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Lawn Care Companies

Recommendations in Castle Hill

Carole P
Has anyone has had any experiences with a lawn care companies. Our grass looks pretty awful despite trying to do all of the right things so wondered if it would be worthwhile getting a professional in and what it may cost. 
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Carole P
Thank you Angus M for such brilliant advice. Must admit lawn feels very lumpy and looks dry. I suspect it was laid by the builders as I have a reasonably new property, and probably wasn't done with the best of care. Looks like very inferior turfs were ... [ more ]
Tony G
I did use Greenthumb, but now use Grasshopper and much prefer them. Excellent advice from Angus,, if the soil is poor, you'll never get a decent lawn and so far better to relay.

Builders

Recommendations in Whitton

N A
Hi can anyone recommend a good reliable builder that they have used please. I have a couple of smallish jobs I need doing.  Mine was supposed to start work today and never showed. Unable to contact him.
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Sarah L
I use RW services for all my work. Not 100% sure he would be able to do them but may be worth giving him a call? Reasonable prices and very reliable. 07506697313.

Badminton

Clubs & Groups in Upper Street

Gillian B
We are still looking for new players to join our social group. We play on Mondays at 6pm at Suffolk New Academy (Chantry High School). Everyone is welcome - whether you are an experienced player or want to learn. Please message me for more details Gill

Claydon chippy

Local Conversations in Darmsden

Arthur C
What is peoples general view ot the chip shop in Claydon? I was recently told by the staff that I was rude , the only thing I done was called "hello" a couple of times as the counter was void of staff when I walked in. It took more than 15 Mins to get ... [ more ]
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Rossi
We've never had a problem with the food but having to wait for everything to be cooked fresh can be a pain. Not exactly fast food .
Margaret W
Since the Claydon Chip Shop was taken over last year the few times I have had fish and chips they have been good, yes you have to wait for them to be cooked but surely better to have it freshly cooked. You can phone up and order. Meredith Road and ... [ more ]

Electrician

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Janet A
Hi can anyone recommend an electrician? One of my douyble sockets in the kitchen is making an electrical buzzing noise & needs to be looked at.
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Pat R
I would like to name and shame a company that came out to Claydon to fix our  aerial in kitchen all they did was extend aerial wire put plate back went into the loft and said to check aerial played about with some electrical gadget came down said some of ... [ more ]

Stanley tool box

Lost & Found in Akenham

Jayne
Does anyone know a man who bought a Stanley tool box at witnesham garage sale yesterday ? I still have the handle and would like to let him have it, I promised to ring him about it but lost the phone number ! If so, could he get in touch via ... [ more ]

Be on your guard

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Watchfull
Four or more shed's broken into on Whitton Church lane allotments, all allotment holder's else where be on your guard, about this time last year allotment shed's all over this area were going through the same thing, whoever they are they are at it again, ... [ more ]

What's going on then?

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Watchfull
Some time ago I joined the police email, and we use to get emails every day of crimes/ breakin's etc etc covering North Ipswich, I also know that other streetlifers belonged to this email alert system, we use to get alert's nearly every other day, it was ... [ more ]
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Watchfull
I also emailed them. got a reply by phone but got the impression they were hedging. nothing clear came out of the conversation.

Vax Hover help

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

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Watchfull
Hello Guy's been to Ajax they have found the fault-- took it this morning can pick it up tomorrow job done thanks for all your help,

Claydon Garage Sale

Clubs & Groups in Castle Hill

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Nadine H
This went really well and was very popular. hopefully it has raised lots of money to help Luke with the purchase of his new wheelchair. well done people of claydon and barham.

Iceland closing

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Philly57
While shopping in town yesterday, we went into the Iceland shop in St Mathews street, where a member of the staff informed us that the shop will close in September, sad for them as their is only a small chance they will be taken on at the new store, ... [ more ]
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Simon B
Not surprised this has happened, I had a feeling that once they opened in Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre the St Matthews one would not survive. As Elaine D stated, they should have said it would close when the new opened and transferred the staff across.
Richard G
To think that the town would need two Icelands was naive ? Was always going to happen . Did you think there was going to be two River Islands

Cats the killing of.

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Jarredoff.
Just recently I have heard that in the crofts area some one has been snaring cats,this is near to where I live. I have four cats which are part of my family. If any one knows any thing about this or the perpetrators,I ask please give the information to ... [ more ]
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Jarredoff.
Because of their nature cats will roam they were not designed for cages. I prefer cats to mice or rats neither of which invades my home bringing diseases with them,not forgetting the droppings, also mice are incontinent which means they are continually ... [ more ]
Jo S
The cat torturing will not be ignored by the authorities as it is recognised that those who start by torturing animals in this way are possible candidates to migrate to other species.... A lack of empathy and enjoyment of cruelty are signs of a mental ... [ more ]

School Summer Fete

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

JUL 10
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St Pancras Primary School - Stratford Road
Emalkuda
Everyone welcome and welcomed! Homemade cakes and jams. Raffles, tombolas, games, books and bric-a-brac. Trampoline, bouncy castle and beat the goalie! Relax with something cold and a burger from the barbecue whilst watching a karate demo and listening ... [ more ]

Brown bin rental

Local Conversations in Somersham

Rossi
Can anybody tell me why we have to rent our brown bins? Ipswich borough dont charge and never have. My council tax should cover this surely?
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Kim
Hi Linda Ours was collected quite early yesterday, I wonder if they have just missed yours. Our local councillor is keeping track of bin collections and dealing with late collections for us, might it be worth just letting him know?
Linda P
Cheers Kim. Will do. I think it must have been the whole of our road. I noticed my neighbours bin hadn't been done either.

Missing staffie

Lost & Found in Castle Hill

Shirley B
Lost ... Staffie missing from white house last seen in Bramford owners are desperate to get her back ..if found please contact me .. Thanks

Whitton Baptist Church

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Whitton Baptist church
Everyone is welcome to our lovely Whitton Baptist church ..great Christian company and a wonderful service held by our Minister Stuart Balmer ..so come and praise God and learn more about the Chtistian faith 🙏☺🙏☺🙏

Badminton

Clubs & Groups in Upper Street

Gillian B
We are still looking for new players to join our social group. We play on Mondays at 6pm at Suffolk New Academy (Chantry High School). Everyone is welcome - whether you are an experienced player or want to learn. Please message me for more details Gill
Janet A
I'd love to come along but wouldn't be able to get there till 7.30pm due to work commitments - when do you finish? How much does it cost per session?
Gillian B
Hi Janet, We play from 6pm to 7pm so unfortunately wouldn't suit your timescales Thanks for your interest Gill

Claydon Pre-school Summer Fete

Clubs & Groups in Whitton

JUN 27
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Claydon Pre-school, Thornhill Drive, Claydon IP6 0DZ
Nadine H
Claydon Pre-school are holding their annual Summer Fete with fun for all the family on Saturday 27th June 2015. We have a Bouncy Castle, Ice Cream Van, BBQ, Cake Stall, Adult Tombola, Children's Tombola, Teddy Tombola, Hook a Duck, Welly Throwing, Face ... [ more ]
Nadine H
Only 4 days to go until Claydon Pre-school's Summer Fete!  The forecast is for lovely hot weather, so if you are looking for something to do on Saturday afternoon why not pop along and join in the fun.  We are situated on Thornhill Road, Claydon near to ... [ more ]

Jumble Sale

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

JUN 27
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11th Ipswich Scout Hall, Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich
Emalkuda
Jumble sale lead by local Scouts and leaders fundraising for future planned activities for the group. Refreshments and cake stall also present. Come and support your local group.
Fernando C
Hi there, i will pop with my soon is 6 years in July , what is the age to join the scouts? Thanks
Emalkuda
Hi, Please have a look at their website for a closer look at the group. www.11thipswichscouts.co.uk/home/join-us Your son would be old enough to join Beavers, but please either pop along and have a chat with someone or give Fiona a call on: Beavers ... [ more ]

Car valet

Recommendations in Westbourne

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Marie S
Yup I've been there and the rates are good its very clean you can wait in the clean waiting room or go do some shopping in town while its done ... 😉

Cones on Public Council Land

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Emalkuda
Morning all, Thought I might start a debate! I have noticed a huge increase of people putting cones out on council verges (outside their homes) and wondered what the majority of Streetlife readers thought - is it right or wrong?
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Honesty may hurt
In complete agreement about time to walk into town. Public transport is as said expensive, unreliable and can put those that are frail weak or vulnerable at risk. The papers are full of incidents. I digress, this is about us legally parking on council ... [ more ]

What do you know about the history of Castle Hill Community Centre?

Local Conversations in Common, The

Castle Hill Community Centre
We were given this amazing photo of Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road. This is what it looked like at the beginning of the last century. What do you know about the history of our building? It would be great to hear from you.  Thank you. ... [ more ]
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footpaths gipping road gt Blakenham

Local Conversations in Nettlestead

Arthur C
Hasanyone else noticedthe deplorable state of the footpaths along Gipping Road between the turn into Plumgers Dell & the level crossing on Sackers side? It is heavily strewn with muck & starting to tske over the footpath. Also the trees & ... [ more ]
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Rossi
Hi, When is the next PC meeting? Also the Gipping Road road sign needs a good clean or replacing.It's barely visible compared to the stowmarket rd sign next to it. Rossi
Kim
Hello Rossi. The GBPC parish council meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, so the next one is 10th July. They are at 7.30pm at Great Blakenham Parish Rooms unless otherwise noted on the GBPC website or noticeboards. The agendas go up on the ... [ more ]

Community Choir

Clubs & Groups in Common, The

Jane C
St Mary’s Church, Great Blakenham will be welcoming the Henley Community Choir, CHORUS VESTRA, to the church on Saturday 11th July 2015 at 7pm. ALL WELCOME. The choir performs a wide range of music from pop to classical and everything in between. ... [ more ]

Personalised teddies

Recommendations in Westerfield

Madge
Does anyone out there make or know of some one who makes personalised teddies ? A young friend of mine would like some personalised teddies made for her wedding in August. Don't know exactly what she wants, that would be for both parties to discuss.
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Derick L
If you wish to purchase BEARS of value then go to:- www.bactonbears.co.uk If you wish to visit this shop then you will find the lady owner very helpful and polite.  The address is: Jeffries of Bacton, Broad Road, Bacton Stowmarket.   This is a garage ... [ more ]