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Planting of roadside trees. Who orgnises them?

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Roger A
When a roadside tree near us died, the IBC said a replacement tree would be planted. Who do I contact to ask for a replacement tree to be planted? What sort of tree, that is low and bushy, might be suggested? Thanks in anticipation.
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Linda C
I think the council should let the residents of the houses plant on the verges if they so wish as long as it is a reasonable thing they are planting. such as flowers etc :
Tony G
The residents of Cheltenham Avenue have been talking to IBC and SCC for over 12 months, about planting trees or shrubs in the grass verges. Both organisations are quick on talking but tardy on action and to be honest, we are no further now than we were ... [ more ]

television repairs

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Sycamore seedlings

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Stoke Park, Ipswich
Kathleen E
Have you noticed the thousands of sycamore seedlings that have rooted and are growing in this part of Ipswich. When carrying out our monthly litterpick along the greensward in Belstead Road, the amount of seedlings that have landed and rooted are ... [ more ]
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Paul B
I do not remember so many before. We always have quite a few, but this seems exceptional. I am fortunate enough to have an old garden vac, ands filled two black bin bags almost full just from our smallish back garden!  is this some weird alien invasion ... [ more ]
Janet A
I've had loads of Sycamore seedlings too - they are everywhere much worse than usual.  Maybe the conditions are just right for most of them to grow this year -what an awful thought a lawn full of trees!!  Better get back out there & pull them all up!

local knowledge

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Barry S
Wanted Urgently. 3 Bed House in Ipswich Ip4 area £500 -£900 pcm. Bedrooms must be 2 double and a decent size 3rd , need to be a good size property suitable for 5 adults all family members, and available now unfurnished.

Men's Haircut

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Peter M
OK, let's see what this comes up with.  Any recommendations for a walk-in men's haircut?  I don't want anything fancy, there's not much hair to cut.  So I don't want to hear about Antonio Giovanni and his £20 haircuts.  Usually a friend does it for me, ... [ more ]
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Jumble /book sale

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The Meeting Place Centre
Come along for some bargins Saturday 25th 11 til 1.30 at The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close, Whitehouse Rd, Ip1 5lr . Jumble, books, jewelry, cakes stall raffle. Fund raiser for the centre.

Small Cylinder Mower.

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Pick up
Peter L
Does anyone have or know of someone who wants to get rid of an old push Cylinder Mower, I am in the market for one. Give me a ' Personal Message' on , thanks.

Jamestown Boulevard

Local Conversations in Chantry

Steve W
it never fails to amaze me what little regard everyone seems to hold for this area. The area at the bottom of the road has been fenced off for years, with no obvious sign of anything been done to develop. The local children constantly litter, destroy the ... [ more ]
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Ray L
No it doesn't. But you asked  'Where did it all go wrong?' and I've tried to answer that and I think we are all at fault. Where we go now is a much harder question.  You are lucky that Jamestown Boulevard has large open spaces  between flats/houses - ... [ more ]

Lift to and from London on any Saturday or Sunday

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Roger A
A one-off expedition to collect a fragile purchase in London.  It does not have to be central London because I have an Oyster card. Thanks for considering this.

Air born dust

Local Conversations in Warren Heath

Reg S
Is there any body who find their car covered in light film of dust. My son has a black car so he notice it more
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I've noticed my car being covered in dust, just being parked on Coronation Road. By the looks of things, everyone else in the street have the same issue.
Peter L
Yes I have the dust in Colchester Road, I believe it is brought across Southern Europe from the Sahara desert, all due to the Anticyclone covering Europe. It is a common occurrence in these conditions.

"Around the World in 80 Beads"

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Basepoint Business Centre, The Havens, Ransomes Europark IP3 9SJ
Cancer Campaign in Suffolk
Meet Imogen Sheeran who will be giving a presentation & demonstration on how she sources and creates her jewellery, telling us the inspiration behind her designs. 30% of each purchase is being kindly donated by Imogen to Cancer Campaign in Suffolk.

The Ipswich Bliss 5K Buggy Push 2015 - Christchurch Park

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

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Meet at the Mansion, Christchurch Park
Liz H
Following the success of the inaugural Buggy Push for Bliss at Christchurch Park last year, the 5km Ipswich Buggy Push will take place on Saturday 27th June; the theme this year is superheros! To register for the Participant's Pack and Poster for the ... [ more ]

Fashion Show

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The Sanctuary, St Nicholas Centre. Cromwell Square Ipswich
Beryl M
Fashion Show to help raise funds for Mothers Union Away from it All Holidays. Clothes by Per Una, Phase 8, M&S, Next etc. all at least 50% cheaper than RRP. Tickets £18 includes hot supper available from Beryl Mee 01473 413534 or ... [ more ]

local knowledge

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Mark O
hi all would anyone know who is responsible for looking after sir bobby robson bridge as i drive past it every night and can see that it looking very filthy as no one have been keeping it clean and this will put off visiters from coming to ipswich. there ... [ more ]

Car boot lot going free

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Spectacle cleaning fluid

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Roger A
Hi all I have polycarbonate lenses (not glass).  Has anyone found a cheap fluid in a bottle or aerosol spray?  Where to purchase it? Thanks in anticipation Roger
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I used to work in various opticians. Please don't use fairy liquid. It can cause the coating on the leases to break down. If they are polycarbonate (which they would only be if rimless or safety glasses, regular plastic lenses are not made of ... [ more ]
Gillian M
I used fairy liquid on my coated specs and it took the coating off I use spray from spec savers

Bus Pass

Local Conversations in Wherstead

My husband over heard a conversation in a shop in town (he is always earwigging) that the pensioner bus passes are to be stopped. Anybody know if it is true?
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I need to find the correct figures but the current government have borrowed more money in the last 5 years, than Labour have in their entire time in power. Doesn't sound like an improvement to me. IDS alone has cost the taxpayer billions with his failed ... [ more ]
Richard G
The dramatic increase in yearly borrowing occurred after Labour came to power , the last few years of Conservative rule were very low and were even positive following what the Conservatives had in place , but then ! Borrowing peaked under Labour 09/10 ... [ more ]

Table top sale

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Avril L
Saturday 18April 10 - 12. St. Andrews Church hall. Please come along and grab a bargain from my stall at the table top sale

Childs swing

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Teresa P
Anyone who would like a child`s swing? It is a metal A frame with a plastic seat with a back on it, the back can be removed. Could do with some TLC, good clean, maybe a lick of paint. But other wise OK.  My daughter no longer uses it.

Jumble / Book sale

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

The Meeting Place Centre
Saturday 25th April 11am til 1.30pm jumble jewellery book sale. With Raffle and cake stall, Refreshments lots of bargins to be had. At The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close, Whitehouse Rd, Ip1 5lr please share, other events an ... [ more ]

Car Valeting

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Good afternoon all, Hope all is well. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good but reasonably priced valet service? My old pony mobile is need of a clean and really stands out now half my street have had theirs cleaned. Oh the shame!
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Michelle W
Eric's at the side of Derby Road Railway Bridge, they charge £10 and clean the interior and exterior, free Air- freshener  and free clean after first 6, also do complete deep clean valets for someone who wants to sell etc, they are  fantastic
Awesome, thanks guys. Now I just have to get the damned car fixed before its worth getting it cleaned.

Lorries in Ipswich.

Local Conversations in Blacksmith's Corner

Pat H
Can anyone tell me why there were 23 lorries within 10 minutes passing me travelling along Colchester Road, Valley Road and Yarmouth Road in the direction of Woodbridge and Felistowe at 9 30 p.m. on Tuesday evening 7th. Was there a problem on the Orwell ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi everyone, Our highways team can look into any damage which has been caused by HGVs. We’d appreciate if you can put the details in our online reporting tool to ensure that we have all the details we need to investigate this. The A14 is maintained ... [ more ]
Ian W
Despite a great deal of local opposition Suffolk Coastal have allowed Trucks R Us to open a distribution depot on Main Rd Kesgrave nr the school..  This adds more than one hundred Tipper and Low loaders trips per day onto urban roads.


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Alison M
Can anyone recommend a good Vet in East Ipswich. I know where they are I just would like a recommendation.
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Shirley H
Look into vaccines our breed don't do them after first year as trigger auto immune problems. Overdosing each year when don't need them isn't good. Also shouldn't do pups before 12 to 14 weeks again can trigger things.

Knife skills training

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Hi, I just wondered if anyone knows of reasonably priced knife skills training locally, or not too far away?  Thanks in advance.
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Oh that is a beautiful kit and as much as I would love it, it is way beyond my price range. Thanks for the offer though. At the moment I just have a Mora knife and I'm hoping that it will be sufficient for learning.

Recommendations for a local tree surgeon/gardener please?

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Claire C
Can anyone recommend a local tree surgeon/gardener to cut down and remove some large conifer trees and/or a local fencing company please? We are doing some major garden work and need some help in the IP3 area please! Thank you
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Dave L
If you'd like a second quote try Paul Dawdry (+44 7709 310648). Paul has done major garden work for me for years. He works with his son (I don't have details to hand) who is a tree surgeon.
Claire C
Morning, Many Thanks for your replies I will give them both a call and see what they can do. Once I have the trees sorted if its not the same company then I will come back to you for numbers re fencing, not sure it's a job we can afford to do all at the ... [ more ]