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Italian club

Robin H in Maidenhall
Is there a social club or association for Italians living in Ipswich? My partner would like to socialise with fellow Italians occasionally.
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Jacqueline H
And, of course, also in St Peter's Street, is Locanda di Parma, which, I believe, is actually run by Italians ...
Lynda H
There was a part time pizzeria above lings motorcycles in Foxhall road that seems popular with the Italian community and families

Continuation NBP

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Streetlife have closed our NBP debate down which is their policy to do so after six mouths-- and I think we ought to thank Streetlife for allowing us to run for that length of time-- should we keep this continuation going at least until we get the ... [ more ]
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Thank you Matt (and good arternoon to you bore) for keeping your lot updated with this thread-- and in no way was I being disrespectful-- just an old Suffolk dumplings way of talking-- but how do you think that they will let the public know of the ... [ more ]
Carol C
Here is a link to the Transport Assessment report produced as part of the submissions for the Northern Fringe Development.  It includes such gems as a proposal to make 'no right turn' at Henley Road/Valley Road traffic lights!   Cannot imagine what rat ... [ more ]

Hail stones

Val S in Sproughton
We had a really heavy hailstorm in Castle Hill last night and the stones broke the roof of our conservatory in many places. Did anyone else get damage?
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We had hailstones the size of marbles in Claydon Andrew H. They sounded like glass hitting the front door. Luckily no damage.
That's really interesting, Andrew H. and fascinating. I'm in IP1 and we had nothing. (Sadly my ability to use compass directions is truly limited hence the post code.)

Road maintenance!

Jennifer S in Pinewood
Hello, I have reported the shocking state of Sheldrake Drive and had a reply from the council stating this road is not an issue. Anyone else feel this road is in need of attention?
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Paul H
Shame Boris pulled out of the running, he would have looked after his cycling buddies. I know of a couple of guys who used to cycle to work using modern expensive bikes that seem vogue. Now reverted back to their cars as they are worried about the ... [ more ]
Ipswich Entrepreneur
Christelle,  Why does the council turn a blind eye when people are reporting issues but as soon as it gets in a newspaper or someone publish reference to it online, you stop and take note?

Football area in parks?

Kathy P in Pinewood
Does anyone know a good park for playing football? My son says the Ellenbrook green area is too rough (though I often see other lads playing there!). A permanent goal would be ideal, though not essential, just flattish grass! Thank you for any ... [ more ]
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ipswich hosptill

Jim G in Common, The
hi i was just wondering if any body knows if the physiotherapist department is closing down in september
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Kerry O
I work for the Health & Social Care Watchdog and we work very closely with the Hospital and I have had no information about this. What makes you think it is closing?

Smell of burning

Linda E in Maidenhall
On Wednesday evening there was a very strong smell of burning in the Valley Road area. It git so bad that I had to close my bedroom window because of the fumes. I haven't heard any news of a big fire anywhere. Any one else smell anything?
Peter S
Yes, we got it as well along Henley Road. We had to shut all the windows because it was affecting our breathing! Our thoughts were that it was a garden bonfire which was a bit antisocial on one of the hottest evenings of the year when most people had ... [ more ]

Trying to find Trixie

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Some while ago I was trying to find an old friend named Trixie-- there was a kind lady on here that tried to help me I dont remember your name-- at that time Trixie was about to move house-- she has now been in touch-- was it YOU who tried to help? if ... [ more ]
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No Andrew not stupid I use to have problems with-- LOL-- TLC-- and a lot more so I invented SOH-- yer your right CW means Country and Western-- cant stick this Line Dancing stuff-- that's not CW-- we have another name for that it's known as SK-- SOH

Festival of Paganism

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Oddfellows Hall, High Street, Ipswich
Robin H in Maidenhall
A free event for people interested in learning about what modern day pagans do and believe, hosted by the Ipswich Pagan Council. Refreshments available during the day. Talks, discussions, storytelling, information stands. A friendly event for open-minded ... [ more ]

Window Cleaner

Pat H
Yes give Frankie a ring on 685837, local and very good, been doing mine and my Sons for a while and no complaints, Hope this helps.

Windows 10 start up problem

Brian H in Stoke Park
Hi. Can anybody advise/help on why my pc will not start up, despite trying the Windows self diagnostic cure.
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Simon B
Toby P. Here is the download link from Microsoft: It is part of the Windows Essentials programme. However, if you have an, (or e-mail address, ... [ more ]
Brian H
Hi. Many thanks to everybody who posted with their help and advice. Amazingly my laptop/Windows 10 is working fine now; all I done was to close it down for a few days. Not a great technical cure but it seems okay now.

Carpet fitter (Experienced)

bryan P in Greenwich
I am looking for an experienced carpet fitter driving license would be advantage for part time work

Set up web link?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Our debate Northern Bypass for Ipswich is now closed-- do any one know how I can set up a webb link for reference purpose only-- I have no idea myself-- thanks

Is this your cat?

Wendy P in Whitton
This pretty grey cat has been roaming around Bennett Rd for the past 10 days or so. She is not chipped, no collar but a very loud voice especially at 04.30!!!. Does anyone recognise her?
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Jim G in Common, The
hi does any body know of a good cheep person who can take up a pair of trousers for me thanks
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Jean G
Richard g i have bought wonder web to turn trousers up it doesn.t work as soon as u wash them it disssintergates
Arthur C
There's a Hole on some of my jeans front pockets, anyone in claydon or gt blakenham that can do a decent repair please, must be local as I do not have transport. Thank you.

Wedding venues near bramford

Mike W in Claydon
Hi I was wondering if people could help with recommendations for wedding venues near bramford. We are looking for somewhere with a fairly big outdoor area as well and to be able to hold around 200 to 250 people. Any ideas or recommendations would be ... [ more ]
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Susan P
Tudor Barn at Belstead looks pretty amazing, old barns have been renovated into a very special venue.

Broomill Summer Fete

Annie M in Westerfield
Broomhill Summer Fete Saturday 16 July 2016 A community event in support of Broomhill Library and Sherrington House Care Home Fun for all the family - please see attached poster

Broomhill Summmer Fete

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Broomhill Library, Sherrington Road, Ipswich IP1 4HT
Annie M in Westerfield
A community event in support of Broomhill Library and Sherrington House Care Home.  Poster attached.

Get playing

Ipswich town hall
Mrs B in Maidenhall
Just heard, there are going to be FREE guitar lessons for over 50.s at Ipswich town hall on the 28th. Part of the BBC get playing initiative.
It is with a guy called Michael Alton. Here are the details from the above link: Contact Mike on 07807777528 email:

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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Mass R
I went to the Headlam group consultation on the proposed distribution centre behind B&Q. Look to be a reputable company who are investing a lot of money in this new facility and hopefully will employ many people from NW Ipswich. They are fully aware ... [ more ]
I to went to the Headlam group consultation and I agree 100% with what Mass R have said-- I was lucky enough to have a chat with the gentleman who will be managing this new warehouse-- I did ask him why the HG was not interested in the B&Q site-- he ... [ more ]

Two electric strimmers

Watchfull in Castle Hill
I have two electric strimmers they are as good as new-- I am fed up re stringing the spools-- now looking for a electric basic type tool to do the lawn edging-- so I have the two strimmers to give away--anyone wants them PM me to make arrangements to ... [ more ]
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Suitcase handle

Beryl G in Claydon
Can anyone tell me where I could get the carrying handle of a suircase trolley repaired. Have tried the shoe repairers in Morrisons, but he could not help.

over 50s

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Gillian M
No we have speakers most evenings then coffee and chat after sometimes a bring and buy. We are looking for new members so would love to see you

Kodak printer

Dave F in Mace Green
I have a printer that does not work. Maybe ok for spare parts. or someone who knows how to fix it. Free to first one who wants it. collection only.  IP3 area.

Filthy underpass in Ipswich

Brian H in Stoke Park
Can somebody advise the appropriate department/website for me to register my complaint regarding the abysmal condition of the underpass that connects St. Mathews Street to the town centre. The lighting is not fit for purpose; there are not enough lights ... [ more ]
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Sorry Whoever is responsible for the traffic mismanagement in Ipswich including our councillors who do not seem to have any say in what goes on.