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Snowflake Ball

Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal in Kingston
Come along to our Snowflake Ball on Friday 20th May at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall, 7pm onwards. A glamourous night of fine dining, music and entertainment! Tickets are £55per person to include an arrival drink and three course meal with entertainment ... [ more ]

Cleaner needed (monthly only)

Chris R in Woodbridge
We're looking for a reliable cleaner to dust, vacuum, clean, etc. but only every 3 or 4 weeks. Does anybody know of someone who would be interested in this?
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Cass D
Hi Chris, just to let you know that Maggie's Mops has been and put a sparkle back into our home!  We were very pleased with her work and have now asked her to come for a few hours each week.  Happy to recommend her if you're still looking? Cass

Poorly Pansies

Debbie W in Brightwell
Has anyone else had the same problem with their pansies this year? Trying to determine if it's environmental or source of plants?
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Barbara C
Mine have been attacked by greenfly, guess the winter has been too mild to kill them off. Have sprayed them with washing up liquid, but think it was too late; the damage was done.

Curtains/Roller Blind

Debbie W in Brightwell
Can anyone recommend someone who can line some curtains for me and make a roller blind. Many thanks.
I think Dunelm offer this service, downstairs at the back of the shop. I imagine they would be quite reasonable in price.

Bathroom fitter recommendation wanted

Woof W in Brightwell
We would like a bath removed and a double shower with seat fitted in its place. Any recommendations for this type of work would be appreciated, thank you.
Heather T
DP Interiors did a fantastic job in refitting our kitchen bathroom and cloakroom. All as a separate job. Call Phil on 07758215618 or Darren on 07809723186.

Street lights not being fixed

Woof W in Brightwell
We have two street lights nearby, one not working since early January, and the other since mid-January. Advised repair dates given have come and gone, and still we are no further forward.  Is the problem only here, or is it the same across the area? At ... [ more ]
Bob B
A street light failed to come on tonight in Swan Close. I shall be reporting it on SCC's Highway Reporting Tool. In event of a tardy response I shall use SCC's web chat to progress the matter.
Bob B
Unit 0303 (OS17) fault at Swan Close, Martlesham has already been raised on 28th Jan 2016 as 'Street Lamp Light Out' and target to fix is 7th Feb 2016.

Babysitter please

Louise B in Kesgrave
Does anyone know of a babysitter they could recommend please? We have a 3 year old son we are looking for care for.
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Louise B
Thanks very much for your reply :)  It was for a Sunday but I have managed to find someone who he knows already.  If we are ever in need again I will bear her in mind.
Sarah S
Glad you have found someone you know X My daughter's a volunteer at Youth Club, great with little ones and more than happy to meet up before hand to build a friendship if ever needed :)

can anyone recommend a good, reliable HONEST plumber/heating tech

Karen C in Waldringfield Heath
Just had to have heat exchanger renewed in combi boiler due to scale was charged £316 I am since told these cost around £50 fed up with being ripped off by plumbers :-|
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Alan H
Hi Karen, My sons firm is the best of the best and are top notch, so no need to look any further. Also will never rip you off and are very pleasant and friendly. Just give my son a call on 07595793197. Cheers Alan

Camcorder repairs

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Hazel T
It's Panasonic and cost me around £400.00 when I purchased it 6 years ago which was quite a lot of money to me. I have found their quote is £20.56 for LCD hinge £60.00 labour then special delivery post £9.00? May as well say £90.00 . ... [ more ]
Chris G
Well, you can buy a brand new high def Panasonic camcorder for £119 on amazon, plus about £13 for a card memory - can't use the camera without it.

Clothes dummy

Christine S in Great Bealings
Does anyone have or know where I can get a full size clothes dummy to display a uniform in a museum? We are able to pay a small amount.
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A14 Orwell Bridge

Jeff W in Warren Heath
Why are there no Web Cameras for us to use to see any traffic conjestion over the bridge? What are they going to do to improve the exit from the Shell garage onto the A14?
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Foxhall Pete
Yes as Heather says, there are cameras, another route to them is Traffic England website (part of the highways agency), go to the map, click "Map layers" and select cameras, there are several around the bridge. Personally I use Google Maps and the ... [ more ]
Jeff W
Thank you Heather T for your post.  What a pity the cameras are not live, but every 10 minutes and do not indicate which way the are pointing. Another missed opportunity??

Free AEG Oven Grill Pan Handle

Bob B in Kesgrave
AEG sent me this pan handle in error and asked me to dispose of it whilst they send the right part. Apparently may fit many AEG cooker products. Of any use?

Charity Quiz & Pudding Nights

Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal in Kingston
Home-Start Beat the Post-Christmas Blues with a Quiz Night and Pudding Night Have you had enough of those dark evenings in? Home-Start Suffolk: East Ipswich & Coastal are organising two events for you to come along to and shake off the ... [ more ]

new car dealer

Jeff W in Warren Heath
does anybody know the name of the car sales place opposite the Shepherd and Dog on Felixstowe road?
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Large quantity of cat/kitten toys

Sara H in Great Bealings
We are having a clear out and have come across a very large quantity of cat toys free to a good home. There is also a lead along with two variable sized cat harnesses.
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Sara H
Hi Carole and Susan I have spoken to the blue cross who are going to have them in a weeks time at their new venue in Ipswich. Thank you for your ideas.

21st century cars

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Reg S
Oh wait till the computer driven car arrive but not in my time i will have to put up with the idiots
We were driving back from Stowmarket before Christmas along the A14 just after 4 pm.  An idiot was driving nearly all the way to Ipswich without any lights on at all in spite of cars and lorries flashing him.  He eventually realised and switched his ... [ more ]

Christmas cards

Christine S in Great Bealings
Does anybody know where I can dispose of my Christmas cards. Rather than putting them in the recycling bin.
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Janet B
M&S at Martlesham Heath do not have a collection for recycling Christmas cards. I asked today, Fri. 8th. Maggs, did you mean the M&S in Ipswich?
Yes I did mean the Ipswich town centre one, I forgot there is one at Martlesham.

Can you Crochet???

Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal in Kingston
We all know how bumpy family life can be - when things get serious, when everyday life goes wrong, it can be very difficult to manage and that’s when Home-Start East Ipswich & Coastal steps in. Isolation, illness, disability and poverty are just a ... [ more ]

Very large Burgundy Bean Bag free to good home

Sara H in Great Bealings
Hand made heavy duty fabric. Holds nearly four bags of beans! Great for gaming or just plain old relaxing. Space needed and doesn't match new sofas.
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Old duvet - refugee donation?

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Dianne W
I too cut mine up for pet bedding, I'm not sure about donating them to' people' I suppose though if u r cold and starving, sharing with a few vermin would be the least f your worries!

Kitten found

VPC in Rushmere Street
Please contact me if you've lost a kitten in Martlesham Heath or the east Grange Farm area of Kesgrave. We've found one safe and well that ran into our house!
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Laurence H
My wife volunteers at the Blue Cross at Felixstowe, they may take the kitten if the owner is not found. I know from her that are trying to foster animals out at the moment ahead of the new move on the 15th January to Wherstead, but you could always give ... [ more ]


Christine S in Great Bealings
To the small white van that came along the main road at Martlesham about 20 minutes ago - if you hadn't being going so fast you wouldn't have struck the central reservation and had to fight to stay in control of your vehicle.
Bronwyn L
That's when you need a camera on the dash I was passing a chap driving in a small blue van on Thursday morning driving along the road to Woodbridge between roundabouts swivelling about on the road when I passed him he was shaving!!! I said I wished I had ... [ more ]

Tumble Dryer

Linda L in Playford
Can anyone in the Kesgrave area recommend someone who repairs tumble dryer. It is urgent as family has three children. Thank you

Tumble dryer