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North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Could you volunteer a few hours a month? We are looking for someone to help with the admin of our website and social media pages. NWI BLTBLT is led by residents...for residents of Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill. Many of us work as well as ... [ more ]
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Henley Gate Development Approved

Carol C
in Sproughton
Very disappointed from the Ipswich Star article to see this has now been given the go-ahead as SCC have dropped their objections on the infrastructure issues, but there is no mention in the Ipswich Star article as to how these are to be resolved.  ... [ more ]
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David R
inactive
Spot on Ipswich Ltd. I think some people are now waking up to the fact that support for a NBP is really gaining momentum with the population of the Town. For electric cars to become the norm let alone self drive will be years, the weekend papers were ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
The growing support may double or triple next week - or month.  I think anyone arguing taxis or electric vehicles as reducing congestion doesn't understand what congestion is. The space the vehicle takes up on the road and not how it propels itself. ... [ more ]

friends needed

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Continuation NBP part 3

Watchfull
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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Joanna A
Are Orwell Ahead planning any sort of campaign for public office? An independent candidate in the GE for instance? I'm sure they would gain a lot of local support given the mess caused by the squabbling between the two councils. There are plenty of ... [ more ]

Princes Street

AR
in Castle Hill
I regularly walk up and down Princes Street. Since the road was reopened after (no doubt very costly) block paving and pavement relaying, the road has become nothing more than a car park. Both sides are now always full of parked cars. On the side ... [ more ]
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Joanna A
Good point Ron. The only retail outlets in what should be a prime spot that i've seen have been ones selling market standard tat. I hope that if millions is spent revamping the Cornhill that the market is moved. Otherwise, what's the point? Cornhill ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
I have been trying to get the council to properly utilise the Cornhill. They aren't interested. SCC gets a bad press for hating Ipswich but at least they admit it. IBC act as if they care about the town and let it deteriorate.  Ipswich Entertains ... [ more ]

Ipswich Taxis

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Ipswich Ltd
Maximum charges here... https://www.ipswich.gov.uk/sites/default/files/hackney_carriage_fares_0.pdf  Hawk uses more private hire vehicles than they used to. Some firms use fixed pricing as a discount which works out cheaper than the fare would have ... [ more ]
Sam
Some councils control the number of Hackney Cabs that are allowed to operate in their towns which is why there are so many private hire vehicles about. I don't know if Ipswich uses this policy or not. I too would recommend Hawk.

Death Cafe

Interested
inactive
in Ipswich Town Centre
Don't forget.....Death Cafe, Thursday, 2pm at the Cycle Cafe. See my wonderful tee shirt, all the way from Mexico, chat about death and associated things, have tea/coffee/cake and meet some lovely people.  See you there.
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Watchfull
Interested  how are you going to let people know about the meeting times etc when streetlife shut down if you do it through Nextdoor you will lose your privacy?
Liz O
Watchfull Anyone who is interested in joining or continuing with the Death Cafe can Private Message me their email address so we can keep in contact after Streetlife closes. It looks like Interested has left but I already have contact details.

Ovencleaner

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Watchfull
I do keep phoning Jon Widdick all I get is an answering machine? -- anyone else out there with an alternative person in mind, who can do the job?
Joe S
Just tried him myself. Answer phone again. Tried someone who knows Jon well and he's not answering either. If I find anything out will let you know.

Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Advice Surgery

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Suspension of Grants

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
On February 4th 2017 we held our annual Away Day when members look back on the successes of the previous year and decide actions for the next. We looked back on the many projects that we have done ourselves, or supported in some way, and at how much ... [ more ]

Allotment

John W inactive in Westbourne
Like being outdoors, want some exercise but don’t want to go to the gym, like to have a go at growing your own, don’t mind a bit of hard word? Then why not take on an allotment? Email London.road.allotment@outlook.com for further details if you’re ... [ more ]
Jean A
We also have some vacant plots at Castle Hill Allotments.   We are also working on setting up a community plot which will be for people who don't want a full allotment but would like to grow a few vegetables   For our community plot, there will be ... [ more ]

Trevor still missing

Melanie W in Castle Hill
It's 6 weeks to the day that our beautiful tabby cat, Trevor, went missing. We miss him no end and search for him twice daily. Local people have been very kind and helpful and there have been a few potential sightings, but none of these has managed ... [ more ]
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Louise M
We have also seen a cat similar to Trevor down Shrubland Avenue/Ravensfield Rd. He had a blue collar on, although my cat went missing a few years ago (microchipped no collar) and returned 3 weeks later wearing a collar. I was quite upset that someone ... [ more ]
Melanie W
Thank you Louise. I really appreciate you getting in touch. We search for Trevor locally every day, so shall make sure to include Shrubland Avenue on future walkabouts. If you have the oppirtunity to take a photo that would be great.

Parking Wars - Dales Road

Simon
in Ipswich Town Centre
It is apparent having spoken to a lady living close to the garage/shops in Dales Road the issues of parking are still unresolved........ The garage Park excess stock and cars for repair in the road and in the car spaces adjacent to the shops. These ... [ more ]
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Mimz K
Perhaps the police should put tickets on the cars if they go over the time limit, I am sure they arrive at 8.05 am if you park on a single line any day at Sherrington Road!

Free to a good home large amount of unused premium carpet grippers

Graham H in Ipswich Town Centre
There are quite a lot which had been hidden behind an oven we have just replaced probably around 40 FREE if you come and get them now .. Call me on 07875720623

Electrician to fit a cooker

Graham H in Ipswich Town Centre
We need someone who is properly qualified but doesn't cost a packet to remove one oven (we've already done most of it except the wiring ..) and wire up another in its place. Call Graham 07875720623 ASAP
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June P
electticty is something you should not mess with unless you know what you are doing.this is how fires start faulty wiring.

What's happening near Stoke Bridge?

Graham C
in Gainsborough
Anyone know what's happening in the closed car park at the Stoke Bridge end of the Waterfront? The site has been sold and now they're digging big holes! I must have missed a notice somewhere... hope it's something exciting 😉
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Ipswich Ltd
Archaeological. It is a requirement before they can build on the land. A lot was found rather close many years back including when they did the Star Lane gyratory.

Ipswich Museum

Ipswich Ltd
in Pinewood
I have stumbled across information on the I-AM project. This is... Ipswich Arts & Museums. I have to say I am glad Ipswich Borough Council failed to obtain funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. A rarely seen YouTube video of the plans aimed to ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Ltd
The reason I asked about the future of Ipswich's Museums is we already know of the joint scheme between Ipswich and Colchester but in order to get their funding they formed a new charity called the Ipswich Arts and Museums Trust (I-AM). The members ... [ more ]

Save IBC Ipswich crown pools creche

Kevin A
in Sproughton
A very recent announcement has been made with regards to the closure of creche facilities at Ipswich crown pools. This is very sad news that would affect the pools and society. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AGAINST THE CLOSURE OF THE CRECHE ... [ more ]
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Sheila O
Nosey ron cant imagine a busy mum taking her child with her to the gym cant take a child on the treadmill !! Also have you not heard of mums just having a little space while you are busy at work you are able to talk to your nearest collegue mum has 4 ... [ more ]
Nosey Ron
To run you don't need a treadmill , walking is also very good for the child too. Why should taxpayers pay for the parents jolly ? People get too many easy options now , bad for all of society imho.

NW Ipswich Open Mic nights drop age limit by popular demand!

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The Meeting Place Community Centre, Limerick Close
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this previously youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a ... [ more ]

Attention budding Musicians...Open Mic sessions restarting following the Christmas break

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Open Mic nights are a brilliant way for young people to gain performance confidence. Whether they sing, play an instrument, are a budding comedian, poet or ventriloquist, this is their chance to perform to a small friendly group. It doesn't matter if ... [ more ]

Open Mic Night open to all ages (for a trial period) in North West Ipswich

Glen C
in Westbourne
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a trial ... [ 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
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Glen C
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a trial ... [ more ]

Lost ring

Lorna S
in Chantry
Gents gold sygnet ring was lost in Sainsburys store or car park on Saturday 28th January. It is engraved with the initials HJB. It belonged to my dad who has sadly passed away, and my mum has been wearing it since the day he died and it has slipped ... [ more ]
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Lorna S
Yes Alex you can, as there was no good news from Sainsburys when we checked,  we decided to trace her steps back, and it went right back to making her bed in the morning. She had tucked the sheet in and the ring came off and was lodged in between the ... [ 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
Afraid not Carole, thanks for asking. One or two potential sightings and quite a number hat turned out to be another cat. We still go out and look and call, but if he has strayed too far we may have to rely on a kindly person not only taking him in, ... [ more ]

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
IBC are hailing the success of opening the museum on a Sunday with a large number of visitors since the revised opening on 8 January. Ideal place to take the kids on a winter's Sunday.
Ipswich Ltd
Mass R, that is politics for you. They had no intention of opening Sundays until they didn't get the funding they wanted to from HLF. The reason for failure is believed to be due to not enough entrance figures annually. So instead of working on the ... [ more ]