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Basic sewing machine repair needed

P P in Gainsborough
Does anyone please know of someone who might be able to do a repair to a sewing machine? I doubt there would be parts involved as it's a simple timing problem - I'm just not competent to do it myself Thanks
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Good call from Johan! Tim @ Felixstowe Sewing School  got me up and running in no time! Highly recommended and will use again! :)

Halloween Fun at The People's Community Garden

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People's Community Garden , Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, IP2 8RE
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Bats about bats? Not scared of vampires? Come along for half term fun at the People’s Community Garden! Dress up and get ready for spooky activities at our Halloween celebration at the People’s Community Garden on Friday 28th October from 11am ... [ more ]
People, if you're free Oct 28 then I urge you to please go along, these Community Garden events are absolutely terrific. My favorite one this year was their summer party. So much effort, thought and care goes into these charitable events and it really ... [ more ]

Co-op Department Store, Carr St

P P in Gainsborough
I'm loathe to believe anything printed in the Ipswich Slur but someone who reads the rag tells me that the old Coop Department Story in Carr St is going to be turned into a school! Don't bother trying to get one of the disabled spaces at the rear ... [ more ]
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Roz B
Yes years ago i worked at carr street coop it is not right to change it in a school no were to park the cars . it look nice down  what not not good down that end of the town
I went to a Victorian primary school in Ipswich with no grass and outside toilets. We had to walk to the local rec to play games. The old Co-op seems an odd place to put a school, but why not?

Garden Lawn Turf

Joanne S in Greenwich
Does anyone know the best/cheapest place to buy garden lawn turf? I'm patching in a small area so only require 2 or 3 rolls. I live in Pinewood area of Ipswich. Many thanks
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Gutter clearing

Carole A in Bucklesham
Any recommendations for where to go for gutter clearing?    I have some grass started to grow in my gutter which needs clearing before it gets worse, fascias need doing too.  Any local recommendations appreciated.
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Sid K
Try  "Jarrolds"  Brunswick Road,  Ipswich 430963,  or Chris King Windows and Doors,Fascias and Guttering  Ipswich 274725

Drone found inTuddenham Road garden 25th October 2016

Robert R in White House
I have found a tiny drone in my Tuddenham Road garden today (near the Hervey Street/ Christchurch Street Junction). The on-board micro-SD card has no aerial recording on it, nor does it show the owner's contact details (A simple Word doc. copied to ... [ more ]

Blue budgie found

Quadcopter / Drone found

Asda trolleys

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Christine M
Buying a cheap shopping trolly on wheels comes to mind. Must be easier than trying to push a supermarket trolly any distance. But guess these people are too selfish to shell out on one!
Barry S
This problem has been going on for years ,just after Asda was opened . I was the councillor for the area and had numerous meetings with Asda . I would suggest someone contact the local councillors for help.


Sam in Belstead
Hi. I'm looking for someone to hang four interior doors, any recommendations please? TIA

Car boot sale.

Mark O in Priory Heath
Hey all streetlifers I am doing a car boot sale at st clement social club i am selling lots of girls clothes and other viaretys as well please come you will find good bargains there.
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Sheila O
The car boot was last sunday 12_3 5pounds a table if you want more you have to pay extra as i said i was dissapointed after the initial rush that was it people packing up at 2pm the next one is 6th nov look on website foxhall community cenntre or as ... [ more ]

Hall for Hire needed

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
We are in need of a new Hall for our Thursday afternoon class. It is held at the moment at Henley Community Hall. We have had to step aside for the Playgroup. So we need a new home close to Henley if possible. Your suggestions would be appreciated. ... [ more ]
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Sweep for woodburner

Ian W in Racecourse
Hi , can any one recommend a flue sweep contractor for a woodburning stove in the Ipswich area. What kind of price do they charge. Thanks  Ian
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A14 Multi-Pile Up RTC Sat 15th Oct 2016

Ipswich Entrepreneur in Chantry
There was a multi-car RTC on the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the A14 on Saturday night near Creeting St Peter, several cars involved and debris all over the road.  I couldn't see any news about it in any local newspaper, nothing on twitter or ... [ more ]
Well lets hope that no one was seriously injured.  But some people never seem to learn about speed and road conditions do they, they think they are invincible in their little metal boxes on wheels !!
Ipswich Entrepreneur
Indeed Madge, that is the problem... and what is worse for the rest of us, is their actions can take us out at anytime. I don't want to speculate but an educated guess would be the first group was the initial collision, and the second group was ... [ more ]

Ipswich Town Centre Bikes Stolen

Nick W in Belstead
Please feel free to Share There have been a steady increase in the number of Cycles/Bikes stolen from the Ipswich Town Centre Area. Please ensure that you do not leaver your bikes in these areas or you will face the same dilema that our son is having ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
Nick W, I think they just take it and leave/dump it. I think it one of the reasons why the police aren't so bothered. It is anti-social and perhaps criminal damage; but unless they intend to keep it or sell it, it isn't theft in their eyes.  Maybe we ... [ more ]
Nosey Ron
An Oxford Hardcore Motorcycle lock would stop the thefts happening. I have used one for ten years, never had a bike stolen

Missing Cat Kai

Hannah C in Racecourse
I have been told that there was a report of a tabby cat being found near Powling road and then take to the vets on Felixstowe road? I'm desperately searching for my boy, he is chipped so I'm hoping the vets would of scanned him. Can anyone tell me ... [ more ]
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Julian H
Try to go out when it's quiet, i.e. late night or early morning. If he's shut in somewhere and calling it may be easier to hear him. Apparently most cats that go missing are not that far from home, 100 yrds or so. Also, they often come home in the ... [ more ]

B & M Ipswich Carr street ?

Neil in Castle Hill
It appears that B & M are planning to open in the recently closed Poundland in Carr Street. I saw this in the window today.
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Home bargains and Pound stretcher... loved them both in Midlands when visited friends...
Ipswich Entrepreneur
To be fair, it isn't a democracy in enterprise. Businesses will go where they think the money is. You could petition for IKEA etc. to come to Ipswich but unless they see a business case they won't.  Sad to say, looking at the area from an outsider ... [ more ]

Road Works

M N in Stoke
At 11.00am today there were 14 sets of road works going on in Ipswich, but on 120 miles of the M25 none.     No wonder Ipswich traffic is in such a mess.

Missing Cat

Mark in Greenwich
Cato not come home since last night IP2 area (Wherstead Road) chipped, but no coller, keeps coming home without it lol. Keep an eye out for him please.
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Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
Took my grandson to the Pizza hut at Ransoms euro park last night ( his choice ) horrible. Sticky table, grubby finger marks everywhere lukewarm pizza. Tired looking salads a rip off in my opinion. Won't be going there again. Staff were very nice though
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Grand Concert Evening with 4Seasons & Friends

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St Peters by the Waterfront
Beryl M in Bucklesham
Come and enjoy an evening of music and singing  with Peter Kerr Band and songsters. Tickets £12 adults and £9 under 9yrs. Ticket includes buffet on arrival, starting at 7.30pm.  Tickets available from Suffolk Music Centre, Queens Street, Ipswich ... [ more ]
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Beryl M
Tickets still available for tomorrow evenings concert. Can be bought on the door or from the Music Centre  01473 253666

Old indows needed

P P in Gainsborough
A long-shot but does anyone have any old windows, intact, preferably in a frame, and not too large? I'm building a shed from scratch and a bit of light in it would be fantastic! Thanks!

Window Cleaner Required

Joanne S in Greenwich
I require my windows cleaned, inside and out but I need them cleaned this week. Can anyone recommend, I'm in Pinewood. Thanks
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Joanne S
Thanks everyone, coincidentally Giles White was the first window cleaner to respond when I contacted him, I contacted about 4 in total. He can do them in the timescale, tomorrow/Friday and so far very professional.

evening disco small wedding reception

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Stephen B
It's not a disco but if you want a good local rockabilly singer / band have a look on facebook for Shane and the Korrado's
Stephen B - was going to suggest Shane and the Korrado's, great and very talented band - Jason Scopes brilliant musician!

Post Office Move

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Unbelievably (why do I bother to say that?!), the Post Office is proposing to move the Tower Ramparts unit into WH Smith. What a truly appalling idea, representing yet another example of the downgrading of the postal services along with their ... [ more ]
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Buzz R
Sandy Martin Particularly as I suspect that with the resulting loss of local knowledge when the sorting aspect goes to Chelmsford there will be a sharp increase in wrongly delivered mail/parcels.