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bathroom fitter

Recommendations in Gainsborough

Paul D
Hi, We've just moved house and would like to change the bathroom suite. Just wondered if anyone had any recommendations for anyone that has done a good job, on time and on budget? Thanks in advance
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Susan S
Hello Paul I can recommend Tim Butler Plumbing & Heating Service Ipswich, a friendly professional workman. Look him up on Telephone 07785 725648 and 01473 414546. Will do an excellent job.

Garden help please

Recommendations in Westbourne

Tre W
Long shot but are there any cheap gardeners out there? My niece has moved into a new house and the garden is in a terrible state. She needs help as she can't do it herself. In the Whitehouse area.
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Matthew B
Hi I'm a local handyman, I can come and give you a free no obligation quote, competitive rates, either give me a message or call me on 07876 240267. Many thanks Matt.


Lost & Found in Priory Heath

Karen N
Missing - I am a pet sitter and two of my clients have lost their cats this week. Both female, tortoishell adult cats. One went missing from Cemetery Road area of Ipswich, the other from Chatsworth Drive. Completely out of character and two very ... [ more ]
Sarah L
Hi Karen, There was a tortoise shell cat on bramford road which had been hit on Monday. I phoned the council for them to pick it up. Maybe worth phoning them on the waste disposal number to make sure. Hope it's not them, hope they are found save. ... [ more ]

Qigong seminar for beginners 18-19 July

Classifieds in Qigonguk

We would like to invite everybody to take part in the next¬†Zhong Yuan Qigong¬†Level 1 seminar which will take place on 18-19 July 2015 at Castle Hill Community Centre. You will be able to learn¬†about an ancient self-development system from the heart of ... [ more ]
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Hello Samantha, you are welcome to do just Saturday this time. There are two options - paying full seminar to attend Saturday this time and second day next time and getting a certificate; or paying half price to attend on Saturday without certificate. ... [ more ]

Eurochat cancellation Monday 6th July

Clubs & Groups in Westbourne

Libby R
Due to last minute, unforeseen maintenance work at Waldringfield Village Hall, tomorrow's Eurochat is cancelled. The next session will be on Monday 20th July. Apologies for any inconvenience.


Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

I can't help thinking how full Broomhill swimming pool would be in this horribly hot weather. I went there as a child and it was always crowded. It would be fantastic to go there now, swim a bit if you could find a space in the water, then get out, have ... [ more ]
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Overflowing I should think. ¬†It wasn't only children who used it, but think of all the babies who are learning to swim now at a very young age. ¬†It would be wonderful for them and their mums. ¬†People would go in their lunch hours and have a swim - it was ... [ more ]
Sheila O
yes i remember having to have swimming lessons there from easter on wards and it was freezing so never learned to swim properly as the swimming teacher was a bit of a dragon as well! just wonder how the local residents would feel having people qued up ... [ more ]

local knoledge

Local Conversations in Priory Heath

Mark O
hi all can some one tell me why the footpath along college street still not finish after building a wall there as it look unsightly.

strange humming noise

Local Conversations in Greenwich

Steven K
Does anyone know what that constant humming noise that we can hear in the Ip2 area. Its been going for a couple of days. Sounds like its coming from a distance. It goes louder and quiter. Very odd and annoying once your ears tune in. Why did the mrs ... [ more ]
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Yes.  Well I hope so as I think there would be complaints from Felixstowe residents as it would be deafening there.
Lisa B
On Wherstead Road, there's a cement supplier or something like that.

Stoke Park ASDA - Petrol Station

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Andrew P
So ASDA want to ruin the nice green area along stoke park drive in front of their store by digging it up and putting in a automated petrol station, this will ruin the look of the site, it is a nice green space, which suits the road and often has people ... [ more ]
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Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Why is my TV picture breaking up?  I have tried switching off at the wall, switching off at the Virgin box, pulling plugs out, putting plugs in but still the same.  Do I need a new TV or is it fixable?
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Thanks Alec. I have rung them this morning and they tell me my box is old, bit like me, so they are sending another one. I hope all I have to do is plug it in as anything other than that is beyond me.
I've got the same problem, it's been happening for a couple of weeks now. My box was only replaced a few months ago though.

36th Ipswich Scout Group Summer Fete 2015

Clubs & Groups in Wherstead

JUL 04
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sprites school playing field in chantry
The 36th Ipswich scout group is holding its annual fete on the 4th of July. As the fete falls on Independence Day we have chosen an American theme. We have lots of fun things to do, great food and interesting entertainment. Please come along and support ... [ more ]
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Here's thought- I always took my children to this event and remember losing my daughter there one year ( only for a few minutes) She must have been about 3 at the time although I can recall it as if it were yesterday! She's 28 next birthday so that ... [ more ]

Pagan Council Open Day

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

JUL 11
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Ipswich Oddfellows Hall, High Street
Robin H
A day of talks, storytelling, music and discussion panels exploring the polytheist & pantheist religions (such as Druidry, Wicca, Heathenry, Kemeticism etc.). Free to attend, refreshments provided during the day. The event is aimed both at pagans and ... [ more ]

Monthly Meeting, Ipswich Branch, Suffolk Family History Society

Clubs & Groups in Westbourne

JUL 23
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The Co-Op Education Centre, 11, Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW.Car park off Waterworks Street Ip4 1JG
Howard K
NOTE: Our First Meeting at our NEW VENUE.....Presenting an illustrated talk all about "The History of The Salvation Army" - the worthwhile organisation which has done so much in the story of this country as the organisation celebrates its 150th ... [ more ]

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

Clubs & Groups in Stoke

JUN 26
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All Hallows Hall. Landseer Rd
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Tony O
What a great night we had at the show.Although we turned up a night early,they still let us in.Very good show and the locals we're friendly.thank you all for making us feel welcomed.All the very best Tony O

Small Filing Cabinet

Give, Lend & Borrow in Stoke

Ian W
Would anyone like an underdesk filing cabinet? It's wood effect with one hanging file drawer and one shallower drawer for pens and the like. It didn't go when I advertised it on Gumtree for £20,so now I'm willing to give it away.

New shed recommendations please

Local Conversations in Gainsborough

Hi, just wondered if anyone can recommend where to get a reasonably priced good quality shed, and someone to put them up? Thanks a lot.
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Paul S
you are only allowed an 8ft by 6ft shed so i went to 9ft 6in high and had a 2ft overhang at the sides and front.It weighs 1.5 tons

fundraiser for new carpets for the centre

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

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Looks like a great event :) Not sure if you've seen these? It says you're raising money for new carpets and there's another charity on here selling new carpet to raise funds! Maybe you could both help each other... Then you'll have funds left over for ... [ more ]

Nacton Road Roadworks

Local Conversations in Pinewood

Suffolk County Council
Hello everyone, I wanted to make sure that you had seen the advance notice about the traffic roadworks to start around the Ravenswood/Nacton Road roundabout. Suffolk Highways improvements programme will open up additional road capacity around Nacton ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Good afternoon everyone, I have been in touch with the Highways Team and put some of your questions to them. Here are the answers I have been¬†given. Q. Can we publish the detailed plan of the works? A. As this is a phased programme of works, some ... [ more ]

Saying hello to passers-by

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

John B
Had a long walk out with my daughter yesterday evening, around Maidenhall, and was pleasantly surprised to find most passers-by smiled and said hello. Not just older couples but some young people too. Cheered me up :)
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Linda C
I also find that English people have the time to say hello or morning when you are out and also down our road with people who I don't know on a personal level. we were all brought up with good manners , it does not hurt to say a greeting to who ever you ... [ more ]
John W
I walk in Christchurch Park every morning and find most people say 'Good morning' if you say it to them, we came here from rural Suffolk where everyone spoke and I find pretty much the same here, if you give people a chance. I agree with Richard though, ... [ more ]

Garden fencing

Recommendations in Stoke Park

Brian H
Hi. Can anybody recommend a fencing contractor for a job in central Ipswich please. I need the existing fencing removed and replaced by a 2mt high x approx. 50mt long, close boarded fence, plus 2 side gates.
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James H
I can recommend someone myself, ive done a lot of fencing in the past and still do. references available. here is my number 07901381057 .james

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 ]
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Yes. It's all a big conspiracy by "the authorities" to prove that by slowing traffic down, that improves the traffic flow, reduces accidents, doesn't overly affect journey times, probably increases productivity in the process, saves fuel, oh, and ... [ more ]
Mike B
When I drove down the A12 from Ipswich yesterday there were no restrictions. Does anyone know if they're now gone for good?

Lavender Beetle

Local Conversations in Westbourne

Christine B
aka Chrysolina americana. This little beauty is now decimatiing Lavender and Rosemary bushes all over the UK. It started in London and has spread to East Anglia only recently. Given the importance of both these shrubs to the bee population, it is ... [ more ]
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Local Conversations in Maidenhall

Janet R
Passed the KFC on Felixstowe Rd today and it is no more. Anyone know if its moved somewhere else or just closed down
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Janice P
I don't think it is important where the birds come from a chicken is a chicken the world over but I read that if you put one chicken into a square foot and filled a football stadium that is the amount of chickens they use at KFC in¬†a day... If they want ... [ more ]


Local Conversations in Maidenhall

Keith H
How much longer are they having these lights up in Foxhall road near co.op i havent seen one workman since they been doing it.Why cant they ever finish a job.They seem to start then vanish.I used to work on the roads it would be in then out ¬†to the next ... [ more ]
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Local Conversations in Maidenhall

Keith H
So the Council have given the go a head for new cinema and six restauants and a gym.They just dont get it do they.Untill they sort the traffic out ¬†people will not use it .Where are they going to park.Remember what happened to the one they opened near ... [ more ]
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Roger A
Ipswich Film Theatre is too expensive. Cineworld is too impersonal, remote and expensive. Nice Memories of the ABC in the Buttermarket and the Saturday morning Children's films at the Odeon.¬† O.K. bets on for this new cinema ending up like Greyfrias if ... [ more ]
Andrew G
I can not believe that there are plans for extra restaurants and another cinema I will not go into town unless it is really necessary, i prefer to go to Bury or Norwich where the parking fees are reasonable. The charges behind the old co-op are ... [ more ]