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Snowflake Ball

Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal in Kingston
Come along to our Snowflake Ball on Friday 20th May at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall, 7pm onwards. A glamourous night of fine dining, music and entertainment! Tickets are £55per person to include an arrival drink and three course meal with entertainment ... [ more ]

Building services

Mrs Tiggywinkle in Playford
I need to get the loft hatch moved from the bathroom into the hallway and to have a ladder fitted. Any recommendations for a reliable tradesman to do the work?
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Sara S
A and M builders are excellent....reliable, fair on price, hard working and I wouldnt hesitate to use them again. They have successfully completed two major jobs for me.

Energy suppliers

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finishing off a double sized quilt

Diana W in Kesgrave
I have been given a double sized quilt that I need help with getting finished. Can anyone recommend someone please? The edges need finishing at least.
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Charlie R
Can't help with quilting (being a mere male !) but for a Private Message click on the name of the person you want to contact and a Private Message button appears to the right of the person's name ....

Shepherd and Dog

Thatch in Broke Hall
I've just read a review on Trip Advisor that says the Shepherd and Dog, Nacton will be reopening in the future as a steakhouse. Does anyone know if this is true and whether it will be the same staff?
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Janet R
Changing the subject, does anyone know why the trees along the Foxhall Rd (up the hill from the Nuffield towards Bell Lane) are being cut down.

Gardener needed

Heather O in Westerfield
Can anyone recommend a good gardener to just tidy up and maintain my garden please. Would prefer someone who is retired etc rather than a company as have been ripped off previously. Thanks.
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Tree felling on Foxhall rd near Bell Lane

bunnykins in Great Bealings
Anyone seen all the trees being felled by the side of the road? It has been confirmed by Spedeworth that it is nothing to do with them so obviously the owner of the land doing it......anyone know why? Sad to see woodland being removed!
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Charlie R
Well, houses sound likely (don't mean to be a prophet of doom) but if they build near the Stadium is that a coffin for Spedeworth !! Let's hope it is just coppicing.

Casual Badminton at Kesgrave Sports Hall

Kesgrave Community Centre in Kesgrave Community Centre
Due to February half term, casual badminton will not be taking place during the day time at Kesgarve Sports Hall between Monday 15th and Friday 19th February 2016. However, there will be evening sessions available for the half term week only as ... [ more ]

Gardener needed

Heather O in Westerfield
Can anyone recommend a good gardener who can help maintain my garden please. Would rather have someone who is retired etc rather than a company as I have been ripped off in the past. Thanks
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Sheila O
You could try growing places at claydon they are not a big firm. but a group of people who may have mild learning disabilities but work very hard they are reliable and love what they do there number is in the book and they have a website they keep the ... [ more ]


K T in Rushmere St Andrew
Hi can anyone recommend a good decorator who is reliable please also someone who could stain doors?
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Parking on Grass Verges

Albchiv in Racecourse
My wife tells me she saw a person writing down the registration of vehicles parked on the grass verge in Renfrew Road. Does anyone know if he is a council official, a road tax official or a concerned local resident collecting facts to present a case to ... [ more ]
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Half term attractions

Landguard Fort Felixstowe IP11 3TW
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
Having seen the number of people at the viewpoint at weekends when we have been doing our winter maintenance we have decided to try opening the Fort for the February half term week.  Open every day at 10 we will close at 4 pm.  Whilst there is the chance ... [ more ]
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Laurence H
Hi Tricia, number is 01394675900 but we are talking snow, ice and hurricanes to shut the Fort, not a wee bit drizzle. By the way dogs are welcome too.

Kesgrave Park Run

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
There was a good article in the Kesgrave News this month about the Park Run.  Not for me though I have never liked running but those that do get my admiration.  The one thing is the damage being done to the path through Dobbs Wood when the ground is ... [ more ]

Foxhall Road/Bell Lane Junction

Reg W in Kesgrave
I hope whoever is responsible for roads in this area reads this message. Once again, another accident at this junction with people hurt. Some time ago somebody came up with the stupid answer of asking drivers travelling away from Ipswich to turn on their ... [ more ]
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Laurence H
For a roundabout to work it needs to be a reasonable size and not a dustbin lid like the one at the Lattice Barn.  That would mean acquiring land and that costs and more importantly takes time.  If you want action now or as soon as possible then a speed ... [ more ]

Poorly Pansies

Debbie W in Brightwell
Has anyone else had the same problem with their pansies this year? Trying to determine if it's environmental or source of plants?
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Barbara C
Mine have been attacked by greenfly, guess the winter has been too mild to kill them off. Have sprayed them with washing up liquid, but think it was too late; the damage was done.

Error re Landguard Fort

Viewpoint Road FElistowe IP11 3TW
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
I was careless yesterday giving the dates that the Fort would be open for half term.  Please note the correct dates and my apologies for any confusion.

Sewing Tuition

WWD in Broke Hall
I recently bought a sewing machine with a view to making simple things like cushion covers etc, but I am completely clueless and cannot even thread the machine. Is there anyone on this site that could help please.
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Jo L
Hi, I run a small Sewing group. Always happy to share my knowledge ( no expert). It's A relaxed informal Sewing group who meet at on the 1st Saturday of the month at the Ipswich indoor bowling club 10.30 - 12.30ish. All welcome, under 16's to be ... [ more ]

Curtains/Roller Blind

Debbie W in Brightwell
Can anyone recommend someone who can line some curtains for me and make a roller blind. Many thanks.
I think Dunelm offer this service, downstairs at the back of the shop. I imagine they would be quite reasonable in price.

Collars that are too tight

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
Neighbour was away so I was walking his labrador yesterday and she needs a longer walk than my Llahsa so I was walking roads different to my usual patch.  Fortunately I had my Stanley knife with me.  I keep seeing trees that were planted when the houses ... [ more ]
Sean G
Good idea. I was slightly worried however when I read the headline re collars, and then references to dogs and a knife. I thought you were going to say you had reason to cut off a dog's collar with your Stanley knife!

Babysitter please

Louise B in Kesgrave
Does anyone know of a babysitter they could recommend please? We have a 3 year old son we are looking for care for.
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Louise B
Thanks very much for your reply :)  It was for a Sunday but I have managed to find someone who he knows already.  If we are ever in need again I will bear her in mind.
Sarah S
Glad you have found someone you know X My daughter's a volunteer at Youth Club, great with little ones and more than happy to meet up before hand to build a friendship if ever needed :)

Mindless idiots - Front garden vandals

Martin F in Martlesham Heath
Anyone else in the area near Elmers had their walls kicked in?. mine as well as at least 5 others down Oregon Road have been vanadalised by idiots. I'm sure the mindless fools are very proud of upsetting the mostly elderly population of the road. They ... [ more ]
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Bob B
Just to add to Laurence H's advice I suggest completing Suffolk Constabulary's 'Report a Crime Form'. These criminal acts will then be formally logged with Suffolk Police. These can then be reviewed by the Safer Neighbourhood Team who are able to ... [ more ]
Doug S
plus if reported and recorded the insurance will more likely pay for the repair.

Supply & Fit New Letterbox

Brian R in Broke Hall
Hullo I live on Bixley Farm, do anybody know who I can get to supply and fit a new letterbox to a white upvc front door, thanks.
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If you know who supplied and fitted the door why not ask them?

Solicitor for House Sale

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Catherine B
Can highly recommend Kerseys - have moved house several times and they provide an exceptional service! Contact details: Jane Riley Partner | Kerseys Property Department T: +44 (0)1473 407122 F: +44 (0)1473 257739 E: 32 ... [ more ]

Plywood Sheets.

Karen C in Broke Hall
I have found such a vast difference in what is being charged for plywood sheets, i am needing  6 sheets of 8ft x 4ft  x 5mm plywood sheets ( for outside but will be covered)  Any ideas , where is best to buy, i can collect,  ipswich area.  I thank you ... [ more ]
Graham D
Coastal ~Building Supplies.Derby Rd.Ipswich  If the sheets are covered then a shuttering type would do if not you need Far Eastern.

Extra session walking football over 50s

Noel W in Kesgrave
Due to its popularity we are now running a extra session of Walking football aimed at the over 50s at Kesgrave High School indoor hall starting tonight and every Tuesday at 7.00om . The 8.00pm session will continue also so if you thought your playing ... [ more ]