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Northern Bypass for Ipswich

Watchfull in Castle Hill
It has be suggested that we bring this subject up again--can we have your views on this and the reason why--if the Orwell bridge shut down the Valley road gets grid locked--if the big expansion comes about North of Westerfield--it will get worst--I can ... [ more ]
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Are we getting some where now with this debate? I think we are--Martin C has been in touch with Ben Gummer--I have been in touch with David Ellesmere and Hugh Whittle all have replied to our emails--copies of these emails have been offered to all that ... [ more ]
Mass R
As they say, talk is cheap we want action and it's up to our elected representatives to deal with these issues and report back.  SCC should acknowledge our concerns and SCC councillors should be pressing for an acceptable response - it's what they are ... [ more ]

Airport taxis

Gillian M in Westerfield
Can anyone recommend a good reliable taxi service to Stansted airport please for 4 people with luggage. Thank you.
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Alex G
Charles W. I did use the Gatwick to Ipswich route a couple of years ago, and it is, as you say, 'different'. A 2015 flight arriving at Gatwick required a 2 hour wait for the bus departure. We then went to Heathrow, where the bus stopped to drop and ... [ more ]
Gillian M
Thank you for all your recommendations will look into costs and go from there but it will probably be taxi wise as my husband feels safer that way. Thanks again to all who replied

Brickie needed.

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Gill S
Spec building services 07795102372 very reliable reasonable prices 20 years experience


Steve R in Mace Green
Does anyone do catering I am looking for a price for 100 people to attend a a 60th birthday party

counselling for men who have been in an abusive marriage.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Hi! Please can someone offer some help? I need to find out if there is any support groups or counselling services which offer MEN support with depression linked to having been in an abusive marriage. My partner thankfully is now out of that marriage ... [ more ]
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Hi Theresa. The name is Angela Emmerson. She's in IP3. 01473 727197 I hope she can be a help to your partner.

The Waterfront Again.

Kuhli in Pinewood
I've just read via The Ipswich Star that new signs for Ipswich are in the pipeline, guess what? Welcome to Ipswich ... East Anglia's Waterfront Town Is that what we are to be known as now?
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Roger A
Thomas L said: "the Waterfront/docks are actually no longer docks where the title applies - the docks are further along - so why not call the area the Waterfront with the yacht marina etc - its an accurate description." Oh yes! Anglo Norden will really ... [ more ]

Ipswich Hospital Care Parking

Val S in Sproughton
I am so fed up with the car parking situation at Heath Road.  Sadly we are in the position of having to visit the hospital frequently to attend appointments and the time lost by driving endlessly round and around the car park looking for a space is ... [ more ]
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Patricia D
I started a thread about trying to save the park and ride some time ago as  have found it so easy to attend the hospital. One can wait inside the spacious hall at either end so no need to be cold or wet, and the bus stop at the hospital is covered. If ... [ more ]


Janet A in Common, The
Can anyone recommend anywhere good to go to have a new will done?
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Rita P
We had a party when we made our wills and gave a copy to each of the executers so there would be no unpleasant surprises for our children.

Recommendation for cattery please.

Brian H in Stoke Park
Hi, can anybody recommend a cattery, preferably not too far from central Ipswich, for our timid rescue cat to be boarded for a few days?
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David G
Acorn cattery at Copdock is fantastic. The owners are a bit eccentric but the care the cats get is second to none. The cattery has outside runs so the cats get to sit out on their shelfs watching the wildlife. Fantastic rural position cant recommend ... [ more ]
Shaun N
We always use Woodside for our two  Lovely place and great environment and lovely people who run it.  They were more than happy for us to come and have a look around when we inquired.  Our cats seem to be very ... [ more ]

Fundraising ball

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The manor ballroom, 4 St Margaret's green, Ipswich
Michelle D in Ipswich Town Centre
Bear for an Angel presents their first ever fundraising ball at Manor ballroom, 4 St Margarets Green, Ipswich, on February 14th, 7-11pm, our awareness bands will be on sale on the run up to and on the evening at £1.50 each Over 18's only! Their will be ... [ more ]

Fundraising ball

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The manor ballroom, 4 St Margaret's green, Ipswich
Michelle D in Ipswich Town Centre
Their will be a disco, buffet, bar, raffle, Dress code: smartly dressed (ball gowns or evening dresses, suits & ties & shoes Bear for an angel are a small non profit organisation based in Ipswich who provides no sew teddy bear packages for ... [ more ]

decorator wanted

George W in Maidenhall
Can anyone know a reliable painter/decorater to help me finish decorating my living room  I need one wall papered, and the ceiling and 3 walls painted I live in Chantry area Thanks
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Yvonne B
I have been using a painter called Dave for several years never had a problem although he does get very busy so you may have to wait a bit his number is 07766774420 if that helps

Bramford Village Stores

Jumble Sale

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25th Ipswich Scout group, Bramford Road, Ipswich
Lyn A in Ipswich Town Centre
On Saturday 16th January the 24th Ipswich Scout Group will be holding a Jumble Sale. Doors open at 1pm.  Bramford Road Railway Bridge 330A Bramford Road Ipswich IP1 5AX

Epson Printer

Gillian M in Westerfield
I have an Epson RX685 printer with an extra set of inks it is about 8 years old. Prints black and white but colour a bit iffy. If this would be of any use to someone they are welcome to it rather than sticking it on the dump

New year

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I will confess, it took me a while to figure out that a lot of what is said on here, was tongue in cheek, and not certain folks being utter buggers. *Looks at no one in particular* That said, learning how to write sarcasm is not quite as easy at the ... [ more ]
Margaret D
I think people just like to let off steam wherever there is a listening ear!  At least we don't have to take it personally, we just need to be patient.  At least it is helping in some way.

Double glazed doors

Steve R in Mace Green
Does anyone know someone who could supply and fit a double glazed front and back door for a reasonable price
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Richard G
There are different quality doors and can make a drastic difference to cost , some look good initially but the finish can be poor after a few years. It is therefore difficult to make an informed decision. Bit like someone to quote for a new car .
Andrew H
I've had windows progressively replaced over the last decade by Admiral (google Admiral double glazing Ipswich). Friendly & efficient service and good quality product. Best bit was low pressure sales with simple easy fixed priced take-it-or-leave-it ... [ more ]

scouts post service

Graham M in Maidenhall
has any body else had problems with this service.i have spoken to several people who sent us cards but we are yet to reicve them this is three days after the big day .we are in the ip1 area
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Complain to the post office who issue the licence complaints for this area were dealt with from Colchester in the past phone no is on the R M website or do it on line.
Janet A
Royal mail are not super efficient and we have had letters and cards wrongly delivered and at a higher cost. I have been using the scouts delivery service for several years and will continue to do so. I accidentally included a card for my friend in ... [ more ]

Gravel chips (garden type, grey/silver granite, approx 20mm) - free

Andrew H in Bramford
This is on behalf of my father who is not currently online. He has probably several wheelbarrow loads of gravel chips to dispose of after turfing a previously gravel laid garden. I think they originally covered about 25 sq m of ground (but I don't know ... [ more ]

Man with van

Vivienne S in Sproughton
Can any one recommend a man with a van to collect household items from felixstowe to bramford . Looking for reasonable price .
Joe S
We have used. very pleasant and reliable. 01473 603310. They charge by the hour for a job and you could also look at hiring a self drive van from somewhere such as thrifty

National Grid Works on Chantry

Anita S in Blacksmith's Corner
I would like to know why there hasn't been any notification to householders,regarding the National Grid works going on over roads in Chantry.How long are these going to last and which roads are affected etc.A courtesy letter sent to roads affected before ... [ more ]
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George W
when I phoned 2 weeks ago I was told they would not be doing our street for at least 3 months,which was a relief as people tell me they cut the gas off all day in your house. and I did not fancy being without heating cooking hot  water etc in the coldest ... [ more ]