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Railway pub

Jack D in California
Is it true the railway pub is reopening very soon on foxhall road. What a cracking venue it always was for music.
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Dying Towns

Buzz R in Castle Hill
People on Streetlife often denigrate Ipswich or areas of Ipswich for being run-down, with boarded-up shops, and so on. I am currently reading 'Thunderbolt Kid', a Bill Bryson account of his childhood in Iowa, and came across this passage: "...most ... [ more ]
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Nick G
Strangely enough when I go into my bank, Barclays, I prefer to use the last remaining tills with human tellers behind them. On the occasions I tried to use the auto till, with bank staff help, the machine cashed. I do prefer social interaction, at ... [ more ]

Nearby neighbours

Paul R in Castle Hill
On the Homepage there is, on the right-hand side, a heading 'Nearby Neighbours' with some avatars (See below). Does that mean the whole of Ipswich or just those living in the same postcode who are on 'Streetlife'?
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David R
You need to remember that there are people that I would regard as 'Snipers' people with no association with Ipswich, but boy do they like to put the boot in. We know first hand that a lot of things need improving. As a lifelong Ipswich resident I live ... [ more ]

St. Johns Scout Hut and Asbestos Roofing

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Hello. Does anyone know the situation regarding the asbestos roofing at the St. John's Scout/Cub hut in Britannia Road? My grandson is attending as a cub but there are signs saying "Danger" and referring to the fact that the roof is made of asbestos. ... [ more ]


James in Castle Hill
I went to B&Q Saturday afternoon they are either getting ready to shut the doors or doing some refurbishment just about all the kitchen displays have been sold some of the shelves are almost bear
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Water at the bottom of Cliff Lane

Pip in Broke Hall
All summer there has been nasty sludgey water covering the pavement at the bottom of Cliff Lane. I'm guessing it's something to do with the park and the waterways there. It's covered the pavement and has made it very slippery. This is rather annoying ... [ more ]
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Mike T
Thanks for advising me of the house rules Anthony P. I will of course raise any such topic as a separate issue in future. Please accept my profound apologies for any hurt, confusion or inconvenience caused.
Anthony P
Not a house rule Mike just advice cos if you raise something as a separate topic you will receive more response or advice from the other members my comments were not intended as a criticsm

Staff Recruitment

Peter M in California
Would anyone be able to comment on where Suffolk (or surrounding areas) business recruit office staff from?   Are there any recommended agencies, or do they use national agencies such as reed, monster etc? I'm thinking specifically about IT/Business ... [ more ]
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As a prospective candidate late last year I found Hurren & Hope to be better than the average recruitment agency. It was clear to me that they worked very hard for their clients. They are specialist IT recruiters and Ipswich-based, check them ... [ more ]

Ipswich Waterfront

DC in Stoke
Imagine if our Council and associated organisations promoting Ipswich actually had a vision and truly believed in turning the axis of the town centre we could have ended up with something like this  Maybe then ... [ more ]
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Joanna A
People would just complain if the council bought the Odeon, just as they would if they bought town centre shop sites. Look at the ridiculous road system, SCC had a plan, it has failed spectacularly, councils don't acknowledge the problem, local print ... [ more ]
Ipswich Entrepreneur
The problem with Ipswich is the "elite" few are bums on seats all over the board. They take up posts in political decision making all the way down to non-profit organisations. You know, just to add to the portfolio.... A new evil that has appeared in ... [ more ]

Chair repair

Janice W in Ipswich Town Centre
My beech carver needs a new arm.  Can anyone recommend a joiner/carpenter with such experience, please?

Coffee morning

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Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi all you walkers and dog walkers, we are having a coffee morning in aid if Somersham ward the cancer unit support group at Ipswich hospital. There will be cakes, jams, chutney a book sale, also a tombola. If anyone is interested in taking a plot or ... [ more ]

Former Barnes store Upper Orwell Street

DC in Stoke
I cannot find the original conversation for the life of me but I remember reading that the Barnes store which has stood empty in Upper Orwell Street is being scheduled for demolition. At the time someone raised that this was very strange that it had ... [ more ]
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Richard G
Look at ipswich vision document to see what is planned for that area.
Iain C
Richard that was the ham fisted document I was referring to. It would appear that the redeveloped buttermarket has take the leisure aspect with restaurants and bars etc. So be interesting what they do. The main issue with this area is the land ... [ more ]

Young cat found.

Andy B in Greenwich
Hi all, Number one daughter found a young cat in Freehold Road. It kept following her and crying and was drenched and rough looking so she called me to go see. The cat was cold and didnt seem happy, had no collar so I used our pet carrier to take it ... [ more ]
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Chris B
I can"t believe the amount of people who don't microchip their pets. It doesn't cost much and prevents unnecessary suffering to both pet and owner should the animal stray. Blue Cross do it for a small donation.

Orwell Crossing truck stop

P P in Gainsborough
Very sad to see the Orwell Crossing truck stop on the A14 seems to have closed. I know there was some resistance to it from parties with a vested interest in promoting their own businesses, and there was some family tragedy a while ago, but it's still ... [ more ]
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Foxhall stadium car boot

James in Castle Hill
The car boot is going to run into October (subject to the weather being ok ) now and not finish on the 25th September as originally planned

Poundland Carr Street Ipswich

DC in Stoke
The front of the store next to Argos (ex- QD store) is now festooned with posters announcing the closure of the store on Wednesday 21st September obviously 3 Poundlands was too many for the town to support. It does sadly mean that there is now a big ... [ more ]
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Tommy S
same old Ipswich story half finished buildings around the docks and now another empty building the coop ,7 screen cinema  high car park charges what will be next ?

Woodbridge Road debacle

Beth T in Gainsborough
I have just had the misfortune to experience the new Woodbridge Road lay out. It was a terrifying experience. I had my 8 year old nephew in the car and I was trying to turn left into Christchurch Street... I indicated to enter the left hand lane but ... [ more ]
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Martin C
yesterday I came around the slip road and merged as you should without stopping, just as someone pulled out of the first road opposite on the left (Cobden Place), but instead of getting into the left lane pulled straight across in front of me, I had ... [ more ]

Bus route

John W in Westbourne
With reference to the bus route 14, I’m very sad to note that the Saturday time table has been reduced to 3 buses per day. This means that should I need to go into town after 2pm for whatever reason I will have to get a cab or struggle up the hill to ... [ more ]
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Spotty Dog
@SF, yes of course his post gets "seen by others" wherever he posts it but is less likely to gain sympathisers and supporters for his cause. Perhaps I should have added that it would be better for John W to change the area in his profile to the area ... [ more ]

Foxhall Stadium boot sale

James in Castle Hill
It has been confirmed that Foxhall stadium car boot sale which runs on a sunday is to run through October (weather allowing) and will not finish next Sunday the 25th September as originally planned,thanks to that I won't be doing tasks at home on a ... [ more ]


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Inks P
Aldi is my special i take my time to pack on the counter and if i am rushed it sometimes meant the ended up dropping my pickle bottle and i wait with patience to get a new one and then still continue to load my bag at my speed.
Charlotte B
They haven't finished yet, I expect seats will be a finishing touch like finishing off the empty planters at the entrance.

Where are our police after 6pm

Kathleen E in Rose Hill
I live just off Belstead Road in IP2 area of town. We are now having to put up with revving noisy speeding racing motorbikes & scooters in the Stoke Park area and along footpaths from Belstead Road to Downing Close, where are the police to prevent ... [ more ]
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Kathleen E
I do hope to be attending the SWAC meeting at St Peters Church this coming Tuesday evening at 6:30pm. I will be interested to see if this question regarding lack of police on our streets after 6pm is tackled!

Nacton rd

Katherine D in Greenwich
Nacton rd, ravenswood, leading up to sainsburys and the A14 absolutely shambolic the new piece of rd hasnt madethe slightest difference once more a cock up by ipswich council!!!
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Linda C
Flood and French down Holywells road , they fitted my boiler and have done regular servicing on it we are very happy with them.

Amateur Gardening Magazines

Roger M in Rushmere Street
Hi everyone i have most copies 2014&2015 of amateur gardening magazines and just wondering if anybody would be interested in them, please call me on 01473 727270 to find out more thank you

Geest building.

Mark O in Priory Heath
Anyone knows what happening to the former geest building in hadleigh road opposite chantry park as it been empty for a long time. plus what about the former sugar beets place anyone knows what happening down there.
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
Not too far away from this, the greenspace in Lavenham Road (originally earmarked for a new Primary School, but isn't large enough) is set to become housing in the next few years (possibly 5-10 years).  I know someone that believes it will become ... [ more ]

Kesgrave Tai Chi Class

Marc L in Rose Hill
Well, it was a big class! (90 students attended) We have started many new classes and normally 20-30 attend. Thank you for your patience. We are planning next week to have the class at 10.30 and another class at 12.00. I hope this is alright with ... [ more ]
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Cinderella is Seeking her Prince

Catrina F in Stoke
The Landseer Players 2017 panto Cinderella is missing a key man. Prince Charming. If you are aged 17-30, can sing, act (dance maybe!!) Please contact The Landseer Players or PM me. We are also looking for a small part of The King to be filled. Only a ... [ more ]