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Bell Lane car park

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Sorry - just re read the part of  planning application I can read from a photo (it got wet and is next to the car park in question so I can't see the date and other possibly important things). It's not for another floor; it's for a single storey ... [ more ]
We have imported some pretty terrible habits from the US of A, litigation probably being the worst. You cannot blame the landowner from withdrawing his consent for parking on his land, we would all do the same. Sad times.

New Learn to nordic walk classes

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Robert W
Suffolkstriders Nordic Walking Group are running a first lesson on Tuesday evening 23/8/16 for those that missed the start of this session. Contact Lesley  07967653217

Man with a van

Gwen R. in Brightwell
Can anyone recommend anyone, need a small sofa taking to the dump. Have been in touch with BHF, just postponed and we're desperate for the space.
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Painting Furniture

Painting Furniture

Sky fibre broadband

bunnykins in Great Bealings
I am thinking of cancelling my BT broadband and going over to Sky. Does anyone in the Kesgrave area use Sky fibre broadband? I just want to check it is as good as they say it is ?! Thanks.
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Iain W
I would have thought that performance poor enough to warrant escallation within BT and Ofcom.  If rain stops service there is most likely water in a joint and BT should fix it (assuming it is within their wiring rather than within your house).
Jeff W
I report it, they fix it. Openreach will not replace a certain cable across the A12 because it is too expensive and not cost effective. They lay underground cables less than a metre from the surface which allows the farmer to cutsthrough them. ... [ more ]

luxury vinyl flooring

Sandy in Martlesham
I'm confused with flooring options. Has anyone got Karndean or Amtico? Is it ok or does it mark/scratch easily? We're considering Karndean Opus and Amtico Spacia. If anyone has used independent local shops to prep floors and fit it would be good to ... [ more ]
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Tony E
Don't forget quick step vinyl and factory direct flooring. I have laid both myself and very pleased with the results and a fraction of the cost of karndean.

Another New Beginners Tai Chi Class!

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
It's a busy time for Suffolk Tai Chi Academy.   A new Beginners Class starts in Ipswich. Tuesday13th September 2016, 2:00-3:30pm. Location the Dove St Inn on Grimwade St and Dove St. IP4 2LA. £2.00 per class. Your instructor will be our newest ... [ more ]
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Tricia W
Hi STCAI, I would like to come on Tuesday 13ty Sept at 2.00. Do I have to book. If so I am booking ho ho. Tricia

Water Pump - For Use From Water Butt and Outside Tap

SMC in Boot Street
Am thinking of buying a water pump to use from an outside tap or from the water butt. Do any streetlifers have experience/recommendations of these/any particular brand/costs. Would I need any extras fittings as well as a pump? Look forward to replies. ... [ more ]
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Thanks to all for the recommendations. Definitely a pump for the water butt only, especially after Tom W's advice. Have a smallish garden on two levels.The higher level accessed by a metal staircase. A water pump from the butt will solve the problem, ... [ more ]
Richard G
You cannot draw water off the main any faster than its delivery pressure anyway. We replaced our water main recently with a larger bore pipe from the meter , it is about twice the diameter of the old lead pipe , the pressure did not in rease much tbh ... [ more ]

Solar pv panel installation

Tony E in Kesgrave
We have not been in our house very long so we have missed the chance of the high feed in tarif but still would like to do our bit by installing panels. Given that there is a good population of panel arrays on the Heath does anyone have any advice? Are ... [ more ]
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Brian B
So, how much interest is the bank paying you? 0.5? Even now with the lower FIT (which goes up over time, well ours has), You will still get a much higher rate of interest along with the free elec. (We can run the washing machine and dishwasher at the ... [ more ]
Richard G
You need to take into account the loss of the initial cost of the installation , that is the most influential part of the calculations. With an interest bearing investment account you will still have your initial £5-6000. Look at what the standard ... [ more ]

Telephone Extensions

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Richard G
I have just bought three cordless phones for my parents for £39.99 includes an answer ohone in the base station too. Having extra extension sockets is a thing of the past for voice calls.

Abandoned child's bike

Marjorie D in Rushmere St Andrew
There has been a child's bike padlocked to the lamp-post adjacent to Battles Lane bus-stop, Grange Farm Kesgrave since approx 5th August if you are missing a bike perhaps it is yours. There was an adults bike as well but that was removed about a week ago

Able Computer Doctor

Jill R in Boot Street
My computer system was recently infiltrated by a foriegn outside source, having paid out £100 plus I'm still vunerable as the firewall and sercurity keep turning off! I've lost all confidence in the original chap so need to start afresh ....... So can ... [ more ]
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Paul S
PC Wakeup as already recommended by Carole E. I was conned into allowing remote access to my PC and so did not know what nasties were on it (and normal anti virus or malware programmes are not guaranteed to find nasties buried in your installed ... [ more ]

Curtains Turned Up Please

Jay in Playford
Hi, does anyone know if there is anyone local to the Kesgrave/Martlesham Area who can turn up a pair of lounge curtains. Probably about three/four inches too long. Would like a good job well done but not too expensive.Thanks in advance.
Teresa T
I don't know of anyone in the Kesgrave/Martlesham Area, however you could try based in St Helens Street Ipswich.

Bungalow wanted to buy in Kesgrave/Rushmere St Andrew

Nicola R in Kesgrave
My parents are looking to buy a bungalow in the Kesgrave/Rushmere St Andrew area. They are looking up to £260k. They have sold their property and are looking to move asap but have not seen anything as yet. If you know of anything then please do get in ... [ more ]
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Kevin A
Yes there is one becoming available very soon and not on the market. Therefore no agents PM for the address. You will then need to contact the owners direct

Looking for recommendations for a reliable cleaner!

Clare B in Kesgrave
Hi, we are looking for recommendations for a reliable cleaner available to come for a couple of hours on a fortnightly basis. We live in IP3 near Sainsburrys Warren Heath and offer the possibility of either a Tusday or Wednesday morning slot every two ... [ more ]


Alison S in Broke Hall
My son has got a 2 seater brown leather sofa and matching chair, both given to him just to big for there house

Eyelet Curtain Alterations

Jay in Playford
Hi, does anyone know if there is anyone local to the Kesgrave Area who can turn up a pair of lounge curtains. Probably about four inches too long. Would like a good job well done but not too expensive.Thanks in advance.


Lol in Rushmere St Andrew
Can anyone recommend a good dentist please preferably nhs had a bad experience with last one and am now nervous of where to go also who to avoid as its a minefield out there thanks in advance
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I go to Chris Taylor foxhall road just pass the golf hotel he is not NHS but he's great , hated going to the dentist but he's the best I've been to. 01473 271966.


Margaret G in Great Bealings
Does anyone need newspapers, I have been collecting them, but not needed now, I think there was a lady here wanting newspapers for chickens, a while ago, or maybe use for pets. Call me on 07769815046 Thanks
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Foxhall Waste Disposal

M S in Kesgrave
We now have to pay for disposing of certain things at the Foxhall site and are told that the payment must be made by card. Fine!  On two occasions my husband has taken some rubble only to be told that the card machine is out of order.  Luckily he did ... [ more ]
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WWD - Would you expect Tesco not to charge you? just because you only wanted 1 tin of beans?
PSR I understand you are entitled to your opinion, but considering how much the council get paid for all the recycled materials I felt that a little bit of flexability would be helpful, as I have said I could have put it in a bag with other rubbish ... [ more ]

There is a rat in the Fort

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
But do not get squeamish it is only a picture of one.  During the school holidays the Fort at Landguard always has a trail for the younger visitors.  This time there are pictures of various rooms in the Fort featuring the rat and you have to match the ... [ more ]

Speeding In Kesgrave Area

Pam S in Playford
I have never posted on here, so here goes.  I've recently moved to Bell Lane area Kesgrave. I've been incredibly shocked that in such a populated area the majority of drivers do not abide by the 30 MPH limit. Most are travelling at 40, 50 or even 60 ... [ more ]
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Stephanie F
In Kesgrave and Rushmere St.Andrew we already pay for a dedicated PCSO. Andrew sorry but I don't understand your rant about workers barriers- what location are you talking about ?
Richard G
He is in Lowestoft ! Barriers cones and signs are put up by different people to those doing the work on the roads , so hardly under their control either !

A New Beginners Tai Chi class in Kesgrave.

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
A new Beginners Class starts in Kesgrave on the Monday 12th September 2016 10am at Scout Hall Twelve Acre Approach, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 1JF Your instructor will be John Robertson The Suffolk Tai Chi Academy formed three years ago in Ufford, near ... [ more ]
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Planning and Development, including Housing in Kesgrave

Town C in Kesgrave Dear Local Residents Please see the link above. The Future of Kesgrave and the next/emerging 10 Year Local Plan for Housing ... [ more ]