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Local Conversations in Kingston

Janet B
I wondered if any local historians could tell me if there used to be a mill in Martlesham and where it was located. While doing some family tree research on an ancestor, Eliza Adams nee Swann, I came across the following address on the 1901 census: ... [ more ]
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Gillian G
There were remains of an old house/mill at the entrance to the RSPCA lane when I first moved here in 1979. Also a co-op shop opposite

Perils of the A12 roundabout.

Local Conversations in Waldringfield Heath

Peter W
Something really will have to be done about the difficulties of leaving Eagle Way at the Tesco roundabout. People do seem to be abiding by the new lane changes now, and we're all used to queuing for a gap in the traffic, but I hadn't reckoned on the ... [ more ]
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Jeff W
Bob A, you may not like my comment but at least I am doing something positive instead of negativity. You should do as I have done and contact Suffolk CC.

Rubbish dumpers!

Local Conversations in Maidensgrave

Amanda P
They are back! I live in a row of 14 houses and the first 4 houses have had two specific people dumping black bags of rubbish in our wheelie bins. We have since moved our bins into our enclosed back gardens. I have just witnessed the same man dressed in ... [ more ]
Paul S
Amanda, try taking pictures or (even better - video) of the people doing this. If you can, also write down times, dates and what happened on a notepad/spreadsheet. Accumulation of evidence such as this over a few months will give you ample cause for ... [ more ]

Free top soil and paving slabs -Martlesham Heath

Give, Lend & Borrow in Kesgrave

Ash S
Hi. In a couple of weeks I will have some old slabs (suitable for shed base) and top soil available if any one is interested.

boys bike

Recommendations in Kingston

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Kate B
Hi We have a Tracks mountain bike with front and seat suspension. It is 24 inch frame. We are looking for £20 . Please message me if your interested. Kate

Pilates Demo - Suffolk Show Today

Local Conversations in Kesgrave

If anyone is at the Suffolk Show today I'll be teaching the Pilates demos at the Suffolk sports tent. Come for a free class. Times, 11-12, 13-14 + 15-16. See you there

runner bean plants

Give, Lend & Borrow in Rushmere Street

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runner bean plants

Give, Lend & Borrow in Rushmere Street

Try a car boot, there's one today at Needham Lake and there are always lots of plant sellers there (plus it's a good morning out!)
Jackie N
Strawberry Fayre at Waldringfield on Saturday afternoon has a plant stall and there's a good chance you may find some there.

Family Cycle Fun Day

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Plans are well under way for the Cycle Roadshow event at kesgrave Community Centre on Sunday 14th June, there is something for all the family to enjoy. The fun begins at 10.00am-2.00pm and entry is FREE for all the family. Stunt/Trial Display Team, ... [ more ]

It's Showtime at Kesgrave Community Centre.

Clubs & Groups in Playford

MAY 29
Kesgrave Community Centre, Twelve Acre Approach.
Allan R
It's Showtime! is a glitzy review show from the Stage Door Theatre Company. We have a great cast of all ages, performing song and dance from popular musicals, as well as a couple of surprises along the way! Performances are on Friday 29th and Saturday ... [ more ]
Kesgrave cameras .
Hi Allen R, I've just e-mailed the company to ask if I may have media accredititation to run a photo article on the production for our local magazine 'Kesgrave News' (I'm their photographer) it will certainly be a newsworthy event and one I would love to ... [ more ]

Taxi for 7 people to and from wedding reception in Dedham

Recommendations in Levington

Kate H
I am looking for a taxi for 7 people to take us from the church to a wedding reception in Dedham and then collect us at the end . Any recommendations.?

Replacement windows

Recommendations in Warren Heath

We are looking to get new windows installed. We have had several quotes, which have all come out at a similar price and are not sure who to go with. Are there any companies that people out there would recommend? ... Or any companies we should avoid? We ... [ more ]
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Annie n richard B
I would thoroughly recommend Ironglaze, they are reasonably priced, they do a very good job, are Fensa registered, and any problems should you have any, they are on top of it.
Garry W
You or your window fitter do not need to be fensa registered but you will need to pay building regs fees if they are not. You can fit them yourself as long as they meet current building regs.

Solar Panels

Local Conversations in Warren Heath

Marie R
We had a conversation about solar panels - one of us was considering having them. There was a really good programme on Don't Get Done, get Dom on BBC1 this morning. (Will be on the iPlayer). It covers some of what was discussed here with a really good ... [ more ]
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Mike B
We've generated 3309 kWh per year from a 4 kW system from July 2012 to March 2015. The roof is south facing but we have a bungalow with a two storey house next door to the southeast so I was worried about shade in the early morning but those concerns ... [ more ]
Bob A
As a result of having panels installed and our telephone number and some details passed on we get a lot of cold calling. My advice is to ask for an email giving technical details of any proposals. They have not yet complied with that request in our ... [ more ]

Ageing relatives

Local Conversations in Kesgrave

Jackie T
I often wonder if I am the only person with ageing relatives! As people age, it seems harder to help them do things without worrying about them feeling pressured into something they don't want. Trying to support an aging relative in the quest for more ... [ more ]
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Sue C
If your relative has had a military connection - either has served or is the widow/er of a veteran, SSAFA (soldiers,sailors and air force families association) may be able to assist. Local branch tel 01787 377850 covers all of Suffolk. Or the disability ... [ more ]
Laurence H
Age UK or Help the Aged are 2 very good places to start.  The website for AGE UK gives details of centres locally and I would suggest calling or visiting them to gain their experience.  The wheel does not need to be re-invented and these eople will know ... [ more ]

Free Wood

Give, Lend & Borrow in Rushmere Street

Meg P
I have plenty of wood to give away.  Ideal for garden, some pieces already treated.  Making pet hutches,  burning for B.B.Q. etc, all lengths and sizes.  Let me know a.s.a.p. and you can pick it up from tonight, or this weekend.  I am at Woods Walk .
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Tricia W
Hello if you still have the wood I would like it. Have been away so only just seen your message could come tomorrow about 4 1/4 past.

exercise bike wanted

Give, Lend & Borrow in Rushmere Street

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Computer Help

Recommendations in Rushmere Street

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Bob A
I found Easy PC (Bixley Road/Foxhall Road roundabout - East side) very helpful. They spent over 30 minutes cleaning dust out, testing and disconnecting a redundant fan. No charge. They said that they would catch me next time, but I have very rarely had ... [ more ]
DMonkey Computers
I must say a big thanks you to everyone on here that has recommended me. THANK YOU. I've just registered with StreetLife as my previous customer mentioned that he heard of me through these pages. Please let me know if I can help you out with your ... [ more ]

Computing for Beginners

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Due to the progress of participants on KWMCC's 'Computing for Beginners' sessions we now have capacity for additional people to join the sessions. The sessions take place during the day time on Thursdays, and last for one hour.  Group size is limited to ... [ more ]
Brian C
Don't be nervous about signing up, I'm one of the instructors and am very friendly. The sessions are tailored to your needs and level of knowledge. If you've never even switched on a computer, or just want to learn specific aspects of using a computer. I ... [ more ]

For sale Half price fabric

£20.00 in Kesgrave

Sandie B
I bought 4 metres of greeny grey material from Dunelm today to cover my headboard but found it was totally the wrong shade. I paid £9.99 a metre. Would anyone be interested in buying it off me for half price £20? 62 inch width (158cms) it is called ... [ more ]
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Cycle Sportive

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

JUL 26
Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre
Kesgrave Community Centre
SportiveUK Limited will be holding a Cycle Sportive at KWMCC on Sunday 26th July 2015. Cycle routes will be of 3 differing durations, and once further information is known this entry will be updated.

Cycle Sportive based at Kesgrave Community Centre on 26th July 2015

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
SportiveUK Ltd will be holding a cycle sportive in Kesgrave on Sunday 26th July 2015.  Using Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre as a base, there will be 3 different routes of varying distances available to cyclists.  Further information will be ... [ more ]

Cycle Road Show at kesgrave Community Centre on Sunday 14th June 2015

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
To celebrate the Women’s Cycle Tour arriving in Suffolk on Wednesday 17th June there will be a fun filled, action packed Cycling Extravaganza between 10am and 2pm at Kesgrave Community Centre on Sunday 14th June 2015 including Stunt/Trial Display ... [ more ]

Dog poisoning

Local Conversations in Rushmere St Andrew

Gary P
We have been told TODAY that dogs have been poisoned both in Fentons Wood and Dobbs/Kesgrave Wood. Is this true or just an urban myth.
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Kesgrave cameras .
Ian W - As a photo-journalist with a wife that works in crime/incident reporting at Police HQ, I have found out enough not to write it off as "Nonsese". I have seen a sick dog first hand (a Red setter) and spoken to it's owner who told me it was ill ... [ more ]
Ian W
So you can't link to anything about missing cats, poisoning of dogs or your expertise at illness diagnosis. You should make it clear that what your saying is hearsay without anything to back it up or people will become unecassarily worried.

Pig Racing

Clubs & Groups in Kingston

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Woodbridge Football Club
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal
The Hog Roast Runners, a dynamic team of battery powered, pink porkers will be returning to the track on Saturday June 6th, at Woodbridge Football club. Individuals will be able to place their bets on their favourite, and hope that their oinker makes it ... [ more ]

Foxhole Tip huge queues this morning

Local Conversations in Martlesham

As usual massive queues extending back onto Foxhole Road, the whole site needs a sensible redesign to allow faster throughput. Having to walk to three different containers around the site just delays people even more. Why not groups of Wood, Plastic and ... [ more ]
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Richard G
I wasn't rude just stating a fact , you are insulted way too easily if you think it is an insult. The fact you have a chose to do things when it is busy and inconvenience others who have no choice is what then ? If every retired person did what you did ... [ more ]
Andy B
Im with Richard G on this, I dont work on a Wednesday now so any jobs to do will be done on that day instead of busier weekends, kinda good logic in my world. Also not much good for the environment to burn fuel driving to the dump just to get rid of only ... [ more ]