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Chantry Library

Steve W in Chantry
Hi, Several months ago I posted about my wife arriving at the library to return some books 10 minutes before closing time to find them already closing up. Unbelievably it happened to her again on Friday. Our books were due back and she arrived at 4.55, ... [ more ]
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Jean G in Ipswich Town Centre
can anyone recommend a reliable trustworthy garage  to do an m.o.t and service ?preferably on a bus route so I can get back home or at least into town whilst it is being repaired . thanking you in advance!
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Sam S
Mark Thomas mobile mechanic. He'll pick your car up and drop it back. He's brilliant, everyone I know uses him now. 07910 273565

Chantry High School Building Site

NatureGal in Belstead
I just wondered if any other residents were as fed up with the construction noise as I am? The works are now way over the estimated completion of Summer 2015. I am not even that near the School but it is bad enough at times here. I contacted the ... [ more ]
Citizen of Ipswich
There's usually a contractor's board outside, if so give them a call and make complaint. If not contact your local councillors and see what they can do. I have to say I was very surprised just how much of the old school has been demolished when I drove ... [ more ]
As far as I know at the moment the demolition and re build of the actual school building is complete. It's all the periphery work on site which hasn't got an end date and with new projects apparently planned. I did hear a rumour things were knocked down ... [ more ]

New Co op Chantry

Ian A in Blacksmith's Corner
I would love peoples thoughts on the new Coop at Chantry. I have been 6/7 times I cannot find anything no decent stock ages to get through tills a nightmare. Subway doing well so I bet our fantastic bakery closes. Funeral shop I ask you what are they ... [ more ]
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Jean G
I agree Richard g the manager I had at my store was not all that good if you ask me she never seemed to take any interest in the shop so if there was any probs she just didn't care !
Christine G
I have just made a complaint to the Coop Head office about the poor service I received today at the Chantry branch. My first time in there since the 're.furb.I will not be going in again. Apart from one lady working hard on check out, the rest were ... [ more ]


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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Hi Theresa. The name is Angela Emmerson. She's in IP3. 01473 727197 I hope she can be a help to your partner.

Royal Memorabilia wanted for a local Suffolk charity to celebrate the queens 90th birthday at evants.

Garry S in Chantry
Hello, a local Rural Charity The Rural Coffee Caravan is looking for people to donate any royal memorabilia relating to the queen that they have and don't want, for exhibiting at fun royal cream teas that they will be ... [ more ]
Garry S
Thankyou Roger, yes i can pick up we need them for lots of events in April-July could you lend it to us for that long? I am in eye today so could pick up if convenient around 11.30

The Waterfront Again.

Kuhli in Pinewood
I've just read via The Ipswich Star that new signs for Ipswich are in the pipeline, guess what? Welcome to Ipswich ... East Anglia's Waterfront Town Is that what we are to be known as now?
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Roger A
Thomas L said: "the Waterfront/docks are actually no longer docks where the title applies - the docks are further along - so why not call the area the Waterfront with the yacht marina etc - its an accurate description." Oh yes! Anglo Norden will really ... [ more ]

garden shed to donate

Joan L in Chantry
6 x 4ft garden shed needs attention. Needs new felt and minor repairs to give away. Must dismantle and take away ASAP please.

wanted metal bins

Ken L in Ipswich Town Centre
wanted metal bins medium size perhaps with lids aroun 4 needed for waste bins anthing cosidered thank you

Grand book sale

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive
Cathy G in Copdock
Grand book sale- many bargains- all books 20p or 6 for £1- mixture of ex-library and donations to help Friends of Chantry Library

Take the first step in overcoming the fear of speaking in public

Keith D in Chantry
Ipswich Speakers Club is running a workshop to help overcome these nerves and fears we all experience. All welcome, no obligation to speak. Work at your own pace in a friendly and supportive environment. Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the ... [ more ]

Help needed please Ravenswood area

Pat H in Blacksmith's Corner
I am looking for a window cleaner and an indoor cleaning person for a disabled couple living in Ravenswood. Please let me know if you can recommend either people. Thanks
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Giles W
Hi. Please PM me if you still require a window cleaner. I have an extensive round in the area. No problem if you are already sorted.

cockatiel escaped Eccles road area ipswich

Roy R in Pinewood
we have 2 cockatiels  and one has escaped its mate is making a lot of noise hoping for its return.  cockatiels name magic .colour is grey . magic escaped on Tuesday the 12th jan.   we can hear magic in the distance, area lost Eccles road /Pendelton road ... [ more ]
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Roy R
Good news we captured ours and is safe with his mate this cockatiel is not ours. But thanks for info. roy

Minecraft group

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive
Cathy G in Copdock
First Minecraft session in library - aimed primarily at 8-13 year olds - bring your own devices or use ours
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Recommendation for cattery please.

Brian H in Stoke Park
Hi, can anybody recommend a cattery, preferably not too far from central Ipswich, for our timid rescue cat to be boarded for a few days?
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David G
Acorn cattery at Copdock is fantastic. The owners are a bit eccentric but the care the cats get is second to none. The cattery has outside runs so the cats get to sit out on their shelfs watching the wildlife. Fantastic rural position cant recommend ... [ more ]
Shaun N
We always use Woodside for our two  Lovely place and great environment and lovely people who run it.  They were more than happy for us to come and have a look around when we inquired.  Our cats seem to be very ... [ more ]


Michael R in Chantry
I assume that many of you will have seen the mess around the shops on Pinewood,opposite Sprites school.The hedgerows are full of empty wine bottles,cans and other rubbish.The recycling area looks like fly tip site.Who can be contacted to remedy this ... [ more ]
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Anita S
And just to add to all the usual rubbish,our road is getting the Subway cups and wrappers to add to it,which by the way IBC,are not getting litter-picked properly lately.
Alex G
I did notice that there has been some more trash blowing about recently, and it seems to have tied in with the trash collection. Some months ago, I came home and saw identifiable paper that I had thrown out that morning with my recycling waste. Is it ... [ more ]


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Sprites lane

Ian A in Blacksmith's Corner
As a dog walker and taking kids to school we walk down Sprites lane from Belstead end. No footpath it floods more cars because of new school it is dangerous you have to go on a wet muddy dog contaminated verge to avoid cars . Babergh need to get their ... [ more ]

Lost please help cat

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Marie sophie F
Thank you so much for everyone's help he now has a new safer collar and is not interested in going out at the moment getting lots of rest x

Missing Cat

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decorator wanted

George W in Maidenhall
Can anyone know a reliable painter/decorater to help me finish decorating my living room  I need one wall papered, and the ceiling and 3 walls painted I live in Chantry area Thanks
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Yvonne B
I have been using a painter called Dave for several years never had a problem although he does get very busy so you may have to wait a bit his number is 07766774420 if that helps

People weighing scales

Marie sophie F in Chantry
Does anybody know where in Ipswich there are any public weighing scales where I can get my correct weight as I don't own any and would like to start the new year off on the right foot they used to be in chemists or swimming pools thank you
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Andrew T
don't weigh youself everyday , you'll drive yourself nuts !   trying to lose weight is a long term venture.   once a week is plenty.  good luck.

driveway/ parking near suffolk one

Wendie H in Pinewood
hi anyone have a driveway we can use during college time 9-4 Monday,wednesday 9-1 Tuesday and thursay 1-4 on Fridays from Monday 11th January till june 2016 thanks in advance

Donate your knitted blankets

Marie sophie F in Chantry
Battersea dogs home are always desperate for knitted blankets and old towels knitted not crochet I am collecting them for my friend to take to battersea dogs home there are some patterns on there website or you may have some already in your cupboards so ... [ more ]