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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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Martin C
I don't think there's any doubt SCC are doing something, after all it was even mentioned in the Ipswich Star!  Perhaps the debate needs a different forum everyone can use, one that's a bit more user friendly than this one..
Hi Martin C While I agree this debate might do better or needs a different forum I do not know what might be the better--I am signed in to facebook but use it very little--the reason is that there can be too much abuse on there--on the other hand ... [ more ]

Grey cat

Hayley J in Ipswich Town Centre
There's a small Grey cat with collar in our area and we haven't a clue who it belongs to. I haven't seen it but my neighbour has and she says it doesn't look well. Has anyone lost one? Please PM me .
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Hayley J
Hi Carol and Sarah. We haven't seen this cat since. I've spoken to neighbour and she is going catch it if she sees it. Thank you for your comments.

Pot holes

Tony O in Copdock
What's happened to our local council. Pot holes everywhere. We live on the Chantry Est, and we have big holes on the Hawthorn roundabout near the Kingfisher pub and the Doctors I have seen cyclists dodging these pot holes and nearly been hit by cars? ... [ more ]
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Tony O
Hi Mel. Have now reported it to highways dept. Thank you for your quick response.Hope we can sort out soon. Kind regards Tony
Anita S
Have reported other end of Kingfisher Ave too,when you turn into it from Robin Drive.It is getting extremely bad with potholes and bumps yet again.It's no use keep bodging.They need doing properly once and for all.This road had workmen on it several ... [ more ]

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carpenter and kitchen fitters

bryan P in Greenwich
I am looking for Kitchen fitters must be reliable and reasonably priced and good workmanship also looking for a carpenter I would welcome any recomendations Many thanks


Kuhli in Pinewood
Can anyone recommend a ladies hairdresser in Ipswich town centre area please? I'm looking for someone who isn't scissor happy and will do a wash and set at a reasonable price. TIA.
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Hi. Amy. Thanks for the reply. A list of your services and prices would be useful and also where exactly are you setting up? Ginny S, I have tried the salon you suggested but they don't do wash and sets and the prices stated are misleading. A friend ... [ more ]
Amy Maes
Hi Kuhli of course I will list my prices below, I do also offer a OAP discount and can also offer shampoo and sets. I will be based in Stoke park IP2. Any more questions please don't hesitate to contact me. Trim from £15.00 Cut and blow-dry from £20 ... [ more ]

I am trying to find a guy called Martin.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
I am sorry, but I am trying to find a guy on here called Martin who took away some kitchen units from us a few months ago for his garage. I just wanted to say a special THANK YOU for putting some photos through our door. You have done a most wonderful ... [ more ]

Diabetes UK

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Diabetes Uk meetings held at St Augustins Church hall are trying to increase their membership--Please take note--it would help if they published the DATE & TIME of these meetings--then they might get more to come along--
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Lewis L
The 2016 Diabetes World Summit is a free online event running from the 18th of April  to the 25th.  See
the bees knees
Lewis L, thank you for this very interesting link.  I agree with the findings of the third chat that I read early am this morning. Have you read it yet? 

A good home needed for a Meditec stairlift.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
My partners parents are moving from Hollesley into a bungalow and will no longer need their stairlift. It is a few years old but is in good working order and has recently been serviced.  They are quite happy to let it go to someones home free of charge. ... [ more ]

Artificial nails.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
I need some help please Does anyone know of someone, whether it be one person or a small business, where I can have some nails put on for my holiday?  I live off the Norwich Road so wouldn't want to go miles out. If so, let me know please.  I would need ... [ more ]
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Amy B
Dial lane next to Berridges but you will need to call & make an appointment as they get very booked up.

Recommend a painter and decorator please

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Theresa H
Dave Beales has done some very good work for me on a few occasions now and currently is doing some work in my bedroom. He lives in Ipswich and his number is 07506760892.

Bathroom Refurbishment

Linda E in Maidenhall
I have recently moved into a flat and need the bathroom refurbished. Electric shower and cubicle plus tiling. Any recommendations welcome. Linda E.
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Theresa H
I had a guy called Adrian who made a wet room for my dad a couple of years ago and did a very good job indeed. So much so that I am going to use him this summer to sort my bathroom out with a complete new bath suite and tiles. He lives in Colchester but ... [ more ]

Curtains turned up?!

Hi, I can turn curtains up. If you would like to PM me if you would like to discuss this further. Thanks
Martin H
Hello, we are on Pinewood and my wife does loads of clothing alterations for people and she sometimes has curtains brought round to work on. She used to make bespoke wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses etc but just sticks to alterations now. She has ... [ more ]

FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation Group

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La Tour Cycle Cafe, Tower House, 17, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PP
Timothy Yau in Whitton
An open group were we explore contemplative meditation as the practice of focusing or quieting the mind, sometimes called ‘mindfulness’, which in turn, opens us up to a relationship with the Divine. COST; Donation towards room hire TEL: 07964 ... [ more ]


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Sheila O
We used to have a toad every year in our garden but remarked the other day i haven't seen one for the last 2or three years goung off subject a bit we used to have a squirrel that used to scuttle along our fence bur he has vanished as well but the trees ... [ more ]
Susan H
Our garden is full of toads, but then we are in countryside. We also find newts. As for squirrels, don't get me started. I had 3 bird feeders destroyed by the blighters last year, despite having 2 dogs who'd love to have squirrel for dinner. I have to ... [ more ]

local gym

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Susan F
thank you all for your comments. have signed up at the YMCA. induction is on Thursday 14 April.

quiz in aid of Barnardo's

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Tuddenham village hall
Gillian M in Westerfield
There are still places for the Barnardo's quiz. A team of 6 for £36.00 or singles to make up a team at £6.00. Numbers by Sunday please to Pat 01473 252326 or Pat 01473 240844

Day of hope big funday

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Foxhall community centre, Foxhall road
Michelle D in Ipswich Town Centre
Amazing funday for pregnancy, baby & childloss with megaslide, tots corner, football shootout, a balloon release many great stalls & more All in aid of bear for an Angel
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Landscape gardener

Carol M in Belstead
Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced landscape gardener who could design, plan and alter my awkward shape garden, to make it manageable for me?

Bake for bears, coffee morning

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The meeting place, Limerick close, Ipswich
Michelle D in Ipswich Town Centre
We are holding a coffee morning with cakes, coffee, tea & more to raise funds for our no sew teddy bear package's,

Cats Protection Ipswich - Car Boot Sale

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Foxhall Comunity Centre (ex St Clements Sports & Social Club), Foxhall Road, Ipswich Ip3 8ls
Kitty Bank in Sproughton
Our Boot Sales are continuing into 2016  We'll be on site at Foxhall Road from 10am for those wishing to set up If you'd like to book a pitch please call Dave on 01473 680210. £5 a car, £7.50 for car and trailer/van Free entry to public to ... [ more ]

House Building on Westerfield railway site

Linda E in Maidenhall
The East Anglian Daily Times on Saturday had an article re. proposed house building on an 8 acre former railway site at Westerfield. It stated that Suffolk Coastal District Council are likely to give planning consent for 35 houses to be built. If this ... [ more ]
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Martin C
that's a big failing of this daft website. It seems to be very selective in what it shows to people, so often people don't get to see stuff that of general interest to the whole town. Try this link for the Northern Bypass discussion. ... [ more ]
Richard G
The fact that you are limited as to what areas you can see is a big failure of Streetlife.

Cats Protection Ipswich - Quiz Night

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Bourne Vale Social Club
Kitty Bank in Sproughton
7pm arrival, quiz starting prompt at 7:30pm Tickets are just £8 per person and include entry to the quiz and food. The menu for the evening is jacket potatoes with chilli (mild), cheese and beans or cheese and coleslaw. Teams should consist of 4-6 ... [ more ]

Cat Protect Ipswich Quiz Night

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Bourne Vale Social Club
Kitty Bank in Sproughton
7pm arrival, quiz starting prompt at 7:30pm Tickets are just £8 per person and include entry to the quiz and food. The menu for the evening is jacket potatoes with chilli (mild), cheese and beans or cheese and coleslaw. Teams should consist of 4-6 ... [ more ]