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Local Gardener recommendation

ks in Martlesham Heath
My Garden is in bit of a mess, I need the rose shrub retrained as it is currently growing into the garden and there is lots of weeds, any recommendation for a local gardener?

Kesgrave Family Fun Weekend 11th - 12th June

Kevin A in Rushmere St Andrew
Only two weeks to go. Fun run, children's races, archery, 5 aside Competition. Live 1940's Music, live theatre with a East End singalong. Children's arts and crafts, Face painting, Bouncy Castle.   Loads of stalls and exhibitions ands it's FREE. Posters ... [ more ]

Cat Washing/Grooming

Andy B in Greenwich
Hi All, We have just been landed with a Cat that its owner couldn't keep anymore and he really needs a wash groom and maybe trim. Pets at home don't do cats strangely so any recommendations??. Don't think he will enjoy it but I really feel it necessary, ... [ more ]
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Sadie C
I have Jeff. Your point being what exactly? I have a furry cat too, but hairy or hairless makes no difference. Cats are cats. I don't wash my furry cat anymore, as she's far too old and fragile now, at 17, but she was fine with it. It needs to become ... [ more ]
Hi Andy, after the vet check, if you need a groomer for your cat, I can recommend Laurie on 07729451299, who is a dog and cat groomer, she operates from the Anson Road, Trading Estate, Martlesham

Lack of zebra crossings

Eric F in Rushmere Street
Ever tried walking from one cluster of stores to another, or over to Tescos, at Martlesham Heath, at a busy time? As a nation of car-worshippers, we have made no provision for pedestrians. Come on! Just one or two zebra crossings in strategic places ... [ more ]
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Stephen D
Re Christelle's comments above. Ownership is the nub of the problem. There are three different landowners involved BUT the roads though the retail park are highways belonging to the county council. Two of the three landowners have previously said they ... [ more ]
Christine S
I was in Ipswich on Friday and was using this type of crossing and nearly got knocked over twice. Both vehicles were going too fast and obviously do not consider these to be a pedestrian crossing.

Grass cutting

Silvergran in Playford
Once again the grass at the junction with Dobbs Lane and Foxhall Road needs cutting as the view when trying to get onto Foxhall Road is now dangerous.  why do we have to report this every year when it is obvious at this time of year grass cutting at ... [ more ]
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Kevan H
Nearly had a coming together this afternoon because I couldn't see thru the grass at a junction I was at . Old Newton , church rd , where it meets Whitehouse lane /rd In hope Kev

Dog Training for all levels

Scout Hut, Martlesham Heath
Dave's Dog Training in Dave's Dog Training
Dog training classes for all levels/ages/breeds. Taken by Dave P, a retired Home Office drug detection dog handler and trainer. Also, one-off Scent Detection Training Days: next one is July 17th 10am - 4pm. Call for further information or to book your ... [ more ]

Long very long grass

tigerlily in Bucklesham
Taking my dogs for a walk along Century Drive this morning I almost lost one in the grass. Talk about picking up the poo I could hardly see my dog let alone the poo.

University of the Third Age

Albchiv in Racecourse
I keep hearing of older people in other parts of the country getting a good experience from joining this organisation. Does anyone know whether our local U3A is very active and what is on offer?
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Sheila B
I joined in Feb e and have attended Three of the talks, these were well attended and I always sat next to someone who like myself lived on their own and we soon got chatting.  The talks were interesting although the PA system could sometimes have been ... [ more ]

MDF wanted

Anna F in Martlesham Heath
Please can anyone help? I am looking for a smallish piece if MDF, roughly 740mm by 760mm and as thick as possible. I have been to all the local DIY shops but would have to buy a massive sheet. Which would mean a lot of waste. Any clues as to where I ... [ more ]
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Beverley J
We have a sheet of 25mm thick MDF and are happy to cut a piece to the size you require if that helps. If you are interested I can PM our contact number.

Millenium Playing Fields

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
I was chatting to another dog walker when we were walking our dogs on the playing fields and the lack of any seating around the playing fiels was mentioned.  In fact the only bench is next to the Teen Shelter and the school at the other end of ... [ more ]
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Laurence H
Well Done JP although I could only just read what they said.  It is good that they are considering this and hopefully they make the right descision.

Missing cat, Blackdown avenue

Carole E in Kesgrave
My cat is missing, he is very pretty, white with grey markings and his tail has 4 black rings near end, he's Bengal, he often goes AWOL at weekends but usually returns Monday/Tuesday , any information would be very welcome, he's not very friendly, ... [ more ]
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Nina L
So glad he has turned up, I used to put collars on my cats until I had to save a poor cat caught on a bit of wire fencing by his collar, looked like he had been there for days, and then I heard a friend of mines cat had actually hung itself by her collar ... [ more ]
Carole E
There was much relief when he returned! He just won't wear collars ,they disappear within 24 hrs! We use quick release for safety, but make it very east for him to remove them!

Mind where you tread....

Peter W in Waldringfield Heath
Special greetings to the very large gentleman who chose to defecate just inside the gateway from Dobbs Lane onto Long Strops yesterday, at around ten o'clock in the morning. I think I'll change my dog-walking route for a while.
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Kesgrave cameras .
Not a nice subject, but some things in life become beyond our control and bowel movements sometimes become one of those things. As a sufferer of IBS myself, I can relate to the need to do what this chap obviously had no choice in doing. There are no ... [ more ]
Yvonne T
Perhaps we should all carry dog poo bags with us regardless of whether or not we own a dog.   There's no need to just leave it .....whatever the cause.

Repair for a Dyson Slim

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
We have a Dyson Slim vacuum cleaner but when we have it on full power the power keeps switching off.  Does anyone know if there is anyone who can do a repair to the on/off button?
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Barbara R
Amazing vacuum repairer in Cliff Lane 01473 305 331, have a website, good old fashioned repair man very reasonable.

Hall for hire Sunday 22nd May

Claire B in California
Our youth drama group need a hall for a rehearsal this Sunday. Sadly we've been let down. Our plan is to rehearse from 10-4. There are approximately 30 in our group. Any suggestions please!
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Idiot cyclist

Silvergran in Playford
This is a message to the idiot cyclist on a racing bike  who raced through the lane from Dobbs Lane to the Millennium Field this morning, nearly knocking my dog flying, who incidentally was on the lead at the time.  This lane is a public footpath, not a ... [ more ]
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Carole E
Same problem on Rushmere common, there are footpaths but no cycle paths and cyclists seem to regard walkers as the problem! Some of them go so fast they would have no chance of avoiding anyone or anything in their path!
Laurence H
I thought this was a Bridleway rather than a mere footpath so horses and cyclists are allowed on it.  That said he should have considered you and your dog but I do find that not all cyclists feel they should show regard to other road or path users.  ... [ more ]

Free - 2x arcopal unbreakable, dishwasher safe, microwaveable dinner sets

Bob B in Kesgrave
Two used dinner sets (8 place): less two bowls and one dinner plate.  Ideal outside gatherings, barbecues etc. - don't wreck your best stuff!
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Missing white with grey markings male Bengal cat

Carole E in Kesgrave
He often spends a couple of days away usually on the Heath,but hasn't been seen since Thursday/early Friday , he's not very friendly, could everyone check sheds, garage,greenhouses please, any information would be welcome, we are very worried about him, ... [ more ]

local tiler recommendation

ks in Martlesham Heath
Hello I have got some tiling work to get done, any recommendations for local tilers ?
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Replacement double-glazing

Ramshead in Brightwell
Any recommendations for replacing original windows in Grange Farm house?
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Sid K
Give Chris King Windows,Doors and Conservatories a call, Ipswich 274725 or 07957 282 488, Local tradesmen,
Pat C
Windrush Windows. Excellent tradesman. Local. Very competitive prices. He's done all our windows 07961 010496


James W in Gainsborough
For anyone who lives in parts of Broke Hall and Bixley Farm which back onto Rushmere Common or the Sandlings Local Nature Reserve there are Nightingales singing right now. They are in full song which is especially clear late at night or early in the ... [ more ]
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Caroline L
Last year we had them in the next door garden, in a walnut tree, in Horringer Road, Bury! Urban environments obviously don't bother them. Lovely!

Pot Holes

Stuart R in Broke Hall
I know this has been spoken about many times before, but there are pot holes that really need urgent attention. I am aware of SCC's procedure for reporting this, but they have been reported many times and what is the point when nothing gets done. There ... [ more ]
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Richard G
Interesting Intervention Criteria , the dimensions are ok , but the "Sharp Edge" is open to personal opinion ! The cyclist and motorcyclists of this county have to avoid damaged road surfaces every day. Riding a cycle with 27 or 28 inch diameter wheels ... [ more ]
Richard G
Well we have been down Tuddenham Lane Rushmere today and have seen the Council has marked several areas for repair , as far as i am concerned NONE of them meet the intervention criteria . The lane is a no through road with 5 houses in it , so hardly the ... [ more ]

Baby bunny

Janet F in Martlesham Heath
Has anyone lost a baby bunny in the Dobbs Lane vicinity? It's in my garden and I fear for my lettuces!

Kesgrave Family Fun Weekend - Sports / Social / Events / prizes / community spirit

Millenium Playing field, Kesgrave Social Club and Other various locations
Kevin A in Rushmere St Andrew
See Kesgrave Town Council Website
Kesgrave cameras .
Bring the family dog along as well and enter him/her in the fun dog show in the afternoon. Classes will be published in the Kesgrave News June edition and will include all the "Not too Crufts" classes like 'Dog with the waggiest tail' 'Best rescue' Best ... [ more ]
Kevin A
WANTED. Classic cars & motorcycles wwii era for display at Millenium playing field. 11th June from 11.00am. Contact me here or Kesgrave Town Council. Tel 621579

Water Main Replacement

Richard G in Boot Street
I need someone to replace the main water pipe from the water meter to my house. Any reccomendations ? Thank You
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Richard G
Aviva don't cover deterioration/corrosion according to Ruth Glynn of their claims dept ! Our lead pipe is 90 years old , probably about time it was replaced . I estimate it will cost around £500 to replace , so those with lead pipes ought to consider how ... [ more ]

Cat sitter

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Jo G
Muddy Trails and Waggy Tails Phone Jess 07738875110 I highly recommend her, she has even stayed at my home while I've been away for the weekend.