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J Smith Tree Care & Landscapes

Recommendations in Maidenhall

John B
Hi - has anyone local had experience with J Smith Tree Care & Landscapes, please? Considering using them for some fence and lawn work.
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David S
He is actually here at this moment replacing the felt on a large shed roof. Will report later.

Driving Instructor

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

I was driving down Hawthorn Drive last Saturday when I arrived at the mini roundabout outside the Kingfisher pub.  There was a learner driver in front of me at the roundabout who was obviously receiving instructions from her instructor.  The driver ... [ more ]
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Citizen of Ipswich
But once in the police have a job for life. They don't have to pass a standards check every four years , mores the pity. Many thousands try every year to become a driving instructor. They have to pass rigorous training and pass 3 separate exams, ... [ more ]

Van needed

Give, Lend & Borrow in Bramford

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Jamestown Boulevard

Local Conversations in Chantry

Steve W
hi there I am after some help. Could anyone advise on who may responsible for public communal areas, pavements, walkways etc. Many of them are in a state, yet no one seems to understand or be willing to take ownership.
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Richard G, I've checked with our Highways team - they have confirmed that SCC are not responsible for the maintenance of Jamestown Boulevard - and that ownership and responsibility would likely be with either the Developer of the area or the land ... [ more ]
Steve W
right so therefore it is either Persimmon, who have repeatedly shown little interest in the development, once they realized that the large volume of social housing would not benefit the area as a whole. There are so many Housing Associations involved in ... [ more ]

bathroom fitter

Recommendations in Gainsborough

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
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Sally G
Hi Paul my husband is a bathroom\kitchen fitter. He is a subcontractor during the week and does his own work at weekends. He spent the weekend doing a bathroom on Hawthorne drive through a recommendation. His name is Dave and his no is 07598738213

Some sort of after school club or arrangement?

Local Conversations in Maidenhall

John B
Are there any others locally in the same position as me - my son is starting primary school in September and finishes at 3-something in the afternoons, but is too young to attend an after-school club at the school. Is this an issue others have, and is ... [ more ]
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Depends on their set up. My minder is casual and not strict in terms of flexibility. I have a contract which broadly outlines our term times etc, but on day to day running experience if I say we will be early/late or we need another night she is ok with ... [ more ]

Gas Engineer and Plumber

Recommendations in Maidenhall

John B
Can anyone recommend a gas engineer (for boiler servicing) and a plumber (mainly for issues with radiators and internal pipe work), covering the Maidenhall or Chantry area, please?
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Roof Box Wantex

Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Rebecca E
Hi, I'm after a roof box (have roof bars already) for a bit of extra space when I go away. Does anyone know of any cheap ones for sale locally please? Don't know how long we'll be hanging onto car, so reluctant to spend much ;)
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any chilli growers?

Local Conversations in Rose Hill

Walter C
I have some potted chilli plants which I occasionally take outdoors (weather permitting). Young buds are developing, but also black rings around the stems where the chilli is attached. Is this normal or a blight? First time experimenting with the chilli ... [ more ]
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John W
Nothing sad about growing your own! My personal experience though is that there are certain vegetables that are just easier to buy in the shops, although nothing beats freshly dug potatoes out of your own garden.
Walter C
I agree with that. Two years ago I had a crop of five different varieties, which lasted from August to December; some I had never seen before. I was told the shops wouldn't stock some of them because of their ugly appearance. Reminds me of the saying: ... [ more ]


Lost & Found in Greenwich


Recommendations in Copdock

Tony O
Hi can anyone recommend some one to cut my hedge.The Hedge is 12 ft high and I want to get down to 6ft.It is 24ft long x 3ft wide. And they need to take it away. Thank you
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Chris R
Hi. Try Ben Miller at Acorn Trees. He is good, professional and very reasonable. He's had his own business for ten years and has a truck and chipper. He's also fully qualified with appropriate insurance, which helps! On Ipswich (01473) 405427 or mobile ... [ more ]
Philip A
You could give my pal  Paul Anderson a call on07963627221 Hes alandscape  gardener  has done loads of work for me over many years and wont charge a fortune!

Boarding kennels

Recommendations in Maidenhall

Robin H
I'm going away for a weekend in August and cannot find any friends willing to look after my dogs. I'm loathe to put them in kennels, as I don't think they will cope well with it, but see no other option. Can anyone recommend a good boarder in Ipswich (Or ... [ more ]
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event tickets

Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Fiona W
Or if you want printing Hot off the Press offer a great fast service - they are on Tacket Street and a good, local business.

Brass on the Grass

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

JUL 19
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
John B
The Brass on the Grass 2015 season kicks off with a favourite band from last year- the Ipswich Community Wind Band :) See more at: More events on subsequent Sundays

Grand book and cd sale

Clubs & Groups in Copdock

AUG 04
Chantry Library
Cathy G
Only 10p per book or 12 for £1! Bring your children along to our wildlife event on the same day (11-3)  Tea, coffee and soft drinks also available

large plasma tv

Give, Lend & Borrow in Greenwich

Steven K
Last week i replaced my 40" plasma tv as it stopped working. I did read up and sounds like it needs a new part sourcing and fitting. I need to get rid of it but seems a waste taking it to the tip. Just wondered if anyone knows of a charity,training ... [ more ]
Janet A
Try TWAM - Tools With A Mission an Ipswich charity they repair & send items out to 3rd World countries.  They are based on the Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate Address is 2 Bailey Close, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 0UD Telephone: 01473 210220 Email: ... [ more ]


Recommendations in Castle Hill

Jim J
I have some extremely tall conifers 60 ft ish can anybody recommend anybody to cut them down for me
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Angela W
When we used them they provided the cheapest quote out of all the tree surgeons.  We did use an unqualified person to cut down a conifer a couple of years previously and the mess was unbelievable with sawdust covering our entire garden. It took months ... [ more ]


Local Conversations in Washbrook

Carol B
Just come down St Helens St before old county hall there are four shops.hairdressers-hairdressers-tattoos-hairdressers.I know that the council has to pay business tax after three months for empty shops I would say this is ridiculous.
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John W
You were commenting on empty shops in the town centre, Tiger will be filling one of those empty shops. Conversations are allowed to stray from their starting point, that's the nature of a conversation.

seamans dairies/dairycrest dairies.

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

OCT 24
to ,
belstead village hall,grove hill,belstead ipswich, ip8 3lu
Ken L
invite to former employes and there partners to meet for an informal evening there will be a bar,buffett to people from dairies former dairies at ipswich (howard st,knightsdale rd,) felistowe,ixworth,frinton,clacton,1&2,sudbury,brentwood, ... [ more ]
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Val S
Hi Ken.   My sister worked for Seamans  in the 70's.  She now lives in Kent but will show her this notice.

Roadworks in Cavendish Street

Local Conversations in Westbourne

Ruth L
does anyone know when they will be re-opening Cavendish Street at the Alan Road end, it was closed for re-surfacing about two months ago...
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Suffolk County Council
Hi everyone, Our highways team are more than happy to get the answer for you. If you can pop your details on our online reporting tool, we will investigate and come back to you. Thanks - Laura
Ruth L
yes, Cavendish was closed due to the resurfacing, then if I remember right, the gas board were on upper Bishops Hill and UKPN were at the bottom, but they're both done with I think...

Car boot

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Janet C
Does anyone know why the portman rd car boot sale was not on last Sunday and if it will be on this Sunday?
Christine G
It was cancelled fairly early as it was a wet morning...but the sun came out later and it would have been a good day. There is usually a post on Facebook if it is to be cancelled.

Chantry park

Local Conversations in Westbourne

Jacqui C
Hi has anyone heard the rumour that there is a lot of travellers in chantry park? Does anyone know if true?
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Big Garden Party at The People's Community Garden

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

Just to let everyone know we will be hosting our 7th annual Big Garden Party at the People's Community Garden this Saturday (25th): The People’s Community Garden celebrates its 7th Annual Event with some reptilian fun! We are also marking ‘Year of the ... [ more ]
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Ray L

help needed

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

The Meeting Place Centre
The Meeting Place Community Centre and wot's up are looking for volunteers becoming paid support workers flexible hours, job share felxabilty in helping in the cafe and supporting customers with learning difficulties. Please contact me on ... [ more ]

Potential feral cat

Lost & Found in Belstead

Harley T
Does this cat belong to anybody? If so, feel free to feed and call him/her in at night please. I can feel its ribcage and spine without pressing. Thank you. Chantry Area.
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Sarah L
Agree with Philly57, best to take it to the rspca, they will then check for microchip. Better to be in someone's hands than neglected and skinny poor thing.
Angela W
Personally  I would contact the cats protection league as the rspca have a high euthanasia rate, even for healthy animals