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Handyman for painting windows- Also Forever Home wanted for Fostered Lurcher

Tina C in Kesgrave
My friend is trying to find someone to prepare and stain 5 windows and 3 doors on a house in Leiston. Any suggestions? Happy to pay cash. I am wondering if this forum can help me find a loving home for a 4 year old Lurcher that I'm currently fostering. ... [ more ]
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Sandra M
I would love to take on a dog and like Lurchers. Unfortunately I work and therefore would have to leave it alone for long periods.

Home grown produce

Stephanie H in Kesgrave
We have quite a lot of quince, free to anybody who can pick them up......but can we have a couple of jars of whatever you make?!
Deborah P
Hi, would be very interested in some quinces, when I can get them I bottle them with apples or pears for winter use, whereabouts are you?  My baby quince tree has two whole quinces (first year of cropping), more would be very welcome! regards, Deb
Stephanie H
Hi, We have given them to the greengrocer in Woodbridge to sell, we may get some back, as most people don't know what to do with them! In which case will come back to you.

Anyone recognise this cat?

Shona H in Burgh
This cat ( hope picture appears) has been lurking around in my garden for a while obviously wanting to get into the house. Does any one know who it belongs to? If so please let me know as I am concerned that it seems to need a home. Shona
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Shona H
Couldn't work out how to get picture into text. The picture next to my name is the cat. Bit small I know. Probably didn't belong to the lady in Melton as I'm up near Farlingaye. The cats face is half back, half white. Shaped a bit like the yin yan symbol.

The Permaculture Way - Free Film Night!

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Council Chamber, Suffolk Coastal District Council, Melton Hill, IP12 1AU
Charlie Z in Martlesham
Hello! Transition Woodbridge & The Green Print Forum will be showing a free film about Permaculture. Learn more about Permaculture and join us for a discussion afterwards, including hearing all about our Forest Garden! Refreshments will be provided. ... [ more ]


Stephanie H in Kesgrave
Any recommendations for a local gardener, someone who can mow the lawns, trim shrubs when needed, generally help keep our garden tidy, husband now finding it very difficult due to illness.
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Stephanie H
Going to hang on to your number Stephen, and will come back to you. Husband thinks next year when our garden really needs attention. Thanks.
Ash S
Hi. I would recommend Colin. His number is 01473 623074. His excellent and reasonable in price.

Original Qigong workshop

Olya in Culpho
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 ]
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Kath B
Hi, I just wanted to check how intense the exercise is going to be? I still have weak knees, so not sure..

Welder wanted

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Paul H
Hi Julie I can pop round tomorrow evening if that's ok to have a look, just need to know here you are on martlesham heath. Thanks paul
Julie T
We're not free this weekend so perhaps you could ring to discuss a suitable time or we can call you. Thanks.

Sustainable Energy: Information & Discussion. Mon 7th 5.30pm

Charlie Z in Martlesham
We, Transition Woodbridge, are co-hosting an event on Monday 7th Sept, 5.30-7pm at East Green Energy,  26 Quayside, Woodbridge, IP12 1BH. We want to find out more about how renewable energy can benefit us. Please come and share experiences you may have ... [ more ]


Michael B in Boot Street
I have some dark green painted alloy garden furniture available for free: 5 chairs with arms, a bench seat and a 4ft round table. The paint is peeling here and there but the main problem is that the metal is brittle; I loaned the chairs to someone who ... [ more ]

Unfolding Enlightenment event Mind Body & Soul and Quality Crafts

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Bealings Village Hall
Robina Hearle. ,Jeremy Hearle in Tuddenham
This is a chance to try some taster sessions of healing modalities , find some early quality Christmas present . All these people are local self employed artisans and alternative healing therapists . The charity on the door is for The Ipswich Night ... [ more ]
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Feedback wanted for potential business idea

Gregory G in Bromeswell
My partner and I are considering set up a business of hiring out vintage china (cups, saucers, plates, cake forks etc) to anyone wanting to host afternoon tea as part of a birthday party, wedding celebration or any other event for that matter. We would ... [ more ]
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Janette R
Like Carrie C, my daughter had an English tea party after her wedding breakfast four years ago.  We also scoured boot fairs & charity shops for them - which we still have in several large boxes!  The problem was the three tiered cake plates which at ... [ more ]
Yvonne T
I think it would be more viable if it was run alongside a little shop - which, I realise, is even more expense. On its own, you'd really need to have continuous bookings throughout the year to enable you to pay your business and personal overheads. ... [ more ]

Pop up pub in Bealings

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Foxhall Tip?Recycling

SMC in Boot Street
The layout at Foxhall Tip was changed several weeks ago and to me it seems to be total chaos.  I think the change in principal is good, but there is not enough space and its impossible to park within the slots without reversing a few times. As a ... [ more ]
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I think that the summer months must be the busiest time for us as we all have a tidy up, clear out or replacement of something and obviously more things and people make their way to the recycling centre👌the bins will get full more quickly but the sites ... [ more ]
Janet F
I agree with G G. I have seen lots of things in the bins that could have gone to charity shops or the furniture project!

Found in the woods

Christine S in Great Bealings
Hullo This teddy was found in the wood beside the Police HQ this morning. I was a bit wet so have been taken home to dry off. If you know who the owner is please pm me and I will tell you where it can be collected from.
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Paul C
If you go down to the woods today you're in for a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today you'll hardly believe your eyes. Poor Ted missed his picnic in the rain!!

Riverside Car Boots - Stratford St.Andrew

SMC in Boot Street
Does anyone know what happened to Riverside Car Boot Sales at Stratford St. Andrew ?  Are they still running?

Laptop\Desktop etc Recommendations Please

SMC in Boot Street
My laptop has just about expired and has managed to stagger on with XP Windows. Am now considering just where to purchase a new laptop or desktop and I understand Windows 10 is just about to be released (29th July). Any recommendations on where to ... [ more ]
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Eyyup E
If you have a computer with 8 on it  or windows 7 with service pack 1  but not enterprise version , you qualify for a free Windows 10 upgrade download which will be available for a year.
I am pleased to say that I have updated my laptop after a good 12 months of deliberation/procrastination !  Thanks everyone, for all your helpful advice. Windows 10 suits me fine and thanks also to DMonkeys who sourced a suitable laptop for my needs.  ... [ more ]

Gardener / handyman.

Alan G in Martlesham
Can anyone recommend a gardener/ handyman who could tidy up my garden, cut back a quite tall hedge , and remove rubbish . someone reliable and reasonably priced.Thanks.
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Community Litter pick - melton & Woodbridge

Charlie Z in Martlesham
Just to remind everyone that a week on Friday, 7th August, we will be doing another litter pick - we will be meeting at 10am outside McColls newsagent in Melton and at 2pm outside the cafe on Kingston Fields in Woodbridge (children can come to this one ... [ more ]
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Charlie Z
Thank you so much to everyone who turned out for Transition Woodbridge's Community Litter Pick! Once again it was great fun to meet like minded people and pick up lots of litter too. In total we picked 4 black sack fulls so well done everyone!