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Bowls green .

tigerlily in Bucklesham
Is there anyone that has the know how on cutting a bowls green please. Our green keeper is going on holiday for two weeks and we desperately need to find cover for him.

Lost parcel!

Bronwyn L in Martlesham Heath
Did anyone find a parcel it was wrapped in light blue paper.i dropped it in Deben Valley Drive or Ropes Drive today as I put it on the top of my car was wasn't a great idea I came back but 10 mins later but someone must have picked it up.
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Bank Holiday

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Man with a van

Gwen R. in Brightwell
Can anyone recommend anyone, need a small sofa taking to the dump. Have been in touch with BHF, just postponed and we're desperate for the space.
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Gwen R.
Thanks everyone. British Heart should be here tomorrow so will give them a last chance, if not I'll be in touch with your suggestions. Particular thanks Herbert P 😊

New Learn to nordic walk classes

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Robert W
Suffolkstriders Nordic Walking Group are running a first lesson on Tuesday evening 23/8/16 for those that missed the start of this session. Contact Lesley  07967653217

Sky fibre broadband

bunnykins in Great Bealings
I am thinking of cancelling my BT broadband and going over to Sky. Does anyone in the Kesgrave area use Sky fibre broadband? I just want to check it is as good as they say it is ?! Thanks.
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Iain W
I would have thought that performance poor enough to warrant escallation within BT and Ofcom.  If rain stops service there is most likely water in a joint and BT should fix it (assuming it is within their wiring rather than within your house).
Jeff W
I report it, they fix it. Openreach will not replace a certain cable across the A12 because it is too expensive and not cost effective. They lay underground cables less than a metre from the surface which allows the farmer to cutsthrough them. ... [ more ]

Water Pump - For Use From Water Butt and Outside Tap

SMC in Boot Street
Am thinking of buying a water pump to use from an outside tap or from the water butt. Do any streetlifers have experience/recommendations of these/any particular brand/costs. Would I need any extras fittings as well as a pump? Look forward to replies. ... [ more ]
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Thanks to all for the recommendations. Definitely a pump for the water butt only, especially after Tom W's advice. Have a smallish garden on two levels.The higher level accessed by a metal staircase. A water pump from the butt will solve the problem, ... [ more ]
Richard G
You cannot draw water off the main any faster than its delivery pressure anyway. We replaced our water main recently with a larger bore pipe from the meter , it is about twice the diameter of the old lead pipe , the pressure did not in rease much tbh ... [ more ]

Telephone Extensions

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Richard G
I have just bought three cordless phones for my parents for £39.99 includes an answer ohone in the base station too. Having extra extension sockets is a thing of the past for voice calls.

WANTED - Greenhouse builder

Pam T in Boot Street
Hi I am having 3 secondhand greenhouses delivered and need help putting them up. Anyone interested in a few hours work please and how much? Pam

Escaped cockatiel

Pam T in Boot Street
Hi all One of my newly fledged cockatiels has escaped. I keep hearing it calling and parents responding, but so far it hasn't come back to the aviary. It is grey and yellow. If spotted please call me on 07880 713540. Thanks Pam

Curtains Turned Up Please

Jay in Playford
Hi, does anyone know if there is anyone local to the Kesgrave/Martlesham Area who can turn up a pair of lounge curtains. Probably about three/four inches too long. Would like a good job well done but not too expensive.Thanks in advance.
Teresa T
I don't know of anyone in the Kesgrave/Martlesham Area, however you could try based in St Helens Street Ipswich.

Chiropractor or osteopath

Lynne D in Little Bealings
My chiropractor is away and I don't want to see someone else without a recommendation... Can anyone help me with one? Thanks!
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Karin H
I have had excellent treatment for a frozen shoulder from a new cruise chiropractor in Wickham Market. Richard Antony is young and practiced in the latest techniques and it worked well for me. He helped by concentrating on releasing tight muscles as ... [ more ]
Charmian B
I would totally recommend osteopath Jacki Wright working from Grundisburgh Road in Woodbridge - she is superb and has kept my back ticking over for several years with maintenance and emergency appointments but it always works !!!

Eyelet Curtain Alterations

Jay in Playford
Hi, does anyone know if there is anyone local to the Kesgrave Area who can turn up a pair of lounge curtains. Probably about four inches too long. Would like a good job well done but not too expensive.Thanks in advance.


Margaret G in Great Bealings
Does anyone need newspapers, I have been collecting them, but not needed now, I think there was a lady here wanting newspapers for chickens, a while ago, or maybe use for pets. Call me on 07769815046 Thanks
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Yoga or Pilates classes

Janet B
There is a Yoga class on Thursday evenings in Martlesham Heath Pavilion. Beginners class 6-7.15 pm and intermediate/advanced class 7.30-8.45 pm. Currently the class is on summer break and resumes at the begining of September. The teacher is Manon ... [ more ]

Speeding In Kesgrave Area

Pam S in Playford
I have never posted on here, so here goes.  I've recently moved to Bell Lane area Kesgrave. I've been incredibly shocked that in such a populated area the majority of drivers do not abide by the 30 MPH limit. Most are travelling at 40, 50 or even 60 ... [ more ]
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Stephanie F
In Kesgrave and Rushmere St.Andrew we already pay for a dedicated PCSO. Andrew sorry but I don't understand your rant about workers barriers- what location are you talking about ?
Richard G
He is in Lowestoft ! Barriers cones and signs are put up by different people to those doing the work on the roads , so hardly under their control either !

Yoga/ pilates

Beki R
Manon Palmieri teaches in Martlesham and Kesgrave, she is a fantastic yoga teacher 07773456078. She will be on summer break now but will start again in September

Super Route 66 - Don't Make Me Laugh !

Charlie R in Martlesham Heath
Why is it as soon as there are a few road-works in the area travelling by bus becomes a lottery ? A Few weeks ago when they started the works near the Regent and (old Gaumont) Theatres the stops at the Mulberry Tree and Gt Colman Street were suspended ... [ more ]


Pam T in Boot Street
Hi all Am getting an apple press.. If anyone is interested in 1000's litres of apple juice or has 1000's apples to juice please let me know. I'm hoping to have an afternoon of pressing if I can get 6 or more people interested. Save plastic bottles for ... [ more ]

dog washing

Rita M
I can recommend Dial A Dog Wash they are on Bixley Road. They come to your house and wash and trim your dog in their van. My son and my neighbour both use them and are more then happy.

SCC treatment of the disabled

Ernest G in Broke Hall
It is not good enough for the Highway Dept to rely on their planed cutting of wayside verges as adequate. When the only route from Kesgrave for the disabled using Electric Buggies to the Ipswich Hospital is completely blocked by over grown Bracken ... [ more ]
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Andrew H
Just needs a change of direction. For a couple of years, reduce your maintenance and tell everyone else to get on clipping. I live in a conservatrion area, which they made. They want it, then they should operate it properly, and help us.
Andrew H
Just realised that my issue are with WDC.. What will now happen with the merger. Saving costs in all directions but you still can't supply a service.


tigerlily in Bucklesham
I have lost a small babies cuddly monkey from M&S today along Hartree way around 1.45. If anyone has found it and they must have as I went back to look for it and it had gone please contact me on 07985468761 thanks.
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Fast Broadband !

Michael L in Playford
I live in Little Bealings. Our connection is still via telephone line, which makes me so angry to see the green boxes up at the top road [ which is still in Little Bealings ) The boxes say Fibre Broadband is here, not for me it isn't. Open reach B.T ... [ more ]
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Samantha R
How I would love to be able to stream TV and Film...sadly not able to due to crap Internet, gaming is also non existent. I only have one phone socket, BT have changed my router over 6 times already as everytime I have complained I get sent a new one!! ... [ more ]
Michael L
Thank you for all your help.  Malcolm O made very informed comments. My ISP Virgin Media would no longer support me as I did not have fibre this after some 6 yours with them. I was passed to TalkTalk although I did have the option to go to any other ... [ more ]

Job Opportunities

Kesgrave Community Centre in Kesgrave Community Centre
Kesgrave War Memorial Community Centre (KWMCC) on Twelve Acre Approach are looking for additional staff to support a small but busy team overseeing the operation of the facility which serves both the local community and business hirers in a variety of ... [ more ]

Parking on verges

Cleopatra J in Rushmere St Andrew
I know it is not illegal to park on the pavement or grass verges, except for HGV's, but it is getting common place now, particularly overnight or the vehicles don't move for days. Before long they are going to cause ruts in the grass, particular in ... [ more ]
Charlie R
If possible don't park on Ropes Drive - it's a bus route. There are only one or two residents who seem to be unable or unwilling to walk the extra metres from their designated parking bay but if the trend should continue chaos will ensue.
Paul C
The Council have said they will start to charge the offenders for the cost of repair. I hope someone from their department is keeping a note of the offending vehicles