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Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
We have recently cancelled our Virgin Tv subscription, it was getting far to expensive. Can anyone recommend someone who can sort out our TV for the freeview channels and internet please as its a bit beyond  me. Thanks in advance
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Nick G
Virgin totally messed me about when I was living on Foxhall Road. The monthly charge was changed without notice, and the phone service was regularly changed removing my cheap rate international calls to Norway, which almost every other month required ... [ more ]
Ray L
Most of the companies can raise prices mid contract - but you then get a 30 day 'window' to cancel your contract at no cost if you wish (this is usually hidden in small print). I have Virgin Broadband only at £28.  Their broadband is better than ... [ more ]

Doorstep sellers in the area

Graham C in Gainsborough
We've had a visit this evening from a young man claiming to be on a prison release programme. He showed a card with photo ID, saying his name was Cameron.  He had a large black bag on his back.   I politely told him I do not buy goods on the doorstep ... [ more ]
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Nick G
Yvonne B, the wildlife conservation was a genuine caller, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, and carried a proper identification card. I know as he knocked on my door, leaving a leaflet and offered to call back the next night. I read the leaflet, and also ... [ more ]
Yvonne B
I know he was probably genuine but I said no because I pay into several charities and there is a limit to how much I can pay out on a pension plus it was dark and I live alone I seem to have these callers all the time its OK to say it's only Pound a ... [ more ]

Fencing

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Jenny A
We can thoroughly recommend Richard James 07799205836/01473272086. He has recently replaced a fence for us. He was reliable,tidy and very reasonable. Actually he was recommended to us on Streetlife.
James H
I have 17 years experience in the trade, im local and have had several jobs off streetlife previously, references available.  Competitive prices and available now!

Electrician

Dave L
Try Ashley Smy / Smy Electrical on +44 7989 305638 https://www.facebook.com/pg/Smy-Electrical-102221786779682

Upper Orwell Crossing - Ground Investigations

Ipswich Ltd in Ipswich Town Centre
Last week Suffolk County Council put in an Planning Application (16/01121/FPC) to undertake ground investigations for an Upper Orwell Crossing. An daily (Mon-Fri) 24 hour operation for 4 months is going to terrorise local residents (streets below), ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Ipswich Ltd Hello Ipswich Ltd - Just so you know you can include our name in posts - it does make it easier for us to see which ones people would like us to respond too.   I have referred your post to the Upper Orwell Crossing team and they have ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
Thank you for the information Matt. Do you know anything about the road infrastructure either side of the main UOC bridge? I assume on the East side they will be installing a roundabout? Is the bridge going to be positioned horizontal or diagonal?

Branching Out and Growing Together -Garden Project for Older People at Chantry Walled Garden

ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Branching Out – Growing Together A community project for older people at Chantry Walled Garden Chantry Park, Hadleigh Rd, Ipswich IP2 0BS Tuesdays and Thursdays If you are an older person, living in the area, and would like to learn skills, ... [ more ]

central heating engineer

Lyn D in Gainsborough
Can anybody recommend a good engineer who will install oil central heating in Chelmondiston. Thanks
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Tony T
Hi Lyn, just spotted your message, Kingsley's Plumbing and Heating Services will give you a free quote. Chelmo born and reliable on 077823446339.

Carpet cleaner

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Lesley S
Ive just had my lounge carpet & suite cleaned by Hawkins Homecare, Lovely local guy & his wife. They did a fantastic job, I was so pleased. Wern't the cheapest but after initially booking someone cheaper I changed my mind & I'm so glad I ... [ more ]

Suffolk Soul Singers' Christmas Concert

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St Peters by the Waterfront
Graham C in Gainsborough
Soul and gospel - and some seasonal favourites - with jazz stylings from our community choir and childrens' choir. Tickets only £10 from the venue or from Suffolk Soul Singers. Afternoon event!

New Year's Eve disco

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The Meeting Place Community Centre Limerick Close Ip1 5lr

Rukus Band and Disco

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The Meeting Place Limerick Close Ipswich Ip1 5lr

Ipswich buses

Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
I have just returned from town on a no 15A bus a young mum got on the bus with a tripper and lots of bags of shopping. People helped her put her shopping on the rack but by the time she reached her stop most had got off. The young lady driving the bus ... [ more ]
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Iain C
Great to hear that there are some interactive and helpful people out there. Out of curiosity though why are SCC feeding back to teams, providing SCC links and commenting when it's Ipswich Buses and IBC? I know they operate what's left of P&R ... [ more ]
Jeremy Cooper MD IBL
Thank you for the positive comments. I am very proud to hear about our team doing a great job, despite the cold and the busy roads. Suffolk do always pass transport comments they receive onto us, even though the services in question are often not ... [ more ]

gas hob

Tony G in Stoke
Hi can anyone recommend a gas fitter to fit a gas hob many thanks
Tony T
Hi Tony, Kingsley's Plumbing and Heating Services will fit it for you. £115 ish if within one metre of connection. He's local on 07823446339.

Christmas Fair

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Chantry Library and Hawthorn Children's Centre
Cathy G in Copdock
Fun for all the family, with raffle (display of prizes and tickets available from the library now) Gifts and crafts, refreshments, tombola, cup cake decorating, lucky dip, bargain books, children's games and stories and a chance to see Father ... [ more ]

Christmas Coffee Morning and Plant Sale

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Chantry Walled Garden, Chantry Park
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
ActivLives Chantry Walled Garden is holding a Christmas Coffee Morning and plant sale on Thursday 1 December 2016 from 10.30am until 2.30pm. There will be pansies galore to brighten up the winter months, and primroses to welcome in the Spring, ... [ more ]

Power cut

D in Washbrook Street
Has anyone else had a couple of power cuts this evening in the Pinewood/Belstead area? couple of seconds each but enough to knock out TV and broadband. One at about 8.20 pm and one at about 7.10 pm
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Ruth L
Virgin was affected by the power problems too,  that was mentioned on facebook last night...the text updates I got was that a cable was fixed in Birkfield drive, though the loud bangs worries me...
Ipswich Ltd
It is poor. Telecommunication companies should have Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS -  Google it, not science fiction!) to stop any problems. Not exactly a diesel backup generator but should have enough capacity for 10 minutes battery-backup ... [ more ]

Wanted baby stuff

Girly G in Chantry
Wanted baby stuff for a grandchild expected in May can't remember all I need and could anyone advise where to find maternity things for a first time mum thank you
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Emalkuda
If you are on Facebook or know someone who is, there are groups that you can join which sell specifically baby stuff. It's great as you can see photos and know what area and price is wanted straight away. Prices are normally very cheap, it's well ... [ more ]

ICE SKATING

Barbara in Ipswich Town Centre
Wouldn't it be a good idea if we could have something a little more unusual in Ipswich, to draw people in....like an ice skating rink for example? I'm sure it would pull in business to the town, there aren't any others around this area to my knowledge.
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Caroline S
Was Snoasis ever built? Chelmsford have an indoor one all year round which was really popular when I went but it's so far away. Would love one closer.
Chrissie W
Where is the Felixtowe one and when does it open? I'd support a permanent one here, although Chelmsford is not that far and the rink is only 15 mins walk from the station.

Charity gig/disco

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The Meeting Place Community Centre

Lost Purse

Chris R in Ipswich Town Centre
I just needed to say a HUGE thank you to the man who handed in my purse at Argos today. I don't know whether he uses Streetlife but I'm hopeful! I left my purse on a shelf in the store whilst looking at one of the catalogues!! At this time of the year ... [ more ]
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Christmas Coffee Morning

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Shepherd Drive Baptist Church (car access from Laburnum Drive)
Rodney C in Washbrook
Coffee morning at Shepherd Drive Baptist Church (near the roundabout at the junction of Hawthorn Drive, Belmont Road and Shepherd Drive).  Crafts, bird boxes, etc  and homemade cakes, preserves and plants to buy. Also designer Christmas wrapping ... [ more ]

ASDA Stoke Park

Katharine F in Stoke Park
Advice to any shoppers this weekend. Temporary traffic lights at this junction are making exiting almost impossible. Single lane in and out resulting in total gridlock.
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Think Hedgehog

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People's Community Garden
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Think Hedgehog! Put on a woolly hat and turn out to do your bit for nature on your doorstep! Activity Saturday at the People’s Community Garden, Maidenhall Allotments, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE Saturday 26 November 12.30 to 3pm Winter is ... [ more ]

Read & Grow!

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, IP2 0QY
Chantry Library in Chantry
Read, grow, and celebrate all things green with our branching out growing together project. We will be reading stories, and have garden things to make and do for all the family. 

Meet Father Christmas!

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, IP2 0QY
Chantry Library in Chantry
Meet Father Christmas at the library and let him know if you've been naughty or nice! It will be £2 per child which will include a present from Father Christmas. Book a child's place in advance at the library desk. Come along to get into the festive ... [ more ]