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Replacement of guttering -ballpark figure?

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Buzz R
Could someone please give me a rough estimate for replacing around 30' of old metal guttering with plastic guttering in a s/d two storey house? Haven't got the foggiest idea how much that might cost including parts and labour. Thanks!
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Matthew B
Hi I'm a handyman and I've done guttering, facia board replacement, plastic covering on facias also, if you would like a free no obligation qoutation give me a call on 07876240267 thanks matt

Community issues?

Local Politics in Stoke

Hi all, I don't know about anyone else or what else to do but everytime I try to talk to the council regarding issues or things to be sorted out, I'm fobbed off with some excuse, today someone who helps care for me seen rats outside in our communal ... [ more ]

Driving Instructor

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

I was driving down Hawthorn Drive last Saturday when I arrived at the mini roundabout outside the Kingfisher pub.  There was a learner driver in front of me at the roundabout who was obviously receiving instructions from her instructor.  The driver ... [ more ]
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Richard G
As normal have a go at the Police - When i joined the Police i had no choice about being in the pension or not . That changed . I paid nearly £450 per month into it in my last year. Everyone has the choice as to whether they work public or private sector ... [ more ]
Nosey Ron
Every Public Sector worker has a tax payer funded pension, don't they? Some pay very little into it and some like Fire Service and the Police pay 14 or 15% of their pay into it. Those two professions are two of the very most important roles in society ... [ more ]

Anyone for Scrabble?

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

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street / garage sale

Local Conversations in Warren Heath

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Who wants my expertise in computer

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Conrad P
My name is Conrad and I have cerebral palsy My expert skill is computer those who want my expertise and experience are very welcome to share.
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Peter E
Thank you   John B and Sandra M . I will follow your suggestions and let you know the result :) Just one more question  , is it possible i might lose some files or saved music / photos when  i run CC Cleaner ? Thank you once again
John B
Just to be picky, it's CCleaner rather than CC Cleaner :) But no, you won't lose files. However I would advise you to do backup for safety before any maintenance, it's just a good habit to get into. If you still suspect a virus is present, run an ... [ more ]

J Smith Tree Care & Landscapes

Recommendations in Maidenhall

John B
Hi - has anyone local had experience with J Smith Tree Care & Landscapes, please? Considering using them for some fence and lawn work.
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David S
Job completed in good time and quality. Hard worker and kept going apart from single coffee break. Cleared up afterwards and price reasonable. On the whole would have no problem in recommending.

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
Hi everyone, just a quick update from our Highways Team on progress made so far. Work on site has progressed well and we are currently on track with the delivery of the programme. Work to date has focused on the Central Avenue roundabout, but today we ... [ more ]

Van needed

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Holywells Park is a 67-acre public park in Ipswich, situated between Nacton Road and Cliff Lane, near to Ipswich dock.

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Clive M
Visited this park for the 1st time, can not believe living in the area I have never been it was such a lovely day the sun was shining kids where having fun, beautiful gardens great place to picnic lovely court yard Really enjoyed taking the family for ... [ more ]
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Jamestown Boulevard

Local Conversations in Chantry

Steve W
hi there I am after some help. Could anyone advise on who may responsible for public communal areas, pavements, walkways etc. Many of them are in a state, yet no one seems to understand or be willing to take ownership.
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Richard G, I've checked with our Highways team - they have confirmed that SCC are not responsible for the maintenance of Jamestown Boulevard - and that ownership and responsibility would likely be with either the Developer of the area or the land ... [ more ]
Steve W
right so therefore it is either Persimmon, who have repeatedly shown little interest in the development, once they realized that the large volume of social housing would not benefit the area as a whole. There are so many Housing Associations involved in ... [ more ]

bathroom fitter

Recommendations in Gainsborough

Paul D
Hi, We've just moved house and would like to change the bathroom suite. Just wondered if anyone had any recommendations for anyone that has done a good job, on time and on budget? Thanks in advance
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Sally G
Hi Paul my husband is a bathroom\kitchen fitter. He is a subcontractor during the week and does his own work at weekends. He spent the weekend doing a bathroom on Hawthorne drive through a recommendation. His name is Dave and his no is 07598738213

Christchurch Park

Local Conversations in Westbourne

Georgina K
I visit the park almost every day, and am so disappointed that the benches and tables outside the cafe by the round pond have disappeared. No-one seems to know if they will be replaced. Is their disappearance permanent?
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Georgina K
Chelle H, I agree with you. Small businesses need all the help they can get as they retreat from the town centre, and blaming inheritance tax reductions isn't very helpful. Let's hope that a little spare money can be found.
Chelle H
On park Sunday morning as usual , nobody queuing for coffee or icecreams , a very dull empty area in front of kiosk!

Afternoon tea

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Gillian M
Can anyone recommend a good afternoon tea we have been to Tiptree at £12.50 which was very good but wondered if anyone knew of another good one. Thank you.
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Susan H
They do a lovely afternoon tea at Ickworth in the hotel, (proper one with little sandwiches as well) and we paid for ours with a Tesco 'day out' voucher!

Some sort of after school club or arrangement?

Local Conversations in Maidenhall

John B
Are there any others locally in the same position as me - my son is starting primary school in September and finishes at 3-something in the afternoons, but is too young to attend an after-school club at the school. Is this an issue others have, and is ... [ more ]
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Depends on their set up. My minder is casual and not strict in terms of flexibility. I have a contract which broadly outlines our term times etc, but on day to day running experience if I say we will be early/late or we need another night she is ok with ... [ more ]

Gas Engineer and Plumber

Recommendations in Maidenhall

John B
Can anyone recommend a gas engineer (for boiler servicing) and a plumber (mainly for issues with radiators and internal pipe work), covering the Maidenhall or Chantry area, please?
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Clubs & Groups in Westbourne

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Libby R
Eurochat is on again this Monday 3rd August. Friendly, informal chat in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Swedish. Please note, our Spanish and French tutors will not be in attendance, but our German tutor will be there to help out.

landlords who wont allow pets

Local Conversations in Westbourne

Jack D
Why do landlords discriminate against propective tennents because they have a pet. These are more often than not part of a family with 70% owning pets. You wouldnt say that a 2 year old child cannot be part of your family because he may make a mess!
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Clive M
Its not personal no pets no kids or over 35's its just some people do not give a toss when its not there place! Then on the other hand do not be fooled by professional working singles or couples  some times they can be the worse I have a friend who ... [ more ]
John W
Certain estate agents handling lettings  seem to be more dog friendly, Clarke and Simpson in Framlingham ( again, rural agency, seem more dog friendly) possibly one, whereas Thomas Gaze in Diss seem to have hardly any properties for animals.

Roof Box Wantex

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Rebecca E
Hi, I'm after a roof box (have roof bars already) for a bit of extra space when I go away. Does anyone know of any cheap ones for sale locally please? Don't know how long we'll be hanging onto car, so reluctant to spend much ;)
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any chilli growers?

Local Conversations in Rose Hill

Walter C
I have some potted chilli plants which I occasionally take outdoors (weather permitting). Young buds are developing, but also black rings around the stems where the chilli is attached. Is this normal or a blight? First time experimenting with the chilli ... [ more ]
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John W
Nothing sad about growing your own! My personal experience though is that there are certain vegetables that are just easier to buy in the shops, although nothing beats freshly dug potatoes out of your own garden.
Walter C
I agree with that. Two years ago I had a crop of five different varieties, which lasted from August to December; some I had never seen before. I was told the shops wouldn't stock some of them because of their ugly appearance. Reminds me of the saying: ... [ more ]


Lost & Found in Greenwich

WANTED - someone to take down and erect a new greenhouse

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Hi We have an old greenhouse lean - to over the back door which needs replacing. Need someone to dismantle and dispose of the old one and to erect a new one. We live near the college. Cash paid. Needs doing ASAP. Any suggestions please.


Recommendations in Westerfield

Shaun N
Hi We are in a bit of a pickle.  Due to go on holiday for 2 weeks on Sunday and our front door latch has decided to pack in (old one, the spring has gone).  Trouble is its a unique Victorian latch lock and I can't get one anywhere. Does anyone have any ... [ more ]
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John W
We needed a key cutting for a French lock, we tried everywhere as it was an unusual very old design with a groove down the length of the key, eventually we found Suffolk Locks who made us some new ones, very quick and helpful and reasonably priced. ... [ more ]
Shaun N
Hi Thankyou everyone for your suggestions.  Unfortunately I couldn't wait and phoned someone before I saw these replies, so ended up taking pot luck!  Otherwise I would have tried the people you mention. Will see how it goes and keep these in mind for ... [ more ]

harvester Ravenswood

Local Conversations in Warren Heath

Colin C
after the initial problems with this food outlet when they first opened we decided to give it a second chance, last night about 7 p/m our family party of 7 had to wait 70 minutes to get a table usually set up for 4 people, very cramped conditions, the ... [ more ]
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Karen H. Why do you feel the need to knock Nacton? Having eaten in cheap and cheerful restaurants and expensive ones in and around Ipswich,I can honestly say service and food is down to individual experience on the day. As for calling the Harvesters ... [ more ]

Charging for Brown Bin Collection

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Ray L
It is reported that Suffolk County Council are planning to charge £50 per year for brown bin collections; the exception is Ipswich Borough Council who plan to continue to subsidise the annual collection to the tune of £124000 annually. Good for me as I ... [ more ]
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Given how much money the council waste, I think this is a cheek. I have just seen 2 men and 2 vehicles, digging up two little bits of pavement opposite our house. They have to redo the surfaces because ONE person phoned to complain about the state of the ... [ more ]
Alf B
Saw same on Bixby Road Ipswich 2 Vans, don't know how many men barriers road signs and working on the pavements.