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Any Tradesman

Give, Lend & Borrow in Castle Hill

Watchfull
Some time ago I bought a Router because of circumstances I have never used it,  it is like brand new, with four cutting blades/bits, still in their package, this is not a toy and should only be used by some one who knows what they are doing, anyone ... [ more ]
Watchfull
1020 w Power Router 240v-- variable speed control--5 piece bit set--  skirtings--frames for decorative finishes on doors, windows or picture frames--suitable for rebating and shaping, your name Steve rings a bell.

Roof tiles

Recommendations in Castle Hill

C H
Is anyone able to recommend a tradesman who would be able to fix a loose roof tile please? Thank you

Original Qigong workshop

Clubs & Groups in Common, The

Olya
I would like to invite everyone to join a new qigong workshop in Ipswich on 26 September. The workshop will be about learning Wu Ji Qigong form which is also known as ‘The Original Qigong’ and ‘Tai Chi for Liberation’. It is an excellent exercise for ... [ more ]

8ft trampoline for sale

£30.00 in Ipswich Town Centre

Julie B
8ft trampoline for sale Good condition Comes with enclosure and a cover for winter Elastic that holds up enclosure could do with being replaced as they have stretched over the years Collection from IP1 Mornington avenue Will be taking apart at the ... [ more ]

Gas ovens

Recommendations in Castle Hill

Watchfull
Some time ago on streetlife people were have their gas ovens cleaned, I now find myself in a similar position, although its not dirty-dirty it needs sorting inside and out, also new oven bulb needed, any one know of some one? and of course the cost.
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Watchfull
Hi everybody I have been in touch with Chris and every is sorted thank you all for you help. Kuhli your pics were helpful Ta ever so
Kuhli
No problem Watchfull.  I hope you got all the pics, looks like you might only have three. The ones showing the inside of the oven are missing from my message.

lost braclet

Lost & Found in Great Blakenham

Mick C
   A bit of a long shot but my wife has lost a Pandora silver charm bracelet, that has great sentimental value and has been missing since Friday 21st, could be Claydon  or Ipswich. Any news would be much appreciated.  Mick.c

Fireworks - Dog

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Sarah L
My dog is scared of fireworks to the point where she shakes, sick and diarrhoea. We have taken her to the vets and they gave us some calming tablets + told us to get a defuser as this all helps. Cost us a lot of money and does nothing to help her. Just ... [ more ]
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Sarah L
Thanks for all your comments, seems to be no real solution to help this. Maggie: I haven't heard of one of them before, if you have no use for it, it's probably worth me giving it ago, as long as your sure. If so please feel free to private message me. ... [ more ]

Old Ipswich Police Station ???

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Emalkuda
Does anyone know what's happening to the land the old police station in town is going to be? I went past the other day and it's practically demolished. More flats? Not another Tesco's I hope...
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Andrew T
Nosey Ron you don't know all the facts i.e. you don't know what he said to me in private messages. But i have had enough of it anyway.

Alterations

Recommendations in Castle Hill

Carole P
Hello everyone...I'm looking for someone who can do simple alterations at a reasonable price. Just a dress needing running in a the sides slightly. If anyone has any recommendations I would be very grateful.
Martin H
Hello Carole, my wife does clothing alterations for people all the time and her prices are very reasonable. We live on Pinewood near the Copdock A12/A14 Interchange. She has 35+ years experience and used to make bespoke wedding dresses etc. If the above ... [ more ]

Power cut

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Val S
On Wednesday evening, around 11.00pm, we lost all electric power.  After waiting a few minutes to see if it came back on we went outside to check our neighbours houses.  All seemed to have power. And we found that our electrical board was all OK.  no ... [ more ]
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Alex G
Val S. When you say that you checked the neighbouring houses, did you actualy check several adjacent houses? Quite often, the three phase distribution system means that every third house is on the same phase, so just checking your next door neighbours ... [ more ]
Val S
Hi Alex.  I didn't know that about the three phase distribution system and just saw that lights were on in direct neighbours houses.  Mind though it was pretty late at night so would be feasible that lights were out anyway. So glad to have received all ... [ more ]

Happy Place

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Watchfull
13-30hrs ITV News Ipswich have been voted the third happiest town in the UK Ha Ha Ho Ho Ho how many times have I said on streetlife one must have a sense of humour,--very much lacking with a lot of punters on here, don't you think?
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Watchfull
Jan B I think it was closed down because of lack of use-- I could be wrong but I think the big shops are closing down--leaving-- because of high rent and high business rates-- are not these issues controlled by central government and not by the Ipswich ... [ more ]
Jan B
But that Park & Ride ( Bury Road) always looked busy. In the week people used it to get to work in town, weekends to go shopping. They overstrectched by building the Martlesham one, cutting down many old English hardwood trees in the process, despite ... [ more ]

Cant get me money

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Watchfull
Have anyone noticed that Barclays ATMs are not working at supermarkets and other places-- this has been going on for over two weeks now-- I found out at ASDAs Customers service Counter it is all down to some glitch--why have Barclays not made this known? ... [ more ]
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Watchfull
I received a phone call from Barclays with an apology, to a point it was satisfactory but not conclusive, if I do get any more information I will put it up on here. Buzz R your one of them thats got what I keep on about SOH  please have a look at ... [ more ]

Cat

Lost & Found in Ipswich Town Centre

Sarah L
Recently I have spotted every now and then a black cat withwhite feet not sure if there all white. walking up Rosecroft Road everytime I see the cat it looks like it's getting thinner and thinner. I have tried to get the cat to take a picture but it is ... [ more ]

Black Cat

Lost & Found in Little Blakenham

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Coffee Morning

Clubs & Groups in Common, The

Jane C
Coffee morning on Saturday 8th August from 10am till 12noon at Great Blakenham Parish Room ALL WELCOME Come along for coffee, handmade cake and a chat. (This is not a fundraising event but any proceeds will go to St Mary’s Church)

Anglia water

Local Conversations in Great Blakenham

Ted B
Came home on monday and kitchen and living room flooded anglian water been working on a problem all last week they must have put a lot of pressure through

Any Connection?

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Watchfull
ATM cash points at local ASDA not dispensing cash-- anyone noticed problems elsewhere--any thing to do with HSBC closing down??
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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.