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Martlesham Heath
Barbara C in Westbourne
The Orwell Singers' summer concert will take place at St Michaels and All Angels church Martlesham Heath on Saturday at 7.30. Their special guest will be saxophonist Mary Armitage. Admission on the door £8 to include home made refreshments. All very ... [ more ]

NW Ipswich Area Committee

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St Thomas Church Bramford Lane IP1 5EP
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
The Area Committee is meeting on June 2nd (please note the date was previously the 1st of June). If you have something to raise, or would like to find out more about what is happening in your community and how their funding is being spent, you are VERY ... [ more ]

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Queens 90th Celebration for NW Ipswich

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
NWI BLT are hosting an indoor street party to celebrate the Queens 90th birthday for our seniors & everyone aged 55+ living within Whitton, Whitehouse & Castle Hill. So if you fancy joining others in celebrating this magnificent milestone, get in ... [ more ]
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You Stupid Boy!  should have opened my eyes--just my luck will be on my Hols--anyway I hope the day go's well and a good time is had by all--

Water problems

Tre W in Ipswich Town Centre
Is anyone else having problems with their water? Everything I wash is coming out white and feels gritty. My dishwasher is covered in this white "stuff" it's hard to explain it. It's horrible. Nothing feels or looks clean.
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Tre W
It's not just the dishwasher. I thought it was at fault so started hand washing. Everything, but it's the same. It has to be the water!

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Public Toilets in Ipswich Town Centre/Waterfront

Claire R in Akenham
Decided to take a walk down to the waterfront with my daughter one evening last week. Apart from Majors Corner public toilets (anyone know the opening hours for these? ) realised that the lack of facilities is actually dreadful. Unless I wanted to go ... [ more ]
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Andrew T
NatureGal20 days "The only thing I can think of to recommend is popping into a pub etc and buying a bottle of water. Then you can legitatmely use the facilities" of course the trouble with this is that once you've drunk the water you need a wee wee ... [ more ]

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Access restricted in St Stephen's Lane over next three weeks

Ipswich Star in Ipswich Town Centre
St Stephen's Lane will be partly closed off during the evenings over the next three weeks as work gets underway on removing the iconic glass atrium ... [ more ]
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Carol C
Looking on Google Earth there is quite clearly also a red circular 'cars and motorbikes prohibited' and 'Except for Loading' sign at the entrance to St Stephens Lane.  Seems there is a hard core of people who think that these signs don't apply to them.
Joanna A
@CarolC I agree. I have contacted IBC about this before. As long as it's not being enforced people will take advantage of it. There are no signs restricting parking which is why it is not enforced. All they need do is put signs up. The access signs is a ... [ more ]

Wallpaper and roofer

Emma H in Westbourne
Hi Looking to get some quotes please: need someone to hang patterned wallpaper and another to fit a roof on an outbuilding please? Many thanks :)
Hi I know of a excellent painter and decorator who does wallpaper. The web site is

Foxhall stadium

James in Castle Hill
I was at foxhall stadium car boot sale sunday people complain about litter that is left from events on the area, i am complaining about the land mines (dogs poo) that are ignored by the dogs owners ,and for those that make the effort to bag it and the ... [ more ]
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John j
James and Alan h as much as I totally disagree with what you say glad Alan that you will carry on posting as your comments have made a lot of other people take part and that's what this sort of site needs input for all walks of life and if you've made ... [ more ]
P Heather
Steve I agree with you entirely those thoughtless / lazy dog owners should be fined I believe that owners can be asked to remove mess if seen, I once requested this and although the young woman initially denied it, When I informed her I would report her, ... [ more ]

New Regular Qigong Classes from 31 May

Qigonguk in Qigonguk
Join us for our set of friendly and relaxing Qigong classes starting 31 May 2016 in Ipswich. Discover the health improvement and self-development system from the heart of ancient traditions. Learn how to: increase your energy levels and open energy ... [ more ]
Just a few days left before the fresh start of our regular sessions. Join us to discover how qigong can help you gain your inner strength, improve health and grow spiritually. Everybody is welcome!
A quick reminder that our sessions will restart from tomorrow 31 May 7pm at Castle Hill Centre. Please wear comfortable soft cotton clothing, and make sure you are warm enough during the class. Socks are recommended for feet. Looking forward to seeing ... [ more ]

NW Ipswich Skate Park Celebration event

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Are you coming to the Skatepark Celebration Event at Whitehouse Park this Saturday? The fun will begin at 11am where the skatepark builders, Wheelscape, will run competitions for all the skatepark users including BMX and scooters as well as skaters. ... [ more ]

Major's Corner and Mulberry Tree, Ipswich roadworks

OnTwoWheels in Westerfield
I've just seen via the Ipswich Star website that this work is to commence this week. When the plans were originally published on the Travel Ipswich site I raised serious safety concerns about the design of the merge into Woodbridge Road coming from St ... [ more ]
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Angela W in Greenwich
I can't help thinking the anglers I see in Chantry Park and other parts of Ipswich have a disproportionately negative affect. They ride their motorbikes to the lake where they camp out for days, they leave a huge amount of rubbish both in and outside of ... [ more ]
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Angela W
Nick G. I also clear up a lot of cans and litter myself, just goes to show how much there is. The ones causing the most problems have expensive motorbikes and camping equipment,
Nick G
Camping equipment is almost part of the fishing life, and it doesn't have to be expensive, a basic tent costs around £50😉 I actually used to fish the lake regularly, but the anti social behaviour from some people, not just anglers, but dog walkers as ... [ more ]

Lloyds Bank Cornhill Closing?

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Hello folks. Does anyone know what's happening with the Lloyds Bank on the Cornhill? Allsop estate agents have a brochure offering the premises for sale.  I can't imagine this will please many Lloyds Bank customers and hopefully won't end up as a ghost ... [ more ]
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Sylvia M
I thought the old PO/ Lloyds closed a while ago....main branch opposite is still up & running. My son works there & no mentions of it closing so far.
The smaller branch (Lloyds Cornhill South) which I believe was previously a TSB has reduced opening hours which are Wednesdays only. This is officially 10am-2pm although sometimes it might open around 11am. If you need to go into the bank on a Wednesday, ... [ more ]

Could your community group or local area benefit from IBC Area Committee funding?

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Could your community group or local area benefit from Area Committee funding? Do you have an idea for the Ipswich Borough Council NW Ipswich Area Committee? Maybe a group that you or someone in your family attends needs some funding, or you've noticed ... [ more ]

Northern Bypass for Ipswich

Watchfull in Castle Hill
It has be suggested that we bring this subject up again--can we have your views on this and the reason why--if the Orwell bridge shut down the Valley road gets grid locked--if the big expansion comes about North of Westerfield--it will get worst--I can ... [ more ]
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Have the time come to say thanks for all that have taken part in this debate and bring it to a close--or just let it run on--We have achieved one thing--we have got them discussing the need for a NBP again--and I feel that we will have to wait a while ... [ more ]
Sorry to start winging again-- ITV News tonight Cambridge closing off roads in the rush hour--if Ipswich don't get the NBP sooner rather than later it could be us doing next--

Garden flints.

Tony G in Whitton
I have some very large flints, ideal for a rockery or other garden use. Free and ready for collection.
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Tony G
Hi Andrew, I think the system to follow is for you to send me a private message and I can then respond to you direct with my address.

Skatepark Celebration Event

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Whitehouse Park, off Norwich Road
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
WHITEHOUSE SKATEPARK CELEBRATION EVENT "Come and join in the fun at this event" On Saturday 28th May 2016 at Whitehouse Park, Norwich Road, Ipswich, between 11.00am to 3.00pm. North West Ipswich Big Local Trust and Wheelscape the skatepark ... [ more ]
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Not long to wait now! Its not often that there's a FREE community event right on the doorstep. Its not just about the Skate park, there will be Lots of competitions, a free raffle with some AMAZING prizes, music, and more. There will be lots going on at ... [ more ]


Rupert in Castle Hill
Can anyone recommend a builder as we would like a porch built & would rather use someone local.

Jumble Sale

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24th Ipswich Scout Group
Lyn A in Ipswich Town Centre
On Saturday 21st May the 24th Ipswich Scout Group will be holding a Jumble Sale. Doors open at 1pm. Bramford Road Railway Bridge 330A Bramford Road Ipswich IP1 5AX

What's up with BT ?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Beside the fact that I am on S/L Ipswich I also on belong to Northampton S/L--My daughter who lives in New Duston NN5 lost her internet/broadband--some thing that has not happened before--she phoned BT and was informed that there was a problem and it ... [ more ]
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Mike B
The internet service won Recommended Provider in this April's Which? magazine (only 1 other provider won - Zen Internet). If you get broadband, you'll get free LED bulbs for life for your whole property, also up to £200 to recompense you for any early ... [ more ]
Jean M
Change your broadband provider, we are with Utility Warehouse. Not only do we have broadband with them but phone line and utility services. Even now thinking of using them for our mobile phones. No problems with them.

camera lost on Chantry park is this you

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Jean G
perhaps they cleaned the pipes out as they do that overnight usually they send letters out if they do that as it may effect the water and they usually tell you to run it a bit first .