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O J M in Ipswich Town Centre
I seem to have lost the connection from my TV to my Virgin box.  I have pressed buttons and moved cables as instructed by Virgin but just get the message 'powering up, please wait'.  I have moved so many cables now I feel qute dizzy.  They suggest it may ... [ more ]
Graham C
Surely the 'powering up' message is from the Virgin box, nothing to do with the TV... insist on a Virgin engineer's visit as your box is faulty

Foxhall stadium

James in Castle Hill
I was at foxhall stadium car boot sale sunday people complain about litter that is left from events on the area, i am complaining about the land mines (dogs poo) that are ignored by the dogs owners ,and for those that make the effort to bag it and the ... [ more ]
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Alan H
Fulcrum My friend believe me I couldn't care a toss what others think of me just because I post truthful and to the point comments. These never fear I will continue to post whatever others think. Cheers mate.
John j
James and Alan h as much as I totally disagree with what you say glad Alan that you will carry on posting as your comments have made a lot of other people take part and that's what this sort of site needs input for all walks of life and if you've made ... [ more ]


Jean G in Ipswich Town Centre
thank  you to everybody who replied to my comment about a b.t scam I was receiving i've ignored it as I wasn't happy about it but it's nice to have other peoples opinions on the matter I can rest now that I did the right thing .

Old batteries or cable please?

Andy P in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi, Has anyone got any old Car/Van or Truck or leisure batteries sitting around which they don't want, I could do with a few and would be willing to collect from the local area? Ideally they can still hold a bit of charge, but not essential as I dont ... [ more ]
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New Regular Qigong Classes from 31 May

Qigonguk in Qigonguk
Join us for our set of friendly and relaxing Qigong classes starting 31 May 2016 in Ipswich. Discover the health improvement and self-development system from the heart of ancient traditions. Learn how to: increase your energy levels and open energy ... [ more ]
Just a few days left before the fresh start of our regular sessions. Join us to discover how qigong can help you gain your inner strength, improve health and grow spiritually. Everybody is welcome!

Chantry Walled Garden Plant Sale

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Chantry Walled Garden - Chantry Park
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Join us at Chantry Walled Garden (Chantry Park) for our plant  sale with a huge array of fantastic perennials and shrubs. All shrubs and perennials will be priced at only £5/ plant! Come and make your garden or green space bloom for summer! All ... [ more ]

Public Toilets in Ipswich Town Centre/Waterfront

Claire R in Akenham
Decided to take a walk down to the waterfront with my daughter one evening last week. Apart from Majors Corner public toilets (anyone know the opening hours for these? ) realised that the lack of facilities is actually dreadful. Unless I wanted to go ... [ more ]
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The only thing I can think of to recommend is popping into a pub etc and buying a bottle of water. Then you can legitatmely use the facilities.
Andrew T
NatureGal20 days "The only thing I can think of to recommend is popping into a pub etc and buying a bottle of water. Then you can legitatmely use the facilities" of course the trouble with this is that once you've drunk the water you need a wee wee ... [ more ]


Angela W in Greenwich
I can't help thinking the anglers I see in Chantry Park and other parts of Ipswich have a disproportionately negative affect. They ride their motorbikes to the lake where they camp out for days, they leave a huge amount of rubbish both in and outside of ... [ more ]
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Angela W
Nick G. I also clear up a lot of cans and litter myself, just goes to show how much there is. The ones causing the most problems have expensive motorbikes and camping equipment,
Nick G
Camping equipment is almost part of the fishing life, and it doesn't have to be expensive, a basic tent costs around £50😉 I actually used to fish the lake regularly, but the anti social behaviour from some people, not just anglers, but dog walkers as ... [ more ]

Lloyds Bank Cornhill Closing?

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Hello folks. Does anyone know what's happening with the Lloyds Bank on the Cornhill? Allsop estate agents have a brochure offering the premises for sale.  I can't imagine this will please many Lloyds Bank customers and hopefully won't end up as a ghost ... [ more ]
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Sylvia M
I thought the old PO/ Lloyds closed a while ago....main branch opposite is still up & running. My son works there & no mentions of it closing so far.
The smaller branch (Lloyds Cornhill South) which I believe was previously a TSB has reduced opening hours which are Wednesdays only. This is officially 10am-2pm although sometimes it might open around 11am. If you need to go into the bank on a Wednesday, ... [ more ]

Metalworker wanted

Irene G in Wherstead
Can anyone recommend anyone who could make me a metal fence with a metal gate adjoining. Would like it about 6ft tall .
Tim F
Hi Irene....yes I can help...Haven't been welding long but sure it can't be that hard. I've even put a new blades in my hacksaw. Will pop over ok


Tony O in Copdock
Hi.Can anyone recommend  a recycle place or group that will take in left over paint. many thanks Tony O
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Nikki B
Tony - I think soil does just as well.  We put a little soil in ours and left them to dry out.  But dependant on how much is left in the can, just leaving the lid off will dry them out in no time once the sun comes out. I was told by Foxhall tip to leave ... [ more ]

Window Cleaner Recommendation for IP2 area of Ipswich please.

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Patricia D in Ipswich Town Centre
Having recently moved to Ipswich I seem always to be asking for recommendations. Streetlifers have been very helpful. This time we need an electrician to do change a bulb in a floodlight please.

Dog Boarding Kennels

Patricia D in Ipswich Town Centre
Could anyone recommend a really good, fairly small if possible, boarding kennel for our 7 month old puppy? We may need to board her in September for 11 days. It will be her first time away from us and we should like to find a kennel where the dogs really ... [ more ]


St Peters by the waterfront
Carol W in Belstead
providing children and young people with workshops to develop their creative skills through songwriting. book now or telephone 01449-761930 for more information.

Euro 2016 Panini Sticker Swap

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, IP2 0QY
Chantry Library in Chantry
Chantry Library is hosting a Euro 2016 Panini Sticker Swap event! Simply bring along your spare stickers, swap them and stick them! Get the stickers you need! This event is open to all and runs from 09:30am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm.
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Colin H in Pinewood
Can anyone recommend someone that can hang wallpaper on 1 wall of a bedroom, have the paper and the paste.

street lights

JH in Belstead
Can anyone tell me why all the street lights in the Pinewood area  were on all night last night (Friday/Saturday) This is the second time in about the last 6 weeks
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Suffolk County Council
Hi again Paul H, The street lighting team have advised that they are currently half-way through a 10,000 lamp change over across the county. The main traffic routes are being changed over first as these lamps are kept on all night and this change ... [ more ]

camera lost on Chantry park is this you

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Norwich Road Parking Enforcement

Jeremy C in Castle Hill
Any one else noticed that in past few weeks the IBC Parking Officers have been ticketing illegally parked cars outside shops on Norwich Road.
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Steve S: excellent idea. I doubt very much whether it would take a few months to resolve the problem. A week at the most. Word would soon get round that there are consequences if regulations are ignored.

Roller Blinds

Patricia D in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone recommend a local independent roller blind company please? I need a blackout blind made and fitted soon to prevent our granddaughter waking us at dawn! With the days getting longer we find lack of sleep increasing.
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You can buy a huge blackout blind from Amazon. It has suckers to stick onto windows and can go on and off like a yoyo. I think I paid about £25 and it was worth every penny. It's called a 'gro anywhere blind'. This one is 198x130cms. Any help?
Patricia D
Thanks to you all for the helpful recommendations. I am following several of them up as I hope to have the blind in situ by late June.

electrician Norwich road area

Steven Smith 01473 635888__mob_ 07850567000 done a few jobs for me very good can recommend .

Double Glazing Hinge Repairs

Claire R in Akenham
Can anyone make any recommendations for repairing hinges on my double glazed windows. It is not a job my other half can take on and need at least 2 windows looking at.  Many thanks
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Jean G
hi clair try david at crystal glaze he's very good his phone number is 01473404725 or mobile07745914980 he done a repair job for me so I would recommend him .

Pond at Stone Lodge park

Angela G in Pinewood
I walked round this lovely pond this week end and noticed there was only one lone goose, does anyone know what has happened to the rest? he/ she looked so lonely, also there are no ducks, what's happened?


Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
Has anyone noticed the huge amount of rubbish laying around the shops at Stoke park ? Not sure why this is not cleared up as have seen people picking litter in the area.
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