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music noise

Local Conversations in Stoke Park

Surely the music and back beat I've heard all day ( Sunday 26 July) can't be coming all the way from Jimmy's farm sausage festival to Belstead rd area. If so how loud is it out there?
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Ray L
I would like to back up Keith's comment. I didn't go near Jimmy's farm but my Saturday, visiting my elderly mother in Clacton was spoilt by getting caught on London Rd approaching the Copdock interchange as there was total gridlock, due to tailback from ... [ more ]

Gas Engineer and Plumber

Recommendations in Maidenhall

John B
Can anyone recommend a gas engineer (for boiler servicing) and a plumber (mainly for issues with radiators and internal pipe work), covering the Maidenhall or Chantry area, please?
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John B
One more question please, do they charge more coming in from Martlesham each time? Or do they have a lot of work in the town centre anyway? I'm in the Maidenhall part of town...

Grand book and cd sale

Clubs & Groups in Copdock

AUG 04
Chantry Library
Cathy G
Only 10p per book or 12 for £1! Bring your children along to our wildlife event on the same day (11-3)  Tea, coffee and soft drinks also available

large plasma tv

Give, Lend & Borrow in Greenwich

Steven K
Last week i replaced my 40" plasma tv as it stopped working. I did read up and sounds like it needs a new part sourcing and fitting. I need to get rid of it but seems a waste taking it to the tip. Just wondered if anyone knows of a charity,training ... [ more ]
Janet A
Try TWAM - Tools With A Mission an Ipswich charity they repair & send items out to 3rd World countries.  They are based on the Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate Address is 2 Bailey Close, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 0UD Telephone: 01473 210220 Email: ... [ more ]


Recommendations in Castle Hill

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Angela W
When we used them they provided the cheapest quote out of all the tree surgeons.  We did use an unqualified person to cut down a conifer a couple of years previously and the mess was unbelievable with sawdust covering our entire garden. It took months ... [ more ]


Local Conversations in Washbrook

Carol B
Just come down St Helens St before old county hall there are four shops.hairdressers-hairdressers-tattoos-hairdressers.I know that the council has to pay business tax after three months for empty shops I would say this is ridiculous.
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John W
You were commenting on empty shops in the town centre, Tiger will be filling one of those empty shops. Conversations are allowed to stray from their starting point, that's the nature of a conversation.

seamans dairies/dairycrest dairies.

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

OCT 24
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belstead village hall,grove hill,belstead ipswich, ip8 3lu
Ken L
invite to former employes and there partners to meet for an informal evening there will be a bar,buffett to people from dairies former dairies at ipswich (howard st,knightsdale rd,) felistowe,ixworth,frinton,clacton,1&2,sudbury,brentwood, ... [ more ]
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Val S
Hi Ken.   My sister worked for Seamans  in the 70's.  She now lives in Kent but will show her this notice.

Roadworks in Cavendish Street

Local Conversations in Westbourne

Ruth L
does anyone know when they will be re-opening Cavendish Street at the Alan Road end, it was closed for re-surfacing about two months ago...
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Suffolk County Council
Hi everyone, Our highways team are more than happy to get the answer for you. If you can pop your details on our online reporting tool, we will investigate and come back to you. Thanks - Laura
Ruth L
yes, Cavendish was closed due to the resurfacing, then if I remember right, the gas board were on upper Bishops Hill and UKPN were at the bottom, but they're both done with I think...

Car boot

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Janet C
Does anyone know why the portman rd car boot sale was not on last Sunday and if it will be on this Sunday?
Christine G
It was cancelled fairly early as it was a wet morning...but the sun came out later and it would have been a good day. There is usually a post on Facebook if it is to be cancelled.

Big Garden Party at The People's Community Garden

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

Just to let everyone know we will be hosting our 7th annual Big Garden Party at the People's Community Garden this Saturday (25th): The People’s Community Garden celebrates its 7th Annual Event with some reptilian fun! We are also marking ‘Year of the ... [ more ]
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Ray L

help needed

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

The Meeting Place Centre
The Meeting Place Community Centre and wot's up are looking for volunteers becoming paid support workers flexible hours, job share felxabilty in helping in the cafe and supporting customers with learning difficulties. Please contact me on ... [ more ]

Lost Flying Thing

Lost & Found in Ipswich Town Centre

Jerry T
Hi, has anyone found a little helicopter type flying thing. It is a mini drone. Nothing scary, just a toy. We were learning how to fly it and a gust of wind took it away. It's not worth much but we were a bit disappointed to lose it. It's white and black ... [ more ]
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Jerry T
Well! How amazing! little flying tinker was found way beyond its given flight range and is now home and drying off in front of its charger. Many thanks to the kind neighbours who found it. Streetlife really works.

Grand book sale

Clubs & Groups in Copdock

JUL 18
Chantry Library
Cathy G
Choose from a huge selection of books, 10p each or 12 for £1. We'll also be providing cakes and refreshments and the Gruffalo will be meeting children every hour on the hour
Eileen B
It was great I got some good bargains, but there was no indication  outside of the sale. Somebody had made a great effort to make cakes and drinks. Thank you to the staff at Chantry Library.

Colchester Zoo

Recommendations in Maidenhall

John B
Wondering if it's worth getting a new season ticket for Colchester Zoo at the moment. Has much changed in the past couple of years? I know what it says on their website but what's your experience please?
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Debbie D
We went to the zoo today, we have yearly passes and had a great day, the zoo is improving the enclosures and are currently redeveloping chimp world.

Brass on the Grass

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

JUL 19
Christchurch Park, Ipswich
John B
The Brass on the Grass 2015 season kicks off with a favourite band from last year- the Ipswich Community Wind Band :) See more at: More events on subsequent Sundays

English Afternoon Tea Cruise

Recommendations in Maidenhall

JUL 16
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Orwell Quay, Ipswich
John B
Three and a half hour Harwich Harbour return cruise with sandwiches, cakes and scones. £30 for adults and £22 for children under 16 - also includes unlimited tea or coffee. Tickets from, Ipswich Tourist Information Centre ... [ more ]
Susan P
We recently enjoyed the Sunday lunch cruise which was just lovely. The boat is very comfortable and all the crew were friendly. We were told about various points of interest along the river...and our buffet lunch was superb. Highly recommended.
Jean G
I have been on many gruises on the orwell lady including the theme nights very enjoyable went last year on the sunday afternoon cruise as well had a beautiful day which was cancelled  earlier in the year  due to high winds !!

Looking for Rabbit/Hamster cage/hutch/accessories

Give, Lend & Borrow in Chantry

Abi L
Looking for these things either that people are trying to get rid of for free or for a very low price =) Thankies x x <3

strange humming noise

Local Conversations in Greenwich

Steven K
Does anyone know what that constant humming noise that we can hear in the Ip2 area. Its been going for a couple of days. Sounds like its coming from a distance. It goes louder and quiter. Very odd and annoying once your ears tune in. Why did the mrs ... [ more ]
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Jerry T
Hi, I'm new to this site but hope that this is not to late or been covered before. The noise apparently is associated with the cement depot at the docks. It started originally about 8 to 10 years ago and a number of residents complained to the council ... [ more ]

LINK: Birth Movie Night

Clubs & Groups in Castle Hill

JUL 20
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The Thomas Wolsey Pub, 9-13 St Peters Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF
The first in our Life Stages themes: Birth. Exploring that common place miracle that brings us all into this life. Why is it so wonderful and painful, beautiful and sometimes tragic? Come and join the conversation on the highs and lows of new life. The ... [ more ]

Oasis Camel Park Family Fun Days

Recommendations in Maidenhall

OCT 11
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Halesworth, Suffolk
John B
Admission price includes FREE llama walks / donkey rides and extra guest pets at the cuddle-a-pet presentations.

maidenhall estate

Local Conversations in Maidenhall

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Garry S
1950 my house was built on halifax road, a couple of years later the green and shops were added, i have an aerial photograph showing this

Missing from Blickling Close, off Chatsworth Crescent

Lost & Found in Stoke Park

Megan B
Please keep a look out for my tabby, Darcy. Last seen over 24 hours ago. This is very out of character for her. Please check your outbuildings! - Megan
..  don't you just wish you had GPS fitted to your cat!  I worry when mine doesn't appear when expected.  Hope she is OK and you soon find her.

Meet the Gruffalo at Chantry library

Local Conversations in Copdock

JUL 18
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Chantry Library
Cathy G
On the hour at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 2.00 and 3.00 you can listen to the Gruffalo story, meet the Gruffalo, have your photo taken and then play lots of Gruffalo games with prizes.Grand book sale and cakes on same day

Fundraiser for carpets

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

The Meeting Place Centre
Fancy a freindly quiz night This Friday 17th July at The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close ip1 5lr we are holding a quiz for all to take part in money raised will go towards new carpets for the centre £5 per person chip supper please book ... [ more ]


Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Are there any Streetlifers who know anything about new Virgin TV boxes?  I have tried to set mine up and the message that appears is 'We are updating your digital TV service.  This will only take a few minutes'.  It's now been updating since Friday which ... [ more ]
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Thank goodness for grandsons!  He turned up unexpectedly yesterday evening, tweaked a bit round the back of the tv and hey presto - a picture.   Thanks for all comments.  Much appreciated.  I hope I'm now sorted, no thanks to Mr. Branson's employees.
Glad you've got it sorted now. As previously mentioned threatening to leave always gets Virgin to be helpful... this works with reducing prices too! Great that your Grandson came to the rescue.