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Decorator wanted

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I use Gavin of Finishing Touches for Gardening & DIY. Very pleased with his work. He does decorating as well and you can see examples of his work:
Cathy W
By far the best decorator I know is Mark Sang When it comes to painting he's the most enthusiastic person I've ever met, transformed our house. Wouldn't use anyone else. 07724 977763

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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Alan P
Went in yesterday and bought a Capel steak pie - excellent! It all looks very good, hope they are well supported. If the price and quality are right they deserve to succeed, but as usual it will be "use it or lose it"!
Vicky K
Went in today for the 1st time. 2 very helpful gents and they offered a great service. Good products too. Will definitely be going back. 👍🏻👍🏻


Brian H in Stoke Park
I know recommendations for electricians have previously been posted but I would appreciate an up to date recommendation for an electrician to install a twin power socket in the IP1 area.
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Nordic Walking Classes

Suffolkstriders Nordic Walking Group in Suffolkstriders Nordic Walking Group
Why not come along and get the benefits of Nordic Walking.  We are a friendly group and once you have completed the course you can join our weekly walks.  Get more information from Lesley 07967653217/

Lost / Stolen

Tony B in Ipswich Town Centre
A necklace has been found in a bin in Ipswich Town Centre. Are you the victim of a bag snatch? PM me for further information

Carpenter Needed to Make 2 x Wooden Gates

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Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (3 November)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
AgeUK Suffolk and Lxpert are offering FREE computer advice and support to older people. Those browsing at the AgeUK shop in Ipswich Town Centre will have an opportunity to speak to one of Lxpert's volunteering local IT experts about any computer, ... [ more ]

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (27 October)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
AgeUK Suffolk and Lxpert are offering FREE computer advice and support to older people. Those browsing at the AgeUK shop in Ipswich Town Centre will have an opportunity to speak to one of Lxpert's volunteering local IT experts about any computer, ... [ more ]

Irish dancing

lol in Ipswich Town Centre
does anyone know where you can learn Irish dancing (for adults) in Ipswich?
Brian V
For information on all dance styles look on which is dance listing website for adults, covering East Anglia. Sadly, we know of only one Irish dancing class, which is based in Capel St Mary.

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.

Thieving at Ipswich Hospital

Gruffalo in White House
Mentioning to a friend on the theft of my dying father in laws wedding ring, new slippers and various clothing items whilst he was in Ipswich Hospital and it seems so many people I've spoken with have had items stolen whilst in Ipswich Hospital. Is it ... [ more ]
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Streetlife is just the platform for alerting people to the fact that thefts are still happening at the hospital. Yes, report it, but at least now it's now in the open.


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

stair lift

Spotty Dog
Several years ago I used Paul Smith of Dolphin Stairlifts for an installation and service. He's based in Felixstowe. He deals with several different manufacturers and models rather than being company ... [ more ]
Larry Fulcher
Paul Smith installed a Stannah stairlift in Cowper Street two years ago which has worked well since, on a very steep set of stairs. I can recommend his work and the advice he gave. Unfortunately the new stair carpet which was fitted before the ... [ more ]


Keith H in Castle Hill
So they going  to build  a new Costa Cafe  a drive through one its going to be in the car park near Burger King  on Ransomes Europark.Do we realy need another one as there is one just up the road from this plus its going to make even more traffic ... [ more ]
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Jacqueline H
I was alerted to the possibility of having your contactless card scammed by this: 'This purse has Cardsafe™, a special lining that blocks scanners and radio waves, ensuring no payments can be taken from your contactless credit card whilst in your ... [ more ]
Peter M
If you aren't given a receipt just stand your ground at the cash till.  When the cashier wonders why you're still there ask them why they haven't yet provided a receipt.


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Hayley J
I've been following Missy on the Doglost site also,and after just checking if any news I'm relieved to say that she's been found safe and well.

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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Anyone got a builder recommendation

Adam F in Ipswich Town Centre
Looking to get one storey extension done on house. If anyone has any recommendations for builder would be most appreciated. Also if they are non vat registered all the better, but not essential.
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Jo B
Nc mallett. A fantastic all round builder kitchen fitters. He on time his work is meticulous and he does a fantastic job.
Michael A
AP Builders. They have just done a super conversion for me at a very reasonable price. Phone 01473 725660 or 07720 853 250.  You would be welcome to see their work for me.

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 ]

The so called christmas tree

Jack D in Westbourne
I know we are a few weeks away and next month the Christmas decorations will start to appear in the town centre, what are the chances of us having a real tree instead of the abstract excuse for a tree again.
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
Johan, a "tradition" is when a custom is passed down from one generation to the next, and so forth. In 150 years you could quite comfortably have 5 generations or as much as 8.  Traditionally, Christ mass was only what Christians got involved in. ... [ more ]

Motorcycle Ride to Great Bentley in Essex on Wednesday Nights

Terry W in Castle Hill
My daughter (pillion passenger) and I have just taken up motorcycling after I last had a bike back in 1979. I am still a little rusty (so is the bike a Honda CBR1000f) but gaining experience every time I ride. To get into the swing of things, we have ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
Terry W, seems that there are a growing number of motorcyclists in Ipswich. I don't know about historic comparisons but I would say there are more in the last 5 years than before. I think vlogs on youtube and filtering have made it popular; with ... [ more ]
Terry W
Sorry my delay in responding to your messages but I only sometimes dip into social networking then dip out. If it helps Jan, I am an old fogey as well, but mentally alert. I get by mostly on will power... Thanks for the feedback Ipswich Entrepreneur - ... [ 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

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 ]

Carpenter or similar required

Bel17 in Westerfield
Hi all!   I need to get the top stair repaired/ replaced.  It has broken and feels precarious to tread on.  Looking at it, it is a consequence of some electric cables being laid and a notch cut out for them which weakened the structure and eventually ... [ more ]