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Perils of the A12 roundabout.

Local Conversations in Waldringfield Heath

Peter W
Something really will have to be done about the difficulties of leaving Eagle Way at the Tesco roundabout. People do seem to be abiding by the new lane changes now, and we're all used to queuing for a gap in the traffic, but I hadn't reckoned on the ... [ more ]
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Richard G
This roundabout is like the cross overs on dual carriageways that many have been closed (levington A14 is one example)  Mixing slow moving traffic with faster moving traffic is the problem . Close shaves at these type of junctions are a regular ... [ more ]
Bob A
Trying to balance Woodbridge Road traffic and Foxhall Road traffic perhaps? Keeping those who are unfamiliar with the quick route to the slow but safe Woodbridge Road and those that are in the know and want a fast route to Foxhall Road. I do wish they ... [ more ]

Sunset Boulevard at the Ipswich Regent!

Local Conversations in Martlesham

If anybody is interested, I'm taking part within Ipswich Operatic & Dramatic Society's production of Sunset Boulevard this week at the Ipswich Regent Theatre! Shows start tonight & run until Saturday where there is a matinee & evening ... [ more ]

For sale Half price fabric

£20.00 in Kesgrave

Sandie B
I bought 4 metres of greeny grey material from Dunelm today to cover my headboard but found it was totally the wrong shade. I paid £9.99 a metre. Would anyone be interested in buying it off me for half price £20? 62 inch width (158cms) it is called ... [ more ]
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Carpenter to build small shed

Recommendations in Hasketon

Kathy A
Can anyone recommend a person who could build a small shed/summerhouse for me. Its to fit in a specific place so not easy to buy "off the shelf". Or we would consider buying one second hand that could be altered. Any suggestions?

Dog poisoning

Local Conversations in Rushmere St Andrew

Gary P
We have been told TODAY that dogs have been poisoned both in Fentons Wood and Dobbs/Kesgrave Wood. Is this true or just an urban myth.
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Kesgrave cameras .
Ian W - As a photo-journalist with a wife that works in crime/incident reporting at Police HQ, I have found out enough not to write it off as "Nonsese". I have seen a sick dog first hand (a Red setter) and spoken to it's owner who told me it was ill ... [ more ]
Ian W
So you can't link to anything about missing cats, poisoning of dogs or your expertise at illness diagnosis. You should make it clear that what your saying is hearsay without anything to back it up or people will become unecassarily worried.

Strawberry Fayre & Table Top Sale

Clubs & Groups in Kingston

MAY 30
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Waldringfield Village Hall , IP12 4QP
Ann A
'Strawberry Fayre & Table Top Sale' 2 pm. on Saturday May 30th at Waldringfield Village Hall , IP12 4QP In aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance & St Elizabeth Hospice.   Admission 25p Cream Tea with strawberries £3.00 There will be stalls : ... [ more ]
Ann A
1 Table left for the sale of Hand made Crafts £10 at our Strawberry Fayre & Table Top Sale  2.00pm on Saturday 30th May at Waldringfield Village Hall In aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance & St Elizabeth Hospice. Contact: Alexis 01473 ... [ more ]

Pig Racing

Clubs & Groups in Kingston

JUN 06
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Woodbridge Football Club
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal
The Hog Roast Runners, a dynamic team of battery powered, pink porkers will be returning to the track on Saturday June 6th, at Woodbridge Football club. Individuals will be able to place their bets on their favourite, and hope that their oinker makes it ... [ more ]

Foxhole Tip huge queues this morning

Local Conversations in Martlesham

As usual massive queues extending back onto Foxhole Road, the whole site needs a sensible redesign to allow faster throughput. Having to walk to three different containers around the site just delays people even more. Why not groups of Wood, Plastic and ... [ more ]
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Richard G
I wasn't rude just stating a fact , you are insulted way too easily if you think it is an insult. The fact you have a chose to do things when it is busy and inconvenience others who have no choice is what then ? If every retired person did what you did ... [ more ]
Andy B
Im with Richard G on this, I dont work on a Wednesday now so any jobs to do will be done on that day instead of busier weekends, kinda good logic in my world. Also not much good for the environment to burn fuel driving to the dump just to get rid of only ... [ more ]

Granite Worktop

Give, Lend & Borrow in Kesgrave

Ash S
Hi. I need a small piece of granite for my bathroom, supply and install. Please can I have some recommendations?

Rubbish dumping

Local Conversations in Maidensgrave

Amanda P
I have just found a black bag of rubbish in my wheelie bin that isn't mine! I've also seen two random people in the last few weeks dumping rubbish in my neighbours bins. What can I/we do about this?
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Jo L
Sadly it is not only people who live in flats who are doing this.  This happened to me - kitchen rubbish dumped in my recycling bin, including a glass jar!! And this rubbish wasn't even in a bag!!  My road has only homeowners and some rentals.  I have to ... [ more ]
Stephanie F
Jo L,  I like your idea but I can hear the refuse collectors moans from here let alone the amount of extra time it would take to complete the bin rounds.  Also the refuse collectors have trouble putting bins back to their rightful addresses even when the ... [ more ]

Paella & Bingo Evening

Clubs & Groups in Martlesham

JUL 10
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White Lion Ufford
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal
Hosted by the Ufford white Lion, In aid of the Home Start Suffolk Coastal, your compares for the evening are Mr Alex Bringinshaw & Russel Stowe. Tickets are £20.00 per person which includes authentic Paella cooked on a wood fire by Nina, Stephan ... [ more ]

Clothes Rack

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I urgently need to Borrow a clothes rack by tomorrow evening. Must be able to get into a car to transport.  East Ipswich Bucklesham, areas. Can any kind person help, its all in a good cause. Thanks.
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Hi Lulu Yes after reading on this page we went along yesterday it was a 'proper' boot sale lots of bargains & met some lovely people.
Dozey M
I too popped to Broke Hall, madhouse, roads packed, people everywhere, all we needed was someone doing hotdogs, and a cuppa, from a BBQ... And it would have been a perfect day. Lulu, we may have even spoken as I toured the garages.

Supreme Court has rejected NANT appeal over Adastral Park development

Local Conversations in Kesgrave

Miles W
NANT have not been given leave to appeal, so that looks like the end of the road legally. Report in the Ipswich Star - and on the council website ... [ more ]
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Stephanie F
Lawrence, there is no chance on this earth that flying junctions will ever happen where you have suggested. The planning office at SCDC don't give a stuff about the infrastructure needed to support the development of such land as will be used. The ... [ more ]
Karen C
How sad but a forgone conclusion. I think Stephanie is 100% correct we came to Suffolk to escape the noise, traffic, pollution, over population for the peace and quiet of the countryside, to enjoy nature the laid back pace of life and the clean air, ... [ more ]

grass cutter required

Recommendations in Great Bealings

Denise P
Can anyone recommend someone to cut my mother in laws grass on a regular basis for a reasonable price, she lives in martlesham.
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Lost & Found in Martlesham

Brigid B
I am in Woodbridge , just off Seckford street. I have just discovered a hive of bees crammed into Bird box on the fence. Is there a bee keeper nearby who could advise me what to do or maybe someone able to take them?
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Jackie N
Hi. As a local bee keeper we keep being called out to these bees.they are likely to be tree bumblebees. They are new to the country and nest in bird boxes . Not a problem on the continent as they do not put up bird boxes but may cause you a problem if ... [ more ]
Brigid B
I no authority but these look like honey bees to me, certainly not bumble bees. Thank you to everyone for your advice I will try to find a local bee keeper or contact Suffolk Wildlife.

Wine making equipment

Local Conversations in Playford

A friend of mine has approx 30 demi jons and other wine and beer making sundries for sale.  She wants 50p each for the glass jars and the rest is negotiable.  If anyone is interested, please pm me with your tel number and I'll give you her contact ... [ more ]

Skip hire

Recommendations in Little Bealings

Anyone know of a cheap skip hire around Ipswich, there was previous conversation on here but can't find it 😔help!!
Richard G
Get one of those hippo type bags .... They all quote about the same . Depends on how much and what you want put in the skip/bag too .
Thank you Richard, that's what I decided in the end amazed how expensive these bags have become 😊

Theives about!

Local Conversations in Little Bealings

Andy S
THIS is meant for the person or persons who feel the need to STEAL from others gardens. Yesterday I  purchased 4 new solar garden lights. I do not need them for decoration, but to assist with getting on to my drive in the dark. This morning I find there ... [ more ]


Lost & Found in Woodbridge

Janice B
Lost a fellow dog walkers pair of glasses during a walk through the woods opposite the Martlesham Community Hall. If found please let me know. Thanks.
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Janice B
Yes. I saw them but didn't know at the time who they belonged to so left them hanging in the tree. When we went back a couple days later they were gone.
Ohh, shame that's why I left them thinking they would find them there, maybe they got handed to council office across road. Fingers crossed

Carpenter / odd jobs

Recommendations in Great Bealings

Clare F
Can anyone recommend a carpenter who would be willing to put up shelves and a few other "odd jobs" for my Mum who has just moved to Woodbridge / Melton?

Can anyone help with a Tip Run?

Local Conversations in Maidensgrave

Amanda P
I have several items I need disposing of at the local Tip but I don't have a car. Could anyone help me out and take them for me? An old kettle bbq, a broken 42" TV and a computer desk. Please let me know? Thank you! Ip5.
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Local Conversations in Woodbridge

Anne B
Does any one know who the peacocks that keep coming into our garden in Main Road Martlesham belong to? There are three of them and - beautiful as they are - one of the males in particular is being pest in the evenings. Please ring me on 01394 380102
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Beryl W
The peacocks have been in the area and visiting our garden for the past few years. The original pair and some chicks disappeared sometime last year, so actually there are fewer than there have been. They are behaving no differently now than they ever ... [ more ]
Anne B
Thank you to everyone for helping to answer my original query about these peacocks. I think we now all know what the situation is.

Local Electrician Required

Recommendations in Rushmere St Andrew

Mike B
I'm looking for a local electrician in the Grange Farm area to be able to give me a quote for an insurance claim due to some water damage.  Does anybody know of a good, reliable one? Thanks in advance
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Pudding Night

Clubs & Groups in Martlesham

MAY 14
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Bell Inn, Kesgrave
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal
Pudding Night in aid of local family support charity Home-Start. A range of puddings to try for just £5pp Tickets are now available from or direct from the office on 01473 621104 or £5 per ... [ more ]
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Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal
This is now only a week away, and there is less then 10 tickets remaining, so if you are planning on coming along phone Louise or Sarah on 01473 621104 or email to get your tickets now

DIY Handiman

Local Conversations in Brightwell

Andrew G
Local handiman competent at DIY required to take on a small counter repair job on Burger Van  would suit retired tradesman