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Blue Badge - Disabled Parking

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

I was wondering if anyone has a Blue Badge, and if so, how long did it take to arrive? I applied just over a fortnight ago, paid the fee and I was informed that the badge would arrive between 5 & 10 working days. It has since gone past the 10 ... [ more ]
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Terri C
Oh dear I am so sorry you are feeling this way. I for one can tell you I dont think that way. Ypu are not a scrounger, you are in need of assistance and you should get it. I hope your situation isnt permanent, but if it is, look into things to do for ... [ more ]
Sheila O,I wasn't being funny as I have family who are deaf. They have to cope with life, like test of us, and with no special help. As there is no outward sign of disability people can be very cruel when they don't answer. Those with physical disability ... [ more ]

Hen House/Chicken Coop

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Cilla S
Please could anyone tell me where I can physically view a walk-in, Fox proof Hen House/Chicken Coop for approx. 6/8 hens.  I would like to view one which is already put together before I buy. I don`t mind travelling.
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Modern wall-mounted limestone live flame gas fire for sale

£200.00 in Stoke

Anna C
Less than two years old, this live-flame gas fire works by remote control. It's a modern £1,000 fireplace with a limestone surround and "pebble and driftwood" interior that looks very stylish but I'm installing a woodburner so it has to go. It's ... [ more ]
Anna C
More info: it's the Wonderfire "Celeste" model which uses natural gas and requires a conventional flue (not "no flue" as above - sorry, it won't let me edit).

36th Ipswich Scout Group Summer Fete 2015

Clubs & Groups in Wherstead

JUL 04
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sprites school playing field in chantry
The 36th Ipswich scout group is holding its annual fete on the 4th of July. As the fete falls on Independence Day we have chosen an American theme. We have lots of fun things to do, great food and interesting entertainment. Please come along and support ... [ more ]
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Here's thought- I always took my children to this event and remember losing my daughter there one year ( only for a few minutes) She must have been about 3 at the time although I can recall it as if it were yesterday! She's 28 next birthday so that ... [ more ]

Pagan Council Open Day

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

JUL 11
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Ipswich Oddfellows Hall, High Street
Robin H
A day of talks, storytelling, music and discussion panels exploring the polytheist & pantheist religions (such as Druidry, Wicca, Heathenry, Kemeticism etc.). Free to attend, refreshments provided during the day. The event is aimed both at pagans and ... [ more ]

Qigong seminar for beginners 18-19 July

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We would like to invite everybody to take part in the next Zhong Yuan Qigong Level 1 seminar which will take place on 18-19 July 2015 at Castle Hill Community Centre. You will be able to learn about an ancient self-development system from the heart of ... [ more ]
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Kath B
Hi, I have been really stressed out recently as I have to do my studies alongside work. I get very tired but then can't sleep at night and feel exhausted during the day. I am looking to find some sort of exercise to help me, would qigong work for me? ... [ more ]
Hi Kath, qigong is known as an effective remedy for stress relief, and disturbed sleep patterns usually result from imbalance of energy. You are welcome to join our seminar to learn simple methods to get rid of stress so you can be more productive at ... [ more ]

Stars and Stripes Concert

Clubs & Groups in Westbourne

JUL 04
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St Michaels and All Angels'Church Martlesham Heath IP5 3PL
Barbara C
The Orwell Singers will celebrate American Independence Day with a concert of music and words with an American flavour. Tickets £8 on the door which will include light refreshments American style.

Monthly Meeting, Ipswich Branch, Suffolk Family History Society

Clubs & Groups in Westbourne

JUL 23
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The Co-Op Education Centre, 11, Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW.Car park off Waterworks Street Ip4 1JG
Howard K
NOTE: Our First Meeting at our NEW VENUE.....Presenting an illustrated talk all about "The History of The Salvation Army" - the worthwhile organisation which has done so much in the story of this country as the organisation celebrates its 150th ... [ more ]

pond snails

Local Conversations in Warren Heath

Colin C
Cleaned out my garden pond today but all the snails seem to have vanished, any pond keeper out there want to supply me with any surplus
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Colin C
Any will do   just cannot believe all  have dissapeared from the pond,   if you supply phone number or contact with details at  we can arrange pick up

Stoke Park ASDA - Petrol Station

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Andrew P
So ASDA want to ruin the nice green area along stoke park drive in front of their store by digging it up and putting in a automated petrol station, this will ruin the look of the site, it is a nice green space, which suits the road and often has people ... [ more ]
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Simon B
Everyone is entitled to their opinion, as in life and it's true of the "not in my back yard" crew. From where your property is you will hardly notice it, the old Total one you would have. I would have no issue with a filling station there if it was in ... [ more ]
Andrew P
I wont see it from my kitchen window either lol.... and from where you live you have no real right to comment on how it could affect us anyway so why should you care?.... The traffic congestion is the biggest issue most people have no idea of the amount ... [ more ]

New shed recommendations please

Local Conversations in Gainsborough

Hi, just wondered if anyone can recommend where to get a reasonably priced good quality shed, and someone to put them up? Thanks a lot.
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Paul S
you are only allowed an 8ft by 6ft shed so i went to 9ft 6in high and had a 2ft overhang at the sides and front.It weighs 1.5 tons

Hanover Residents and Friends Club - Summer Sale

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

Barbara W
We are  Sheltered Housing for retired people and will be holding a Summer Sale in the Gardens commencing at 1 p.m. on Saturday, 15th August  and would like to welcome   more visitors.    We are situated in Lacey Street (off Woodbridge Road) in Ipswich. ... [ more ]


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Janet A
Hi can anyone recommend an electrician? One of my douyble sockets in the kitchen is making an electrical buzzing noise & needs to be looked at.
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Maria S
Someone that does not know anything about electrics might not think of switching off the mains. As a young bride I thought I was being very clever and independent when I changed the wire on one of the wire fuses of the mains box without turning anything ... [ more ]

Selling New Burmatex Carpet Tiles to raise funds for St Michael's Community Centre

£39.90 in Ipswich Town Centre

The G
We have about 200 boxes (with 5 square metres in each box) of these tiles for sale. They were donated to the refurbishment of St Michaels Church and Church Hall, but unfortunately we can't use carpet for the hall as it would limit the multi-purpose ... [ more ]
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Wow! What a bargain at a fraction of the cost! I'm sure somebody must have a need for them... cheap conservatory floor; added warmth in the workshop/garage; children's playroom (with easy replacement of damaged/dirty squares); comfort in the dog kennel; ... [ more ]
The G
Laurie Thanks for the comment Laurie, yes the people who have bought some have come from quite far to collect because they have the same type and know the excellent quality, so they are very happy with the great deal!

fundraiser for new carpets for the centre

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

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Looks like a great event :) Not sure if you've seen these? It says you're raising money for new carpets and there's another charity on here selling new carpet to raise funds! Maybe you could both help each other... Then you'll have funds left over for ... [ more ]

Nacton Road Roadworks

Local Conversations in Pinewood

Suffolk County Council
Hello everyone, I wanted to make sure that you had seen the advance notice about the traffic roadworks to start around the Ravenswood/Nacton Road roundabout. Suffolk Highways improvements programme will open up additional road capacity around Nacton ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Good afternoon everyone, I have been in touch with the Highways Team and put some of your questions to them. Here are the answers I have been given. Q. Can we publish the detailed plan of the works? A. As this is a phased programme of works, some ... [ more ]

Saying hello to passers-by

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

John B
Had a long walk out with my daughter yesterday evening, around Maidenhall, and was pleasantly surprised to find most passers-by smiled and said hello. Not just older couples but some young people too. Cheered me up :)
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Linda C
I also find that English people have the time to say hello or morning when you are out and also down our road with people who I don't know on a personal level. we were all brought up with good manners , it does not hurt to say a greeting to who ever you ... [ more ]
John W
I walk in Christchurch Park every morning and find most people say 'Good morning' if you say it to them, we came here from rural Suffolk where everyone spoke and I find pretty much the same here, if you give people a chance. I agree with Richard though, ... [ more ]

Sofas free to take away

Give, Lend & Borrow in Westbourne

Michelle G
Two brown leather sofas, 2 and 3 seater. Boxy shape, old and bit careworn but comfy. Must be collected - need space asap. IP1 area.
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Jay E
Hi Michelle Sorry not to be in touch but have been ill.  Am now frantically busy trying to catch up on missed 4 days as have an exhibition in 2 weeks time.  I am still interested in seeing them but time is a bit crucial at the moment.  Sorry for any ... [ more ]

Gardener or Garden handy man.

Recommendations in Westbourne

Can anyone recommend a gardener or someone who has retired but still does some gardening in the Ipswich Norwich road area. Would be grateful for a recommendation. Thanks
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Jumble Sale

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

JUN 27
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11th Ipswich Scout Hall, Chesterfield Drive, Ipswich
Jumble sale lead by local Scouts and leaders fundraising for future planned activities for the group. Refreshments and cake stall also present. Come and support your local group.
Fernando C
Hi there, i will pop with my soon is 6 years in July , what is the age to join the scouts? Thanks
Hi, Please have a look at their website for a closer look at the group. Your son would be old enough to join Beavers, but please either pop along and have a chat with someone or give Fiona a call on: Beavers ... [ more ]

Carpet fitter

Recommendations in Stoke

Anna C
Can anyone please recommend a local carpet fitter who can move a bedroom carpet to another room for starters, and who might be good for a bigger job laying new carpet in the rest of the house a bit later? Much appreciated. Thank you.
Tony B
Carpet Concern: Steve 681754..mob 07879 852906. Been using this fitter for every carpet in the house for 18 years


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Robina R
What a good response! Thank you Buzz, Kyra & Emma for taking the trouble. I will follow them all up .  Robina

Garden fencing

Recommendations in Stoke Park

Brian H
Hi. Can anybody recommend a fencing contractor for a job in central Ipswich please. I need the existing fencing removed and replaced by a 2mt high x approx. 50mt long, close boarded fence, plus 2 side gates.
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James H
I can recommend someone myself, ive done a lot of fencing in the past and still do. references available. here is my number 07901381057 .james

Roof bars for an audi a4

Give, Lend & Borrow in Westbourne

Cary F
I'm after the use of a set of audi a4 gutter roof bars and box for an up an coming camping holiday. If anyone has any ideas on this I would be very grateful.


Local Conversations in Rose Hill

Karin K
Please can someone explain to me why it is a good idea to have a bonfire in the middle of the day when other
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Sarah W
Bonfires of garden prunings too thick for the compost heap  with roast tatties in foil in the embers and sausages likewise, yum.  great summer evening [if we have summer], can invite the neighbours, and so long as nobody has washing on the line, where's ... [ more ]