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knitting for charity

Annie n richard B in Common, The
Am trying to find out if anyone knows if Ipswich Hospital have a charity where you can send in knitting for the baby unit? Have they done this in the past, did it work, does it still exist now? Am in a group on fb, but that's helping out hospitals up ... [ more ]
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Sam
I also phoned Ipswich maternity unit a few months ago (basically to get info on sizes) and spoke to a rather rude nurse/midwife who told me they had no interest in my knitted items. I looked up teeny treasures last night and have had my request to ... [ more ]

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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Watchfull
To Matt Media Manager at the SCC thank you for finding out about how far the SCC have got with their talks -- and no, you are right when you say it was not the response we were hoping for -- but don't worry we do not shoot the messenger these days -- ... [ more ]

Decorator wanted

Dentist

Gillian M in Westerfield
Can anyone recommend a good ,reliable, understanding NHS dentist for a very nervous person who has had past problems .
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Kuhli
The Tooth Place, Foundation Street. This surgery was recommended to me and I have to say I was put at ease from the start.

Any truth in it?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Rumours are flying about that the Co-oP Meredith road is closing down-- although the staff know nothing about it-- these rumours are even floating down to them-- anyone know anything?
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Watchfull
As you say Ipswich Entrepreneur the TUPE  is in place so the Coop employees should be alright -- I certainly hope so -- some have got a lot of service in --

ipswich star

Roz B in Claydon
The ipswich star has gone to 75pence now it a lot of money now it is much in 
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Roz B
I buy the ipswich star sometime but look at few days ago it is get better now also alot of different things and more in it to find the wild pigs still going soon be gone more wild pigs

Any people out there aware of Health and Safety Act?

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Does anyone know if it is acceptable to ask a member of the public to walk onto the back of a commercial vehicle to view something?  I was asked to get onto the back of a vehicle of a furniture company recently to view a large oak wood display unit. ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
It seems very unprofessional. I don't see it as "acceptable" however not unlawful.  Both parties have an equal legal argument. They must consider your health and safety, but at the same time you are legally responsible for your own H&S to a ... [ more ]
Elaine D
As with all H&S your first duty is to yourself! Did you consider this was dangerous, why did you have to get into the back of the lorry? Did you use a tailgate?

Focus Meditation: Together Searching for the Divine

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La Tour Cycle Cafe Tower House, 17, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PP
Timothy Yau in Whitton
FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation This term we'll be exploring the attributes of the Divine. DAY: Thursdays DATES: Sept. 15th, 22nd, 29th; Oct. 6th, 13th, 20th TIME: 7.30pm - 8.30pm COST: Donation towards room hire TEL: 07964 078330 EMAIL: ... [ more ]

Footway from Ashcroft Road to Dales Road

Bob F in Common, The
Why is it that a combined footway and cycle way is now being used regularly by cars and a resident of Ashcroft Lane? Is there not garages provided for Ashcroft Lane houses ,and also proper vehicular access to the allotments from Larchcroft Road . If ... [ more ]
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Heritage Weekend 10th/11th September

Linda E in Maidenhall
If you haven't got your copy of the programme yet, members of The Ipswich Society will be on the Cornhill on Wednesday 7th Sept handing them out.  Lot of interesting buildings to visit e.g. Freemasons Hall in Soane Street, former Wheatsheaf pub in ... [ more ]
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Linda K
We love having visitors at the Unitarian Meeting House, especially to see the looks on their faces when they come through the door! Many comment that they have lived in Ipswich all their live and didn't know such a beautiful & unusual building ... [ more ]
Linda E
Kevin A if you go to the Ips Soc website www.ipswichsociety.org.uk you will find a link to the Heritage Weekend brochure.

Self service jet car wash

Brian H in Stoke Park
Does anybody know if there is another garage in Ipswich that has the self service jet wash machines for cars? The two machines at the Asda petrol station on Bury Road have not been working for several weeks and I can't find out if/when they will be ... [ more ]
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Madge
The guys at Meredith Road garage do a really good job at a very reasonable price.
Jean M
The car wash guys on Bramford Road are amazing, brilliant service, polite and reasonably priced.

bins

Jim G in Common, The
what has happened to the bin men in ip1 to day any body know
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Theresa H
I thought that our bins were collected on Tuesdays usually but the last few weeks the collection has been on Wednesdays. I am confused really!

Tooks old Bakery site

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Came past there this morning digger on site grubbing the concrete slabs-- is this just a site clearance or have they started getting ready to build? anyone know whats going on-- any planning permission been applied for?-- very interesting--
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Marie S
It will be great to see some affordable housing on the site, and I think the old B&Q place should be turned into a lovely leisure centre, or perhaps a holiday inn, this end of town could use either, and it would provide some great job ... [ more ]
Susan H
We just seem to see everything closing down this side of town. But I agree, I'd like to see council housing, I think there is a desperate need for it.

Cat Found Dead

Sarah L in Ipswich Town Centre
Just removed a Cat from the road which had been hit by a car. Knocked on a few doors and unfortunately nobody knows who's it is. A kind gentleman has put it in a box in his Garden and is taking it to the vets in the morning. Found at Powling Road, ... [ more ]
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Sarah L
Maybe it's worth ringing Felixstowe Road vets. I would be surprised if it was your cat being that far away but it's worth a try. Hope you find out where yours is!

FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation Free Open Taster Session

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La Tour Cycle Cafe, Tower House, 17 Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Timothy Yau in Whitton
Contemplative Meditation FREE Open Taster Session Exhausted? Overloaded? Stressed? Stop, be still, and learn to be present in the moment. If you're in or around Ipswich and you know someone who might be into trying something new, bring them along ... [ more ]

Security System

Watchfull in Castle Hill
My old security cam has gone kerput its the old VHF system-- can any one help me to obtain new HD system working on harddrive-- get the parts/ etc and instal for me-- I will willing pay for parts in advance and come to an agreement for who ever do the ... [ more ]

gardener

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Gary B
Earning a little extra doing a few hours a week as a gardener is probably ok at £10 per hour. If looking to become a full time self employed gardener then I see a number of issues with that rate. I am not in that trade but Joanna A is right about the ... [ more ]

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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Looking for a companion for an Alexander O Neal concert in Feb 2017.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Alexander O Neal is coming to the Regent on the 17th Feb. None of my friends would be interested in going to see him but I do. I loved him in the eighties dancing to a lot of his music. haha! Anyway, if anyone is interested, we would have to meet up ... [ more ]

Pot holes

Tony O in Copdock
I would like to say a very big thank you to S.C.C .for fixing the pot holes in King Fisher ave and Hawthorn drive .You have done us proud .Can you tell your workers that they have done a very good job.I can drive over the roundabout with pride .Once ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Good morning Paul, Please could you report these defects on our Highway Reporting Tool we will then be able to identify the exact location of the holes to carry out an investigation.  Many thanks- Lisa

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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Suffolk County Council
Hi all, Firstly, as Richard mentioned with regard to highways insurance claims, anyone pursuing a claim is asked to provide evidence that the Highways team has failed in its duties to maintain the public highway to an appropriate standard. They ... [ more ]
Ipswich Entrepreneur
It is not just car drivers having a problem with the state of Ipswich's roads, yesterday Ipswich Buses suffered cracking to the upper front windows of TWO double decker buses likely caused by the unsatisfactory condition of the roads...

Heritage Weekend

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Linda E in Maidenhall
Ipswich Society Heritage Weekend Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th September gives you a chance to explore historic buildings that are not usually open to the public. Leaflets available from Tourist Information or Ipswich Society members will be ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
I remember the event last year, can't believe it has almost been a year. I was a bit surprised how many tourists were exploring the historic buildings; it is a shame that they don't allow people to explore the historic buildings more often, it would ... [ more ]

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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