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strange humming noise

Local Conversations in Greenwich

Steven K
Does anyone know what that constant humming noise that we can hear in the Ip2 area. Its been going for a couple of days. Sounds like its coming from a distance. It goes louder and quiter. Very odd and annoying once your ears tune in. Why did the mrs ... [ more ]
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Glen H
Hmm odd. Id be interested to drive there and check if it really is. Is that Ipswich docks?

dogs not on leads in gippeswyk park

Local Conversations in Chantry

Alex W
what do other dog owners feel about people letting dogs mainly staffys run loose on gippeswyk park,for the third time this year my wife has come home in tears saying that a dog running loose in the park has attacked our dog while he is on his lead 
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Glen H
It does have to be laughed at, but I wouldn't raise the point without reason. An acquaintance's dog was attacked badly and cost about £200 in vets bills. They knew where the owners lived and tried to visit them to try to get them to help with the cost. ... [ more ]
Richard G
Thats a Police tact to keep people away .... I was one . Either believe me or not i don't really mind . Why were the Police called , there must have been something that happened to call them ? There are two sides to every story too .

Qigong seminar for beginners 18-19 July

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We would like to invite everybody to take part in the next Zhong Yuan Qigong Level 1 seminar which will take place on 18-19 July 2015 at Castle Hill Community Centre. You will be able to learn about an ancient self-development system from the heart of ... [ more ]
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Qigong is an ancient system from thousands years ago but somehow it’s not widely known. In couple of words, it is about discovering and developing the potential of our body and mind. As you say, it’s always good to learn something new - so you are ... [ more ]

bathroom fitter

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Paul D
Hi, We've just moved house and would like to change the bathroom suite. Just wondered if anyone had any recommendations for anyone that has done a good job, on time and on budget? Thanks in advance
Kate L
Hi - we have had Barry Smith replace our bathroom twice and our kitchen - he has also done the same for a couple of friends and we have all been satisfied. He is reliable, reasonably priced and down to earth. His number is 07888 732 433 regards Kate

Stoke Park ASDA - Petrol Station

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Andrew P
So ASDA want to ruin the nice green area along stoke park drive in front of their store by digging it up and putting in a automated petrol station, this will ruin the look of the site, it is a nice green space, which suits the road and often has people ... [ more ]
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Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

I can't help thinking how full Broomhill swimming pool would be in this horribly hot weather. I went there as a child and it was always crowded. It would be fantastic to go there now, swim a bit if you could find a space in the water, then get out, have ... [ more ]
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Roger A
I cannot swim in Fore St and Crown pools because the chlorine makes me feel sick.  Broomhill was my savior! Now what sickens me is the Council's helpful attitude to middle class yacht owner when compared to the Council's dismissive attitude to working ... [ more ]
Nosey Ron
Broomhill was always very basic , just needs to be the same again , just a pool somewhere to sunbathe and a shop to sell snack and drinks - simple ?

Broomhill Summer Fete

Clubs & Groups in Westerfield

Annie M
Our Summer Fete is on Saturday 4 July 12 - 4 pm, including bouncy castle, Punch & Judy, Face Painting, Craft Stalls, barbeque and entertainment by the Samba Band and Jitterbugs Dance Group.   The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Glen Chisholm will be ... [ more ]
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Why is my TV picture breaking up?  I have tried switching off at the wall, switching off at the Virgin box, pulling plugs out, putting plugs in but still the same.  Do I need a new TV or is it fixable?
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Thanks Alec. I have rung them this morning and they tell me my box is old, bit like me, so they are sending another one. I hope all I have to do is plug it in as anything other than that is beyond me.
I've got the same problem, it's been happening for a couple of weeks now. My box was only replaced a few months ago though.

Humming Man

Local Conversations in Blacksmith's Corner

Amy L
Has anybody else in the Bowland Drive/Quilter Drive area heard a man singing/humming at around 9:30am? We heard him again at about 11pm last night and we're really curious as to what he is singing. It sounds like the same tune repeated over and over ... [ more ]


Local Conversations in Chantry

John W
Any chance that Stoke Park residents, particularly in the Furness Close area, can stop feeding birds. Perhaps those people do not realise that it is not just the pretty little birds that feed on them. Mainly it is pigeons, who are getting fatter and ... [ more ]
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John W
I'd like to point out that, rather weirdly, there is someone else with the same user name posting anti-animal ( and specifically anti pigeon info) stuff which I don't agree with. There are just some people who don't like animals and do their best the ... [ more ]
John W
I wouldn't say it is "rather weird" to have the same user name as you when the name is actually "John W". One of the most common first names in the UK and an arbitrary letter of the alphabet. I think it's rather weird that you think it is rather weird. ... [ more ]

Missing white cat

Lost & Found in Stoke Park

Ellie W
Hello all, We have a white cat who has been missing from Admiral road in Thorington park since Saturday morning (27th) when she had a fright from a dog and hasn't been seen since. She is all white and has distinctive eyes; two different colours: one ... [ more ]

36th Ipswich Scout Group Summer Fete 2015

Clubs & Groups in Wherstead

JUL 04
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sprites school playing field in chantry
The 36th Ipswich scout group is holding its annual fete on the 4th of July. As the fete falls on Independence Day we have chosen an American theme. We have lots of fun things to do, great food and interesting entertainment. Please come along and support ... [ more ]
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Cathy G
Thanks for including Chantry library in the list of local groups Our fun day is tomorrow
Here's thought- I always took my children to this event and remember losing my daughter there one year ( only for a few minutes) She must have been about 3 at the time although I can recall it as if it were yesterday! She's 28 next birthday so that ... [ more ]

Pagan Council Open Day

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

JUL 11
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Ipswich Oddfellows Hall, High Street
Robin H
A day of talks, storytelling, music and discussion panels exploring the polytheist & pantheist religions (such as Druidry, Wicca, Heathenry, Kemeticism etc.). Free to attend, refreshments provided during the day. The event is aimed both at pagans and ... [ more ]

fundraiser for new carpets for the centre

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Looks like a great event :) Not sure if you've seen these? It says you're raising money for new carpets and there's another charity on here selling new carpet to raise funds! Maybe you could both help each other... Then you'll have funds left over for ... [ more ]

Nacton Road Roadworks

Local Conversations in Pinewood

Suffolk County Council
Hello everyone, I wanted to make sure that you had seen the advance notice about the traffic roadworks to start around the Ravenswood/Nacton Road roundabout. Suffolk Highways improvements programme will open up additional road capacity around Nacton ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Good afternoon everyone, I have been in touch with the Highways Team and put some of your questions to them. Here are the answers I have been given. Q. Can we publish the detailed plan of the works? A. As this is a phased programme of works, some ... [ more ]

Saying hello to passers-by

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

John B
Had a long walk out with my daughter yesterday evening, around Maidenhall, and was pleasantly surprised to find most passers-by smiled and said hello. Not just older couples but some young people too. Cheered me up :)
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Linda C
I also find that English people have the time to say hello or morning when you are out and also down our road with people who I don't know on a personal level. we were all brought up with good manners , it does not hurt to say a greeting to who ever you ... [ more ]
John W
I walk in Christchurch Park every morning and find most people say 'Good morning' if you say it to them, we came here from rural Suffolk where everyone spoke and I find pretty much the same here, if you give people a chance. I agree with Richard though, ... [ more ]

Garden fencing

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Brian H
Hi. Can anybody recommend a fencing contractor for a job in central Ipswich please. I need the existing fencing removed and replaced by a 2mt high x approx. 50mt long, close boarded fence, plus 2 side gates.
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James H
I can recommend someone myself, ive done a lot of fencing in the past and still do. references available. here is my number 07901381057 .james

A12 roadworks extended again! See below how to complain

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Garry S
News that the A12 roadworks between Copdock and East Bergholt will continue to cause disruption for another month has caused serious irritation among motorists and the business community in Suffolk. The new delay will mean the work will have taken twice ... [ more ]
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Yes. It's all a big conspiracy by "the authorities" to prove that by slowing traffic down, that improves the traffic flow, reduces accidents, doesn't overly affect journey times, probably increases productivity in the process, saves fuel, oh, and ... [ more ]
Mike B
When I drove down the A12 from Ipswich yesterday there were no restrictions. Does anyone know if they're now gone for good?

Jos diner

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

Cathy S
Hello to all :) I really feel the need to recommend jos diner at Boltons truck stop - it has a large menu including home cooked meals and full English breakfast served all day - it's family friendly and wheel chair accessible - free wifi - TV and air ... [ more ]
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I went for breakfast last weekend with the family and the food was great, the service was fantastic and if anyone thinks this place is only for truckers, it defiantly isn't! We will return! Keep up the good work girls :)

Speeding - Hadleigh Rd

Local Conversations in Chantry

Derek R
Anyone know how to get the police to deal with speeding on Hadleigh Rd?  Me and the dog fear for our lives sometimes crossing over to Chantry Park with cars speeding into and out of town. That includes some very big vans and lorries.
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Glen H
It's ridiculous on Sheldrake. I've been held up for an hour for a "routine stop" in the area yet EVERY night people are testing their 0 - 60's every day on our road. I was nearly run over by an Audi last week who seemed to deliberately speed up to try ... [ more ]
Robert H
Dear All. I am Councillor Hall I.B.C. and I hold the shadow portfolio for transport. Speeding has been a problem all over the town for a long time. I would be most interested in hearing your views on speeding, although it is not an easy nut to crack. ... [ more ]

Broomhill Summer Fete

Clubs & Groups in Westerfield

JUL 04
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Broomhill Library, (formerly Westbourne Library) Sherrington Road IP14HT
Julie A
The new Westbourne Samba Band will be performing - a lovely warm-up to get toes tapping before jitterbug dancing!

Messy Church

Clubs & Groups in Chantry

JUN 20
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Shepherd Drive Baptist Church

Cleaner wanted

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Cathy G
Can anyone out there recommend a good cleaner living in Chantry area would could work about 2 hours a week for my Mum?

Moving house. I need a company to do it and boxes. Any one got a suggestion?

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I need lots of smallish boxes for me to pack as we have lots of books and files. I need a firm who will give value for money and care about our belongings. Journey time is about 20minutes. Three bedroomed semi with garage. Anyone got a ... [ more ]
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Barbeque provider needed

Recommendations in Copdock

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Richard G
Presumably he has improved ?