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Fore Hamlet Ipswich

Alison M
in Priory Heath
Does anyone know what was going on last night around 6ish with all the flashing blue lights at the bottom of the hill?
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Nick G
If a driver in an incident was to blame, maybe it could be classified as driving with undue care and attention? Oh, I'm sure that is already an offence...

Ipswich Christmas Fair

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Jacqueline H
I also remember the indoor market at the  Corn Exchange albeit only vaguely but I am certain that it was successful and well attended. I recently visited Tavistock Market which is 800 years old and open six days a week. It will close later this year ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
The market was indoor at the Corn Exchange for several decades. I haven't seen a UK outdoor supermarket yet... perhaps people would appreciate an indoor market?

Phone/letter scam - TSB

P P in Gainsborough
My elderly mother-in-law received a letter today purporting to be from TSB that claimed she'd opened an account with them (she hasn't). They asked her to ring a number where she'd have to give some personal information, which she did! (Daft old bat!) ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Ltd
Thanks P P. One of the problems nowadays is everyone has gone away from being ultra professional with decent looking letterheads to easily forged letterheads (including HMRC, councils etc.) presumably to save money. (High volume litho can be very cost ... [ more ]

Laptop repair

Joan L in Greenwich
Can anyone recommend a reliable person to sort out my laptop before I throw it out of the window please. Since upgrading to Windows 10 it's not been right.
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Nick G
Windows 10, absolutely awful operating system. Take it back to an older version, or go Apple
Although Windows 10 is not everyone's cup of tea, there are ways to make it work better. Come and speak to one of our local IT experts for free at Suffolk AgeUK Ipswich Help Centre (in Town Centre, opposite Sainsbury's) to get some some impartial ... [ more ]

baby / toddler clothes swap

Glen P in Greenwich
I've got a 3yr old girl and just had a Bab boy. Looking for someone who perhaps have already got a boy and recently had a girls so we could do a like for like clothes swap, as I've been told boys can't wear pink !
Caroline S
I found this place a godsend for baby clothes. You can buy second hand and sell your old ones too.

Illegal Parking in Arras Sqaure

Martin C
in Priory Heath
Everytime I walk through St Stephens Lane/Arras Square now there seem to be more and more cars parked there. Its got a lot worse since BHS closed.  I assume they are all parked illegally but why is no one enforcing the restriction here? And if there ... [ more ]
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Here We Go Again....

Brian B
in Gainsborough
Barely two weeks into the New Year and already traffic chaos in and around Ipswich due to road works. Handford Road, Woodbridge Road, St Helen's Street, Wherstead Road all single lane or temporary traffic lights. In the case of St Helen's Street, the ... [ more ]
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Ruth L
but they're not working seven days a week, are they? And when you say remodelling, how? The traffic at the moment is fighting to come out of an exit that was created by the council that goes against all common sense? No temporary lights were placed on ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
Take Princes Street for example, when work finally got going they did it relatively quickly. Not fast but not too unreasonable. Before that it was months of little progress.

Cliff Lane School paper bank permanent removal

Roger A
in Ipswich Town Centre
It always comes as bit of a shock  when habits lasting years suddenly come to an end. Checked with school staff just to make sure that the car parked in the bins place was not my mind playing tricks on me.

Non francise Volvo garage

Ian W
in Racecourse
Hi  I have recently bought a Volvo and wondered if anyone could recommend a non-francise garage which specialises in working on Volvo cars in the Ipswich area. Thanks Ian
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Gardener Recommendation

Peter M
in California
Hi, can anyone recommend a gardener?   Have someone looking for assistance at their home in Little Bealings Thanks
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Suffolk Wellbeing Practitioners Network - Wellbeing Open Day

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Quay Place, St. Mary on the Quay, Key Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BZ
Jo B
in Ipswich Town Centre
A great event open to everyone interested in Health and Wellbeing! There will be tasters, workshops, an opportunity to meet the wellbeing practitioners and find out more about their work and maybe try a mini treatment! There will also be an ... [ more ]

80's/90's video themed fancy dress party night

Cathy W
in Pinewood
Hey all, are you in need of something to look forward to? Well.... I'm organising a fundraising event which is an 80's/90's video themed party Night it'll be held on Friday 28th April at the Manor Ballroom Ipswich tickets are £10 all proceedings are ... [ more ]

Ipswich buses

Angela C
in Ipswich Town Centre
I have just returned from town on a no 15A bus a young mum got on the bus with a tripper and lots of bags of shopping. People helped her put her shopping on the rack but by the time she reached her stop most had got off. The young lady driving the bus ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Ltd
I think Alex was referring to buses generally - but it was important to make the distinction as with the title of the topic. Chrissie W, this is the man running the bus company...

Ipswich Cornhill

Joanna A in Ipswich Town Centre
During the week or two around Christmas I had to visit Ipswich town centre a couple of times. Here are a few pictures of the Cornhill during that period..... the peak shopping period around Christmas. Why isn't this situation sorted out? This is the ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Ltd
I am very much in agreement with Nigel J. However, I am not keen on a Cornhill market, but if it is to be held here the suggestion of less frequent but much improved is a wonderful idea.  My reasons are the people of Ipswich favour the supermarkets. A ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
Nigel J: Remodelling Cornhill... I don't think Ipswich needs too much of a drastic change. I will be criticised for lack of aspiration I am sure but the brick block-paving is very dated, replace it... job done. New design, fresh and if we can trust ... [ more ]

Old-school "copper" needed for research

P P in Gainsborough
Hi I know this might sound like an odd request but I'm writing a book at the moment and I need to speak to someone (probably now retired, I guess) who might have been a serving police officer in the late '60s/early '70s. I just need to get a matter ... [ more ]
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Nosey Ron
You don't need to give your card details. Just enter your address , quite simple . You get three card , by post or by govt records


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Yellow Box Junctions

Brian B
in Gainsborough
Yesterday I tapped on the window of a car stopped on the yellow box junction at the Bond St/St Helen's St traffic lights. I was then treated to a load of four letter abuse from the driver and the two 5 to 6 year old passengers! To make matters worse, ... [ more ]
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Elaine C
Gillian is entitled to her opinion.  I have lived in worse places than Ipswich.  Why is Alan H even commenting on the local Street Life forum if he does not live locally?

found alcatel phone

Angela W
in Greenwich
I understand the police do not deal with lost property anymore I found a Alcatel phone in Gippeswyck Park today it's locked but has a picture of a man outside his home.  I have been walking around Chantry trying to find the house but have given up.
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Old Hat
Hi very good idea Jan D re the locked screen info we have Samsung phones with my number on my partners and vice-versa how to do this was in the phones instruction book always worth a read another way is some phones have emergency contacts which are ... [ more ]

Severe cold weather warning for Suffolk and Essex

Paul R
in Castle Hill
Look out for others – remember to keep an eye out for elderly relatives, neighbours and friends. Spare a few moments if you can to pop round for a chat

Parking at Broke Hall Shops

Bryan S
in Broke Hall
Does anyone else believe there should be a two hour maximum stay outside the shops on this estate? I am convinced many drivers are leaving cars here, all day, and bussing into town to either shop there or perhaps work in town thus not having to pay ... [ more ]
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Graham F
Someone who works in sight of the Broke Hall shops car park has confirmed that WORKING people park there as in the morning for the early buses NOT PENSIONERS. However rather than keeping active some pensioners drive a couple if streets to the shops ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
I can confirm that there was a tweet hinting at the MD's departure:   Well, "Jeremy" ... no big announcement linking him as the MD. I have never met him so I am assuming this is the same Jeremy! 

Merry Christmas

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Andy S in California
i just like to say to all on street life      i like to say i hope you all have a HAPPY CHRISTMAS  and  a happy new year 
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That bridge again

Steve S
in Greenwich
Last night 21/12 , there was a incident on the orwell bridge ...the  knock on effect was ridiculous   1 HOUR to travel from Landseer road  to Ransomes roundabout ....absolutely disgusting another moan  ok a inconvenience yes but exagerated by ... [ more ]
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Doorstep sellers in the area

Graham C
in Gainsborough
We've had a visit this evening from a young man claiming to be on a prison release programme. He showed a card with photo ID, saying his name was Cameron.  He had a large black bag on his back.   I politely told him I do not buy goods on the doorstep ... [ more ]
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Graham C
Sounds like the same one - first class grumbling! Prisons do not, of course, have post release schemes such as these. Have a peaceful Christmas.
Ipswich Ltd
Perhaps all prisoners get fitted with a muffler on release :D  It is very annoying that anyone has pretty much a right to come knock on your door. More concerning when it is someone released from prison (if that is indeed true or if not someone lying ... [ more ]

dog attack

Angela W
in Greenwich
Just to warn you my dog was attacked in  Gippeswyck Park today by an alsatian.  The owner a short fat man had two alsatians one of which attacked and chased my dog. The owner tried to say his dog slipped the lead but he hadn't as I had seen both dogs ... [ more ]
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Angela W - this guy is clearly intimidating and threatening in nature and definitely needs reporting to the Police if he does this again to you.  Sounds like he is out of control too as well as his dogs!  Take your phone with you next time to the park ... [ more ]
Oh and if you say the Police didn't take you seriously when you reported him in the past, ring them and tell them you 'think' he's either got (a) a knife or (b) a gun, they'll be there in a flash and can deal with this b'stard once and for all!