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Driveway extension

Lisa B in Kesgrave
Hi we are thinking of extending our driveway (parking is a nightmare in this road) can anyone recommend a good block paving company or tarmac? Thank you.
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Lidl or Aldi in martlesham?

Stephen P in Warren Heath
A friend has said that an Aldi or Lidl will be built on the spare land in front of Next. I have searched the internet and can find nothing about it, anyone else have any knowledge of it or is it just another rumour. Notwithstanding the traffic ... [ more ]
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Has anyone lost a black cat?

L.B. in Martlesham Heath
Sadly found the body of a black cat near the A12, opposite Martlesham Heath. If you want any more information please message me.

Fancy dress

Silvergran in Playford
Hi, I've been trying to find an adult witch's outfit for Hallowe'en without success.  I've got the hat but need a long black dress.  I'm size 12/14.  Does anyone have anything suitable that I could buy or hire please.  I've tried everywhere but few ... [ more ]
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Thanks S F but I didn't want to take the risk as I need it by next Thursday.  However I went online again and managed to order one from Asda which I'm picking up early next week.  Just hope it fits!
Laurence H
The Salvation Army shop in Upper Brook Street opposite Sainsburys does fancy dress hire for adults as well as children.    There is also a fancy dress shop in Felixstowe if no luck in Ipswich

broadband speed

Jeff W in Warren Heath
can any residents who live in the Martlesham Heath complex please tell me what broadband speed they are getting through their telephone line Thanks
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Robert R
Thanks for your good wishes Stephen D.  Hopefully, fellow residents in Foxhall are registering their interest in superfast broadband. If, by chance any readers in rural areas are suffering stoppages of broadband signal my experience might possibly be ... [ more ]
Stephen D
One other thought for Robert R and maybe others who live around here. This company are offering wireless based broadband from the old mast in Foxhall Rd.  They are really targeting rural areas by daisychaining the service from ... [ more ]

Overnight car parking

Annie C in Kesgrave
Can anyone recommend safe overnight parking close proximity Ipswich railway station? Required just one night. Believe cannot park rail station carpark.

Hall for Hire needed

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
We are in need of a new Hall for our Thursday afternoon class. It is held at the moment at Henley Community Hall. We have had to step aside for the Playgroup. So we need a new home close to Henley if possible. Your suggestions would be appreciated. ... [ more ]
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Mark D
Why not try Kesgrave Scout Group Scout Hall?

Wreath Making Workshop

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Martlesham Heath Pavillion
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal in Kingston
Come and join us for a wreath making session. £10 per person which includes the wreath ring and refreshments. Please bring  your own foliage and decorations. Contact  01473 621104 or to find out more information or to ... [ more ]

Halloween at the Fort

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
I am told the tickets for the Zombie Fortress at Landguard Fort are selling well.  Following last year's experience we are selling the tickets in timed blocks so that the queues for the scary tunnels are not too long.  There will be no tickets for ... [ more ]


50s/60s Night Charity Dance with The Aldertones 19 November 2016

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Bromeswell Village Hall, School Lane, Bromeswell, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 2PY
Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk) in Disability Advice Service (East Suffolk)
The annual DAS dance will be on Saturday 19 November in Bromeswell Village Hall (a new venue for 2016).  All welcome! The Aldertones will be providing the entertainment and our raffle prizes are always excellent! All proceeds go to Disability Advice ... [ more ]

Lost dog

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M&S and Brantano Martlesham

bunnykins in Great Bealings
Solved the who is going where question....asked the builder! Brantano is moving into the new building where Chris Lings used to be. M&S have had extra electric boxes added so it seems probable that they will go into the present Brantano bullding.
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Valerie H
Spoke to one of the assistants in M&S who told me they are expanding into what is currently Brantano.  They are expanding the kitchens and the café she said.  However, there will be no extra services there, still just food.  Hoped they might at ... [ more ]
Paula E
What a shame. They could incorporate a Laptop Lounge where we could sit and have coffee, look at a big screen at their website or on our own devices and buy and return goods in this section.

Christmas Shopping Evening

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Kesgrave Community Centre
Fiona F in Warren Heath
Christmas Shopping Evening ..... Pamper Treatments available too!  Please contact Fiona Farrell on 07739 848910 or email: for tickets, pre-bookings of treatments and more info.

Caretaker Wanted

Kesgrave Community Centre in Kesgrave Community Centre
Kesgrave Community Centre are seeking someone to take care of their facilities at weekends, someone who is reliable, efficient and flexible to work as a Caretaker in their busy centre providing support for the many events and activities that take ... [ more ]

Free - Caravan/Trailer Wheel Lock and old style Hitch Lock

Bob B in Kesgrave
Bulldog Titan 180/F Wheel Lock (Haven't found keys yet but number known) and old style Titan Hitch Lock (with keys).

Builder and Architect

Steve B in Kesgrave
Any recommendations for reliable reasonably priced builder and/or architect? I wish to build a double garage at the front of the house and a single storey extension across the back of the house.

Decking protection

Jeff W in Warren Heath
Can anybody recommend a good oil/preservative for soft wood decking.
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Craft Fair

Northgate School
Silvergran in Playford
A craft fair is being held on Sunday, 16th October from 10 am to 3 pm.  There will be many craft stalls selling lovely gifts.  If you are looking to buy an early Christmas present, come along to this event.  Admission is free.
I've been asked by the person organising the craft fair to put the address of Northgate School for those who don't know where it is.    Address is:  Northgate High School, Sidegate Lane, Ipswich, IP4 3DL. Thanks.

Learn to Nordic Walk

Melton Playing Fields
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95th Rifles at Landguard Fort

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
Come and join the 95th Rifles military re-enactment group. A weekend of soldiering, musketry and drill. Normal admission charges for the Fort apply. The 95th come to the Fort every year in April and October and are always popular with the visitors.  ... [ more ]
Laurence H
Good point Angela.  This weekend the 8th & 9th and I shall be working in the shop all day so I will get the best view of their drills and re-enactments. I was speaking to the chap who is planning the Zombie night and tickets for that event are ... [ more ]

Carpet repair man

Sandie B in Kesgrave
A few years ago I had a insurance claim for a burn on a carpet and a gentleman came and plucked carpet strands out from a the carpet in a corner and repaired the carpet burn. I do not want to claim on insurance,does anyone know a retired carpet repair ... [ more ]

Landscape and Conservation Day

Mike I in Martlesham Heath
Martlesham Recreation Ground Saturday 22nd October 2016 10am to 2pm Come along and help to improve this important place for local people There are lots of jobs to do for all ages and abilities Work at your own pace Stay for as long or as ... [ more ]

Control Tower Museum

Alan P in Martlesham Heath
Only another four Sunday afternoons until the MHAS Control Tower museum closes for the winter period. Come along and be made welcome. 2 pm to 5pm

Wasp Nest Removal.

Julie G in Little Bealings
Hi. I have a wasp nest above our patio door and although we have tried to leave it as long as possible they are now regularly coming into the kitchen. Can anyone recommend someone who would be able to deal with this for me. Can't get near it with wasp ... [ more ]
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John R
I agree with Keith C. .. Ashley came to ours yesterday and dealt with a hornets nest in the eaves, very promptly and efficiently, in fact they were all gone in a few hours. Excellent job Ashley, and can thoroughly recommend.  Only problem we could not ... [ more ]
Ashley S
Glad you were happy with my services much appreciated . For any other pest problems such as moles rats rabbits etc give me a call on 07445314489 an I'll be happy to help we always try to use the least toxic method for such pests