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Laptop\Desktop etc Recommendations Please

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My laptop has just about expired and has managed to stagger on with XP Windows. Am now considering just where to purchase a new laptop or desktop and I understand Windows 10 is just about to be released (29th July). Any recommendations on where to ... [ more ]
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DMonkey Computers
Thanks for the heads up Richard. I reported this problem yesterday and was promised it was sorted. Apparently it is another website on the same server misbehaving. Sorry for any inconvenience.
I usually buy from ebuyer but bought a HP pavilion a few days ago from pcworld for 349 which looked good value. They said you need a 32g USB to back the operating system with. Pcworld do try and sell you other stuff. You also need to check if your ... [ more ]

Family Garden Party

Clubs & Groups in Little Bealings

Helen C
Please join us on Sunday August 23rd from 2pm - 5pm for tea and games to raise funds for our local church rood repairs! Adults £5, children under 12 free!  Leawood House, Sandy Lane, Little Bealings, IP13 6LW. Please RSVP so we don't run out of scones! ... [ more ]

Community Litter pick - melton & Woodbridge

Clubs & Groups in Martlesham

Charlie Z
Just to remind everyone that a week on Friday, 7th August, we will be doing another litter pick - we will be meeting at 10am outside McColls newsagent in Melton and at 2pm outside the cafe on Kingston Fields in Woodbridge (children can come to this one ... [ more ]
Laurence H
Good luck with this although living in Kesgrave I will not be joining you.  I am often found on Longstropps and Dobbs Wood with a carrier bag I have found filling it with the rubbish left by the less caring in our community.  I do find though that if ... [ more ]

Kesgrave, Martlesham, Rushmere - Crime Brief 21 - 27 July 2015

Clubs & Groups in Bucklesham

Swan Close Scheme
Thefts: Brookhill Way - between 21 and 23 July – parcel left in insecure porch has been removed. Wainwright Way - between 25 and 26 July – chain link fencing removed from posts and stolen.

Patio pointer

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Hailey B
Hello, can anyone recommend someone local to playford who might be interested in re-pointing our patio please? The old grout is all dug out ready for the new stuff. Many thanks

idiotic cyclists

Local Conversations in Playford

Whilst driving along Colchester Rd this morning towards Heath Rd, a couple of cyclists on racing bikes  who I should say were in their 20s, were ridingmslowly,  two abreast and holding up a flow of traffic as there wasn't room to pass due to oncoming ... [ more ]
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Hop .
Sorry Jamie, are you saying that if a vehicle driver fails to look with due diligence and pulls out in front of a cyclist then it's the cyclists fault for (a) being smaller than a car and (b) travelling slower than a car but faster than you think is ... [ more ]
Barrie S
The recommendation is that if you are cycling over 15mph you should be using the road. As a keen cyclist I do use the cycle route to Martlesham via Grange farm but only when commuting at slow speeds. The cycle paths are too dangerous to cycle fast. Too ... [ more ]

Gardener / handyman.

Recommendations in Martlesham

Alan G
Can anyone recommend a gardener/ handyman who could tidy up my garden, cut back a quite tall hedge , and remove rubbish . someone reliable and reasonably priced.Thanks.
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Police - Ipswich 'On Tour' Event

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JUL 27
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Ipswich – the Corn Hill
Swan Close Scheme
Chief Constable Gareth Wilson and Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Tim Passmore will be going ‘on tour’ this year, visiting town centres across the county. Tim Passmore has said: "Public engagement is a crucial element of my role and I thoroughly ... [ more ]

Kesgrave & District Crime Brief 14 – 20 July 2015

Clubs & Groups in Bucklesham

Swan Close Scheme
Burglary/other building Bixley Drive - between 6pm 12 and 8pm 13 July – entry to property in process of being demolished. Lead stolen Martlesham - overnight 16 – 17 July – forced entry to workshop by breaking door locks and wooden door. Commercial ... [ more ]

Bowls for sale

£50.00 in Beacon Hill

Sue V
Two sets of Bowls for sale: Taylor Ace Size 2, 4 Bowls in a carrying case price  £50.00 Henslite Tiger 2, Size 3 heavy, 4 Bowls in a carrying case  price £50.00

Plumber needed

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Debbie C
We desperately need an outside tap fitted so that we can use our hose to water out garden in this hot weather. It is a very simple job but my husband is now unable to get down to reach under the sink to do it due to his age and health. Can anyone ... [ more ]
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Alder Carr re routng of path

Local Conversations in Rushmere Street

Bill J
I believe without any public consultation  Suffolk council agree to re-route the path at the western edge of Alder Carr woods. It blocks off what I know to have been 40 years of use . The farmer has put a fence across the exit from the woods and moved it ... [ more ]
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Amendment to my previous blog SCDC not involved this should be Suffolk County Council in Saxmundham telephone number 01728 603171 or 01728 403066 East Area Rights of Way Officer.
Suffolk County Council
Hi Bill, Just to add to JBW’s post - the best and often quickest way to ensure our Rights of Way team have all the information they’ll need to investigate, is to report this using our online reporting tool. On completion of the form you’ll be given a ... [ more ]

Car Paint Repair

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I am after a recommendation for firm that can repair car paint chips and scratches. Any suggestions for a local firm? Thanks.
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shoe rack

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A12 Traffic Alert - Latitude Festival 16-17th & 20th July 2015

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Swan Close Scheme
Suffolk Police are reminding motorists that there may be traffic delays on the A12 around Henham Park as thousands of festival goers head to the Latitude site.  Slow moving traffic is expected north of Yoxford and police are reminding drivers that they ... [ more ]

Safer Neighbourhood Team - Security Awareness Day

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave

JUL 17
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Wyevale Garden Centre
Bob B
Whilst not in our SNT area, Members of the Woodbridge Safer Neighbourhood Team invite you to have a chat about any of your policing concerns.  The mobile police station will be parked in the garden centre car park and you’ll be able to get leaflets ... [ more ]

Crime Brief 6 - 13 July 2015

Clubs & Groups in Bucklesham

Swan Close Scheme
Vehicle Crime Curtis Way - between 11 and 13 July – side panel scratched and dented. Thefts Main Road - 2 July - wheelie bin removed from outside of property when left out for collection. Ropes Drive - 6 July 6.40pm – mans white Hardrock mountain ... [ more ]

70th Anniversary of the end of World War One ......Woodbridge

Clubs & Groups in Beacon Hill

Sue V
The Royal British Legion is celebrating;        The end of WW1 and the Suffolk County Rally  on Kingston Park Woodbridge                      Saturday 18th July 2015 from 2pm until 8.30pm  The celebrations start at 2pm with The County Rally of ... [ more ]
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Peter T
I wondered this as VE day was in May and as you rightly state Laurence that VJ Day and the end of WW2 was in August. If we are to celebrate momentous occasions in our great nations history and remember the brave exploits of our then young men shouldn't ... [ more ]

Beware door to door tradesmen

Local Conversations in Playford

This afternoon, a scruffy looking man knocked on our door wanting to know if we wanted any work doing. Without asking what work or look at the cards he was carrying, I told him we weren't interested.  It seems strange that it happened at the same time ... [ more ]
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Michael L
Yes lack of sites and control of these people is causing so much trouble for us in the area. They must be treated fairly and aloud to have a child christened if they wish.  Travelers live on their wits and by a code that is is unacceptable to most of us. ... [ more ]
Why do 'local' inconsiderate dog-owners not attract the vituperation directed at our visitors?  I recently had excellent service from 'cold-call' operatives.  'Living in the "real" world'?  Everyone lives a life divided between a shared commonality and ... [ more ]


Local Conversations in Playford

Linda L
Why would someone light a bonfire at 5.30 in the evening. Our home smells of smoke. It is the third time in just over a week this neighbour has lit a fire at this. Total disregard for his neighbours.
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Richard G
To please you ? A Bonfire is destroying something whereas a Barbeque is cooking something , like comparing a gun to an oven ?

Alice Grange Care Home or Other

Recommendations in Little Bealings

Sara R
Hi everyone.  My grandparents have just been moved into a care home in Southwold.  At 96 and 97 they are now unable to cope with just carers coming in and we are too far away to help on a daily basis. As we live on Grange Farm and Woodbridge we thought ... [ more ]
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Sue D
hi sarah, i have just signed up to this site,my name is sue d and i have an elderly relative ( 102 this year ) who has lived in alice grange for about 9 years. i cannot fault the home in any way, the staff are brilliant and everyone is totally dedicated ... [ more ]

Window fixer?

Recommendations in Waldringfield Heath

Karen C
Can anyone recommend a local company that could fix my window it is permanently shut as the handle just moves up and down so the inner mechanism must have gone wrong? Thanks in advance.
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Debbie W
Still procrastinating!! Kirton Windows recommended by several neighbours, recently replaced all my parents windows and did a brilliant job. They also done a small repair on my neighbours window. Another neighbour has used Mr Lawrence to replace glass ... [ more ]

Adjustable dress forms

Give, Lend & Borrow in Maidensgrave

Maureen R
Does anyone out there have an adjustable dress form they no longer use, have never used or just don't like? I have clothes to alter and am sure I would find one of those dress making forms useful. Maureen R
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Mead Drive Car Park Closure

Clubs & Groups in Warren Heath

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Local news

Local Conversations in Bucklesham

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Stephanie F
Before you knock KTC I would like to point out that in this instance they don't have any powers. The land which the travellers are on belongs to SCDC other KTC.
Exactly my point not knocking them just seem to be a cost that could be removed from our council tax, if they have no powers.