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low humming noise

Natalie R in Maidenhall
Can anyone else hear a low humming noise ? There were lots of comments on this site 10 months ago, with several people suggesting it was the cement works. We are in IP2, the noise woke my partner up last night and he can still hear it this morning, he ... [ more ]
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John W
The humming noise was defintely on during the last week. I could even hear it this morning. Unless I am finally going mad. The noise is certaily driving me nuts at night.


Ryano in Gainsborough
Hi Streetlifers, My wife and I are looking at buying a house in the new development in Ravenswood and I was looking for any information good or bad about the area before we take the purchase any further. There doesn't seem to be much online and I would ... [ more ]
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Having moved here myself just under 4 years ago I find it a very nice place to live. I too asked around before I moved from ip2 to this side of town, it's interesting to hear of other peoples perceptions of the place who don't live on Ravenswood. It's ... [ more ]
Ian W
I can never forgive the residents of Ravenswood for squatting on a perfectly servicable airport.

Norwich Road Parking Enforcement

Jeremy C in Castle Hill
Any one else noticed that in past few weeks the IBC Parking Officers have been ticketing illegally parked cars outside shops on Norwich Road.
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Jonathan W
It's important to recognise the distinction between delivery vehicles (legally briefly there to unload) and parked cars (illegally there for an undetermined length of time). The latter should be ticketed and the policing of this section of Ipswich road ... [ more ]
Terry R
About time they came down to Tesco Bramford Road, cars always on the double yellows and even the zigzags on the pedestrian crossings,It's about time they did something about Norwich Road, probably the parking people are now getting out of their vans no ... [ more ]

Ipswich Beer Festival

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NHS Dentist

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Ted M
My wife was misled by Elm St charging for work she was led to believe was free on NHS. If so many people warn about Elm St and so few are satisfied you should all beware !!
Paul B
I belive they made a horror film called "Nightmare on Elm Street" ! :)

Jubilee Park

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Does anyone know what's happening, if anything, with Jubilee Park? I know they recently removed the remains of the "play ship", but other than that nothing seems to have been done. No CCTV, no fencing, no additional facilities. On the subject of the ... [ more ]
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Buzz R
To be fair, there has been an increased police presence since a nasty confrontation between rival gangs of dealers some time ago.
Buzz R
I've corresponded with Carole Jones, one of the local councillors,. and she explained the many problems and challenges presented by the immediate area, telling me that the redevelopment of Jubilee Park is on pause for the moment while everything else is ... [ more ]

Elmer Day for Children

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, IP2 0QY
Chantry Library in Chantry
Help us celebrate our first Elmer Day (Elmer the elephant) at Chantry Library! 10am - 12pm We will have stories, games, crafts and refreshments. Come wearing your brightest clothes!

Chantry Library Junior DISCO (7-12 Years)

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, IP2 0QY
Chantry Library in Chantry
Come and join us for dancing and games at Chantry Library on Friday 13th May, the friends of Chantry library will be hosting a Disco for 7-12 year olds! Entry for the disco, dancing & games is only £3.00. Parents are invited to stay for the event. ... [ more ]


Keith H in Castle Hill
Well so much for the 60 mile speed limit to stop accidents on Orwell Bridge  Mr Gummer.This is only the second week and a lorry and car crashed on the bridge causing congestion once again. this morning in rush hour
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Christine M
If people drove sensibly without tailgating and only using outside lane for it's purpose of overtaking, traffic would probably flow better. As for bridge speed restriction it is only for a few hundred yards hardly enough to slow down a journey. I think ... [ more ]
Not to go off the OP, but I disagree that the A12 is calmer I'm afraid.  I have seen the same accidents happen after the speed camera installation as before they were switched on, these being as a result of the short slip roads and that not all cars have ... [ more ]

New place for Chantry Library news

Chantry Library in Chantry
We've just set up our own page on Streetlife- please follow us to find out our latest events and activities

re artificial grass

Christine M in Stoke Park
We are considering laying artificial grass. Has anyone had this done? If so any tips, recomendations or warnings please
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Maureen S
Lees Leaves was the name of the young man's business but I can't find him listed anywhere unfortunately. We live in IP2 area and would be happy for you to have a look at the grass Christine. PM me for full address.
Dave L
My ex looked into this for her new house. Although the top 'grass' layer is not particularly expensive from what I understand most of the cost goes into the base preparation. You can expect to pay around £55/m2 all in.

Circular walk to spring wood nature reserve

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich
Cathy G in Copdock
Meet at Chantry Library- all ages welcome- a three mile walk to see the bluebells, with tea and cake afterwards in the library, and quiz for children. This is a stepping out health walk and free of charge
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Peter M
Cathy G does that mean any future postings will NOT appear here?   If so, doesn't that defeat the object?

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 ]

Free shed

Dogs mess in bags

Christine M in Stoke Park
Had a lovely walk looking at the bluebells in Spring Wood today. Howver spoilt by the pile of dog poo in bags dumped in entrance to woods. There was a poo bin not 50 yards away and another on the roadside of Stoke Park Drive. Shame on you those who dump ... [ more ]
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Patricia G
I regularly walk through spring wood with my dogs, find myself picking up other people's dog poo as well as my own dogs...some people even dump or throw their bags just anywhere once they've picked up poo' it that they're embarrassed to be seen with ... [ more ]
Mary S
We picked up about six black bags of poo on Bourne Park the other day - what an attitude to take when there are several bins on the park!


Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
Belstead allotments have a few plots vacant, it is a lovely site at the bottom of Bobbits lane. Everyone is friendly, we have a community shed and a loo. A great way to meet new people get fit and grow your own dinner.
Angela C
Phone the council 433512 they will put you in touch with Judy Mills field secretary or look on the Belstead allotments facebook page. Hope to hear from you soon

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

Repointing needed


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 ]

unnecessary tree felling just a birds start nesting

Roger A in Ipswich Town Centre
Yellow spray marks adorn trees earmarked for felling behind Oulton Road. Poor birds!  Poor residents who are loosing their privacy.  And it's all because the IBC have failed to prune the trees on a regular basis.  Instead they go wild with a chainsaw in ... [ more ]
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Roger A
Kim C said: "the sycamores have been marked for felling" Oh dear I cannot believe that the trees officer cannot tell the difference between horse chestnut and sycamore.  It's the horse chestnut behind where I live that has yellow spray paint on it. ... [ more ]
Angela W
Emalkuda, I have no idea why the council were involved, they insisted I get my partner out of bed on a urgent matter (the hedge), despite my explaining he worked nights and was ill. It was a female council worker and I  assume the power had gone to her ... [ more ]

Collections for British Red Cross!!!

Paul F in Stoke
Hi!! My name is Paul Fleet and I am the Senior Community Fundraiser for British Red Cross in Norfolk and Suffolk. The charity has been given permission to collect from 9am-5pm at the following places: • Ipswich Tesco – Thursday 5th May and Friday 6th ... [ more ]

Rubbish and many other problems

Block paving cleaner

Joan L in Chantry
Can anyone recommend a block paving repair and clean person. We inherited a drive in poor condition and want to clean it up before deciding to rip it up and replace with something else. We have our own jet washer but this needs more professional machines ... [ more ]

Laptop repairs

Joan L in Chantry
Can anyone recommend a good repair person to look at my Asus laptop? It is very slow even after defrag and clean up. I have had somebody look at it in the past but made it worse.
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Maggie F
I sorted mine out by downloading iOrbit. It is free, easy and incredibly effective. It took a couple of hours for the first session and then each time you run it, which I do after every session on my PC, it gets quicker and quicker. My PC is running like ... [ more ]

Motorhome/caravan storage

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Rebecca E
Creeting Caravan storage nr Needham Market. Jason: 07876 054865. Tried SO many places before we found this. Can't fault.
Karen C
We used Tomcat Farm on old A12 for about 8 years until very recently. Starting price was £ 400 per year but it is a Gold standard facility with discounts on insurance. It has secure fencing and key fob gates. It also has cctv plus an area where you ... [ more ]