Does anyone know what was going on last night around 6ish with all the flashing blue lights at the bottom of the hill?
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...
It would need to be witnessed by police to come to that conclusion
Open today for a long weekend. Good food available if nothing else
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 ]
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?
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 ]
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 ]
Colin C This was a letter, not an email. These people have no shame!
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.
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 ]
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 !
I found this place a godsend for baby clothes. You can buy second hand and sell your old ones too. http://www.choicesclothes.co.uk/
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 ]
Its because large vehicles see the sign and turn round as they are not allowed through and reverse into it.
So some bright spark at the council expect lorries to be able to turn round at the mini roundabout to head back?
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 ]
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 ]
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.
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.
One less car parked on the road
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
Gregg Flatt cars in Woodbridge Road. Been using them for years and they are just brilliant
Thanks everyone for responding to my enquiry, you have given me some good ideas.
Hi, can anyone recommend a gardener? Have someone looking for assistance at their home in Little Bealings Thanks
Hi, RW Services, local and good rates. 07506607313. Thanks
Richard G , used to be on here , not any more. If you get stuck , he is very good value.
Quay Place, St. Mary on the Quay, Key Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BZ
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Ipswich Ltd. Whatever is that supposed to mean?
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...
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]
You don't need to give your card details. Just enter your address , quite simple . You get three options.....by card , by post or by govt records
But the only one currently working is card. No thanks!
happy new year to all on street life and i hope i t a good one for you all in 2017
Happy new year to you as well
Happy new year to everyone. 🔆🔔🔆🔔
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 ]
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?
Alan H likes moaning so any opportunity he takes it
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.
My locked screen has a message to say 'If found, please ring my son's phone on ......'
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 ]
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 http://tinyurl.com/hqv6dph
Thanks Graham D. It's a quote from the linked article which I thought was worth sharing here.
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 ]
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 ]
I can confirm that there was a tweet hinting at the MD's departure: https://twitter.com/ipswichbuses/status/812657370883035136 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 and Happy New Year neighbours!
Wishing you all the best of the season
Good luck to you all in 2017 Remember to drink from the cup of human kindness to drowned the sins of Man.
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
Thank you Andi and a Happy Xmas and New Year to you and all on Streetlife.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all on streetlife
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 .....now another moan ok a inconvenience yes but exagerated by ... [ more ]
A Northern By-Pass is the only answer.
I think fewer cars could be the answer...but that will never happen. :-)
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 ]
Sounds like the same one - first class grumbling! Prisons do not, of course, have post release schemes such as these. Have a peaceful Christmas.
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 ]
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 ]
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!