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Local Conversations in Maidenhall

Janet R
Passed the KFC on Felixstowe Rd today and it is no more. Anyone know if its moved somewhere else or just closed down
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Carol R
The good thing is John B & DAF I have lost weight, and feel healthier with much more energy, I used to feel quite sluggish after a take-away, but never feel like that when I home cook.

Gas Engineer and Plumber

Recommendations in Maidenhall

John B
Can anyone recommend a gas engineer (for boiler servicing) and a plumber (mainly for issues with radiators and internal pipe work), covering the Maidenhall or Chantry area, please?
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Tanya C
Totally recommend J.L Services.  His name is Joe.  I've been having him for ages for my boiler and gas central heating.  He is local too.  His number is 01473 719 741 or mobile 07828137960.

harvester Ravenswood

Local Conversations in Warren Heath

Colin C
after the initial problems with this food outlet when they first opened we decided to give it a second chance, last night about 7 p/m our family party of 7 had to wait 70 minutes to get a table usually set up for 4 people, very cramped conditions, the ... [ more ]
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Alf B
Most of these places that serve meals, use Frozen Food packaged  weighed portioned. Just use your kitchen and eat real food you can cook a good meal in an hour
Holly P
Went in May for first time, and asked to be moved from first table offered as spilt milkshake all over the floor and table legs. The service was slow and poor, the spilt milkshake was not cleaned up during the time that we were there. The food was ok ... [ more ]

Brass on the Grass

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

JUL 19
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
John B
The Brass on the Grass 2015 season kicks off with a favourite band from last year- the Ipswich Community Wind Band :) See more at: More events on subsequent Sundays

large plasma tv

Give, Lend & Borrow in Greenwich

Steven K
Last week i replaced my 40" plasma tv as it stopped working. I did read up and sounds like it needs a new part sourcing and fitting. I need to get rid of it but seems a waste taking it to the tip. Just wondered if anyone knows of a charity,training ... [ more ]
Janet A
Try TWAM - Tools With A Mission an Ipswich charity they repair & send items out to 3rd World countries.  They are based on the Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate Address is 2 Bailey Close, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 0UD Telephone: 01473 210220 Email: ... [ more ]


Recommendations in Castle Hill

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Angela W
When we used them they provided the cheapest quote out of all the tree surgeons.  We did use an unqualified person to cut down a conifer a couple of years previously and the mess was unbelievable with sawdust covering our entire garden. It took months ... [ more ]

Looking for recommendations for acupuncture

Recommendations in Broke Hall

Angela C
Hi new to the area and site, so hope I'm posting this in the correct place.  Has anyone had acupuncture and would recommend them? TIA
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Charging for Brown Bin Collection

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Ray L
It is reported that Suffolk County Council are planning to charge £50 per year for brown bin collections; the exception is Ipswich Borough Council who plan to continue to subsidise the annual collection to the tune of £124000 annually. Good for me as I ... [ more ]
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Toby P.
It's the modern world Brian T. The government and banks are the worse offenders. Men in grey suits all sit round  a table after a liquid lunch and discuss ways of making more money out of people like you and me. The more money they make the bigger the ... [ more ]

local knowledge

Local Conversations in Priory Heath

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Neal S
I was running a stall there and it wasn't to bad in the afternoon and lots of people there. The air show was good. If you have a chance pop down today and take a look.


Lost & Found in Priory Heath

Karen N
Missing - I am a pet sitter and two of my clients have lost their cats this week. Both female, tortoishell adult cats. One went missing from Cemetery Road area of Ipswich, the other from Chatsworth Drive. Completely out of character and two very ... [ more ]
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Karen N
Good news is that one of the cats, Jilly, has turned up safe and well a couple of streets away from where she went missing.  She was found on a roof looking rather hungry, but is now back with her family thankfully.  Unfortunately no news on Olive who is ... [ more ]
Hayley G
Still no news on my missing cat Olive, missing since 1/7/15. If you know anyone who lives around broke hall area please please ask them to double check garages, sheds etc... Any news at all would be much appreciated... I'm on 07854454304 or call pet log ... [ more ]

Keys found

Lost & Found in Ipswich Town Centre

Sadie C
Set of keys found by my husband on Christchurch Park today, around 6.15pm near the vicinity of an icecream hut. Please message me if you know anyone that has lost some.


Local Conversations in Gainsborough

Gloria E
Hi I wonder if anyone can help. Some kids possibly 10 years old or so have been playing football in the road outside my house. They know if they hit the fence with a ball my dog will bark and even though dog is indoors they continue to do this. Asking ... [ more ]
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Richard G
The "Do Gooders" of this country have alot to answer for ! Children not getting told off or being punished has led to the society we have today . About time things changed ? Unfortunately those children that weren't told off etc are now parents ... [ more ]
Bob B
Our Police and Crime Commissioner will be available at Ipswich, Corn Hill on 27th July 2015 (late morning and early afternoon). As your representative regarding policing policy in Suffolk he will be pleased to see you. I've posted more details on the ... [ more ]

Big Garden Party at The People's Community Garden

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

Just to let everyone know we will be hosting our 7th annual Big Garden Party at the People's Community Garden this Saturday (25th): The People’s Community Garden celebrates its 7th Annual Event with some reptilian fun! We are also marking ‘Year of the ... [ more ]
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Ray L

help needed

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

The Meeting Place Centre
The Meeting Place Community Centre and wot's up are looking for volunteers becoming paid support workers flexible hours, job share felxabilty in helping in the cafe and supporting customers with learning difficulties. Please contact me on ... [ more ]

Lost Flying Thing

Lost & Found in Ipswich Town Centre

Jerry T
Hi, has anyone found a little helicopter type flying thing. It is a mini drone. Nothing scary, just a toy. We were learning how to fly it and a gust of wind took it away. It's not worth much but we were a bit disappointed to lose it. It's white and black ... [ more ]
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Jerry T
Well! How amazing! little flying tinker was found way beyond its given flight range and is now home and drying off in front of its charger. Many thanks to the kind neighbours who found it. Streetlife really works.

lost dog collar

Lost & Found in Greenwich

Steve S
we where walking  our dog on Landseer park Saturday , when we got home we found he had lost his chain collar, it has his I.D tags etc on it , please message on here or phone the number on the tags if you find it please ...Thanks ..


Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Susan P
We're shortly going to be looking into new windows and doors (UPVC) as well as possibly a small conservatory/sunroom. Any recommendations of good service and after sales back up would be much appreciated, as would any suggestions of who to avoid. Thankyou
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I would recommend Wade Windows of Barham, they put my French doors in and I was very pleased

Colchester Zoo

Recommendations in Maidenhall

John B
Wondering if it's worth getting a new season ticket for Colchester Zoo at the moment. Has much changed in the past couple of years? I know what it says on their website but what's your experience please?
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Debbie D
We went to the zoo today, we have yearly passes and had a great day, the zoo is improving the enclosures and are currently redeveloping chimp world.

ladies bike

Recommendations in Rose Hill

Stuart G
anyone where i can find a secondhand bike a teenage girl as adult bikes a shade to high.
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Street cleaners

Local Conversations in Warren Heath

Reg S
What has happen to the street cleaners around ip 4 I have just walked to the opticians. Plenty of weeds drink can paper even two pieces of old iron bushes over hanging it this is not for the cleaners but the lazy occupants and not forgetting the cars ... [ more ]
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Roger A
If IBC  was to pay us residents for the weight of our blue and brown bins, then there would be little need for street cleaners, who I don't think, recycle rubbish anyhow.
Reg S
Yes they spray some time but which is better a green weed or a brown dead one laying across the pavements no complaining about barmy parking I have tried we have a white van and trailer arrives in a no waiting area for 2hours

welder wanted

Recommendations in Greenwich

Glen P
Need a cheap welder to weld a patch to my car to get it through the mot. Any recommendations
CVS(Anglia) in Holywells road do welding, depends what you call cheap, but they will give you a quote

welding for car

Recommendations in Greenwich

Glen P
Need a cheap welder to weld a patch to my car to get it though the mot. Any recommendations

English Afternoon Tea Cruise

Recommendations in Maidenhall

JUL 16
to , (ended)
Orwell Quay, Ipswich
John B
Three and a half hour Harwich Harbour return cruise with sandwiches, cakes and scones. £30 for adults and £22 for children under 16 - also includes unlimited tea or coffee. Tickets from, Ipswich Tourist Information Centre ... [ more ]
Susan P
We recently enjoyed the Sunday lunch cruise which was just lovely. The boat is very comfortable and all the crew were friendly. We were told about various points of interest along the river...and our buffet lunch was superb. Highly recommended.
Jean G
I have been on many gruises on the orwell lady including the theme nights very enjoyable went last year on the sunday afternoon cruise as well had a beautiful day which was cancelled  earlier in the year  due to high winds !!

Local Charity

Clubs & Groups in Gainsborough

Beth T
Hi All. Does anyone know of a local charity that deals directly with very low income families. My 16 year old has just cleared out her wardrobe and the stuff is either nearly new or in VGC. I am happy to support charity shops but sometimes they can be a ... [ more ]
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Amanda H
Hi Beth, thank you so much for dropping off the clothes and shoes this morning, we will ensure that they go to go use.  Regards Amanda @ Inspire Suffolk
Beth T
You are very welcome and i will always think of you first before donating anywhere else. Do you accept VGC furniture? B

Facilities available for hire

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

Inspire Suffolk
Did you know we have a room ready dressed for your special occasion? Our main hall not only has ready-made room dressing and plenty of space for your guests to enjoy the party, we also have a purpose built, professional bar thanks to Ian Dickson and his ... [ more ]