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thrasher roundabout nacton road, rabbits

Pat C in Racecourse
what has happened to the rabbits that used to live on the roundabout? i haven't seen one for a good couple of weeks now. i can only guess that they have been gassed as they all disappeared at the same time. anyone any ideas ?
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Branching Out and Growing Together -Garden Project for Older People at Chantry Walled Garden

ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Branching Out – Growing Together A community project for older people at Chantry Walled Garden Chantry Park, Hadleigh Rd, Ipswich IP2 0BS Tuesdays and Thursdays If you are an older person, living in the area, and would like to learn skills, ... [ more ]

Painting Christmas Robins Art Workshops

AmyNB in Ipswich Town Centre
Hello everyone, here is a great Christmas art workshop I will be holding at Ipswich County Library this Friday 9th December 10am -2pm . All details are on the poster attached. Please feel free to send me a message if you would like to know more.

central heating engineer

Lyn D in Gainsborough
Can anybody recommend a good engineer who will install oil central heating in Chelmondiston. Thanks
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Tony T
Hi Lyn, just spotted your message, Kingsley's Plumbing and Heating Services will give you a free quote. Chelmo born and reliable on 077823446339.

Upper Orwell Crossing - Ground Investigations

Ipswich Ltd in Ipswich Town Centre
Last week Suffolk County Council put in an Planning Application (16/01121/FPC) to undertake ground investigations for an Upper Orwell Crossing. An daily (Mon-Fri) 24 hour operation for 4 months is going to terrorise local residents (streets below), ... [ more ]
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Tony T
In that case the two marinas and waterfront will die a relatively quick death, 500 berth holders, 40 a day summer visitors and 4 commercial barges will go else where if they can't transit as they do now.
Ipswich Ltd
I am deeply concerned about that. The smaller yachts will be fine (they cannot have overlooked that), however, there will be red tape most certainly. The bridge(s) cannot open on demand. As the bridge isn't costing £28m - as the original estimate was ... [ more ]

Suffolk Soul Singers' Christmas Concert

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St Peters by the Waterfront
Graham C in Gainsborough
Soul and gospel - and some seasonal favourites - with jazz stylings from our community choir and childrens' choir. Tickets only £10 from the venue or from Suffolk Soul Singers. Afternoon event!

New Year's Eve disco

The Meeting Place Community Centre Limerick Close Ip1 5lr

Rukus Band and Disco

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The Meeting Place Limerick Close Ipswich Ip1 5lr


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Joan L
Boxted fencing Colchester. They make all the panels and posts so no middle man. Just used them again on our 4th property. Won't use anyone else. You may have to wait a while but they are better and more competitively priced than anyone else we contacted.
Jenny A
We can thoroughly recommend Richard James 07799205836/01473272086. He has recently replaced a fence for us. He was reliable,tidy and very reasonable. Actually he was recommended to us on Streetlife.

Dog walkers

Andrea B in Stoke
Hello I live on Wherstead road and I need to find a reliable dog walker as I have to start work full time in a couple of weeks and am really worried about my little dog being on his own all day I'm currently part time but needs must and have to go ... [ more ]
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TV Aerial cable

gms in Stoke
Hi, need a new cable from the aeriel into a room where there hasn't been one before. The aeriel itself is okay, any ideas who would do that please?
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Metro free Newspaper

Peter M in California
Aside from the train station and the buses, does anyone else know of anywhere else in Ipswich the Metro can be picked up?
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Andy B
As Jeremy C says, outside outpatients and also outside south wards entrance, I get one daily as its a decent free read.
Ruth L
I agree with Andy B, in fact I pick up spare copies each day as my workplace has quite a few regular readers...

Ipswich buses

Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
I have just returned from town on a no 15A bus a young mum got on the bus with a tripper and lots of bags of shopping. People helped her put her shopping on the rack but by the time she reached her stop most had got off. The young lady driving the bus ... [ more ]
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Iain C
Great to hear that there are some interactive and helpful people out there. Out of curiosity though why are SCC feeding back to teams, providing SCC links and commenting when it's Ipswich Buses and IBC? I know they operate what's left of P&R ... [ more ]
Jeremy Cooper MD IBL
Thank you for the positive comments. I am very proud to hear about our team doing a great job, despite the cold and the busy roads. Suffolk do always pass transport comments they receive onto us, even though the services in question are often not ... [ more ]

Suffolk retail park traffic lights

Caroline S in Stoke
Has anyone been to the range or Argos etc on Suffolk retail park since they have put the new traffic lights in. I want to go the range but the idea of being stuck in the car park for god knows how long us really putting me off. Just wanted to know of ... [ more ]
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Kevin A
If the road network couldn't cope with Suffolk Retail Park why allow further developments to be built around the area? Exactly!

Professional accompianist

Karen L in Ipswich Town Centre
I'm a professional Actress and singer and need a good pianist accompianist to practise going over some songs for auditions. Thanks Karen
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gas hob

Tony T
Hi Tony, Kingsley's Plumbing and Heating Services will fit it for you. £115 ish if within one metre of connection. He's local on 07823446339.


Hayley C in Stoke
Someone has lost a set of keys along maidenhall approach last night I have them safe leave information on this site and I will get back to you


Michael L in Whitton
it was great to read such positive comments about changes in Ipswich reported in the free edition of the Evening Star yesterday. It was also good to see yet another new shop in the centre of town and we had an excellent meal in Wagamuma last night, ... [ more ]
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Jeremy C
There was talk of a phase 3 to the road changes from last year with a slip road from Havens to A14 avoiding the roundabouts but this sensible idea has not been done.
Ipswich Ltd
Having an office in West Road I know too well the difficulties you are facing Nigel. A major advantage of being your own boss is being able to be flexible with your working hours - and I think an increasing number of businesses are doing this for ... [ more ]

Eagle in Lowestoft

Andrew H in Ipswich Town Centre
Did anyone spot a large Bird of Prey, in the car park next to the Court house in Lowestoft? Largely black or very dark brown with a white rump. Slightly bedraggled. Can't tell you more as I was taken be surprise and was on the top of the No.1 bus (me ... [ more ]
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Electrician needed to install integrated electric oven

Pauline D in Stoke
Does anyone know   an electrician who could install a built in electric oven for my daughter.   Her present one has broken and will need that one taking out and a new one fitted.   Only a small job so is always hard to get someone to do it.

Christmas Fair

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Chantry Library and Hawthorn Children's Centre
Cathy G in Copdock
Fun for all the family, with raffle (display of prizes and tickets available from the library now) Gifts and crafts, refreshments, tombola, cup cake decorating, lucky dip, bargain books, children's games and stories and a chance to see Father ... [ more ]

Christmas Coffee Morning and Plant Sale

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Chantry Walled Garden, Chantry Park
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
ActivLives Chantry Walled Garden is holding a Christmas Coffee Morning and plant sale on Thursday 1 December 2016 from 10.30am until 2.30pm. There will be pansies galore to brighten up the winter months, and primroses to welcome in the Spring, ... [ more ]

student/ person to help carry some boxes upstairs?

Venetia C in Ipswich Town Centre
hello, i 'm coming up to my parent's house in Ipswich (nr christchurch park area) on Monday to store some stuff which has been in storage near Brighton. My sister and I can not carry boxes upstairs so i decided to see if anyone on streetlife would ... [ more ]
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Andrew H
I am up for doing this, and am around all day today. Aged 42, quite fit, very healthy and have worked as a removals man.

Power cut

D in Washbrook Street
Has anyone else had a couple of power cuts this evening in the Pinewood/Belstead area? couple of seconds each but enough to knock out TV and broadband. One at about 8.20 pm and one at about 7.10 pm
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Ruth L
Virgin was affected by the power problems too,  that was mentioned on facebook last night...the text updates I got was that a cable was fixed in Birkfield drive, though the loud bangs worries me...
Ipswich Ltd
It is poor. Telecommunication companies should have Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS -  Google it, not science fiction!) to stop any problems. Not exactly a diesel backup generator but should have enough capacity for 10 minutes battery-backup ... [ more ]