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Airport taxis

Gillian M in Westerfield
Can anyone recommend a good reliable taxi service to Stansted airport please for 4 people with luggage. Thank you.
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Alex G
Charles W. I did use the Gatwick to Ipswich route a couple of years ago, and it is, as you say, 'different'. A 2015 flight arriving at Gatwick required a 2 hour wait for the bus departure. We then went to Heathrow, where the bus stopped to drop and ... [ more ]
Gillian M
Thank you for all your recommendations will look into costs and go from there but it will probably be taxi wise as my husband feels safer that way. Thanks again to all who replied

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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Charles W
About a year ago on radio Suffolk I brought up this subject on NBP   with the northern fringe development when  Ben Gummer  was in the studio taking questions, he agreed with everything I said and also mentioned there was something in the pipeline to ... [ more ]
Martin C
For info I'll quote Mr Gummer's website.. his 6 point vision for Ipswich, point 3..  "Ipswich is getting clogged up. New traffic technology – money won by Ben – will have a small impact but if we are to accommodate growth in the town we need new roads. ... [ more ]

Aldi Meredith Road Car Park Overstay Charges

Robert R in White House
I've just received a demand for £70 for staying 25 minutes too long at Aldi in Meredith Road whilst shopping in the store. In case you don't know (and I didn't) the car park is run by Parking Eye and they photograph the numberplate of every vehicle as it ... [ more ]
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Fohall stadium car boot

Jim J in Castle Hill
The car boot starts Sunday the 27th March and is on the 28th Bank holiday Monday according to the stadium management, i have been told there will be no car boot on the( suffolk showground ) trinity park this year .Don't forget to put your clocks ... [ more ]
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Sherry F
Thanks for letting us know on here Jim. It's better than wondering exactly when you start up again. Can't wait, my hobby is bootsales its gets you out in the fresh air, plenty of excercise and you just don't know what you will go home with!
Jean A
We weren't impressed with the Foxhall Stadium boot sale we were to one Sunday last Summer, much prefer the Needham Lake Boot Sales on Saturday and Wednesday mornings (they started last Saturday) - its also free admission at Needham

Door repairs

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French Conversation

Margaret P in Ipswich Town Centre
I have seen somewhere, but not sure it was on Streetlife, reference to a local French Conversation Group. Does anyone know or have any information please? Thanks
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Avril L
Hi - for anyone a member of U3a I run a conversation group for beginners.  The group is full at present, but you can put your name on the waiting list.  There is also an intermediate group.

Aldi in Meredith Road

Mass R in Castle Hill
Can anyone throw any light on the rumour which is currently circulating that Aldi are planning to relocate to the.B&Q site when they close later this year ?
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Ian P
When aldi took over the pub people thought that would be the end of the co-op but I was told that the co-op profits increased by 20% because people were attracted to aldi because of the reduced prices but they went across to the co-op for the items they ... [ more ]

DIY stores in NW Ipswich

Charles W in Castle Hill
I do stand to be corrected on this issue, but I believe that B&Q will be finishing trading at the Anglia Park retail estate in April, and for the first time I can remember this part of Ipswich we will no longer have a DIY store in this part of the ... [ more ]
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Mass R
Just read report in the Star where NW MP Dan Poulter comments that if there is no interest for new retail businesses to take up the space at ARP it will have to be considered for housing.  No incentive for the owners to seek replacement businesses as ... [ more ]
Michael M
I was told by a member of staff last week that the B&Q store would be closing between June and Oct but they did not when!!  Maybe the Owners should tell us what's ahead!

Cuts to Fire & Rescue service in Ipswich

Mass R in Castle Hill
Listened to a presentation of proposal to cut Fire and Rescue Service by half in Ipswich at NW Area Committee Meeting.  Apparently money available to build new fire station but not enough to man fire engines.  The targets set by SCC are not being met now ... [ more ]
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Steve C
There is a petition asking SCC to reconsider the way the decision is made. With such an important county wide issue the whole council should have a say. If you sign the petition we can force a debate in Full Council. Link here ... [ more ]
Watchfull
Have done the survey but must agree with Interested there there are one set of questions at the end of the survey which are very intrusive and have nothing  to do with fire engines--this survey should be modified or withdrawn--

Suffolk Maid Tea collectors cards

Tina S in Castle Hill
HI, I have been collecting the cards from the Butterworth and Son Suffolk Maid tea and I have some doubles. Is anyone interested in a swap?

Time to Talk Day 2016

Community Team IBC in Akenham
We are proud to be supporting the Time to Change - Time to Talk day 2016.  It's easy to get involved. Just have a chat about mental health with a friend, loved one, colleague or even your Streetlife Neighbours, in any way that suits you.  Let's get the ... [ more ]

Electronic bus timetables

Jean M in Ipswich Town Centre
How long does it take to get the powers that be to fix the electronic timetable for the busses at Norwich Road Bridge? It's been out of order since before Christmas!
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Steve C
Jean I guess the point I was trying to make is that where buses provide a regular service i.e 10min intervals the electronic timetable is pretty much redundant. Out in the countryside, where the service only runs half hourly or perhaps only hourly these ... [ more ]
NatureGal
An electronic timetable yes perhaps I agree, but the bus companies are supposed to be working towards fitting all buses with live tracking, this is where the screens come in handy, even for 10 minute frequency services. Having been stood at a stop many ... [ more ]

Removal Company

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Jubilee Park Play-Space Survey

Community Team IBC in Akenham
Do you live in the Jubilee Park area? If so, we need your help!  Please take 5 minutes to complete our survey on the play-spaces in the community: http://bit.ly/1nADNcc Your feedback is really appreciated.
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Buzz R
The football/netball/basketball area next to the play area has high fencing which would be virtually impossible to climb. Similar fencing around the play area would pretty well ensure its security overnight.

Ipswich Waterfront Transport Study

Optimist! in Whitton
Over the last few months (years?) there have been many topics which discuss the traffic situation in Ipswich, in particular the balance between car users and public transport/pedestrians/cyclists, and the issue of the Star Lane gyratory system and Wet ... [ more ]
Roger A
"Ipswich becomes a ‘Town on the Waterfront’ rather than a ‘Town in a ring road’ This won't be achieved if the northern development goes ahead and especially if housing development sprawls out to Rushmere, swallowing up agricultural land as it does so.

Curtain alterations

Hannah K in Westbourne
Does anyone know of anyone that would be able to take up a pair of curtains for me please 90x90 inches?
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Hannah K
Hi Sheila, thanks for getting back to me but I have now arranged for them to be taken up. Nice to know about you for future reference though.

counselling for men who have been in an abusive marriage.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Hi! Please can someone offer some help? I need to find out if there is any support groups or counselling services which offer MEN support with depression linked to having been in an abusive marriage. My partner thankfully is now out of that marriage ... [ more ]
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Kuhli
Hi Theresa. The name is Angela Emmerson. She's in IP3. 01473 727197 I hope she can be a help to your partner.

radiator

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Anne D
I have used John T Wilding based at Martlesham for many years, to replace radiators, service boiler etc. Not necessarily cheap but they do an excellent, efficient job.

Brown Bin empty charge

Ian P in Castle Hill
I was told some time ago that Ipswich town cleansing dept. was considering charging each householder £50 per year to empty the brown bins Has this proposed charged been removed? Ian Paterson
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Margaret D
Dear Ian, I apologise profusely.  My comment was meant to be directed at Bob.  Don't know how I got the wrong name for his comment.  I was glad you asked the question as I was interested in it too.  Big apology hug!
Margaret D
Steve, it does make you wonder.  I can't understand that either.  Perhaps SCC will see your comment and explain to us!

A helping hand for families/individuals in Ipswich.

Kiki Y in White House
Hi. We have recently set up a new group for people in Ipswich, who may be in need of a little help this time of year. Currently, anyone requiring the assistance of a food bank or similar in Ipswich need a referral from Social Services or a health care ... [ more ]

Fancy a night out Saturday?!

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Flaming Grill (Royal George), Colchester Road, Ipswich
Julie A in Westbourne
Live Ipswich trio Tyler-Kemp Plus One will be playing in the bar on a rare public booking if you fancy coming along! Admission is free and although no seating in the immediate area, there is seating around the lounge. Playing a mixture of music including ... [ more ]

electronic bus timetable

Jean M in Ipswich Town Centre
The new electronic bus timetable at Norwich Road Bridge going into town has been out of order since before Christmas. Does anyone know how long it will be before it is up and running again?
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NatureGal
Confirmed by Suffolk on Board that the 8,9 & 10 users will have seats at Tower Ramparts by the end of February: https://twitter.com/ipswichbuses/status/690125580960948224
Maureen R
This is very good news I have noticed several older people use these stops so will be very welcome

Ipswich Hospital Care Parking

Val S in Sproughton
I am so fed up with the car parking situation at Heath Road.  Sadly we are in the position of having to visit the hospital frequently to attend appointments and the time lost by driving endlessly round and around the car park looking for a space is ... [ more ]
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Patricia D
I started a thread about trying to save the park and ride some time ago as  have found it so easy to attend the hospital. One can wait inside the spacious hall at either end so no need to be cold or wet, and the bus stop at the hospital is covered. If ... [ more ]

Plumber urgently needed

Sue S in Westbourne
Anyone know a plumber who can come out today? I have no water due to a leak in pipework to water softener. I have already been without water since Thursday.
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Richard G
Having thought about it a bit more there must be an isolation valve though to divert water from the main to the combi if there was a fault in the softner .
Sue S
Sadly I am totally ignorant about plumbing, but have now secured a kind plumber who is sorting out the problem. Doesn't seem to have located an isolation valve though. I'm going to have to raid the old piggy bank......