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Resin Bound Driveways

Ray R in Rushmere St Andrew
Does anyone have any experience of this type of driveway being advertised and constructed by Anglian Driveways in Flyer Ads magazine ?
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Christine J
Go on line and get a few quotes which I have least you can compare, also there is good info on the what depth the base should be and the thickness the that the product should be. Etc.

Suffolk Police Lost & Found New Procedures

Albchiv in Racecourse
I read that Suffolk Police are changing their procedures concerning lost and found property. In short they will no longer deal with most items and encourage finders and losers to use the Internet to report and reunite. Would not a dedicated section in ... [ more ]
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Sarah W
Who wouldn't hand in a £20 note?  it's a lot of money.  I'd put a fiver in a charity box, but anything more is real money and can mean the difference to someone between eating or not eating if they've lost it.
Richard G
To be legally entitled to it , it needs to be handed in and then if not claimed then you can get it back from the Police (or used to). There are many occasions when people have been reunited with their lost cash due to people handing it in. Those that ... [ more ]

Helpful suggestions

Tricia W in Broke Hall
Hello community, I need to sell everything in my house (that is not personal ho ho) Any good ideas the best way to achieve this. I need money and no clutter am down sizing in a big way. Any good suggestion would be welcome.
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Tricia W
I have been trying gumtree but the photo came back upside down. I tried upside down and it was still,upside down but when I tried on its side it was on its side eeerrrm I emailed gumtree and they suggested a couple of things. Also said they were ... [ more ]

Hire Car

ks in Martlesham Heath
Hello All, We have family visiting us in May and I am planning to take them to scotland. A we will be total 6 I will be hiring a car (ford galaxy or Zafira) for a week, I have some questions 1. How does breakdown cover work with hire car companies? Do ... [ more ]

Photographer - Family photoshoot

ks in Martlesham Heath
We are planning a family photo shoot on the first birthday of our daughter, any recommendations, i went to mothercare pixiphoto but they have very expensive packages. thanks ks
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Janet B
Had some 60th birthday photos taken by Cherrywood Studio UK nr. Ipswich. Very impressed with their professional work, made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable, excellent photos. They do photos of babies and toddlers as well. Examples of their work on ... [ more ]

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 ]

Reminder - Jumble Sale & Home-made Cakes

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St Michael's Church Hall - Martlesham Heath

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What does streetlife think?

Ernest G in Broke Hall
The Public have got their way at last. Ropes Drive Roundabout Traffic Lights have been switched off. The result for many, it's a distinct improvement, and well worth while. But for some others, morning rush hour traffic flow is no better. This is ... [ more ]
Old Plod
Like the idea of a roundabout for Main Road/Bell Lane. The more traffic is kept moving - even if only slowly- the less pollution from idling stationary engines. I don't feel competent to comment on the other proposals as I don't live in Kesgrave.

Wanted - A2 Blackboard

Charlie R in Martlesham Heath
Hi, I am looking for an old but serviceable Black Board about A2 Size (12" x 16") - nothing fancy - it is for notices within our Bowls Club. On that note thank you to the great response at our Green Opening last Saturday. We had about a dozen leads for ... [ more ]


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Andrew S
Wouldn't disagree with Egyptian Goose, give away signs are the pinky coloured legs, black eye and ring around the neck. Although not native there are a few resident in East Anglia, around the London and South East area and into the East Midlands.
Raymond B
Thanks, Yes it looks like an Egyptian Goose. Thia was one of a pair on the Meare at Thorpeness. I looked at every duck picture I could find on the web and nothing matched as its a goose!

Gutter cleaning!

Stephen W in Kesgrave
Our gutters are blocked - has anyone experience of a someone who will clean out the gutters please? Thank you Stephen
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Be Warned !

Gary P in Rushmere St Andrew
The 'door knockers' from Nottingham or wherever turned up on Grange Farm today. Claiming to be part of a government scheme they are offering for sale household items at wildly exorbitant prices.
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Gary P
M&M R you have been suckered. There were a number of postings on this subject a few months ago when they scammed Martlesham Heath.  Your are SUPPOSED to feel sorry for them but they are frauds.
Richard G
Most of the stuff they sell they source for minimal outlay , like 10p for diahcloths they then sell for £4-5 ! Door to Door selling is so outdated i am surprised they still do it. A Pedlars certificate is required to sell door to door issued by the ... [ more ]

Quiz 'n' Chips - Fundraiser for Three Bears Playgroup, Kesgrave

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Fiona F in Warren Heath
Quiz ‘n’ Chips. Friday 20th May, 7pm - 10:30pm (7-8pm for food). Dinner, 7pm - 8pm . Quiz + Raffle, 8pm – 10:30pm. Bar ‘til midnight. Teams of 4 – Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last plaice! £12 per person (including dinner) Choice of fish ... [ more ]

Jumble Sale & Homemade Cake Sale

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St Michael's Church Hall - Martleshan Heath

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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thanks All, will contact them. Marie has sent you an PM
Graham this is for kitchen wall tiling, for a tiled splash back around the work top

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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Suffolk County Council
Hi to you all, Just to add SCC welcome any comments/complaints to help improve services. More information and contact details are available on our website. Rita K - as Mel mentioned if a dropped kerb near to a roundabout has the coloured raised area, ... [ more ]

St George's Day activities at Landguard Fort

Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe IP11 3TW
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
There will be drawing and colouring activities for the younger visitors in the Schoolroom at the Fort on Saturday.  Normal admission prices apply and a donation for materials used would be welcome

Local Hotpoint repair Dishwasher and Oven

ks in Martlesham Heath
Any recommendation for a local electrician to get my dishwasher and oven repaired? thanks
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Shaun N
Anderson appliance repairs.  Used him for years, very reliable and won't rip you off if something doesn't need doing!

Painter and Decorator

Denise H in Rushmere St Andrew
Can anyone recommend a painter and decorator to do the outside of our house. It will doing the rendering, facias and barge boards no windows doors etc as upvc. Have contacted several people and left messages but seems no one can be bothered to come back ... [ more ]

Keys lost !

Paula E in Kesgrave
I have dropped a bunch of keys on a ring normal type Yale for house . The Police have been informed, but anyone who picks them up, I can vefify if they are mine. Please call 07837453762

Information regarding the traffic light switch off at Ropes Drive Roundabout

Ernest G in Broke Hall
To Streetlife. Information received from FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 In response to my requested question. Now that the Ropes Drive Roundabout traffic light trial has ended. Can you please arrange for the actual video photographic evidence, taken ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Madmagpie, Apologies if this is not the response you were hoping for. Please be assured that even if it is not a high priority at the moment, our Highways team will continue to monitor the situation. If at any point you have further comments you ... [ more ]
Richard G
Another reason to sort out Dr Watsons Lane

Why is the car park shrinking at the Milleniem Playing Fields

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
I walk down Century Drive on a Saturday morning and there are cars parked and abandoned all over the place because they cant get into the car park for the Playing fields.  The reason is drivers are too cautious about parking near the fence because there ... [ more ]

Spectrum jazz quartet

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The Farmhouse
Sara H in Great Bealings
Spectrum jazz quartet are gigging next Saturday at the farmhouse, kicking off at 9pm. The quartet is made up of all local musicians. If you love jazz come along.
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Decorating my house

ks in Martlesham Heath
Hi Folks, I am preparing for getting on with my decoration project this summer or hopefully get some pre-prep done in easter hols. I will be doing most of it myself to save on cost. Do you have any recommendation on local paint suppliers? Any pointers ... [ more ]
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Richard G
Similar deal at B&Q 2 for £20 , always buy our paint when on offer , whatever Graham says . The art is to buy quality paint too , so Dulux is the best available at most DIY outlets.
thanks, managed to do 3 rooms now, running at slow pace but enjoying and am pleased with my output