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Local builder recommendation

Recommendations in Maidensgrave

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Tom J
I can also vouch for Ben Childs if you've not already got someone, BC property services, based in Woodbridge / currently fitting my kitchen / has done other work for me too. Ben hasn't balked at some of the non standard requests I have made / very ... [ more ]

Shepherd and Dog

Local Conversations in Playford

Has anyone been to the Shepherd and Dog on a Sunday recently?  We went there last Sunday and when we got the bill, we were astounded to find we'd been charged £9.45 per person for a bog standard roast - not the one with extras.  Now I know we expect to ... [ more ]
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Michelle W
As I have a friend who works as bar staff at the Shepard and Dog, I can say that the wages are higher on a Sunday, as it the wages of the chef, and most places do charge more on a Sunday or Bank Holiday. We had a Carvery at Toby on Christmas day and it ... [ more ]

Table top sale

Local Conversations in Rushmere St Andrew

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Give, Lend & Borrow in Rushmere St Andrew

Laurence H
If no takers contact Age UK or St Elizabeth Hospice who will collect and sell to raise funds for a worthy cause.  They will want it clean, no stains, and with a fire safety label on it

Unfit Path Surfaces

Local Conversations in Playford

Ernest G
As a disabled person, who relies on the use an electric scooter, to get around. I would estimate approximately about 50%, of all footpaths in the much older west part of Kesgrave; The running surface is not remotely up to an acceptable standard; As for ... [ more ]
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Ian W
Good question, I'll give it a go... without googling! Pedestrians- yes all the time. On a bike- yes when its "dual use" has lines painted on it etc, although I personally think these are dangerous for everyone. Also discretion is applied on pavement ... [ more ]
Richard G
There is a specific offence of an HGV parked on a footpath ..... Whether it be 1 inch or totally on it , it is illegal . Majority of HGV drivers adhere to it , more than can be said for car drivers ! If the footpath is obstructed then the Police can ... [ more ]


Clubs & Groups in Martlesham Heath

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Waldringfield Village Hall
Libby R
Informal European language conversation group. Join us for chats in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish or Norwegian. Tutors in Spanish and German will be on hand. £2.50 including drink

Table and chairs hire for one day

Recommendations in Martlesham Heath

Lama B
Hi everyone Can you recommend a company that hires tables and chairs for a day ? I have a birthday party coming and I will have about 20+ people coming. So nice long rectangular tables with chairs. It is a children's party but I want Adult chairs and ... [ more ]


Local Conversations in Kirton

Laurence H
If you dont get an old mower now is the time to get a new one as they are on sale prices. I bought myself a McAlastair petrol mower a couple of years back and it is very good but I regret not get the McAlastair rechargeable battery powered one after the ... [ more ]

Kesgrave in the top 15

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Wow...did you know that Kesgrave is in the top 15 of most desirable postcodes in Britain!
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Linda C
ip3 has always been put down but it is one of the friendliest places in town from some-one who has lived here all their life . Crime has fallen dramatically here but not in the other places.
Richard G
Crime moves around due to the way areas are policed. As i have said before it has moved from IP3 to IP5 , also due to IP5 having less police staff to patrol , especially at night , it will not move away quickly. IP3 policed by Ipswich , IP5 patrolled by ... [ more ]

Can anyone recommend a plumber

Recommendations in Rushmere St Andrew

Vic W
Can anyone recommend a plumber who they have used? I'm looking for a plumber who is reasonably priced to work on a couple of small jobs. Thanks
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Be more considerate when parking in your community

Local Conversations in Rushmere St Andrew

Mike B
Sorry but bit of a moan about inconsiderate people parking in local roads, I've witnessed over the past week, but especially yesterday morning during the waste disposal lorry rounds, they couldn't access half of Thomas Crescent, in Grange Farm due to two ... [ more ]
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Andy S
Have to agree with all the comments, it used to be part of the driving test, questions where it was illegal to park, has that now been dropped as well.

'Your Wedding, Your Way'

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Have you just got engaged? Planning a wedding? Whether you are looking for inspiration for your wedding day or just want to make sure you haven't forgotten anything, there is no better place to be then at a Wedding Fayre. We are very excited to be ... [ more ]

Pay and Play Fridays

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Dog Socialising

Clubs & Groups in Broom Hill

Claire A
I have a one year old boxer dog who we've had since 8 weeks old. She's pretty nuts but has a big heart. Over the past few months we've met several rescue dogs who have either been very nervous of people or other dogs and it made me wonder about starting ... [ more ]
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Patricia P
Hi all, I´m sorry we didn´t find anybody... we are new in Suffolk and took a while to find the place. I don´t even know if we were in the right park. We arrived at 10:45 and were alone in the enclosed area with the double door (I´ve attached a picture). ... [ more ]
Christine S
Hi Patricia I don't really know where you went but it looks interesting! I met up with everyone with my 2 dogs but decided to take a walk around the heath. I was joined by Susan and her dog - we had a great walk together. We are meeting again tomorrow - ... [ more ]

Conservatory blinds

Recommendations in Rushmere St Andrew

Paula L
I'm thinking of decorating my conservatory and I was wondering if anyone can recommend any local companies/people that make and fit window blinds.
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Linda L
We have used Sanderson's, and found them expensive. We have also for many years used Hilarys. Good product but the price is realistic.
Sharon B
Hi I live in Kesgrave and my husband is a Hillary's advisor, if you would like him to come and give you a quote let me know

New All Inclusive Sport Afternoon starting next month.

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
We are introducing an afternoon of sport for people with disabilities, every Thursday (term- time only) Starting on the 16th April from 1.00pm-4.00pm in the Sports Hall. These 3 hour sessions are £5 per participant, carers and helpers free of charge. ... [ more ]
Audrey N
Does anyone know of tennis for people with borderline disabilities outside of working hours?  It seems there is sport for the disabled and sport for the fit, but those of us with asthma, general unfitness and aches and pains do not fit into any category.

Conservatory/Orangery Company Recommendations?

Recommendations in Boot Street

Common Sense
Hi streetlifers, Looking to get a conservatory (or be trendy and go for an orangery) installed. Probably going to get half a dozen companies to quote and am thinking of SEH, Homestyle, FIS, Admiral, Anglian. Can anyone recommend any of these or any ... [ more ]
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I agree, Falcon windows are really good , wish I had used them instead of Homestyle, had new sofits, windows, french doors and front door, front door not fitted properly there is a gap with light coming through, they have been back twice as we couldn't ... [ more ]

Catalytic Converter Theft - Martlesham Heath, Anson Road

Clubs & Groups in Swan Close Scheme

Swan Close Scheme
Police have recently reported the theft of a catalytic converter from a vehicle in Anson Road. Vehicles with a high ground clearance are more vulnerable as it is easier to use a mechanical saw to cut them off. Police advise owners to park in such a way ... [ more ]

NANT take appeal to the Supreme Court

Local Conversations in Kesgrave

Miles W
NANT are taking their appeal against 2000 houses at Adastral Park to the Supreme Court - see the EADT article at
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Jo L
“It is frustrating that a small number of people can continue to drag out this process and undermine this essential development process, creating years uncertainty and putting unnecessary pressure on the Council’s ability to protect our unique ... [ more ]
Karen C
Great comment Jo :)  I think its more than a small number anyway and as those of us who are living on top of the area of suggested development well know that just a few shops opening in the Tesco's Martlesham area has caused complete havoc on our local ... [ more ]

Join our Active Adults community

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
The Active Adults programme continues throughout the year meeting on Monday and Friday mornings, stopping only for bank holidays and Christmas. Designed to improve health and well-being. This is an opportunity to participate in a session of physical ... [ more ]

Are you a technophobe?

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave Community Centre

Kesgrave Community Centre
Concerned that many of us in our local community are missing out, we are offering computer courses for complete beginners every Thursday at KWMCC, to help you get online. These lessons are for complete beginners and offer easy-to-follow training in a ... [ more ]

Kesgrave Social Club

Clubs & Groups in Racecourse

Keith R
For anybody wishing to socialise on Saturday 28th March, my duo "Curt n Rod" will be performing at Kesgrave Social Club, Edmonton Rd The evening starts at 8.00pm and everybody is welcome. The entry cost is £4.00 for non members.  It might be a good time ... [ more ]

Martlesham Heath - Thefts from vehicles week ending 14th March 2015

Clubs & Groups in Swan Close Scheme

Swan Close Scheme
Here are the details of what the thieves took and their Police reference nos: WO/15/443 THEFT - Carlford Close 11 March 5.10am – entry to insecure vehicle. Sunglasses, loose change and golf clubs removed. WO/15/446 THEFT - Carlford Close 11 ... [ more ]

Lonely Traveller

Recommendations in Martlesham Heath

Hi, I want to explore options of traveling alone, primarily around Europe this summer, I am in mid 30's and have not done much of traveling alone or backpacking but am open to try them. I will prefer to meet new people, does anyone have any ... [ more ]
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If you want to travel in a group try companies like Exodus , Intrepid or Explore. All offer small groups of mostly single travellers.  These are great to build up the confidence before travel to your own schedule
thanks folks..was away for work so couldn't reply, i will try a solo travel within UK first with above option, may be pick up a nice spot, take a train or a coach and see how i feel and then expand it to outside UK.

LondonMetric press release on TK Maxx development at Martlesham Heath

Local Conversations in Kesgrave

Miles W
The property company that owns Martlesham Heath Retail Park have issued a press release regarding the proposed TKMaxx development. Have a read at to ... [ more ]
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Miles W
Jeff W - yes, the developer has withdrawn the application. This means that it will not be discussed at a planning meeting.  Barbara R - thanks for the heads-up. Link should now work. Miles