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Sue T in Castle Hill
Hi everyone, I had to give my job up last year due to having knee replacement in Jan this year. I have done really well and getting out and about. Because of my age (56yrs) I am finding it really difficult trying to find a part time job. If anybody out ... [ more ]
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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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Kathy what worries me is, we might not hear any until June and streetlife close down debates after they have been running for about six months, especially if there is no activity--but there again one can not blame the punters if there is nothing to talk ... [ more ]
Kathy Bole
I don't know if they even have someone moving this forward, other than what Mr.Gummer has said. I will keep asking, and see where we go. I know this is frustrating. I am afraid that once this election is over, we have all the furore of the EU referendum. ... [ more ]

Suffolk Police Lost & Found New Procedures

Albchiv in Racecourse
I read that Suffolk Police are changing their procedures concerning lost and found property. In short they will no longer deal with most items and encourage finders and losers to use the Internet to report and reunite. Would not a dedicated section in ... [ more ]
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Richard G
So if you find a £20 note how do you find the owner ? With the Police not dealing with this i hope that there are no prosecutions for "Theft by Finding" in the future

Another Carr St shop closure?

Alan P in Ipswich Town Centre
Sign in the 99p (& more) shop in Carr Street yesterday saying store is "not closing yet" (although half empty of stock) but rumour has it that Poundland opposite is closing down in the old Woolworths store and moving into the 99p (ex QD Stores) shop. ... [ more ]
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Police to be dangled from crane to view whole town

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Mark B
I'm going to recommend they start a similar campaign where they dangle someone on a noose instead.

Loss of national rock station for East Anglia

Jan D in Ipswich Town Centre
I really hope no-one minds me posting this. If no interest, please just scroll past! I listen to Planet Rock all day every day and a switch to new transmitters means many areas of the country are losing it, being expected to listen online, which just ... [ more ]
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Martin C
Well that's it then. They turned the station off for all loyal DAB radio listeners in this area yesterday it seems. Yesterday morning in the car I still got them as I was travelling around Suffolk and Norfolk. Today its just a rolling advert telling me ... [ more ]
Jan D
If looks could kill my car DAB would be dead, I gave it a proper glare when I sat in the car this morning! I've tried a few other stations, briefly, but there's nothing whatsoever that plays any music I like, or can even tolerate! Thankfully I still have ... [ more ]

Diabetes UK

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Diabetes Uk meetings held at St Augustins Church hall are trying to increase their membership--Please take note--it would help if they published the DATE & TIME of these meetings--then they might get more to come along--
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Lewis L
The 2016 Diabetes World Summit is a free online event running from the 18th of April  to the 25th.  See
the bees knees
Lewis L, thank you for this very interesting link.  I agree with the findings of the third chat that I read early am this morning. Have you read it yet? 

Major's Corner and Mulberry Tree, Ipswich roadworks

OnTwoWheels in Westerfield
I've just seen via the Ipswich Star website that this work is to commence this week. When the plans were originally published on the Travel Ipswich site I raised serious safety concerns about the design of the merge into Woodbridge Road coming from St ... [ more ]
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Steve S
we have still not seen any signs of activity on Nacton road either ...after  concerns were raised a excuse was conveniently put out of a faulty power cable ...I wonder ..
Suffolk County Council
Steve S Hi Steve, All updates to the Nacton Road works are here on our website Under Updates it says "As the widening works have progressed between The Havens and The Thrasher roundabout, it has become apparent that some work ... [ more ]

400 Houses for Barham

John T in Castle Hill
Where is the sense of proportion, do we need more houses or less people? Where is the strategic plan for the area, by the time one evolves it will be too late. Never mind we are told “growth brings 'short term' prosperity and jobs”, we also get a ... [ more ]
Nadine H
I also saw this quietly hidden away in the in touch magazine which is the first I have heard of it. I have to admit though, when I moved to Barham 11 years ago, I thought that it would be inevitable that the fields adjacent to Barham church lane would be ... [ more ]


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Sheila O
We used to have a toad every year in our garden but remarked the other day i haven't seen one for the last 2or three years goung off subject a bit we used to have a squirrel that used to scuttle along our fence bur he has vanished as well but the trees ... [ more ]
Susan H
Our garden is full of toads, but then we are in countryside. We also find newts. As for squirrels, don't get me started. I had 3 bird feeders destroyed by the blighters last year, despite having 2 dogs who'd love to have squirrel for dinner. I have to ... [ more ]

local gym

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quiz in aid of Barnardo's

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Tuddenham village hall
Gillian M in Westerfield
There are still places for the Barnardo's quiz. A team of 6 for £36.00 or singles to make up a team at £6.00. Numbers by Sunday please to Pat 01473 252326 or Pat 01473 240844

Parking on Grass Verges

Albchiv in Racecourse
My wife tells me she saw a person writing down the registration of vehicles parked on the grass verge in Renfrew Road. Does anyone know if he is a council official, a road tax official or a concerned local resident collecting facts to present a case to ... [ more ]
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Jeremy C
If you include employers nation insurance contribution, pension, sick pay, HR, tax, insurance for van & recruitment. Wages of 16k soon becomes 30k to council.
Exactly, and there'd be a lot of sick pay, what with all that stress & they'd need to travel in pairs anyway. I can think of a few retired coppers (well, one in particular) that would be perfect for the job.

Cats Protection Ipswich - Car Boot Sale

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Foxhall Comunity Centre (ex St Clements Sports & Social Club), Foxhall Road, Ipswich Ip3 8ls
Kitty Bank in Sproughton
Our Boot Sales are continuing into 2016  We'll be on site at Foxhall Road from 10am for those wishing to set up If you'd like to book a pitch please call Dave on 01473 680210. £5 a car, £7.50 for car and trailer/van Free entry to public to ... [ more ]

Cats Protection Ipswich - Quiz Night

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Bourne Vale Social Club
Kitty Bank in Sproughton
7pm arrival, quiz starting prompt at 7:30pm Tickets are just £8 per person and include entry to the quiz and food. The menu for the evening is jacket potatoes with chilli (mild), cheese and beans or cheese and coleslaw. Teams should consist of 4-6 ... [ more ]

Cat Protect Ipswich Quiz Night

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Bourne Vale Social Club
Kitty Bank in Sproughton
7pm arrival, quiz starting prompt at 7:30pm Tickets are just £8 per person and include entry to the quiz and food. The menu for the evening is jacket potatoes with chilli (mild), cheese and beans or cheese and coleslaw. Teams should consist of 4-6 ... [ more ]

Cats Protection Ipswich - Spring Fayre + Rehoming Day + Neutering registration

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St Augustines Church Hall, Bucklesham Road, Ipswich IP3 8TH
Kitty Bank in Sproughton
Cats Protection goodies for sale, raffle, coffee and cake, FREE Neutering registration and all our current resident kitties will be there, hoping to meet their new owners. Do please come along and support us.

Fence repair

Mars in Ipswich Town Centre
I am looking someone who can repairs wooden fence due to recent storms
Mars if you scroll down there is another link on here about fence repairs.

Poll Cards

Citizen of Ipswich inactive in Sproughton
I was disgusted and shocked to discover that my poll card, along with my neighbours, had been dumped in the communal hallway of the block of flats where I live. We all have individual letterboxes so why someone should leave them in the hallway amazes me. ... [ more ]
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Mass R
Funny you should say that Citizen I remarked yesterday that the poll card delivery person had bent our cards in half and only pushed them a little way through the letterbox.  Also left the front gate wide open!  Something you expect from a junk mail ... [ more ]
Citizen of Ipswich inactive
I've also informed the local councillors as they will be the ones to lose votes if people don't have their poll cards. I know you don't have to have one to vote but many people think you do. It's just amazing that the council (who are responsible for the ... [ more ]

ducks and hens

Tom C in Culpho
some body asked at the start of the year about point of lay hens .we now have some coming on as well as a few ducks to thin out both  male  and female all from good laying stock all going cheap  exept the ducks they go quack  half of all takings is going ... [ more ]

window cleaner

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Sophie M
Alan Everett: 07748 072349 I used him when I used to live in Gt Blakenham. He is from Whitton & uses buckets & ladder
Diane B
I use ICS, Ipswich Cleaning Services. No pole, ladders, more affordable than other quotes at the time. Nice, friendly blokes too.

Tiger balm

Gillian M in Westerfield
Has anyone tried tiger balm red or white for muscle pain probably arthritis or rheumatism it has been suggested to me
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window cleaner

Calling all knitters and people who can sew~ Children in Need charity event.

Stephanie C in Witnesham
I would like to get a group of knitters together in November to help raise money for Children in Need and to help local maternity units with hand knitted hats, bootees and mittens. We can get sponsorship for each set we knit on a specified day. I will be ... [ more ]
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Stephanie C
We can sell or donate the garments to whoever wants them. There is a women's refuge in Berners street. They are always after things to help these people. It will be in November when the charity event happens. I have put a post on my workplace website so ... [ more ]

Fertile duck eggs.

Stephanie C in Witnesham
I have fertile duck eggs for sale. Out of 10 eggs incubated in November last year we had 7 hatch. I have got some in the incubator now. They are due to hatch in 2 weeks. I gave candled a few and they all seem to be growing. They are Cherry Valley, ... [ more ]