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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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Plastic Flower Pots

Susan S in Woodbridge
I have dozens of washed plastic flower pots to give away if anyone is interested in collecting them. various sizes and colours. mainly black.
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Chris M
Hi, Susan. I need some pots to transplant shrubs during a building project. If you've got any to spare, I'd be happy to come and collect. You can ring or text me on 07341261357. Many thanks, Chris
Ethna B
Can I tag along on your notice Susan. I also have pots I don't need any more, mostly 1 and 2 litre. I live in Woodbridge

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

Nordic Walking Classes

Suffolkstriders Nordic Walking Group in Suffolkstriders Nordic Walking Group
Why not come along and get the benefits of Nordic Walking.  We are a friendly group and once you have completed the course you can join our weekly walks.  Get more information from Lesley 07967653217/

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 ]


Jackie C in Broom Hill
The immersion heater in a bedroom has been leaking through the carpet and floorboards and onto the ceiling and polystyrene ceiling tiles in the room below.  I don't have central heating but somebody has said a dehumidifier is the best way to dry ... [ more ]
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Kevin L
hi jackie, i have a electric amcor tc 120 dehumidifier you can try if you still need one and just £20 if you'd like to keep it.
Jackie C
Thanks Kevin.  A good offer which I would take up but a neighbour is lending me a dehumidifier next week and I think that will be easier for me. 

Free yellow bathroom suite (used)

Keith F in Maidensgrave
Apparently coloured bathrooms are coming back!  I don't believe it myself, but prove me wrong and come and help yourself to a genuine 70's original suite in Lemon Yellow. Comprises bath, basin with pedestal, and low-level wc pan/cistern.  Ready for ... [ 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 ]


scammer alert: Top Marshalls Driveways

Nicole Boitos-Hayworth in Melton
hello everyone -  We had a very alarming verbal altercation with a trio of young men going door to door on Cherry Tree Road last evening claiming to be representatives from Top Marshalls Driveways. The trio verbally abused an elderly passerby who had ... [ more ]
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Teresa B
I have just spoken to gentlemen fernhill close that had his driveway done and was really pleased with the work price and they were polite. They also did a drive nextdoor and they also pleased. So not quite sure if its the same people
Andrew G
All, I have only just seen this post. Just to make you all aware that signs may say "Marshalls register". These are generally a legitimate business who have been vetted by Marshalls paving prior to installing their products. Use any  search engine and ... [ 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).

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

Does the car park for the Millenium Playing Fields need to be made larger?

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
Saturday mornings is a joke when trying to use Century Drive due to the number of cars parked for the Fun runners and the footballers. 9 am is the worst time with the runners parking all the way round Century Drive,  I expect the people in Terry ... [ more ]
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Janet F
Not if you live a long way away tigerlily, you'd be knackered before you even started. I walk but it isn't very far away.
Laurence H
The problem would be eased if there was someone assisting with the parking in the car park as there are many wasted spaces or they are hidden when cars turn up so the drivers just stop in the nearby streets.  The thing is Century drive is narrow so ... [ more ]