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Ipswich Waterfront

DC in Stoke
Imagine if our Council and associated organisations promoting Ipswich actually had a vision and truly believed in turning the axis of the town centre we could have ended up with something like this  Maybe then ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
It is a disgrace the council will collect almost £600k from businesses each year and give to Ipswich Central the majority of which will go to Central Management Solutions Ltd (£250k either directly or through one of its subsidiaries) without any real ... [ more ]
Iain C
The whole thing is laughable. The benefit claims could easily have been achieved direct if IBC invested themselves. I realise the idea and understand the benefits of a strategic partnership but this is very much one way with Ipswich Central ... [ more ]


Mark O in Priory Heath
Anyone know wether the new trampoline centre in Cardinal park is open yet as I have not seen or heard anything about the place.
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Mark O
Yeah I knew about another one opening up at the former b&q store and opposite smyth toy store will be opening up there too as there,s one in Colchester.

St. Johns Scout Hut and Asbestos Roofing

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Hello. Does anyone know the situation regarding the asbestos roofing at the St. John's Scout/Cub hut in Britannia Road? My grandson is attending as a cub but there are signs saying "Danger" and referring to the fact that the roof is made of asbestos. ... [ more ]
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Graham C
From my experience in Health & Safety 10 years ago there was a requirement to identify all substances containing asbestos as a warning to those whose work may disturb it.  If you had a black toilet cistern, in the sixties, it probably contained ... [ more ]

Noisy motorcyclist 5.30 in the morning

Caroline B in Chantry
Hi all, every morning I am being woken up by a biker on the noisiest motorbike going past my house. Have spoken to neighbours and lots have heard it. 5.30 am ish is the usual time and don't know if there's anything I can do,any suggestions?
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Painter required in ipswich area

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Joanna A
I am having some done soon as well. A relative has recommended Belamon decorating, a self employed guy called Valentin Belanov (I think). Excellent service, very reliable, you can check his ratings on I will be using him. ... [ more ]

New butchery

Chelle H in Rose Hill
There is a new butchery opening in the old post office Brunswick Road. Brothers butchery , new venture owned by Craig and Jay , Craig has been a butcher locally for 15years and has decided to set up business. Lots of ideas for the new venture with a ... [ more ]
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Chelle H
Thanks for all the positive responses I will pass the comments on to Craig and Jay , and better still get them on Streetlife to keep everyone up to date on opening date etc
Lindsy C
Hi I run the local neighbourhood watch and Facebook page. Can I use some of your post to let everyone know. It's really exciting and hope that it does well. I will definitely be supporting them.

Dying Towns

Buzz R in Castle Hill
People on Streetlife often denigrate Ipswich or areas of Ipswich for being run-down, with boarded-up shops, and so on. I am currently reading 'Thunderbolt Kid', a Bill Bryson account of his childhood in Iowa, and came across this passage: "...most ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
IoT is getting silly. There needs to be clear understanding of what should and should not be connected to the internet. Sometimes people try too hard and over engineer things.  Susan H, Face Place sounds good... it annoys me that people are okay ... [ more ]

Heath road/Woodbridge roundabout 'con'

Kelvin L in Ipswich Town Centre
Has anyone else noticed the sneaky way that the number of days that were displayed on the yellow information signs for these roadworks, has 'mysteriously' been altered from the original 11 weeks to a new 13 weeks! Obviously this means that the works ... [ more ]
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Michelle W
Neal S  Fully agree, live in this area too, and have seen work going on, but my biggest bug bear, is the total ignorance and inpatience shown by a number of drivers

Combi boiler engineer

Chelle H in Rose Hill
Hi, can anyone recommend the services of a good combination boiler engineer , that is good at sorting problems as well.
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New wellbeing service launched

Fiona E in Ipswich Town Centre Worth a look for those of us in Suffolk who live with anxiety, depression etc
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Roger A
Thanks Buzz Now why cannot the NHS offer this service?  Instead it will spends millions of pounds in creating the impression of helping the populace.  The adage smoke and mirrors come to mind.


James in Castle Hill
I went to B&Q Saturday afternoon they are either getting ready to shut the doors or doing some refurbishment just about all the kitchen displays have been sold some of the shelves are almost bear
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Toby P.
That settles that little problem. B & Q stays open and Home Base has been taken over. Can we move on now?.

Death cafe.

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone fancy the idea of starting up a Death Cafe? It's where people can go and chat about all things death related and anything else too, but primarily death and dying. I feel that we don't talk about death and dying enough in this country, ... [ more ]
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Robin H
I would have come along, but I work and that time isn't good for me. In the one our group ran last year, a lot of the talk turned towards people planning their own funerals so as to save relatives confusion in a time of grief. Worth being aware that ... [ more ]
That's really good to know. Thank you. If this doesn't work, the 2pm slot, I may try a different one, but I guess it'd not be in a cafe then but in a pub. Ah, that may be preferable to some. ;0)


Lou P in Belstead
Can anyone please provide a removal service on either Monday 3 October or Wednesday 5 October to move the contents of a 3 bed house in Holland on Sea to Ipswich? Not tons of boxes, mostly a couple of sofas, beds and bikes/golf clubs but would ... [ more ]
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Sue H
Was going to say economy budget removals on felixstowe rd. Have used them a few times. Very good.

Town centre shops

Andy A in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone know of any shops in the town centre that sell interesting gifts and things like vintage style stationery. There used to be a really good shop behind the bank on Cornhill that sold a large variety of really nice and unusual gifts.
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Linda E
The Tourist Information Centre in St Stephen's Church have lots of nice gift ideas; mugs, prints, books, jewellery etc as well as cards.

asda supermarket

Jean G in Ipswich Town Centre
hi streetlifers does anyone know what they are going to do at asda stoke park ? as today when I went down there they had blocked some of the carpark of and put loades of portacabins there . I thought that the petrol station that they wanted to build ... [ more ]
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Shall not be using Asda until works are finished,parking already can be tight there let alone losing all those parking places , be it temporary.
Simon B
Every time I have been to Asda, either in the car or on foot, never had an issue with parking in the 7 years that the store has been open.

Water at the bottom of Cliff Lane

Pip in Broke Hall
All summer there has been nasty sludgey water covering the pavement at the bottom of Cliff Lane. I'm guessing it's something to do with the park and the waterways there. It's covered the pavement and has made it very slippery. This is rather annoying ... [ more ]
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Mike T
Thanks for advising me of the house rules Anthony P. I will of course raise any such topic as a separate issue in future. Please accept my profound apologies for any hurt, confusion or inconvenience caused.
Anthony P
Not a house rule Mike just advice cos if you raise something as a separate topic you will receive more response or advice from the other members my comments were not intended as a criticsm


Carole R in Ipswich Town Centre
I hope whoever let their dog today foul at the end of my drive is thoroughly ashamed of themselves, although probably not or they wouldn't have left it there. not at all civic minded.

Two Rivers Medical Centre Cont.

Ben Gummer in Ipswich Town Centre
I wanted to update you on what I have done since concerns were raised on Streetlife earlier in the summer. I have had a number of discussions with the practice GPs and manager, as well as a conversation with the local GP federation. In short, there ... [ more ]
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Pauline D
Martin O - I also have never had a problem with my surgery (Barrack Lane and Stoke Park Medical Centre)   The receptionists at both surgeries are always polite, helpful and very understanding.   They always try to fit me in with an appointment to suit ... [ more ]

Staff Recruitment

Peter M in California
Would anyone be able to comment on where Suffolk (or surrounding areas) business recruit office staff from?   Are there any recommended agencies, or do they use national agencies such as reed, monster etc? I'm thinking specifically about IT/Business ... [ more ]
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As a prospective candidate late last year I found Hurren & Hope to be better than the average recruitment agency. It was clear to me that they worked very hard for their clients. They are specialist IT recruiters and Ipswich-based, check them ... [ more ]

Replacement Garage Doors

Brian P in Westerfield
We need to replace our 'up and Over' garage door. Any thoughts about replacing them with roller shutter types ? Also who can supply them ?
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Wanted scrap metal or old wire/cable please

Andy P in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi I'm looking for scrap metal old wire or car or leisure batteries in the Ipswich area please? I can collect in my car, I can cut bigger items down and some times have access to a friends van, I appreciate any offers and pleased to help make some ... [ more ]
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Henley Road Valley road junction

Brian P in Westerfield
I see that the Henley Road/Valley Road junction is about to be closed for maintenance work. Does anyone know what they intend to do - hopefully put a right hand filter for cars coming away from town and wishing to turn right in Valley Road. Cars ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Bob F, On the home page there is a box in the top right hand corner - if you change the time frame to 'Next two weeks' the symbols appear to be able to click on for the details. Kind regards - Claire

Chair repair

Janice W in Ipswich Town Centre
My beech carver needs a new arm.  Can anyone recommend a joiner/carpenter with such experience, please?

The NCP car park cut through

Kelvin L in Ipswich Town Centre
What brainless idiot decided to allow NCP to open up the entrance to the Tacket  Streetcar park behind the old Woolworths to allow access from Upper Barclay Street/Cox Lane behind the old Co-oP building? I'm guessing that it it yet another SCC ... [ more ]
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Sherry F
Unfortunately you can say that about any road in any town at any time, the roads in general are a lot more unsafe now than ever, just don't see the point on picking on this particular one which I'm sure is not as bad as most. If it really causes that ... [ more ]
Linda C
it has not been there very long I came across it by chance hubby was picking me up and I stood there at the end then a car came along and he wanted to get in to the car park right where I was standing so I moved but did look around behind me and Hey ... [ more ]

Tree Surgeon/Arborist

Patricia D in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone recommend a knowledgable, reliable and professional tree surgeon/arborist please? We need some advice about the trees in our garden, having moved recently to the Ipswich area.
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