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Busking/Street Performance In Ipswich

Finchy in Westbourne
Thankfully the trumpet guy seems to have disappeared, he was the worst busker I think I've ever heard. But accordion man (regularly near Debenhams) must be second worst.
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Whatinstrument does she play? There was a really good clarinetist the other day and I love to give to good,young players.
Michael L
I think the accordion player is great and don't understand at all why Finchy thinks he is bad. It makes such a change from the usual guitar and voice although I would encourage any live street busking, perhaps even the poor trumpet player who at least ... [ more ]

Name of 1980s Coffee Shop in Tavern Street?

Finchy in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone remember the name of the coffee shop in Tavern Street during the mid/late 1980s. It was on the corner where Norwich & Peterborough Insurance is now - opposite H&M. They served coffee in brown stoneware pottery mugs.
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Ipswich Hospital

Karen C in Ipswich Town Centre
Had to have a colonoscopy yesterday which wasn't pleasant but was made so much easier by the lovely staff in that department could not have had better treatment privately I am sure so thanks very much to them and also met a lovely lady Mary who I am ... [ more ]
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Christine M
I have just been in hospital for ten days on Kirton ward and all the staff were brilliant . They all got me through a very bad infection with kindness and brilliant medical knowledge. They definitely need more staff on the wards so that nurses have a ... [ more ]
John W
My mother in law has been in the hospital for a few days with a stroke and has nothing but praise for the staff and the food, but she was brought in about 5.30 in the afternoon to A&E and spent to whole first night on a trolley with no food or drink ... [ more ]

Ipswich Old Cemetery

SMM in Ipswich Town Centre
Has anyone been to the baby area at the old cemetery over the last few days? I went up there this afternoon and was very upset to see that it had either been vandalised or that when the strimmers went between the tiny graves  they did quite a bit of ... [ more ]
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Old Car/Truck Batteries

Andrew P in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi, Has anyone got any old Car/Van or Truck batteries sitting around which they don't want, I could do with a few and would be willing to collect from the local area?
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Arboretum Pub

Finchy in Westbourne
Noticed today that the Arboretum pub has a homemade 'To Let' sign outside. Hardly seems 2 years ago when James - former landlord of The Grinning Rat - took over. For a while it was a really lively and fun venue, the opening night was crazy! But it went ... [ more ]
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Citizen of Ipswich
I think people these days are less tolerant of noise, especially amplified music, even from a venue that you might expect to generate a bit of noise, like a pub. But people have had church bells silenced after moving into a village. In the old days ... [ more ]
Eden I
Perhaps the owner has decided to move on to bigger and better things? Not everything has a negative spin. The location is not ideal for any business that is lively.

Mystery for solving

Jerry T inactive in Ipswich Town Centre
Just found two bags containing brand new clothing purchased from outside local area. Are they yours? Has your car been broken in to? Have you been burgled? Can't rely on local police to bother so I thought that I would use social media. Interesting ... [ more ]
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Nic A
Maybe they had to change the wheel on the car, removed the items to gain access to the spare and forgot to load everything back into the boot of the car.

Litter strewn streets

John W in Westbourne
As a change from walking my dog in the park, sometimes I walk around Henley Road, Berners Street, Bedford Street, St Georges Street area of central Ipswich and I'm horrified at the amount of litter, it seems to be getting worse. The gutter in Henley Rd ... [ more ]
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Gary M ... because most of these guys are lazy oafs who couldn't give a monkey's. Much like their truly awful bosses at Ipswich Borough Council.
The blue bin men are the worst,they were in my close last Wednesday they left plastic bottles tin cans and paper all over the road, surely they could pick some of these things up. No just to lazy.

Orwell Bridge disruption.

Tina D in Greenwich
Work is due to take part on the bridge this autumn to prevent accidents, cameras being installed and lower speed limit signs. I am not sure how much difference that will make. Am I alone in thinking it would be a good time to also install suicide ... [ more ]
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Tina D
Nadine H , I am so pleased your Father was prevented from taking his life, and that he never attempted it again. I genuinely mean that.  Most people who are suffering from depression that leads to suicidal feelings believe that others, especially their ... [ more ]

pond filter

Gerald W in Stoke Park
Hi can any one help  I'm after a pond filter (pressurise 5000 or near)

PS Vita

Brian V in Warren Heath
Can anyone guide me in the right direction with regards to a PlayStation Vita? I am trying to get some games installed on it using an emulator or hack. Will pay.

Looking for a ladies bike

Asset in Priory Heath
i am looking for a light-weight ladies bike in need of a new home either for giveaway or a small donation (i am 5ft tall with short legs).
I have a ladies bike,12 gears,rack on the front. I'm only 5ft2ins and I've ridden this bike for a few years. It's sturdy but fairly lightweight,you can have it for £20.

Help! Bridesmaid dress needs altering by 4th September

Jemima M in Stoke
Hi all, I have a bridesmaid dress that needs taking up quite a bit (and potentially some additional space in the waist if possible!) by 4th September for a wedding on the 5th. Does anyone know anyone who might be available? It's a chiffon-type material ... [ more ]
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Martin H
Hello Jemima M, if you don't find anyone to do it my wife does alterations for a lot of people in the Ipswich area. She used to make bespoke wedding and bridesmaid's dresses. She has 35+ years experience and used to help run the costume department at the ... [ more ]
There is a shop in the Walk that does alterations, they have a speedy service on offer too. I don't know the name but it's easy to spot, near Andrews the jewellers.

Any cyclists here?

Stu in Stoke
I'm looking for a pannier bag for my bike. I already have a rack pack. Ideally I want it to be waterproof, easy to remove from the bike and preferably having a shoulder strap. I don't need a huge one - probably about 15 litre capacity. Can anybody ... [ more ]
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Not cheap but not overpriced either as they're excellent quality - try "Basel" - I have a pair that clip on either side of my rear planners. They are very roomy and have shoulder straps. I cycled home from work in the pouring rain the other day and the ... [ more ]
Laurence H
Hope you have a helmet.  I was up in London last week and the roads are manic yet cyclists peddling away with no helmets on.  Drivers are fined for not wearing seatbelts so it is crazy cyclists are left alone.  Someone referred to them as organ donors ... [ more ]

Children's knitting patterns

Brian B in Gainsborough
My partner has just retired and is going back to knitting. That being the case, has anyone got any children's knitting patterns, in good condition, to give away. I would obviously pick them up as long as it is reasonably local.
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Joan B
have 3 knit airy time knits  and the country dairy book of knitting books    teddy bear knits       fairy time  knits and country diary book of knitting          doll knit patterns
If you join on the net there are, literally, thousands of patterns you can download free and others you can pay for.  It's a fantastic resource, and you don't get pestered by them if you do join.

Family fun day!!

Katrina H
If I had known earlier I could have brought my horses over and charged for pony rides. I would have taken out my fuel costs then donated the rest. Please get in touch if you would like this in the future. The club will be more than happy to support this ... [ more ]


Katrina H in Wherstead
Hi everyone, just to remind you all that its bingo night at Bourne Vale Club on Friday 28th August. The snowball jacket is worth £210 to the lucky winner who calls in 41 numbers or less. This is very family friendly so everyone young and old are welcome. ... [ more ]


Keith H in Maidenhall
Cant believe they have traffic lights on felixstowe road again when they are working in Ascot drive how crazy is this.They have coned it out for a truck to stand in .I just cant understand the way they do things anymore.They just seem to be hell bent on ... [ more ]

Any St Mark's parents on here?

John B in Maidenhall
Hi - are there any St Mark's Primary School parents on here? Still trying to sort out my after-school childcare situation... Would welcome some advice from fellow parents at the school!
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Have you tried contacting the early years team at Suffolk County Council? They have suggestions for childminders and child care where they collect the child from a particular school. May be worth a try.

Fundraiser Disco

The Meeting Place Centre in Ipswich Town Centre
80/90's Theamed Disco Friday 28th August 6pm til 10pm Tickets £5 each bbq and soft drinks on sale you can bring your own alcohol and snacks. All welcome.

damp proofer

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Shaun N
I've always used Adrian Coe from Cotect (as Leeann says above).  Been going for years and very nice guy.  Worth a look.

damp proofer needed

man with a van

Harry P in Bramford
Thanks for streetlife for help with van needed,i was reccommended several leads and settled for :the van about town:excellent service,very resonable price t/phoe 07470503760
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Maureen S
Paul's number is 0476984344. He has a large box van so can take quite large items - he states he is registered for this work which is really important!

Bricklayer needed

Ray L in Ipswich Town Centre
I have 3 small jobs that need doing, probably around a day each, 2  are brickwork and a third relaying a small section of block paving at entrance to drive. This might suit someone working at the weekends. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your ... [ more ]
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Susan L
Dennis of DH Services on 07561 150608, he has done lots of work for me, very good brickie, highly recommended.
Ray L
Thanks Terri - do let me know if he is interested; and thanks too to Susan. I will give Dennis a ring. Any other recommendations?

Charging for Brown Bin Collection

Ray L in Ipswich Town Centre
It is reported that Suffolk County Council are planning to charge £50 per year for brown bin collections; the exception is Ipswich Borough Council who plan to continue to subsidise the annual collection to the tune of £124000 annually. Good for me as I ... [ more ]
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Sarah W
I'm quite impressed by IBC's recycling, actually, though disappointed that they only take garden waste and not all green waste.  Still, I have a large compost heap, and the only things that go in the brown bin are [1] aggressive buddleia branches [2] the ... [ more ]
Brian P
I believe that the Borough's green waste is used to help Anglia Water compost raw sewage - possibly A.W. pay for this ? I live in Ipswich but if they tried to charge me I would dump my green waste in my black bin and let the SCC burn it !