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Death cafe.

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone fancy the idea of starting up a Death Cafe? It's where people can go and chat about all things death related and anything else too, but primarily death and dying. I feel that we don't talk about death and dying enough in this country, ... [ more ]
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Sammi M
Not a bad idea at all.  I agree with all of you, not enough discussion surrounds this inevitable issue.   I hope it takes off !
So, 2pm on Thu. Oct.26th at the Cycle Cafe, Tower St. round the corner from the Body Shop,where the old Social Services used to be. Please do tell me if the time is difficult for you, but I am assuming, and I know one should never assume, that most ... [ more ]

Dying Towns

Buzz R in Castle Hill
People on Streetlife often denigrate Ipswich or areas of Ipswich for being run-down, with boarded-up shops, and so on. I am currently reading 'Thunderbolt Kid', a Bill Bryson account of his childhood in Iowa, and came across this passage: "...most ... [ more ]
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Jeremy C
This wasn't last Tuesday where a broken down lorry on o bridge and hit and run on Felixstowe road turned a 40 min journey home from work to 3 hour's. That will stop people going out.
Ray L
Until recently,  I would have agreed that the 'town centre' (ie the shopping area) is very quiet after 6pm midweek  and I did think that this was just 'sleepy Ipswich' - though this does not quite chime with my other views of Ipswich. That was until ... [ more ]

Any truth in it?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Rumours are flying about that the Co-oP Meredith road is closing down-- although the staff know nothing about it-- these rumours are even floating down to them-- anyone know anything?
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As you say Ipswich Entrepreneur the TUPE  is in place so the Coop employees should be alright -- I certainly hope so -- some have got a lot of service in --


James in Castle Hill
I went to B&Q Saturday afternoon they are either getting ready to shut the doors or doing some refurbishment just about all the kitchen displays have been sold some of the shelves are almost bear
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Charlotte B
I popped in to B&Q on Wednesday there were signs up saying they were refitting the kitchen and bathrooms, I don't think it's odd or surprising all shops update their displays. The other areas were no different to normal with the exception of ... [ more ]
Charlotte B
Madeleine C Laura Ashley are in trouble any way that's not Ipswich's fault over the last couple of years they have closed lots of stores and their profits this year were still 5% down on last year's.

Chair repair

Janice W in Ipswich Town Centre
My beech carver needs a new arm.  Can anyone recommend a joiner/carpenter with such experience, please?

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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1940s evening with live music and quiz

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Royal George Public House, Colchester Road, Ipswich
Julie A in Westbourne
Hi! Thought I'd let you know about a free local gig "Sentimental Journey" are playing on Saturday, starting with a quiz at 8.30pm! I am lucky to be a part of this trio, we are all from Ipswich, and play our keyboard, saxophone, clarinet, flute, ... [ more ]

Foxhall stadium car boot

James in Castle Hill
The car boot is going to run into October (subject to the weather being ok ) now and not finish on the 25th September as originally planned

Ashcroft Lane

Jean A in Westbourne
The verges in Ashcroft Lane were cut yesterday - Tuesday 13 September for the first time this year.   Perhaps someone at whatever Council is responsible for this lane read our comments about it being overgrown and in need to attention. 
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Jean A
I think that its disputed as to which Council is responsible for Ashcroft Lane.   I don't know which Council arranged the cutting of Ashcroft Lane last week but in previous years it had been an Ipswich Borough Council's employee who cut it
Hugh W
Jean A - One of the confusions of the two-Council system! I believe that grass/hedge cutting  is the responsibility of Suffolk CC, but IBC carries it out on their behalf in Ipswich. So you could reasonably contact (or complain to) either or both of them.

Is the new Poundland closing down?

Ken L in Castle Hill
A  load of signs in the windows of the new Poundland said closing 21 september. I did not go in to find out if it was for the day or for good. Anyone know?
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Foxhall Stadium boot sale

James in Castle Hill
It has been confirmed that Foxhall stadium car boot sale which runs on a sunday is to run through October (weather allowing) and will not finish next Sunday the 25th September as originally planned,thanks to that I won't be doing tasks at home on a ... [ more ]

Cyclists on the Pavement

Steve W in Castle Hill
Is it just me, or have all Ipswich's pavements been redesignated as cycle ways - but without the signs? There is an increasing number of cyclists, including children teenagers and adults, using the pavements in and around town even when there is a ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
I almost got hit by a red light jumper on Monday morning. A coach passed me, the green man light came on a second or two later... I looked both ways, then proceeded to cross. Stopped in the middle of the road, as a car approached... (I froze rather ... [ more ]
Mass R
Red light jumpers are rife at the Ashcroft/Norwich road crossing.  Add to that people using the entrance on to Norwich road to exit Wilco and you take your life in your hands as they usually wait for the lights to go to red for the crossing and then ... [ more ]

total confusion

Stella C in Claydon
Does anyone know how to find Claydon's SNT ?? I have just spent the last half hour trying to find it, we are supposed to be able to find out information on it (I thought) found the bit that says find your area, put in your post code, done that, it ... [ more ]
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Mass R
Police Safer Neighbourhood team. Fyi Ipswich West SNT has a drop in surgery on Meredith Rd, Ipswich tomorrow morning that is Wednesday, 21st, but I think as some have already mentioned Claydon and Bramford come under the Hadleigh based SNT.  You can ... [ more ]

ipswich star

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Roz B
I buy the ipswich star sometime but look at few days ago it is get better now also alot of different things and more in it to find the wild pigs still going soon be gone more wild pigs

Architects slam totally illogical Ipswich bridge contest!

Jan D in Ipswich Town Centre
Suffolk County Council, what are you playing at? Not a great start, is it?
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Joanna A
I notice the Star still haven't mentioned this at all while running a story about IBC reconsidering the Cornhill plans due to feedback from the public. Meanwhile SCC ignores feedback from an expert body.

Recommended Gas Engineer

Charles W in Castle Hill
I'm looking for a gas engineer , who would be able supply &  install  a gas fire  and  fireplace , of course must me  corgi registered ect. Any recommendations and/or  satisfied customers ?

Flat roof repair .....

Any people out there aware of Health and Safety Act?

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Does anyone know if it is acceptable to ask a member of the public to walk onto the back of a commercial vehicle to view something?  I was asked to get onto the back of a vehicle of a furniture company recently to view a large oak wood display unit. ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
It seems very unprofessional. I don't see it as "acceptable" however not unlawful.  Both parties have an equal legal argument. They must consider your health and safety, but at the same time you are legally responsible for your own H&S to a ... [ more ]
Elaine D
As with all H&S your first duty is to yourself! Did you consider this was dangerous, why did you have to get into the back of the lorry? Did you use a tailgate?

International Speak like a Pirate Day

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Emmaus at The Dales, Dales Road
Emmaus I in Castle Hill
Come and join us for some piratey fun this Saturday, 17 September There will be Face painting, a treasure hunt, Plank walking, craft table and prizes for best dressed pirates X
Julie A
Have copied this to my facebook page, hoping friends with young children may fancy it. Hope you aaaargh inundated with loads of people!


Ted M in Westbourne
Can any one recommend a Solicitors in the are to deal with house selling that will rip me off the least !!
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Iain C
I used Jenny Dawson at Heywood Moon a few years back and know a few people who have since used the company and been more than happy. They are conveyancing specialists and also believe that they have parking at their premises.

Focus Meditation: Together Searching for the Divine

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La Tour Cycle Cafe Tower House, 17, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PP
Timothy Yau in Whitton
FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation This term we'll be exploring the attributes of the Divine. DAY: Thursdays DATES: Sept. 15th, 22nd, 29th; Oct. 6th, 13th, 20th TIME: 7.30pm - 8.30pm COST: Donation towards room hire TEL: 07964 078330 EMAIL: ... [ 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
Sammi M  I believe that parking is available if you go down Grimwade St, then down the second turning on the right into the College. Otherwise try a bus if you have the time. Good luck, look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Eddie
Sammi M
Thank you for getting back to me  Eddie M .  I'm sorry to say that I was unable to make the class this week.  Let's hope next week holds out better for me.

Earthworks in field off Tubenham Rd?

Ian P in Castle Hill
What is the purpose of earthworks on Tudenham rd Is this in preparation of building new homes and businesses?
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Footway from Ashcroft Road to Dales Road

Bob F in Common, The
Why is it that a combined footway and cycle way is now being used regularly by cars and a resident of Ashcroft Lane? Is there not garages provided for Ashcroft Lane houses ,and also proper vehicular access to the allotments from Larchcroft Road . If ... [ more ]
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Network Rail Footpath Closures

John T in Castle Hill
I have just found out that ALL the footpath crossings that were put up for consultation in our area are still recommended to be closed. I only found out quite by chance that there is an exhibition tomorrow in Ipswich, they kept that quiet! probably ... [ more ]