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Shepherd and Dog

Local Conversations in Playford

Has anyone been to the Shepherd and Dog on a Sunday recently?  We went there last Sunday and when we got the bill, we were astounded to find we'd been charged £9.45 per person for a bog standard roast - not the one with extras.  Now I know we expect to ... [ more ]
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Graham D, I did look on the menu for the price but couldn't see it (must be in very small print).  I therefore assumed the price would be in the nature of £7.99 which is fair enough but £9.45?  They're having a laugh.  Also as the Main Man says, there is ... [ more ]

Local builder recommendation

Recommendations in Maidensgrave

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Lesley K
Just had an extension done any my builder was brilliant.  You are welcome to come and take a look.  His prices are fare, he keeps a tidy workforce and is open to suggestions. He is a very skilled cabinet maker by trade but there is very little he cant ... [ more ]

Table top sale

Local Conversations in Rushmere St Andrew

Interior Designer/Architect Recommendation

Recommendations in Kesgrave

Richard G
We live in a 1920's house which we are contemplating a modern day transformation and the possible opening up of the ground floor . Now what we are after initially is someone who can come to our house and give advice as to what is possible . The issue is ... [ more ]

Charity sale

Clubs & Groups in Playford

Carol R
Hello, on the 18th April I am holding a charity clothing, bric a brac sale in aid of a dog charity, the location is The Martlesham Heath Pavilion from 10.30am till 12.30am, If anyone has anything they would like to donate for this worthy charity please ... [ more ]
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Carol R
That is very kind of you, I could sell it on behalf of the charity as there would not be enough space in the hall for furniture, but I could sell it separately if that is okay with you, I have a trailer so no problem collecting, would I be able to view ... [ more ]

Unfit Path Surfaces

Local Conversations in Playford

Ernest G
As a disabled person, who relies on the use an electric scooter, to get around. I would estimate approximately about 50%, of all footpaths in the much older west part of Kesgrave; The running surface is not remotely up to an acceptable standard; As for ... [ more ]
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Ernest G
To Michael N I agree with what you say to Silvergran, but there is a real problem. It’s the older person in the main that uses scooters, many of us are ‘a little past our prime’ and unschooled in the use of computers. So to try and complain by this ... [ more ]
Ian W
Whilst I admire the respective councils ambitions to make sustainable transport a better more pleasant option. I do sometimes wonder if anyone in authority actually walks anywhere. Here's the main pedestrian route into Ipswich. Who's better served the ... [ more ]

Table and chairs hire for one day

Recommendations in Martlesham Heath

Lama B
Hi everyone Can you recommend a company that hires tables and chairs for a day ? I have a birthday party coming and I will have about 20+ people coming. So nice long rectangular tables with chairs. It is a children's party but I want Adult chairs and ... [ more ]

Kesgrave in the top 15

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Wow...did you know that Kesgrave is in the top 15 of most desirable postcodes in Britain!
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Linda C
ip3 has always been put down but it is one of the friendliest places in town from some-one who has lived here all their life . Crime has fallen dramatically here but not in the other places.
Richard G
Crime moves around due to the way areas are policed. As i have said before it has moved from IP3 to IP5 , also due to IP5 having less police staff to patrol , especially at night , it will not move away quickly. IP3 policed by Ipswich , IP5 patrolled by ... [ more ]

Can anyone recommend a plumber

Recommendations in Rushmere St Andrew

Vic W
Can anyone recommend a plumber who they have used? I'm looking for a plumber who is reasonably priced to work on a couple of small jobs. Thanks
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Be more considerate when parking in your community

Local Conversations in Rushmere St Andrew

Mike B
Sorry but bit of a moan about inconsiderate people parking in local roads, I've witnessed over the past week, but especially yesterday morning during the waste disposal lorry rounds, they couldn't access half of Thomas Crescent, in Grange Farm due to two ... [ more ]
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Andy S
Have to agree with all the comments, it used to be part of the driving test, questions where it was illegal to park, has that now been dropped as well.

'Your Wedding, Your Way'

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Have you just got engaged? Planning a wedding? Whether you are looking for inspiration for your wedding day or just want to make sure you haven't forgotten anything, there is no better place to be then at a Wedding Fayre. We are very excited to be ... [ more ]

Pay and Play Fridays

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Dog Socialising

Clubs & Groups in Broom Hill

Claire A
I have a one year old boxer dog who we've had since 8 weeks old. She's pretty nuts but has a big heart. Over the past few months we've met several rescue dogs who have either been very nervous of people or other dogs and it made me wonder about starting ... [ more ]
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Patricia P
Hi all, I´m sorry we didn´t find anybody... we are new in Suffolk and took a while to find the place. I don´t even know if we were in the right park. We arrived at 10:45 and were alone in the enclosed area with the double door (I´ve attached a picture). ... [ more ]
Christine S
Hi Patricia I don't really know where you went but it looks interesting! I met up with everyone with my 2 dogs but decided to take a walk around the heath. I was joined by Susan and her dog - we had a great walk together. We are meeting again tomorrow - ... [ more ]

Conservatory blinds

Recommendations in Rushmere St Andrew

Paula L
I'm thinking of decorating my conservatory and I was wondering if anyone can recommend any local companies/people that make and fit window blinds.
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Linda L
We have used Sanderson's, and found them expensive. We have also for many years used Hilarys. Good product but the price is realistic.
Sharon B
Hi I live in Kesgrave and my husband is a Hillary's advisor, if you would like him to come and give you a quote let me know

New All Inclusive Sport Afternoon starting next month.

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
We are introducing an afternoon of sport for people with disabilities, every Thursday (term- time only) Starting on the 16th April from 1.00pm-4.00pm in the Sports Hall. These 3 hour sessions are £5 per participant, carers and helpers free of charge. ... [ more ]
Audrey N
Does anyone know of tennis for people with borderline disabilities outside of working hours?  It seems there is sport for the disabled and sport for the fit, but those of us with asthma, general unfitness and aches and pains do not fit into any category.

Conservatory/Orangery Company Recommendations?

Recommendations in Boot Street

Common Sense
Hi streetlifers, Looking to get a conservatory (or be trendy and go for an orangery) installed. Probably going to get half a dozen companies to quote and am thinking of SEH, Homestyle, FIS, Admiral, Anglian. Can anyone recommend any of these or any ... [ more ]
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I agree, Falcon windows are really good , wish I had used them instead of Homestyle, had new sofits, windows, french doors and front door, front door not fitted properly there is a gap with light coming through, they have been back twice as we couldn't ... [ more ]

Help needed urgently hotpoint Washing machine.

Recommendations in Kesgrave

Heather O
Can't get door open, (no lever alternative under machine door) full load inside. Can someone help please? Ps Door handle seems loose.
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Heather O
Looked on u tube really helpful even tell you how to replace door/handle, when I've purchased this.thanks again Michelle.

Boiler Service

Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Paul K
Good morning all, I need a recommended gas fitter to service my back boiler, as it is playing up. Can anyone suggested someone local to IP4? Also what sort of price should I expect? A lot for a Monday morning.. Thanks in advance Paul
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Goetz von B
Beware of 'CheckaTrade' recent very bad press concerning non genuine reports and 'fiddled' recommendations. Local recommendations are the best. Goetz

Catalytic Converter Theft - Martlesham Heath, Anson Road

Clubs & Groups in Swan Close Scheme

Swan Close Scheme
Police have recently reported the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle in Anson Road. Vehicles with a high ground clearance are more vulnerable as it is easier to use a mechanical saw to cut them off. Police advise owners to park in such a way ... [ more ]

NANT take appeal to the Supreme Court

Local Conversations in Kesgrave

Miles W
NANT are taking their appeal against 2000 houses at Adastral Park to the Supreme Court - see the EADT article at
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Jo L
“It is frustrating that a small number of people can continue to drag out this process and undermine this essential development process, creating years uncertainty and putting unnecessary pressure on the Council’s ability to protect our unique ... [ more ]
Karen C
Great comment Jo :)  I think its more than a small number anyway and as those of us who are living on top of the area of suggested development well know that just a few shops opening in the Tesco's Martlesham area has caused complete havoc on our local ... [ more ]

Join our Active Adults community

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
The Active Adults programme continues throughout the year meeting on Monday and Friday mornings, stopping only for bank holidays and Christmas. Designed to improve health and well-being. This is an opportunity to participate in a session of physical ... [ more ]

Are you a technophobe?

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Concerned that many of us in our local community are missing out, we are offering computer courses for complete beginners every Thursday at KWMCC, to help you get online. These lessons are for complete beginners and offer easy-to-follow training in a ... [ more ]

Pamper Evening

Clubs & Groups in Broke Hall

MAY 08
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Heath Primary School
Kerry W
Come along and treat yourself to some pampering and retail therapy! All your favourite things in one place, including: Homeware, jewellery, massage, cakes, manicures, handbags, gifts, chocolate, a fantastic raffle and lots lots more! PLUS we have 2 ... [ more ]

Kesgrave Social Club

Clubs & Groups in Racecourse

Keith R
For anybody wishing to socialise on Saturday 28th March, my duo "Curt n Rod" will be performing at Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Rd The evening starts at 8.00pm and everybody is welcome. The entry cost is £4.00 for non members.  It might be a good time ... [ more ]

Martlesham Heath - Thefts from vehicles week ending 14th March 2015

Clubs & Groups in Swan Close Scheme

Swan Close Scheme
Police reported thefts from vehicles this week from Carlford Close and Manor Road. Residents are advised to keep valuable items out of sight.
Swan Close Scheme
Here are the details of what the thieves took and their Police reference nos: WO/15/443 THEFT - Carlford Close 11 March 5.10am – entry to insecure vehicle. Sunglasses, loose change and golf clubs removed. WO/15/446 THEFT - Carlford Close 11 ... [ more ]