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Fly tipping

Joanna G in Broom Hill
I can't believe someone has dumped about 3 wheelbarrows worth of rubble under a large shrub on my front grass verge. I have put a sign up appealing for it to be moved. As I live on a no through road which is a private road is there any action I can take?
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Joanna G
Thanks, that website is definitely a useful one to know for the future. Unfortunately everything I've found seems to only be for public land, as well as advice not to touch it yourself as it could be contaminated! I'm hoping a neighbour will see my sign ... [ more ]
Joanna G
Just been perusing the fix my street website. I've just seen all the reports asking for adverts to be removed on roundabouts etc. I always wonder how they get away with advertising, it always seems the same offenders. I wonder why Suffolk don't fine them ... [ more ]

Tree felling on Foxhall rd near Bell Lane

bunnykins in Great Bealings
Anyone seen all the trees being felled by the side of the road? It has been confirmed by Spedeworth that it is nothing to do with them so obviously the owner of the land doing it......anyone know why? Sad to see woodland being removed!

Half term attractions

Landguard Fort Felixstowe IP11 3TW
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
Having seen the number of people at the viewpoint at weekends when we have been doing our winter maintenance we have decided to try opening the Fort for the February half term week.  Open every day at 10 we will close at 4 pm.  Whilst there is the chance ... [ more ]
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Laurence H
Hi Tricia, number is 01394675900 but we are talking snow, ice and hurricanes to shut the Fort, not a wee bit drizzle. By the way dogs are welcome too.

Cleaner needed (monthly only)

Chris R in Woodbridge
We're looking for a reliable cleaner to dust, vacuum, clean, etc. but only every 3 or 4 weeks. Does anybody know of someone who would be interested in this?
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Cass D
Hi Chris, just to let you know that Maggie's Mops has been and put a sparkle back into our home!  We were very pleased with her work and have now asked her to come for a few hours each week.  Happy to recommend her if you're still looking? Cass

Kesgrave Park Run

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
There was a good article in the Kesgrave News this month about the Park Run.  Not for me though I have never liked running but those that do get my admiration.  The one thing is the damage being done to the path through Dobbs Wood when the ground is ... [ more ]

Woodbridge Community Car Service

Keith F in Maidensgrave
This is aimed at anyone who has difficulty in using public transport or even their own, and is considerably cheaper than using taxis. The drivers are all volunteers, and the cost is 45p per mile to cover the driver's entire round trip mileage from their ... [ more ]

Foxhall Road/Bell Lane Junction

Reg W in Kesgrave
I hope whoever is responsible for roads in this area reads this message. Once again, another accident at this junction with people hurt. Some time ago somebody came up with the stupid answer of asking drivers travelling away from Ipswich to turn on their ... [ more ]
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Laurence H
For a roundabout to work it needs to be a reasonable size and not a dustbin lid like the one at the Lattice Barn.  That would mean acquiring land and that costs and more importantly takes time.  If you want action now or as soon as possible then a speed ... [ more ]

Poorly Pansies

Debbie W in Brightwell
Has anyone else had the same problem with their pansies this year? Trying to determine if it's environmental or source of plants?
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Barbara C
Mine have been attacked by greenfly, guess the winter has been too mild to kill them off. Have sprayed them with washing up liquid, but think it was too late; the damage was done.

TV Ariel Install

Mark W in Broom Hill
Hello all. Can anyone recommend professional TV ariel installer that will supply and fit new ariel and tune TV Thanks
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Error re Landguard Fort

Viewpoint Road FElistowe IP11 3TW
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
I was careless yesterday giving the dates that the Fort would be open for half term.  Please note the correct dates and my apologies for any confusion.

Curtains/Roller Blind

I think Dunelm offer this service, downstairs at the back of the shop. I imagine they would be quite reasonable in price.

supermarket or supermarket ?

CariolineB in Woodbridge
If Sainsburys succeeds in its bid to take over Budgens and I believe there is possibly light at the end of a very long tunnel... What are the things people in Woodbridge would like to see changed or added to make sure that the new supermarket is exactly ... [ more ]
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Joyce K
Teresa if you currently park in Budgen's car park (NOT the council one) you do get your money back up to £1 (ie 1 hours parking) if you spend £5 or more in the store. I hope whoever takes the store over that this will continue.
David S
Well I have it on good authority that we won't be getting a Sainsburys and the reason is NOT connected with car parking. It would have been a relatively trivial issue on which to impale the deal and seemed odd to me. I'd led to believe it has more to do ... [ more ]

cardboard boxes for house move

Linda P in Martlesham Heath
Wanted please- I am moving and need lots of strong cardboard boxes that can also be closed securely. Any suitable boxes would be much appreciated- thank you
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Steph F
Hi Linda, I have 4 strong boxes and 2 strong "banana" boxes as Silvergran recommended that you are welcome to have and I also live on the Heath. Private message me if you want them....

Cardboard / boxes required!

Keith F in Maidensgrave
St Johns Church Woodbridge are running a holiday club for children in 2 weeks time at half term, and as the theme is castle-based they are in need of cardboard and boxes (Amazon packing boxes are ideal) to make props and use for craft activities.  They ... [ more ]
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Keith F
Thank you Eileen, do you live in Woodbridge?  If so please private message me with your address, and I'll see if I can collect.
Shirley G
Hi Keith, When my friend moved from Woodbridge she got lots of cardboard boxes from Browsers bookshop in Woodbridge. They have their books delivered in them so are a nice size. They are flat so you need to make them up. It might be worth asking them ... [ more ]

Bathroom fitter recommendation wanted

Woof W in Brightwell
We would like a bath removed and a double shower with seat fitted in its place. Any recommendations for this type of work would be appreciated, thank you.
Heather T
DP Interiors did a fantastic job in refitting our kitchen bathroom and cloakroom. All as a separate job. Call Phil on 07758215618 or Darren on 07809723186.

Half Term holiday club

St Johns Church Woodbridge
Keith F in Maidensgrave
Watt-A-Lot Castle is for 5 to 11 year olds, it runs from 9.45 am to 12.30 pm each day.  Places are filling fast so if your child wants to attend and they do not have a registration form (some schools have them) please contact Mary on 01394 382083. The ... [ more ]

Street lights not being fixed

Woof W in Brightwell
We have two street lights nearby, one not working since early January, and the other since mid-January. Advised repair dates given have come and gone, and still we are no further forward.  Is the problem only here, or is it the same across the area? At ... [ more ]
Bob B
A street light failed to come on tonight in Swan Close. I shall be reporting it on SCC's Highway Reporting Tool. In event of a tardy response I shall use SCC's web chat to progress the matter.
Bob B
Unit 0303 (OS17) fault at Swan Close, Martlesham has already been raised on 28th Jan 2016 as 'Street Lamp Light Out' and target to fix is 7th Feb 2016.

Ipswich Branch, Suffolk Family History Society, Monthly Meeting Thursday 25/2/2016

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The Pioneer Hall, Co-Op Education Centre, 11, Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW
Howard K in Martlesham
John Field presents: "Giles and his adopted Town - Ipswich . A description of the cartoonist Carl Giles, and his life, exploring the degree which Ipswich and Suffolk locations form the setting for many cartoons. Then looking at the various local ... [ more ]
Rachel J
Oh that sounds really interesting! I would love to be there but unfortunately I don't drive/own a car, is there a kind lady from Woodbridge going, who would give me a lift both ways please? Naturally I would be happy to help towards the cost of petrol.

Collars that are too tight

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
Neighbour was away so I was walking his labrador yesterday and she needs a longer walk than my Llahsa so I was walking roads different to my usual patch.  Fortunately I had my Stanley knife with me.  I keep seeing trees that were planted when the houses ... [ more ]
Sean G
Good idea. I was slightly worried however when I read the headline re collars, and then references to dogs and a knife. I thought you were going to say you had reason to cut off a dog's collar with your Stanley knife!

Petrol lawnmower service

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Babysitter please

Louise B in Kesgrave
Does anyone know of a babysitter they could recommend please? We have a 3 year old son we are looking for care for.
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Louise B
Thanks very much for your reply :)  It was for a Sunday but I have managed to find someone who he knows already.  If we are ever in need again I will bear her in mind.
Sarah S
Glad you have found someone you know X My daughter's a volunteer at Youth Club, great with little ones and more than happy to meet up before hand to build a friendship if ever needed :)

can anyone recommend a good, reliable HONEST plumber/heating tech

Karen C in Waldringfield Heath
Just had to have heat exchanger renewed in combi boiler due to scale was charged £316 I am since told these cost around £50 fed up with being ripped off by plumbers :-|
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Alan H
Hi Karen, My sons firm is the best of the best and are top notch, so no need to look any further. Also will never rip you off and are very pleasant and friendly. Just give my son a call on 07595793197. Cheers Alan

Clothes dummy

Christine S in Great Bealings
Does anyone have or know where I can get a full size clothes dummy to display a uniform in a museum? We are able to pay a small amount.
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Woodbridge police station

Jackie C in Broom Hill
Does anyone know anything more about the proposed closure of Woodbridge police station, mentioned by Therese Coffey in The Flyer?  Given the expense of their recent move to the fire service site, this seems like an extremely short-sighted, short-term, ... [ more ]
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Dining Room Tables

Stephanie F in Brightwell
I have two dining room tables which I need to sell. The first one is a six seater glass topped table with chrome legs and six high backed black leathrr look chairs. It has two extendable end sleeves and is in good condition. The second is a round ... [ more ]