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Gas cooker repairer

Tony G in Chantry
I am looking for a "Gorgi" registered fitter to replace a small part in a nine year old 'Cannon' gas cooker.
Christine M
Corgi is now Gas Safe. Go to their website put in your postcode and a list of registered fitters and what they are qualified to do will come up. Hope this works ok for you.

bathroom fitters

Tom C in Washbrook
Hi , can anyone recommend a good local bathroom installer who can quote a reasonable price, have just had a quote from B&Q but not at all happy with it. thanks Val W
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Jean G
Stowmarket bathroom and kitchen fitters they are very nice gave us a good quote and they will give you a choise of wether  you use your own fitters or there's you buy at trade price as well they are at stowupland worth the drive out there !!
Christine M
Used a chap called Simon surname forgotten but starts with H. 07956 369717. Did a good job. His tiling was excellent and he came up with some good suggestions

Tower block

Michael R in Chantry
The tower block down on the waterfront has had lots of its cladding/facia missing for years now and more seems to have come off recently.Its an eyesore in a time when development of the area seems to be picking up.Dos any one know what's happening.???
Christine M
Told by someone who lived there that there is disagreement between developers and designers both blaming each other for poor workmanship. How true this is though I can't say. However it needs sorting quick as I'm sure it must be affecting the integrity ... [ more ]

Belstead House

Suzanne M in Wherstead
Has anyone else heard that Belstead House is to be used for the building of homes? What happened to the use as a nursing home?
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Thomas L
I made a spelling mistake -hair brained should probably be hare brained but hair or hare - the meaning is clear. The scheme is a disaster about to happen. Its not about nimbyism but about common sense.f
Christine M
As Richard said there are many empty homes that could be improved having been inside Belstead House I feel it is a great shame if it is demolished or altered too much. I suspect it was purchased from the council with development in mind. Too many ... [ more ]

Car Parking in Tower Road and outside St. Mary the Tower.

Alex G in Maidenhall
Be careful: £70 parking tickets are being issued to cars parked in the Tower Road bays marked for disabled badge holders. These bays are only to be used during the permitted hours Mon - Sat 11 am - 4.30pm and not at all on Sundays. No loading permitted ... [ more ]
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Linda C
That is so true, my husband got a ticket there a while back but couldn't see the sign as at the time a lorry had hopped in there in front of the notice. didn't care that it is for disabled

Fundraising ball

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The manor ballroom, 4 St Margaret's green, Ipswich
Bear for an Angel in Bear for an Angel
£10 pp or discounts on 6 or more people for example 6 people would be £40 (saving £20) A fun and laid back event to raise money for a local not profit organisation with disco, buffet, bar & raffle With room for 200 people this event is not to be ... [ more ]

Broomhill Christmas Fayre

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Broomhill Library, Sherrington Road IP1 4HT
Annie M in Westerfield
Something for all the family including stalls, face painting, Father Christmas, refreshments.  Come and support your local Library.

Are there any dog walkers avalible

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Lyn A
I use K9-5 Pet Care. The lady is lovely and my dog adores walking with her. Here is her facebook page

CRESS Community Christmas Market and Cafe

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CRESS Pavilion Halifax Road, Ipswich, IP2 8RE
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
CRESS Market promises a green Christmas! The CRESS pavilion will open its doors for its first Christmas market since its launch in March. The popular market will be its biggest yet with new stallholders selling vegan cakes and a whole array of ... [ more ]

ActivSheds- Men's Shed at the People's Community Garden

ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Feel healthier, learn new skills, make friends and Get more involved in your community! The People’s Community Garden will be opening its shed doors for a new ActivSheds group and we are looking for members of the community who would like to share or ... [ more ]
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Garry S That sounds great, any help will be much appreciated. I will be in touch and we can sort something out. And if anyone else wants to get involved let me know.. there will be tea and biscuits!
Just to remind anyone who is interested our first ActivSheds Meeting is this Friday 27th at 10am at the Halifax Pavilion. Why not come along and find out what it's all about? There will definitely be tea, coffee and biscuits anyway! The address is ... [ more ]

The teapot project

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Simon L I'd heard of this project and been meaning to check it out, its at the top of Northgate Street at McGintys & Sons. Sounds interesting...

Would appreciate it if anyone can spare any?

Andrew 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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Looking for some talking books cassette tapes CDs or SD stick

Marie sophie F in Chantry
Looking for these to try out my music player wireless for the blind has given me as I have read most at my local library has any one got any story cassettes in there loft I like lots of topics including poetry thanks for reading
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Clock repairer wanted

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Ipswich Lad
Have used Robert Drake many times: Give yourself an hour though, because he can talk the hind legs off a donkey. Very good at fixing clocks & watches though.
Tim F
Hi Yvonne, my father has used Mr Negus 423 Woodbridge Rd 01473721554. He sorted his Grandfather clock and my french movement in my slate mantle clock. Give him a call Regards Tim

Christmas Fair

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive
Cathy G in Copdock
Christmas Fair with Father Christmas and grotto, refreshments, crafts and gifts (all under £5) booksale, children's games, stories and treasure hunt, councillors surgery, lucky dip and  cup cake decorating. Fancy dress optional!

Onsie/Pyjamas Disco

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The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close, Whitehouse
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National Grid Works on Chantry

Anita S in Blacksmith's Corner
I would like to know why there hasn't been any notification to householders,regarding the National Grid works going on over roads in Chantry.How long are these going to last and which roads are affected etc.A courtesy letter sent to roads affected before ... [ more ]
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Ruth L
And I checked earlier, they've now extended the works on Kingfisher/Pheasant/Hawthorn drive junction until the 21st of December, if you're walking along the path in the early hours, there's no warning lights which makes it slightly ... [ more ]

TV Repair


Leavenheath in Wherstead
I have a printer sitting in my room, Kodak ESP3250, it was my daughters, but when she changed to a new computer she couldn't get it to work again. She has at last said i can get rid of it, so if any one is interested in trying to get it going or for ... [ more ]

road closed

Paul S in Stoke
what on earth is going on ,2 days now Belstead rd has been closed for road works,very incoveniant to motorists
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John W
Surely they should be working 24/7 to fix this as it is an "emergency" rather than just inconvenience the 1000's of people who are affected by this.
Been watching all the traffic piling up in maidenhall approach from our window, luckily i don't have to go out until quarter past nine by which time things calm down!

Sproughton Carols

Jacqueline S in Pinewood
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:   Just a quick reminder that the Wild Man in Sproughton (big car park) are having a carols evening on Sunday December 6th from 7pm...   Folk groups, singers, and musicians are welcome..the evening will be led by Maggie and Stan ... [ more ]

Royal Memorabilia related to the queen wanted for a local charity for fundraising

Garry S in Ipswich Town Centre
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 ]

support Worker nreded

The Meeting Place Centre in Ipswich Town Centre
Wot's up provider of support for people with disabilities are looking for enthusiastic supportworker, flexible hours must be keen genuine and reliable. Contact Mags on 07985638026 or 01473 745470 or email me on Also any ... [ more ]

Christmas Tree Festival

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St Francis Church Hawthorn Drivr
Sue S in Ipswich Town Centre
Come and Join us everybody welcome Bacon Rolls , Stollen and Mince Pies served all morning Guest appearance of Father Christmas Craft stalls , Main Raffle , Homemade Jewellery , Cakes etc

Has anyone got any?

Andrew 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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Old timer
Whip St Motors usually pay the best prices for batteries and copper. Last used them a couple of months ago and they were streets ahead of the other local scrap companies, and near the town centre.