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Dales road park meeting?

Daniel J in Akenham
Hi I was wondering if anyone knew when the meeting was for the park. I'm interested in giving some time and maybe plants to them. But can't find any info for when it is.

Continuation NBP

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Streetlife have closed our NBP debate down which is their policy to do so after six mouths-- and I think we ought to thank Streetlife for allowing us to run for that length of time-- should we keep this continuation going at least until we get the ... [ more ]
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Martin C
The problem the Ipswich Star have is they are a newspaper. The NBP was news last week, but its not this week, there's nothing new to say about it so they are saying nothing. I would assume at some point they will be publishing the results of their own ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
That is people for you Martin. They jumped on the bandwagon out of frustration as they took ages to get to work etc. Despite it happening to the many of the very same people before on numerous occasions, they have no desire to follow it through.  You ... [ more ]


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Jean G
peter willis on Ipswich 682778 leave a message as he's always busy although I think he has his son working with him now !
Peter C
Hi. I am happy to give you a quote. Please call me on 07527855770 to arrange date and time. You can also visit my FB page on

Santa in the Buttermarket

Maud C in Westerfield
Following a message I read on here,  my 2 sons & their wives took their children to see Santa in the Buttermarket on Saturday & they were very impressed.  They said that Santa spent time talking to the children, including a 2 year old who ... [ more ]

SnOasis Planning Application 4494/16

John T in Castle Hill
I understand that residents in Gt Blakenham have received a notice about the SnOasis application, others in the wider area may not yet be aware. There is a useful link on the Mid Suffolk website providing information and links to the 237 documents ... [ more ]
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Arthur C
John Terry. I have tried the link in your last post, it shows up as documents unavailable at this time. Hopefully should return soon
John T
Arthur Sorry about that I have tried different methods of getting  the link to work and they all fail. You could try this. then type in the number for 2351/16  and you will find the site ... [ more ]

Fridge stopped workinh

Joe S in Claydon
Our hot point fridge has stopped working. Could be because one of us left the door a bit open or because we have it in the garage where it was very cold last night. I have checked the fuse in the plug. Would be grateful for any suggestions of what we ... [ more ]
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Joe S
Thanks for the posts. It has started working again thank goodness. Had a. look at the handbook which said it should NOT be in a room where the temperature goes below 6 degrees C for prolonged periods. It has been that cold recently, minus 4 one ... [ more ]


Sue T in Castle Hill
Hi Does anyone know of a nice playgroup around the IP1 area, to take my 2yr old grandaughter on a Tues am or pm. Regards Sue
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Annie n richard B
Hi Sue, there is a playgroup at St Mary Magdalens hall, its called You and me playgroup, if you give them a call on Ipswich 744847 or email:  I'm on the committee there, also my 2 children have gone there in the past. There ... [ more ]

Santa at TK Maxx - Buttermarket

Kitty Bank in Sproughton
Santa is taking a break from the North Pole and will be arriving at Buttermarket this December from the 1st right up to the 24th! You'll be able to find him on the ground floor of the Centre by the TK Maxx Queen Street entrance & for just £4.50 ... [ more ]
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Jean G
that's very good news as I was looking for somewhere to take my grandson on Friday week to see a father Christmas . its a great tradition that should carry on ,I used to take my two girls to the coop in town there's was the best in those days . I will ... [ more ]
If you click on the link Kitty put on the first link it gives you day by day all the opening times. Look forward to seeing him - thanks Kitty 👍🏻

The Orwell Singers present Angel Delights

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Barbara C in Westbourne
This Saturday, celebrate the coming of Christmas with an evening of seasonal music, words and festive fayre. Tickets on the door. Adults £8.00. Children 50p. Ticket price includes refreshments.


Barbara in Ipswich Town Centre
Wouldn't it be a good idea if we could have something a little more unusual in Ipswich, to draw people an ice skating rink for example? I'm sure it would pull in business to the town, there aren't any others around this area to my knowledge.
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Caroline S
Was Snoasis ever built? Chelmsford have an indoor one all year round which was really popular when I went but it's so far away. Would love one closer.
Chrissie W
Where is the Felixtowe one and when does it open? I'd support a permanent one here, although Chelmsford is not that far and the rink is only 15 mins walk from the station.

Bad Drivers

Bob F in Common, The
Just like to say Orwell Bridge closure is no excuse for bad driving.This morning I had an appointment at the doctors surgery, on hearing the bridge was shut decided to walk into town.On trying to cross Valley road crossing, on the way in, motorist ... [ more ]
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And I meant to suggest that people using the crossing on Anglesey Road, near The Greyhound, take great care. In the last couple of weeks I have had to stop half way across as 2 cars didn't bother to stop but just zipped along to the junction, and the ... [ more ]
Jeremy C
I have seen a person that crossing hit by a car. There is a problem there when there is a low sun and drivers getting dazzled. They then can't see the person waiting to cross. As a pedestrian I also have the same problem in that section of Anglesea ... [ more ]

Death Cafe

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
And the next Death Cafe is coming up; next Thursday, Nov 24th at The Cycle Cafe in Tower Street. It'd be lovely to see lots of new people there as well as the delightful people I met last time. There's lots to talk about, new friends to be made, and ... [ more ]
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As yet, yes, because it's an easy place to get to and Anna and I get on well and she always gives me a good room. Why? Do you have a better place?

Barclay's Local ATMs

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Have anyone noticed that Barclay's ATMs are no longer printing out advice slips -- phoned them and was told that this was decided by their directors weeks ago -- do you think that they should get away with it? surely if we have money in the bank we ... [ more ]
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Nosey Ron I am so please that you know him -- twist his arm for me and ask him to come back I am sure that there are others like me that think the same  Seasons Greetings to you -- and pass the same onto him if you will please --
Susan O
I like to keep tap on my balance all the time..alot of people like me that count their pennies given ever increasing cost of to check balance before spending... Barclays bank is full of it and should not be allowed to take this from ... [ more ]

Broomhill Christmas Fayre

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Annie M in Westerfield
Meet Father Christmas , Have your face painted,  Try craft making , Have a go on the tombola,  Buy a raffle ticket,  Guess the weight of the cake, Find out latest news on Broomhill Swimming Pool  Are you looking for Christmas presents? Our stalls ... [ more ]

Save a tree

Val S in Sproughton
I want to save a tree.   I have watched this tree grow and mature over the years and now I fear it may be cut down.   Can anyone tell me how to go about getting it protected please?
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Val S
Thank you so much everyone especially Mass R,  I am over the moon to know that "my" tree is protected.

Leaves for garden composting or allotment

Roto in Bramford
We have a garden full of leaves at the moment if anyone would like them for their allotment or garden composting.  I do realise there are plenty of leaves around but, just in case, I thought I'd mention them.  Happy to bag them up for anyone who'd be ... [ more ]
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I've never lived anywhere as leafy before so hadn't really thought much about leaf disposal.  When we first moved here 7 years ago there was a truck that went round at this time of year, sweeping everything up, but I haven't spotted it yet this year.  ... [ more ]
Hi, We are having a 'Think Hedgehog' event on Saturday 26th (see our post) and dead leaves are great for hedgehogs.  Are you close by to the People's Community Garden?  Perhaps you could come along!

New boiler

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Steve F
Hi Ginny we are Boiler Installers for Flow energy and can give you a 10 year parts and labour guarantee on there boiler, but we can also give you a quote for Worcester as we are also their accredited installers and give you an 8 year guarantee call ... [ more ]

An Example To All Councils

Tony H in Ipswich Town Centre
Ipswich and Suffolk Authorities take note -

Poetry reading for kids and adults.

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Come to the Cycle Cafe on Tower St. on Sat. Nov 19th to hear some wonderful, fun poems being read by the pair who brought 'A Christmas Carol' to life there, last year. It starts at about 4pm and will be over by about 4.40pm.....just time for a cup of ... [ more ]

Free singing for children in Ipswich

Liz A in Ipswich Town Centre
Is your child aged between 5&11? Do they love singing? Ask me about Ipswich Community Children's Choir, or I3C as we're known. Free and run by local music teachers.
Paul R
What a great opportunity for young children. Learning to sing and read music at that age is something which stays with you for the rest of your life and means that you can always find a choir/group to join whatever your taste in music might be.


Denise H in Westerfield
Can anyone recommend a gardener. Looking for someone with plant knowledge no grass to cut just a few shrubs, trees, bushes and weeds to keep under control on a monthly basis.
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Emalkuda in Ipswich Town Centre
Lost - car and door key lost in Christchurch park ipswich on Saturdays fireworks. Please contact me if found - thank you

Christmas Fayre

Val S in Sproughton
Come along to the Ascension Hall, Larchcroft Road on 19th November for our Christmas Fayre. 10.00 till 12.00. Plenty of stalls plus coffee and cake refreshments. You may find that elusive Christmas present.

Lost mobile phone

Jacqui L in Westerfield
Hi everyone. I lost my mobile phone on Fridayevening somewhere between Sidegate Lane and Rushmere golf club. It is a very simple and old fashioned phone but I miss it terribly. If anyone has found it please ring 01473728345 and make an old lady very ... [ more ]

Carpet fitter

RAP in California
Could anyone recommend a reasonably priced carpet fitter, for one room only please,will be in Ip2 area for job. Thanks
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