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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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Woodbridge Litter picking

Clubs & Groups in Martlesham

Charlie Z
Following on from a post on here previously, Transition Woodbridge are organising a day of litter picking to publicise Earth Day on 22nd April. We will be meeting at: 9.15am outside Kyson School main entrance, 2.30pm outside ... [ more ]
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Local builder recommendation

Recommendations in Maidensgrave

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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 ]
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Seckford Hall Hotel
Hi Richard, We have recently refurbished the Great Hall, Garden Room and Lakeside Suite at Seckford Hall hotel. The interior designer, SallyAnne McCoy, has an obvious passion for sympathetically refurbishing buildings, in our case a beautiful 16th ... [ 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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Ian W
Good question, I'll give it a go... without googling! Pedestrians- yes all the time. On a bike- yes when its "dual use" has lines painted on it etc, although I personally think these are dangerous for everyone. Also discretion is applied on pavement ... [ more ]
Richard G
There is a specific offence of an HGV parked on a footpath ..... Whether it be 1 inch or totally on it , it is illegal . Majority of HGV drivers adhere to it , more than can be said for car drivers ! If the footpath is obstructed then the Police can ... [ more ]

lawn mower repair/service wanted

Recommendations in Beacon Hill

Jerry S
Where can we get our lawnmower serviced quickly? everywhere we have contacted are saying 4-6 weeks, grass will be a foot high by then!. We know it's the start of the season and yes we should have thought about this earlier but here we are so anyone got ... [ 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 ]

Woodbridge Spring Treewatch

Clubs & Groups in Martlesham

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Meet at the Cherry Tree pub Car Park
Charlie Z
Transition Woodbridge are really lucky to have two local tree experts give us a tour of special trees in Woodbridge. Martin Minta and Steve Coghill, both local arboriculturalists, will be taking us around Woodbrdige on a 1-2 hour walk for a look at our ... [ more ]

'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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Compost/Manure needed

Give, Lend & Borrow in Playford

Doug S
I'm looking for a large quantity of compost - the Council no longer sells it in bulk.  A load of well rotted manure would be just as good - any ideas please?
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Peter W
Be very, very careful when buying compost from the council, or indeed anywhere else. The 'Sunday Times' called it 'a perfect starter kit for Japanese Knotweed'. Just a cm or two of the root can grow to literally destroy the value of your house.
Carol R
Do you have a trailer as i have loads of well rotted horse manure, straight from the field so no straw, i sell it and give the money to a dog charity.

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

Clubs & Groups in Swan Close Scheme

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 ]

Phone Scam Poll

Clubs & Groups in Swan Close Scheme

Swan Close Scheme
I'm using Streetlife to communicate with Neighbourhood Watch Members in Swan Close, Martlesham Heath. At the moment I'm trying to find out how we can tackle phone scams before they become a reportable police issue (i.e. fraud). I'm reaching everyone in ... [ more ]
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The last virus on your computer one I got I said the time as if writing it down and then asked and what was your number please? surprise surprise they rang off!

Man wanted to lay 'Patio Circles' and some light landscaping

Recommendations in Kesgrave

Karen F
Hi I am looking for someone to do some fairly basic hard landscaping ..laying patio circles, grass edging(brick) bit of decking perhaps,possible base for a summerhouse etc I have had various quotes from builders ..but I really don't need a builder We ... [ more ]
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Richard, we would like to build a new patio this spring. We live in Little Bealings. Is this something you would be interested in?
Richard G
Teresa - I will get in touch with you about it. I am abroad till 29th March , you can send me an email and then i will have your contact details . I can introduce myself a little too . I am sure that i can do what you need .

Broken down vehicle scam continues in Southeast England - March 2015

Clubs & Groups in Swan Close Scheme

Swan Close Scheme
Police are advising motorists that individuals are continuing to use a scam of offering 'valuable' rings in exchange for cash to get fuel. Bogus ID cards are likely to be shown. Such activity should be reported to the Police on 101.

Wonderful singing concert for Water Aid 28th March

Clubs & Groups in Martlesham

John-and A
The wonderful Woodbridge-based OK Chorale have their annual spring concert in Woodbridge on 28th March It would be lovely if you could pop along to support us (and the charity WaterAid). Full details below. Tell all your friends! THE OK CHORALE ... ... [ more ]

Wanted: Scaffold tower

Give, Lend & Borrow in Rushmere St Andrew

Dave R
Anyone want to earn a few quid by hiring out a tower? I want to fix some guttering and remove a UHF aerial.

Live Music!

Clubs & Groups in Martlesham

MAR 20
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The Angel, Theatre St, Woodbridge
Charlie Z
Hello all! Transition Woodbridge are hosting a free gig, with wonderful local bands, to celebrate the Spring Equinox on Friday 20th March! Come & enjoy the music with us & find out about projects we are running in our local community, including ... [ more ]

Request to find two young ladies to appear in 'Sand Castles' a beside the seaside comedy

Clubs & Groups in Playford

Michael L
WANTED  Pretty Girls Are there two who are willing to step up? For Grundisburgh's Spring Play  'Sand Castles' 11th - 12 th - 13 th June in the Village Hall. GADS are beside the seaside, so if you have what it takes and are between late teens and early ... [ more ]