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Gypsies have set up camp by the Farm House, turn off outside taps those in the area, and lock your sheds.
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Sarah S
The land is owned by Suffolk county council, kesgrave council are not responsible for the land but are doing all they possibly can to put pressure on ssc to act. Court order applied for today.

Woodbridge Lodge Open Day 10th July

Clubs & Groups in Melton

Dilly dally
Woodbridge Lodge Residential Home is participating in the National Care Home Open Day on Friday 10th July. We have afternoon cream teas, a falconry display and a volunteer dementia speaker. Music by Amberlight. Free to all ages. From 1pm - 4pm. All ... [ more ]

Darrell's Day at Landguard Fort

Clubs & Groups in Rushmere St Andrew

Laurence H
Next Sunday the 5th July the Royal Marines Association will be at Landguard Fort as well as bands, displays and re-enactments.  In 1667 the Dutch having sunk part of the English fleet in the River Medway came up the coast to create a bit more mischief ... [ more ]
Laurence H
Hi Patricia, starts at 10 am but if you miss the start a lot of the program will be repeated after lunch, the events finish about 4 with the Fort closed at 5.  There will be a stall selling food but if you want to bring a picnic and camp out for the ... [ more ]

Charity event Bring and Buy cake and coffee morning

Clubs & Groups in Beacon Hill

Sue V
My mum died in November 2013 from vascular dementia. Last year we raised over £500 for dementia research  at a            BRING AND BUY CAKE AND COFFEE MORNING so we are doing it again this tear. Saturday 27th June 2015 10am until 2pm So please come ... [ more ]
Sue V
Thank you one and all, what a fantastic morning we had. We raised a magnificent £400...........You supported us both with your time, your wonderful cakes and of course the money we raised. Great full thanks to one and all.

Silver dog tag

Lost & Found in Broom Hill

Jackie C
Lost - a bone-shaped silver dog tag with two telephone numbers one side and chip number the other.  Possibly on Wilford Bridge to Kyson river path, path from Kyson to Kingston Field, or Lovers' Lane paths to and including Melton playing field.  Thanks

Paint Sprayer

Give, Lend & Borrow in Brightwell

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Richard G
My house is all rendered and if i could spray it on i would , be assured of that , this is the fifth time painting it all . You need to put on two coats and don't skimp on the thickness you apply it . Our house takes 25litres for 2 coats . Eight people ... [ more ]
Andrew G
Hi Richard I appreciate your comments but just to give you an idea of the sheer scale of work I am trying to complete I have attached a file, this is only one side. Andrew G

Alice Grange Care Home or Other

Recommendations in Little Bealings

Sara R
Hi everyone.  My grandparents have just been moved into a care home in Southwold.  At 96 and 97 they are now unable to cope with just carers coming in and we are too far away to help on a daily basis. As we live on Grange Farm and Woodbridge we thought ... [ more ]
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Stephen W
I looked at cotman house in felixstowe on behalf of an elderley relative, the staff could not have been more helpfull, they gave us a guided tour & it is like a 5 star hotel, we were able to chat with the residents & they all love it there, it ... [ more ]

Adjustable dress forms

Give, Lend & Borrow in Maidensgrave

Maureen R
Does anyone out there have an adjustable dress form they no longer use, have never used or just don't like? I have clothes to alter and am sure I would find one of those dress making forms useful. Maureen R
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Walking dogs off the lead

Local Conversations in Little Bealings

Paul S
I know many dog owners won't hear a word said against their dogs but I just wonder if any would give me an opinion on this? If you had a dog, dangerous or not, that you clearly couldn't keep under control, would you let it off the lead in a public ... [ more ]
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As a dog owner I am ashamed someone would act this way, my dogs are both friendly but never, never would I let them near a child that was frightened by one. Don't suppose you heard the name of the dog? Must say I haven't come across this man and dog by ... [ more ]
Paul S
Sadly, the guy is definitely very familiar to me. See him a lot  around Kesgrave and Martlesham but I just can't place where. Got a feeling he lives near Cedarwood. It will come to me at some point.

Woman Driving Instructor

Recommendations in Waldringfield Heath

Any recommendations for a woman driving instructor in the Kesgrave area? Thanks.
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Paint Donations

Clubs & Groups in Martlesham Heath

I am looking to obtain paint to help Kesgrave High School decorate some of their older classrooms in readiness for the new term. Does anyone have any contacts who may be able to help me? Any help appreciated
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Laurence H
I have a 2.5 ltr tin of Baby Blue One Coat emulsion and 2 half full 5 litre tins of emulsion, one is Magnolia and the other Buttermilk. If you are not too worried about collecting a motley collection of leftovers I suggest you state a time and place for ... [ more ]
I should have added on the original post that as the paint will be used around children, I am really looking for any contacts with suppliers or shops who may be able to help.  I am not able to accept part used tins, but thank you for the offers.

idiotic cyclists

Local Conversations in Playford

Whilst driving along Colchester Rd this morning towards Heath Rd, a couple of cyclists on racing bikes  who I should say were in their 20s, were ridingmslowly,  two abreast and holding up a flow of traffic as there wasn't room to pass due to oncoming ... [ more ]
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Paul S
To recap, the cycle lane is a 'shared use' path. Lots of junctions, lots of concealed driveways, pedestrians, dogs, obstacles. In short, it's not really a cycle lane at all and is way more dangerous than being on the road, a choice the cyclist is legally ... [ more ]


Local Conversations in Kingston

Sheila B
Why, oh why, must people have large bonfires during the day.  I have been looking after my very young grandson and someone had a massive bonfire which affected the lower end of Chandos Drive.  We couldn't go in the garden (and it was a really lovely ... [ more ]
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adult bicycle

Give, Lend & Borrow in Kingston

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Pam S
We are selling a gents Holdsworth Ventura road bike in excellent condition, 20 gears £70 o.n.o. in Kesgrave
Keith B
I have a bike which works OK, but gears need attention. Free of charge, but perhaps a small donation to charity.  Ring 01394 383929.

Woodbridge and District SNT - Crime Brief 17 - 21 June 2015

Clubs & Groups in Bucklesham

Swan Close Scheme
Thefts: In Woodbridge Thoroughfare - 17 June between 9.45 and 10.15am – purse removed from bag. Quayside - 20 June between 2 and 4.30pm – purse removed from elderly person whilst in busy location

Litter Picking

Clubs & Groups in Martlesham

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Tea Hut Kingston Fields, Woodbridge
Charlie Z
Hello all you wonderful litter pickers! Following a very successful litter pick back in April we, Transition Woodbridge are organising another 2 on Friday 7th August! It was a really social event and we love meeting new people. Please do come along. ... [ more ]
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Emma D
If you contact Suffolk Coastal Dc they will drop off litter pickers for you and you can arrange for them to come and collect all the bags of litter.

Burglaries - Martlesham Heath and Rushmere

Clubs & Groups in Bucklesham

Swan Close Scheme
Suffolk Police Reports: wo/15/1044 burglary - dwelling lancaster drive Martlesham Heath between 5.15pm 16 june and 8am 17 june – entry to property via garage window. old copper piping removed from room at rear of property wo/15/1045 ... [ more ]
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Swan Close Scheme
The Kesgrave & District Safer Neighbourhood Team will be holding a public meeting in Grundisburgh on Monday 13 July 2015. The meeting, being held at the Playing Field Pavillion at Ipswich Road in Grundisburgh, from 6.30pm, will give you the ... [ more ]

Kesgrave & District Safer Neighbourhood Team

Clubs & Groups in Kesgrave

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Playing Field Pavillion at Ipswich Road in Grundisburgh
Bob B
The Kesgrave & District Safer Neighbourhood Team will be holding a public meeting in Grundisburgh on Monday 13 July. The meeting, being held at the Playing Field Pavillion at Ipswich Road in Grundisburgh, from 6.30pm, will give you the opportunity ... [ more ]


Clubs & Groups in Rushmere Street

Eric F
We are a couple with a very small charity. We need to learn how to organise some office basics on our computer, e.g. putting documents and photos into folders and files,so that we can find everything when we need it. We are generally computer literate ... [ more ]
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Hi Eric F, sorry have been away for a couple of days. Now about to send you a private message.

Community group in need of some things!

Clubs & Groups in Martlesham

Charlie Z
Hello! Transition Woodbridge have a Forest Garden Allotment and we need some old (but usable) garden chairs and a shed (ideally a potting shed). If anyone has one we can come and collect it. Or, if you would like to come along and join us in the ... [ more ]
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Laurence H
Hi Charlie, my number is 01473621923 although I shall be out this afternoon, the Fort number is 01394675900 and Shirley the manager knows about the sheds. I will be in the Fort all day tomorrow but would warn you there is an event on called Crossing ... [ more ]
Laurence H
Sorry Charlie but I have to take back the offer of the sheds, one of our other members has plans for it so we can't let you have them.  Sorry to have built up your hopes for nothing

Electrician for minor repairs in Grange Farm house

Recommendations in Brightwell

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Alert: fraudsters are sending spoof text messages

Clubs & Groups in Bucklesham

Swan Close Scheme
The scam text messages claim that there has been fraud on the recipient's account or that the account details need to be updated. The texts encourage people to call a number or visit a website, often claiming the matter is urgent. However the telephone ... [ more ]
Swan Close Scheme
Further details on how to protect yourself from this crime are at ActionFraud's web site at:

Paying too much for House Insurance?

Local Conversations in Rushmere St Andrew

Laurence H
I had my renewal quote come through the other day for my building and contents insurance and like last year the premium had gone up.  This is because I do not keep changing insurers and loyalty is rewarded with higher premiums.  Normally I phone up and ... [ more ]
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Beverley J
My sentiments entirely Stuart.  As an existing customer they should be quoting their best price to you, but we all know that is not usually the case. I always research an alternative quote on any insurance but you do have to double check that you are ... [ more ]
Go through Topcashback website and as well as saving a fortune you get cashback paid into your bank account. It can take a few weeks or 2 or 3 months occasionally but well worth it. I have regularly saved and received up to £70 cashback!

Trooping of colour flypast

Local Conversations in Melton

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Litter Picking!

Clubs & Groups in Martlesham

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McColls Melton
Charlie Z
Hello all you wonderful litter pickers! Following a very successful litter pick back in April we, Transition Woodbridge are organising another 2 on Friday 7th August! It was a really social event and we love meeting new people. Please do come along. We ... [ more ]