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Long very long grass

tigerlily in Bucklesham
Taking my dogs for a walk along Century Drive this morning I almost lost one in the grass. Talk about picking up the poo I could hardly see my dog let alone the poo.

Grass cutting

Silvergran in Playford
Once again the grass at the junction with Dobbs Lane and Foxhall Road needs cutting as the view when trying to get onto Foxhall Road is now dangerous.  why do we have to report this every year when it is obvious at this time of year grass cutting at ... [ more ]
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Gary P
Peter D  I too have been driving for OVER 50 years without a blemish on my licence.  So, what's your point?????????????   Being experienced doesn't mean you have all the answers. Thank you Richard G.  I rest my case.

MDF wanted

Anna F in Martlesham Heath
Please can anyone help? I am looking for a smallish piece if MDF, roughly 740mm by 760mm and as thick as possible. I have been to all the local DIY shops but would have to buy a massive sheet. Which would mean a lot of waste. Any clues as to where I ... [ more ]
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Beverley J
We have a sheet of 25mm thick MDF and are happy to cut a piece to the size you require if that helps. If you are interested I can PM our contact number.

Millenium Playing Fields

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
I was chatting to another dog walker when we were walking our dogs on the playing fields and the lack of any seating around the playing fiels was mentioned.  In fact the only bench is next to the Teen Shelter and the school at the other end of ... [ more ]
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Laurence H
Well Done JP although I could only just read what they said.  It is good that they are considering this and hopefully they make the right descision.

Man with a van

L.B. in Martlesham Heath
Hi, I am urgently looking for someone to collect two small wicker sofas from Surrey back to MH. Can anyone recommend a 'Man with a Van' please? Many thanks.
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Missing cat

Kelly W in Martlesham Heath
Freddie been missing since Tuesday! Unusual for him! Horseman court area Martlesham heath!
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Laurence H
Hi Gill Have you tried RSPCA Mill Lane to see if he has been handed in there. Also Blue Cross Rehoming centre at Bourne Hill Wherstead has stray cats handed in from time to time. Also check local vets too. Hope you find him soon.

Mind where you tread....

Peter W in Waldringfield Heath
Special greetings to the very large gentleman who chose to defecate just inside the gateway from Dobbs Lane onto Long Strops yesterday, at around ten o'clock in the morning. I think I'll change my dog-walking route for a while.
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Kesgrave cameras .
Not a nice subject, but some things in life become beyond our control and bowel movements sometimes become one of those things. As a sufferer of IBS myself, I can relate to the need to do what this chap obviously had no choice in doing. There are no ... [ more ]
Yvonne T
Perhaps we should all carry dog poo bags with us regardless of whether or not we own a dog.   There's no need to just leave it .....whatever the cause.

Repair for a Dyson Slim

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
We have a Dyson Slim vacuum cleaner but when we have it on full power the power keeps switching off.  Does anyone know if there is anyone who can do a repair to the on/off button?
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Lack of zebra crossings

Eric F in Rushmere Street
Ever tried walking from one cluster of stores to another, or over to Tescos, at Martlesham Heath, at a busy time? As a nation of car-worshippers, we have made no provision for pedestrians. Come on! Just one or two zebra crossings in strategic places ... [ more ]
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Charlotte B
Yes I regularly cross the roads around this area, there are drop curbs on each road comming off the little roundabout. Frequently I have also experienced car drives stopping and allow you to cross too. I do feel that people are just impatient and don't ... [ more ]
Stephen D
Re Christelle's comments above. Ownership is the nub of the problem. There are three different landowners involved BUT the roads though the retail park are highways belonging to the county council. Two of the three landowners have previously said they ... [ more ]

Idiot cyclist

Silvergran in Playford
This is a message to the idiot cyclist on a racing bike  who raced through the lane from Dobbs Lane to the Millennium Field this morning, nearly knocking my dog flying, who incidentally was on the lead at the time.  This lane is a public footpath, not a ... [ more ]
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Carole E
Same problem on Rushmere common, there are footpaths but no cycle paths and cyclists seem to regard walkers as the problem! Some of them go so fast they would have no chance of avoiding anyone or anything in their path!
Laurence H
I thought this was a Bridleway rather than a mere footpath so horses and cyclists are allowed on it.  That said he should have considered you and your dog but I do find that not all cyclists feel they should show regard to other road or path users.  ... [ more ]

Free - 2x arcopal unbreakable, dishwasher safe, microwaveable dinner sets

Bob B in Kesgrave
Two used dinner sets (8 place): less two bowls and one dinner plate.  Ideal outside gatherings, barbecues etc. - don't wreck your best stuff!
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Tesco collection for British Red Cross - 26th and 27th May

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Tesco, Martlesham
Paul F in Martlesham
British Red Cross have been given permission to collect at Tesco in Martlesham on the 26th and 27th May. We are looking for volunteers to give 2 hours of their time (9am-11am, 11am-1pm, 1pm-3pm or 3pm-5pm) to help us raise vital money for our services in ... [ more ]

local tiler recommendation

ks in Martlesham Heath
Hello I have got some tiling work to get done, any recommendations for local tilers ?
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Replacement double-glazing

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Sid K
Give Chris King Windows,Doors and Conservatories a call, Ipswich 274725 or 07957 282 488, Local tradesmen,
Pat C
Windrush Windows. Excellent tradesman. Local. Very competitive prices. He's done all our windows 07961 010496

Baby bunny

Janet F in Martlesham Heath
Has anyone lost a baby bunny in the Dobbs Lane vicinity? It's in my garden and I fear for my lettuces!

Kesgrave Family Fun Weekend - Sports / Social / Events / prizes / community spirit

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Millenium Playing field, Kesgrave Social Club and Other various locations
Kevin A in Rushmere St Andrew
See Kesgrave Town Council Website  http://www.comberenterprises.co.uk/apps/Contao/kesgrave-town-council-news-item/items/kesgrave-summer-event-queens-90th-birthday-celebrations-poster.html
Kesgrave cameras .
Bring the family dog along as well and enter him/her in the fun dog show in the afternoon. Classes will be published in the Kesgrave News June edition and will include all the "Not too Crufts" classes like 'Dog with the waggiest tail' 'Best rescue' Best ... [ more ]
Kevin A
WANTED. Classic cars & motorcycles wwii era for display at Millenium playing field. 11th June from 11.00am. Contact me here or Kesgrave Town Council. Tel 621579

Cat sitter

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Jo G
Muddy Trails and Waggy Tails Phone Jess 07738875110 I highly recommend her, she has even stayed at my home while I've been away for the weekend.

Gardener / Landscaper required.

Julie G in Little Bealings
Hi. Can anyone recommend someone who would be able to quote on re-laying a patio and also widening a garden path to make it more wheelchair friendly. Many Thanks..
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Paul H
Hi Julie, Danny who runs & owns D&G ground works. Excellent workmanship. Extremely reliable & very good on pricing: 07427 625482.
Ash S
I would use 4 life landscapes. Matt Curran is excellent. Reasonable in price. You can check him out on check a trader. Matt has done my patio a few days ago. If you would like to come round and view it then let me know. Ash

Man with a Van

L.B. in Martlesham Heath
I am looking for someone to pick up two small wicker sofas from Surrey. Can anyone recommend a 'Man with a Van' please? Many thanks

Dark Green Leather Armchair

Andy S in Little Bealings
This chair is in good overall condition, there are a few rub marks on the leather but nothing much, it has a mahogany surround and mahogany feet, it has all fire certificates  the leather is cracked on one arm, see photo but I have treated the leather ... [ more ]

Puppy Training Course Martlesham

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Martlesham Village Hall
Top Street Dog Training in Top Street Dog Training
Top Street Dog Training's next 6 week puppy class has a couple of spaces left !! Our aim is to get your puppy to pay attention to you and give you the foundation of a good recall. We will cover many other topics including manners, eg. jumping up, food ... [ more ]

Update on propsed development of Long Strops

Stephanie F in Brightwell
KTC's planning committee is meeting on Monday 9th May at 6.15pm at the Council offices. One of the items on the agenda is an update from a recent meeting held between the developer and SCDC. My gut feeling and it is just that tells me it's not good ... [ more ]
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Stephanie F
Apparently a decision hasn't been reached yet - likely story. Before anyone attacks me for that comment I saw the furtive looks and whispering at last night's meeting.

Fencing needs to be repaired

Charlie R in Martlesham Heath
Hi - I've got a bit of latent damage from the recent winds. Our back fence is loose and needs attention. It backs on to the communal carpark and is the stronger panels on to 4" x 4" posts, rather than lighter panels slid in between grooved concrete ... [ more ]
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Debbie W
I can recommend Miles Guntrip of Miles Better Fencing. He has just replaced 8 panels for me and I am very pleased with the work. He was also competitively priced. His number is 07747023998.

Waterbutt - Free to a good home

Paul in Little Bealings
I have a waterbutt i no longer need. With tap and lid. Please PM me if you would like it (Martlesham Heath). Would need to collect.

Photographer - Family photoshoot

ks in Martlesham Heath
We are planning a family photo shoot on the first birthday of our daughter, any recommendations, i went to mothercare pixiphoto but they have very expensive packages. thanks ks
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Laurence S
I work for a company called Offset Films we have not only taken lots of photos on location but we also have a portable studio and have recently done all the corporate photography for Marks and Mann we use L series lenses and canon DSLRs to capture ... [ more ]
Caro L
This lady takes wonderful photos & is lovely.Don't know how much work she's taking on at the moment though as she had a baby in March :). www.photographybyemilyfae.com