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Continuation NBP part 3

in Castle Hill
Streetlife closed our debate down --Northern Bypass for Ipswich which had around about 650 hits plus -- our second heading -- Continuation NBP is about to be shut down also with about 370 hits -- we are now awaiting the out come of talks this spring ... [ more ]
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I emailed Mark Ling and within 10mins received a phone call -- I contacted Mark because I found out he has his own website and is in favour of a NBP and has been for along time -- he told me a lot in confidence which would be wrong of me to pass on ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
I am not sure how they assemble their cabinet - does anyone know? Is it simply a case of handing out sweets to people of their liking? This goes to show how much of a shambles the operation is... a leader plus 8 cabinet members... Suffolk population ... [ more ]

Death Cafe

in Ipswich Town Centre
Next Death Cafe meeting is next week, Thursday Jan 26th. Everyone is welcome. We meet at the Cycle Cafe, Tower Street, Ipswich at 2pm. Be lovely to see you there. Easy to recognise me as I'll be the one in the Death Day tee shirt. (Believe me, you'll ... [ more ]
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friends needed

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Chicken for free

Geoffrey R in Castle Hill
A healthy chicken free to a good home after its companion died recently leaving it on its own. It lays beautiful eggs, but due to changed circumstances no time to look after it.
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Geoffrey R
That's great Liz, your friend sounds like the ideal person to give our chicken a good home. Just give me a ring on 01473 401613 to arrange a good time to pick up. Geoff


Melanie S
in Westbourne
Hi guys, I wonder if anyone can recommend someone who could replace the stair banister for me? Also need spindles for stairs and landing. Haven't got a huge budget but need to make them safe and look nice too!
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Terry M
Can strongly recommend Simon Chittock 01473715794 // 07599538917 He replaced our stair and Landing bannisters plus spindles. He is also a locksmith but did carpentry apprentice, Was recommended to us and did an excellent job and at the same time  ... [ more ]
Jacqueline H
Hi again Melanie - the first tradesman has called and given me a very reasonable quote. He was also extremely polite and knowledgeable and knows of other tradesmen who can do anything he can't. His name is Johnny/Ionuto and his email address is: ... [ more ]

Fence Panels x 2 Fence and Fence Post x 1 to Provide & Fit them

Janet A
in Common, The
Hi can anyone recommend a carpenter/gardener/handy man that can provide 2 x 6' tall regular fence panels and fence 1 post & fit them in the Ipswich area.
James A
Janet, Try John Blair of JB Turf & Landscapes on 01473 890740. He has supplied and fitted fencing for us on two occasions and both times his prices were very reasonable and the work was completed quickly and to a very good standard. John works ... [ more ]
John of JB has done quite a bit of work for us in the last few years and I can completely endorse what James A has said. I would never use anyone else.

Watch Battery Replacement

Lewis L
in Ipswich Town Centre
I have two watches that need new batteries.   I know about Timpsons and Debenhams and have seen market traders who offer the service.  Have any of you had good or bad experiences in Ipswich town centre?  Any recommendations?
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Amy B
I got several quotes that went from £80 down to £47 then £40 apparently it was more as it was a swiss time piece i knew that a battery was just a battery & finally settled on christopher boreham jewellers a couple of doors up from the sainsburys ... [ more ]
Heather R
I always use the market watch stall - would not know where else to go.  He gives service with a smile and I don't think you can beat £2.50 per battery.

Upper Orwell Crossing - Ground Investigations

Ipswich Ltd in Ipswich Town Centre
Last week Suffolk County Council put in an Planning Application (16/01121/FPC) to undertake ground investigations for an Upper Orwell Crossing. An daily (Mon-Fri) 24 hour operation for 4 months is going to terrorise local residents (streets below), ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Ipswich Ltd Hi Ipswich Ltd, Just heard back from the team, no they weren't specifically invited to attend the DCC this morning, but they are going to provide some convenient dates to get together and engage. Thanks, Matt, Customer Service.
Ipswich Ltd
So, IMT is showing resistance to the concept of an Upper Orwell Crossing yet they weren't inviting to a scheduled meeting to decide a planning application for the first step of it? Sounds very like local politics in action, however, going by ... [ more ]

Reminder-NW Ipswich Area Committee Community Meeting tonight!

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Have you something you would like to raise with Council. Police or us? Here is another chance. Its the IBC Area Committee Community meeting tonight at 7pm. Come along, you're likely to see others that you know! It's being held at the Suffolk Deaf ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Museum now open on Sundays

Mass R
in Castle Hill
Great news if you are looking for somewhere for your family to go on Sundays, Ipswich museum is now open between the hours of 11am and 5pm. Could never understand why this valuable free resource was closed on Sundays. Particularly useful venue in ... [ more ]
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Mass R
When you see the fantastic success of the annual heritage buildings open days, not only drawing in local residents but visitors from far and wide, museums have a big part to play in tourism and the local economy. We all seek out these attractions ... [ more ]
Peter B
Thank You for the info Mass R Been out today with my little one and she had fantastic time. Great idea to have the museum open over the weekend even it it would have to be closed during two week days.

metal detector permission

Steve S
in Westbourne
I am looking for a piece of land ie field ect to metal detect, is there anyone who could help , or suggest anywhere ....I would obviously need permission  from a land owner first ...

its Panto time

Recommendations for reasonably priced vehicle bodywork repairers please

Carol C
in Sproughton
Can anyone recommend any bodywork repairers that would be able to do some cosmetic repairs on an van conversion type motorhome please?  It is an older vehicle in good tidy condition but now needs new sills plus patch repairs where some rust is ... [ more ]
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Carol C
Many thanks for the recommendations.  I have spoken to BM Car Body Centre and will follow up next week.
Tony H
Good for you. Let us know how you get on. We rarely get a follow up to this sort of request for a recommendation.

Broomhill park

Steffan J
in Castle Hill
Hello Whilst walking my dog through broomhill park this morning one of my lady friends called me over and I went to what she wanted then she pointed down the path almost near valley road steps is someone has pitched a tent up and was told off an ... [ more ]
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Mass R
Yes I am sure ISCRE would want to know but as it's IBC land and they have contacts in the relevant organisations they would be my first point of contact. Not everyone carries the address of the homeless unit or a flask of tea when walking their dog. ... [ more ]
Joanna A
Eastern European isn't even a race. Although it does seem to be used as a blanket term in certain sections of the media to encompass a stereotyped group of people.

Here We Go Again....

Brian B
in Gainsborough
Barely two weeks into the New Year and already traffic chaos in and around Ipswich due to road works. Handford Road, Woodbridge Road, St Helen's Street, Wherstead Road all single lane or temporary traffic lights. In the case of St Helen's Street, the ... [ more ]
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Ruth L
but they're not working seven days a week, are they? And when you say remodelling, how? The traffic at the moment is fighting to come out of an exit that was created by the council that goes against all common sense? No temporary lights were placed on ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
Take Princes Street for example, when work finally got going they did it relatively quickly. Not fast but not too unreasonable. Before that it was months of little progress.

Ipswich Crime

Ipswich Ltd in Pinewood
Very concerned about the crime spree in Ipswich recently.  Ten years after the serial killings and zest nightclub shootings, our very "sleepy town" has been awash with crime. Two fatal stabbings (two murders), arson, two more stabbings, and at least ... [ more ]
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Joanna A
I have no problem with paying higher taxes to fund things which benefit us all such as the NHS, education, law enforcement, the fire service, broader social care and many other things. The problem is in this country the politicians (of whatever ... [ more ]
Thomas L
Dear Joanna,  I couldn't agree with you more. It is my perception that developments will completely overtake the politicians - the pressures will just be too great. The country cannot afford the costs of care for the elderly based on the current ... [ more ]

Lost cat in Dales View Road area

Stefan W in Castle Hill
New to area and does not usually stray far. Did not come home this afternoon. We back onto the nature reserve.
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Stefan W
Thanks Pat. The Chesterfield Drive cat isn't Trevor, I'm afraid, but there were distinct similarities. We check up on every lead we get, so thanks once again.


Barbara in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone know a plumber who is willing to take on a small job please? I just need a new kitchen sink fitted. With thanks - Barbara
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Non francise Volvo garage

Ian W
in Racecourse
Hi  I have recently bought a Volvo and wondered if anyone could recommend a non-francise garage which specialises in working on Volvo cars in the Ipswich area. Thanks Ian
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80's/90's video themed fancy dress party night

Cathy W
in Pinewood
Hey all, are you in need of something to look forward to? Well.... I'm organising a fundraising event which is an 80's/90's video themed party Night it'll be held on Friday 28th April at the Manor Ballroom Ipswich tickets are £10 all proceedings are ... [ more ]

Open Mic Night North West Ipswich

Glen C
in Westbourne
Know anyone under 25 who can sing, drop some lyrics or have any talent then check out this out from the NWIBLT

Quiz Night

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The Bell Inn, 129 Main Road, Kesgrave, Ipswich, IP5 1AA
Home-Start E.Ipswich & Coastal in Westbourne
Beat The Post Christmas Blues With A Fun Quiz Night Have you had enough of those dark evenings in? Come along for a fun Quiz at the Bell Inn, Kesgrave on Sunday 5th February 7.30pm for 8pm start. Tickets will be £5pp to include food (a vegetarian ... [ more ]

Willow sticks/rods available

Steve W
in Castle Hill
Castle Hill Allotment has some willow sticks available for free. They have been pruned from our willow structure and can be planted now. They are 1m + long. Please give your contact details (07521467247) and I will pass them to the field secretary ... [ more ]

Ipswich Cornhill

Joanna A in Ipswich Town Centre
During the week or two around Christmas I had to visit Ipswich town centre a couple of times. Here are a few pictures of the Cornhill during that period..... the peak shopping period around Christmas. Why isn't this situation sorted out? This is the ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Ltd
I am very much in agreement with Nigel J. However, I am not keen on a Cornhill market, but if it is to be held here the suggestion of less frequent but much improved is a wonderful idea.  My reasons are the people of Ipswich favour the supermarkets. A ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
Nigel J: Remodelling Cornhill... I don't think Ipswich needs too much of a drastic change. I will be criticised for lack of aspiration I am sure but the brick block-paving is very dated, replace it... job done. New design, fresh and if we can trust ... [ more ]

Anglia Retail Park

David R
in Westbourne
Good news you would think that The Range and a possible newcomer to the town Go outdoors have apparently applied to take residence at the Anglia retail park ex B&Q etc.. this would be a massive boost for the area, but already David Ellesmere is ... [ more ]
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Iain C
Apologies, Ipswich Ltd, I missed the italics ! Thought it was strange for yourself. I did see the B&M truck and I'm not sure where to start........IBC insisting they go there when delivery surely going to a course for concern or the silly one ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
They expected B&M to use a smaller 7.5 tonne truck. This is council thinking for you. Absolutely no understanding of logistics... were they to employ an extra driver, buy/lease another lorry and dispatch it from their warehouse (however many ... [ more ]