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Gearbox transfer

Ryano in Gainsborough
Hi everyone, I am looking for someone who could transfer a used gearbox from Whip street motors breakers yard in Paper Mill Road in Bramford to a garage down near UCS (GW Autos).  It is drained of oil but still maybe a bit grubby. I can't as my car ... [ more ]
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That's correct Richard, I understand if it was a new one it would be kosher, but i have the gearbox bought and paid for and am waiting over a week for Whip street to have an available van for delivery... And I have already offered both parties 20 quid ... [ more ]
I know someone who could do it for you for a charge, if you still need someone to get it for please private message me with information. Thanks

Majors Corner Death Trap

Brian B in Gainsborough
Would somebody please tell me how to negotiate the slip road from St Helen's Street into Woodbridge Road? Since it re-opened I have nearly had two accidents. Firstly, I stopped at the junction to allow traffic priority coming across Mulberry Tree corner. ... [ more ]
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Jill W
Brian B Hello Brian, I was only suggesting Park and Ride to bring some  calm to  this situation on our overcrowded roads.

Ipswich Town Centre - Another White Elephant?

Paul C in Broke Hall
I've just been sent a survey about a proposed redevelopment of Ipswich Cornhill that involves building some weird tower or water feature on the Cornhill.  Am I the only one who thinks that what Ipswich Town Centre needs isn't another expensive white ... [ more ]
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Buzz R
Pauline D Polly and I always pick up any rubbish we come across in our street and we do the same in Christchurch Park (people are such animals!), and it would be nice to see people taking a pride in their street/area and doing the same. There is a little ... [ more ]
Pauline D
Perhaps the powers that be at SCC and IBC don't actually live in Ipswich or shop there.   They go to work in their beautiful shinny clean offices and never actually see it.

Ipswich Park & Ride

Ipswich Entrepreneur in Chantry
Ipswich Park & Ride due to close after the festive period; what are your views on the service and the concept? Does anyone else use it? I use the London Road site and there is 3 really annoying bugbears... 1. Concession tickets. 90% of users of ... [ more ]
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Dave L
For me the P & R just doesn't work. Living just off Stonelodge Lane it's further for me to drive to the nearest P & R than it is to drive into town. Even for others who live closer to the P & R there's also the Catch 22 situation regarding ... [ more ]

Handyman needed

Gavin G
Hi I would be happy to take a look can find me on Facebook Finishing Touches Property and Garden Maintenance or my no is 07891514883


Simon D in Maidenhall
Does anybody know of a good cleaner that could help me for a day to do a deep clean in my kitchen. Thank you.
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Old Zest/Hollywood night club...

Graham C in Gainsborough
... would make a perfect ice skating centre! Ideal location near the railway station. Big space inside for the rink, with many bar/dining spaces. Such a shame to see its being marketed as a potential office building - totally inappropriate for that, and ... [ more ]
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NHS proposed service reductions

Christine G in Ipswich Town Centre
Apparently our CCG:NHS think they might run out of money in the coming year and are considering should they reduce IVF treatments or should they reduce the services they provide to vunerable adults. What a shocking choice. AND it's not good enough. ... [ more ]
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Elaine D
When the NHS was first brought it it seemed to be on an accident and emergency basis, people were so used to paying for a doctor they only used the docror when all else had failed. Obviously this is not the case today, and all treatment is very ... [ more ]
Infertility is a medical condition. Animals in the wild & captivity who are infertile are classed as having a problem. Why then does that change suddenly when it comes to humans & the NHS. Having read the documents, I feel that on balance the ... [ more ]

Domestic Help

Sue F in Gainsborough
Last time I advertised our need for 2hrs weekly cleaning help in the house I found someone who has proved hard working and thorough, but for acceptable reasons is finishing soon. We are a senior couple just needing some extra help now. Ironing would be ... [ more ]
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Barbi H
I myself just starting up a little cleaning business for myself as I have been finding it hard to find work.. I am a mature woman who loves to clean and have everything tidy.. Please call on Ipswich...809688/07495018885 Thank you...

Plasterer needed

Jo R in Rushmere Street
I'm looking for a plasterer to skim over a chimney breast for me and to possibly smooth over the artex on the ceiling. I need it done over next couple of weeks. 
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heating engineer

Ellen G in Gainsborough
Does anyone know of a local engineer that could help with a boiler problem. I have no hot water, but the heating still works.


DAF in Ipswich Town Centre
Has anyone got a small bird cage I could borrow for a couple of weeks. My son found a house Martin which had fallen from the nest should have left it there but he brought it home .If anyone could help me out would be grateful. Thankyou.
Madeleine C
Have you contacted the RSPB or RSPCA for advice? I am not sure that trying to raise a House Martin in a bird cage is in the best interest of the bird.
At the moment I've only got it in a cardboard box and it's flapping his wings trying to get out feeding very well.In a cage will give him more room I only got him Saturday night I think he will soon be ready to be off , my son will take him back to where ... [ more ]

Ipswich Music Day

Christchurch Park
Peter M in California
Lots of music going on in the park today - but I wanted to just point out some other related events that may easily be missed Ipswich Arts Association Christchurch Mansion Art Gallery: Ipswich Suzuki Group, Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society, ... [ more ]
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Thanks for this. Wouldn't have known about it had you not put it on here. I don't know why Ipswich don't put prominent posters up in town anywhere.....or have I missed them? I don't read the Evening Star or any local papers and I don't listen to Radio ... [ more ]
Alex G
There was list of summer events posted on the noticeboards in Christchurch Park. I took a picture with my mobile and use that for reference. Lots of good things going on at weekends, and not just Christchurch Park!

Big Garden Party

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People's Community Garden - Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax road, IP2 8RE
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Big day out at community garden’s annual fun day The People’s Community Garden is making ready for its Big Garden Party on Saturday 23 July from 11am to 3pm on Maidenhall Allotments. There will be Mr Bean’s circus skills, face-painting, a bouncy ... [ more ]
This event was superb last year. Definitely going along this year. Come on people, please get involved!

Diversion/Roadworks Gone Wild!

Brian B in Gainsborough
May I suggest that as well as the Pigs Gone Wild Trail in and around Ipswich, that we have a Diversion Signs & Road Works Gone Wild Trail! Visitors to Ipswich must finish with their head up their a**e trying to follow all the diversions currently in ... [ more ]
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Peter M
If any work provider is asked to quote as to how long a job would take to complete they would want to take the longer quote, i.e. 6 or 10 weeks, you would quote for 10 weeks.   That way if it ends up being 8 weeks you are finished 2 weeks early instead ... [ more ]
Shaun N
I agree there seems to be a complete lack of 'joined up' thinking in Ipswich about planning and scheduling road works and the overall impact.  To be honest I sometimes wonder if the people in charge of this are up to the job.  On the other hand it may ... [ more ]

Major's Corner and Mulberry Tree, Ipswich roadworks

OnTwoWheels in Westerfield
I've just seen via the Ipswich Star website that this work is to commence this week. When the plans were originally published on the Travel Ipswich site I raised serious safety concerns about the design of the merge into Woodbridge Road coming from St ... [ more ]
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Technically/legally there are restrictions- You have to say where it came from for starters, you get no warranty or guarantee that its correct either More info at:
Brian B
Here are the questions, together with the answers that I put to SCC Major's Corner and Mulberry Tree, Ipswich roadworks. 1. Why has a 2 week road closure now entering its 4th week? 2. Why have loads of perfectly good paving slabs been replaced? 3. ... [ more ]

Carpet fitter (Experienced)

bryan P in Greenwich
I am looking for an experienced carpet fitter driving license would be advantage for part time work


Colin C in Warren Heath
Hi Streetlifers      Can anyone tell me what the problem on the A12 was yesterday about mid morning,  I left Caister (Yarmouth) at 9-30a/m for my home in Ipswich , a total of 60 miles, arriving home at 1 p/m, there was no problem at the Lattitude area ... [ more ]
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Laurence H
Road Traffic Accident, ambulance went racing past us to the scene and we diverted via Ufford to get round the incident.  There are 2 roads, one from Bredfield and the other from Foxborrow farm joining the A12 on the single carriageway section where ... [ more ]

traffic chaos again

Colin C in Warren Heath
anyone who has to drive through Felixstowe / Derby Road section, avoid like the plague, at 11-30 today traffic going towards Bishops Hill was backed up to near the old Haven pub at Ransome Road, shudder to think what it's like in the so called "rush ... [ more ]
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Andrew H
I think it that the long jams from the electric power roadworks on the A1214 near Kesgrave were probably unnecessary. On one day they caused jams stretching back down the A14 to the Martlesham Heath industrial estates (luckily for me I was not in a car ... [ more ]


Trevor R in Gainsborough
I am looking for any old decking boards for a garden project. I am able to collect from the ipswich area. Kind regards

Free wood

Buster T in Gainsborough
Hi I've just chopped some trees down and have plenty of free wood in my front garden, please feel free to take.

flooding and street cleaning

Steve S in Greenwich
Perhaps this is a reason streets flood..I have not seen a road sweeper in ages...when I was a boy ,they used to come round regularly 1 man with a electric cart a broom and a shovel...the gutters outside my house and down our road looks like a rain ... [ more ]
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Alan H
Considering the enormous amount of council tax most of us pay, its damn right disgusting how utterly FILTHY our streets, verges and roundabouts are here in Suffolk.
Steve S
I have contacted Ipswich council , and I got a reply saying that the problem will be investigated and cloud take up to 30 days quote...Description: weeds growing in the gutters and pathways , blocking drains etc looking a mess The relevant team will ... [ more ]

Boiler engineer

Steven K in Greenwich
Could somebody please recommend some one who will service my boiler at a reasonable price and not rip me off please.
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Morning steve! We use kevin Parrish 0790901666 reliable can't remember how much he charges though

HRMC text scam

Trevor R in Gainsborough
There seems to be a text message scam doing the rounds claiming to be from HRMC. If you recieve a message something like this You have an outstanding refund of £265.84 from HMRC. Use our secure link to process your refund, your bank may ask for ... [ more ]

Railway Pub

Peter M in California
Have heard that it might be re-opening in September.  So the plan for houses on that land must have fallen through
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Paul C
Spot-on, Alan! It was horrendous - and largely due to the aforementioned Chris (not to speak ill of the dead). I once stood at my window and watched Status Quo (not a tribute act) traipse off a bus and inside to play - in a neighbourhood pub! Chris ... [ more ]
Liz C
Loved the Railway thought it was the best music pub in town and considering the great number of people that used it I think the amount of trouble was very small , also the Bike Show was great , Rest in Peace Chris !