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Ipswich Beer Festival

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Suffolk Police Lost & Found New Procedures

Albchiv in Racecourse
I read that Suffolk Police are changing their procedures concerning lost and found property. In short they will no longer deal with most items and encourage finders and losers to use the Internet to report and reunite. Would not a dedicated section in ... [ more ]
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Richard G
To be legally entitled to it , it needs to be handed in and then if not claimed then you can get it back from the Police (or used to). There are many occasions when people have been reunited with their lost cash due to people handing it in. Those that ... [ more ]
Christine S
It used to be if the value was under £100 of any property the finders would be encouraged to hang on to it for the statuary 28 days. It would be booked in as retained by finder however if the loser came forward the police would contact the finder and ... [ more ]

Parking permits

Karl H in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi, I posted a cheque early april for zone 4 permit.the new one comes into force tomorrow and i have not received it.have most people got theirs?


Christopher R in Broke Hall
I live near Queensway can anyone tell me why there is so many bluebells in this area they are nice to see but they are everywhere in my garden and the surrounding areas just a matter of interest
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Sarah W
I'm with Ernest on this, I try to get rid of the invaders when I find them.  The hybrids have the odd flower on the other side.  As Felix says the genuine English squill [their old name] has flowers on one side, and smell gorgeous when in a mass, more ... [ more ]

Jubilee Park

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Does anyone know what's happening, if anything, with Jubilee Park? I know they recently removed the remains of the "play ship", but other than that nothing seems to have been done. No CCTV, no fencing, no additional facilities. On the subject of the ... [ more ]
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Toby P.
I asked the same question Alan K, and found out it was an area well known to us kids some sixty years ago. i.e Prospect street, Victoria Street, and all the other little streets that were there many years ago, with their cute little sweet shops etc. ... [ more ]
Buzz R
Not sure I'd describe it as a "treasure", though it still acts thus to lots of local kids, particularly those who, like our grandson, go to Handford Hall Primary (as our own kids did back in the day). Toby pinpointed the area. The park itself contains ... [ more ]

Grey cat

Hayley J in Ipswich Town Centre
There's a small Grey cat with collar in our area and we haven't a clue who it belongs to. I haven't seen it but my neighbour has and she says it doesn't look well. Has anyone lost one? Please PM me .
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Hayley J
Hi Carol and Sarah. We haven't seen this cat since. I've spoken to neighbour and she is going catch it if she sees it. Thank you for your comments.

Gas Fitter Required -Can anyone recommend one please

Jackie S in Priory Heath
Hi, I need to get in contact with a reliable gas fitter to disconnect a gas hob and re-connect gas to a free standing gas cooker. Your help is appreciated
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Pat C
I endorse Pete's plumbing too, nice chap who doesn't rip you off , turned up when he said he would, did work quickly and efficiently and didn't leave a mess ,explained what did what to otherhalf. Job done well
Rita K
I confirm what Pat says. Used our previous plumber for many years but he charged us more than Peter from Pete's plumbing for the same job and this was 2 years ago. And indeed Peter explained everything we must and should know.

Upper Orwell St closed!

Martin C in Ipswich Town Centre
The road is closed as part of the current works in the area. There was no pre-publicity in the area for this actual closure, nor any indication of how long it will last. However according to the website it should have been closed from 18th April 2016 to ... [ more ]
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Keith H in Castle Hill
Well so much for the 60 mile speed limit to stop accidents on Orwell Bridge  Mr Gummer.This is only the second week and a lorry and car crashed on the bridge causing congestion once again. this morning in rush hour
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Christine M
If people drove sensibly without tailgating and only using outside lane for it's purpose of overtaking, traffic would probably flow better. As for bridge speed restriction it is only for a few hundred yards hardly enough to slow down a journey. I think ... [ more ]
Not to go off the OP, but I disagree that the A12 is calmer I'm afraid.  I have seen the same accidents happen after the speed camera installation as before they were switched on, these being as a result of the short slip roads and that not all cars have ... [ more ]

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (5 May)

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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 ]

Dog Grooming Parlour

Patricia D in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone recommend an experienced dog groomer/parlour for my 13 week old cockerpoo please? We live near the Copdock roundabout.
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Teresa C
I took my cockapoo to Four paws on Foxhall Road when she was about the same age for a 'puppy groom' which is a bath and dry and brush up, just so her first experience was short and sweet rather than the long complete groom, the staff are incredibly ... [ more ]

New shed, base and re-paving

Teresa C in Greenwich
Hi, don't know where to start! my small back garden needs 'doing over', need old shed taking down (before it falls down), proper base put down and new reasonable quality larger shed constructed, also new paving. Can anyone recommend a professional ... [ more ]
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Base was already there,but he would of done if needed,He has family & friends who help him, He's a proper carpenter who takes great pride in his work,He made mine to measure,I don't know how to put photos on this but if your on WhatsApp i can send ... [ more ]

Advice on slate roof felting

Lynne M in Stoke
After having a loose slate fixed it was brought to our attention that our roof was not lined with felt could anyone please answer these questions for me? 1. does a slate roof in a 1928 house need felting 2. will felting our roof stop condensation in the ... [ more ]
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Lynne M
Thank you for all your advice it looks like I need to speak to a roofer as it is a very expensive job to have done which I really cannot afford :(

Wedding dress alterations

Janice C in Ipswich Town Centre
The shop I've bought my wedding dress from are quoting £250 to have it altered. I don't know if this is reasonable or not? So was wondering if others had paid a similar price or knew of someone with the necessary skills who would be cheaper? Thank you
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Cattery Recommendation please

Poppy in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi.  I need to put my cats into a cattery for a few days at fairly short notice.  They are not used to being in a cattery and I have no experience of catteries around here.  I live in IP3 so if anyone can recommend a good cattery then I'd be grateful. ... [ more ]
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Shaun N
Definitely Woodside Cattery.  Lovely lady who runs it.  Tried one or two others before but for the last few years Woodside.  Cats love it, lovely environment and we always feel OK about leaving the cats there which we didn't get the same feeling ... [ more ]
Lynn H
I can highly recommend they are in Woodbridge but are true cats lovers & my cats have been very well looked after each time they have stayed.

Ipswich Emotional Overeating Support Group

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Suffolk Mind - 46-48 Westgate Street, Ipswich, IP1 3 ED
Fiona E in Ipswich Town Centre
Formally funded by Department of Health via B-EAT, this group is facilitated by B-EAT trained volunteers, this group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month starting at 19:00 and finishing 20:30. Suffolk Mind 46-48 Westgate Street, Ipswich, ... [ more ]

Planning applications

Jean M in Ipswich Town Centre
Anyone know how to access on line planning applications to Ipswich Borough Council? Trying to find out what is happening to the B & Q site after they close. Read in Ipswich Star that an "indoor entertainments company" were applying for planning ... [ more ]
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Mental health issues

Christopher R in Broke Hall
I to have experienced a problem with mental health problems and yes aftercare is a big problem once you have been discharged there is no backup system to see how you are copeing it has happened to me in the past and I tell them but I must stress that ... [ more ]
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Tre W
My neice is struggling with mental health problems. She is in a state and can't leave the house without having major panic attacks. Last week she got a letter saying her benefits have been stopped. Why? Because she couldn't leave the house to attend a ... [ more ]
Brett N
You'd have to check but I'm sure that in certain circumstances a home visit is possible. There must be an awful lot of people out there for a number of reasons cannot leave the house.

NHS Dentist

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Janet A
I also recommend Staffa Lodge on Norwich Road very friendly they also send a text to remind you when appt. is so you don't forget.

Another Carr St shop closure?

Alan P in Ipswich Town Centre
Sign in the 99p (& more) shop in Carr Street yesterday saying store is "not closing yet" (although half empty of stock) but rumour has it that Poundland opposite is closing down in the old Woolworths store and moving into the 99p (ex QD Stores) shop. ... [ more ]
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Christopher R in Broke Hall
Hello I am trying to find a child's skateboard he is only four his older brother got one for his birthday who is eight and you know what it's like the other one wants to join in if anyone has one that there child has outgrown please let me know thankyou
I bought one for a four year old in The Range and it didn't cost any more than £8. It's still in use, otherwise I would happily give it to you.
Tam M
Similar in that I don't have a child skateboard to give, however there's a shop called "Wahoo" on Dogs Head Street that looked skater friendly and could potentially sell them.

Garden Furniture wanted

Chris M in Warren Heath
Hi does anyone have any old garden furniture that they want to get rid of also looking for paving slabs , we moved last November and have a huge garden to sort out , thank you for reading.

dog sitter

Chris M in Warren Heath
Hi can anyone recommend someone who looks after dogs in there own home, we have been let down by our dog sitter , he is a small dog that just wants company and a lap to sit on , we are going away July 23rd for 12 days please get in touch if you can help.
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Chris M
Thank you to everyone who replied to my post, we have met a lovely lady who has agreed to have our dog for us.

Police to be dangled from crane to view whole town

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Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
Belstead allotments have a few plots vacant, it is a lovely site at the bottom of Bobbits lane. Everyone is friendly, we have a community shed and a loo. A great way to meet new people get fit and grow your own dinner.
Angela C
Phone the council 433512 they will put you in touch with Judy Mills field secretary or look on the Belstead allotments facebook page. Hope to hear from you soon