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Pathways Maintenance

Sarah M in Akenham
Can anybody please tell me who is responsible for the maintenance/clearing of the paths that run behind the gardens to the garage blocks in the Edinburgh Gardens area? I have cleared weeds and rubbish myself in desperation and my property doesn't border ... [ more ]
Suffolk County Council
Hi Sarah M, If it is weeds and rubbish that need clearing from a public path, this falls under the District or Borough Council’s responsibility under their street cleaning team. If you are referring to Edinburgh Gardens in Claydon with the footpath ... [ more ]

Cycle hire

Rhiannon R in Great Blakenham
Hi all, Just wondering if anyone knows of anywhere you can hire a bike and cycle? I know there are a couple of national trust places in Norfolk where you can do so, but being new to the area I wasn't sure if there was anywhere similar in the local area?
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Andy W
There used to be a place in Rendlesham forest but not sure if it's still there. Bicycle Doctor in Ipswich just off Spring Road does cycle hire.

Painter and Decorator required

Hayley S in Henley
Hi folks. Can anyone recommend a good painter and decorator please? We need our ceilings refreshing! Thanks.

Northern Bypass for Ipswich

Watchfull in Castle Hill
It has be suggested that we bring this subject up again--can we have your views on this and the reason why--if the Orwell bridge shut down the Valley road gets grid locked--if the big expansion comes about North of Westerfield--it will get worst--I can ... [ more ]
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Martin C
I don't think there's any doubt SCC are doing something, after all it was even mentioned in the Ipswich Star!  Perhaps the debate needs a different forum everyone can use, one that's a bit more user friendly than this one..
Hi Martin C While I agree this debate might do better or needs a different forum I do not know what might be the better--I am signed in to facebook but use it very little--the reason is that there can be too much abuse on there--on the other hand ... [ more ]


H465 in Upper Street
Hi can anyone recommend a plumber? I'm changing my kitchen so I'm looking to have a new sink and tap fitted but will be requiring this rather soon .
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Richard G
A recommended Plumber on here was passed on to a relative , they had them attend their house quite promptly , the problem diagnosed and a part required to be ordered. A deposit was given for the part BUT they have failed to go back and repair the problem ... [ more ]
Thank you all I have managed to get a guy from Ipswich who will come and remove my tap and blank it off. He will do this Friday then come back Monday to fit new tap, But you are right most just want a big job . My shower broke last year and was in need ... [ more ]

Diabetes UK

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Diabetes Uk meetings held at St Augustins Church hall are trying to increase their membership--Please take note--it would help if they published the DATE & TIME of these meetings--then they might get more to come along--
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Lewis L
The 2016 Diabetes World Summit is a free online event running from the 18th of April  to the 25th.  See
the bees knees
Lewis L, thank you for this very interesting link.  I agree with the findings of the third chat that I read early am this morning. Have you read it yet? 

Claydon chippy

Arthur C in Darmsden
I tried the local chippy tonight for the first time since it re opened. Food was good but still have to wait for order to be cooked to order. The price list on the wall is not very well laid out though. Good to see the plaice ( pun intended) open again. ... [ more ]
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Mark C
Last time I went there, it took nearly 30 minutes for a saveloy...the chippy in Needham is very good...they cook to order, but manage to stay awake while they do it 😄
Paresh P
I am sorry you had to wait so long for Savaloy & Chips, that is too long. We don't know when you came in. It may have been when we were busy and had 6 or 7 customers to serve first. If we had served the Savaloy order first, we could have comments on ... [ more ]

FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation Group

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La Tour Cycle Cafe, Tower House, 17, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PP
Timothy Yau in Whitton
An open group were we explore contemplative meditation as the practice of focusing or quieting the mind, sometimes called ‘mindfulness’, which in turn, opens us up to a relationship with the Divine. COST; Donation towards room hire TEL: 07964 ... [ more ]


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Sheila O
We used to have a toad every year in our garden but remarked the other day i haven't seen one for the last 2or three years goung off subject a bit we used to have a squirrel that used to scuttle along our fence bur he has vanished as well but the trees ... [ more ]
Susan H
Our garden is full of toads, but then we are in countryside. We also find newts. As for squirrels, don't get me started. I had 3 bird feeders destroyed by the blighters last year, despite having 2 dogs who'd love to have squirrel for dinner. I have to ... [ more ]

Poppy is home!!

Hayley S in Henley
Thank you everyone who shared Poppy's post and regularly asked after her - the brilliant news is that after a month away she is home! Her family are so happy and grateful for everyone's support.
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local gym

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Bin collections

Gillian B in Upper Street
Is anyone else aggrieved by the bin collection service we are receiving (not!)? Our bins are seldom returned to our properties, the bin men prefer to leave them in a cluster at the bottom of the road for us to collect. I've contacted the council about ... [ more ]

Missing cat in Great Blakenham

Gavin W in Akenham
Our 2-y-o male cat "Strike" has gone missing from the Plummers Dell area of Great Blakenham, last seen on Thursday afternoon, he is all black apart from a few white hairs on his chest, he was wearing a black & yellow collar with a bell. He is ... [ more ]
Carol C
I live the other side of the B1113 and have not seen him over here, but will keep an eye out! Have you tried looking on Gumtree Ipswich,under found OR put him on the lost section. Hope you find him.

Fence repair

Mars in Ipswich Town Centre
I am looking someone who can repairs wooden fence due to recent storms
Mars if you scroll down there is another link on here about fence repairs.

window cleaner

Pat R in Whitton
I do know  a very good window cleaner .get in touch with P.R.

Poll Cards

Citizen of Ipswich inactive in Sproughton
I was disgusted and shocked to discover that my poll card, along with my neighbours, had been dumped in the communal hallway of the block of flats where I live. We all have individual letterboxes so why someone should leave them in the hallway amazes me. ... [ more ]
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Mass R
Funny you should say that Citizen I remarked yesterday that the poll card delivery person had bent our cards in half and only pushed them a little way through the letterbox.  Also left the front gate wide open!  Something you expect from a junk mail ... [ more ]
Citizen of Ipswich inactive
I've also informed the local councillors as they will be the ones to lose votes if people don't have their poll cards. I know you don't have to have one to vote but many people think you do. It's just amazing that the council (who are responsible for the ... [ more ]

window cleaner

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Sophie M
Alan Everett: 07748 072349 I used him when I used to live in Gt Blakenham. He is from Whitton & uses buckets & ladder
Diane B
I use ICS, Ipswich Cleaning Services. No pole, ladders, more affordable than other quotes at the time. Nice, friendly blokes too.

window cleaner


Madeleine C
Try Peter West Landscape, 775, Foxhall Road in Ipswich, Phone 01473 714409. Not sure if they do brick patios but worth asking. They laid a beautiful patio at my sisters a couple of years ago and will be doing ours in the next few weeks. He may not be the ... [ more ]

Lost dog

Shirley B in Castle Hill
Anyone with friends or family in Tattingstone ... Bo the dog has been missing from Tattingstone since March 6th there is a substantial reward if found ... Any information please contact me on this site ... With thanks
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Carol C
Oh! How sad, you would of thought somebody would of found her and handed her into the Authority's or a Dog's Rescue! because if anyone wants a dog there are plenty in these rescue homes!!


Jennie W in Castle Hill
We have quite a few pond goldfish of varying sizes and colours that need a good home. If anyone is interested can you please let me know.
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Jumble Sale

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24th Ipswich Scout Group
Lyn A in Ipswich Town Centre
On Saturday 19th March the 24th Ipswich Scout Group will be holding a Jumble Sale. Doors open at 1pm. Bramford Road Railway Bridge 330A Bramford Road Ipswich IP1 5AX

Plasterer recommendation

Mark C in Barham
Hello folks...I'm after a plasterer, but ideally someone who can be recommended? More than happy to use someone local. I need a bungalow hallway skimmed and possibly a whole bedroom.
Tom T
We have a plasterer in our kitchen at the moment. Local, friendly man and doing a good job. Arrives promptly on time and gets on with the job. He is Dave Brennan 01473 748671. 07790 252807.

A carpet off cut

Watchfull in Castle Hill
I am about to have a new porch door put in--and need a piece of carpet--off cut-- have anyone got an off cut that they would like to sell me--size 3ft x 6ft-- willing to buy it-- dont want green or any light colour--will collect--no problem--
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tripped on Waterford road

Philly57 in Ipswich Town Centre
Walking back from the dentist, I tripped and fell on Waterford road, as you can see injured my knee, yes it does hurt, but would just like to say a big THANKYOU again to the very kind young lady who stopped and made sure I was ok.
Chrissie W
I'm no professional but an expert on falls on to knees! I have Parkinson's and frequently loose my balance and my knees are always bruised and often sore. Thankfully I don't have Osteoporosis! From the photo your cut looks infected and could do with an ... [ more ]