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Peter G to Castle Hill and 5 more areas

Ipswich star website

Getting annoyed.I don't have the newest pc in the world,but every time i open the Ipswich star website,it takes ages to fully load,starts playing random adverts,various polls ask me if i have a few spare minutes and then freezes.This happens on no other ... more »
Hi Peter G  this might help  click on login  enter your email address and pass word and you should not get any trouble.   that's what I do. if you do keep getting trouble re go to and click onto their help box,  hope ... more »
Matt C
Or just by the paper. A lot better
Hayley S to Westbourne and 9 more areas

Dancing Through Time

Travel back in time 100 years to the fun of the Music Hall, then journey back to the present day, stopping off along the way to revisit many favourite songs - you'll be treated to hits from every decade! From Dame Vera Lynn, The Beatles, Chubby Checker, ... more »

Ipswich Regent

May 17
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Carol C to Castle Hill and 8 more areas

Dog Boarding Kennels

Does anyone have any recommendation for good boarding kennels where I can put my dog for a week please?  I know the Copdock Kennels have a good reputation but just wondering if anyone has experience of any of the others.
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Tim M
We have always used Bourne Hill , always friendly and happy staff , dog always come back happy and smelling nice
Carol C
Thank you for the recommendations. I have been out to Browngates this morning and booked my dog in there, as they are the right side of town for me and very convenient.  It is useful to know about alternatives though, in case they are fully booked any ... more »
PinkSky C to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Anyone with female relatives in the Felixstowe area

We are running women only cycle training courses starting Saturday 3rd May in Brackenbury Sports Centre.  Learn to ride a bike, or build confidence.  We provide bikes and all other equipment.  Please pass this onto any women relatives or friends in ... more »
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PinkSky C
Training in Felixstowe starts next Saturday 3rd May, so there is still time to sign up.  Good exercise, good company and good fun.
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Ed C to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Art Class

My Rushemere Art Class is starting another term next Monday 28th The class is at Rushmere Church Hall and runs from 9:30-12:30 It is open to all levels of experince.  The class costs £15 a session or you can pay for 5 Week blocks at £60. I am keen to ... more »

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Rushmere Church Hall

Apr 28
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Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Helpful Streetlifer

Over a month ago I asked for help, the problem my roof gutter needed cleaning out and I am too old for climbing ladders, S here said he would come around and do it for me as a good will favour for nothing, what a pleasant shock he knocked on my door this ... more »
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Hello thediceman so you offered to help some one, then for one reason or the other you could not, please don't upset your self, things like that happen to all of us at some time in our lives, as for the warnings to the OPs some one was not thinking right ... more »
S here
Thats very interesting about charity organisers (thediceman) it seem they are taking over everything they can make money from to fund their silly high salaries,
Warmtite to Sproughton and 9 more areas

Home Insulation

Hello I would like just like to introduce our business Warmtite Ltd, we are a family run business operating from Sproughton. We specialise in Spray Foam Insulation. Please go to our Website and share our page and support your local business.  In the ... more »
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Rikiro to Westbourne and 8 more areas

Whitehouse Community Centre

I have heard that The Centre has closed and has been boarded up It's a shame as I always use to like going to the centre. It was a lovely place with good friendly people. I have heard a lot a tales about the Steward. I do not know if they are true ... more »
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That's what I thought at the time of your posting but did not like to say so in case I caused offence, although it may well be true one should aire on the side of caution, we can only keep our ears and eyes open,---- and wait and see.
S here
Yes it could be misguided gossip so should not be broadcast but looking for another club Try The Rosary 170 Bramford rd Bar manager Sarah
Diana L to California and 9 more areas

Window Cleaners

Hello all, I need a recommendation. We live in a flat on a 2nd floor and need our windows cleaned from the outside. Could any of you recommend a good, reliable and not too pricey company that does it? Do any of you have experience with the service? Any ... more »
John W
we had an awkward conservatory cleaned by Ricks Rise and Shine, 01473 570209, did a thorough job, in fact I gave them a bit more money as it was so awkward and took them longer than they thought, trouble is the Sahara sand arrived about a week later and ... more »
Debi K
I find HighTop to be very helpful and reasonably priced :)
Citizen of Ipswich to Ipswich and 4 more areas

Police Escort

For the past two weeks a group of about 6 police motorcycle outriders have been providing an escort for two or three unmarked police cars as they drive through East Ipswich. What's going on, and who is in the car? It seems a costly use of taxpayers money ... more »
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Nosey Ron
Well it was obvious if the same thing was happening for two weeks , wasn't it ? You lot really must get out more if you are entertained by this tripe .
Citizen of Ipswich I consider my sense of humour is second to none, re member the holes? but I think the police have been testing out our control room before handing it over to Norfolk, and they are just kidding you along.
Toby P. to Castle Hill and 5 more areas

unplanted roundabouts.

Is the roundabout at the junction of Colchester Road / Westerfield Road the only one in town that has not been planted with Spring bedding this year?. The poor old council didn't have enough money for a few plants and bulbs to plant it last autumn, and ... more »
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James A
I believe Suffolk County Council grants each local Councillor an amount of money each year to spend on improvement in their area.The person who represents the area where Westerfield Rd/Colchester Rd is could therefore allocate the sum required to plant ... more »
Lee Reynolds
I think this is a great idea and I am sure if necessary we can get the plants and tools that we would need to make this roundabout a lot more attractive. I will find out what if any plans the Council has and then we can set to work if needed! James - ... more »
Carol C to Castle Hill and 8 more areas

What was that large bird soaring over Ipswich?

Two days ago I when it was a lovely day I was outside in the garden and happened to glance up when I heard a plane going over.  What caught my eye instead was what appeared to be a rather large bird of prey circling round, this over the Fircroft ... more »
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Reg S
Yes it might be but where will land and feed. With the amount of houses being built every nook and cranny is being filled in I have possibly 2 more at the bottom of my garden my garden has so few birds now aday
Linda O
As Villager says, buzzards definitely around Fynn Valley - saw one last week circling high over Northgate/Colchester Road area too. So pleased to see them spreading ever further. When I was a child (many years ago!) my Father & I would be really ... more »
PinkSky C to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Cycle Training for Women

Only three more places left on the course starting in Ravenswood on 29th April.  We provide bikes and equipment.  Learn to ride a bike or increase your confidence.   To find out more visit
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PinkSky C
Thanks Tony, will do that. Sue
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PinkSky C
I have dropped off the fliers.  Thank you. Sue
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Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas


Did any one notice the very small paragraph in the star, and one national news paper that the Ipswich borough council and the Suffolk county council had a secret meeting to discuss whether or not to re open the Ipswich under ground railway, this is to ... more »
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Jannette T
No i am very new to Streetlife, yes you are right, i always love a bit of a wind up especially on April Fools day. :))
Kevin F
Wouldn't it be great if we did have an underground railway though...I think we'd all be aware of it if it had been real at one time.
Jannette T to Bramford and 9 more areas


Hi, with whats been said in the news recently about the advantages of eating 7 - 10 pieces of fruit and veg a day and it's proven health benefits, is any body worried about the cost of this and the time and planning involved?
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Joe S
Agree that you do not have to spend a lot of money on these fruit and veg. Market is good , also the Aldi super 6. They have 6 specials fruit and veg on all the time  -- this week all at 59 pence. We are not veggies but have veggie meals quite ... more »
Jannette T
It's so great to hear all of your suggestions, yes i have done all of that, i buy from the Ipswich market, i have frozen fruit and veg in my freezer, i buy from Aldi supermarket too so great minds think alike. What i was really meaning is that the recent ... more »
Tools With A Mission to Castle Hill and 5 more areas

"fragile " Tape.

Good morning folks, anybody got a couple of rolls of "fragile" tape looking for a good home?  Free trip to Africa for any tape donated.
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Jean C
thought good idea to try to provide....
Tools With A Mission
Thanx Jean, was looking for unwanted tape laying around someplace.  Happy to accept  a few rolls as a donation, thanx,. If U look on our website our needs are pretty wide-ranging.
Theo to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Barnardos Quiz at Rushmere

The Ipswich Barnardo Helpers’ Group are holding another Quiz Evening. Parking is in front of the hall. The doors will open at 7 o’clock and the Quiz will start promptly at 7.30 with a break in the middle for a Ploughman’s Supper. Please note that ... more »

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Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall, Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich IP4 5SU

Apr 08
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John to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Going to a football match at Portman Rd.

Since moving to the town centre we have been discussing going to Portman Rd. to see a match, as we only live a few minutes walk away. Trouble is, not sure of the best way to buy tickets, where to buy tickets, best seats, where to sit etc etc. What seems ... more »
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Frank B
I buy my tickets online at, very easy and you can print them out to present at turnstile.Can leave it quite late if last minute decision. Co-op stand, towards one end rather than middle good compromise ... more »
Thanks Frank, very helpful, will give it a go soon.
Theresa H to Westbourne and 9 more areas

I am new on here.

I live on All Saints Road. If there is anyone near me who wants to chat then make contact.
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Theresa H
Hi Watchfull. I am sorry, but I have no idea why you are getting my posts in the wrong places. It wouldn't be anything me doing wrong at this end because all I am doing is sending the emails the usual way. Sorry! Can't you delete them?  Not sure about ... more »
Hi Theresa Please don't worry your posts are still being received on my SL but as the norm. if other people make a comment on SL they come through on my email first, and I assumed that if I made a comment or put a post on SL they did the same and came ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

To all Newbys

Welcome to all the Newbies Just like have been said by others on here you can join in all the chats, offer your own opinion on many different topics that come up from time to time, help each other with problems, pull each others leg but with out getting ... more »
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Janet A
There are 2 classes held at Castlehill Community Centre there is on on a Monday during the day not sure of times speak to Anaick at Castlehill on 01473 747053 & another one on a Wednesday night 7.15pm - 8.30pm run by Caroline Glason I've been told ... more »
Judith D
Thank you Janet A. Much appreciated.
Ivor H to Castle Hill and 7 more areas

ulster avenue/ new houses

So the people in power now want to build new homes at the back of ulster avenue shops!!! This has to be a joke what a stupid place to start building, new homes that will be hidden from view of the main road !!!
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Houses need to be built, if there is room there why not. I've lived in a flat over shops don't see anything odd about views from a home being shops.
Jean G
nature gal yes houses have to be built, and there's nothing wrong in living in a flat on top of shops, but if you know ulster avenue as I do the little road behind  those shops where they want to build those houses  is not very suitable and as I said you ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Power cuts

We had two short power cuts last night any body know why? and did they effect you in your area? hope you remembered to check your oven and alarm clocks etc.
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we had two tuesday night, no idea why, havent heard anything, just one side of shenstone drive
Alex G
Might it have been during the sudden but short storm during the early hours? I did not have a power cut, but my phone reacted to the lightning, and it might well be that a short surge  tripped some network safety trips.