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Absolute stupidity

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Joan L
I was washing up this morning and looking out of the window when a young couple stopped their car. The young lady got out and took a young child from its seat in the back and placed it on the drivers lap. They carried on driving down the road with the ... [ more ]
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Ian W
Depends on the exact circumstances, were they on a busy road with other traffic? Probably not a great idea. However I've given all my kids their first experience of driving sat on my lap on very quiet residential or private roads at sub 5mph. That's also ... [ more ]
Ian W
Actually just remembered when I was a child my father was a flight engineer for BA and would often arrange for me to take co pilots seat at the controls of passenger planes in flight. Sure that would cause a rant or two now!

Roadworks yet again in Birkfield Drive

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Alan O
Most annoying hold ups for traffic being held up at the bottom of Birkfield Drive there is only one lane open, there is no work done to the road but trying to work on the pavements why hold up traffic to the main road into Chantry there is no need to ... [ more ]
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Alex G
It is good to see this problem is being dealt after such a long time, and whilst I can understand the need to divert the traffic flow; I don't see why the  diversion and temporary traffic signals were left in place and operating over the whole Bank ... [ more ]
Suffolk County Council
Hi all, If you’d like to raise your concerns with our highways team, you can report it directly to them by using our online reporting tool. Just to let you know as well, if you’re ever after more information on road closures, roadworks.org is a really ... [ more ]

Jumble sale and cake stall

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printing

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Diane W
Can anyone suggest a printers that are cheap and able to print a relatively small amount , for a charity promotion. I need some flyers for the 'Lark in the Park' event on Gypeswick Park for Chantry Ladies Club, we are trying to organise a table/tombola ... [ more ]
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Diane W
WOW!! that's one hell of a price. what would you suggest the wording for the search ( just 'leaflets' )  ??

What type of area Hadleigh Road is ?

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John W
If you find your area on this map it will give you an idea of the crimes reported recently. It can help to spotlight hotspots for things like antisocial behaviour. https://www.police.uk/suffolk/J12/crime/

Key for Car Radio

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Leavenheath
Any suggestion where I can get my car radio turned back on. Don't have the key code to use to turn it back on after battery had to be disconnected
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John W
Have you tried the Honest John technical forums yet? I have seen many many requests, probably hundreds, for radio codes, all answered there.

LINK: Power Movie Night

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Thomas Wolsey Pub, St. Peter's Street, Ipswich
LINK
What does it mean to be in power, what are the consequences of its misuse? Come and vote for your favourite power themed film and let the debate ensue. The idea is you bring along your favourite DVD on the theme, you tell us about why it's so great and ... [ more ]
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thediceman
Sounds interesting and will try and make it, work permitting. I'm not sure if I have an appropriate POWER themed DVD as the movie I would have selected, the Great Dictator, is currently at a friends. p.s. I've checked out your link and facebook pages and ... [ more ]
LINK
Dear Diceman, I've never seen the Great Dictator, that would be a great one to watch. The LINK welcomes everyone, whether you have faith or none, it's a place for the curious and a place for sharing ideas. Hope you can make it.

4 way extension socket

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Suzanne M
I've come across ten 4 way extension sockets in premises that I am clearing. Can anyone use them? They need fuses and cleaning up but working. Free to new home. Suzanne
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Can anyone help please?

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Suzanne M
On 13 January 2014 I was given a Sony Stereo Unit, Model No. HCD-WZ5 Compact Disc Tuner without a FM antenna! I am desperate for the round metal female plug so that I can listen to the radio as I have no Telly and have tried everywhere to obtain one.    ... [ more ]
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Ray L
Hi Suzanne I bought an FM aerial for my old amp about 3 weeks ago; female plug because the amp had the male connector. These are a standard type of connector used in many devices: ... [ more ]

Quiz afternoon

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Community Produce Market and Cafe at Halifax Pavilion

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ActivGardens
We will be having a community market and Cafe on Friday 15th 10-12.30 at Halifax Bowls Pavilion on Halifax Road (IP2 8RE). The market will have fresh produce  and plants from the community garden and also plants from Chantry Walled Garden and the ... [ more ]

Lorries in Ipswich.

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Pat H
Can anyone tell me why there were 23 lorries within 10 minutes passing me travelling along Colchester Road, Valley Road and Yarmouth Road in the direction of Woodbridge and Felistowe at 9 30 p.m. on Tuesday evening 7th. Was there a problem on the Orwell ... [ more ]
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Michael A
I beg to differ with you I've had four incidents in the last eight years each of which was a vehicle hit me in my HGV I do know what I'm talking about where these vehicles are concerned as l have been driving HGV for over 30 years. One of my friends ... [ more ]
Ian W
The figures are DFT stats, the key point though which we both seem to agree is that HGV's are not a suitable vehicle to share the road with vulnerable road users. Their design is the result of poor legislation and changes are scheduled (delayed by Volvo ... [ more ]

new boiler

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Jean G
hi there streetlifers can anybody reccomend a heating engineer who would put in a new boiler, I have a quote from british gas but are rather expensive anybody local who is not too expensive and would do a good job and are reliable . thanks in advance .
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Lynda H
It surprised me that replacement boilers are sometimes funded for people not usually eligible due to the means test! You should be toasty next winter!
Jean G
yes thanks hope so but  never knew about the council green energy grants but knowing my luck as i own my house I probrably wouldn't be entitled for it but worth a try .!!

Golf Clubs Knowledge

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Mark St
I've inherited a load of Golf Clubs which am thinking to drop into a Charity Shop,  but am also thinking perhaps as they came from a seasoned Golfer that they may be worth something more than a few pounds. Is there anyone on Streetife near Burlington ... [ more ]
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Matthew S
They could be worth a few pound! Depending how old they are and what make! Like titliest, ping or Taylormade, if you need me to pop in and look I can pop in early Friday evening, Just let me know

Planting of roadside trees. Who orgnises them?

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Roger A
When a roadside tree near us died, the IBC said a replacement tree would be planted. Who do I contact to ask for a replacement tree to be planted? What sort of tree, that is low and bushy, might be suggested? Thanks in anticipation.
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Suffolk County Council
Hi everyone, Our highways team are responsible for maintaining most of the highways in Suffolk, including highway verges. If you have any queries or suggestions for verges which can be improved, please use our highways reporting tool to give us all ... [ more ]
Tony G
Thanks for your response Nicola, but the problem we have is in trying to deter motorists from parking on the grass verges, BEFORE they cause damage, not after. There have been numerous site inspections in Cheltenham Avenue over the last 12 months. The ... [ more ]

Quiz, Disco

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The Meeting Place Centre
Quiz afternoon 10th May 1pm til 5.30 pm Teams 4 / 6 £5 jacket spud, bring your own drink. Book teams in by Friday 8th contact me on 07985638026 or 01473 745470. Disco and Solo Singer Andre 23rd May tickets £5 please purchase by the 22nd of may. ... [ more ]

One week to go

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Sycamore seedlings

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APR 29
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Stoke Park, Ipswich
Kathleen E
Have you noticed the thousands of sycamore seedlings that have rooted and are growing in this part of Ipswich. When carrying out our monthly litterpick along the greensward in Belstead Road, the amount of seedlings that have landed and rooted are ... [ more ]
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Paul B
I do not remember so many before. We always have quite a few, but this seems exceptional. I am fortunate enough to have an old garden vac, ands filled two black bin bags almost full just from our smallish back garden!  is this some weird alien invasion ... [ more ]
Janet A
I've had loads of Sycamore seedlings too - they are everywhere much worse than usual.  Maybe the conditions are just right for most of them to grow this year -what an awful thought a lawn full of trees!!  Better get back out there & pull them all up!

Jumble /book sale

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The Meeting Place Centre
Come along for some bargins Saturday 25th 11 til 1.30 at The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close, Whitehouse Rd, Ip1 5lr . Jumble, books, jewelry, cakes stall raffle. Fund raiser for the centre.

Event

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Cathy G
We are holding a "get connected" week at Chantry library (Hawthorn Drive) from Sunday 10th May to Saturday 16th May. We now have free wifi and throughout the week you will be able to find out more about how to use your tablets, iphones, ebook readers or ... [ more ]

Jamestown Boulevard

Local Conversations in Chantry

Steve W
it never fails to amaze me what little regard everyone seems to hold for this area. The area at the bottom of the road has been fenced off for years, with no obvious sign of anything been done to develop. The local children constantly litter, destroy the ... [ more ]
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Steve W
interesting point Ray, however, as sad as it is, it does not make anti-social criminal activity correct?
Ray L
No it doesn't. But you asked  'Where did it all go wrong?' and I've tried to answer that and I think we are all at fault. Where we go now is a much harder question.  You are lucky that Jamestown Boulevard has large open spaces  between flats/houses - ... [ more ]

Lift to and from London on any Saturday or Sunday

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Roger A
A one-off expedition to collect a fragile purchase in London.  It does not have to be central London because I have an Oyster card. Thanks for considering this.

"Around the World in 80 Beads"

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Basepoint Business Centre, The Havens, Ransomes Europark IP3 9SJ
Cancer Campaign in Suffolk
Meet Imogen Sheeran who will be giving a presentation & demonstration on how she sources and creates her jewellery, telling us the inspiration behind her designs. 30% of each purchase is being kindly donated by Imogen to Cancer Campaign in Suffolk.

Speed limit on the A12

Local Conversations in Washbrook Street

Tina Y
Does anyone know how long the work between Ipswich and Colchester is going on for. Going towards Colchester I can see that they have resurfaced the road, but I never see the workmen at work. Just wondered.
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IMR
I travel from Ipswich to Stratford St Mary every day and have noticed that permanent speed cameras have been installed on both sides of the carriageway in the Stratford half of the 40mph zone. Colchester bound - first camera is just after Woodgates ... [ more ]
IMR
UPDATE: I went to Colchester and saw that there is another permanent camera on each side of the A12 near the bridge that goes over the A12 on the Essex side of the Essex/Suffolk border.

Spectacle cleaning fluid

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Roger A
Hi all I have polycarbonate lenses (not glass).  Has anyone found a cheap fluid in a bottle or aerosol spray?  Where to purchase it? Thanks in anticipation Roger
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Pip
I used to work in various opticians. Please don't use fairy liquid. It can cause the coating on the leases to break down. If they are polycarbonate (which they would only be if rimless or safety glasses, regular plastic lenses are not made of ... [ more ]