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Roaming dog

Peter D in Newbourne
Spotted a doggy roaming around eagle way near Heathfield this afternoon around 3-30ish. Looked similar to a small greyhound, but not as big, wouldn't come when called but clearly lost, had a large collar with a black device on it, last seen heading ... [ more ]
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The number to ring if anyone sees China or a dog similar is this: 07817776280  Please save number to phone so that you can contact the owner as soon as the dog is spotted or asap!  Lets get this boy home please, thanks!
Laurence H
There was a dog roaming around Thomas Crescent , Grange Farm yesterday afternoon but this looked to be bigger than China, more the size of a big Labrador.  It had a collar on and we tried to coax it to us with a biscuit but it was having none of it a ... [ more ]

Music afternoon.

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Tessa J
I'm organising a charity music event on Sat 15th July, so am looking for musicians who are interested in playing a short set. Can you help please?

Single bed & Memory foam mattress

Kevin A
in Rushmere St Andrew
Steel frame, wooden slat adult or child bed - make a reasonable offer and collect.  Single duvet as well if needs FOC  07918 904653   Near Elmers

Dog walkers

in Warren Heath
Yet again some dog walkers along Longstrops are leaving their bags piled up around the bin near Fentons Wood because the bin is full . What is wrong with people? We are quite well served for dog bins and of course we all have bins at home . ... [ more ]
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Tracey C
They have a different person to the bin man to empty the dog bins perhaps it's cut backs due to them not emptying the bins. I never mentioned the word normal just saying at least people have bothered to pick it up ! Yes I am a fig owner and have taken ... [ more ]
Jeff W
The Government wanted to stop our dogs pooing everywhere so they demanded poo bags be used, I think there is a fine for not carrying some. They wanted owners to stop leaving poo bags everywhere and introduced bins. So who is at fault for not emptying ... [ more ]

Missing dog

Tracey C
in Playford
China is still missing has been sighted near the Black Tiles , Ashdowm and more recently near Eagle Way and Heathfirlds in Martlesham. Please if you see her can you contact the phone numbers her owners just want her home thankyou .

Passport Photos for Infant

Inks P in Kesgrave
Hi I want to get passport photo done and also need an digital image to submit online on the visa forms, do you recommend anyone local who can do this. contacted snappy snaps they are charging £20-25 for that which is very high. thx
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kitchen fitter required

Kerry P in Kesgrave
Hi there, can anybody recommend a good kitchen fitter please? All the stores offer one but are more than the price of the kitchen. Just need a reliable and decent tradesman to do th job. Thank you for reading
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Debbie W
Wow Heidi your kitchen looks amazing. Would love to have details of the guy that fitted it. Where did you get your units from? Many thanks. Debbie
Heidi A
Hi thank you love it wren was where the units came from wasn't expensive they come complete without handles so saves time worktop is quartz but bq do a chip type style one the mans name is Paul Gibbs 07729414673

Smart meters

Laurence H
in Rushmere St Andrew
Someone put a post on recently about Smart Meters and interestingly there was a programne on ITV last night on the subject. What I took from it is that the installers are targeted on installing 5 per day so they are pushed for the time to explain how ... [ more ]
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Woof W
Also, first generation In House Display Units don't work with solar (British Gas told me after mine stopped working after 18 months). Funny, we only had to have the smart meter fitted because we had changed to solar, and the old meter was running ... [ more ]
Andy S
I had solar panels installed, British Gas have been telling me for months that I can make an appointment for smart meters to be installed, the only problem is that the Brit Gas version don't work with Solar Panels. There is nothing on the website to ... [ more ]

To Fence or not to Fence

in Rushmere Street
Hi there, have recently moved to Bixley Farm area, just want to know others opinions really.  We are thinking of putting a picket fence around the perimeter of our front garden, but we don't know whether we're allowed to?  Having looked at other ... [ more ]
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P Heather
Yes I can understand your situation , go for the fence then, one of my neighbours has just erected a small one at front having removed bushes but looks fine.
Cardinal B
After 30 years, you should try to get the covenant removed, or else it could slow things down if you ever want to sell your house. The address to write to will be in your deeds. Last time I did this there was an admin fee of just a few quid.

Lizzie and Jack

L C in Kesgrave
Does anyone know a Lizzy and Jack on Turing Court? Post keeps being sent to wrong letterbox. Your friends Harris or Hare are trying to get hold of you.

What is the truth about climate change?

Waldringfield Village Hall. IP12 4QP
Greener Waldringfield
in Greener Waldringfield
Monday 20th February.      Waldringfield Village Hall.  IP12 4QP      7.30pm Greener Waldringfield has invited Prof John Midwinter FRS to give a talk about the effects of climate change. John has developed a deep understanding and ... [ more ]
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Robin S
The largest pumped storage scheme is at Dinorwic in Snowdonia, a site you can visit. However as an geologist and engineer all land based pumped storage scheme since in the UK have met with massive local environmental opposition which has halted them. ... [ more ]


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Latest news on the potential Co-op on Hartree Way?

Ryan K
in Kesgrave
I've had a little search on here (only just joined up so apologies if I've missed something about this!) but couldn't see anything. If anyone has any latest information that would be great as I live on the road, have done for nearly 2 years and since ... [ more ]
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Ryan K
Dave R I've heard back from someone at Co-op, due to have a chat sometime this week about it. Will report back as soon as I've had the call with whatever I find out. The reply will be on the new platform 'Nextdoor' as it appears we've only got 14 days ... [ more ]
Dave R
Cheers Ryan K, I'm on Nextdoor now so should be able to continue the thread... if I ever figure out how it works...

Costs Of Work Done

in Gainsborough
Threads on StreetLife asking for recommendations for workmen generally result in useful responses from those who have had work done, and less useful responses from tradespeople recommending themselves. I would like to see a ban on the latter, but ... [ more ]
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Ray L
Checkatrade charges the traders to 'advertise'  - so it is in their interest to minimise 'bad' reviews.    I have been disapponted with tradespeople I have contacted and used via checkatrade and I no longer use them;  I have seen comments elsewhere ... [ more ]
personally i would never pay for leads like my builder and rated people work. i have heard from people that used it they get false leads to buy and bid for. not for me that. checkatrade is just  piece of mind for my customers as i have over 200 ... [ more ]

Takes the Kids to the Fort too

Laurence H
in Rushmere St Andrew
Should have checked my spelling before posting.  I meant Kids but bring your lids too if they want to come

Take the Lids to Landguard Fort at Half Term

Laurence H
in Rushmere St Andrew
We decided to open for the February Half Term last year and we are doing it again this year too.  There seems to be very few places available to take the kids to during the February Half Term so besides being good business for the Fort it seems to be ... [ more ]


Upskiiling for tommorrow

First session

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Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre
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Ipswich Ltd
I hope it goes well. The Greater Ipswich area has always suffered from a lack of these knowledge-sharing gatherings you get elsewhere.
Kesgrave Computer Club
A bit disappointing for the first meeting, only one person turned up. I'm sure there are some in Kesgrave that are interested in using a laptop or tablet and have a few questions. The one person did get over an hour of 1:1 on the use of an iPad. We're ... [ more ]

Organic meat butchers?

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Looking for painter decorator

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John B
Perferido of 'Handy  Manos' did a great job of decorating for us...pleasant, helpful...and very reasonable price.    07767 159551  

Also Sunken Drains

Alan H
in Broke Hall
There also is a massive Sunken Drain on the Main Road at the entrance to Maidstone Road this has been here for god knows how long and is a disgrace. Luckily enough Ive only driven in it once because I know its there but someone will lose their ... [ more ]
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Rushmere Handyman
Too many cars is the problem in the UK. There is now no solution imho. I do not ever got into Ipswich now . I have a Coes Account and pay into it monthly , i have not been there for 3.5 years and that is an easy shop to get to and park. I will go ... [ more ]
Graham F
Last summer I noticed new motorways being carved through rock and into new tunnels whilst travelling from Bilbao airport to San Sebastian. I wondered then what do we get. All that happens in the UK is recommendations and endless enquiries, elsewhere ... [ more ]

Bathroom fitter/plumber?

Christine J
in Kesgrave
This is a big ask but I am looking for someone who can totally redo our bathroom, and it will need tiling too. Many thanks for any recommendations.
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FREE - Dining Table

Looking for an electrician

Martlesham man
in Warren Heath
Hi does anyone know of a good qualified electrician in the Kesgrave / Martlesham area that does good work at reasonable rates ? I am looking to get some new sockets and some outside lighting fitted.
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