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New local gym - Grangeside Fitness - now open on Grange Farm

Grangeside Fitness in Grangeside Fitness
This new gym opened on 26 September 2015.  Quality equipment on 2 floors.  First 100 members will receive a free t-shirt and 30 minute induction/personal training session.  Subscription £25 per month. Get in touch and have a look. Address: Unit 5 The ... [ more ]
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Grangeside Fitness
Richard - Grange Fitness closed about 2 years ago.  This is a new gym - same location - but new owners and excellent  equipment - longer opening hours and no booking system.  Suggest you take a look at their website -  Thanks

Handyman for painting windows- Also Forever Home wanted for Fostered Lurcher

Tina C in Kesgrave
My friend is trying to find someone to prepare and stain 5 windows and 3 doors on a house in Leiston. Any suggestions? Happy to pay cash. I am wondering if this forum can help me find a loving home for a 4 year old Lurcher that I'm currently fostering. ... [ more ]
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Sandra M
I would love to take on a dog and like Lurchers. Unfortunately I work and therefore would have to leave it alone for long periods.

Home grown produce

Stephanie H in Kesgrave
We have quite a lot of quince, free to anybody who can pick them up......but can we have a couple of jars of whatever you make?!
Deborah P
Hi, would be very interested in some quinces, when I can get them I bottle them with apples or pears for winter use, whereabouts are you?  My baby quince tree has two whole quinces (first year of cropping), more would be very welcome! regards, Deb
Stephanie H
Hi, We have given them to the greengrocer in Woodbridge to sell, we may get some back, as most people don't know what to do with them! In which case will come back to you.

Hand Operated Mincer

Debbie W in Brightwell
Does anyone have metal above that you attach to kitchen table. Like grandma used to have! Thank you.

Walking for leisure

Sue V in Bucklesham
I moved to Kesgrave a couple of years ago and formed a walking group. We walk three times a week but that's not obligatory! The usual distance is about 3 miles and we get to see the beautiful surroundings we have in this area. If you are interested in ... [ more ]
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If you click on Sue's name it will come up with her User Profile and at the top of that there is a little blue box that says "private message"

Bathroom tiling

Julie C in Kesgrave
We are looking to have our bathroom completely retiled, walls and floor.  Can any recommend a good local tradesperson to do this please
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David B
Ceramic Elegance [found on] did a first class job on our kitchen. Contact Alan Peters for a free quote at


Stephanie H in Kesgrave
Any recommendations for a local gardener, someone who can mow the lawns, trim shrubs when needed, generally help keep our garden tidy, husband now finding it very difficult due to illness.
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Stephanie H
Going to hang on to your number Stephen, and will come back to you. Husband thinks next year when our garden really needs attention. Thanks.

Single Wardrobe

Dog on the loose

Jeff W in Warren Heath
Would the owner of the dog who savaged the pet Alpaca at Poppy Farm Purdis Farm Road please contact  the police or owner.
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Stephanie F
Liz M, have you contacted the TV media, Look East and Anglia TV to get them to out out an appeal. If the appeal is broadcast it might have an impact on the dog owner or anyone who saw either a dog with blood on it or what might have been a very wet dog. ... [ more ]
Liz M
Hi Stephanie, it was in Ipswich Star and EADT on Monday and Lee spoke on Radio Suffolk. It didn't make Look East but the video they made is on BBC Facebook page. We have posters up on fence round the farm and the police are talking to the public and vets ... [ more ]

Call Centres Abroad

Jeff W in Warren Heath
Just discovered why so many large companies have call centres in Asia. In the UK an IT Analyzer is paid about £37,000 whereas in India the receive just £7461. A Senior Consultant UK £53,000, India £12931.
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Having worked in a call centre (worst job in the world) I can tell you that not one single person answering the phone, earns anywhere near the amounts you mentioned. I was full-time with contracted fixed hours and I took home, after deductions, £850 a ... [ more ]
I agree. When I call a UK company and the person on the other end of the line is clearly an overseas-based agent, you know you’re probably in for a bumpy ride. Sky and BT are great examples. I’ve previously worked in Southeast Asia (representing the ... [ more ]

Plumber Wanted

Ruth B in Martlesham Heath
Can anyone recommend a plumber. I need to replce the toilet and sink in my cloak room. I have had 2 people round but still no quote! Ruth B
Charlotte I
My partner is a Plumbing & Heating engineer based in Martlesham he would be happy to quote for you we are currently on holiday till nxt Friday but if you want him to have a look when we get back message me
Paul H
Hi Ruth, I'm plumb & weldtek on martlesham heath. I'm more than happy to give you a quote for the above works. Many thanks paul

Posh Jumble Sale - Saturday 10th October

Debbie W in Brightwell
This event will take place at Newbourne village hall and we would be very grateful if you are able to donate clothing, household items etc? Can collect. We are raising funds for the running of facilities for homeless or destitute elderly people in South ... [ more ]

Shower service

Patrick R in Brightwell
Can anyone recommend someone that could check over / service our Mira shower please. IP5 area.
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Richard G
Andy .... Is it just the rail and a new head you are putting on or does the head come out from the tile/wall . Simple to do if the first . Most things are quite simple to do yourself if only you have the confidence .

Apple pressing equipment availble to use

Betsy R in Broom Hill
Apples are ripening fast and it looks like a good crop. Borrow (for a minimal charge) the Waldringfield Gardeners apple press to turn your glut into juice.  Also available is a pasteuriser - does 14 Kilner type jars at a time - bottled fruit lasts longer ... [ more ]

Bring and Buy

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St Mary's Church, Newbourne
Debbie W in Brightwell
Join us for a little shopping opportunity, refreshments and enjoy the singing of the Cantus Frimus Choir, who will be with us between 12.15 - 12.45 Look forward to seeing you there.

Free - Teenager's Study Bunk Bed (Model B with two wardrobe doors)

Bob B in Kesgrave
Originally purchased from Moriati's Workshop, Kent for a teenage daughter's 6'4" x 12' bedroom, this study bunk bed (like picture but with two wardrobe doors and wider clothes rail) accommodates a 6'2" x 2'6" mattress (not supplied). It is plastic ... [ more ]
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Andy S
I think my daughter may be interested if the bed is still available, they should be home from holiday by Monday

Shepherd & Dog

Anne C in Maidensgrave
Went to She[ & Dog other night  Absolutely chaotic.  Skeleton staff, long queues etc and food nowhere as good as it used to be.  A gentleman in the queue told me it was closing next weekend and would be taken over by Toby's.  Anybody clarify/verify ... [ more ]
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Tony G
Keith,Maidensgrave,or,more commonly Maidensgrove is the area of Woodbridge occupied by the John Grose Ford dealership.


No, but what I can suggest is a new course on FutureLearn starting on 15 September. I have done several FutureLearn courses and they are excellent being run by various Universities including the OU, renown for distance learning. There are usually ... [ more ]
Martin W
Hi sandie b, I've been teaching the 8 week mindfulness course locally 3 times per year since 2004; currently run from Framfield house medical centre, Woodbridge. The next course starts Sept 29, 5.30-7.30. Still taking bookings ..See ... [ more ]

Looking to start a new drama group

Cathy M in Martlesham Heath
If you love to act come and join my new drama group in Martlesham Heath. I hope to start soon depending on how many budding actors and actresses there are out there. Just bring your enthusiasm and a passion for theater, that’s all. Please email me ... [ more ]

Need lawn bowls

Karen C in Waldringfield Heath
Hi I am looking for 4 size 0 Medium weight lawn bowls. Only just started playing so I don't want to spend a fortune I am willing to pay a fair amount though if they are in fair condition. Thanks hope someone out there has some they no longer use or know ... [ more ]

Found in the woods

Christine S in Great Bealings
Hullo This teddy was found in the wood beside the Police HQ this morning. I was a bit wet so have been taken home to dry off. If you know who the owner is please pm me and I will tell you where it can be collected from.
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Paul C
If you go down to the woods today you're in for a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today you'll hardly believe your eyes. Poor Ted missed his picnic in the rain!!

Crime Brief 11 - 17 August 2015 - Kesgrave, Martlesham and Rushmere

Swan Close Scheme in Bucklesham
Criminal Damage Woodbridge Road - overnight 12 – 13 August – rakes and green damaged on golf course Rushmere Heath - 13 August 2.40pm – golf green damaged when pedal cycle used to skid on green. – Offenders identified Vehicle Crime Foxhall Road ... [ more ]


Sharon M in Playford
Just wondering if anyone on here could recommend a reliable , company to come and clean my oven, As I have been let down twice, Many thanks
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Richard G
My wife cleans our oven and my mums with a kit you can buy , cost very little . It is amazing the difference , does it every year . £70 to clean an oven ! There are also many ideas on youtube with peoples own ideas .
I use Zest Oven Cleaning, fabulous job looks like a brand new oven when finished cost £57 for double oven...absolutely no regrets!

Free - Starwriter 30 Personal Publishing System

Bob B in Kesgrave
This is a working personal electronic document writing/storage/printing system complete with power supply, user's guide and floppy disk with a letter head file. Ideal for writing letters without a computer. Uses Canon CR-100 ribbon which is still ... [ more ]

Old Felixstowe Road cycle lanes

Anne C in Brightwell
I have just driven home via the old Felixstowe Road (between Crown Point and Tesco) where I met an oncoming car driving full pelt towards me in the middle of the road,  I was forced to almost mount the kerb to avoid being hit.  I'm sure I'm not the only ... [ more ]
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Charlotte B
I followed a woman in a Ford Galaxy down there a few weeks ago and it was very scary. She was driving straight down the middle. The car in front if her was driving in the cycle lane as was I behind. It was a busy morning, with cars coming up the road ... [ more ]
Jeff W
Either they do not know or more likely do not care. How many of the newcomers from Europe understand our driving rules and regulations?