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Jubilee Park

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Does anyone know what's happening, if anything, with Jubilee Park? I know they recently removed the remains of the "play ship", but other than that nothing seems to have been done. No CCTV, no fencing, no additional facilities. On the subject of the ... [ more ]
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John W
It always seems to strange to me that almost everybody knows where the dealers and users meet, but the police seem incapable of doing anything about it. Are they not interested?
Buzz R
To be fair, there has been an increased police presence since a nasty confrontation between rival gangs of dealers some time ago.

Ipswich Beer Festival

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Oh dear. What IS the problem with our council? The left hand never seems to know what the right hand is doing so there is nothing joined up. What a shame. 

NHS Dentist

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Ted M
My wife was misled by Elm St charging for work she was led to believe was free on NHS. If so many people warn about Elm St and so few are satisfied you should all beware !!


Christopher R in Broke Hall
I live near Queensway can anyone tell me why there is so many bluebells in this area they are nice to see but they are everywhere in my garden and the surrounding areas just a matter of interest
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Michael L
Can anyone help me please with advice. My garden has been overrun with strange small white flowered bulbs which I had taken to be wild garlic of some sort as they smell very strong, they have spread everywhere, very thickly and the bulbs can be as small ... [ more ]
Sarah W
The only solution is to dig up all the ones you can find, and keep doing so every year.  They're like nettles, leave a bit of bulb and it grows, very difficult to get rid of.  It's a lot of back breaking tenacity I'm afraid, I don't know anything that ... [ more ]

Fireplace installer

Andrew H in Maidenhall
Looking for builder to fit a fireplace we have bought. Have taken the old one out, and looks quite a simple job, though I think we will need to find a fireback. Any suggestions anyone?

Gas Fitter Required -Can anyone recommend one please

Jackie S in Priory Heath
Hi, I need to get in contact with a reliable gas fitter to disconnect a gas hob and re-connect gas to a free standing gas cooker. Your help is appreciated
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Pat C
I endorse Pete's plumbing too, nice chap who doesn't rip you off , turned up when he said he would, did work quickly and efficiently and didn't leave a mess ,explained what did what to otherhalf. Job done well
Rita K
I confirm what Pat says. Used our previous plumber for many years but he charged us more than Peter from Pete's plumbing for the same job and this was 2 years ago. And indeed Peter explained everything we must and should know.

New shed, base and re-paving

Teresa C in Greenwich
Hi, don't know where to start! my small back garden needs 'doing over', need old shed taking down (before it falls down), proper base put down and new reasonable quality larger shed constructed, also new paving. Can anyone recommend a professional ... [ more ]
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Base was already there,but he would of done if needed,He has family & friends who help him, He's a proper carpenter who takes great pride in his work,He made mine to measure,I don't know how to put photos on this but if your on WhatsApp i can send ... [ more ]

Advice on slate roof felting

Lynne M in Stoke
After having a loose slate fixed it was brought to our attention that our roof was not lined with felt could anyone please answer these questions for me? 1. does a slate roof in a 1928 house need felting 2. will felting our roof stop condensation in the ... [ more ]
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Lynne M
Thank you for all your advice it looks like I need to speak to a roofer as it is a very expensive job to have done which I really cannot afford :(

Wedding dress alterations

Janice C in Ipswich Town Centre
The shop I've bought my wedding dress from are quoting £250 to have it altered. I don't know if this is reasonable or not? So was wondering if others had paid a similar price or knew of someone with the necessary skills who would be cheaper? Thank you
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Cattery Recommendation please

Poppy in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi.  I need to put my cats into a cattery for a few days at fairly short notice.  They are not used to being in a cattery and I have no experience of catteries around here.  I live in IP3 so if anyone can recommend a good cattery then I'd be grateful. ... [ more ]
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Shaun N
Definitely Woodside Cattery.  Lovely lady who runs it.  Tried one or two others before but for the last few years Woodside.  Cats love it, lovely environment and we always feel OK about leaving the cats there which we didn't get the same feeling ... [ more ]
Lynn H
I can highly recommend they are in Woodbridge but are true cats lovers & my cats have been very well looked after each time they have stayed.

Ipswich Emotional Overeating Support Group

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Suffolk Mind - 46-48 Westgate Street, Ipswich, IP1 3 ED
Fiona E in Ipswich Town Centre
Formally funded by Department of Health via B-EAT, this group is facilitated by B-EAT trained volunteers, this group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month starting at 19:00 and finishing 20:30. Suffolk Mind 46-48 Westgate Street, Ipswich, ... [ more ]

Mental health issues

Christopher R in Broke Hall
I to have experienced a problem with mental health problems and yes aftercare is a big problem once you have been discharged there is no backup system to see how you are copeing it has happened to me in the past and I tell them but I must stress that ... [ more ]
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Tre W
My neice is struggling with mental health problems. She is in a state and can't leave the house without having major panic attacks. Last week she got a letter saying her benefits have been stopped. Why? Because she couldn't leave the house to attend a ... [ more ]
Brett N
You'd have to check but I'm sure that in certain circumstances a home visit is possible. There must be an awful lot of people out there for a number of reasons cannot leave the house.

Circular walk to spring wood nature reserve

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich
Cathy G in Copdock
Meet at Chantry Library- all ages welcome- a three mile walk to see the bluebells, with tea and cake afterwards in the library, and quiz for children. This is a stepping out health walk and free of charge
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New Door fitters recommendations.

Mai E in Gainsborough
I'm having quotes on a new door. Iron:glaze seem like a good bet. I've also had a quote from Zenith (quite expensive). This afternoon I'm seeing XL. Has anyone had any experience of these companies? Who would you recommend?
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Pam M
I've just had all new windows and doors in the house. Used Chris King. Very knowledgable and excellent work. Would recommend him.
Joanna A
I had a replacement front door and window fitted by RightStyle last summer. A small local company based, I think, in Leiston. Their price and service was very good


Christopher R in Broke Hall
Hello I am trying to find a child's skateboard he is only four his older brother got one for his birthday who is eight and you know what it's like the other one wants to join in if anyone has one that there child has outgrown please let me know thankyou
I bought one for a four year old in The Range and it didn't cost any more than £8. It's still in use, otherwise I would happily give it to you.
Tam M
Similar in that I don't have a child skateboard to give, however there's a shop called "Wahoo" on Dogs Head Street that looked skater friendly and could potentially sell them.

Pot holes

Tony O in Copdock
What's happened to our local council. Pot holes everywhere. We live on the Chantry Est, and we have big holes on the Hawthorn roundabout near the Kingfisher pub and the Doctors I have seen cyclists dodging these pot holes and nearly been hit by cars? ... [ more ]
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Tony O
Hi Mel. Have now reported it to highways dept. Thank you for your quick response.Hope we can sort out soon. Kind regards Tony
Anita S
Have reported other end of Kingfisher Ave too,when you turn into it from Robin Drive.It is getting extremely bad with potholes and bumps yet again.It's no use keep bodging.They need doing properly once and for all.This road had workmen on it several ... [ more ]

Transport needed

Dena R in Stoke
Dee V Is there anyone with a van willing to transport a sofa from Ipswich town centre to Holbrook? If possible in the next few days please. Will pay petrol, expenses etc

Garden Furniture wanted

Chris M in Warren Heath
Hi does anyone have any old garden furniture that they want to get rid of also looking for paving slabs , we moved last November and have a huge garden to sort out , thank you for reading.

dog sitter

Chris M in Warren Heath
Hi can anyone recommend someone who looks after dogs in there own home, we have been let down by our dog sitter , he is a small dog that just wants company and a lap to sit on , we are going away July 23rd for 12 days please get in touch if you can help.
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Chris M
Thank you to everyone who replied to my post, we have met a lovely lady who has agreed to have our dog for us.

Police to be dangled from crane to view whole town

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Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
Belstead allotments have a few plots vacant, it is a lovely site at the bottom of Bobbits lane. Everyone is friendly, we have a community shed and a loo. A great way to meet new people get fit and grow your own dinner.
Angela C
Phone the council 433512 they will put you in touch with Judy Mills field secretary or look on the Belstead allotments facebook page. Hope to hear from you soon

Car paint sprayer

Teresa P in Ipswich Town Centre
Need to get my car bumper re-sprayed could anyone recommend a place who are reasonably priced, but do a good job too please.
Neil H
Try T'n'c 01473 712712 Trevor was recommended by family and did a great job for me. He was over £200 cheaper than the people my dealer sent me to!!!

carpenter and kitchen fitters

bryan P in Greenwich
I am looking for Kitchen fitters must be reliable and reasonably priced and good workmanship also looking for a carpenter I would welcome any recomendations Many thanks

The True Cost

Peter C in Gainsborough
Do you know the story behind some of the clothes you buy? Come to the Ipswich Film Theatre on Monday 25th April at 6.30pm to enjoy a glass of Fairtrade wine or juice and watch this important documentary film (The True Cost) Join in the discussion ... [ more ]

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