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Bus Pass

Local Conversations in Wherstead

Leavenheath
My husband over heard a conversation in a shop in town (he is always earwigging) that the pensioner bus passes are to be stopped. Anybody know if it is true?
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Alex
When it comes to benefit information, I tend to look at the Welfare News Service as they spend their time researching the information before publishing. Also, their ethos is to help those in need rather than to use scare tactics or follow any particular ... [ more ]

Street Lights

Local Conversations in Blacksmith's Corner

Pat H
Thought that "certain circumstances" enabled the street lights to be left on when needed. Obviously the council did not think it would help with the forecast high winds last night for people to actually see the trees or large branches on the ground ... [ more ]
Roger A
Betfred on Felixstowe Road lost a section of panelling.  Whether anyone felt sufficiently sympathetic to tell them that part of their exterior was lying in the gutter, remains to be seen.  Premises used to be a bank if my memory serves me correctly.
Ruth L
I know it was a wee bit scary walking to work on that morning, when the real time monitor for the buses was also lying by the side of the road up on Hawthorn drive, it looked like it had been blown off the pole! Lucky no exposed wires so we phoned it in ... [ more ]

dog and guinea pig boarding

Recommendations in Greenwich

Angela W
Can anyone recommend a dog kennel in Ipswich? I've seen a couple advertised but they seem rather big and I'm not sure they would be suitable for a nervous dog.  Also I have two guinea pigs which I need to board, any ideas?
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Kathy P
Sorry Maisie, no difference!  I don't tend to use the phrase dog boarder as that's also what kennels do, and looking after someone's dog in your own home is nothing like putting them in a kennel!

Gas fitter

Recommendations in Maidenhall

Barbara F
Does anyone know of a gas fitter who could put in a gas supply from my boiler in kitchen to the hob?  Thanks

quiz afternoon

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

The Meeting Place Centre
If you get bored cause the weather is a bit pants today The Meeting place, Community Centre,Limerick Close IP1 5LR is a holding a Sport/Music Quiz today from 3.30 if you want to rustle up a team of 4/6 its £5 a per person includes Jacket Spud bring ya ... [ more ]

Greenhouse glass neded

Local Conversations in Washbrook

Paul B
I have an old greenhouse on my allotment but a number of panes have been broken. If you  have some spare ones I can use I would be grateful. I need four panes 20 inches square and six panes 18 inches by 20 inches. I can collect anywhere in or around ... [ more ]
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Easter holiday activities for young people in Ipswich

Clubs & Groups in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
There are lots of sporting & craft activities going on over the Easter holidays for young people in Ipswich including basketball, football, arts & crafts, snorkeling, table tennis, archery & much more. Details can be found here: ... [ more ]

What kind of area Renfrew Road is???

Local Conversations in Gainsborough

Internet Beans
Hi, I am thinking about renting a house on Renfrew road Ipswich and wondering if anyone can help me and give some feedback about this area. Is it good place to live? Thanks, Sami
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Jeffrey C
I do not live on Rushmere  estate but have always lived in or near Ipswich and I think that Rushmere is considered by many as the best council estate in Ipswich with a lot of the houses now being privately owned.It has very good facilities and all the ... [ more ]

Thanks

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

Computer classes

Clubs & Groups in Castle Hill

Johnny
Does anyone know of any part time adult computer learning classes for beginners in or around Ipswich. The local college use to do adult leisure courses some years ago but that seems to have stopped, same with the library. My wife needs to learn how to ... [ more ]
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AnaickS
Hi Johnny Realise Future (01473 23860) have also their IT courses at Castle Hill Community Centre Highfield Road Ipswich IP1 6DG on Thursdays.  Here is their online brochure for their ... [ more ]

Ipswich Borough Council volunteers for community shops

Local Conversations in Pinewood

John S
Shop Volunteers Needed... We need volunteers for community shops. You will be provided with all the support you need. If you are unemployed volunteering can help your skills and boost your confidence. You'll meet new people and improve your CV at the ... [ more ]
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Table Top sale

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

The Meeting Place Centre
Reminder of Table Top sale this Saturday 11am til 3pm at The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close, Whitehouse Rd, Ip1 5lr Teddy Tombola, Raffle, Cake Stall, and the cafe will be open please tell ya friends. Tables £5 to book please ring the ... [ more ]

Please vote for my pup Jack

Local Conversations in Bramford

Abbi L
Hi please vote for my pup Jack in the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity competition. It's on Facebook. Click on the link below and like Jack's picture to help him win! Thank you :-) ... [ more ]
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Brown Bins

Local Conversations in Maidenhall

Linda E
Does any one know if the brown bins are likely to be emptied this week in the Blenheim Road area. They should have been emptied on Tuesday. Don't know whether to leave the bin out or not. I've go loads of green waste so in wil be refilled as soon as it's ... [ more ]
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JH
Have you tried looking on their web site, Babergh council gives an update of bins that ate late being collected

allotments

Local Conversations in Washbrook

Carol B
the allotments at chantry for 2 nights broken into smashed sheds glass plots damaged if these idiots.(could find better word but not allowed)if they new how much work goes into these plots.the older plot holders its there life.thats all they have left.I ... [ more ]
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Harley T
If you think they might return and you'd like help conducting a stake-out, I'm more or less nocturnal so I'd be happy to take a shift. Also if there's mess that needs cleaning up feel free to message me. I live nearby (assuming you're talking about the ... [ more ]
Emalkuda
Harley what a lovely selfless offer, I wish there were more people in the world like you. I have nothing to do with this post but felt like you deserve a pubic reply.

Speed limit on the A12

Local Conversations in Washbrook Street

Tina Y
Does anyone know how long the work between Ipswich and Colchester is going on for. Going towards Colchester I can see that they have resurfaced the road, but I never see the workmen at work. Just wondered.
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Linda C
Well if they can't get at you with the town roadworks they are trying it a different way. sounds like our council or SSC.

Ipswich Borough Council volunteers for community shops

Clubs & Groups in Pinewood

John S
Shop Volunteers Needed... We need volunteers for community shops. You will be provided with all the support you need. If you are unemployed volunteering can help your skills and boost your confidence. You'll meet new people and improve your CV at the ... [ more ]

Lost chicken

Lost & Found in Gainsborough

Graham C
We have lost one of our pet chickens... She is a lavender (silver grey coloured) frizzle - very distinctive, as her feathers point towards her head instead of away, giving her a ruffled appearance. She is small - bantam sized. We'd be grateful for any ... [ more ]
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Owners no longer informed if dog gets run over!

Local Conversations in Wherstead

Leavenheath
What do you think about the fact that road workers are not required to check the collar and micro chip of dogs that get run over, and that their bodies can be disposed of without telling their doubtless worried owners? Will any of our politicians be ... [ more ]
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Beryl E
ur all so rite but the matter is the owners its got to be sad wen they find out ,i would be mad if they hadnt told me , i think they should bring the licence back ,
Tina
Sorry if it's already been mentoned but I read that it was going to be law from next year to have all dogs micro-chipped due to the expense councils pay looking after strays. So, surely it follows that they will scan all dogs, dead or alive?

Blanketweed

Recommendations in Greenwich

Joan L
We inherited a garden pond when we moved. It is well stocked with fish and we are struggling with blanketweed. Used chemicals last summer but would prefer to use other methods if anyone has any suggestions please. We are new to pond maintenance!!
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Andrew T
I have about 5 koi which are about 9 to 12 inches long and about 20 smaller fish about 3 to 6 inch mixed goldfish and koi. plus the grass carp and 2 gudgeon to take care of any sludge etc.
Graham S
I work at the Environment Agency and we recommend this website http://www.freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/ we also have staff who can advise particularly if it is an invasive species http://www.nonnativespecies.org/home/index.cfm call 03708 506506

Counter Top Oven & Grill

Give, Lend & Borrow in Rose Hill

Ipswich Lad
Does anyone want a grill/oven that sits on top of the counter. It's really a combination microwave but the microwave's packed up. It's probably fixable but we're about to change our kitchen and my good lady has decided it must go. It's now in my boot ... [ more ]

Tow bar

Recommendations in Copdock

Tony O
Hi I bought a tow bar from the Internet for my Espace.can anyone recommend a fitter Many thanks Tony O
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Tony O
Hi Claire. Thanks for that will have a look.I did try some places,but they would only do it,if it is one that they fit?.
Richard G
Tony - Fitting a towbar is fairly straight forward . The trouble you will have is a towbar fitter will profit from the sale of the Towbar in the supply/fitting process . You have tried to get one avoiding them and they will charge quite alot for the ... [ more ]

WARNING! Dog snatchers

Local Conversations in Pinewood

Zo Bo
please be aware of a green van parked around the belstead meadows and surrounding areas. Two men attempting to snatch dogs. Keep your eyes peeled .
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Harley T
How do we know they're dog snatchers? What should we do? Personally, I wouldn't rely on the police to handle this..
Michael R
My son called the police in about this green van being parked and riding around marbled white drive on Sunday.Others had called them too.Said he was waiting for his brother to finish work.They quizzed the guy but no action was taken.He still was around ... [ more ]

Need a reliable builder

Recommendations in Stoke

J D
I need someone to repair the leak in the roof of a house. I have other jobs around the home and garden such as guttering cleaning and repair to be done too. Does anyone have a recommendation?
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J D
Thank you everybody! It seems like there are some reliable workmen out there doing a fantastic job. Great to hear. I can now get started!
Janet R
Hi Richard, Thanks for getting back to me. My garden is not big, but it just needs a general tidy up ready for the summer.I'm not sure how I send a private message on here, but my mobile number is 07758192641. I am about mainly in the afternoons if you ... [ more ]

Easter Egg Hunt

Clubs & Groups in Copdock

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Chantry Library