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More Abandoned Shopping Trolleys?

Citizen of Ipswich in Sproughton
Will the 5p charge for shopping bags mean an increase in abandoned shopping trolleys littered around Whitehouse and Whitton estates? There's already a huge number of Asda trolleys one wonders why they don't do what Aldi do and make you put a pound in to ... [ more ]
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Kenneth H
I had an Aldi trolley (it had a coin slot) abandoned on my drive. After 4 fruitless phone calls I emailed a bill to their head office charging them £10 per day storage charges. It was picked up the next day.
Citizen of Ipswich
I've seen the occasional Sainsbury's trolley too and even a B&Q trolley (for large items), but they are hugely outnumbered by Asda trolleys. It just makes the area look dreadful. Asda are not concerned though.

Road and Pavement Works

Emma in Ipswich Town Centre
The council resurfaced the pavement outside my driveway last week without giving any notice to myself or my neighbour that it would affect our access for a large part of the day. If it hadn't been for my neighbour bumping into the people placing the ... [ more ]
Sarah M
Hi Emma, on a similar theme, cones have appeared outside 2 houses in Edinburgh Gardens and we keep expecting a skip delivery or a dropped kerb to be installed but nothing seems to be happening. They've been there about a week now.

LINK: Mid-life Movie Night

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The Thomas Wolsey Pub, 9-13 St Peters Street, IP1 1XF Ipswich, Suffolk
Timothy Yau in Whitton
Being a grown-up is worth celebrating. Come along and show us your mature side. Which film epitomizes the ups-and-downs of adult experience. What's the archetypal mid-life rights and responsibilities movie. Bring along your movie and help us to decide. ... [ more ]

Feeding Seagulls

Andrew T in Westerfield
Could the person over the back of us who is feeding the seagulls please stop as they are classed as vermin and create a lot of mess with their droppings. They have also attacked a couple of people in the area.
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Help Needed For Local Couple Stranded Abroad With Premature Baby

Citizen of Ipswich in Sproughton
A local couple have been left without medical insurance abroad after their daughter was born prematurely.  Many will have seen this heartbreaking story in the Star and EADT but I would appeal to Streelifers to consider making a donation and sharing this ... [ more ]

Window Cleaner

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Dave L
I'm in IP2 and have used Giles White for over 17 years. 16 windows (3 of which are dormers), two doors and two large patio doors for £13 - 07711 596847

Help needed

bryan P in Greenwich
Hi Folks I am looking for a young lad to help and learn the carpet trade, must be able to lift and be available as and when needed .  also looking for local painter to paint reskimmed ceiling and coving  thanks very much
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Mark C
Busy bodys is very harsh Helen 😕 ,he was given some good advice on possible legalities and unfortunately no matter how indescreet asked it's too easy to come unstuck on such matters. I was gonna apply as the young applied to me but I'm a young 40 ... [ more ]
Paul H
Figure of speech. It's a Suffolk thing I guess. When I need a hand in the building trade, I ask in the builders merchants if anyone knows of a lad not afraid of hard work. Way of life. In over 10yrs, I can count on one hand the female "trades" I have ... [ more ]

Washing Machine Repairs

Janet A in Common, The
Hi can anyone recommend a washing machine repair person. I think the bearings have gone on my Indesit washer tumbler. Thanks
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Janet A
Thanks everyone I rang Peter Wier but it was too expensive to fix a new drum would have been £250 so have had to buy a new one.  Will bear him in mind if this one goes wrong.

black cat with white patch on chest

Tracey L in Castle Hill
Has anyone lost this in classified section by mistake.seen in shafto road in poor state and very skinny.
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Tracey L
It is difficult as I cant see in my garden from my lounge,my kitchen faces garden.trying to find out if it belongs to anyone first.havent seen it again since Saturday,only see it now and again.thank you all for your help,will keep you posted.


Linda E in Maidenhall
I hope to be moving soon and have found great disparity in the quotes obtained from local removal companies. Can anyone recommend a local firm that they have used recently?
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Jean A
I don't know if they still do so, but Wyards used to offer an hourly rate for removals within Ipswich.  If you are in a 'chain' then an hourly rate may not be cheaper if the people moving from the property you are going to are taking longer to 'get out' ... [ more ]
Gary W
Risdales at Newbourne were brilliant a year ago when we moved into Ipswich, they were able to help when we had a last minute panic owing to someone further down the chain playing silly b..... .They were very reasonably priced as well

Macmillan Coffee Morning @ Castlehill Community Centre

Janet A in Common, The
10:00am to 12:00 Noon, 25 September 2015 CASTLEHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE Highfield Road, IP1 6DF Castlehill Knit & Natter Group's 3rd Macmillan Coffee Morning Hand Knitted Items , Baby Knits, Toys, Craft Stall, Raffle ***Free Admission*** ... [ more ]

advice please

Angela W in Greenwich
My neighbour is  elderly and is looked after by home help who come several times a day.  One of them spends the majority of her time in her car smoking and texting.  This may be legitimate however I am concerned that my neighbour could be being ... [ more ]
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Anne L
How long are they spending inside the house? Visits last from 15-60 minutes, depending on what care is required. It is most likely though that they have arrived early and are waiting.
If I was you I would ask the carer .I am a home carer and quite often get asked by a neighbour how a person is getting on ,they won't mind if there's nothing to hide

Macmillan Coffee Morning @ Castlehill Community Centre

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Janet A in Common, The
10:00 to 12:00, Friday 25 September 2015 Castlehill Knit & Natter Group's 3rd Macmillan Coffee Morning Hand Knitted Items , Baby Knits, Toys, Craft Stall, Raffle ***Free Admission*** Wheelchair Accessible 10am - 12 Noon

8ft trampoline for sale

Julie B in Ipswich Town Centre
8ft trampoline for sale Good condition Comes with enclosure and a cover for winter Elastic that holds up enclosure could do with being replaced as they have stretched over the years Collection from IP1 Mornington avenue Will be taking apart at the ... [ more ]

Any Tradesman

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Some time ago I bought a Router because of circumstances I have never used it,  it is like brand new, with four cutting blades/bits, still in their package, this is not a toy and should only be used by some one who knows what they are doing, anyone ... [ more ]
1020 w Power Router 240v-- variable speed control--5 piece bit set--  skirtings--frames for decorative finishes on doors, windows or picture frames--suitable for rebating and shaping, your name Steve rings a bell.

Computer help

Gillian M in Westerfield
I am using windows 7 when the display and my start bar opens it brings up a square above the task bar which blocks part of the display it has a small arrow at the bottom pointing to the task bar. I have done a scan and used c cleaner it does not go. Any ... [ more ]
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Gillian M
Thanks Mark will keep an eye on it thank you for screen shot am still considering but if things go wrong it is usually me they go wrong with ought to be used to it by now ha ha

Gas ovens

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Some time ago on streetlife people were have their gas ovens cleaned, I now find myself in a similar position, although its not dirty-dirty it needs sorting inside and out, also new oven bulb needed, any one know of some one? and of course the cost.
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Hi everybody I have been in touch with Chris and every is sorted thank you all for you help. Kuhli your pics were helpful Ta ever so
No problem Watchfull.  I hope you got all the pics, looks like you might only have three. The ones showing the inside of the oven are missing from my message.

man with a van

Harry P in Bramford
Thanks for streetlife for help with van needed,i was reccommended several leads and settled for :the van about town:excellent service,very resonable price t/phoe 07470503760
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Maureen S
Paul's number is 0476984344. He has a large box van so can take quite large items - he states he is registered for this work which is really important!

Fireworks - Dog

Sarah L in Ipswich Town Centre
My dog is scared of fireworks to the point where she shakes, sick and diarrhoea. We have taken her to the vets and they gave us some calming tablets + told us to get a defuser as this all helps. Cost us a lot of money and does nothing to help her. Just ... [ more ]
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Sarah L
Thanks for all your comments, seems to be no real solution to help this. Maggie: I haven't heard of one of them before, if you have no use for it, it's probably worth me giving it ago, as long as your sure. If so please feel free to private message me. ... [ more ]

Van needed

Harry P in Bramford
Any body knows of a van to take 3 piece suite from Chantry to Bramford Rd
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Paul D
Hi Harry & Robert Thanks Victoria I offer a man and a van service, I can carry single items right through to full loads, just let me know the details and I can give you a quote. I cover and strap down all items so that they are protected, I am also ... [ more ]

Old Ipswich Police Station ???

Emalkuda in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone know what's happening to the land the old police station in town is going to be? I went past the other day and it's practically demolished. More flats? Not another Tesco's I hope...
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Andrew T
Nosey Ron you don't know all the facts i.e. you don't know what he said to me in private messages. But i have had enough of it anyway.


Carole P in Castle Hill
Hello everyone...I'm looking for someone who can do simple alterations at a reasonable price. Just a dress needing running in a the sides slightly. If anyone has any recommendations I would be very grateful.
Martin H
Hello Carole, my wife does clothing alterations for people all the time and her prices are very reasonable. We live on Pinewood near the Copdock A12/A14 Interchange. She has 35+ years experience and used to make bespoke wedding dresses etc. If the above ... [ more ]

Summer Fete at Prince of Wales Drive residental home.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
there is a summer fete being held at prince of wales residential home. on saturday the 15th August from 2-4pm.  The home is on prince of wales drive, maidenhall.  please come and give support to this wonderful care home. There will be a few stalls where ... [ more ]

Power cut

Val S in Sproughton
On Wednesday evening, around 11.00pm, we lost all electric power.  After waiting a few minutes to see if it came back on we went outside to check our neighbours houses.  All seemed to have power. And we found that our electrical board was all OK.  no ... [ more ]
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Alex G
Val S. When you say that you checked the neighbouring houses, did you actualy check several adjacent houses? Quite often, the three phase distribution system means that every third house is on the same phase, so just checking your next door neighbours ... [ more ]
Val S
Hi Alex.  I didn't know that about the three phase distribution system and just saw that lights were on in direct neighbours houses.  Mind though it was pretty late at night so would be feasible that lights were out anyway. So glad to have received all ... [ more ]


Jacqueline in Chantry
I am interested in having a house cleaner - about 2-3 hours per week.  Any recommendations please?
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Susan F
hi. i do have qualifications in cleaning and care work. i have been cleaning for over 35 years. in different situations inc care home office shop and private work. message me if you want to chat i am ip1 area so not far from you. susan