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Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
We have recently cancelled our Virgin Tv subscription, it was getting far to expensive. Can anyone recommend someone who can sort out our TV for the freeview channels and internet please as its a bit beyond  me. Thanks in advance
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Nick G
Virgin totally messed me about when I was living on Foxhall Road. The monthly charge was changed without notice, and the phone service was regularly changed removing my cheap rate international calls to Norway, which almost every other month required ... [ more ]
Ray L
Most of the companies can raise prices mid contract - but you then get a 30 day 'window' to cancel your contract at no cost if you wish (this is usually hidden in small print). I have Virgin Broadband only at £28.  Their broadband is better than ... [ more ]

Doorstep sellers in the area

Graham C in Gainsborough
We've had a visit this evening from a young man claiming to be on a prison release programme. He showed a card with photo ID, saying his name was Cameron.  He had a large black bag on his back.   I politely told him I do not buy goods on the doorstep ... [ more ]
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Nick G
Yvonne B, the wildlife conservation was a genuine caller, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, and carried a proper identification card. I know as he knocked on my door, leaving a leaflet and offered to call back the next night. I read the leaflet, and also ... [ more ]
Yvonne B
I know he was probably genuine but I said no because I pay into several charities and there is a limit to how much I can pay out on a pension plus it was dark and I live alone I seem to have these callers all the time its OK to say it's only Pound a ... [ more ]

Street Lights - Are the low energy bulbs as bright as they used to be?

Martin O in Ipswich Town Centre
I regularly travel from the town center to the East of Ipswich by motorbike and have been struck by how poor the visibility is in some areas. Anyone who travels around Ipswich during the home commute will know that no-one gets to travel at the ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Ipswich Ltd, We have had some further information from the transport team in response to your comment: The new screens are for additional sites/replacements for the 20+ year old screens just on route 66 rather than for any of the recent ones. We ... [ more ]

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (12 December)

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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 ]


Louise M in Common, The
Hi, I am looking for a beginners yoga class. There was a post a while back with lots of local sessions but I can't seem to find a search facility on streetlife?

Illegal Parking in Arras Sqaure

Martin C in Priory Heath
Everytime I walk through St Stephens Lane/Arras Square now there seem to be more and more cars parked there. Its got a lot worse since BHS closed.  I assume they are all parked illegally but why is no one enforcing the restriction here? And if there ... [ more ]
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Martin C
Ipswich Ltd yes, surprised Sreetlife let you shout like that, ;o),  but point taken and that message I got illustrates the problem in Ipswich perfectly...

Burglary Felixstowe Road

Rose A in California
Someone broke into our garage and stole a load of power tools. Keep an ear and eye out gentle people, it's that time if the year again. Please make sure you lock up tight and stay safe.
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Andrew T (The First) west ips
The fact that the people were on Tony Martins property trying to break in is the law that was broken. I would have done the same. As for watchful good on ya but just be careful how much force you use. These people are criminals and should be treated ... [ more ]


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Jenny A
We can thoroughly recommend Richard James 07799205836/01473272086. He has recently replaced a fence for us. He was reliable,tidy and very reasonable. Actually he was recommended to us on Streetlife.
James H
I have 17 years experience in the trade, im local and have had several jobs off streetlife previously, references available.  Competitive prices and available now!


Dave L
Try Ashley Smy / Smy Electrical on +44 7989 305638

Upper Orwell Crossing - Ground Investigations

Ipswich Ltd in Ipswich Town Centre
Last week Suffolk County Council put in an Planning Application (16/01121/FPC) to undertake ground investigations for an Upper Orwell Crossing. An daily (Mon-Fri) 24 hour operation for 4 months is going to terrorise local residents (streets below), ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Ipswich Ltd Hello Ipswich Ltd - Just so you know you can include our name in posts - it does make it easier for us to see which ones people would like us to respond too.   I have referred your post to the Upper Orwell Crossing team and they have ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
Thank you for the information Matt. Do you know anything about the road infrastructure either side of the main UOC bridge? I assume on the East side they will be installing a roundabout? Is the bridge going to be positioned horizontal or diagonal?

Gifts for stocking fillers

Joanne Rolph Creations in Joanne Rolph Creations
Personalised bag charms £1.99 + 1.00 P&P.  Any name available. Choice of colour for pony beads. Collection by arrangement only.  Please note that due to the small parts, these are not suitable for small children. 
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Joanne Rolph Creations
Jay  Thanks for the order. I'm just waiting for some more alphabet beads, which have been despatched today and then I can get them done. Should be ok for 16th. I will be in touch when they are ready.

Music Lessons

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Branching Out and Growing Together -Garden Project for Older People at Chantry Walled Garden

ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Branching Out – Growing Together A community project for older people at Chantry Walled Garden Chantry Park, Hadleigh Rd, Ipswich IP2 0BS Tuesdays and Thursdays If you are an older person, living in the area, and would like to learn skills, ... [ more ]


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Jean G
peter willis on Ipswich 682778 leave a message as he's always busy although I think he has his son working with him now !
Peter C
Hi. I am happy to give you a quote. Please call me on 07527855770 to arrange date and time. You can also visit my FB page on

Painting Christmas Robins Art Workshops

AmyNB in Ipswich Town Centre
Hello everyone, here is a great Christmas art workshop I will be holding at Ipswich County Library this Friday 9th December 10am -2pm . All details are on the poster attached. Please feel free to send me a message if you would like to know more.

Driving instructors

Jack D in Westbourne
Can anyone recommend a driving instructor that could teach a pupil in an automatic car around the Ipswich area.

central heating engineer

Lyn D in Gainsborough
Can anybody recommend a good engineer who will install oil central heating in Chelmondiston. Thanks
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Tony T
Hi Lyn, just spotted your message, Kingsley's Plumbing and Heating Services will give you a free quote. Chelmo born and reliable on 077823446339.

Carpet cleaner

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Lesley S
Ive just had my lounge carpet & suite cleaned by Hawkins Homecare, Lovely local guy & his wife. They did a fantastic job, I was so pleased. Wern't the cheapest but after initially booking someone cheaper I changed my mind & I'm so glad I ... [ more ]

Suffolk Soul Singers' Christmas Concert

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St Peters by the Waterfront
Graham C in Gainsborough
Soul and gospel - and some seasonal favourites - with jazz stylings from our community choir and childrens' choir. Tickets only £10 from the venue or from Suffolk Soul Singers. Afternoon event!


Joan V in Ipswich Town Centre
I have  7 (plus 1 chipped ) Ceramic Tiles  40cmX25cmX8.5cm. If anyone would like them  them please send me a PM

New Year's Eve disco

The Meeting Place Community Centre Limerick Close Ip1 5lr

Rukus Band and Disco

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The Meeting Place Limerick Close Ipswich Ip1 5lr

TV Aerial cable

gms in Stoke
Hi, need a new cable from the aeriel into a room where there hasn't been one before. The aeriel itself is okay, any ideas who would do that please?
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Metro free Newspaper

Peter M in California
Aside from the train station and the buses, does anyone else know of anywhere else in Ipswich the Metro can be picked up?
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Andy B
As Jeremy C says, outside outpatients and also outside south wards entrance, I get one daily as its a decent free read.
Ruth L
I agree with Andy B, in fact I pick up spare copies each day as my workplace has quite a few regular readers...

Ipswich buses

Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
I have just returned from town on a no 15A bus a young mum got on the bus with a tripper and lots of bags of shopping. People helped her put her shopping on the rack but by the time she reached her stop most had got off. The young lady driving the bus ... [ more ]
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Iain C
Great to hear that there are some interactive and helpful people out there. Out of curiosity though why are SCC feeding back to teams, providing SCC links and commenting when it's Ipswich Buses and IBC? I know they operate what's left of P&R ... [ more ]
Jeremy Cooper MD IBL
Thank you for the positive comments. I am very proud to hear about our team doing a great job, despite the cold and the busy roads. Suffolk do always pass transport comments they receive onto us, even though the services in question are often not ... [ more ]