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Electronic bus timetables

Jean M in Ipswich Town Centre
How long does it take to get the powers that be to fix the electronic timetable for the busses at Norwich Road Bridge? It's been out of order since before Christmas!
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NatureGal
An electronic timetable yes perhaps I agree, but the bus companies are supposed to be working towards fitting all buses with live tracking, this is where the screens come in handy, even for 10 minute frequency services. Having been stood at a stop many ... [ more ]
Mass R
Still waiting for the electronic timetable at Norwich Rd bridge to be repaired.  Perhaps SCC can provide an update?

Fohall stadium car boot

Jim J in Castle Hill
The car boot starts Sunday the 27th March and is on the 28th Bank holiday Monday according to the stadium management, i have been told there will be no car boot on the( suffolk showground ) trinity park this year .Don't forget to put your clocks ... [ more ]
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Jean A
We weren't impressed with the Foxhall Stadium boot sale we were to one Sunday last Summer, much prefer the Needham Lake Boot Sales on Saturday and Wednesday mornings (they started last Saturday) - its also free admission at Needham
Jayne M
Thats interesting Jean as I have recently moved here still learning about these things. Do you have a postcode for the bootsale please or will it be easy to find if I sat nav Needham lakes Thankyou x

Aldi Meredith Road Car Park Overstay Charges

Robert R in White House
I've just received a demand for £70 for staying 25 minutes too long at Aldi in Meredith Road whilst shopping in the store. In case you don't know (and I didn't) the car park is run by Parking Eye and they photograph the numberplate of every vehicle as it ... [ more ]
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Ian P
Apparently the only person who can give you a parking ticket/fine is a police officer or a traffic warden. You are fined for breach of contract they have to state the conditions that they maintain for leaving your car and if you do not comply they sue ... [ more ]
Spotty Dog
I'm dismayed that the majority of people on this thread are suggesting ways to circumvent and avoid paying the parking charge applied when a person overstays the time limit that is clearly posted in the car park. Doesn't anybody take responsibility for ... [ more ]

The Cratfield Poacher IP19 0BL

James C in Ipswich Town Centre
Wednesday 17th Feb, A fantastic acoustic night, come and play, sing or just listen and have some fun, a free night in a lovely old pub, all very welcome, bring a friend

B&Q site

Natalie S in Westbourne
What would you like to see on the B&Q site? http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/hope_b_q_site_in_ipswich_can_be_filled_by_other_retailers_1_440472...
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North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Hello everyone. A good place to raise this with your councillors could be at the NW Ipswich Area Committee meetings. The next one is on March 22nd. Why not go along and have your say? Whilst you're there, come over and say hi, we'll be there. We would ... [ more ]

DIY stores in NW Ipswich

Charles W in Castle Hill
I do stand to be corrected on this issue, but I believe that B&Q will be finishing trading at the Anglia Park retail estate in April, and for the first time I can remember this part of Ipswich we will no longer have a DIY store in this part of the ... [ more ]
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Michael M
I was told by a member of staff last week that the B&Q store would be closing between June and Oct but they did not when!!  Maybe the Owners should tell us what's ahead!
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
It could be a wasted opportunity if it becomes housing. It could be such a great place for leisure facilities for people of NW Ipswich don't you think? Something like The Mermaid pub perhaps? Bowling? Spa? The potential is unlimited. Not to mention the ... [ 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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Watchfull
Are we getting some where now with this debate? I think we are--Martin C has been in touch with Ben Gummer--I have been in touch with David Ellesmere and Hugh Whittle all have replied to our emails--copies of these emails have been offered to all that ... [ more ]
Mass R
As they say, talk is cheap we want action and it's up to our elected representatives to deal with these issues and report back.  SCC should acknowledge our concerns and SCC councillors should be pressing for an acceptable response - it's what they are ... [ more ]

All aboard - the Antwerp express

Natalie S in Westbourne
Have you seen the confusing signs at Ipswich station? http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/all_aboard_the_antwerp_express_from_ipswich_station_1_4414294

Friends of Whitehouse Park

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in Westbourne
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust are in the process of setting a 'Friends of Whitehouse Park' and we need help from the local community to let us know how they would like the park to evolve for all to enjoy. If you are a parent, a young person, a ... [ more ]

Airport taxis

Gillian M in Westerfield
Can anyone recommend a good reliable taxi service to Stansted airport please for 4 people with luggage. Thank you.
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Alex G
Charles W. I did use the Gatwick to Ipswich route a couple of years ago, and it is, as you say, 'different'. A 2015 flight arriving at Gatwick required a 2 hour wait for the bus departure. We then went to Heathrow, where the bus stopped to drop and ... [ more ]
Gillian M
Thank you for all your recommendations will look into costs and go from there but it will probably be taxi wise as my husband feels safer that way. Thanks again to all who replied

In court this week..

Natalie S in Westbourne
This is a very shocking story from our court reporter. An elderly couple woke to find an alleged thief in their bedroom. The case is continuing today. http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/trial_told_of_ipswich_couple_s_terror_after_discovering_burglars_i...

Moving on

Natalie S in Westbourne
Have you heard that the EADT and Ipswich Star offices are moving? http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/top_politician_jonathan_ashworth_sees_new_business_area_in_ipswich... We are relocating later this year to Portman House.
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Liz H
The old offices have been sold.  There will be an archaeological dig before any work starts.  I believe the building next door has been bought as well.  It will be residential. 
Natalie S
It is an exciting move for us, and we are all grateful to be remaining in the town centre -arguably more central than we currently are. The old buildings have been sold and yes there will be archaeological dig as this site is of great historical ... [ more ]

Ipswich Traffic Light Scheme

Brian B in Gainsborough
Why are our local MP's not creating an outcry over the fiasco traffic light scheme in Ipswich. I believe the cost was in the region of 20 million pounds and is now looking like being three years overdue. How many potholes would that have filled?! In ... [ more ]
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Door repairs

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100 years of Cubs

Natalie S in Westbourne
This year marks the centenary of Cubs and we want to celebrate by looking back at the movement's role in Suffolk. Were you a Cub? What are your memories? Email natalie.sadler@archant.co.uk or share them here. And if you have any photos, we would love to ... [ more ]

Tim Mason

Natalie S in Westbourne
http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/community_stalwart_tim_mason_leaves_unique_legacy_in_ipswich_1_440... Tributes have been paid to an Ipswich man who fought for a life-prolonging cancer drug, following his death, aged 58.

TK Maxx are on the move

Natalie S in Westbourne
As much as everyone loves to complain about Ipswich Town Centre, we cannot deny that things are starting to change for the better. TK Maxx is moving downstairs in the Buttermarket, making way for the new cinema. But what other changes would you like in ... [ more ]
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French Conversation

Margaret P in Ipswich Town Centre
I have seen somewhere, but not sure it was on Streetlife, reference to a local French Conversation Group. Does anyone know or have any information please? Thanks
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Avril L
Hi - for anyone a member of U3a I run a conversation group for beginners.  The group is full at present, but you can put your name on the waiting list.  There is also an intermediate group.

Tolly Cobbold

Natalie S in Westbourne
What do you make of the plans for the former Tolly Cobbold brewery?http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/tolly_cobbold_brewery_rebirth_set_to_get_the_green_light_from_ipsw...
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Linda C
We'll see ! but it is not on the precious waterfront anyway it fronts on to Landseer Road  , a lot of my relations worked there dating back to when the dreys were used to transfer the beers around to the pubs . so please try not to alter this one. it is ... [ more ]
Roger A
Well it fronts onto the former Sandy Hill Lane, but in 1938 there was  farm buildings between them: http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/image/epw058773 It's going to end up a football and that's not a reference to the playing field, gifted to the ... [ more ]

Aldi in Meredith Road

Mass R in Castle Hill
Can anyone throw any light on the rumour which is currently circulating that Aldi are planning to relocate to the.B&Q site when they close later this year ?
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Ian P
When aldi took over the pub people thought that would be the end of the co-op but I was told that the co-op profits increased by 20% because people were attracted to aldi because of the reduced prices but they went across to the co-op for the items they ... [ more ]

Cuts to Fire & Rescue service in Ipswich

Mass R in Castle Hill
Listened to a presentation of proposal to cut Fire and Rescue Service by half in Ipswich at NW Area Committee Meeting.  Apparently money available to build new fire station but not enough to man fire engines.  The targets set by SCC are not being met now ... [ more ]
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Steve C
There is a petition asking SCC to reconsider the way the decision is made. With such an important county wide issue the whole council should have a say. If you sign the petition we can force a debate in Full Council. Link here ... [ more ]
Watchfull
Have done the survey but must agree with Interested there there are one set of questions at the end of the survey which are very intrusive and have nothing  to do with fire engines--this survey should be modified or withdrawn--

Suffolk Maid Tea collectors cards

Tina S in Castle Hill
HI, I have been collecting the cards from the Butterworth and Son Suffolk Maid tea and I have some doubles. Is anyone interested in a swap?

Ipswich Waterfront Transport Study

Optimist! in Whitton
Over the last few months (years?) there have been many topics which discuss the traffic situation in Ipswich, in particular the balance between car users and public transport/pedestrians/cyclists, and the issue of the Star Lane gyratory system and Wet ... [ more ]
Roger A
"Ipswich becomes a ‘Town on the Waterfront’ rather than a ‘Town in a ring road’ This won't be achieved if the northern development goes ahead and especially if housing development sprawls out to Rushmere, swallowing up agricultural land as it does so.

Curtain alterations

Hannah K in Westbourne
Does anyone know of anyone that would be able to take up a pair of curtains for me please 90x90 inches?
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Hannah K
Hi Sheila, thanks for getting back to me but I have now arranged for them to be taken up. Nice to know about you for future reference though.

counselling for men who have been in an abusive marriage.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Hi! Please can someone offer some help? I need to find out if there is any support groups or counselling services which offer MEN support with depression linked to having been in an abusive marriage. My partner thankfully is now out of that marriage ... [ more ]
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Kuhli
Hi Theresa. The name is Angela Emmerson. She's in IP3. 01473 727197 I hope she can be a help to your partner.