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Meredith Road Service Station - wind damage

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Jill W
My son and grandson were horrified when they were near the Garage. Thank god no one was hurt !!!


Local Politics in Ipswich Town Centre

Further to the thread about who one should vote for, this may help.   If you click select all it takes ages but it may be helpful. 
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I was going to write a serious post, but then I thought about it and realised I would be wasting my time. If folks want to believe that the Conservatives are doing the country good, then good for them as they clearly are not experiencing the living hell ... [ more ]
Michael L
Alex, I am so glad you wrote that very thorough posting about the true situation with regard to employment. Sadly many people don't seem to want to believe that is the truth.

Bus Pass

Local Conversations in Wherstead

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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My bus pass is my lifeline to the outside world. Without it I wouldnt/couldn't go anywhere so I do hope this is untrue. My opinion is that if wanting to save more money the child benefit should be looked at and maybe only paid for the first two children. ... [ more ]
Trevor C
I think this is a media issue. These days there are too many news channels on TV or internet and they all have to fill whole days with 'stuff' and I don't think they take too much care about whether it's true or not. When two or three completely ... [ more ]

Street Lights

Local Conversations in Blacksmith's Corner

Pat H
Thought that "certain circumstances" enabled the street lights to be left on when needed. Obviously the council did not think it would help with the forecast high winds last night for people to actually see the trees or large branches on the ground ... [ more ]

not long now

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Michelle D
Come along & get your nails done, buy a handcrafted item from our range of great craft stall vendors, for the children Thiers sand art or glitter tattoo's also there's a raffle, cakes & refreshments including hot cross buns and Donut's

dog and guinea pig boarding

Recommendations in Greenwich

Angela W
Can anyone recommend a dog kennel in Ipswich? I've seen a couple advertised but they seem rather big and I'm not sure they would be suitable for a nervous dog.  Also I have two guinea pigs which I need to board, any ideas?
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Kathy P
Sorry Maisie, no difference!  I don't tend to use the phrase dog boarder as that's also what kennels do, and looking after someone's dog in your own home is nothing like putting them in a kennel!


Clubs & Groups in Westbourne

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Waldringfield Village Hall
Libby R
Informal European language conversation group. Join us for chats in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish or Norwegian. Tutor in Spanish and German will be on hand. £2.50 including drink
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Libby R
Eurochat started in January, so it a relatively new venture which has so far advertised in the EADT, shops and libraries in Woodbridge and Felixstowe and various places online. We have tutors in French, German and Spanish to help out, but the emphasis is ... [ more ]


Lost & Found in Ipswich Town Centre

Teresa P
Please could you keep your eyes out for a missing small black female cat about 10 months old. Last Thursday 12th March she escaped from her carrier while on route to Cliff lane vets, last scene Holywells park area. Her name is Pixie and she belongs to a ... [ more ]
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Shirley H
So pleased there's possible sightings. I would poster in doors etc as much as poss then where sightings have been do food stations to keep her in that area. Use smelly tinned sardines , I help search for lost dogs all over the country but my cat went ... [ more ]
Teresa P
Shirley H, Thank you. A lady who had a cat fitting Pixie`s description visit her garden last night, is putting food out. I am about to print off more leaflets which will be posted in that area along with posters. The lady in question tried to take a ... [ more ]

Pollution from Claydon incinerator

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Has anyone got any knowledge as to whether there has been an increase in pollution since the new Claydon incinerator was built? My car has an increased level of grime on the paintwork which a neighbour suggested was due to airborne pollution, his car ... [ more ]
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Maria S
I rang the people at the incinerator to ask them if they had started engines at 24.30 in a specific day as I woke up with breathing problems due to an acrid smell. This was while they were testing before becoming operational. I was told that although ... [ more ]


Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

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Bramford lane area
Jean M
Can anyone recommend a reliable Handyperson who could rotovator and trim an allotment ready for planting please?
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Andrew T
Bit like Norwich Road allotments, there was all this talk about equipment and stuff being available to borrow or hire but surprise surprise nothing came of it, had to give up allotment in the end due to ill health.

quiz afternoon

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

The Meeting Place Centre
If you get bored cause the weather is a bit pants today The Meeting place, Community Centre,Limerick Close IP1 5LR is a holding a Sport/Music Quiz today from 3.30 if you want to rustle up a team of 4/6 its £5 a per person includes Jacket Spud bring ya ... [ more ]

Landguard Fort

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Ray C
Landguard Fort Felixstowe will be open from Sunday 29th March until Sunday November 1st During the school holiday the Spring trail will be available once again for children at an extra £1 per child on top of normal admission price. On completion collect ... [ more ]

where to take your children

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre


Give, Lend & Borrow in Ipswich Town Centre

hi streetlifers,  has anyone got a slide suitable for 5/6 year olds, please that they no longer want or need thank you
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hi craig,  I would be very grateful, thank you for getting back to me... we cant collect tomorrow morning, but tomorrow afternoon we are free, when would be suitable for you,
hi craig, I messaged you a few times trying to find out about picking up the slide, but have had no reply. have you still got it, as I am still interested, I can collect it tomorrow or saturday or sunday , kind  regards maggi

Where is the Town Centre?

Local Conversations in Whitton

Citizen of Ipswich
I notice the road markings outside the Novotel Hotel have been renewed, and once again they contradict the road signs. If you are a visitor to Ipswich looking for the Town centre and coming into town via Stoke Bridge, the road signs direct you to Grey ... [ more ]
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What more do you expect from the Tory run SCC, they have bogged up the town with 21 million pounds worth of traffic lights, they are about to build bridges over the dock and Gipping area which will clog up Ipswich all the more, ask them about a Northern ... [ more ]

Art Groups Castlehill & Chantry:- Mon, Tues & Wed's Weekly ***New Members Welcome***

Clubs & Groups in Common, The

Janet A
CASTLEHILL COMUNITY CENTRE, Highfield Rd, Ipswich, IP1 Mon 7pm - 9pm Tues 1.30pm - 3.30pm CHANTRY at the Body & Mind Sports Centre  Wed's 7.30pm - 9.30pm Castlehill Art Society meet weekly at the above times & places everyone welcome - for more ... [ more ]
Janet A
Yes all are welcome some people bring the arts or crafts that they are currently working on or bring pencils if they fancy having a go at pencil drawings.  Gerry always has paper & pens & ideas for those that are new.  Give Gerry a ring to ... [ more ]

Easter holiday activities for young people in Ipswich

Clubs & Groups in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
There are lots of sporting & craft activities going on over the Easter holidays for young people in Ipswich including basketball, football, arts & crafts, snorkeling, table tennis, archery & much more. Details can be found here: ... [ more ]

Palms and Thorns

Local Conversations in Westbourne

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Burlington Baptist Church IP1 2EZ

What kind of area Renfrew Road is???

Local Conversations in Gainsborough

Internet Beans
Hi, I am thinking about renting a house on Renfrew road Ipswich and wondering if anyone can help me and give some feedback about this area. Is it good place to live? Thanks, Sami
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Jeffrey C
I do not live on Rushmere  estate but have always lived in or near Ipswich and I think that Rushmere is considered by many as the best council estate in Ipswich with a lot of the houses now being privately owned.It has very good facilities and all the ... [ more ]

Air born dust

Local Conversations in Warren Heath

Reg S
Is there any body who find their car covered in light film of dust. My son has a black car so he notice it more
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I've noticed my car being covered in dust, just being parked on Coronation Road. By the looks of things, everyone else in the street have the same issue.

Wanted oil drum

Give, Lend & Borrow in Warren Heath

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Reg S
Hi. Keith. Many thanks the drums are fine but every body say no rain. Sods law. Thanks again. Reg some body is nearly as old as me. He asked about Fuel Injection Mr. piper was the guv I know 1 mech is still about and 1 more. Live in ... [ more ]

HWRC Customer Satisfaction Survey IT failure

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Roger A
Ha!  Devise a questionnaire, then have it sent into the ether! Those officious administrators at Suffolk County Council don't really want your views it seems. And that question:  'Are you willing to pay for your visit to the recycling centre?' is absent.
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Quiz and Buffet afternoon/evening

Clubs & Groups in Wot's up Community Club

Wot's up Community Club
Teams of 4/6 welcome to come and take part in a friendly fun quiz. This Sunday 29th March 3.30pm til 8.30 pm £5 each includes buffet. Bring your own drink. For more info contact me on 07985638026 or ring The Meeting Place Community Centre on 01473 ... [ more ]


Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Hayley J
I have a lot of lego that my son has outgrown. It's not in original packaging and no instructions. Anyone any suggestions as to what to do with it apart from the usual car boot etc. Many thanks
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I just want to thank Hayley for the Lego yesterday. We have been sorting it ever since! It will certainly keep my Partner happy for a long while. When I got home from collecting it yesterday, I only bought one of the little trugs in First. She was all ... [ more ]

Dales Road Post Office sealed off

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Sarah S
Suffolk Police tweeted that a robbery took place at the post office at 9.10am this morning. They said that no one was hurt but a sum of cash was taken. I hope they catch the person.