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Ceefer Cat - please check your sheds

Poppy in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi.  My cat, Ceefer, has been gone from home since around midday today.  Whilst that may not seem long before I start to get concerned (!) he does usually make an appearance for his tea.  He is a big cat - toffee coloured ginger tom, with a very long ... [ more ]

Road maintenance!

Jennifer S in Pinewood
Hello, I have reported the shocking state of Sheldrake Drive and had a reply from the council stating this road is not an issue. Anyone else feel this road is in need of attention?
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Paul H
Shame Boris pulled out of the running, he would have looked after his cycling buddies. I know of a couple of guys who used to cycle to work using modern expensive bikes that seem vogue. Now reverted back to their cars as they are worried about the ... [ more ]
Ipswich Entrepreneur
Christelle,  Why does the council turn a blind eye when people are reporting issues but as soon as it gets in a newspaper or someone publish reference to it online, you stop and take note?

Hail stones

Val S in Sproughton
We had a really heavy hailstorm in Castle Hill last night and the stones broke the roof of our conservatory in many places. Did anyone else get damage?
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Andrew H
Bramford (or at least the part I know of) got hit with 2cm hailstones & that is very close to Sproughton which Janet F reported did not. Looking at the geography in this article: freak hail at Bramford, Barham, Witnesham, Henley & Castle Hill; ... [ more ]

Majors Corner Death Trap

Brian B in Gainsborough
Would somebody please tell me how to negotiate the slip road from St Helen's Street into Woodbridge Road? Since it re-opened I have nearly had two accidents. Firstly, I stopped at the junction to allow traffic priority coming across Mulberry Tree corner. ... [ more ]
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Martin C
I sat behind someone today who got to the end of the slip road and stopped! They waited for a gap then crossed straight to the other side of Woodbridge Road. I've merged once or twice without stopping but its not even a solid white line there now, so ... [ more ]
Peter M
Matthew H, I would say the best approach is to circle around Old Foundry Road - Great Colman Street and approach Woodbridge Road that way where you be in the left hand lane.   You might consider that a bit of a long way round but it may be safer and ... [ more ]

Gearbox transfer

Ryano in Gainsborough
Hi everyone, I am looking for someone who could transfer a used gearbox from Whip street motors breakers yard in Paper Mill Road in Bramford to a garage down near UCS (GW Autos).  It is drained of oil but still maybe a bit grubby. I can't as my car ... [ more ]
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That's correct Richard, I understand if it was a new one it would be kosher, but i have the gearbox bought and paid for and am waiting over a week for Whip street to have an available van for delivery... And I have already offered both parties 20 quid ... [ more ]
I know someone who could do it for you for a charge, if you still need someone to get it for please private message me with information. Thanks

Job Opportunities

Kesgrave Community Centre in Kesgrave Community Centre
Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre (KWMCC) on Twelve Acre Approach are looking for additional staff to support a small but busy team overseeing the operation of the facility which serves both the local community and business hirers in a variety of ... [ more ]

Neff gas hob

Barbara C in Westbourne
I have a problem with the sparking ignition on my hob. Every time I ignite a flame the ignition continues to spark and the only way to stop it is to switch off the electricity to it for a time. Has anyone else had this problem and if so what was the ... [ more ]

Ipswich Park & Ride

Ipswich Entrepreneur in Chantry
Ipswich Park & Ride due to close after the festive period; what are your views on the service and the concept? Does anyone else use it? I use the London Road site and there is 3 really annoying bugbears... 1. Concession tickets. 90% of users of ... [ more ]
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Dave L
For me the P & R just doesn't work. Living just off Stonelodge Lane it's further for me to drive to the nearest P & R than it is to drive into town. Even for others who live closer to the P & R there's also the Catch 22 situation regarding ... [ more ]

Italian club

Robin H in Maidenhall
Is there a social club or association for Italians living in Ipswich? My partner would like to socialise with fellow Italians occasionally.
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Graham S
Try the Italian men's clothes shop in St Peter's Street they have an ad in the window or the Thomas Woseley pub
Jacqueline H
And, of course, also in St Peter's Street, is Locanda di Parma, which, I believe, is actually run by Italians ...

Old Zest/Hollywood night club...

Graham C in Gainsborough
... would make a perfect ice skating centre! Ideal location near the railway station. Big space inside for the rink, with many bar/dining spaces. Such a shame to see its being marketed as a potential office building - totally inappropriate for that, and ... [ more ]
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Mechanic needed

Grace A in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi.  I need a good mechanic for my 2005 Ford Fiesta.  Any recommendations please?  Thanks.
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NHS proposed service reductions

Christine G in Ipswich Town Centre
Apparently our CCG:NHS think they might run out of money in the coming year and are considering should they reduce IVF treatments or should they reduce the services they provide to vunerable adults. What a shocking choice. AND it's not good enough. ... [ more ]
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Elaine D
When the NHS was first brought it it seemed to be on an accident and emergency basis, people were so used to paying for a doctor they only used the docror when all else had failed. Obviously this is not the case today, and all treatment is very ... [ more ]
Infertility is a medical condition. Animals in the wild & captivity who are infertile are classed as having a problem. Why then does that change suddenly when it comes to humans & the NHS. Having read the documents, I feel that on balance the ... [ more ]

Domestic Help

Sue F in Gainsborough
Last time I advertised our need for 2hrs weekly cleaning help in the house I found someone who has proved hard working and thorough, but for acceptable reasons is finishing soon. We are a senior couple just needing some extra help now. Ironing would be ... [ more ]
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Barbi H
I myself just starting up a little cleaning business for myself as I have been finding it hard to find work.. I am a mature woman who loves to clean and have everything tidy.. Please call on Ipswich...809688/07495018885 Thank you...

Norwich Road

BJN in Ipswich Town Centre
Please - does anyone know why everything is shutting down at the Norwich Road roundabout end of town? QD has just closed its doors and My Local, recently taken over from Morrison's, has now gone too...
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
I was also looking at Queen Street where Reed Recruitment was. Positive Points (Opportunities) Queen St will be pedestrianised It is very central location - stone throw from busy Buttermarket (street) - not far from Cornhill Adjacent to ... [ more ]

IBC employees littering

Joanna A in Ipswich Town Centre
Following a council vehicle along Belstead Rd this morning I was absolutely disgusted to see the passenger throwing food wrappings out of the window. What an example to set!! The vehicle reg was AV10XJN, I wonder if they can trace who the employee was.
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Andrew T
Very bad behaviour, i expect if you spoke to the individual he would say he was keeping his mates in road sweeping in work.
Angela W
At least they were on the road, I frequently see their vehicles driving or parking on the pavement or charging across the park at speed

Knitting needles

Girly G in Chantry
Wanted knitting needles to borrow or keep size 1. 2.5 MM mine broke in the middle of a project they are very thin ones thank you so much
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Jean G
its not near any other shops its near housing on the corner of Richmond road . I'm sure somebody would help you if you asked .

Italian Translator needed

Sally E in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone help with translating an official Italian document please
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DAF in Ipswich Town Centre
Has anyone got a small bird cage I could borrow for a couple of weeks. My son found a house Martin which had fallen from the nest should have left it there but he brought it home .If anyone could help me out would be grateful. Thankyou.
Madeleine C
Have you contacted the RSPB or RSPCA for advice? I am not sure that trying to raise a House Martin in a bird cage is in the best interest of the bird.
At the moment I've only got it in a cardboard box and it's flapping his wings trying to get out feeding very well.In a cage will give him more room I only got him Saturday night I think he will soon be ready to be off , my son will take him back to where ... [ more ]

ipswich hosptill

Jim G in Common, The
hi i was just wondering if any body knows if the physiotherapist department is closing down in september
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Kerry O
I work for the Health & Social Care Watchdog and we work very closely with the Hospital and I have had no information about this. What makes you think it is closing?

Baby Peregrin Falcon found dead

Ellen A in Stoke
Have just walked my dog down Great Whip Street and unfortunately saw dead in road near Whipstreet Motors the baby falcon. I dont have a garden and anyway had no way of picking it up, seemed awful to leave but who should I tell, such a shame. Any ideas?
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Kate L
Good of you to take the trouble. There are wildlife rescue centres - probably overstretched -not sure how current, but there's Ipswich Wildlife Care and Rescue Ipswich 401829/07706229820 plus one for hedgehogs if ever needed- Ipswich Hedgehog Rescue ... [ more ]

Ipswich Music Day

Christchurch Park
Peter M in California
Lots of music going on in the park today - but I wanted to just point out some other related events that may easily be missed Ipswich Arts Association Christchurch Mansion Art Gallery: Ipswich Suzuki Group, Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society, ... [ more ]
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Thanks for this. Wouldn't have known about it had you not put it on here. I don't know why Ipswich don't put prominent posters up in town anywhere.....or have I missed them? I don't read the Evening Star or any local papers and I don't listen to Radio ... [ more ]
Alex G
There was list of summer events posted on the noticeboards in Christchurch Park. I took a picture with my mobile and use that for reference. Lots of good things going on at weekends, and not just Christchurch Park!

Big Garden Party

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People's Community Garden - Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax road, IP2 8RE
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Big day out at community garden’s annual fun day The People’s Community Garden is making ready for its Big Garden Party on Saturday 23 July from 11am to 3pm on Maidenhall Allotments. There will be Mr Bean’s circus skills, face-painting, a bouncy ... [ more ]
This event was superb last year. Definitely going along this year. Come on people, please get involved!

Smell of burning

Linda E in Maidenhall
On Wednesday evening there was a very strong smell of burning in the Valley Road area. It git so bad that I had to close my bedroom window because of the fumes. I haven't heard any news of a big fire anywhere. Any one else smell anything?
Peter S
Yes, we got it as well along Henley Road. We had to shut all the windows because it was affecting our breathing! Our thoughts were that it was a garden bonfire which was a bit antisocial on one of the hottest evenings of the year when most people had ... [ more ]

Taxi for disabled

Jack D in Westbourne
Hi all i am in urgent need if a taxi which is able to transport my mother from residential place to her home in Ipswich today 2pm. I've had no joy in getting getting one with the various taxi ranks in Ipswich which highlights a big issue for disabled. ... [ more ]
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Jack D
Managed to get avenue taxi to do it, the so called care home didn't advise me nor offer any help in sorting this out. So all sorted for now but it did highlight issues.
Myra N
Until June 13 two mini buses with wheel chair lifts were available for disabled passengers in Ipswich.  They were run by Ipswich Dial-a-Ride and driven by volunteer drivers.  The service ceased due to recommissioning of providers by Suffolk County ... [ more ]

Plumbers and roofers

Julie C in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi. Anyone know a good plumber and roofe r both for minor issues....roof leaks ear chimney when rain manic and incoming stopcock fixed / toilets run a little when shouldn't. Exactly...not major stuff but impossible to find one!!!
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Lorna S
My son is a plumber and as the other chap said is thoroughly recommended, he has worked on our own house and many of my friends, his number is 07762673306 and the company name is Flotek, feel free to call him