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St. Johns Scout Hut and Asbestos Roofing

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Hello. Does anyone know the situation regarding the asbestos roofing at the St. John's Scout/Cub hut in Britannia Road? My grandson is attending as a cub but there are signs saying "Danger" and referring to the fact that the roof is made of asbestos. ... [ more ]
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Larry Fulcher
After British Gas moved out of the large building next to Wharfedale/Dales Roads, the London developer covered the asbestos/cement sheets with aluminium cladding. The asbestos sheets should have been removed but the cost was too great for the ... [ more ]

Water issues

Carly G in Stoke
Hi everyone , is anyone else having problems with there water? Mine is not clear it's discoloured so havent been able to use it tonight. Wondered if it's effecting others in ip2?
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Muriel R
Many residents in the IP2 area should have received letters from Anglian Water a while back.  re plans 'to flush water mains in your neighbourhood'  beginning Monday 26 September  through to, and including Thursday 29 September. The letter adds   'you ... [ more ]
Jean G
i received the letter tellingme they are going to flush the pipes out so maybe tyhats what the problem was although I have never had any probs when they have done that !!

Dying Towns

Buzz R in Castle Hill
People on Streetlife often denigrate Ipswich or areas of Ipswich for being run-down, with boarded-up shops, and so on. I am currently reading 'Thunderbolt Kid', a Bill Bryson account of his childhood in Iowa, and came across this passage: "...most ... [ more ]
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Susan H
Khuli, I think it is all wrong that people have to sit at home and not talk to people. I work from home and I know how isolating it can be. I was a stay at home Mum and I often felt isolated then too, until the children were old enough to be fun and ... [ more ]

Noisy motorcyclist 5.30 in the morning

Caroline B in Chantry
Hi all, every morning I am being woken up by a biker on the noisiest motorbike going past my house. Have spoken to neighbours and lots have heard it. 5.30 am ish is the usual time and don't know if there's anything I can do,any suggestions?
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Reg S
When do motorists care I have one who park his car 2 inches from my fence his comments were modern cars do not catch fire it could be the fence then my house
Steve S
we have one , we call boom boom ...we can feel him long before he drives by , the house vibrates , the noise even sets off car alarms ....and when he puts his foot down it sounds like a jumbo jet going down the road


James in Castle Hill
I went to B&Q Saturday afternoon they are either getting ready to shut the doors or doing some refurbishment just about all the kitchen displays have been sold some of the shelves are almost bear
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Toby P.
That settles that little problem. B & Q stays open and Home Base has been taken over. Can we move on now?.
Alan H
Who cares whose running who or who has closed?? Go on the internet and buy your bargains on there.


Lou P in Belstead
Can anyone please provide a removal service on either Monday 3 October or Wednesday 5 October to move the contents of a 3 bed house in Holland on Sea to Ipswich? Not tons of boxes, mostly a couple of sofas, beds and bikes/golf clubs but would ... [ more ]
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Town centre shops

Andy A in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone know of any shops in the town centre that sell interesting gifts and things like vintage style stationery. There used to be a really good shop behind the bank on Cornhill that sold a large variety of really nice and unusual gifts.
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Linda E
The Tourist Information Centre in St Stephen's Church have lots of nice gift ideas; mugs, prints, books, jewellery etc as well as cards.

asda supermarket

Jean G in Ipswich Town Centre
hi streetlifers does anyone know what they are going to do at asda stoke park ? as today when I went down there they had blocked some of the carpark of and put loades of portacabins there . I thought that the petrol station that they wanted to build ... [ more ]
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Shall not be using Asda until works are finished,parking already can be tight there let alone losing all those parking places , be it temporary.
Simon B
Every time I have been to Asda, either in the car or on foot, never had an issue with parking in the 7 years that the store has been open.

Two Rivers Medical Centre Cont.

Ben Gummer in Ipswich Town Centre
I wanted to update you on what I have done since concerns were raised on Streetlife earlier in the summer. I have had a number of discussions with the practice GPs and manager, as well as a conversation with the local GP federation. In short, there ... [ more ]
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Pauline D
Martin O - I also have never had a problem with my surgery (Barrack Lane and Stoke Park Medical Centre)   The receptionists at both surgeries are always polite, helpful and very understanding.   They always try to fit me in with an appointment to suit ... [ more ]
Hazel W
I agree with you about Stoke Park Medical Centre. Never had any problems and really friendly receptionists.

Wanted scrap metal or old wire/cable please

Andy P in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi I'm looking for scrap metal old wire or car or leisure batteries in the Ipswich area please? I can collect in my car, I can cut bigger items down and some times have access to a friends van, I appreciate any offers and pleased to help make some ... [ more ]
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Chair repair

Janice W in Ipswich Town Centre
My beech carver needs a new arm.  Can anyone recommend a joiner/carpenter with such experience, please?

Tree Surgeon/Arborist

Patricia D in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone recommend a knowledgable, reliable and professional tree surgeon/arborist please? We need some advice about the trees in our garden, having moved recently to the Ipswich area.
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Coffee morning

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Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi all you walkers and dog walkers, we are having a coffee morning in aid if Somersham ward the cancer unit support group at Ipswich hospital. There will be cakes, jams, chutney a book sale, also a tombola. If anyone is interested in taking a plot or ... [ more ]

Number 13 Bus

Sarah C in Pinewood
Does anyone know why the number 13 bus last Thursday 8th Septemeber at around 8.30pm went up Sheldrake Drive, a few minutes later another came down Sheldrake Drive and it happened again about 20 minutes later, that one did have "DIVERT" on the front ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
Alex G, the information boards and RTPI screens were good in principle. Tendered out to a company that didn't have a clue how to operate it and severe delays! I have an IT business, let me tell you, on the budget they had it was a piece of cake. ... [ more ]
Alex G
Yes, that is how it struck me. I felt that the Travel Ipswich scheme was a bit lacking in the detail. Realtime updates and the ability for the system to recognise early or late running buses, was rather poor. If a bus is late, it simply disappears ... [ more ]

Garden fence

Jenny A in Ipswich Town Centre
We are looking for a reliable and efficient fencer to replace the slatted fence at the end of our garden. Can anyone recommend please?
Joan L
Boxted fencing. 01206 272797 they fabricate panels so are more competitively priced. They use their own people. We have used them many times and have never been unhappy.

Foxhall stadium car boot

James in Castle Hill
The car boot is going to run into October (subject to the weather being ok ) now and not finish on the 25th September as originally planned

Bus route

John W in Westbourne
With reference to the bus route 14, I’m very sad to note that the Saturday time table has been reduced to 3 buses per day. This means that should I need to go into town after 2pm for whatever reason I will have to get a cab or struggle up the hill to ... [ more ]
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Spotty Dog
@SF, yes of course his post gets "seen by others" wherever he posts it but is less likely to gain sympathisers and supporters for his cause. Perhaps I should have added that it would be better for John W to change the area in his profile to the area ... [ more ]

Foxhall Stadium boot sale

James in Castle Hill
It has been confirmed that Foxhall stadium car boot sale which runs on a sunday is to run through October (weather allowing) and will not finish next Sunday the 25th September as originally planned,thanks to that I won't be doing tasks at home on a ... [ more ]

Autumn Colours Health Walk

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Chantry Library in Chantry
Chantry Library is hosting another health walk, and this time it is to Belstead Brook Park, as advertised in the 'Stepping Out in Suffolk' brochure. This is a 90 minute walk. Appreciate the changing colours autumn will bring, and then return to the ... [ more ]

Author talk with Cara Ellison

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, IP2 0QY
Chantry Library in Chantry
Computer games critic Cara Ellison spent a year living with and writing about games developers around the world. She will be discussing the experience and her book on gaming 'Embed with Games’. Tickets to attend are £6 and can be bought in the ... [ more ]

Where are our police after 6pm

Kathleen E in Rose Hill
I live just off Belstead Road in IP2 area of town. We are now having to put up with revving noisy speeding racing motorbikes & scooters in the Stoke Park area and along footpaths from Belstead Road to Downing Close, where are the police to prevent ... [ more ]
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Kathleen E
I do hope to be attending the SWAC meeting at St Peters Church this coming Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. I will be interested to see if this question regarding lack of police on our streets after 6pm is tackled!

Any people out there aware of Health and Safety Act?

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Does anyone know if it is acceptable to ask a member of the public to walk onto the back of a commercial vehicle to view something?  I was asked to get onto the back of a vehicle of a furniture company recently to view a large oak wood display unit. ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
It seems very unprofessional. I don't see it as "acceptable" however not unlawful.  Both parties have an equal legal argument. They must consider your health and safety, but at the same time you are legally responsible for your own H&S to a ... [ more ]
Elaine D
As with all H&S your first duty is to yourself! Did you consider this was dangerous, why did you have to get into the back of the lorry? Did you use a tailgate?

Another New Beginners Tai Chi Class!

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
It's a busy time for Suffolk Tai Chi Academy.   A new Beginners Class starts in Ipswich. Tuesday13th September 2016, 2:00-3:30pm. Location the Dove St Inn on Grimwade St and Dove St. IP4 2LA. £2.00 per class. Your instructor will be our newest ... [ more ]
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Eddie M
Sammi M  I believe that parking is available if you go down Grimwade St, then down the second turning on the right into the College. Otherwise try a bus if you have the time. Good luck, look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Eddie
Sammi M
Thank you for getting back to me  Eddie M .  I'm sorry to say that I was unable to make the class this week.  Let's hope next week holds out better for me.

Children's toys

Jenny A in Pinewood
We have a lot of really good quality toys, games and books ,outgrown by my grandsons. Sure Start is unwilling to take them. Has anyone any suggestions as to how I can get these things to children who would really benefit?
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Jean G
give them to a charity shop ,I work at cat protection on bramford lane ,and we very are always grateful for good quality toys to sell .  I have bought most of my toys from the shop for my grandchildren to play with when they come and are really good ... [ more ]

Waste Site Extended Hours

Keith D in Chantry
Now that we're into Autumn, officially anyway, the extended hours at the local site and I guess all of them no longer apply. That is six hours less opening. Local site was as busy as ever today. So I guess we can look forward to it re-opening on ... [ more ]