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Vets local to IP4

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We were with Highcliffe but had a poorly rabbit with an 'infection ' in his toe. This was treated continuously with antibiotics. Cost a fortune but wasn't getting better. They insisted on carrying on . We transferred to Orwell who said the 'infection' ... [ more ]

Belstead House

Suzanne M in Wherstead
Has anyone else heard that Belstead House is to be used for the building of homes? What happened to the use as a nursing home?
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John W
Maureen S - You may not have noticed, but there are traffic issues from every exit and entrance to the town at peak periods, so just get over it and leave 15 minutes earlier. There are issues along Norwich Road, Valley Road, Woodbridge Road, Rushmere ... [ more ]
Maureen S
Fortunately we are retired so can largely avoid the 'rat race' now but thousands of others can't. It's sad you haven't been able to foresee what is likely to happen. Are you really suggesting past planning mistakes should be repeated? I give up - you ... [ more ]

Audio Tapes

Roto in Bramford
I wonder if there is anyone out there who still has, or knows someone who has a working tape player and could use some old audio tapes. Having a clearout and hate to throw things away so thought I'd post this on the off chance that someone knows someone ... [ more ]

Is there a reasonable person with a reasonable price

Marie sophie F in Chantry
I would like to get two wedding rings and two silver engagement rings resized as one is twisted and the others are a bit tight where can this be sorted thank you

Fundraising valentines ball

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The manor ballroom, 4 St Margaret's green, Ipswich
Bear for an Angel in Bear for an Angel
£10 pp or discounts on 6 or more people for example 6 people would be £40 (saving £20) A fun and laid back event to raise money for a local not profit organisation with disco, buffet, bar & raffle With room for 200 people this event is not to be ... [ more ]

New restaurants for Ipswich

Natalie S in Westbourne
Are you keen to see new chain restaurants coming to Ipswich? Will Wagamama, Five Guys and Joe's Kitchen help revive our night-time economy? Or will they turn Ipswich into an identi-kit ... [ more ]
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Richard G
Meals that are more than £10 a head imho are overpriced , go to the Raven or the Farmhouse to see what can be done. Too many places charge too much and put people off going. Drinks are expensive too , but then they are in it to make profits. On Special ... [ more ]
Dave L
The very fact that new restaurants are setting up in town is good but personally I'd prefer to see independent / family owned restaurants rather than chains. I'll reserve judgement until I've tried these establishments but generally I give such places a ... [ more ]

Car Parking in Tower Road and outside St. Mary the Tower.

Alex G in Maidenhall
Be careful: £70 parking tickets are being issued to cars parked in the Tower Road bays marked for disabled badge holders. These bays are only to be used during the permitted hours Mon - Sat 11 am - 4.30pm and not at all on Sundays. No loading permitted ... [ more ]
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Linda C
That is so true, my husband got a ticket there a while back but couldn't see the sign as at the time a lorry had hopped in there in front of the notice. didn't care that it is for disabled


Natalie S in Westbourne
A trip down memory lane here - do you remember any of these old Ipswich stores?
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Linda E
Just remembered the shop on Major's Corner where newsagent is now, 'Sergeants' It used to be cram packed with ladies clothes on two floors. Lots of choice and good prices too.

Fundraising ball

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The manor ballroom, 4 St Margaret's green, Ipswich
Bear for an Angel in Bear for an Angel
£10 pp or discounts on 6 or more people for example 6 people would be £40 (saving £20) A fun and laid back event to raise money for a local not profit organisation with disco, buffet, bar & raffle With room for 200 people this event is not to be ... [ more ]

Ipswich gas leak

Natalie S in Westbourne
Shoppers were evacuated from M&S this morning after Carbon Monoxide was found in the building. More here
Thank you for that. Saves me having to continue wondering why the store was closed when I went to town, and kicking myself for not asking about it when I went home and found everything back to normal.

Are there any dog walkers avalible

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Lyn A
I use K9-5 Pet Care. The lady is lovely and my dog adores walking with her. Here is her facebook page

CRESS Community Christmas Market and Cafe

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CRESS Pavilion Halifax Road, Ipswich, IP2 8RE
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
CRESS Market promises a green Christmas! The CRESS pavilion will open its doors for its first Christmas market since its launch in March. The popular market will be its biggest yet with new stallholders selling vegan cakes and a whole array of ... [ more ]

ActivSheds- Men's Shed at the People's Community Garden

ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Feel healthier, learn new skills, make friends and Get more involved in your community! The People’s Community Garden will be opening its shed doors for a new ActivSheds group and we are looking for members of the community who would like to share or ... [ more ]
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Garry S That sounds great, any help will be much appreciated. I will be in touch and we can sort something out. And if anyone else wants to get involved let me know.. there will be tea and biscuits!
Just to remind anyone who is interested our first ActivSheds Meeting is this Friday 27th at 10am at the Halifax Pavilion. Why not come along and find out what it's all about? There will definitely be tea, coffee and biscuits anyway! The address is ... [ more ]

The teapot project

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Simon L I'd heard of this project and been meaning to check it out, its at the top of Northgate Street at McGintys & Sons. Sounds interesting...

Belstead Road Closed !

Chris M1 in Ipswich Town Centre
Belstead Road is closed in both directions near the zebra crossing and top of Willoughby Road.. Traffic is being diverted but some traffic is attempting to by pass the diversion signs by turning into Philip Road/ Rectory Road. There have been situations ... [ more ]
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Would appreciate it if anyone can spare any?

Andrew P in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi, Has anyone got any old Car/Van or Truck or leisure batteries sitting around which they don't want, I could do with a few and would be willing to collect from the local area? Ideally they can still hold a bit of charge, but not essential as I dont ... [ more ]
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Advice please

DAF in Ipswich Town Centre
Is it better to keep your house deeds or have them stored.
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Linda K
If you choose not to hold on to old deeds, contact the Suffolk Record Office to see if they would like them, especially if property is very old.

Looking for some talking books cassette tapes CDs or SD stick

Marie sophie F in Chantry
Looking for these to try out my music player wireless for the blind has given me as I have read most at my local library has any one got any story cassettes in there loft I like lots of topics including poetry thanks for reading
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Christmas Fair

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive
Cathy G in Copdock
Christmas Fair with Father Christmas and grotto, refreshments, crafts and gifts (all under £5) booksale, children's games, stories and treasure hunt, councillors surgery, lucky dip and  cup cake decorating. Fancy dress optional!

Cooker repair

Mary S in Stoke Park
Does anyone know of someone who could repair an electric cooker? I think it might be the thermostat gone on my daughter's oven.
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Teresa T
Yes, Brian Goldsmith electrcian is very good and reliable. His prices are also very fair. I hope you get it sorted. Brian G's number is 01473 729881.

40th Anniversary Orwell Walk, Cycle and Run

Starting at Gainsborough Sports Centre, Braziers Wood Rd, Ipswich
Jo B in Ipswich Town Centre
Organised ny the Rotary Club of Ipswich East, this is a great day out for all the family - you can walk, run or cycle as many or as few miles as you wish whilst raising money through sponsorship for the charity of your choice. This is the only major ... [ more ]
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Frances S
Have taken part for the last few years and completed the whole 25 miles for the first time this year! An enjoyable route on shore, through woods and across fields with a great sense of achievement at the finish line knowing that you helped your chosen ... [ more ]
Tina B
Take part every year and love it - such a great feeling at the end of 25 miles - warning - it may become addictive!

Bourne vale social club

Bourne vale social club

Katrina H in Maidenhall
Get your tickets for our next fabulous event. Bellaresa is a female singing duo. Tickets are £5 each which also includes a basket meal - chicken n chips,burger n chips or veggie burger and chips. Meals are ordered at time of ticket purchase. If anyone ... [ more ]

Did Storm Barney cause any damage where you are?

Natalie S in Westbourne
Have you had any damage as a result of the storm?
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Richard G
Tony - panels flex too much and are only held in generally by about 1cm of concrete on both sides . You can get galvanised brackets that hold the panels much more securely . If your posts are wooden then similarly can be resolved with better fixings .

Onsie/Pyjamas Disco

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The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close, Whitehouse
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