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Mower / Strimmer repairs

Recommendations in Little Bealings

APR 25
Julie G
Can anyone recommend someone who is able to repair petrol mowers and strimmers. I have a Strimmer that refuses to start and a mower that starts but then stops pretty much straight away. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.


Give, Lend & Borrow in Playford

APR 24

Car Tyre Pressures

Recommendations in Great Bealings

Sue C
Where is the best garage Kesgrave/Martlesham areas - to check tyres ? I have lost confidence in some garages in the area for accurate readings. Thanks.

Afternoon Tea at Seckford Hall

Classifieds in Beacon Hill

Seckford Hall Hotel
Come and enjoy one of our special Afternoon Teas in our colourful gardens in the amazing sunshine or newly refurbished beautiful Garden Room looking out on our beautiful gardens if the weather’s not so hot. Mention “STREETLIFE DAFFODILS" when making the ... [ more ]
Seckford Hall Hotel
To all our local friends and neighbours, We'd love to welcome you to enjoy our newly refurbished Seckford Hall.  How about a spot of lunch in our garden? Latest additions to our menu are: fresh asparagus, dried ham and Hollandaise or simply Heritage ... [ more ]

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 ]
34 earlier replies
Carol and David
Hi, Keith, so glad you enjoyed helping with the litter picking. I thought Houchells Meadow, nearby open space and the surrounding pathways looked really good after our effort. Didn't see you to thank you when we'd done, but thank you and everyone else ... [ more ]

Matthew Percy

Local Conversations in Great Bealings

APR 22
How very very sad to hear of the passing of such a young man. I didn't know Matthew personally but he was a regular friendly and helpful contributor to Streetlife and a valued member of the Kesgrave Town Council. I pray his family and friends receive ... [ more ]
2 earlier replies
Stephanie F
Matthew was a kind and caring young man and a bright light has now been extinguished. He was about to serve on Kesgrave Town Council for the first time. And he had been re-elected as a Martlesham Parish Councillor as well.such a tragic waste of a ... [ more ]

Beware: Bogus Cloned National Savings & Investments website

Clubs & Groups in Swan Close Scheme

Swan Close Scheme
Message from Action Fraud: Fraudsters have set up a bogus website claiming to be the official site of National Savings & Investments (NS&I) and are contacting members of the public, cold calling them and offering them the chance to invest in 65+ ... [ more ]

Beach Hut Repairs

Recommendations in Playford

Paul C
I have a beach hut in Felixstowe and need a door replaced and some roofing work don - any recommendations please
1 earlier reply
Andrew G
Hi Paul Just had a Beach Hut Built in Felixstowe, He did a good job, give Matthew Maddison of Felixstowe Fencing a call 07949 408268, hope it helps

creaky floors

Recommendations in Rushmere Street

Eric F
Can anybody recommend a creaky floor fixer? It's a curse of new-build and is owing to cheapskate building companies using nails instead of screws on the planking.
6 earlier replies
Ian T
There are lots of reasons for creaky floorboatds. Some are very easy to rectify others less so! If you decide to go down the drill and screw route then take the board up first to check for cables and pipes.If you don't fancy that then as and when you ... [ more ]
Eric F
Re the creaky floor: Thank you everybody for your helpful comments. I'm thinking of going with the butter solution. But salted or unsalted, or simply the BEST? Seriously, I think I've found the right person for the job - I shall let you know how things ... [ more ]


Recommendations in Playford

Sharon M
Does any of you know a shop that sells a good variety of material , As I used to go to fabric 8 in felixstowe , but that has now closed down , Don't really want travel miles away , so around ipswich preferably , Thanks
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Jo L
Hi, It's a bit of a treck but well worth it. Walthamstow lots of fabric shops and stalls and haberdashery. I stock up twice a year. It's worth the cost in petrol. Hope to go again soon :). If anyone is interseted im setting up a new sewing group.   A ... [ more ]

Computing for Beginners

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Just a reminder that KWMCC will be resuming the Computing for Beginners sessions on Thursday's from 16th April 2015 after a short break for Easter. Day time slots are available for groups of up to 4 people. Laptop computers are available so you don't ... [ more ]
Kesgrave Community Centre
Good Afternoon The laptops which the classes are based around are not Macs, but the software is Microsoft Office and is compatible for Mac users.  If you are unsure, please do come along on Thursday between 10am and 2.30pm to speak to one of the ... [ more ]

Kesgrave & District Safer Neighbourhood Team - Priority Setting Meeting

Clubs & Groups in Swan Close Scheme

APR 16
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Swan Close Scheme
The next priority setting meeting for the Kesgrave & District Safer Neighbourhood Team will be held from 6:30pm on Thursday 16 April at Parish Room in Felixstowe Road in Martlesham. These meetings give residents the opportunity to raise any issues ... [ more ]

Dancing lessons

Recommendations in Waldringfield Heath

Karen C
Does anyone know of any dance classes in the Martlesham Heath area, my husband and I would love to learn how to dance properly for social reasons nothing too difficult. We are in our 60's.
1 earlier reply
Teresa J
Hi I am a teacher and dance examiner in Little Bealings and teach a class on Tuesday evenings. I can always give you a private lesson to catch up so you can join the class. You can always contact me on 07929 310 480 or email Kind ... [ more ]

Dance/Fitness classes

Clubs & Groups in Maidensgrave

Anne C
Can anybody recommend a "low energy" dance & exercise class  (preferably for senior citizens here on Martlesham Heath - or Kesgrave?  I have slight mobility problems and desperately need to raise my fitness levels.  Any suggestions/info would be very ... [ more ]
8 earlier replies
Hi Anne. We have Tai Classes in Ufford which is about 5 miles from you. If that is not too far then this exercise would be perfect for you. Please see for more information and class times.
Anne C
So many suggestions/recommendations now! Thank you very much Jeremy.  I have tried pilates - many years ago.  I'll certainly consider that.

Casual Badminton

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Casual badminton sessions are available in the Kesgrave Sports Hall on Tuesdays between 9.30am and 10.30am, and Fridays between 10am and 11am. The cost is £2 per person per hour, on a pay and play basis. Just turn up, make new friends, and play ... [ more ]
Helen W
I would be interested but work full time so not able to come along. Are there any clubs locally that offer "come along and play " during evenings or weekends?


Local Conversations in Bucklesham

My son was admitted to Ipswich hospital yesterday within an hour of going to the emergency clinic with suspected cellulitis...I can't praise them enough, the care he has received has been nothing short of brilliant...Don't knock our NHS
17 earlier replies
Reg S
If you praise OK but if you complain then I hope the complaints will get sorted out. Other wise you will be back to square 1

Cycling Road Show

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Kesgrave Community Centre are holding a cycling road show in partnership with Suffolk Coastal District Council and Suffolk Police on Sunday 14th June 2015. Confirmed attendees already are the Cycle Suffolk Watt Bikes; the cycling smoothie maker where you ... [ more ]

Inclusive Sports Afternoon

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
New from the Summer of 2015 is an Inclusive Sports Afternoon at the Kesgrave Sports Centre, starting on Thursday 16th April 2015. Sessions take place during term time with qualified coaches from Elatus Sports.  Lasting from 1pm to 4pm, and encompassing a ... [ more ]

Pension Scams

Clubs & Groups in Swan Close Scheme

Swan Close Scheme
Pensions are changing. From April 2015, pension scheme members can access their pension savings in new ways. Pension scammers will try to lure members with promises of one-off investments, pension loans or upfront cash. Most of these are bogus. ... [ more ]

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 ]
41 earlier replies
Michelle W
I use Lattice Barn surgery and there is a polite notice in there, telling Patients not to use the Lattice Barn pub car park,which is fair enough, I am disabled and have a blue badge, but I would never dream of parking on private land or in a way to ... [ more ]

New friends

Local Conversations in Bucklesham

Sue V
Hi all - I moved to this area 18 months ago and am newly single so looking for people who are interested in social activities who may find themselves in a similar situation. Don't be shy -get in touch and take it from there. I am officially retired but ... [ more ]
1 earlier reply
Sue V
Hi Bev Thank you for taking the time to respond. I can let you have my email/phone no on here via Private Message if you like so you can pass it on? Just let me know if that will be ok Sue

Painter/Decorater required

Recommendations in Kesgrave

Steph F
Hi Streetlifers, Would any of you like to recommend a painter to re stain or paint our gables and fascias please. We live in Martlesham Heath and would welcome your comments.....Thanks
2 earlier replies
David M
Have used DNM painting & decorating many times. Done numerous jobs for me at my own house, rented houses and also my business. Always does a excellent job. Home 01473570166 Mob 07979440224
Sandie B
Rob Buck is brilliant he lives on the Heath, he has just finished our hall and landing which has 13 doors in it in just over a week and then our dining room in 3 days. He can put his hand to anything in the house or garden. Got him booked for 3 more ... [ more ]

treadmill repair/sale

Recommendations in Kingston

Jo L
A challenge to repair a full size studio treadmill. It switches on but does not Start. Not wanted anymore. Ideally I would like to sell it and I would accept offers to collect in present good condition (fairly new but not under guarantee) if buyer is ... [ more ]

Local builder recommendation

Recommendations in Maidensgrave

5 earlier replies
Tom J
I can also vouch for Ben Childs if you've not already got someone, BC property services, based in Woodbridge / currently fitting my kitchen / has done other work for me too. Ben hasn't balked at some of the non standard requests I have made / very ... [ more ]

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 ]
2 earlier replies
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 ]