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Carpenter Needed to Make 2 x Wooden Gates

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Ginger cat found on Bramford Road

Rhiannon R in Great Blakenham
Hi All, I noticed this morning that the Bramford Road has yet again taken another victim :( there's a ginger cat at the side of the road, very close to where the road splits onto Gipping Road. Does anyone know who's this might be? I've noticed this ... [ more ]
Linda W
It's  very sad that 3 cats have been run over on the Bramford Road recently but is this happening during the day or at night? As a cat lover and owner of one, I firmly believe that cats should be kept inside at night for a number of reasons - firstly, ... [ more ]

Continuation NBP

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Streetlife have closed our NBP debate down which is their policy to do so after six mouths-- and I think we ought to thank Streetlife for allowing us to run for that length of time-- should we keep this continuation going at least until we get the ... [ more ]
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Having had hospital appointments last Monday I got behind on the news etc. I have now had the chance to catch up some what -- thanks to Not Ks Ipswich spy link -- and David Rs mention of the Ipswich Star report of the 17 Oct -- and have had a good ... [ more ]
Jo G
Well done on Radio Suffolk Watchful, you spoke well for so many of us, if there is a public meeting please let us know, I'm sure many of us will come along and support you.


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Hayley J
I've been following Missy on the Doglost site also,and after just checking if any news I'm relieved to say that she's been found safe and well.

Ipswich Northern fringe 1100 houses

Not K in Henley
Just in case you are not aware an outline planning application has now been submitted for 1100 houses to the north of the Railway line and east of the Henley road. I understand that all the traffic from this development will use the Henley Road This ... [ more ]
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Mass R
If all you can see in this protest is spending an extra 15 minutes in bed and allowing a bit more time for car journeys, you are seriously mistaken.
Susan H --- No Comment--- I honestly was under the impression that you had completely washed your hands with us lot and this subject SOH by the way some human beings are ok thats them others

Barham Housing (or the politics of persuasion)

Not K in Henley
I cannot be alone in thinking that I am being manipulated, and I have two options; one to just ignore the situation and blame the system or I can have an uphill battle and try to do something about it. We have a housing development process that ... [ more ]
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Michael M
I am with John T we should turn up for the next Council Meeting on the 7th Nov, if only to find out what our Council think and to see what we can do about this proposal before it's to late. So I for one will be there.
Not K
James re planning process, we just need to identify valid reasons, and not like I don't want it. See recent noises on the northern fringe developments, where residents have put in valid objections. Some of the previous ... [ more ]

Coop -- School

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Carr st old Coop to become a central school? for over 450 places Will it have a play ground? Will over 50 % of the children be brought to school by car? How will this be catered for? Ipswich bogged down already with traffic problems. A central school ... [ more ]
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Not K
Perhaps IBC should be talking to Needham Market, they have a school that has become spare! No doubt to be turned into yet more housing. Where is the joined up thinking.

Bus shelters

Beryl G in Claydon
Why are they taking down bus shelters. The latest one to go is in Bramford. What is the idea behind this pointless thinking.
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Wayne H
Things are not always bad. The Bramford bus shelter at Gables corner has been removed in order to make way for a new one. Just have a little patience.

Wolsey Theatre Ticket Prices

Sarah M in Akenham
I spent last night at the Wolsey watching "Made in Dagenham" which was brilliant. The only thing that spoilt it a little was the changing ticket prices.  A group of possibly 7 of us were going and we rang on a Thursday to check availability and price. ... [ more ]
Shirley B
I think that is totally wrong , I also have been to the Wolsey several times which I have enjoyed but unlike you I have booked when I phoned them don't see how prices can change like that because the prices are worked worked out long before the show ... [ more ]
Sarah M
Also, I hadn't noticed before but with the exception of the Panto, the ticket prices are no longer in the programme. There is a note on the Panto page however saying "As demand for tickets increases our prices are subject to change so book today for ... [ more ]

Martlesham Ward. Ipswich Hospital

Val S in Sproughton
I have recently had spine operation and was on Martlesham ward.   Apart from the fact that I was in pain and couldn't move much, it wasn't a bad experience at all.  Everyone was pleasant and respectful, the food was fine (quite tasty actually) and ... [ more ]
Lindsy C
If your into Facebook the hospital has a page The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. I'm sure they would like to hear positive feedback. Hope you make a speedy recovery.
Andy W
I have had both hips replaced and was on Martlesham ward both times the second time was over a Christmas period. I honestly believe I could not have been treated better had I gone private apart from maybe having my own room but personally I preferred ... [ more ]


Radio repair

Jayne in Akenham
Is there anyone who would be able to repair a small Bose cd/radio ? It is not new but I don't want to dump it. I would be glad of any recommendations?
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Claydon Pre-school's Christmas Fayre

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Claydon & Barham Community Centre, Church Lane, Claydon IP6 0EG
Nadine H in Whitton
Claydon Pre-school is holding it's Christmas Fayre at Claydon & Barham Community Centre this year and we aim to make it bigger and better than last year's event.  There will be Craft and Gift stalls selling handmade items and gifts for all the ... [ more ]

Recycling jam jars for Autumn produce

Maria S
I have a few jars that were going to the recycle bin. You are welcome to them. Send me your phone number in a private message if interested. I also live in Great Blakenham near the Chequers.


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knitting for charity

Annie n richard B in Common, The
Am trying to find out if anyone knows if Ipswich Hospital have a charity where you can send in knitting for the baby unit? Have they done this in the past, did it work, does it still exist now? Am in a group on fb, but that's helping out hospitals up ... [ more ]
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I saw on the FB page that they are 4inches square, I took a chance and used 25 stitches and then later read they use 21. I think it's only a guide though, I noticed in a couple of photos that someone makes triangles. I've been knitting since I was a ... [ more ]
There is a charity shop called Cherry Blossoms at 199 Bramford Lane (next to the Co-op and the Post Office) that supports a free and confidential listening and support service for unplanned pregnancies, miscarriage, baby loss and termination. They ... [ more ]

Portland Recycling Centre

Michael M in Akenham
Just been to Portland Recycling centre! WHAT a SHAMBLES! Five operating attendants either sitting complicating their naval, or standing talking in a group. No one directing traffic! Cars and vans every where all locked together trying to leave or get ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Michael M, Sorry to hear of your experience at the Ipswich Portman Recycling Centre; I've passed on your comments to our Waste Management team. All the best, Abbie
Suffolk County Council
Hi Michael M, Our Waste Management Team have received your comments. If you'd like to take this further, please email them directly at: including details of the date and time of your visit so that they can look into it ... [ more ]

Old Cattle Market Disabled Toilet

Anna in Whitton
I understand Suffolk County Council is responsible for this toilet. Yesterday there was no toilet paper, no soap and no hand towels in there. The towels bin was full of used paper. Please can this WC be restocked and cleaned more regularly.
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Anna, Glad to have helped. The team are trying to get this resolved as soon as possible - I'm not sure if the ones at the Buttermarket will be the next nearest to the Old Cattle Market one, but there is a list of the ones run by Ipswich Borough ... [ more ]

Any truth in it?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Rumours are flying about that the Co-oP Meredith road is closing down-- although the staff know nothing about it-- these rumours are even floating down to them-- anyone know anything?
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As you say Ipswich Entrepreneur the TUPE  is in place so the Coop employees should be alright -- I certainly hope so -- some have got a lot of service in --

Missing cat in Great Blakenham

Rhiannon R in Great Blakenham
Hi all, My gorgeous cat has been missing since last night from the Blakenham Fields development. He is white with black patches and a black tail, quite distinctive colouring. He is microchipped. He is quite shy, but the most adorable, caring and ... [ more ]
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ipswich star

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Roz B
I buy the ipswich star sometime but look at few days ago it is get better now also alot of different things and more in it to find the wild pigs still going soon be gone more wild pigs
Brian P
The Star works on the principle of 'never mind the quality of the prose look at the size of the pictures'

Focus Meditation: Together Searching for the Divine

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La Tour Cycle Cafe Tower House, 17, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PP
Timothy Yau in Whitton
FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation This term we'll be exploring the attributes of the Divine. DAY: Thursdays DATES: Sept. 15th, 22nd, 29th; Oct. 6th, 13th, 20th TIME: 7.30pm - 8.30pm COST: Donation towards room hire TEL: 07964 078330 EMAIL: ... [ more ]

Footway from Ashcroft Road to Dales Road

Bob F in Common, The
Why is it that a combined footway and cycle way is now being used regularly by cars and a resident of Ashcroft Lane? Is there not garages provided for Ashcroft Lane houses ,and also proper vehicular access to the allotments from Larchcroft Road . If ... [ more ]
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Washing machine

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