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Death Cafe

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Just a gentle reminder about the first meeting of the Death Cafe, which will be on THURSDAY, this week, at the Cycle Cafe in Tower St. in the centre of Ipswich. It starts at 2pm and I shall be the one with the flower between my teeth, so you know who ... [ more ]
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Liz O
It was a good afternoon. Thank you for organising it.  I've just been reading this and it covers some of the things we spoke about and things we might cover next time. ... [ more ]
I agree, it was a good afternoon and so nice to meet some lovely street lifers. I'm looking to forward to November and seeing you all again and maybe some new faces.

I am contemplating buying a Patmore water softener.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Have any of you purchased one? If so, do you like the softener? What are the pros and cons that you have experienced? Theresa.
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Nosey Ron
It would be good to know the reason why Theresa. Perhaps you could get them to email you the reasons, for your benefit too if and when you move. It would also be helpful to others on here who are thinking about having one.
Gillian B
We bought a block salt softener about 2 1/2 years ago and we're really happy with it. It cuts down on water staining in the sinks which makes cleaning a doddle! But the best thing is how soft your skin is after a bath or shower and the silky shine of ... [ more ]


Anita in Stoke Park
Just want to say , I'm loving the new Aldi, The place is clean tidy , location great and the staff are great ! I've found them very helpful and friendly! I purchased a microwave and didn't have to lift it once , ! Food Prices are good too 😀
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Kathy P
I prefer Lidl but this Aldi is within walking distance, so I use it the most. I like the fact that the choice is limited: I can whip round and get all the essentials without losing the will to live. I hate shopping, so the less time it takes, the better!
Dave L
I've been a Lidl fan for several years, mainly due to the everyday low prices and the fact that I can easily pop in to the London Rd store after my morning gym session. I will definitely take a look at the new Aldi if I'm passing but it's hard to ... [ more ]

Stoke Park Residents Association

Brian B in Maidenhall
The next SPRA meeting is at St Peters Church Stoke Park Drive Friday 28th October at 7pm. This is an opportunity to raise issues with local and county councillors. One topic being raised is the problem of ASDA shopping trolleys being abandoned in the ... [ more ]

Wherstead Road

Martin B in Maidenhall
I walked my dog along Wherstead Road tonight ,what a mess .The foot path and road side is littered with rubbish. Don't the council employ litter pickers anymore. The road is an embarrassment.
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Veronica B
Tony T- I have been part of a monthly litter pick team in the Belstead Rd/Stoke Park area for some time and as yet we have not had any luck in shaming the council. In the ideal world if people binned or took their rubbish home litter pick teams would ... [ more ]


Lawrence A in Chantry
Does anyone know if the community parking areas on Chantry are due to be upgraded ? Parking is a problem where I live and there are no where near enough spaces. I did notice that Bittern close has ample parking spaces. Wondering why the rest of us ... [ more ]
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Nick G
My complaint was that one person has three cars parked in that area, which at least one has not been moved in three or more weeks, which have actually prevented other residents from parking safely away from the main area of Plover Road. I believe it ... [ more ]

Halloween Fun at The People's Community Garden

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People's Community Garden , Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, IP2 8RE
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Bats about bats? Not scared of vampires? Come along for half term fun at the People’s Community Garden! Dress up and get ready for spooky activities at our Halloween celebration at the People’s Community Garden on Friday 28th October from 11am ... [ more ]
People, if you're free Oct 28 then I urge you to please go along, these Community Garden events are absolutely terrific. My favorite one this year was their summer party. So much effort, thought and care goes into these charitable events and it really ... [ more ]

Garden Lawn Turf

Joanne S in Greenwich
Does anyone know the best/cheapest place to buy garden lawn turf? I'm patching in a small area so only require 2 or 3 rolls. I live in Pinewood area of Ipswich. Many thanks
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Tina L in Maidenhall
I'm really struggling with the garden at the moment and could do with a gardener to do some pruning and prepare the garden for the winter. Can anyone recommend anyone please
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Neal S
Hi Tina, I'm also a gardener. If you want me to pop over znd have a look at what you need doing then please do give me a call. Thanks Neal 07980895147

Drone found inTuddenham Road garden 25th October 2016

Robert R in White House
I have found a tiny drone in my Tuddenham Road garden today (near the Hervey Street/ Christchurch Street Junction). The on-board micro-SD card has no aerial recording on it, nor does it show the owner's contact details (A simple Word doc. copied to ... [ more ]

Putting rubbish in other people's bins ??

Teresa W in Maidenhall
Hi all , it has taken me all day to find the words to explain ( an still cannot think as has really shocked me ) would normally expect this from someone younger, I was lookin out my back window an saw an elderly lady bout 80, walking up the road an ... [ more ]
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Pauline D
I also live in a flat with a communal bin store with commercial bins - this should only be used by the residents in our flats but unfortunately other people from the houses nearby dump rubbish including large items in my bin store which we are charged ... [ more ]
Nick G
I must admit, if I have finished a bottled drink or sandwich while on the walk, and walk past residents bins on the pavement I will put my rubbish bottle or wrapper in their bin, rather than drop it as litter. I also take the trouble to put it in the ... [ more ]

Blue budgie found

Death cafe.

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone fancy the idea of starting up a Death Cafe? It's where people can go and chat about all things death related and anything else too, but primarily death and dying. I feel that we don't talk about death and dying enough in this country, ... [ more ]
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Carolyn T
Oh, meant to say, I had a really positive response to a post I made on Facebook asking who's interested in a Death Cafe - so I'll let them know about this.

Wallpaper needed

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Author talk with Cara Ellison - cancelled

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Chantry Library

Decorator wanted

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I use Gavin of Finishing Touches for Gardening & DIY. Very pleased with his work. He does decorating as well and you can see examples of his work:
Cathy W
By far the best decorator I know is Mark Sang When it comes to painting he's the most enthusiastic person I've ever met, transformed our house. Wouldn't use anyone else. 07724 977763


Brian H in Stoke Park
I know recommendations for electricians have previously been posted but I would appreciate an up to date recommendation for an electrician to install a twin power socket in the IP1 area.
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Asda trolleys

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Christine M
Buying a cheap shopping trolly on wheels comes to mind. Must be easier than trying to push a supermarket trolly any distance. But guess these people are too selfish to shell out on one!
Barry S
This problem has been going on for years ,just after Asda was opened . I was the councillor for the area and had numerous meetings with Asda . I would suggest someone contact the local councillors for help.

Thieving at Ipswich Hospital

Gruffalo in White House
Mentioning to a friend on the theft of my dying father in laws wedding ring, new slippers and various clothing items whilst he was in Ipswich Hospital and it seems so many people I've spoken with have had items stolen whilst in Ipswich Hospital. Is it ... [ more ]
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Streetlife is just the platform for alerting people to the fact that thefts are still happening at the hospital. Yes, report it, but at least now it's now in the open.


Sam in Belstead
Hi. I'm looking for someone to hang four interior doors, any recommendations please? TIA

stair lift

Spotty Dog
Several years ago I used Paul Smith of Dolphin Stairlifts for an installation and service. He's based in Felixstowe. He deals with several different manufacturers and models rather than being company ... [ more ]
Larry Fulcher
Paul Smith installed a Stannah stairlift in Cowper Street two years ago which has worked well since, on a very steep set of stairs. I can recommend his work and the advice he gave. Unfortunately the new stair carpet which was fitted before the ... [ more ]

Car boot sale.

Mark O in Priory Heath
Hey all streetlifers I am doing a car boot sale at st clement social club i am selling lots of girls clothes and other viaretys as well please come you will find good bargains there.
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Sheila O
The car boot was last sunday 12_3 5pounds a table if you want more you have to pay extra as i said i was dissapointed after the initial rush that was it people packing up at 2pm the next one is 6th nov look on website foxhall community cenntre or as ... [ more ]

Sweep for woodburner

Ian W in Racecourse
Hi , can any one recommend a flue sweep contractor for a woodburning stove in the Ipswich area. What kind of price do they charge. Thanks  Ian
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A14 Multi-Pile Up RTC Sat 15th Oct 2016

Ipswich Entrepreneur in Chantry
There was a multi-car RTC on the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the A14 on Saturday night near Creeting St Peter, several cars involved and debris all over the road.  I couldn't see any news about it in any local newspaper, nothing on twitter or ... [ more ]
Well lets hope that no one was seriously injured.  But some people never seem to learn about speed and road conditions do they, they think they are invincible in their little metal boxes on wheels !!
Ipswich Entrepreneur
Indeed Madge, that is the problem... and what is worse for the rest of us, is their actions can take us out at anytime. I don't want to speculate but an educated guess would be the first group was the initial collision, and the second group was ... [ more ]

Ipswich Town Centre Bikes Stolen

Nick W in Belstead
Please feel free to Share There have been a steady increase in the number of Cycles/Bikes stolen from the Ipswich Town Centre Area. Please ensure that you do not leaver your bikes in these areas or you will face the same dilema that our son is having ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
Nick W, I think they just take it and leave/dump it. I think it one of the reasons why the police aren't so bothered. It is anti-social and perhaps criminal damage; but unless they intend to keep it or sell it, it isn't theft in their eyes.  Maybe we ... [ more ]
Nosey Ron
An Oxford Hardcore Motorcycle lock would stop the thefts happening. I have used one for ten years, never had a bike stolen