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Missing cat

Lynn H in Stoke
We are offering £500 for the safe return of our gorgeous, 2 year old British short haired neutered male. He is chipped & wearing a red collar with tag. He is black with white feet & a white heart shape under his chin. Last seen at 6:10 am on ... [ more ]
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Knitting needles

Girly G in Chantry
Wanted knitting needles to borrow or keep size 1. 2.5 MM mine broke in the middle of a project they are very thin ones thank you so much
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Jean G
its not near any other shops its near housing on the corner of Richmond road . I'm sure somebody would help you if you asked .

Annual Summer Fair

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Chantry Library & Hawthorn Children Centre, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich IP2 0QY
Chantry Library in Chantry
Join us at Chantry Library for our Summer Fair extravaganza! There will be loads of fun activities including face painting, a tombola, stalls and sales. As well as a BBQ, cakes and a bar available. To top it off we will have story time with Elmer the ... [ more ]

Old Zest/Hollywood night club...

Graham C in Gainsborough
... would make a perfect ice skating centre! Ideal location near the railway station. Big space inside for the rink, with many bar/dining spaces. Such a shame to see its being marketed as a potential office building - totally inappropriate for that, and ... [ more ]
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Joanna A
The old Odeon is a difficult building to do anything with to be fair. It's in a terrible location. I wonder what the long term plan for it is. It will be a long, long time before any regeneration and investment in the centre reaches Carr St and the ... [ more ]
Graham D
Joanna.I can remember passing that building with a government and local planning officer soon after it was built.My comment then was,How could local planners allow that and the reply from the local planning officer in my company was(.It,s a very modern ... [ more ]

Big Garden Party

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People's Community Garden - Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax road, IP2 8RE
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Big day out at community garden’s annual fun day The People’s Community Garden is making ready for its Big Garden Party on Saturday 23 July from 11am to 3pm on Maidenhall Allotments. There will be Mr Bean’s circus skills, face-painting, a bouncy ... [ more ]
This event was superb last year. Definitely going along this year. Come on people, please get involved!

Plumbers and roofers

Julie C in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi. Anyone know a good plumber and roofe r both for minor issues....roof leaks ear chimney when rain manic and incoming stopcock fixed / toilets run a little when shouldn't. Exactly...not major stuff but impossible to find one!!!
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Lorna S
My son is a plumber and as the other chap said is thoroughly recommended, he has worked on our own house and many of my friends, his number is 07762673306 and the company name is Flotek, feel free to call him

Diversion/Roadworks Gone Wild!

Brian B in Gainsborough
May I suggest that as well as the Pigs Gone Wild Trail in and around Ipswich, that we have a Diversion Signs & Road Works Gone Wild Trail! Visitors to Ipswich must finish with their head up their a**e trying to follow all the diversions currently in ... [ more ]
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Peter M
If any work provider is asked to quote as to how long a job would take to complete they would want to take the longer quote, i.e. 6 or 10 weeks, you would quote for 10 weeks.   That way if it ends up being 8 weeks you are finished 2 weeks early instead ... [ more ]
Shaun N
I agree there seems to be a complete lack of 'joined up' thinking in Ipswich about planning and scheduling road works and the overall impact.  To be honest I sometimes wonder if the people in charge of this are up to the job.  On the other hand it may ... [ more ]

Major's Corner and Mulberry Tree, Ipswich roadworks

OnTwoWheels in Westerfield
I've just seen via the Ipswich Star website that this work is to commence this week. When the plans were originally published on the Travel Ipswich site I raised serious safety concerns about the design of the merge into Woodbridge Road coming from St ... [ more ]
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Technically/legally there are restrictions- You have to say where it came from for starters, you get no warranty or guarantee that its correct either More info at:
Brian B
Here are the questions, together with the answers that I put to SCC Major's Corner and Mulberry Tree, Ipswich roadworks. 1. Why has a 2 week road closure now entering its 4th week? 2. Why have loads of perfectly good paving slabs been replaced? 3. ... [ more ]

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

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O J M in Ipswich Town Centre
There was a conversation on here recently re free furniture removal. I didn't need it at the time but now I do. Is there a free removal service for a 3 piece suite? Furniture Project don't want it as they can't collect for two wks and it's in the front ... [ more ]
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Maureen S
I'm not sure about the landfill element - our greenhouse went to an allotment holder - a charming Iraqi gentleman who turned up to dismantle it with an English gentleman - associated gardening items went to people who obviously were genuinely glad to ... [ more ]
Mandy M
Unfortunately it's illegal to sell furniture without the fire hazard warnings on. I work for a charity & it breaks our hearts to turn perfectly good furniture away because it doesn't have the labels but our hands are tied.

Boiler engineer

Steven K in Greenwich
Could somebody please recommend some one who will service my boiler at a reasonable price and not rip me off please.
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Cat Found in Balmoral/Holyrood Close, Belstaed Road.

Veronica B in Greenwich
Does anyone know anything about a smallish ginger cat in the Balmoral /Holyrood Close area. It has been hanging around my garden now for 5 days. Do you know anyone that is missing a cat in this area. It cries incessantly.
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Veronica B
The power of the internet. In the past I would have been knocking on doors to see if anyone or knew of anyone who was missing a cat. I would never ever go to the RSPCA as years ago when I found a kitten they told me to take it up the road and loose it.

Carpet Fitter

Barbara F in Maidenhall
Hi,  I am looking for a carpet fitter who can fit a second hand carpet.  With thanks in advance  

Grass verges

Gwen C in Maidenhall
Has anyone noticed the suspposed work on grass areas Some hacked round the outside and middle left here and there some are started This in maiden hall Aren't they trained to use lawn mowers anymore
Suffolk County Council
Hi Gwen C, If this is in relation to the grass verges, you can find details about who's responsible along with lots more information on our website here. If this is in relation to areas such as parks, please contact your District/Borough Council. All ... [ more ]

Lost Dog Collar and tag on ellenbrook green park

Jules in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi, I have lost a brown leather dog collar with tag on the ellenbrook green park on Saturday 9th July in the afternoon.  My dog was running around playing and then came back without his collar on.  If anybody finds it could you please contact me. Many ... [ more ]

Scramble Bikes at Bobbits Wood

Wendy W in Rose Hill
Has anyone reported the scramble bikes that continue to ride from the field on A137 opposite the ski slope through Bobbits wood to Belstead/Stoke Park? We call the police at least once a week to report this constant drone of bikes but nothing is done. ... [ more ]
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I have an allotment at Bobbits Lane and they are there every weekend. We have watched police go up to the field this summer but not very often. I will keep a note and inform Environmental Health. The more people that do this the better though.
Wendy W
They are breaking the law. The land belongs to Paul's who have put up fences to stop them entering but they find a way around them at the top of A137 by ski slope on the footpath or via Belstead end. Environmental health is a very good idea. We will keep ... [ more ]

Found cat early june

Leyla in Maidenhall
Can everybody check their friends relatives ect for an owner of a female siamese cat. She was found early June IP8 with medical conditions. She's now on the mend after hefty vets fees and care and attention. She has a great new home to go to soon. But ... [ more ]

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Lost dog

Mark in Greenwich
Hi all, lost dog in the Queensway area of Nacton. Owners looking for her now. She is a cockerpoo, cream off white colour with brownish ears. Spotted outside KFC at St Augustine's. Not good with strangers very timid and shy.
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Hayley S
Fantastic news, i always worry when dogs get lost or go missing that they will end up in the wrong hands. So happy for this little ones family - they must be so relieved. I like a positive story to start my day!

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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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Terry R
Its obviously not an issue because no one from the council uses it, I driven on better roads in Africa than half the roads in Ipswich, Bramford Road is full of holes between Shafto Road and Waveney Road. also the top of Ulster avenue is the same, Both ... [ more ]
Robert H
As a former Councillor on Ipswich Borough Council for Sprites ward, I have previously written to the highways authority stating that road surface in Sheldrake Drive is in bad state of repair, and that the authority should carry out remedial work ... [ more ]

Felixstowe Road shops demolition

Roger A in Ipswich Town Centre
Anyone wondering what the barriers around the shops from the Co-op to the Polish shop are about, well these victorian buildings are coming down. One used to my hair barber, Mr Meadows, directly opposite Lloyds bank on the other side of the road.  That ... [ more ]
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Richard P
My first job in 1968,was at Prentice aircraft and cars ,where fork rent is now,I used to have my haircut at the barbers ,and my first new clothes as an adult bought by me was a Prentice gentlemen shop in that row of shops.
In an article in the Evening Star last year it said that there would be 2 retail units and Iceland were hoping to take up one of them.

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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Alex G
Top end of Christchurch Park is often used by Ipswich school children playing football. Nearest entrance to the area is in Westerfield Road.