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Peter G to Castle Hill and 5 more areas

Ipswich star website

Getting annoyed.I don't have the newest pc in the world,but every time i open the Ipswich star website,it takes ages to fully load,starts playing random adverts,various polls ask me if i have a few spare minutes and then freezes.This happens on no other ... more »
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Watchfull
Hi Peter G  this might help   ipswichstar.co.uk/  click on login  enter your email address and pass word and you should not get any trouble.   that's what I do. if you do keep getting trouble re go to Ipswich.co.uk/ and click onto their help box,  hope ... more »
Matt C
Or just by the paper. A lot better
Abbi L to Chantry and 9 more areas

Doggie meet up/walk

Hello, I'm new to the website. I have a very social 7 month old puppy. I have been looking for a dog meet up/walk in Ipswich, unsuccessfully. I have a car so area isn't a problem. Wondered if dog owners would be interested in setting a meet up, say ... more »
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Abbi L
Lyn - are you about tomorrow for a walk??
Watchfull
Hi Lou P  I was only joshing glad you had a good time or any one else that like going for walks, but what about the dogs?
Hayley S to Westbourne and 9 more areas

Dancing Through Time

Travel back in time 100 years to the fun of the Music Hall, then journey back to the present day, stopping off along the way to revisit many favourite songs - you'll be treated to hits from every decade! From Dame Vera Lynn, The Beatles, Chubby Checker, ... more »

Ipswich Regent

May 17
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Carol C to Castle Hill and 8 more areas

Dog Boarding Kennels

Does anyone have any recommendation for good boarding kennels where I can put my dog for a week please?  I know the Copdock Kennels have a good reputation but just wondering if anyone has experience of any of the others.
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Tim M
We have always used Bourne Hill , always friendly and happy staff , dog always come back happy and smelling nice
Carol C
Thank you for the recommendations. I have been out to Browngates this morning and booked my dog in there, as they are the right side of town for me and very convenient.  It is useful to know about alternatives though, in case they are fully booked any ... more »
PinkSky C to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Anyone with female relatives in the Felixstowe area

We are running women only cycle training courses starting Saturday 3rd May in Brackenbury Sports Centre.  Learn to ride a bike, or build confidence.  We provide bikes and all other equipment.  Please pass this onto any women relatives or friends in ... more »
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PinkSky C
Training in Felixstowe starts next Saturday 3rd May, so there is still time to sign up.  Good exercise, good company and good fun.
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Ed C to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Art Class

My Rushemere Art Class is starting another term next Monday 28th The class is at Rushmere Church Hall and runs from 9:30-12:30 It is open to all levels of experince.  The class costs £15 a session or you can pay for 5 Week blocks at £60. I am keen to ... more »

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Rushmere Church Hall

Apr 28
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Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Helpful Streetlifer

Over a month ago I asked for help, the problem my roof gutter needed cleaning out and I am too old for climbing ladders, S here said he would come around and do it for me as a good will favour for nothing, what a pleasant shock he knocked on my door this ... more »
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Watchfull
Hello thediceman so you offered to help some one, then for one reason or the other you could not, please don't upset your self, things like that happen to all of us at some time in our lives, as for the warnings to the OPs some one was not thinking right ... more »
S here
Thats very interesting about charity organisers (thediceman) it seem they are taking over everything they can make money from to fund their silly high salaries,
Warmtite to Sproughton and 9 more areas

Home Insulation

Hello I would like just like to introduce our business Warmtite Ltd, we are a family run business operating from Sproughton. We specialise in Spray Foam Insulation. Please go to our Website and share our page and support your local business.  In the ... more »
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Rikiro to Westbourne and 8 more areas

Whitehouse Community Centre

I have heard that The Centre has closed and has been boarded up It's a shame as I always use to like going to the centre. It was a lovely place with good friendly people. I have heard a lot a tales about the Steward. I do not know if they are true ... more »
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Watchfull
That's what I thought at the time of your posting but did not like to say so in case I caused offence, although it may well be true one should aire on the side of caution, we can only keep our ears and eyes open,---- and wait and see.
S here
Yes it could be misguided gossip so should not be broadcast but looking for another club Try The Rosary 170 Bramford rd Bar manager Sarah
Diana L to California and 9 more areas

Window Cleaners

Hello all, I need a recommendation. We live in a flat on a 2nd floor and need our windows cleaned from the outside. Could any of you recommend a good, reliable and not too pricey company that does it? Do any of you have experience with the service? Any ... more »
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John W
we had an awkward conservatory cleaned by Ricks Rise and Shine, 01473 570209, did a thorough job, in fact I gave them a bit more money as it was so awkward and took them longer than they thought, trouble is the Sahara sand arrived about a week later and ... more »
Debi K
I find HighTop to be very helpful and reasonably priced :)
Natalie S to Westbourne and 4 more areas

School day memories

Your school days are meant to be some of the happiest of your life and we’re looking for your past memories of going to school in Suffolk. What were your favourite subjects? Did you ever go on any exciting school trips? How do the schools differ from ... more »
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Dorothy C
I went to Rose Hill School when I was eight, going from home I had to go past St. Clements which had lots of dark places because of the many trees. Didn't have mum to take me, said I was old enough to go on my own. Not many youngsters of that age go ... more »
Natalie S
Thanks for all the memories. Does anyone have any photos they could email to natalie.sadler@archant.co.uk? Many thanks
Citizen of Ipswich to Ipswich and 4 more areas

Police Escort

For the past two weeks a group of about 6 police motorcycle outriders have been providing an escort for two or three unmarked police cars as they drive through East Ipswich. What's going on, and who is in the car? It seems a costly use of taxpayers money ... more »
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Nosey Ron
Well it was obvious if the same thing was happening for two weeks , wasn't it ? You lot really must get out more if you are entertained by this tripe .
Watchfull
Citizen of Ipswich I consider my sense of humour is second to none, re member the holes? but I think the police have been testing out our control room before handing it over to Norfolk, and they are just kidding you along.
Toby P. to Castle Hill and 5 more areas

unplanted roundabouts.

Is the roundabout at the junction of Colchester Road / Westerfield Road the only one in town that has not been planted with Spring bedding this year?. The poor old council didn't have enough money for a few plants and bulbs to plant it last autumn, and ... more »
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James A
I believe Suffolk County Council grants each local Councillor an amount of money each year to spend on improvement in their area.The person who represents the area where Westerfield Rd/Colchester Rd is could therefore allocate the sum required to plant ... more »
Lee Reynolds
I think this is a great idea and I am sure if necessary we can get the plants and tools that we would need to make this roundabout a lot more attractive. I will find out what if any plans the Council has and then we can set to work if needed! James - ... more »
Natalie S to Ipswich and 4 more areas

Cinema

How many cinemas does Ipswich need? There are rumours the old Odeon could reopen as a cinema after being snapped up last year by a mystery buyer. And there are still plans to open a mutliplex in the Buttermarket. Do we need three cinemas? Will it help ... more »
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Jackie T
I seem to remember saying what about the Odeon building when it was announced about The Buttermarket proposal! Several people talk about parking issues, there are at least 5 carparks within a relatively short distance, also bus stop opposite and behind. ... more »
Yvonne L
Not everyone can enjoy a nice walk Jackie and the buses arem unreliable and probably don't run late or Sundays!
Carol C to Castle Hill and 8 more areas

What was that large bird soaring over Ipswich?

Two days ago I when it was a lovely day I was outside in the garden and happened to glance up when I heard a plane going over.  What caught my eye instead was what appeared to be a rather large bird of prey circling round, this over the Fircroft ... more »
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Reg S
Yes it might be but where will land and feed. With the amount of houses being built every nook and cranny is being filled in I have possibly 2 more at the bottom of my garden my garden has so few birds now aday
Linda O
As Villager says, buzzards definitely around Fynn Valley - saw one last week circling high over Northgate/Colchester Road area too. So pleased to see them spreading ever further. When I was a child (many years ago!) my Father & I would be really ... more »
Natalie S to Westbourne and 4 more areas

Grass verges

Residents who tried to protect the grass verges in their street by sinking wooden stakes into them have been threatened with fines by the council. How can you stop people parking on grass verges and churning them up? ... more »
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Martin O
I take an opposite view to Claire L. If I thought it was all about a changing environment that reflects modern living I would support changes - in fact I would go even further. I would like to see some properties in these crowded terrace lined streets ( ... more »
Catherine E
why don't they get rid of grass verges and make parking bays it will stop it from looking an eyesore in some areas
Sara W to Chantry and 9 more areas

The Dame Vera Lynn Trust 40/80 Cycle Ride & music event 8th June 2014

We have a charity cycle ride and music event on Sunday 8th June 2014 which we would love people to take part in:- Challenge yourself this year by taking part in our cycle ride on Sunday 8th June.  There is a 40 mile route and 80 mile route at the event ... more »

Ipswich YM Rugby Club, Rushmere, Ipswich

Jun 08
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Jo G
Sounds a lovely idea for everyone to enjoy and it's really local for me, we will be there and I hope some of the men at least will do the bike ride. Hope you get lots of support.
Sara W
Thank you so much, that is very kind of you.
PinkSky C to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Cycle Training for Women

Only three more places left on the course starting in Ravenswood on 29th April.  We provide bikes and equipment.  Learn to ride a bike or increase your confidence.   To find out more visit www.pinkskycycling.com
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PinkSky C
Thanks Tony, will do that. Sue
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PinkSky C
I have dropped off the fliers.  Thank you. Sue
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John B to Ipswich and 5 more areas

Hello

Hello, I joined a little while back, but I've only just got around to sending out my first shout. :-)
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Kevin F
Hello John B I am new on here too. Hopefully we can find some things to chat about to help our community.
John B
That's the community spirit Kevin, and from one newbie to another, may I say its nice to see you on board.
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Underground

Did any one notice the very small paragraph in the star, and one national news paper that the Ipswich borough council and the Suffolk county council had a secret meeting to discuss whether or not to re open the Ipswich under ground railway, this is to ... more »
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Jannette T
No i am very new to Streetlife, yes you are right, i always love a bit of a wind up especially on April Fools day. :))
Kevin F
Wouldn't it be great if we did have an underground railway though...I think we'd all be aware of it if it had been real at one time.
Jannette T to Bramford and 9 more areas

health

Hi, with whats been said in the news recently about the advantages of eating 7 - 10 pieces of fruit and veg a day and it's proven health benefits, is any body worried about the cost of this and the time and planning involved?
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Joe S
Agree that you do not have to spend a lot of money on these fruit and veg. Market is good , also the Aldi super 6. They have 6 specials fruit and veg on all the time  -- this week all at 59 pence. We are not veggies but have veggie meals quite ... more »
Jannette T
It's so great to hear all of your suggestions, yes i have done all of that, i buy from the Ipswich market, i have frozen fruit and veg in my freezer, i buy from Aldi supermarket too so great minds think alike. What i was really meaning is that the recent ... more »
Tools With A Mission to Castle Hill and 5 more areas

"fragile " Tape.

Good morning folks, anybody got a couple of rolls of "fragile" tape looking for a good home?  Free trip to Africa for any tape donated.
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Jean C
thought good idea to try to provide....
Tools With A Mission
Thanx Jean, was looking for unwanted tape laying around someplace.  Happy to accept  a few rolls as a donation, thanx,. If U look on our website our needs are pretty wide-ranging.