happening with the Lloyds Bank on the Cornhill? Allsop estate agents have a brochure offering the premises for sale.  I can't imagine this will please many Lloyds Bank customers and hopefully won't end up as a ghost ... [ more ]
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Sylvia M
I thought the old PO/ Lloyds closed a while ago....main branch opposite is still up & running. My son works there & no mentions of it closing so far.
The smaller branch (Lloyds Cornhill South) which I believe was previously a TSB has reduced opening hours which are Wednesdays only. This is officially 10am-2pm although sometimes it might open around 11am. If you need to go into the bank on a Wednesday, ... [ more ]

Northern Bypass for Ipswich

Watchfull in Castle Hill
It has be suggested that we bring this subject up again--can we have your views on this and the reason why--if the Orwell bridge shut down the Valley road gets grid locked--if the big expansion comes about North of Westerfield--it will get worst--I can ... [ more ]
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Have the time come to say thanks for all that have taken part in this debate and bring it to a close--or just let it run on--We have achieved one thing--we have got them discussing the need for a NBP again--and I feel that we will have to wait a while ... [ more ]
Sorry to start winging again-- ITV News tonight Cambridge closing off roads in the rush hour--if Ipswich don't get the NBP sooner rather than later it could be us doing next--

Garden flints.

Tony G in Whitton
I have some very large flints, ideal for a rockery or other garden use. Free and ready for collection.
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Tony G
Hi Andrew, I think the system to follow is for you to send me a private message and I can then respond to you direct with my address.

Removal Companies

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Jackie T
We used Orwell Removals based in Westerfield, 3 bed terrace to a bungalow with loft conversion, they actually came and took most of the contents day before move then arrived about 9,30 on day, all sorted and put into new place by 1pm. Nothing was too ... [ more ]
Terry R
I used Wyards once, never again, the driver spent more time on his mobile than he did working, at the new house they damaged the floor, denied it was them,the crew were permantely moaning, I would never use them again even if they offered it free. I ... [ more ]


Rupert in Castle Hill
Can anyone recommend a builder as we would like a porch built & would rather use someone local.


Julie A
Our plumber, Nick, is thorough and reasonably priced. Cannot recommend him highly enough, 07599462299. We don't know his surname as he was recommended by family (who also didn't know his last name!), but he has his own local business!

Jumble Sale

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24th Ipswich Scout Group
Lyn A in Ipswich Town Centre
On Saturday 21st May the 24th Ipswich Scout Group will be holding a Jumble Sale. Doors open at 1pm. Bramford Road Railway Bridge 330A Bramford Road Ipswich IP1 5AX

exercise and fitness for disabled people

Ian P in Castle Hill
Do not know if this is for you - Hi Have joined Bob halls at central Suffolk Sports and Leisure Centre Stowmarket He has started exercise and fitness class for people in wheelchairs etc. All done sat down. Monday 2,00 pm FREE just turn up. Contact Bob on ... [ more ]

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What's up with BT ?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Beside the fact that I am on S/L Ipswich I also on belong to Northampton S/L--My daughter who lives in New Duston NN5 lost her internet/broadband--some thing that has not happened before--she phoned BT and was informed that there was a problem and it ... [ more ]
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Mike B
The internet service won Recommended Provider in this April's Which? magazine (only 1 other provider won - Zen Internet). If you get broadband, you'll get free LED bulbs for life for your whole property, also up to £200 to recompense you for any early ... [ more ]
Jean M
Change your broadband provider, we are with Utility Warehouse. Not only do we have broadband with them but phone line and utility services. Even now thinking of using them for our mobile phones. No problems with them.

Speeding Vehicles in North Ipswich

Mick in Castle Hill
I see from previous entries, that 4 YEARS ago people were complaining of vehicles travelling at illegal and dangerous speeds in North Ipswich. Now a 20mph limit is being considered. This seems pointless if the current 30mph limit can not be enforced!
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Mass R
Why not email the PCC Tim Passmore with your suggestion Mick.  I'm sure he gets a lot of points raised about speeding particularly on residential roads and you never know he might look into what is available and how other forces deal with this problem.
Susan H
My favourite traffic calming measure is in Sproughton, where a sign lights up to thank you for not speeding, if you stay at or below 30mph. I think a lot of drivers get so irritated with the constant 'slow down' nagging, that they blank it out. Maybe ... [ more ]

camera lost on Chantry park is this you

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Jean G
perhaps they cleaned the pipes out as they do that overnight usually they send letters out if they do that as it may effect the water and they usually tell you to run it a bit first .

Norwich Road Parking Enforcement

Jeremy C in Castle Hill
Any one else noticed that in past few weeks the IBC Parking Officers have been ticketing illegally parked cars outside shops on Norwich Road.
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Steve S: excellent idea. I doubt very much whether it would take a few months to resolve the problem. A week at the most. Word would soon get round that there are consequences if regulations are ignored.


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Removal of cardiac support services by IBC

Ian P in Castle Hill
Removal of cardiac support services by IBC Having had a heart attack some years ago I attended a follow up cardiac rehab exercise class sponsored by IBC as a community health initiative. the staff were sent a without any warning a new ... [ more ]
Ian P
Hi Steve The course that was closed down was held at Maidenhall sports gym. is that IBC or Suffolk County. Just get the course started up again please. We needs it. Ian