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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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Stoke Park ASDA - Petrol Station

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Andrew P
So ASDA want to ruin the nice green area along stoke park drive in front of their store by digging it up and putting in a automated petrol station, this will ruin the look of the site, it is a nice green space, which suits the road and often has people ... [ more ]
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Paul S
90% of the people shopping will also fill up with petrol making little difference to the traffic but saving time and money filling up elswhere

Blue Badge - Disabled Parking

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

I was wondering if anyone has a Blue Badge, and if so, how long did it take to arrive? I applied just over a fortnight ago, paid the fee and I was informed that the badge would arrive between 5 & 10 working days. It has since gone past the 10 ... [ more ]
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Alf B
Fulcrum I was able-bodied for 58 years so I have paid my parking fees and if you should end up in my position later in life which I sincerely hope you don't then I will agree to you having a Blue Badge and hope they are still free. 

Qigong seminar for beginners 18-19 July

Classifieds in Qigonguk

We would like to invite everybody to take part in the next Zhong Yuan Qigong Level 1 seminar which will take place on 18-19 July 2015 at Castle Hill Community Centre. You will be able to learn about an ancient self-development system from the heart of ... [ more ]
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Kath B
Hi again, this sounds like what I need, I would like to sign up to try it out, hope it will help me. Do you also run regular classes in qigong? Perhaps it would be good doing something on a regular basis. Thank you.
Hi Kath, thank you for signing up. Yes, we plan to restart regular classes after the seminar and will keep everybody posted on dates and times.

Classic Cars

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

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Tony G
Hi Martin,  I suggest you have a look on the web-site which will give you some idea of the club and our activities.-- we have about 200 members!
Ian C
hi martin i also have a 1959 rover p4 have owned it for about 2 years have been to 4 shows this year but now off the road for a gearbox change but a local meet would be good if it could be arranged.

Broomhill Summer Fete

Clubs & Groups in Westerfield

Annie M
Our Summer Fete is on Saturday 4 July 12 - 4 pm, including bouncy castle, Punch & Judy, Face Painting, Craft Stalls, barbeque and entertainment by the Samba Band and Jitterbugs Dance Group.   The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Glen Chisholm will be ... [ more ]


Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

I can't help thinking how full Broomhill swimming pool would be in this horribly hot weather. I went there as a child and it was always crowded. It would be fantastic to go there now, swim a bit if you could find a space in the water, then get out, have ... [ more ]
Richard G
Broomhill was fantastic and always really busy ...All the wasted money on the Travel Ipswich project has generally been of no benefit to the residents of Ipswich . Just a small proportion of what they spent could have renovated Broomhill .... Thanks !


Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Why is my TV picture breaking up?  I have tried switching off at the wall, switching off at the Virgin box, pulling plugs out, putting plugs in but still the same.  Do I need a new TV or is it fixable?
It could be the signal coming from Virgin. Give them a ring and they will test your connection. Also, is it happening on every channel? Does it effect DVD's/Videos/Blue Ray? And is streaming media affected? Hopefully, the answers should help narrow ... [ more ]
Thanks Alec. I have rung them this morning and they tell me my box is old, bit like me, so they are sending another one. I hope all I have to do is plug it in as anything other than that is beyond me.

Modern wall-mounted limestone live flame gas fire for sale

£200.00 in Stoke

Anna C
Less than two years old, this live-flame gas fire works by remote control. It's a modern £1,000 fireplace with a limestone surround and "pebble and driftwood" interior that looks very stylish but I'm installing a woodburner so it has to go. It's ... [ more ]
Anna C
More info: it's the Wonderfire "Celeste" model which uses natural gas and requires a conventional flue (not "no flue" as above - sorry, it won't let me edit).

Looking for a helper

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Marina man
I'm looking for someone for a couple of days a week to take my brother out who has mild learning difficulties . Doesn't require any carer or nursing qualifications as mainly just going for walks etc , very flexible working hours to suit - please private ... [ more ]

36th Ipswich Scout Group Summer Fete 2015

Clubs & Groups in Wherstead

JUL 04
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sprites school playing field in chantry
The 36th Ipswich scout group is holding its annual fete on the 4th of July. As the fete falls on Independence Day we have chosen an American theme. We have lots of fun things to do, great food and interesting entertainment. Please come along and support ... [ more ]
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Here's thought- I always took my children to this event and remember losing my daughter there one year ( only for a few minutes) She must have been about 3 at the time although I can recall it as if it were yesterday! She's 28 next birthday so that ... [ more ]

Pagan Council Open Day

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

JUL 11
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Ipswich Oddfellows Hall, High Street
Robin H
A day of talks, storytelling, music and discussion panels exploring the polytheist & pantheist religions (such as Druidry, Wicca, Heathenry, Kemeticism etc.). Free to attend, refreshments provided during the day. The event is aimed both at pagans and ... [ more ]

Monthly Meeting, Ipswich Branch, Suffolk Family History Society

Clubs & Groups in Westbourne

JUL 23
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The Co-Op Education Centre, 11, Fore Street, Ipswich IP4 1JW.Car park off Waterworks Street Ip4 1JG
Howard K
NOTE: Our First Meeting at our NEW VENUE.....Presenting an illustrated talk all about "The History of The Salvation Army" - the worthwhile organisation which has done so much in the story of this country as the organisation celebrates its 150th ... [ more ]

A Night at the Musicals- The Landseer Players 26th-27th June

Clubs & Groups in Stoke

JUN 26
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All Hallows Hall. Landseer Rd
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Tony O
What a great night we had at the show.Although we turned up a night early,they still let us in.Very good show and the locals we're friendly.thank you all for making us feel welcomed.All the very best Tony O

pond snails

Local Conversations in Warren Heath

Colin C
Cleaned out my garden pond today but all the snails seem to have vanished, any pond keeper out there want to supply me with any surplus
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Colin C
Any will do   just cannot believe all  have dissapeared from the pond,   if you supply phone number or contact with details at  we can arrange pick up

Small Filing Cabinet

Give, Lend & Borrow in Stoke

Ian W
Would anyone like an underdesk filing cabinet? It's wood effect with one hanging file drawer and one shallower drawer for pens and the like. It didn't go when I advertised it on Gumtree for £20,so now I'm willing to give it away.

New shed recommendations please

Local Conversations in Gainsborough

Hi, just wondered if anyone can recommend where to get a reasonably priced good quality shed, and someone to put them up? Thanks a lot.
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Paul S
you are only allowed an 8ft by 6ft shed so i went to 9ft 6in high and had a 2ft overhang at the sides and front.It weighs 1.5 tons

Selling New Burmatex Carpet Tiles to raise funds for St Michael's Community Centre

£39.90 in Ipswich Town Centre

The G
We have about 200 boxes (with 5 square metres in each box) of these tiles for sale. They were donated to the refurbishment of St Michaels Church and Church Hall, but unfortunately we can't use carpet for the hall as it would limit the multi-purpose ... [ more ]
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Wow! What a bargain at a fraction of the cost! I'm sure somebody must have a need for them... cheap conservatory floor; added warmth in the workshop/garage; children's playroom (with easy replacement of damaged/dirty squares); comfort in the dog kennel; ... [ more ]
The G
Laurie Thanks for the comment Laurie, yes the people who have bought some have come from quite far to collect because they have the same type and know the excellent quality, so they are very happy with the great deal!

fundraiser for new carpets for the centre

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

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Looks like a great event :) Not sure if you've seen these? It says you're raising money for new carpets and there's another charity on here selling new carpet to raise funds! Maybe you could both help each other... Then you'll have funds left over for ... [ more ]

Nacton Road Roadworks

Local Conversations in Pinewood

Suffolk County Council
Hello everyone, I wanted to make sure that you had seen the advance notice about the traffic roadworks to start around the Ravenswood/Nacton Road roundabout. Suffolk Highways improvements programme will open up additional road capacity around Nacton ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Good afternoon everyone, I have been in touch with the Highways Team and put some of your questions to them. Here are the answers I have been given. Q. Can we publish the detailed plan of the works? A. As this is a phased programme of works, some ... [ more ]
Jeremy C
Thanks for the response. Nice & comprehensive. It seems phase 2 is still quite fluid.

Saying hello to passers-by

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

John B
Had a long walk out with my daughter yesterday evening, around Maidenhall, and was pleasantly surprised to find most passers-by smiled and said hello. Not just older couples but some young people too. Cheered me up :)
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Linda C
I also find that English people have the time to say hello or morning when you are out and also down our road with people who I don't know on a personal level. we were all brought up with good manners , it does not hurt to say a greeting to who ever you ... [ more ]
John W
I walk in Christchurch Park every morning and find most people say 'Good morning' if you say it to them, we came here from rural Suffolk where everyone spoke and I find pretty much the same here, if you give people a chance. I agree with Richard though, ... [ more ]

Carpet fitter

Recommendations in Stoke

Anna C
Can anyone please recommend a local carpet fitter who can move a bedroom carpet to another room for starters, and who might be good for a bigger job laying new carpet in the rest of the house a bit later? Much appreciated. Thank you.
Tony B
Carpet Concern: Steve 681754..mob 07879 852906. Been using this fitter for every carpet in the house for 18 years

Garden fencing

Recommendations in Stoke Park

Brian H
Hi. Can anybody recommend a fencing contractor for a job in central Ipswich please. I need the existing fencing removed and replaced by a 2mt high x approx. 50mt long, close boarded fence, plus 2 side gates.
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James H
I can recommend someone myself, ive done a lot of fencing in the past and still do. references available. here is my number 07901381057 .james

Looking for a good plumber in and around Ipswich

Recommendations in Stoke

Roshanna V
Hi, We've had some troubles with the bathroom which includes leakage and bath not properly installed. The bath was plumbed in by Dexter O'Dowd, came back to 'fix' the problem but did not do a good job at all. We have tried pretty much everything but ... [ more ]
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Roshanna V
Hi! Toby thanks for the tip, we'll make sure we know whether they charge for coming out. Susan and Tony, thank you very much! We'll give both of them a call!

A12 roadworks extended again! See below how to complain

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Garry S
News that the A12 roadworks between Copdock and East Bergholt will continue to cause disruption for another month has caused serious irritation among motorists and the business community in Suffolk. The new delay will mean the work will have taken twice ... [ more ]
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Yes. It's all a big conspiracy by "the authorities" to prove that by slowing traffic down, that improves the traffic flow, reduces accidents, doesn't overly affect journey times, probably increases productivity in the process, saves fuel, oh, and ... [ more ]
Mike B
When I drove down the A12 from Ipswich yesterday there were no restrictions. Does anyone know if they're now gone for good?