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Garden Lawn Turf

Joanne S in Greenwich
Does anyone know the best/cheapest place to buy garden lawn turf? I'm patching in a small area so only require 2 or 3 rolls. I live in Pinewood area of Ipswich. Many thanks

Death cafe.

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone fancy the idea of starting up a Death Cafe? It's where people can go and chat about all things death related and anything else too, but primarily death and dying. I feel that we don't talk about death and dying enough in this country, ... [ more ]
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Carolyn T
Hi Interested, I'm Carolyn, a counsellor working in Ipswich. How strange that you should be starting this now - myself and another therapist friend have been planning to put on a Ipswich Death Cafe, and put feelers out last week about it. I found ... [ more ]
Carolyn T
Oh, meant to say, I had a really positive response to a post I made on Facebook asking who's interested in a Death Cafe - so I'll let them know about this.

Decorator wanted

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I use Gavin of Finishing Touches for Gardening & DIY. Very pleased with his work. He does decorating as well and you can see examples of his work:
Cathy W
By far the best decorator I know is Mark Sang When it comes to painting he's the most enthusiastic person I've ever met, transformed our house. Wouldn't use anyone else. 07724 977763


Brian H in Stoke Park
I know recommendations for electricians have previously been posted but I would appreciate an up to date recommendation for an electrician to install a twin power socket in the IP1 area.
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Irish dancing

lol in Ipswich Town Centre
does anyone know where you can learn Irish dancing (for adults) in Ipswich?
Brian V
For information on all dance styles look on which is dance listing website for adults, covering East Anglia. Sadly, we know of only one Irish dancing class, which is based in Capel St Mary.

Asda trolleys

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Christine M
Buying a cheap shopping trolly on wheels comes to mind. Must be easier than trying to push a supermarket trolly any distance. But guess these people are too selfish to shell out on one!
Barry S
This problem has been going on for years ,just after Asda was opened . I was the councillor for the area and had numerous meetings with Asda . I would suggest someone contact the local councillors for help.

Thieving at Ipswich Hospital

Gruffalo in White House
Mentioning to a friend on the theft of my dying father in laws wedding ring, new slippers and various clothing items whilst he was in Ipswich Hospital and it seems so many people I've spoken with have had items stolen whilst in Ipswich Hospital. Is it ... [ more ]
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Streetlife is just the platform for alerting people to the fact that thefts are still happening at the hospital. Yes, report it, but at least now it's now in the open.


Sam in Belstead
Hi. I'm looking for someone to hang four interior doors, any recommendations please? TIA

Putting rubbish in other people's bins ??

Teresa W in Maidenhall
Hi all , it has taken me all day to find the words to explain ( an still cannot think as has really shocked me ) would normally expect this from someone younger, I was lookin out my back window an saw an elderly lady bout 80, walking up the road an ... [ more ]
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Teresa W
Unfortunately as we live in flats above shops our bins hav to stay on pavement as there is nowhere else to put them, most times we can't put our own rubbish in our bins as they full wiv other people's rubbish , I hav caught lots of people puttin ... [ more ]
Pauline D
I also live in a flat with a communal bin store with commercial bins - this should only be used by the residents in our flats but unfortunately other people from the houses nearby dump rubbish including large items in my bin store which we are charged ... [ more ]

stair lift

Spotty Dog
Several years ago I used Paul Smith of Dolphin Stairlifts for an installation and service. He's based in Felixstowe. He deals with several different manufacturers and models rather than being company ... [ more ]
Larry Fulcher
Paul Smith installed a Stannah stairlift in Cowper Street two years ago which has worked well since, on a very steep set of stairs. I can recommend his work and the advice he gave. Unfortunately the new stair carpet which was fitted before the ... [ more ]

Car boot sale.

Mark O in Priory Heath
Hey all streetlifers I am doing a car boot sale at st clement social club i am selling lots of girls clothes and other viaretys as well please come you will find good bargains there.
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Sheila O
The car boot was last sunday 12_3 5pounds a table if you want more you have to pay extra as i said i was dissapointed after the initial rush that was it people packing up at 2pm the next one is 6th nov look on website foxhall community cenntre or as ... [ more ]

Hall for Hire needed

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
We are in need of a new Hall for our Thursday afternoon class. It is held at the moment at Henley Community Hall. We have had to step aside for the Playgroup. So we need a new home close to Henley if possible. Your suggestions would be appreciated. ... [ more ]
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Sweep for woodburner

Ian W in Racecourse
Hi , can any one recommend a flue sweep contractor for a woodburning stove in the Ipswich area. What kind of price do they charge. Thanks  Ian
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A14 Multi-Pile Up RTC Sat 15th Oct 2016

Ipswich Entrepreneur in Chantry
There was a multi-car RTC on the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the A14 on Saturday night near Creeting St Peter, several cars involved and debris all over the road.  I couldn't see any news about it in any local newspaper, nothing on twitter or ... [ more ]
Well lets hope that no one was seriously injured.  But some people never seem to learn about speed and road conditions do they, they think they are invincible in their little metal boxes on wheels !!
Ipswich Entrepreneur
Indeed Madge, that is the problem... and what is worse for the rest of us, is their actions can take us out at anytime. I don't want to speculate but an educated guess would be the first group was the initial collision, and the second group was ... [ more ]

Ipswich Town Centre Bikes Stolen

Nick W in Belstead
Please feel free to Share There have been a steady increase in the number of Cycles/Bikes stolen from the Ipswich Town Centre Area. Please ensure that you do not leaver your bikes in these areas or you will face the same dilema that our son is having ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
Nick W, I think they just take it and leave/dump it. I think it one of the reasons why the police aren't so bothered. It is anti-social and perhaps criminal damage; but unless they intend to keep it or sell it, it isn't theft in their eyes.  Maybe we ... [ more ]
Nosey Ron
An Oxford Hardcore Motorcycle lock would stop the thefts happening. I have used one for ten years, never had a bike stolen

Missing Cat Kai

Hannah C in Racecourse
I have been told that there was a report of a tabby cat being found near Powling road and then take to the vets on Felixstowe road? I'm desperately searching for my boy, he is chipped so I'm hoping the vets would of scanned him. Can anyone tell me ... [ more ]
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Julian H
Try to go out when it's quiet, i.e. late night or early morning. If he's shut in somewhere and calling it may be easier to hear him. Apparently most cats that go missing are not that far from home, 100 yrds or so. Also, they often come home in the ... [ more ]

B & M Ipswich Carr street ?

Neil in Castle Hill
It appears that B & M are planning to open in the recently closed Poundland in Carr Street. I saw this in the window today.
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Home bargains and Pound stretcher... loved them both in Midlands when visited friends...
Ipswich Entrepreneur
To be fair, it isn't a democracy in enterprise. Businesses will go where they think the money is. You could petition for IKEA etc. to come to Ipswich but unless they see a business case they won't.  Sad to say, looking at the area from an outsider ... [ more ]

Road Works

M N in Stoke
At 11.00am today there were 14 sets of road works going on in Ipswich, but on 120 miles of the M25 none.     No wonder Ipswich traffic is in such a mess.


Lou P in Belstead
Hi, can anyone tell me where I may be able to buy a nerine plant? They sell out very quickly and I don't really want to plant spring bulbs. I feel like I've searched everywhere to no avail! Many thanks.
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Lou P
Fingers crossed! I've been searching for two years but just kept missing them in plant form! If anyone is splitting any in the future I would be extremely grateful. Happy to pay/make a gardening contribution.

Missing Cat

Mark in Greenwich
Cato not come home since last night IP2 area (Wherstead Road) chipped, but no coller, keeps coming home without it lol. Keep an eye out for him please.
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Carole R
So glad Cato is back safe and sound,such a worry they are so much a family member.


Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
Took my grandson to the Pizza hut at Ransoms euro park last night ( his choice ) horrible. Sticky table, grubby finger marks everywhere lukewarm pizza. Tired looking salads a rip off in my opinion. Won't be going there again. Staff were very nice though
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Elaine D
Even if it was a one off, or they were short staffed they still charge the same!

The Robert Ransome

Richard D in Stoke
Any truth in the rumour that yet another pub in Ipswich is to close? Whenever I have been there it is always busy.
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Ken L
If they are not making a profit then they will shut. I do go in RR every so often for food,  I once went into the Rep on a sunday evening and I was the only person in

"The life and laughs of a journalist"

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The Oddfellows Hall, 37 High St IP1 3QH
Ipswich Oddfellows in Ipswich Town Centre
The Ipswich Oddfellows is hosting guest speaker  Lynne Mortimer (EADT journalist) on Tuesday 18th October at 7.15pm.  At the Oddfellows Hall, 37 High Street Ipswich IP1 3QH. Entry £3. Light refreshments served. All welcome.

Window Cleaner Required

Joanne S in Greenwich
I require my windows cleaned, inside and out but I need them cleaned this week. Can anyone recommend, I'm in Pinewood. Thanks
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Joanne S
Thanks everyone, coincidentally Giles White was the first window cleaner to respond when I contacted him, I contacted about 4 in total. He can do them in the timescale, tomorrow/Friday and so far very professional.

evening disco small wedding reception

Colin C in Warren Heath
anyone out there local know of a cheap disco for november 10th at California club
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Stephen B
It's not a disco but if you want a good local rockabilly singer / band have a look on facebook for Shane and the Korrado's
Stephen B - was going to suggest Shane and the Korrado's, great and very talented band - Jason Scopes brilliant musician!