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Illegal Parking in Arras Sqaure

Martin C in Priory Heath
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 ]
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Joanna A
If that's what they are for it's a sad indictment of Ipswich that it needs all these extra people to deal with the shoplifting. Obvously I knew they were nothing to do with tourism because of the stab vests, not exactly the sort of outfit for a ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
I quite agree. The difference is (quite significantly) under international law the state has various duties and responsibilities (United Nations etc.) - private businesses do not. All they have to do is administer their business compliant of the law ... [ more ]

Neighbourhood watch

The suffolk retail park

Jack D in California
When oh when is the joke of sorting out management of traffic coming out of this retail park going to be sorted. Its got to be the worst ever.
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Lesley S
Having been 'trapped' in there one Sunday, when we resorted to go back inside for lunch, Iv decided never to visit again on a Sat/Sun, complete nightmare!!! In fact last time I visited I walked, took a while, but not so frustrating & a bit of ... [ more ]
Elaine C
I realise that some people are restricted to the weekend but I visited the retail park last Wednesday morning and there was no problem in exiting whatsoever. 

thrasher roundabout nacton road, rabbits

Pat C in Racecourse
what has happened to the rabbits that used to live on the roundabout? i haven't seen one for a good couple of weeks now. i can only guess that they have been gassed as they all disappeared at the same time. anyone any ideas ?
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Branching Out and Growing Together -Garden Project for Older People at Chantry Walled Garden

ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Branching Out – Growing Together A community project for older people at Chantry Walled Garden Chantry Park, Hadleigh Rd, Ipswich IP2 0BS Tuesdays and Thursdays If you are an older person, living in the area, and would like to learn skills, ... [ more ]

House Cleaner wanted

Eric W in Greenwich
Our cleaner has retired after 15 years  and we  ( elderly couple) need to find a new cleaner.  £10 per hour   2 hours weekly or 3 hours fortnightly.  Near Alnesbourne Priory Caravan site.  Phone Ipswich 717088
Geoffrey T
Have passed your details on to my daughter who is a cleaner she will contact you directly. I am in the same position as you. she cleans for me on a weekly basis and I live not far from you on the Brooke Hall Estate, so she could combine the two?
Julie B
Hello Eric I run a small cleaning business and I have four customers from Streetlife that I currently clean for. If you wish to contact my number is 07865892009. Julie.

central heating engineer

Lyn D in Gainsborough
Can anybody recommend a good engineer who will install oil central heating in Chelmondiston. Thanks
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Tony T
Hi Lyn, just spotted your message, Kingsley's Plumbing and Heating Services will give you a free quote. Chelmo born and reliable on 077823446339.

Got an old electric cooker you need rid of?

P P in Gainsborough
A bit of a longshot, I know but I'm looking for an electric cooker that's maybe breaking for spares. This is the type with the solid hotplate not ceramic or halogen. My own cooker is in great working order but the main hotplate (180mm diameter) has ... [ more ]
Thanks, Reg, but I'm looking for those cast iron hotplates for mine (as per the pic). However, I do know of someone who's doing up their kitchen and she'd love it if it's going begging! :) Got a pic and some details, please? Thanks Paul

Suffolk Soul Singers' Christmas Concert

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St Peters by the Waterfront
Graham C in Gainsborough
Soul and gospel - and some seasonal favourites - with jazz stylings from our community choir and childrens' choir. Tickets only £10 from the venue or from Suffolk Soul Singers. Afternoon event!

New Year's Eve disco

The Meeting Place Community Centre Limerick Close Ip1 5lr

Rukus Band and Disco

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The Meeting Place Limerick Close Ipswich Ip1 5lr

The Greatest Gift of All - The Story of Christmas in words and music

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St Mary at Stoke Church, Stoke Street, Ipswich IP2 8DA
Beryl M in Bucklesham
Free entry - Donations for St Mary at Stoke Fabric Fund. Mulled Wine and Mince pies at the end of the performance. Suitable for 8year olds and over. Car Parks nearby in Burrell Road and the Waterfront.

TV Aerial cable

gms in Stoke
Hi, need a new cable from the aeriel into a room where there hasn't been one before. The aeriel itself is okay, any ideas who would do that please?
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Metro free Newspaper

Peter M in California
Aside from the train station and the buses, does anyone else know of anywhere else in Ipswich the Metro can be picked up?
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Andy B
As Jeremy C says, outside outpatients and also outside south wards entrance, I get one daily as its a decent free read.
Ruth L
I agree with Andy B, in fact I pick up spare copies each day as my workplace has quite a few regular readers...

Ipswich buses

Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
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 ]
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Iain C
Great to hear that there are some interactive and helpful people out there. Out of curiosity though why are SCC feeding back to teams, providing SCC links and commenting when it's Ipswich Buses and IBC? I know they operate what's left of P&R ... [ more ]
Jeremy Cooper MD IBL
Thank you for the positive comments. I am very proud to hear about our team doing a great job, despite the cold and the busy roads. Suffolk do always pass transport comments they receive onto us, even though the services in question are often not ... [ more ]

Xmas fayre

Christine M in Greenwich
All Hallows church is having a Christmas fayre on Saturday 1st Dec. There will be a raffle, tombola,games many stalls and our famous cake stall ! Refreshments will also be availably All are welcome !!!
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Lynn L
This is going to be a great Christmas Fayre with gifts to buy for presents and the best cake stall ever. All welcome, we are a friendly bunch and the kettle will be on. Look forward to seeing you there.

Energy Suppliers

Jo R in Rushmere Street
Has anyone had any experience of dealing with the company iSupplyEnergy? I have signed up through uSwitch today, attracted by the low prices, but have now read many bad reviews about them. That said, I've also read some positive ones. Now wondering if ... [ more ]
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Graham F
Further to my previous, Scottish power gave me a fixed price until 2018 at £45 per month less than I was paying EDF. Since my last comment Sottish Power asked me for a 3 month meter readings, I was £61 IN CREDIT yet they wanted to increase my payments ... [ more ]

Christmas Coffee Morning and Plant Sale

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Chantry Walled Garden, Chantry Park
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
ActivLives Chantry Walled Garden is holding a Christmas Coffee Morning and plant sale on Thursday 1 December 2016 from 10.30am until 2.30pm. There will be pansies galore to brighten up the winter months, and primroses to welcome in the Spring, ... [ more ]

Pest control

Jo R in Rushmere Street
Can anyone recommend someone who can deal with my mouse problem please?  I have the council's pest control people booked for the 6th December having discovered them under the kitchen sink but one ran across my lounge floor last night, so now I'm keen ... [ more ]
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Jo R
Thanks for your suggestions everyone. I caught one mouse in the trap under the kitchen sink last night which is a start but have been in my loft this afternoon and there are droppings up there. I did consider bait but then you don't know where the ... [ more ]
Kevin B
We had a cat that used to catch live mice, bring them in the house and drop them and then not be able to catch them, therefore the cat was the cause of the problem.


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Kate L
For future reference- Physiotherapists, Chiropodists/Podiatrists etc are to be found on the HCPC website. Foot health practitioners etc, because of their training, are not allowed the title Chiropodist or Podiatrist.

Charity gig/disco

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The Meeting Place Community Centre

Office 365 Subscription

Peter M in California
I have received a couple of emails saying my Office 365 subscription is about to expire in a few weeks.   Thing is that i didn't subscribe in the first place, does anyone know if this was an added extra with an upgrade?   I think i only use the one ... [ more ]
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Think Hedgehog

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People's Community Garden
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Think Hedgehog! Put on a woolly hat and turn out to do your bit for nature on your doorstep! Activity Saturday at the People’s Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE Saturday 26 November 12.30 to 3pm Winter is ... [ more ]

Shed security

Michael W in Maidenhall
Had my shed raided last night, Part my fault as I had left it open. Just to let those of you that live in the Alan Road & Nacton Road area. As it's getting near that time of year make sure everything safe. Happy Crimbo to you all
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Mark L

Christmas present

DAF in Ipswich Town Centre
Is there anywhere where you can donate a Christmas present for children or the elderly does anyone know?.
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