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Doorstep sellers in the area

Graham C in Gainsborough
We've had a visit this evening from a young man claiming to be on a prison release programme. He showed a card with photo ID, saying his name was Cameron.  He had a large black bag on his back.   I politely told him I do not buy goods on the doorstep ... [ more ]

Branching Out and Growing Together -Garden Project for Older People at Chantry Walled Garden

ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Branching Out – Growing Together A community project for older people at Chantry Walled Garden Chantry Park, Hadleigh Rd, Ipswich IP2 0BS Tuesdays and Thursdays If you are an older person, living in the area, and would like to learn skills, ... [ more ]


Julie S in Sproughton
Hi, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced any harrassment or threats by someone living on the main High Street in Sproughton? I dont wish to say who at this stage as the situation is not too good and I cannot put myself at further risk. I'm ... [ more ]
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Thomas L
Suggest you try and take a photo of this individual on your mobile. Then the police will have something tangible to work with. No excuse for this kind of behaviour. All bullies are cowards anyway.

Carpet cleaner

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Lesley S
Ive just had my lounge carpet & suite cleaned by Hawkins Homecare, Lovely local guy & his wife. They did a fantastic job, I was so pleased. Wern't the cheapest but after initially booking someone cheaper I changed my mind & I'm so glad I ... [ more ]

Suffolk Soul Singers' Christmas Concert

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St Peters by the Waterfront
Graham C in Gainsborough
Soul and gospel - and some seasonal favourites - with jazz stylings from our community choir and childrens' choir. Tickets only £10 from the venue or from Suffolk Soul Singers. Afternoon event!

New Year's Eve disco

The Meeting Place Community Centre Limerick Close Ip1 5lr
The Meeting Place Centre in Ipswich Town Centre
7pm till 1am Buffet Bring your own alcohol Tickets £8 adult £3 Children Tickets £5 if you do not wish to eat More info contact Mags 01473 745470

Rukus Band and Disco

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The Meeting Place Limerick Close Ipswich Ip1 5lr



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Joan L
Boxted fencing Colchester. They make all the panels and posts so no middle man. Just used them again on our 4th property. Won't use anyone else. You may have to wait a while but they are better and more competitively priced than anyone else we contacted.
Jenny A
We can thoroughly recommend Richard James 07799205836/01473272086. He has recently replaced a fence for us. He was reliable,tidy and very reasonable. Actually he was recommended to us on Streetlife.

Ipswich buses

Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
I have just returned from town on a no 15A bus a young mum got on the bus with a tripper and lots of bags of shopping. People helped her put her shopping on the rack but by the time she reached her stop most had got off. The young lady driving the bus ... [ more ]
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Iain C
Great to hear that there are some interactive and helpful people out there. Out of curiosity though why are SCC feeding back to teams, providing SCC links and commenting when it's Ipswich Buses and IBC? I know they operate what's left of P&R ... [ more ]
Jeremy Cooper MD IBL
Thank you for the positive comments. I am very proud to hear about our team doing a great job, despite the cold and the busy roads. Suffolk do always pass transport comments they receive onto us, even though the services in question are often not ... [ more ]

gas hob

Tony T
Hi Tony, Kingsley's Plumbing and Heating Services will fit it for you. £115 ish if within one metre of connection. He's local on 07823446339.


Michael L in Whitton
it was great to read such positive comments about changes in Ipswich reported in the free edition of the Evening Star yesterday. It was also good to see yet another new shop in the centre of town and we had an excellent meal in Wagamuma last night, ... [ more ]
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Jeremy C
There was talk of a phase 3 to the road changes from last year with a slip road from Havens to A14 avoiding the roundabouts but this sensible idea has not been done.
Ipswich Ltd
Having an office in West Road I know too well the difficulties you are facing Nigel. A major advantage of being your own boss is being able to be flexible with your working hours - and I think an increasing number of businesses are doing this for ... [ more ]

Christmas Fair

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Chantry Library and Hawthorn Children's Centre
Cathy G in Copdock
Fun for all the family, with raffle (display of prizes and tickets available from the library now) Gifts and crafts, refreshments, tombola, cup cake decorating, lucky dip, bargain books, children's games and stories and a chance to see Father ... [ more ]

Christmas Coffee Morning and Plant Sale

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Chantry Walled Garden, Chantry Park
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
ActivLives Chantry Walled Garden is holding a Christmas Coffee Morning and plant sale on Thursday 1 December 2016 from 10.30am until 2.30pm. There will be pansies galore to brighten up the winter months, and primroses to welcome in the Spring, ... [ more ]

Christmas carol concert

Lorna S in Chantry
If you feel like getting into the Christmas spirit come and join the Belstead singers and the children of Halifax school. We are putting on a performance at Halifax school , Prince of Wales Drive, Ipswich on Saturday 3rd December at 7pm. Tickets are ... [ more ]

Power cut

D in Washbrook Street
Has anyone else had a couple of power cuts this evening in the Pinewood/Belstead area? couple of seconds each but enough to knock out TV and broadband. One at about 8.20 pm and one at about 7.10 pm
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Ruth L
Virgin was affected by the power problems too,  that was mentioned on facebook last night...the text updates I got was that a cable was fixed in Birkfield drive, though the loud bangs worries me...
Ipswich Ltd
It is poor. Telecommunication companies should have Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS -  Google it, not science fiction!) to stop any problems. Not exactly a diesel backup generator but should have enough capacity for 10 minutes battery-backup ... [ more ]

Wanted baby stuff

Girly G in Chantry
Wanted baby stuff for a grandchild expected in May can't remember all I need and could anyone advise where to find maternity things for a first time mum thank you
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If you are on Facebook or know someone who is, there are groups that you can join which sell specifically baby stuff. It's great as you can see photos and know what area and price is wanted straight away. Prices are normally very cheap, it's well ... [ more ]


Barbara in Ipswich Town Centre
Wouldn't it be a good idea if we could have something a little more unusual in Ipswich, to draw people an ice skating rink for example? I'm sure it would pull in business to the town, there aren't any others around this area to my knowledge.
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Caroline S
Was Snoasis ever built? Chelmsford have an indoor one all year round which was really popular when I went but it's so far away. Would love one closer.
Chrissie W
Where is the Felixtowe one and when does it open? I'd support a permanent one here, although Chelmsford is not that far and the rink is only 15 mins walk from the station.

Charity gig/disco

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The Meeting Place Community Centre

Seating in Ipswich.....

Janice S in Chantry
Morning everyone.... :) Has anyone lamented the lack of seating in the newly refurbed Buttermarket Shopping Mall?  Struggling across from the other side of town centre, the previous seats were welcome to rest weary feet for a short time before ... [ more ]
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There is a pharmacy in the centre, there should have been seating re-added from the outset, not after 12+ months. Unless there are plans to add in new stairs or lifts to access Empire, and proposed seats would be effected by those works, I see no ... [ more ]
Janice S
Ahh! ....    Thanks for for this link, NatureGal....  glad to see efforts are being made to request reinstating  a few seats..  the town is so spread out and our old legs and feet ceratinly feel it.   I wouldn't go so far as to 'sit on some retailers ... [ more ]

Lost Purse

Chris R in Ipswich Town Centre
I just needed to say a HUGE thank you to the man who handed in my purse at Argos today. I don't know whether he uses Streetlife but I'm hopeful! I left my purse on a shelf in the store whilst looking at one of the catalogues!! At this time of the year ... [ more ]
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Christmas Coffee Morning

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Shepherd Drive Baptist Church (car access from Laburnum Drive)
Rodney C in Washbrook
Coffee morning at Shepherd Drive Baptist Church (near the roundabout at the junction of Hawthorn Drive, Belmont Road and Shepherd Drive).  Crafts, bird boxes, etc  and homemade cakes, preserves and plants to buy. Also designer Christmas wrapping ... [ more ]


Tom C in Washbrook
I have a blocked section of roof guttering and also a small section that needs replacing , I live in the Pinewood area and wondered if anyone in the area would be able to help thanks
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Jean G
hi tom c just a word of warning don't display your address on the page private message the person for security reasons !

Broomhill Christmas Fayre

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Broomhill Library, Sherrington Road IP1 4HT
Annie M in Westerfield
Meet Father Christmas , Have your face painted,  Try craft making , Have a go on the tombola,  Buy a raffle ticket,  Guess the weight of the cake, Find out latest news on Broomhill Swimming Pool  Are you looking for Christmas presents? Our stalls ... [ more ]

Shrub removal

Yvonne B in Chantry
Wanted someone to dig up and take away some shrubs one which is quite large if anyone can help please IP2 area