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Car Parking in Tower Road and outside St. Mary the Tower.

Alex G in Maidenhall
Be careful: £70 parking tickets are being issued to cars parked in the Tower Road bays marked for disabled badge holders. These bays are only to be used during the permitted hours Mon - Sat 11 am - 4.30pm and not at all on Sundays. No loading permitted ... [ more ]
Alex G
There seems to be some confusion here probably relating to the marked parking bays alongside double yellow lines!

Broomhill Christmas Fayre

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Broomhill Library, Sherrington Road IP1 4HT
Annie M in Westerfield
Something for all the family including stalls, face painting, Father Christmas, refreshments.  Come and support your local Library.


Gillian M in Westerfield
Does anyone know of a good engraver please. A fine engraving on a small special piece of jewelry. Thank you.

Cat Antifreeze Poisoing

Carol C in Sproughton
On Saturday I lost my dear sweet little cat to suspected antifreeze poisoning.  She had been off her food for several days but tests revealed her kidneys had suddenly lost all function and there was nothing that could be done.  I am in Fircroft Road near ... [ more ]
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Nikki B
Just read the posts here, and it looks like we are all in agreement that Ryder Davies are fab.  My dog was put to sleep 5 weeks ago, and I have nothing but praise for the way they handled a grief stricken 'Mum' who would talk for crying.  They are very ... [ more ]
Ian H
hi nikki they are not just pets but a very important member of your family ,i expect the same treatment from my vet as if not better than the hospital ,and i have nothing but praise for ipswich hospital ,so ryder davis are tops for their  services

Fundraising ball

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The manor ballroom, St Margaret's street, Ipswich
Michelle D in Ipswich Town Centre
We are holding our first fundraising ball, the theme is love Tickets are £10 pp or we have discounts available for larger group bookings please ask, To book:
Bear for an Angel
This is our first fundraising ball and we need your support, Mostly we need to sell tickets at the moment, we also need prizes for our raffle & sponsors We are a small not for profit organisation trying to get known and trying to make a change to ... [ more ]

More Roadworks. More Delay

Citizen of Ipswich in Sproughton
As well as the usual delays caused by the slow progress of the roadworks up by the Euro Park, I was further delayed yesterday by temporary traffic lights on Henley Rd, Bramford Rd and at the junction of Nacton and Landseer Rds. None of these delays were ... [ more ]
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We all know that the SCC cant do without their little red lights, stick all them thar lights on the Cornhill that would brighten the place up.
Suffolk County Council
Hi everyone,  Just to let you know, we've had some information from our highways technician about the signs.  Our information is sourced from other departments within the council as well as from the internet, media and our own traffic information. ... [ more ]

Traffic management boards.

Elaine D in White House
I drove into Bramford Rd yesterday morning at 09.30. The traffic was awful, unknown to me there had been a bad accident on the A14. I got to the board on the Bramford/Chevallier crossroads, and instead of the board saying, Accident on the A14, town ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi everyone, sorry again for the delay in responding. We’ve passed your comments to our highways technician who’s responded with the following: Our information is sourced from other departments within the council as well as from the internet, media ... [ more ]

Acupuncture recommendation

Brian J in Stoke
I've been advised by hospital to try acupuncture treatment for very painful neck problems. Can anyone recommend an Acupuncturist in Suffolk or Essex Area please. Many thanks. B
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Simon C
Brian I can highly recommend Suffolk Community Acupuncture based in 4a Fore Street.  Good success with pain relief and first session for new customers is free. Contact 01473 222328.
Tina B
Try Wayne Johnson @ The Aspen Centre @ Claydon - I doubt you will find anyone better. Tel 01473 831135/07882 624228

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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Ruth L
And I checked earlier, they've now extended the works on Kingfisher/Pheasant/Hawthorn drive junction until the 21st of December, if you're walking along the path in the early hours, there's no warning lights which makes it slightly ... [ more ]

Sloe berries

Emalkuda in Ipswich Town Centre
Just wondered if I was too late picking sloes or if not does anybody know where there is some please? Thanks
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Denise H
not too late and there are some up the lane heading to blue leighs static home next to the chequers pup have to walk right up....
Just want to thank you all for your replies. I was hoping to go last weekend but things cropped up unexpectantly (as they do). I will go this weekend and hope they are still there, if not - thanks Dave for your offer, very kind of you 😀

Sproughton Carols

Jacqueline S in Pinewood
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY:   Just a quick reminder that the Wild Man in Sproughton (big car park) are having a carols evening on Sunday December 6th from 7pm...   Folk groups, singers, and musicians are welcome..the evening will be led by Maggie and Stan ... [ more ]

Carpet cleaning

Muntjac Deer

Claire R in Akenham
I was exiting Sainsburys Hadleigh Road this evening when to my surprise i spotted a young muntjac deer. It was in the bushes where the statue is on the left hand side by the traffic lights. It ran out onto the path but then ran back into the bushes. ... [ more ]
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Cathy W
My son and I have seen one on heatherhayes, they keep them selves to themselves, don't mind having them as neighbours at all

shopping at ASDA

Philly57 in Ipswich Town Centre
If your going shopping at Asda, take cash with you as their card payment service is not working, is refusing to accept payment on all debit cards, causing long queues at the checkouts.
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There was never any bad remark made about those that work there-- only the way Asda are beginning to alter things.

Santa comes to the Buttermarket

Buttermarket Shopping Centre
Kitty Bank in Sproughton
Bring the family along and meet Santa and his elves. Admission is £4.50 per child and includes a gift. Santa’s grotto is located next door to Calendar Club and opposite the NEW New Look store (opening 12th Nov) Dates ... [ more ]
Jean G
thank you  kitty bank for all of this info as I was wondering where to take my grandson one Friday now I know  what a shame I see there is only one Friday hopefully there may be more come up in the town before Christmas is here !!

Knitted items for charity

Linda E in Maidenhall
I knitted some blankets, children's jumpers and hats for TWAM ( Tools With A Mission) but they can no longer accept them. Does anyone know of another charity who could make use of them. I also have spare wool and knitting needles.
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Marie sophie F
Thank you for the beautiful knitted items they will be very much appreciated indeed and my daughter myself and my friends will carry on knitting such a lovely bright collection of items
Linda E
You're very welcome Marie and thank you very much for coming to collect them. Good Luck with your knitting in the future. Thank you also to all the other people who responded to my request. Items have now found a good home.

Fundraising for the St. Elizabeth Hospice

Douglas W in Ipswich Town Centre
Would anyone like to help us with raising money for the Hospice ??? We are organizing an event this Saturday afternoon at the Selkirk pub in Rushmere ... there's an "Open Mic" and a raffle ... so we would love it if you could come and join us ... have a ... [ more ]

Fly Tipping.

Linda E in Maidenhall
Someone dumped a bag of rubbish in my garden last night. Unfortunately for them they forgot to take out their personal items so I know they bought batteries, bendy rollers and false nails in Primark and hair products in Alpha hair and Beauty. I shall ... [ more ]
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Tony O in Copdock
Hi All my iPad is on the blink.Can anyone recommend someone to repair it.The screen has gone blank. I tapped it on my thigh and it came on.but now it has gone completely. Many thanks Tony
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Tony O
Thank you all for the help you gave me.I tried hitting it on my thigh,but I hit it too hard,so I cracked the glass.i held both buttons down still no luck. I went to P C WAKE UP. and what a good job they have done.The lady was very helpful.Talked me ... [ more ]
Jean G
glad to be of service tony o my sister recommended me them as somebody had recommended her to them . they are allways very pleasant and helpful and if nothing is done no charge excellent service I  say.

Farm van on a 12

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Sheila O
what the lady means is a farm trailer  that sells all vegetables  fresh from the farm at the one near tattingstone they also sell eggs and fruit!
Jan B
Only joking Sheila please don't be offended but to spell 'grammar' incorrectly is the funniest part of this thread! I think we appreciate your message though thanks.

car wing mirrors broken off

Tracey L in Castle Hill
Hi I live along shafto road and over the past few days have had my wing mirror of my car snapped off on the path side.I always park so that there is lots of space on the path for people with buggies,wheelchairs to get through.A few months ago it had been ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Marilyn S I'm afraid SCC have no legal powers to stop vehicles from parking illegally, therefore the best people to speak with about the cars parking on the pavement would be Ipswich Borough Council’s Civil Enforcement Officers. More information ... [ more ]
Ted M
One thing that I notice is that visitors to our house if they park on the path I ask them if they live in a narrow road 9 out of ten say yes. I then point out that our road is not that narrow but they usually say well I do it all the time anyway !!

FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation Class

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La Tour Cycle Cafe, Tower House, 17 Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Timothy Yau in Whitton
Taster Class to Discover Ancient Techniques COST: Free TEL: 07964 078330 EMAIL: WEB: In the West the term meditation was always used to describe the focus of the intellectual mind, in the ... [ more ]


Watchfull in Castle Hill
Hi everybody--at the moment I am running my security camera off of the old VFH system--tape recording-- its coming to the end of its time--can any one recommend a disc or hard drive system--not too exspensive--where to get it and have it fixed up-- so ... [ more ]
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Ted M
Check this out Watchfull it is far superior to the old VHF tape system about £100 but buy a hard drive for it about another £18. I have just set one up for my Daughter. Four recordable cameras definition is fantastic. If you buy from the likes of Maplin ... [ more ]
Hi Ted M sounds brill. have looked at the link--problem is I am a complete duffer when it come to all this new stuff and would not know how to go about--buying or fixing it up--will have to have a rethink of how to go about it--best suggestion as ... [ more ]

Broom Hill Swimming Pool.

Andrew T in Westerfield
It looks like Broom Hill might once again be open to the public, i heard on the radio today that they have secured some serious funding. A spokes person for the project has said that if all goes well the pool could be reopened in about 2 years. This id ... [ more ]
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Margaret D
I always found the water too cold, almost freezing in fact!  On a hot day, I nearly cooked like a fried egg when sunbathing on the concrete!!  Oh well.
Jill W
Good morning folks, We are very excited to hear about Broomhill coming back to life after years of being closed !! Our family have lots of happy memories at the pool in the past. Why are there moans and groans about parking when we have a good local bus ... [ more ]

Car Park fees

Johnny in Castle Hill
Had the misfortune of getting a parking fine the other night, for parking in Upper Barclay street thinking it was an IBC car park area, so I put my money in their machine. Signage very unclear, especially in the dark. IBC parking agree, but NCP say it is ... [ more ]
Terry M
If IBC agree worth trying to complain to NCP you would have to pay the fine first then claim. There will probably be a notice on the meter. I did in Colchester and was successful
Rodney C
I never use NCP on principle - ensure you use only IBC - (the prices are reasonable too)