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Bus Pass

Local Conversations in Wherstead

Leavenheath
My husband over heard a conversation in a shop in town (he is always earwigging) that the pensioner bus passes are to be stopped. Anybody know if it is true?
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Alex
I know the Tories were talking about getting rid of them, but I don't know at what stage they're at, or if it's happening at all. Probably won't get mentioned till after the election.
Chris M1
I am 63 and and got mine last year. Try this link to a government on line calculator to find out when you qualify. https://www.gov.uk/calculate-state-pension/y

Gas fitter

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dog and guinea pig boarding

Recommendations in Greenwich

Angela W
Can anyone recommend a dog kennel in Ipswich? I've seen a couple advertised but they seem rather big and I'm not sure they would be suitable for a nervous dog.  Also I have two guinea pigs which I need to board, any ideas?
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Kathy P
Hi Jean, it is illegal for anyone to board dogs without a licence, but it is a relatively straightforward process to be licensed, assuming you have safe premises, a fire policy, indemnity insurance, first aid kit, proper records, waste disposal ... [ more ]

quiz afternoon

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

The Meeting Place Centre
If you get bored cause the weather is a bit pants today The Meeting place, Community Centre,Limerick Close IP1 5LR is a holding a Sport/Music Quiz today from 3.30 if you want to rustle up a team of 4/6 its £5 a per person includes Jacket Spud bring ya ... [ more ]

wildflowers

Give, Lend & Borrow in Stoke Park

Lynda H
First time I've posted to you lovely community out there.....does anyone have any snowdrops, bluebells, primroses looking for relocation by any chance? Would be ever so greatful! Please and thank you! X

Easter holiday activities for young people in Ipswich

Clubs & Groups in Stoke Park

Community Team IBC
There are lots of sporting & craft activities going on over the Easter holidays for young people in Ipswich including basketball, football, arts & crafts, snorkeling, table tennis, archery & much more. Details can be found here: ... [ more ]

What kind of area Renfrew Road is???

Local Conversations in Gainsborough

Internet Beans
Hi, I am thinking about renting a house on Renfrew road Ipswich and wondering if anyone can help me and give some feedback about this area. Is it good place to live? Thanks, Sami
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Jeffrey C
I do not live on Rushmere  estate but have always lived in or near Ipswich and I think that Rushmere is considered by many as the best council estate in Ipswich with a lot of the houses now being privately owned.It has very good facilities and all the ... [ more ]

HWRC Customer Satisfaction Survey IT failure

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Roger A
Ha!  Devise a questionnaire, then have it sent into the ether! Those officious administrators at Suffolk County Council don't really want your views it seems. And that question:  'Are you willing to pay for your visit to the recycling centre?' is absent.
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Thanks

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

Computer classes

Clubs & Groups in Castle Hill

Johnny
Does anyone know of any part time adult computer learning classes for beginners in or around Ipswich. The local college use to do adult leisure courses some years ago but that seems to have stopped, same with the library. My wife needs to learn how to ... [ more ]
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AnaickS
Hi Johnny Realise Future (01473 23860) have also their IT courses at Castle Hill Community Centre Highfield Road Ipswich IP1 6DG on Thursdays.  Here is their online brochure for their ... [ more ]

Ipswich Borough Council volunteers for community shops

Local Conversations in Pinewood

John S
Shop Volunteers Needed... We need volunteers for community shops. You will be provided with all the support you need. If you are unemployed volunteering can help your skills and boost your confidence. You'll meet new people and improve your CV at the ... [ more ]
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Table Top sale

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

The Meeting Place Centre
Reminder of Table Top sale this Saturday 11am til 3pm at The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close, Whitehouse Rd, Ip1 5lr Teddy Tombola, Raffle, Cake Stall, and the cafe will be open please tell ya friends. Tables £5 to book please ring the ... [ more ]

Please vote for my pup Jack

Local Conversations in Bramford

Abbi L
Hi please vote for my pup Jack in the East Anglian Air Ambulance charity competition. It's on Facebook. Click on the link below and like Jack's picture to help him win! Thank you :-) ... [ more ]
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allotments

Local Conversations in Washbrook

Carol B
the allotments at chantry for 2 nights broken into smashed sheds glass plots damaged if these idiots.(could find better word but not allowed)if they new how much work goes into these plots.the older plot holders its there life.thats all they have left.I ... [ more ]
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Harley T
If you think they might return and you'd like help conducting a stake-out, I'm more or less nocturnal so I'd be happy to take a shift. Also if there's mess that needs cleaning up feel free to message me. I live nearby (assuming you're talking about the ... [ more ]
Emalkuda
Harley what a lovely selfless offer, I wish there were more people in the world like you. I have nothing to do with this post but felt like you deserve a pubic reply.

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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Linda C
Well if they can't get at you with the town roadworks they are trying it a different way. sounds like our council or SSC.

Ipswich Borough Council volunteers for community shops

Clubs & Groups in Pinewood

John S
Shop Volunteers Needed... We need volunteers for community shops. You will be provided with all the support you need. If you are unemployed volunteering can help your skills and boost your confidence. You'll meet new people and improve your CV at the ... [ more ]

Lost chicken

Lost & Found in Gainsborough

Graham C
We have lost one of our pet chickens... She is a lavender (silver grey coloured) frizzle - very distinctive, as her feathers point towards her head instead of away, giving her a ruffled appearance. She is small - bantam sized. We'd be grateful for any ... [ more ]
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Owners no longer informed if dog gets run over!

Local Conversations in Wherstead

Leavenheath
What do you think about the fact that road workers are not required to check the collar and micro chip of dogs that get run over, and that their bodies can be disposed of without telling their doubtless worried owners? Will any of our politicians be ... [ more ]
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Beryl E
ur all so rite but the matter is the owners its got to be sad wen they find out ,i would be mad if they hadnt told me , i think they should bring the licence back ,
Tina
Sorry if it's already been mentoned but I read that it was going to be law from next year to have all dogs micro-chipped due to the expense councils pay looking after strays. So, surely it follows that they will scan all dogs, dead or alive?

Blanketweed

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Joan L
We inherited a garden pond when we moved. It is well stocked with fish and we are struggling with blanketweed. Used chemicals last summer but would prefer to use other methods if anyone has any suggestions please. We are new to pond maintenance!!
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Andrew T
I have about 5 koi which are about 9 to 12 inches long and about 20 smaller fish about 3 to 6 inch mixed goldfish and koi. plus the grass carp and 2 gudgeon to take care of any sludge etc.
Graham S
I work at the Environment Agency and we recommend this website http://www.freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/ we also have staff who can advise particularly if it is an invasive species http://www.nonnativespecies.org/home/index.cfm call 03708 506506

Counter Top Oven & Grill

Give, Lend & Borrow in Rose Hill

Ipswich Lad
Does anyone want a grill/oven that sits on top of the counter. It's really a combination microwave but the microwave's packed up. It's probably fixable but we're about to change our kitchen and my good lady has decided it must go. It's now in my boot ... [ more ]

Tow bar

Recommendations in Copdock

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Tony O
Hi Claire. Thanks for that will have a look.I did try some places,but they would only do it,if it is one that they fit?.
Richard G
Tony - Fitting a towbar is fairly straight forward . The trouble you will have is a towbar fitter will profit from the sale of the Towbar in the supply/fitting process . You have tried to get one avoiding them and they will charge quite alot for the ... [ more ]

Easter Egg Hunt

Clubs & Groups in Copdock

MAR 28
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Chantry Library
Cathy G
For £1 (includes refreshments come and join our hunt any time between 11 and 3

Reading group launch

Clubs & Groups in Copdock

Cathy G
Come to Chantry Library on 9th April at 6.00 for refreshments prepared to share your favourite myth/legend/fairy story with us. there will be a display of collections in  the library in the weeks beforehand that you can borrow.This is the first meeting ... [ more ]

Birthday cake

Recommendations in Mace Green

Steve R
Need a birthday cake 10" x 20" for 80th birthday in August this year. Pictures are a must
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Open Day

Classifieds in Prom and Beyond

MAR 08
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32 Kelvin Road, Ipswich, IP1 5EH
Prom and Beyond
Please feel free to come along to view our stock of nearly 300 dresses for Proms, Parties, Balls and Weddings. Entry to Prize Draw with every dress purchased. Also you can view  on  www.promandbeyond.co.uk   or ring 01473 371634. Thank you.
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Jo G
I agree Sarah, we all look for our best buys, to be able to go along and view a selection is brilliant. I know a couple of people who have bought from them, and they have been thrilled with quality and choice.