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A long shot

Debbie W in Brightwell
After a little bump on a Foxhall roundabout (whoops) now looking for bonnet for Peugeot 406 Rapier HDI estate1997cc 11/09/2001. Many thanks.
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Jeff W
I did a Google search for Peugeot 406 Rapier parts and came up with https://www.1stchoice.co.uk/car-parts/peugeot/406/5-door-estate

Loss of more local trees

Jackie C in Broom Hill
I noticed the big group of at least 12 silver birch trees opposite Melton picnic site was being cut down this morning, even though they didn't seem to be in the way of the car park being built around them.   Does anybody know whether permission is ... [ more ]
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Laurence H
And when new trees are planted they are tied to stakes to keep them from falling over.  Trouble is after 5 years when the stakes are not needed and the ties are choking the trees they have been forgotten about. If you ever see a Scotsmen wandering ... [ more ]

Gifts for stocking fillers

Joanne Rolph Creations in Joanne Rolph Creations
Personalised bag charms £1.99 + 1.00 P&P.  Any name available. Choice of colour for pony beads. Collection by arrangement only.  Please note that due to the small parts, these are not suitable for small children. 
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Joanne Rolph Creations
Jay  Thanks for the order. I'm just waiting for some more alphabet beads, which have been despatched today and then I can get them done. Should be ok for 16th. I will be in touch when they are ready.

Music Lessons

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Christmas cracker novelties

Keith F in Maidensgrave
I have a large collection of Christmas cracker novelties, looking for  someone who likes making their own crackers.  Any crafty types out there? Need to get rid as need the space.

Caravan Club magazines

Keith F in Maidensgrave
Back issues of The Caravan Club magazine, from January 2014 to September 2016. Too good to chuck out. Free to a good home.

Christmas Fayre at Landguard Fort

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Landguard Fort, Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe, Ip11 3TW
Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
There are many Chrismas Fayres but only one in a Fort, The museum will have displays and exhibits, Felixstowe Country Market, Guide Dogs.  Snow Queen and Olaf Room.  Enjoy the Christmas Quiz Trail. Craft and gift stalls.  Beach Bonkers, Fab faces ... [ more ]

Cat Found on Nock Gardens

Sara R in Little Bealings
We awoke early yesterday morning to a cat on our kitchen roof.  She came in to keep warm (it was freezing out) and we took her to the vets to see if she was chipped.  She's not.  They recommeded we leave her outside again but she was back very late ... [ more ]
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Car Wash

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Central Heating Engineer

Charlie R in Martlesham Heath
Can I  say "thank you" to all those who suggested local engineers when my Central Heating went "phut" recently. Ian Banks (Accredited Heating Services) came out, diagnosed the problem and promptly fixed it. Great service - his name's in my book. ... [ more ]

Nightingale glade

Sheila B in Kingston
Anyone know why there are 3 areas (approx 25/30m square) that have been cleared and the top layer pushed to one side? Are there plans in the pipeline to build on the site?

McColls Martlesham Heath

Amanda P in Maidensgrave
Absolutely disgusted that McColls in the square has been broken into twice in the last 10 days! Even more shocked and appalled that the broken glass door has still not been repaired. Come on McColls treat your staff with respect! 😡😳
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Rushmere Handyman
I expect it hasn't been repaired as it may be being upgraded as far as security is concerned. The biggest issue is that local councils rarely give permission , if ever for roller shutters , which would stop it ever happening again.
Naomi E
My understanding from the staff in mccolls is that alcohol was stolen, not cash. They do need to get the door fixed though and update security. Really shocked something like this has happened so close to home.

Felixstowe Forward

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Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
Retailers have been busy working together on this years Felixstowe Unwrapped campaign. Over 45 shops will be opening late until 7pm on Friday 2, 9, 16, 23 December. Town Centre Car parking on those evening will be free after 3pm. Entertainment at the ... [ more ]

My son decided to leave home

Laurence H in Rushmere St Andrew
only into a flat in Ipswich but we needed a company that would provide the van and the muscle to move all his bedroom furniture up 3 flights of stairs at a reasonable price and without bokking weeks in advance. We used Budget Removal Ipswich who are ... [ more ]
Keith F
Thanks for the recommendation Laurence, we are moving soon so will give them a call nearer the time to get a quote.

White and black cat found

Terry G in Melton
Neighbours have found and are caring for a small, under-nourished white and black female cat in the Mill View Close area of Woodbridge. no collar or micro-chip.
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Terry G
Sorry Emma, I've just had another word with the lady who found and is caring for the cat but the owner has now been traced so she can't be yours. Hope my posting didn't raise your hopes too much. Terry
Emma L
Hi Terry I didn't think it would be Millie after such a long time but I'm really glad the cat has found her owner. Thank you for posting and replying Emma

November Open Days at The Knitters Attic

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Free Admission Today

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Newbourne Village Hall
Debbie W in Brightwell
Come and join in the fun at our Christmas Bazaar. Carols and festive songs with the Sutton Heath singers at 2pm

Central Heating Engineer

Charlie R in Martlesham Heath
It's winter and that's when the heating packs up ! Does anyone have the name of a reliable central heating engineer ? Upstairs heating is ok but downstairs seems to have given up the ghost (it's not the thermostat, I have replaced that !).
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Anne W
Iain Jack of Accredited heating services covers this area and is second to none. Would wholeheartedly recommend him, 01206855856

Eagle Way/Orwell Bridge

John B in Martlesham Heath
Presumably those responsible for closing the Orwell Bridge for half a day are the same individuals who left traffic lights operating in Eagle Way over the weekend with no obstacle other than the actual traffic lights.
Richard B
I came over the bridge late on Monday just before the bridge was closed and felt the wind but not enough to move the car. As Ipswich does not have a plan if the Orwell Bridge is closed we are at the mercy of the Highways Agency and their over caution ... [ more ]

Family Fun Day/ Table Sales

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Millenim Jubilee Hall. Millenium Way, Kesgrave
Balkees J in Brightwell
A family fun day with bouncy castle and table top sales. Raffles too. An opportunity for the children to have some fun, the adults to mingle and raise money for two local children from the community!

Christmas wreath workshop

Jen R in Bucklesham
There are a couple of places left on the Christmas wreath workshop to be held in Newbourne Village Hall on Sunday 27th November, starting at 10am. The cost of £20 includes mulled wine and mince pies, lunch, and tea and cake in the afternoon if you can ... [ more ]

Christmas Cracker novelties

Keith F in Maidensgrave
Anybody out there making their own crackers this Christmas?  We have a number of novelties we have saved from previous years.  No time to use them this year, and we need the space. Haven't counted them but there must be well over 100, and including ... [ more ]
Hilary W
I used to work with disabled teenagers and there was a guy who couldn't speak and had very little movement but he made up for this with his off the wall sense of humour. After every Christmas break, he would return to college with cracker jokes safety ... [ more ]

Planning in Martlesham

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Mike I in Martlesham Heath
Throughout the consultation period the team will be undertaking further activities to enable every voice to be heard. Public displays and drop in sessions already arranged, to which you are invited are: • Tuesday 6th December Martlesham Primary ... [ more ]

Plumber recomendation?

Karl
Hi Charlie, many have asked before, if you stick 'Plumber' in the search bar at the top, you should find what you're after :)

Primary school choice

Louise B in Kesgrave
I just wanted to ask other peoples experiences with Gorselands and Birchwood primary schools. I need to choose between these two for my son next autumn.  He has a slight language delay at the moment so I am uncertain whether he would be best suited ... [ more ]
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Tom W
Today birchwood just published there ofsted report. They got outstanding for everything. The full report is on the birchwood Web site