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Jenny T to Racecourse and 9 more areas

Wheelie bins

I think Im losing my marbles. I am sure I had notification from the council to say they would be emptying brown and black bins on the same day. Guess what black bin emptied but not the brown one . Should have been done Thursday Nacton road area. Anyone ... more »
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Jackie T
I live off Reynolds road, our black and brown bins was emptied Thursday am, first one at 06.10. Our letter states for all bins to be available from 06.00 so we put out night before. Saves alot of in the morning when rushing for work etc.
Sheila O
your`e not loosing your marbles it is black and brown together round our rd rosehill area and our day is wednesday our brown bin was collected and empty quite early wednesday !!!
Sarah C to Rose Hill and 9 more areas

Relocating loneliness

I am shortly relocating to Walton on the Naze due to a bereavement. I just can't stay here in Suffolk,  it's too painful and I'm not coping very well. Although the area I'm moving to seems nice and peaceful I wondered if anyone knows if there is a ... more »
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Sarah C
That's so beautiful x thank you x
Interested.  That was lovely.  I thank you too, and will try it.
Diana L to California and 9 more areas

Window Cleaners

Hello all, I need a recommendation. We live in a flat on a 2nd floor and need our windows cleaned from the outside. Could any of you recommend a good, reliable and not too pricey company that does it? Do any of you have experience with the service? Any ... more »
John W
we had an awkward conservatory cleaned by Ricks Rise and Shine, 01473 570209, did a thorough job, in fact I gave them a bit more money as it was so awkward and took them longer than they thought, trouble is the Sahara sand arrived about a week later and ... more »
Debi K
I find HighTop to be very helpful and reasonably priced :)
Theresa S to California and 9 more areas

Home help/ cleaner etched

Hello everyone This is my first post here. Please can I just advise anyone needing home help or a cleaner in their home, to always request a crb (DBS ) check. I run my own cleaning company withy husband and daughters, I'm not promoting my business. But I ... more »
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Deejay tony W
As a Mobile DJ & Radio Presenter I also have a CRB (incase of any childrens parties) plus Public Liability of £5 million.  It's not that costs, I think about £11.00 per month.
Andy B
Thankyou for the information guys, Any particular companies better for public liability Insurance?. I have an enhanced Crb for my daily job so not sure if I'd need to do another one. I think I'll have to start up a new thread/posting on here as I didn't ... more »
Margaret F to Stoke Park and 9 more areas

Missing Cat called Tink

Please can everyone around the Fritton Close/ Neath Drive  area please look out for a pale Ginger Cat called Tink Missing since Saturday the 12th April  please check sheds and garages please contact lee or Sharn on 07432406422 the are really upset.
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Margaret F
Thanks to those of you looking out for Tink he is still missing although people have said he been sighted over Chatsworth Close both lee and Sharn are out each day looking but nothing so far. Thanks Jean L for going that bit extra for Tink
Margaret F
Anyone around Castle Hill Community Centre tomorrow Wots up are holding a Easter Coffee Morning with Raffle and Tombola so pop if you are in the area. Mags
Claire L to Chantry and 9 more areas

Information on medical data

If you are as concerned as I am about your medical data, then now is the time to see your GP ( an extract from weblink as shown) All and any medical data held in your local Ipswich Drs office will be used by non medical departments and unless you opt ... more »
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Jean L
Claire L , thank you for bringing this to my attention, I had not a clue about it. I am going to opt out, as I have no doubt that whatever this is all about, it will be the normal sham that it is when involving large organisations such as the NHS or ... more »
Claire L
Jean L  you make some valid points concerning all things that come under that much used  throwaway excuse as you quoted "we will learn from these mistakes" and also their never ending attempts to make it sound like its the fault of anyone else but ... more »
Brian V to Gainsborough and 9 more areas


Hello everybody, If you are connected top facebook, why not join the friends and social group called ifriends-Suffolk? There are over 350 members. iFriends is an informal social group for adults based in Suffolk and the surrounding area who want to ... more »
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Jenny H to Ipswich and 5 more areas

bed & breakfast

does anyone know of a cheap b&b in ipswich. i've googled and the cheapest one is around £40... does anyone know of one that is cheaper than that say around £20 for one night?
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Victoria L
You could try looking on  Its not bed and breakfast (although some maybe), but it would be a cheap room if that's what you are looking for.
Jenny H
Thanks guys thats really helpful xx much appreciated xx
Keith H to Priory Heath and 9 more areas

Bond street.

Well i see they been digging Bond street up yet again.all the time we had that road up cant believe they at it again.I got stuck there yesterday took ages just to get on to Bond street as nobody would leave a gap to get out at the lights.there were ... more »
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Colin C
Same old story, just one lane in use, cought me out too last week, everywhere the situation gets worse, coming home from Lowestoft this morning 40 miles took an hour and a half, the Blythboro, flood work is on for 4 months, horrendous delays just ... more »
Ruth L
OK I've found it-waterboard, due to finish Thursday. Don't forget Northgate st is also shut by the gas board today, hopefully back to normal soon...
Liz H to California and 9 more areas

The BLISS Ipswich Buggy Push

Hi there I just wanted to let you know about the very first ever Ipswich BLISS (Babies born to small, too sick, too soon) Sponsored 5km Buggy Push in Christchurch Park at 11am on Friday 9th May 2014 (meeting in front of the mansion). We will be having a ... more »

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Christchurch Park

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Shaun N to California and 9 more areas

Allotments ePetition

Hello Anyone who has an interest in allotments or a desire to not see this important resource possibly ruined for good might be interested in taking a moment to consider this recent ePetition: Thanks ... more »
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Emma R
We have vacant plots at the Norwich Rd Allotments situated at the end of Broadway Lane off Norwich Rd if anyone is interested. We would love to see all the plots being used so if you are interested please get in contact with me 01473 221011
Norma M to Greenwich

All Hallows Shed

Just to let you know about 'All Hallows Shed' - a small group of men get together in 'a social space for learning, sharing and hitting things with hammers' Open on Mondays at All Hallows Church. Call 717084 for details or look at ... more »
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Tony R inactive to Broke Hall and 9 more areas

Speed limits - Bixley Road and Heath Road

I sent this email to a local Councillor over a year ago - he promised to look into it and reply........I reminded him last July but still no response. I wonder what other people think?? Dear Alan  Thank you for your “in touch” newsletter, it is good to ... more »
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Richard G
Sometimes this forum shows how little some people know about a subject .
Ian W
Ron- haven't we had this chat before? I'm still interested in the reports that support your facts, genuinely can you reference them? (popular press doesn't count). Mark- from the perspective of someone sat behind the windscreen of a car you may be ... more »
Pat H to Stoke Park and 9 more areas


I am in the IP2 area and in need of a local plumber. Anyone know any good people who do not charge the earth for a simply job please? We have some bath taps that need a washer of similar but cannot find how to get into them so only a small job I am ... more »
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Catherine E
try glc plumbing good cheap and reliable 07415768404 i have used them my self lovely person 
Pat H
Thanks for all your help with regards to a Plumber.WE have a nice man coming to sort us out tonight. Good site for getting really knowledgeable and low priced workmen
Gerald W to Broke Hall and 9 more areas


I'm involved in the Bucklesham Players we do pantomime and summer shows if anyone wants to join in or come to our show ,give me a shout
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Claire B
hiya... I've been involved in am dram for many years but am yet to join a group here. I'm interested in perhaps joining you... please can I have more details? Thanks :-)
Gerald W
What we also can do with is help in painting the back cloth so any budding artist now is your chance to let your  creative efforts to be seen....Gerald
Sara W to Chantry and 9 more areas

The Dame Vera Lynn Trust 40/80 Cycle Ride & music event 8th June 2014

We have a charity cycle ride and music event on Sunday 8th June 2014 which we would love people to take part in:- Challenge yourself this year by taking part in our cycle ride on Sunday 8th June.  There is a 40 mile route and 80 mile route at the event ... more »

Ipswich YM Rugby Club, Rushmere, Ipswich

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Jo G
Sounds a lovely idea for everyone to enjoy and it's really local for me, we will be there and I hope some of the men at least will do the bike ride. Hope you get lots of support.
Sara W
Thank you so much, that is very kind of you.
PinkSky C to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Cycle Training for Women

Only three more places left on the course starting in Ravenswood on 29th April.  We provide bikes and equipment.  Learn to ride a bike or increase your confidence.   To find out more visit
I'm with Pink Sky Cycling
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PinkSky C
Thanks Tony, will do that. Sue
I'm with Pink Sky Cycling
PinkSky C
I have dropped off the fliers.  Thank you. Sue
I'm with Pink Sky Cycling
Garry S to Maidenhall and 5 more areas

Free topsoil, a whole skip's worth, on my drive come and help yourself

I have filled a skip with good quality topsoil it is on my drive 6 halifax road, Ipswich Come and take as much as you want if you need any, it has a drop down door for easy wheelbarrow loading too
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Kim H
Also thanks to NatureGal. Im late 50's and lumping around big bags of compost is becoming quite a chore (although I do think Im still quite fit and adore my garden!). The tip about Milk& More is very helpful - I will have a look at their site. Many ... more »
Garry S
Hello Kim, still a full skip on the drive for another week
Stuart G to Broke Hall and 5 more areas


In view of the latest TB scare with cats is it not time that cat owner were force to adopt the same restrictions imposed on dog owner .I do not want other peoples cats in my garden to go near my children it a worry !
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Elaine D - yes I know it's the cats.  You're right about the spitting.  That too is a foul habit.
Lesley F
We put a sonic cat scarer in our front garden when the neighbourhood cats thought I had dug it over for their benefit. It emits a motion activated high frequency noise that only cats hear Not had any problem since. Doesn't seem to bother birds.