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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

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/

Bi-Fold doors

Bill J in Rushmere Street
Does anyone know of a joiner/contractor who specialises in bi-fold doors. I have a run of 6  as a room separator but need to be adjusted /repaired to make them run easier.
Janette R
I'm interested in this as well, as I have bi-fold wardrobe doors that keep coming off their runners.

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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Christine J
I am going to be moving into the area soon from Kent and lucky enough to have all the major 4 plus an aldi and a lidle and I have to say the so called cheapie ones are excellent value. I can save a third on staples such as bread, tin tomatoes, and ... [ 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.

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 ]

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).

Craft Fair

Northgate School
Silvergran in Playford
A craft fair is being held on Sunday, 16th October from 10 am to 3 pm.  There will be many craft stalls selling lovely gifts.  If you are looking to buy an early Christmas present, come along to this event.  Admission is free.
I've been asked by the person organising the craft fair to put the address of Northgate School for those who don't know where it is.    Address is:  Northgate High School, Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DL. Thanks.

Learn to Nordic Walk

Melton Playing Fields
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Carpet repair man

Sandie B in Kesgrave
A few years ago I had a insurance claim for a burn on a carpet and a gentleman came and plucked carpet strands out from a the carpet in a corner and repaired the carpet burn. I do not want to claim on insurance,does anyone know a retired carpet repair ... [ more ]

Wasp Nest Removal.

Julie G in Little Bealings
Hi. I have a wasp nest above our patio door and although we have tried to leave it as long as possible they are now regularly coming into the kitchen. Can anyone recommend someone who would be able to deal with this for me. Can't get near it with wasp ... [ more ]
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John R
I agree with Keith C. .. Ashley came to ours yesterday and dealt with a hornets nest in the eaves, very promptly and efficiently, in fact they were all gone in a few hours. Excellent job Ashley, and can thoroughly recommend.  Only problem we could not ... [ more ]
Ashley S
Glad you were happy with my services much appreciated . For any other pest problems such as moles rats rabbits etc give me a call on 07445314489 an I'll be happy to help we always try to use the least toxic method for such pests

Local taxi

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Gatwick, two travelling, two together card, left Ipswich rail station at 15.43 arrived Gatwick 18.23. Cost for return tickets?, £57.

Dog sitter needed.

Alan G in Martlesham
dose anyone know of someone who does dog sitting in my home. I need someone to occasionally dog sit my greyhound for a few hours .
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Alan G
Hi Cass, it would be mainly during the day usually Saturday, for about 5 hours. Saturday 8th would be the first one .

Dress maker needed please!

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Dog Excrement on Footpath across Martlesham (Black Tiles to Tesco's)

Keith C in Great Bealings
I regularly use the path across the heath from Black Tiles to Tesco's, but I am becoming increasingly concerned but the number of 'deposits' left on the footpath by dogs.  I do not like using this media for complaining but how can the obvious dog ... [ more ]

Black cat needs re-homing

Stephen P in Warren Heath
I have an 8 year old black cat that i need to rehome. He is 8 years old and fully innoculated until mid 2017. He can be quite nervous and shy and needs a quiet home ideally without any other cats or dogs. He is litter trained and goes outdoors but ... [ more ]
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Telephone Master Socket? Broadband Problems

Jay in Playford
Does anyone know if it is possible to have a new master socket installed, and how much it may cost. Moved into a property with has just one telephone point in the hall and no electric socket, and every time phone rings I lose my BT TV channels, ... [ more ]
Derham @ DMonkey Computers
Hi Jay, Probably lack of, or faulty, filter. Each socket that is in use needs one. It's a small box that splits the high and low frequency signals and stops the ringing signal hitting the router I hope that helps but feel free to call if you need any ... [ more ]
John-and A
Yes I found the small filter box solved the problem and not expensive. As Derham says you need to get one for EACH phone socket around the house

Puppy Classes - Martlesham Starts 29th September

Martlesham Village Hall
Top Street Dog Training in Top Street Dog Training
Top Street Dog Training's next 6 week puppy class has a couple of spaces left !! Our aim is to get your puppy to pay attention to you and give you the foundation of a good recall. We will cover many other topics including manners, eg. jumping up, ... [ more ]

Window handle

Carrie A in Martlesham
I am looking for someone who can replace and fit my non locking metal handle on a UPVC hinged small bathroom window please.I live in Woodbridge
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Old Singer Sewing Machine & Lots Of Bits - Free To A Good Home

Jane in Martlesham
Yes, I have been having a clear out ;-) This is not one of the classic looking ones and I am not sure if it is working or not as I am a novice on sewing machines. It's at least 30 years old, but the power seems to be fine - things turn when you press ... [ more ]
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Thanks everyone for your help and interest. Glad to say it's gone to a good home on a first come, first serve basis. I suppose I better tackle a few more boxes now :-(

Scent Detection Dog Training Day

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Martlesham Heath, near Douglas Bader
Dave's Dog Training in Dave's Dog Training
Has your dog got what it takes to be a Sniffer dog? A fun day of activities for you and your dog, following a Home Office programme of training. This is the last one this year, so to register your interest call Dave on 07759 227459.  Sunday 2nd ... [ more ]

Gas fire disconnection

Christina B in Great Bealings
Hi, we're looking for someone who can disconnect a gas fire without charging exorbitant call-out charge. We think we could probably do it ourselves but 'Google' says it should be done by a 'competent person'. Thanks in advance!
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David R
Illegal? Depends on how it has been installed. If it has an isolator tap (as it should) then you can turn the tap off and disconnect the compression joint on the gas fire side. You need to make sure the gas tap can't be turned on again, of course ... [ more ]