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Carol C to Castle Hill and 8 more areas

What was that large bird soaring over Ipswich?

Two days ago I when it was a lovely day I was outside in the garden and happened to glance up when I heard a plane going over.  What caught my eye instead was what appeared to be a rather large bird of prey circling round, this over the Fircroft ... more »
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Reg S
Yes it might be but where will land and feed. With the amount of houses being built every nook and cranny is being filled in I have possibly 2 more at the bottom of my garden my garden has so few birds now aday
Linda O
As Villager says, buzzards definitely around Fynn Valley - saw one last week circling high over Northgate/Colchester Road area too. So pleased to see them spreading ever further. When I was a child (many years ago!) my Father & I would be really ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas


Did any one notice the very small paragraph in the star, and one national news paper that the Ipswich borough council and the Suffolk county council had a secret meeting to discuss whether or not to re open the Ipswich under ground railway, this is to ... more »
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Jannette T
No i am very new to Streetlife, yes you are right, i always love a bit of a wind up especially on April Fools day. :))
Kevin F
Wouldn't it be great if we did have an underground railway though...I think we'd all be aware of it if it had been real at one time.
Jannette T to Bramford and 9 more areas


Hi, with whats been said in the news recently about the advantages of eating 7 - 10 pieces of fruit and veg a day and it's proven health benefits, is any body worried about the cost of this and the time and planning involved?
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Joe S
Agree that you do not have to spend a lot of money on these fruit and veg. Market is good , also the Aldi super 6. They have 6 specials fruit and veg on all the time  -- this week all at 59 pence. We are not veggies but have veggie meals quite ... more »
Jannette T
It's so great to hear all of your suggestions, yes i have done all of that, i buy from the Ipswich market, i have frozen fruit and veg in my freezer, i buy from Aldi supermarket too so great minds think alike. What i was really meaning is that the recent ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

To all Newbys

Welcome to all the Newbies Just like have been said by others on here you can join in all the chats, offer your own opinion on many different topics that come up from time to time, help each other with problems, pull each others leg but with out getting ... more »
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Janet A
There are 2 classes held at Castlehill Community Centre there is on on a Monday during the day not sure of times speak to Anaick at Castlehill on 01473 747053 & another one on a Wednesday night 7.15pm - 8.30pm run by Caroline Glason I've been told ... more »
Judith D
Thank you Janet A. Much appreciated.
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Power cuts

We had two short power cuts last night any body know why? and did they effect you in your area? hope you remembered to check your oven and alarm clocks etc.
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we had two tuesday night, no idea why, havent heard anything, just one side of shenstone drive
Alex G
Might it have been during the sudden but short storm during the early hours? I did not have a power cut, but my phone reacted to the lightning, and it might well be that a short surge  tripped some network safety trips.
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Suffolk control room

Have any one heard or know what the latest is, this would seem to have gone very quiet.
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Ben R I certainly hope you are correct on this, I for one hope it stays in Suffolk we have already let Norfolk and Norwich purloin too much from us as it is.
Alex G
Article about the issue in EADT of 17 March, Pages 1,4,5. Also follow this link to access the Suffolk Police Commissioner's page:  and follow on to a page that ... more »
baileys to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

lazy neighbours

I have 5 neighbours that share my garden bounderies. Now, I am a council tenant who have always kept my garden nice. During the last few years it  has became harder due to mobility problems. My step daughter comes regularly every week during summer to ... more »
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have read your link simon, very helpful thank you
Try Age Concern.  They have volunteers who will help with problems like yours.  Weed killer will kill off all the insect life and is not very organic.  All very well for people to say use it but they don't think of the consequences to our little ... more »
LP to Bramford and 9 more areas


What do these teachers think they are doing, messing with our children?  Get back to work and get on with teaching our children.  Teaching in Suffolk is the worst in England.
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Joe S
I am a retired teacher, and a parent and a grandparent so I can see more than one side to this, but I agree with every word that watchfull has just said. I paid into the teachers pension for 31 years and ended up with less than 40% of my former pay. ... more »
Many years ago, teaching was a wonderful job. Everyone felt teachers knew what they were doing and all seemed happy to let teachers get on with the job. Good teachers enjoyed what they did and the kids they taught came out of school well educated.  Then ... more »
Katherine S to Claydon and 8 more areas


I'm looking for a friendly and helpful cobbler. Who do people use?
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Tony B
Very few genuine "cobblers" around these days..what is it you need one for? Most people in Ipswich would use Timpsons...The Walk or Tavern Street near McDonalds or Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre..
Katherine S
The only one I could think of was in Morrisons. I want one to replace an elastic on a strap on a shoe that has stretched. I want to have this pair of shoes fixed, but having never needed a cobbler since I moved down here I fancied getting a local ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Control HQ for Ipswich & Suffolk

Tim Passmore is giving every one the chance to have their say on where the control room should be based, if it do get moved it could mean the loss of 170 jobs or more, if you want your say click on link if you can not make it on ... more »
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Where on earth did you get that from? if Mr Passmore and we the people of Ipswich and Suffolk have been hoodwinked then the those responsible should be chucked out what ever position they hold, and dare I say it, have their arses kicked, but of course it ... more »
Ben R
Deal far from done, nobody in any position of power in Suffolk believes for one second that Tim Passmore will agree to merge the control room with Norfolk. Unlike the previous Police Authority, his direct election means he is immediately accountable to ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Re Survey

I have just had an email from the police HQ if any one can get on the link that I gave you for Tim Passmore's survey please try www.surveymonkey./com/s/suffolkcontrolroomsurvey if you cant let me know and I will do my best to find out what the heck is ... more »
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Jo G
Did you try the links on my post, I cheched and they worked. Well done for signing I just hope others have too. :-)
Roz B
I did mine from papers like ipswich star  also east anglia times
Justin J to Westbourne and 9 more areas

Street and Hip Hope classes starting soon

STREET AND HIP HOP CLASSES FOR THOSE 13 Y/O AND OVER  Ipswich based classes Working towards becoming part of a London based arts company  Classes to start in April No experience needed just a creative passion  keep a look out for dates and arrangements  ... more »
Justin J
Beryl S
My dancing granddaughter will only be 12 in April so will keep this in mind for next year. Thanks for the info and I'll bookmark the link.
Castle Hill Community Centre to Westbourne and 9 more areas

You are creative! days of Creative Fun!

Organised by Ko-An Arts on behalf of Activities Unlimited from 10am to 5pm. Open to 9-24 yr olds with additional needs and their siblings! At Community Action Suffolk - Castle Hill CC, Highfield Road, Ipswich, IP1 6DG On Monday, 7th April and Tuesday, ... more »

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Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich, IP1 6DG

Apr 07
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Matt C to Westbourne and 9 more areas

Moses basket stand

Hi, we have our 1st baby on the way next month and have kindly been given a Moses basket. Unfortunately there is no stand with it. Does anybody have or know someone that could let me borrow one? Many thanks


Mar 15
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Try asking on IpswichRecycle.
Matt C
Thanks for this
Hayley S to Claydon and 9 more areas

Fridge Repairs

Hi folks, can anyone recommend someone who could possible repair our leaking fridge? I'd rather have a recommendation than go to the yellow pages if at all possible. I live in the Claydon area. Thanks.
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Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Gutter cleaning

I live in a semi detached house and too old to climb ladders, do you know anyone who is willing and able to do it for me for a price, (cleaning out only no repairs) I have a double extending ladder if that will help.
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Tony G
Like Watchfull, I'm of an age where getting up a ladder is not an option. I've always thought there must be a business opportunity here for an honest tradesman who will offer to clear out guttering for a fixed price. I bet that person would get many ... more »
Jeremy B
hi, i used a contractor on a house that I rent out to clean the gutters, he has a fixed price for this job of £45. Property garden maintenance services contact Lee 07761 500439 He was very efficient and I had been looking for someone to do this job for ... more »
Thomas Wolsey School to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Friends of Thomas Wolsey School AGM

The AGM is a chance for existing members and new ones to get together and review what has happened over the past year and look to the year ahead.  There have been lots of changes at the school and there are challenges and opportunities ahead.  If you ... more »

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Thomas Wolsey School, Defoe Road

Mar 11
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Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

bbc & itv news

On the news today, they now want the Suffolk control centre to be taken over by the Norfolk police, with the loss of 70 jobs  in the admin at Suffolk, once again Norfolk and Norwich are stealing some thing else from us, what else do they want blood? Tim ... more »
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Citizen of Ipswich seem to think like I do regarding police commissioners ( how much do he get paid ) pluss office staff etc etc. Hat & Dorothy C thinks like me.Ipswich Lad hits the nail on the head, Elaine D gives a good reason why not, Ben R has ... more »
Alex G
It is not a very good road, although it does seem to have suited the Romans.
Thomas Wolsey School to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Charity Wine Tasting

A fun evening of enjoying wine – and all for a good cause!  What’s not to love!  Don’t miss out – book today! Enjoy a fabulous evening sampling delicious wines under the expert guidance of sommelier Clive Woodhouse.  Held in the University Campus ... more »

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University Campus Suffolk Waterfront Building

Mar 01
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Timothy Yau to Castle Hill and 8 more areas

Science, Philosophy and Christianity Talk

Being a Christian does not mean being anti-science, and being a scientist does not mean being anti-christian. If you want to know more why not come and listen to Dr John Lennox, a scientist who's a Christian, on Sunday 9 March at 6.30pm at Bethesda ... more »
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Lynne P
Hello Tim, Fancy meeting you here - I might just come along to listen to Dr John!  I've been advertising this event in The Key for quite a few weeks now but didn't really know what Dr John was all about.  Sounds very interesting.  Maybe see you at ICC ... more »