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A12 roadworks extended again! See below how to complain

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Garry S
News that the A12 roadworks between Copdock and East Bergholt will continue to cause disruption for another month has caused serious irritation among motorists and the business community in Suffolk. The new delay will mean the work will have taken twice ... [ more ]

Absolute stupidity

Local Conversations in Greenwich

Joan L inactive
I was washing up this morning and looking out of the window when a young couple stopped their car. The young lady got out and took a young child from its seat in the back and placed it on the drivers lap. They carried on driving down the road with the ... [ more ]
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Ian W
Actually just remembered when I was a child my father was a flight engineer for BA and would often arrange for me to take co pilots seat at the controls of passenger planes in flight. Sure that would cause a rant or two now!

A Night at the Musicals- The Landseer Players 26th-27th June

Clubs & Groups in Stoke

JUN 26
All Hallows Hall. Landseer Rd


Local Conversations in Maidenhall

Keith H
Why do they have to have traffic lights up on Felixstowe road yet again this time they are working in side road  laying kerbs so why do they have them up in road they are not working in.Crazy.
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Debbie C
Alex, if you are physically disabled, have you tried using the Shopmobility scheme? You can use one of their mobility scooters and park in the Buttermarket car park in a designated parking spot near their office and the lifts for two hours for no charge. ... [ more ]
Thanks Debbie. I am actually a member of Shopmobility and when I didn't drive, I used it a lot. On this particular occasion I literally only need to be in town for a few minutes so it didn't seem worth it. If I had a Blue Badge I would have used the ... [ more ]

Reliable Builders

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Teresa T
I'm looking to get some quotes for some building/alteration work to my house. I'm planning to use part of a large bedroom to change the use of it to shower room with sink and toilet facilities. Does anyone know of  good reliable builders?
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Linda C
That is a good thought Buzz R maybe we could do it on the site then it will have reliable well known for work tradesmen who anyone can call on when necessary. thankyou for the idea.
Charlotte W
Leon Taylor 07711 752697 He's very quick and neat. We're going to be using him for all of our building work and he does plastering, etc... too (also very neat). Highly recommended.

Roadworks yet again in Birkfield Drive

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Alan O
Most annoying hold ups for traffic being held up at the bottom of Birkfield Drive there is only one lane open, there is no work done to the road but trying to work on the pavements why hold up traffic to the main road into Chantry there is no need to ... [ more ]
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Alex G
It is good to see this problem is being dealt after such a long time, and whilst I can understand the need to divert the traffic flow; I don't see why the  diversion and temporary traffic signals were left in place and operating over the whole Bank ... [ more ]
Suffolk County Council
Hi all, If you’d like to raise your concerns with our highways team, you can report it directly to them by using our online reporting tool. Just to let you know as well, if you’re ever after more information on road closures, is a really ... [ more ]

chimney breast removal

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Linda C
Would anyone know what an approximate cost for chimney breast removal would be.
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Jumble sale and cake stall

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre


Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Diane W
Can anyone suggest a printers that are cheap and able to print a relatively small amount , for a charity promotion. I need some flyers for the 'Lark in the Park' event on Gypeswick Park for Chantry Ladies Club, we are trying to organise a table/tombola ... [ more ]
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I have a bedroom chair commode wicker style (free)anybody want it .

What type of area Hadleigh Road is ?

Local Conversations in Gainsborough

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John W
If you find your area on this map it will give you an idea of the crimes reported recently. It can help to spotlight hotspots for things like antisocial behaviour.

Key for Car Radio

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Any suggestion where I can get my car radio turned back on. Don't have the key code to use to turn it back on after battery had to be disconnected
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John W
Have you tried the Honest John technical forums yet? I have seen many many requests, probably hundreds, for radio codes, all answered there.

LINK: Power Movie Night

Clubs & Groups in LINK

MAY 18
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Thomas Wolsey Pub, St. Peter's Street, Ipswich
What does it mean to be in power, what are the consequences of its misuse? Come and vote for your favourite power themed film and let the debate ensue. The idea is you bring along your favourite DVD on the theme, you tell us about why it's so great and ... [ more ]
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Sounds interesting and will try and make it, work permitting. I'm not sure if I have an appropriate POWER themed DVD as the movie I would have selected, the Great Dictator, is currently at a friends. p.s. I've checked out your link and facebook pages and ... [ more ]
Dear Diceman, I've never seen the Great Dictator, that would be a great one to watch. The LINK welcomes everyone, whether you have faith or none, it's a place for the curious and a place for sharing ideas. Hope you can make it.

4 way extension socket

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Suzanne M
I've come across ten 4 way extension sockets in premises that I am clearing. Can anyone use them? They need fuses and cleaning up but working. Free to new home. Suzanne
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Pig Racing

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

JUN 06
Woodbridge Football Club
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal
The Hog Roast Runners, a dynamic team of battery powered, pink porkers will be returning to the track on Saturday June 6th, at Woodbridge Football club. Individuals will be able to place their bets on their favourite, and hope that their oinker makes it ... [ more ]

Man and a van..

Local Conversations in Maidenhall

Janet R
I need a someone to pick up a sofa, and deliver it to me Both addresses are in the ip3 3-4 miles at the most. Must be reasonable..

local knowledge.

Local Conversations in Priory Heath

Mark O
hey there streetlifers any one know when the next felixstowe carnival is as last year one was very it was hot too.

Can anyone help please?

Local Conversations in Wherstead

Suzanne M
On 13 January 2014 I was given a Sony Stereo Unit, Model No. HCD-WZ5 Compact Disc Tuner without a FM antenna! I am desperate for the round metal female plug so that I can listen to the radio as I have no Telly and have tried everywhere to obtain one.    ... [ more ]
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Suzanne M
I did check Maplins last year but they couldn't help. Thank you for the suggestion though, Suzanne
Ray L
Hi Suzanne I bought an FM aerial for my old amp about 3 weeks ago; female plug because the amp had the male connector. These are a standard type of connector used in many devices: ... [ more ]


Clubs & Groups in Westbourne

MAY 11
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Waldringfield Village Hall
Libby R
Friendly, informal group who meet to chat in French, Italian, Spanish, German and Swedish. £2.50 entry.

Quiz afternoon

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

Community Produce Market and Cafe at Halifax Pavilion

Clubs & Groups in Gainsborough

We will be having a community market and Cafe on Friday 15th 10-12.30 at Halifax Bowls Pavilion on Halifax Road (IP2 8RE). The market will have fresh produce  and plants from the community garden and also plants from Chantry Walled Garden and the ... [ more ]

Lorries in Ipswich.

Local Conversations in Blacksmith's Corner

Pat H
Can anyone tell me why there were 23 lorries within 10 minutes passing me travelling along Colchester Road, Valley Road and Yarmouth Road in the direction of Woodbridge and Felistowe at 9 30 p.m. on Tuesday evening 7th. Was there a problem on the Orwell ... [ more ]
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Michael A
I beg to differ with you I've had four incidents in the last eight years each of which was a vehicle hit me in my HGV I do know what I'm talking about where these vehicles are concerned as l have been driving HGV for over 30 years. One of my friends ... [ more ]
Ian W
The figures are DFT stats, the key point though which we both seem to agree is that HGV's are not a suitable vehicle to share the road with vulnerable road users. Their design is the result of poor legislation and changes are scheduled (delayed by Volvo ... [ more ]


Give, Lend & Borrow in Ipswich Town Centre

Hi does anyone want a vibrapower disc its a toning machine as seen on TV ideal world, I paid £150 for it rrp is £250, need its space free to a good home also CD with it ,1st wants it ,it will be yours
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Hi all sorry but my vibrapower disc has gone,went to first lady who messaged me.

new boiler

Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Jean G
hi there streetlifers can anybody reccomend a heating engineer who would put in a new boiler, I have a quote from british gas but are rather expensive anybody local who is not too expensive and would do a good job and are reliable . thanks in advance .
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Lynda H
It surprised me that replacement boilers are sometimes funded for people not usually eligible due to the means test! You should be toasty next winter!
Jean G
yes thanks hope so but  never knew about the council green energy grants but knowing my luck as i own my house I probrably wouldn't be entitled for it but worth a try .!!

Pudding Night- Kesgrave

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

MAY 14
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Bell Inn, Kesgrave
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal
Pudding Night in aid of local family support charity Home-Start. A range of puddings to try for just £5pp Tickets are now available from or direct from the office on 01473 621104 or £5 per ... [ more ]
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal
This is now only a week away, and there is less then 10 tickets remaining, so if you are planning on coming along phone Louise or Sarah on 01473 621104 or email to get your tickets now