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Wooden venetian blinds

S F in Rushmere Street
Can anyone recommend a local firm that fits and supplies wooden venetian blinds please (not Hillarys!)   Thanks!

Driveway extension

Lisa B in Kesgrave
Hi we are thinking of extending our driveway (parking is a nightmare in this road) can anyone recommend a good block paving company or tarmac? Thank you.
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Professional furniture painter

Nina L in Rushmere St Andrew
I'm looking for a professional furniture painter to paint a cabinet the my great grandfather made in brown wood, I want it painted in cream to go with the decor of my front room
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Indian restaurant

Lol in Rushmere St Andrew
Hi can anyone recommend a good Indian restaurant we are hoping to go next weekend for a family celebration.
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Richard B
Another vote for Dhaka on Taket street - good menu with plenty of variety; good quality food; nice atmosphere in the restaurant; plenty of nearby parking
Sheilah S
Maharani  is  good----they offer  you  a  free  drink  at  the  end  of  your  meal. We  always  used  to  go  to  the  Ghandi  which  is  good  quality  until  we  were  told  to hurry  up  one   night  because  people  were  waiting.

Lidl or Aldi in martlesham?

Stephen P in Warren Heath
A friend has said that an Aldi or Lidl will be built on the spare land in front of Next. I have searched the internet and can find nothing about it, anyone else have any knowledge of it or is it just another rumour. Notwithstanding the traffic ... [ more ]
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Noisy washing machine

Diana W in Kesgrave
Does anyone know of someone who can repair washing machines. Ours is only 4 years old but is noisy whilst working, not just spinning. It's a pretty basic washing machine.
Yes we had some problems with our machine and the original guy came back 3 times and it still went wrong. Then we contacted Peter Weir and everything was sorted. Very nice man.

Fancy dress

Silvergran in Playford
Hi, I've been trying to find an adult witch's outfit for Hallowe'en without success.  I've got the hat but need a long black dress.  I'm size 12/14.  Does anyone have anything suitable that I could buy or hire please.  I've tried everywhere but few ... [ more ]
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Thanks S F but I didn't want to take the risk as I need it by next Thursday.  However I went online again and managed to order one from Asda which I'm picking up early next week.  Just hope it fits!
Laurence H
The Salvation Army shop in Upper Brook Street opposite Sainsburys does fancy dress hire for adults as well as children.    There is also a fancy dress shop in Felixstowe if no luck in Ipswich

Car bodywork

Christine J in Kesgrave
Can anyone recommend a good and reasonable bodywork company for a car that needs a little attention. The main dealers are very expensive!
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Christine J
Thank you for all the info, it's not serious bodywork but more like deep scuffing to front above number plate and a bit on wheel arch. So there some really good options here, thank you again. When you are new to an area it's all a bit of a maze.

Storage for Motorhome

Maz in Rushmere St Andrew
Can anyone recommend a secure storage facility for our Motorhome that's reasonably local to IP4?
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Jane C
The only thing that I wold say about Sheepdrift Farm is that when we had a caravan there it got infested with mice, and ours wasn't the only one. Perhaps he has done something about it now however.

Nordic Walking Classes

Suffolkstriders Nordic Walking Group in Suffolkstriders Nordic Walking Group
Why not come along and get the benefits of Nordic Walking.  We are a friendly group and once you have completed the course you can join our weekly walks.  Get more information from Lesley 07967653217/

Overnight car parking

Annie C in Kesgrave
Can anyone recommend safe overnight parking close proximity Ipswich railway station? Required just one night. Believe cannot park rail station carpark.

Litter Pick

WWD in Broke Hall
My sister and I armed with a litter picker (2.99 from Elmers) and a sturdy pair of gloves, plus black bin liner, decided as we are fed up with seeing litter causing an eyesore in our neighbourhood we would do something about it. From the footpath ... [ more ]
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Hall for Hire needed

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
We are in need of a new Hall for our Thursday afternoon class. It is held at the moment at Henley Community Hall. We have had to step aside for the Playgroup. So we need a new home close to Henley if possible. Your suggestions would be appreciated. ... [ more ]
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Wreath Making Workshop

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Martlesham Heath Pavillion
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal in Kingston
Come and join us for a wreath making session. £10 per person which includes the wreath ring and refreshments. Please bring  your own foliage and decorations. Contact  01473 621104 or to find out more information or to ... [ more ]

Halloween at the Fort

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
I am told the tickets for the Zombie Fortress at Landguard Fort are selling well.  Following last year's experience we are selling the tickets in timed blocks so that the queues for the scary tunnels are not too long.  There will be no tickets for ... [ more ]


Kesgrave Market 5th Anniversary - Saturday 15th October - Free Fun for All

Town C in Kesgrave
Please come along and join in all of the fun. Everybody is welcome and the entertainment is free. We have a Climbing Wall, Face Painting and Crafts to "Make and Take".  A great morning out for the family. Where else will you get all of this for free? ... [ more ]

Lost dog

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M&S and Brantano Martlesham

bunnykins in Great Bealings
Solved the who is going where question....asked the builder! Brantano is moving into the new building where Chris Lings used to be. M&S have had extra electric boxes added so it seems probable that they will go into the present Brantano bullding.
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Valerie H
Spoke to one of the assistants in M&S who told me they are expanding into what is currently Brantano.  They are expanding the kitchens and the café she said.  However, there will be no extra services there, still just food.  Hoped they might at ... [ more ]
Paula E
What a shame. They could incorporate a Laptop Lounge where we could sit and have coffee, look at a big screen at their website or on our own devices and buy and return goods in this section.

St Elizabeth Hospice Retail Warehouse.

Geraldine M in Kesgrave
Can anyone tell me when the St Elizabeth Hospice Retail Warehouse in Martlesham is going to be opened? Also where in Martlesham is it going to be situated please. Unable to find anything online as to above info.

Christmas Shopping Evening

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Kesgrave Community Centre
Fiona F in Warren Heath
Christmas Shopping Evening ..... Pamper Treatments available too!  Please contact Fiona Farrell on 07739 848910 or email: for tickets, pre-bookings of treatments and more info.

Caretaker Wanted

Kesgrave Community Centre in Kesgrave Community Centre
Kesgrave Community Centre are seeking someone to take care of their facilities at weekends, someone who is reliable, efficient and flexible to work as a Caretaker in their busy centre providing support for the many events and activities that take ... [ more ]

Photo Album

Marian D in Larks' Hill
Is anybody selling a Creative Memories 12 x 12 Album?  I have the pages so just need the cover set although pages would be welcome. Just on the off chance!

Free - Caravan/Trailer Wheel Lock and old style Hitch Lock

Bob B in Kesgrave
Bulldog Titan 180/F Wheel Lock (Haven't found keys yet but number known) and old style Titan Hitch Lock (with keys).

Builder and Architect

Steve B in Kesgrave
Any recommendations for reliable reasonably priced builder and/or architect? I wish to build a double garage at the front of the house and a single storey extension across the back of the house.