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North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Could you volunteer a few hours a month? We are looking for someone to help with the admin of our website and social media pages. NWI BLTBLT is led by residents...for residents of Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill. Many of us work as well as ... [ more ]
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Advice needed for washing towels !

David B
in Castle Hill
Every time I wash towels in the washine machine they dry hard and ruff untill the first use. I have tried different typs of liquid; (Ariel-exel gel original at this time); and different amounts, also tried towel softner and increased the rinse ... [ more ]
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Miriam1@20
I never ever use fabric softener. It coats the fibres and as such attracts dirt quicker. Why wash at 60 degrees, bills must be astronomical! I wash everything at 30 degrees on quick wash, 40 mins, never noticed any difference between this and a ... [ more ]
M L
inactive
I wash at 60, non bio, no conditioner or fabric softener sheet, but I think the main trick is when they come out of the washing machine - a really good shake before drying, either on the line, horse or tumble dryer.

Builder

Henley Gate Development Approved

Carol C
in Sproughton
Very disappointed from the Ipswich Star article to see this has now been given the go-ahead as SCC have dropped their objections on the infrastructure issues, but there is no mention in the Ipswich Star article as to how these are to be resolved.  ... [ more ]
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David R
inactive
Spot on Ipswich Ltd. I think some people are now waking up to the fact that support for a NBP is really gaining momentum with the population of the Town. For electric cars to become the norm let alone self drive will be years, the weekend papers were ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
The growing support may double or triple next week - or month.  I think anyone arguing taxis or electric vehicles as reducing congestion doesn't understand what congestion is. The space the vehicle takes up on the road and not how it propels itself. ... [ more ]

friends needed

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Continuation NBP part 3

Watchfull
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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Joanna A
Are Orwell Ahead planning any sort of campaign for public office? An independent candidate in the GE for instance? I'm sure they would gain a lot of local support given the mess caused by the squabbling between the two councils. There are plenty of ... [ more ]

Princes Street

AR
in Castle Hill
I regularly walk up and down Princes Street. Since the road was reopened after (no doubt very costly) block paving and pavement relaying, the road has become nothing more than a car park. Both sides are now always full of parked cars. On the side ... [ more ]
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Joanna A
Good point Ron. The only retail outlets in what should be a prime spot that i've seen have been ones selling market standard tat. I hope that if millions is spent revamping the Cornhill that the market is moved. Otherwise, what's the point? Cornhill ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
I have been trying to get the council to properly utilise the Cornhill. They aren't interested. SCC gets a bad press for hating Ipswich but at least they admit it. IBC act as if they care about the town and let it deteriorate.  Ipswich Entertains ... [ more ]

Ipswich Taxis

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Ipswich Ltd
Maximum charges here... https://www.ipswich.gov.uk/sites/default/files/hackney_carriage_fares_0.pdf  Hawk uses more private hire vehicles than they used to. Some firms use fixed pricing as a discount which works out cheaper than the fare would have ... [ more ]
Sam
Some councils control the number of Hackney Cabs that are allowed to operate in their towns which is why there are so many private hire vehicles about. I don't know if Ipswich uses this policy or not. I too would recommend Hawk.

Ovencleaner

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Watchfull
I do keep phoning Jon Widdick all I get is an answering machine? -- anyone else out there with an alternative person in mind, who can do the job?
Joe S
Just tried him myself. Answer phone again. Tried someone who knows Jon well and he's not answering either. If I find anything out will let you know.

Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Advice Surgery

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Suspension of Grants

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
On February 4th 2017 we held our annual Away Day when members look back on the successes of the previous year and decide actions for the next. We looked back on the many projects that we have done ourselves, or supported in some way, and at how much ... [ more ]

Footcare 2U - mobile foot care in the comfort of your own home.

Footcare 2U - Mobile foot care clinic.
in Footcare 2U - Mobile foot care clinic.
My name is Deborah, I am a registered foot health practitioner, fully insured, offering foot care in the comfort of your own home. I cover Ipswich and the surrounding area. I treat all ages, many of my clients being elderly, I have experience with ... [ more ]

Trevor still missing

Melanie W in Castle Hill
It's 6 weeks to the day that our beautiful tabby cat, Trevor, went missing. We miss him no end and search for him twice daily. Local people have been very kind and helpful and there have been a few potential sightings, but none of these has managed ... [ more ]
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Louise M
We have also seen a cat similar to Trevor down Shrubland Avenue/Ravensfield Rd. He had a blue collar on, although my cat went missing a few years ago (microchipped no collar) and returned 3 weeks later wearing a collar. I was quite upset that someone ... [ more ]
Melanie W
Thank you Louise. I really appreciate you getting in touch. We search for Trevor locally every day, so shall make sure to include Shrubland Avenue on future walkabouts. If you have the oppirtunity to take a photo that would be great.

Parking Wars - Dales Road

Simon
in Ipswich Town Centre
It is apparent having spoken to a lady living close to the garage/shops in Dales Road the issues of parking are still unresolved........ The garage Park excess stock and cars for repair in the road and in the car spaces adjacent to the shops. These ... [ more ]
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Mimz K
Perhaps the police should put tickets on the cars if they go over the time limit, I am sure they arrive at 8.05 am if you park on a single line any day at Sherrington Road!

Save IBC Ipswich crown pools creche

Kevin A
in Sproughton
A very recent announcement has been made with regards to the closure of creche facilities at Ipswich crown pools. This is very sad news that would affect the pools and society. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AGAINST THE CLOSURE OF THE CRECHE ... [ more ]
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Sheila O
Nosey ron cant imagine a busy mum taking her child with her to the gym cant take a child on the treadmill !! Also have you not heard of mums just having a little space while you are busy at work you are able to talk to your nearest collegue mum has 4 ... [ more ]
Nosey Ron
To run you don't need a treadmill , walking is also very good for the child too. Why should taxpayers pay for the parents jolly ? People get too many easy options now , bad for all of society imho.

Henley WI Winter Warmer

Susan H
in Castle Hill
Henley WI are once again holding one of their popular 'Winter Warmer' events, in Henley Community Centre, on Thursday February 23rd. Doors open at noon. Lunch costs just £5 and consists of homemade soup (with bread) and a home made pudding with ... [ more ]

NW Ipswich Open Mic nights drop age limit by popular demand!

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The Meeting Place Community Centre, Limerick Close
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this previously youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a ... [ 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 ]

Open Mic Night open to all ages (for a trial period) in North West Ipswich

Glen C
in Westbourne
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a trial ... [ 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
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Glen C
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a trial ... [ more ]

Architect

Kevan H in Castle Hill
Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced architect who would be able to provide me with suggestions and plans for an extension we would like to have built.

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
Afraid not Carole, thanks for asking. One or two potential sightings and quite a number hat turned out to be another cat. We still go out and look and call, but if he has strayed too far we may have to rely on a kindly person not only taking him in, ... [ more ]

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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Elaine C
Hi Jo My daughter, when young, started with recorder lessons and then progressed to the flute etc.  She would like her six year old son to follow a similar path but is struggling to find any local teachers.  Do you teach the recorder by any chance ... [ more ]

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
IBC are hailing the success of opening the museum on a Sunday with a large number of visitors since the revised opening on 8 January. Ideal place to take the kids on a winter's Sunday.
Ipswich Ltd
Mass R, that is politics for you. They had no intention of opening Sundays until they didn't get the funding they wanted to from HLF. The reason for failure is believed to be due to not enough entrance figures annually. So instead of working on the ... [ more ]

Pine lodge

Julie E
in Westerfield
Hello my name is Julie and we have enjoyed living here for almost 4 years. I run a bed and breakfast which has been really successful!