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Abandoned car

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This Ford Focus is seemingly abandoned in Larchcroft Road Ipswich. Having arrived overnight a couple of weeks ago it hasn't moved and nobody locally seems to know who it belongs to. Reported to local Police and apparently it's not registered to anyone in ... [ more ]
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Elaine D
I am afraid we are back to the point that 'you have no right to park outside your own house', if this is the case the general opinion seems to be does it matter who parks there if I can't! I object to the great big transit vans that park outside our ... [ more ]
Linda B
Under the new Tax laws how are garages using local roads to park their overstock? As cars can't be passed on with tax Anymore! So surely they must be illegally parked!

Spectacle cleaning fluid

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Roger A
Hi all I have polycarbonate lenses (not glass).  Has anyone found a cheap fluid in a bottle or aerosol spray?  Where to purchase it? Thanks in anticipation Roger
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I used to work in various opticians. Please don't use fairy liquid. It can cause the coating on the leases to break down. If they are polycarbonate (which they would only be if rimless or safety glasses, regular plastic lenses are not made of ... [ more ]

Bus Pass

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My husband over heard a conversation in a shop in town (he is always earwigging) that the pensioner bus passes are to be stopped. Anybody know if it is true?
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I need to find the correct figures but the current government have borrowed more money in the last 5 years, than Labour have in their entire time in power. Doesn't sound like an improvement to me. IDS alone has cost the taxpayer billions with his failed ... [ more ]
Richard G
The dramatic increase in yearly borrowing occurred after Labour came to power , the last few years of Conservative rule were very low and were even positive following what the Conservatives had in place , but then ! Borrowing peaked under Labour 09/10 ... [ more ]

New Sewing Group (Rushmere, East Ipswich) Starts Sat 6th June 2015

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Jo L
A new sewing group in Rushmere ‘Sew Saturday’ A sewing group for beginners to experts. An informal relaxed group that meet every 1st Saturday of the month from 2pm to chat, exchange knowledge, work on your own projects, drink & nibble. Basic sewing ... [ more ]
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Laptop Repairs

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Luana B
Hello there, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend someone that repairs laptops? Mine got slower and slower and now it won't even turn on. Many thanks in advance!


Clubs & Groups in Westbourne

Christine B
A poetry class has come to an end and a couple of us want to start a group; Reading and discussing poetry and occasionally bringing poems we have written for constructive comment. Anyone interested? Does anyone run/go to such a group and can offer any ... [ more ]
Robin H
I am interested. I have been to the poetry group that meets at Arlington's, but my work schedule changed and I can no longer do Tuesday evenings. So a group meeting on a Thursday or Monday would be much better for me. Somewhere like a cafe in town would ... [ more ]

Table top sale

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Avril L
Saturday 18April 10 - 12. St. Andrews Church hall. Please come along and grab a bargain from my stall at the table top sale

NEW Members Required for 3 x Arts & Crafts Groups

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Janet A
New Members Requred for Castlehill Arts & Crafts Group Bring Art Gear, Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, Felting or any Craft you're into @  (1) CASTLEHILL COMUNITY CENTRE, Highfield Rd, Ipswich, IP1 Mon Eve 7pm - 9pm Tues Afternoon 1.30pm - 3.30pm ... [ more ]
Janet A
Hi Mariette, You can just turn up no need to book - you will be very welcome, I think this Tues Gerry is busy so Andre will be leading the group.  We look forward to seeing you. Janet


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Tony B
My friend is moving house and needs to re-home 2 cockerels. They would come with a run and a house. He does not want payment, just a good home. private message me for his mobile number

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Childs swing

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Teresa P
Anyone who would like a child`s swing? It is a metal A frame with a plastic seat with a back on it, the back can be removed. Could do with some TLC, good clean, maybe a lick of paint. But other wise OK.  My daughter no longer uses it.

looking for a homeopath practitioner

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Louise M
Hi, I am looking for a recommendation of a Ipswich local homeopath practitioner that doesn't cost the earth. I have been feeling more and more low in mood recently and due to the lasting side effects of previous antidepressants I am not keen on going ... [ more ]
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In the past my GP has suggested this site: Not everybodies cup of tea. Bit happy clappy for me, but worth a look.
Sharon I
Talking about CBT and mindfulness, I have recommended and given a book to many friends and family members, it is on Amazon and isn't expensive. It is called "Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world" by Prof Mark Williams and Dr ... [ more ]

Jumble / Book sale

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The Meeting Place Centre
Saturday 25th April 11am til 1.30pm jumble jewellery book sale. With Raffle and cake stall, Refreshments lots of bargins to be had. At The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close, Whitehouse Rd, Ip1 5lr please share, other events an ... [ more ]

New Ipswich Sewing Group (Rushmere, East Ipswich) starts Sat 6th June 2015

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

Jo L
A new sewing group in Rushmere ‘Sew Saturday’ A sewing group for beginners to experts. An informal relaxed group that meet every 1st Saturday of the month from 2pm to chat, exchange knowledge, work on your own projects, drink & nibble. Basic sewing ... [ more ]

Car Valeting

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Good afternoon all, Hope all is well. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good but reasonably priced valet service? My old pony mobile is need of a clean and really stands out now half my street have had theirs cleaned. Oh the shame!
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Michelle W
Eric's at the side of Derby Road Railway Bridge, they charge £10 and clean the interior and exterior, free Air- freshener  and free clean after first 6, also do complete deep clean valets for someone who wants to sell etc, they are  fantastic
Awesome, thanks guys. Now I just have to get the damned car fixed before its worth getting it cleaned.

Landguard Fort Felixstowe 18th-19th April

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Ray C
On Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of April the 95th Rifles will show how Napoleonic soldiers lived and fought with talks and demonstrations as they display Re-enactments. This is a popular event especially as their is no extra admission fee. Times ... [ more ]

solar panel?

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Would like to hear your views for and against solar panels. We are considering getting some and would like to know how you feel about them.Do you have them, love or hate them.
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Ian W
I was listening to a very interesting bit of analysis recently, (sorry can't find a link) the summary was renewable electricity production will be the same cost as fossil fuels within 5 years and battery capacity costs have reduced to levels we weren't ... [ more ]
Richard G
There isn't that much difference between South facing and west facing roofs . A very astute friend of mine has a 4kw system on his west facing roof and according to him they perform nearly as well as if they faced south , the official government figures ... [ more ]

FREE Community Project for 16-25 yr olds organised by 4YP.

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Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich

Lorries in Ipswich.

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Pat H
Can anyone tell me why there were 23 lorries within 10 minutes passing me travelling along Colchester Road, Valley Road and Yarmouth Road in the direction of Woodbridge and Felistowe at 9 30 p.m. on Tuesday evening 7th. Was there a problem on the Orwell ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi everyone, Our highways team can look into any damage which has been caused by HGVs. We’d appreciate if you can put the details in our online reporting tool to ensure that we have all the details we need to investigate this. The A14 is maintained ... [ more ]
Ian W
Despite a great deal of local opposition Suffolk Coastal have allowed Trucks R Us to open a distribution depot on Main Rd Kesgrave nr the school..  This adds more than one hundred Tipper and Low loaders trips per day onto urban roads.


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Alison M
Can anyone recommend a good Vet in East Ipswich. I know where they are I just would like a recommendation.
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Shirley H
Look into vaccines our breed don't do them after first year as trigger auto immune problems. Overdosing each year when don't need them isn't good. Also shouldn't do pups before 12 to 14 weeks again can trigger things.

Driving to London via A12, best place to park.

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John W
We've been invited to a friends flat in Docklands to watch the marathon on the 26th April. The train is an option but fairly expensive, plus potentially unreliable. We have parked at Gants Hill in the long distant past and got the tube in, is this still ... [ more ]
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Mike B
Jan D. When I clicked your link I got redirected to which I added to My Favourites. Do you still get money off when I use it or do I need to keep the whole link you provided. If so, how ... [ more ]
Jan D
Mike B, sorry I've no idea, haven't used the referral link before. It says if someone uses my link to book we both get a fiver, so I would assume when you're ready to book just go through my link, presumably it logs it somewhere. If it doesn't appear to ... [ more ]

Knife skills training

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Hi, I just wondered if anyone knows of reasonably priced knife skills training locally, or not too far away?  Thanks in advance.
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Oh that is a beautiful kit and as much as I would love it, it is way beyond my price range. Thanks for the offer though. At the moment I just have a Mora knife and I'm hoping that it will be sufficient for learning.


Give, Lend & Borrow in Ipswich Town Centre

hi streetlife friends, I am still looking for a slide suitable for 5/6 years old please. if anyone has one hanging around that they no longer use, I would be truly grateful.... many thanks
Have you tried looking on either Gumtree or the Facebook selling pages? They do tend to come up quite often on there.


Local Conversations in Warren Heath

Reg S
Strange though in my road they have special parking area. But they seem to park on the street instead just drive a few yard to the rear of their property then they wonder why their cars get vandalised
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Reg S
Because they use mine also why do they park right over the pavement so people in wheel, chairs have to go on the road
Angela W
Aberystwyth was famous a couple of years ago forgetting rid of it's traffic wardens. Initially the people celebrated being able to park anywhere until they  were stuck in jams caused by double or triple parking, couldn't use the pavements, were caught up ... [ more ]