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Recommendations in Copdock

Tony O
Hi can anyone recommend some one to cut my hedge.The Hedge is 12 ft high and I want to get down to 6ft.It is 24ft long x 3ft wide. And they need to take it away. Thank you
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Chris R
Hi. Try Ben Miller at Acorn Trees. He is good, professional and very reasonable. He's had his own business for ten years and has a truck and chipper. He's also fully qualified with appropriate insurance, which helps! On Ipswich (01473) 405427 or mobile ... [ more ]
Philip A
You could give my pal  Paul Anderson a call on07963627221 Hes alandscape  gardener  has done loads of work for me over many years and wont charge a fortune!

Paint Job

Recommendations in Castle Hill

I have a porch door, glass one side- door the other side, approx. 5ft wide x 6ft-6inch high needs a light rub down with sand paper and re-painting, just a bit of cutting in experience needed. sand paper, paint, new brushers supplied,will come to ... [ more ]
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Any Connection?

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

ATM cash points at local ASDA not dispensing cash-- anyone noticed problems elsewhere--any thing to do with HSBC closing down??
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Boarding kennels

Recommendations in Maidenhall

Robin H
I'm going away for a weekend in August and cannot find any friends willing to look after my dogs. I'm loathe to put them in kennels, as I don't think they will cope well with it, but see no other option. Can anyone recommend a good boarder in Ipswich (Or ... [ more ]
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Lawn Care Companies

Recommendations in Castle Hill

Carole P
Has anyone has had any experiences with a lawn care companies. Our grass looks pretty awful despite trying to do all of the right things so wondered if it would be worthwhile getting a professional in and what it may cost. 
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Carole P
Thank you Angus M for such brilliant advice. Must admit lawn feels very lumpy and looks dry. I suspect it was laid by the builders as I have a reasonably new property, and probably wasn't done with the best of care. Looks like very inferior turfs were ... [ more ]
Tony G
I did use Greenthumb, but now use Grasshopper and much prefer them. Excellent advice from Angus,, if the soil is poor, you'll never get a decent lawn and so far better to relay.


Local Conversations in Washbrook

Carol B
Just come down St Helens St before old county hall there are four shops.hairdressers-hairdressers-tattoos-hairdressers.I know that the council has to pay business tax after three months for empty shops I would say this is ridiculous.
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John W
You were commenting on empty shops in the town centre, Tiger will be filling one of those empty shops. Conversations are allowed to stray from their starting point, that's the nature of a conversation.

Roadworks in Cavendish Street

Local Conversations in Westbourne

Ruth L
does anyone know when they will be re-opening Cavendish Street at the Alan Road end, it was closed for re-surfacing about two months ago...
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Suffolk County Council
Hi everyone, Our highways team are more than happy to get the answer for you. If you can pop your details on our online reporting tool, we will investigate and come back to you. Thanks - Laura
Ruth L
yes, Cavendish was closed due to the resurfacing, then if I remember right, the gas board were on upper Bishops Hill and UKPN were at the bottom, but they're both done with I think...

Potential feral cat

Lost & Found in Belstead

Harley T
Does this cat belong to anybody? If so, feel free to feed and call him/her in at night please. I can feel its ribcage and spine without pressing. Thank you. Chantry Area.
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Sarah L
Agree with Philly57, best to take it to the rspca, they will then check for microchip. Better to be in someone's hands than neglected and skinny poor thing.
Angela W
Personally  I would contact the cats protection league as the rspca have a high euthanasia rate, even for healthy animals


Recommendations in Common, The

Janet A
Hi can anyone recommend an electrician? One of my douyble sockets in the kitchen is making an electrical buzzing noise & needs to be looked at.
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Pat R
I would like to name and shame a company that came out to Claydon to fix our  aerial in kitchen all they did was extend aerial wire put plate back went into the loft and said to check aerial played about with some electrical gadget came down said some of ... [ more ]


Give, Lend & Borrow in Castle Hill

Lindsay W
The Bumblebee Children's Charity received a cheque for £86 today for collecting 215kg of textiles for the ragbag appeal. I have since posted on here for donations of textiles for the charity and thank those that been in touch and donated. The charity ... [ more ]

Be on your guard

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Four or more shed's broken into on Whitton Church lane allotments, all allotment holder's else where be on your guard, about this time last year allotment shed's all over this area were going through the same thing, whoever they are they are at it again, ... [ more ]

What's going on then?

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Some time ago I joined the police email, and we use to get emails every day of crimes/ breakin's etc etc covering North Ipswich, I also know that other streetlifers belonged to this email alert system, we use to get alert's nearly every other day, it was ... [ more ]
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I also emailed them. got a reply by phone but got the impression they were hedging. nothing clear came out of the conversation.

Help Needed due to no collection of brown bins

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Sheila L
I am disabled and we are both pensioners living in Castle Hill. We need someone, with a car, van or trailer, to remove garden rubbish which consists of hedging and tree branches. Happy to pay petrol/diesel money. This has occurred due to bins not being ... [ more ]
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Sheila L
Our bins and all the garden refuse bags we left by the bins were finally removed today. They only left 3 bags that they said were too heavy!! These were bags carried to the road by my husband. There were also 2 wagons on Highfield Road and they were ... [ more ]

Vax Hover help

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

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Hello Guy's been to Ajax they have found the fault-- took it this morning can pick it up tomorrow job done thanks for all your help,

Iceland closing

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

While shopping in town yesterday, we went into the Iceland shop in St Mathews street, where a member of the staff informed us that the shop will close in September, sad for them as their is only a small chance they will be taken on at the new store, ... [ more ]
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Simon B
Not surprised this has happened, I had a feeling that once they opened in Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre the St Matthews one would not survive. As Elaine D stated, they should have said it would close when the new opened and transferred the staff across.
Richard G
To think that the town would need two Icelands was naive ? Was always going to happen . Did you think there was going to be two River Islands

Free service for the under 5's with difficulty in movement or coordination

Clubs & Groups in Bramford

The Bumblebee Children's Charity
Spaces are now available in September at The Bumblebee Children's Charity if you know of any child under the age of five that has difficulty with their movement or co-ordination then maybe we can help them like we help our other families that attend the ... [ more ]

Cats the killing of.

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Just recently I have heard that in the crofts area some one has been snaring cats,this is near to where I live. I have four cats which are part of my family. If any one knows any thing about this or the perpetrators,I ask please give the information to ... [ more ]
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Because of their nature cats will roam they were not designed for cages. I prefer cats to mice or rats neither of which invades my home bringing diseases with them,not forgetting the droppings, also mice are incontinent which means they are continually ... [ more ]
Jo S
The cat torturing will not be ignored by the authorities as it is recognised that those who start by torturing animals in this way are possible candidates to migrate to other species.... A lack of empathy and enjoyment of cruelty are signs of a mental ... [ more ]


Lost & Found in Belstead

School Summer Fete

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

JUL 10
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St Pancras Primary School - Stratford Road
Everyone welcome and welcomed! Homemade cakes and jams. Raffles, tombolas, games, books and bric-a-brac. Trampoline, bouncy castle and beat the goalie! Relax with something cold and a burger from the barbecue whilst watching a karate demo and listening ... [ more ]

Car Boot Sale Claydon High School PTA

Clubs & Groups in Claydon

JUL 04
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Claydon High School playground, Church Lane, Claydon, IP6 0EG
Craig R
Saturday 4th July - 9am – 12pm (sellers from 8.30am) At the school IP6 0EG Proceeds from pitches to Claydon High School PTA, 20p entry fee (to be donated to Claydon Pre-school) Cars £5 pre-booked, £7 on the day Vans and trailers £8 pre-booked, ... [ more ]
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Claydon High PTA
Thankyou to everyone who came to support us - buyers and sellers. It was a small but successful event with a really friendly bunch of people and we as a family were very happy to return home with only one car full instead of two.....but with the addition ... [ more ]
Nadine H
Disappointing that there were not more stalls. But my girls had a great time and it would have cost me a fortune if there had been more! Perhaps you should try running it on a Sunday next time so you're not competing with needham car boot sale. Also, the ... [ more ]

Qigong seminar for beginners 18-19 July

Classifieds in Qigonguk

We would like to invite everybody to take part in the next Zhong Yuan Qigong Level 1 seminar which will take place on 18-19 July 2015 at Castle Hill Community Centre. You will be able to learn about an ancient self-development system from the heart of ... [ more ]
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Hello Samantha, you are welcome to do just Saturday this time. There are two options - paying full seminar to attend Saturday this time and second day next time and getting a certificate; or paying half price to attend on Saturday without certificate. ... [ more ]

Broomhill Summer Fete

Clubs & Groups in Westerfield

Annie M
Our Summer Fete is on Saturday 4 July 12 - 4 pm, including bouncy castle, Punch & Judy, Face Painting, Craft Stalls, barbeque and entertainment by the Samba Band and Jitterbugs Dance Group.   The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Glen Chisholm will be ... [ more ]
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Bonsai show

Clubs & Groups in Westerfield

JUL 18
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Capel st Mary by pass nursery
Gillian M
Ipswich bonsai society annual show at Capel by pass nursery 18 July 9.00 till 5.30 and 19 July 10.00 till 4.0. Time in heading transferred incorrectly. Free entry .

Pagan Council Open Day

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

JUL 11
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Ipswich Oddfellows Hall, High Street
Robin H
A day of talks, storytelling, music and discussion panels exploring the polytheist & pantheist religions (such as Druidry, Wicca, Heathenry, Kemeticism etc.). Free to attend, refreshments provided during the day. The event is aimed both at pagans and ... [ more ]

Whitton Baptist Church

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Whitton Baptist church
Everyone is welcome to our lovely Whitton Baptist church ..great Christian company and a wonderful service held by our Minister Stuart Balmer come and praise God and learn more about the Chtistian faith 🙏☺🙏☺🙏