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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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Stephen D
Below is a wheelchair user's experience in getting around the retail park (and please note that not all wheelchair users are elderly- I am a wheelchair user, and I have found a number of difficulties getting around the retail park. 1. I cannot go ... [ more ]

Dog Sitter

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Alice K
Hi Kathy. I live in woodbridge and work part time. I adore dogs and walk my own every day. I would happily dog sit whilst my own are taken care of by my mum. If interested get in touch. Alice


tigerlily in Bucklesham
Has anyone heard any more about the land next to Orwell vets? Are they still going to build a Co-op store there.? If so when.

Hire Car

ks in Martlesham Heath
Hello All, We have family visiting us in May and I am planning to take them to scotland. A we will be total 6 I will be hiring a car (ford galaxy or Zafira) for a week, I have some questions 1. How does breakdown cover work with hire car companies? Do ... [ more ]
Martin S
For some info on hire car excess insurance look at Martin Lewis site He suggests using the Moneymaxim comparison site: ... [ more ]

Resin Bound Driveways

Ray R in Rushmere St Andrew
Does anyone have any experience of this type of driveway being advertised and constructed by Anglian Driveways in Flyer Ads magazine ?
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Rita M
We had this product put on our driveway 5years ago .we have had no problems whatsoever in that time. It is non slip and the rain soaks away through the resin.The company that did ours was Suffolk Impressions telephone number 01728 747649. We live on ... [ more ]

Martlesham Heath covenant deed

Tom W in Martlesham Heath
Hi,  I wanted to knock down an ugly brick wall on my front boundary and replace it with a little white fence. On the covenant deed we have in martlesham heath it states we need to seek permission before altering any fences, walls of hedges on the ... [ more ]
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Beverley J
Yes Tom, it is a covenant that is frequently overlooked and will result in additional paperwork and expense when the property exchanges hands in the future. Unfortunately, some purchasers of property on Martlesham Heath are not advised correctly about ... [ more ]

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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Janet B
Had some 60th birthday photos taken by Cherrywood Studio UK nr. Ipswich. Very impressed with their professional work, made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable, excellent photos. They do photos of babies and toddlers as well. Examples of their work on ... [ more ]

Reminder - Jumble Sale & Home-made Cakes

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St Michael's Church Hall - Martlesham Heath

What does streetlife think?

Ernest G in Broke Hall
The Public have got their way at last. Ropes Drive Roundabout Traffic Lights have been switched off. The result for many, it's a distinct improvement, and well worth while. But for some others, morning rush hour traffic flow is no better. This is ... [ more ]
Old Plod
Like the idea of a roundabout for Main Road/Bell Lane. The more traffic is kept moving - even if only slowly- the less pollution from idling stationary engines. I don't feel competent to comment on the other proposals as I don't live in Kesgrave.
Laurence H
The council are looking for ideas for the land being sold next to Tesco Metro.  Seems it would make a few good allotments.


Ann B in Martlesham Heath
Does anyone know of a gardener to help with my small garden also a  handyman for odd jobs Please.
Helen B
Hi Ann if you need someone to sort out trees, bushes, any fencing , grass cutting or maintenance jobs the you could try David Mayhew on 01473 811755/07900934494. He's handy around the garden but probably not for indoors! Honest and reliable and will do a ... [ more ]

Wanted - A2 Blackboard

Charlie R in Martlesham Heath
Hi, I am looking for an old but serviceable Black Board about A2 Size (12" x 16") - nothing fancy - it is for notices within our Bowls Club. On that note thank you to the great response at our Green Opening last Saturday. We had about a dozen leads for ... [ more ]

Gutter cleaning!

Stephen W in Kesgrave
Our gutters are blocked - has anyone experience of a someone who will clean out the gutters please? Thank you Stephen
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Missing cat

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Be Warned !

Gary P in Rushmere St Andrew
The 'door knockers' from Nottingham or wherever turned up on Grange Farm today. Claiming to be part of a government scheme they are offering for sale household items at wildly exorbitant prices.
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Gary P
M&M R you have been suckered. There were a number of postings on this subject a few months ago when they scammed Martlesham Heath.  Your are SUPPOSED to feel sorry for them but they are frauds.
Richard G
Most of the stuff they sell they source for minimal outlay , like 10p for diahcloths they then sell for £4-5 ! Door to Door selling is so outdated i am surprised they still do it. A Pedlars certificate is required to sell door to door issued by the ... [ more ]

Quiz 'n' Chips - Fundraiser for Three Bears Playgroup, Kesgrave

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Fiona F in Warren Heath
Quiz ‘n’ Chips. Friday 20th May, 7pm - 10:30pm (7-8pm for food). Dinner, 7pm - 8pm . Quiz + Raffle, 8pm – 10:30pm. Bar ‘til midnight. Teams of 4 – Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last plaice! £12 per person (including dinner) Choice of fish ... [ more ]

Jumble Sale & Homemade Cake Sale

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St Michael's Church Hall - Martleshan Heath

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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St George's Day activities at Landguard Fort

Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe IP11 3TW
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
There will be drawing and colouring activities for the younger visitors in the Schoolroom at the Fort on Saturday.  Normal admission prices apply and a donation for materials used would be welcome

Local Hotpoint repair Dishwasher and Oven

ks in Martlesham Heath
Any recommendation for a local electrician to get my dishwasher and oven repaired? thanks
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Shaun N
Anderson appliance repairs.  Used him for years, very reliable and won't rip you off if something doesn't need doing!


Ann B in Martlesham Heath
Does anyone know of a gardener / handyman. I just need someone occasionally to help keep my small garden  tidy and maybe a few odd jobs when needed.

Painter and Decorator

Denise H in Rushmere St Andrew
Can anyone recommend a painter and decorator to do the outside of our house. It will doing the rendering, facias and barge boards no windows doors etc as upvc. Have contacted several people and left messages but seems no one can be bothered to come back ... [ more ]

Keys lost !

Paula E in Kesgrave
I have dropped a bunch of keys on a ring normal type Yale for house . The Police have been informed, but anyone who picks them up, I can vefify if they are mine. Please call 07837453762

Information regarding the traffic light switch off at Ropes Drive Roundabout

Ernest G in Broke Hall
To Streetlife. Information received from FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 In response to my requested question. Now that the Ropes Drive Roundabout traffic light trial has ended. Can you please arrange for the actual video photographic evidence, taken ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Madmagpie, Apologies if this is not the response you were hoping for. Please be assured that even if it is not a high priority at the moment, our Highways team will continue to monitor the situation. If at any point you have further comments you ... [ more ]
Richard G
Another reason to sort out Dr Watsons Lane

Why is the car park shrinking at the Milleniem Playing Fields

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
I walk down Century Drive on a Saturday morning and there are cars parked and abandoned all over the place because they cant get into the car park for the Playing fields.  The reason is drivers are too cautious about parking near the fence because there ... [ more ]

Spectrum jazz quartet

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The Farmhouse
Sara H in Great Bealings
Spectrum jazz quartet are gigging next Saturday at the farmhouse, kicking off at 9pm. The quartet is made up of all local musicians. If you love jazz come along.
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