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Theresa S to California and 9 more areas

Home help/ cleaner etched

Hello everyone This is my first post here. Please can I just advise anyone needing home help or a cleaner in their home, to always request a crb (DBS ) check. I run my own cleaning company withy husband and daughters, I'm not promoting my business. But I ... more »
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Deejay tony W
As a Mobile DJ & Radio Presenter I also have a CRB (incase of any childrens parties) plus Public Liability of £5 million.  It's not that costs, I think about £11.00 per month.
Andy B
Thankyou for the information guys, Any particular companies better for public liability Insurance?. I have an enhanced Crb for my daily job so not sure if I'd need to do another one. I think I'll have to start up a new thread/posting on here as I didn't ... more »
Diana L to California and 9 more areas

Window Cleaners

Hello all, I need a recommendation. We live in a flat on a 2nd floor and need our windows cleaned from the outside. Could any of you recommend a good, reliable and not too pricey company that does it? Do any of you have experience with the service? Any ... more »
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John W
we had an awkward conservatory cleaned by Ricks Rise and Shine, 01473 570209, did a thorough job, in fact I gave them a bit more money as it was so awkward and took them longer than they thought, trouble is the Sahara sand arrived about a week later and ... more »
Shaun N to California and 9 more areas

Allotments ePetition

Hello Anyone who has an interest in allotments or a desire to not see this important resource possibly ruined for good might be interested in taking a moment to consider this recent ePetition: Thanks ... more »
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Emma R
We have vacant plots at the Norwich Rd Allotments situated at the end of Broadway Lane off Norwich Rd if anyone is interested. We would love to see all the plots being used so if you are interested please get in contact with me 01473 221011
Carol C to Castle Hill and 8 more areas

What was that large bird soaring over Ipswich?

Two days ago I when it was a lovely day I was outside in the garden and happened to glance up when I heard a plane going over.  What caught my eye instead was what appeared to be a rather large bird of prey circling round, this over the Fircroft ... more »
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Reg S
Yes it might be but where will land and feed. With the amount of houses being built every nook and cranny is being filled in I have possibly 2 more at the bottom of my garden my garden has so few birds now aday
Linda O
As Villager says, buzzards definitely around Fynn Valley - saw one last week circling high over Northgate/Colchester Road area too. So pleased to see them spreading ever further. When I was a child (many years ago!) my Father & I would be really ... more »
Jo G to California and 9 more areas

Suffolk Police Control Room

Have just received this latest news......... Thank you for taking the time to show your support for the campaign to keep the Suffolk police control room in Suffolk. Because of our campaign Tim Passmore, the Suffolk PCC, has already agreed to a public ... more »
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Kesgrave cameras .
I spent fourteen years of my life working as a dispatcher/controller/call taker in Suffolk Police Control Room before coming out on a health pension a few years ago. Whilst there I saw many changes, all of which were for the benefit of the accountants, ... more »
Jo G
I so agree with you Kesgrave Cameras, it is my fear that we will get a much poorer service from Norfolk, it's rediculous we can only stop by it making our voices heard. God bless Gordon Roberts a man with wonderful common sense of knowing that local ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas


Did any one notice the very small paragraph in the star, and one national news paper that the Ipswich borough council and the Suffolk county council had a secret meeting to discuss whether or not to re open the Ipswich under ground railway, this is to ... more »
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Jannette T
No i am very new to Streetlife, yes you are right, i always love a bit of a wind up especially on April Fools day. :))
Kevin F
Wouldn't it be great if we did have an underground railway though...I think we'd all be aware of it if it had been real at one time.
Jo L to Rushmere Street and 7 more areas

Sewing group

Hi, Does anyone know of a sewing group / club East Ipswich. I have looked online but cannot find anything. I'm thinking of setting my own up if nothing is about. Thanks Jo :)
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Only females have been there on the times I've gone.  If you are interested, send me a pm with your tel number and I'll give you further details.
Lattice B
You are welcome to start one at my pub ladies
Tom R to Witnesham and 9 more areas

Speeding cars

Hi, Not sure if anyone else is on here from Witnesham but I'm sick of the speeding traffic racing through, especially bus's/coaches!! What can be done? Thanks
Richard G
Get together with your neighbours and start parking in the road outside of your homes , zig zag the parking giving enough space to alllow them to pass but having to slow down and be more careful , put up a sign in the cars stating why you are doing it . ... more »
Paul K
Hi Tom,  I received an email from my daughters school with regards to Community Speed Watch where you can use speed camera equipment in conjunction with the police in your local are and use the evidence to prosecute, i have seen this used in Ipswich, ... more »
I'm with Kleeneze
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

To all Newbys

Welcome to all the Newbies Just like have been said by others on here you can join in all the chats, offer your own opinion on many different topics that come up from time to time, help each other with problems, pull each others leg but with out getting ... more »
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Janet A
There are 2 classes held at Castlehill Community Centre there is on on a Monday during the day not sure of times speak to Anaick at Castlehill on 01473 747053 & another one on a Wednesday night 7.15pm - 8.30pm run by Caroline Glason I've been told ... more »
Judith D
Thank you Janet A. Much appreciated.
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Power cuts

We had two short power cuts last night any body know why? and did they effect you in your area? hope you remembered to check your oven and alarm clocks etc.
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we had two tuesday night, no idea why, havent heard anything, just one side of shenstone drive
Alex G
Might it have been during the sudden but short storm during the early hours? I did not have a power cut, but my phone reacted to the lightning, and it might well be that a short surge  tripped some network safety trips.
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Suffolk control room

Have any one heard or know what the latest is, this would seem to have gone very quiet.
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Ben R I certainly hope you are correct on this, I for one hope it stays in Suffolk we have already let Norfolk and Norwich purloin too much from us as it is.
Alex G
Article about the issue in EADT of 17 March, Pages 1,4,5. Also follow this link to access the Suffolk Police Commissioner's page:  and follow on to a page that ... more »
baileys to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

lazy neighbours

I have 5 neighbours that share my garden bounderies. Now, I am a council tenant who have always kept my garden nice. During the last few years it  has became harder due to mobility problems. My step daughter comes regularly every week during summer to ... more »
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have read your link simon, very helpful thank you
Try Age Concern.  They have volunteers who will help with problems like yours.  Weed killer will kill off all the insect life and is not very organic.  All very well for people to say use it but they don't think of the consequences to our little ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Control HQ for Ipswich & Suffolk

Tim Passmore is giving every one the chance to have their say on where the control room should be based, if it do get moved it could mean the loss of 170 jobs or more, if you want your say click on link if you can not make it on ... more »
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Where on earth did you get that from? if Mr Passmore and we the people of Ipswich and Suffolk have been hoodwinked then the those responsible should be chucked out what ever position they hold, and dare I say it, have their arses kicked, but of course it ... more »
Ben R
Deal far from done, nobody in any position of power in Suffolk believes for one second that Tim Passmore will agree to merge the control room with Norfolk. Unlike the previous Police Authority, his direct election means he is immediately accountable to ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Re Survey

I have just had an email from the police HQ if any one can get on the link that I gave you for Tim Passmore's survey please try www.surveymonkey./com/s/suffolkcontrolroomsurvey if you cant let me know and I will do my best to find out what the heck is ... more »
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Jo G
Did you try the links on my post, I cheched and they worked. Well done for signing I just hope others have too. :-)
Roz B
I did mine from papers like ipswich star  also east anglia times
Castle Hill Community Centre to Westbourne and 9 more areas

You are creative! days of Creative Fun!

Organised by Ko-An Arts on behalf of Activities Unlimited from 10am to 5pm. Open to 9-24 yr olds with additional needs and their siblings! At Community Action Suffolk - Castle Hill CC, Highfield Road, Ipswich, IP1 6DG On Monday, 7th April and Tuesday, ... more »

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Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich, IP1 6DG

Apr 07
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Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Gutter cleaning

I live in a semi detached house and too old to climb ladders, do you know anyone who is willing and able to do it for me for a price, (cleaning out only no repairs) I have a double extending ladder if that will help.
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Tony G
Like Watchfull, I'm of an age where getting up a ladder is not an option. I've always thought there must be a business opportunity here for an honest tradesman who will offer to clear out guttering for a fixed price. I bet that person would get many ... more »
Jeremy B
hi, i used a contractor on a house that I rent out to clean the gutters, he has a fixed price for this job of £45. Property garden maintenance services contact Lee 07761 500439 He was very efficient and I had been looking for someone to do this job for ... more »
Interested to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Kooka Kleen

To all those who recommended someone to clean my cooker, thank you so much. Steve, from Kooka Kleen has just left my house having spent nearly 3 hours doing the WHOLE of the cooker. It looks wonderful and I can see me reflected in various glass bits. He ... more »
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Yes they are, but to save you time, the number is 01473 429485. If you do this and your cooker ends up half as clean as mine, you won't need mirrors anymore as you'll be able to see your reflection in the cooker. And no smells or anything.
My oven, which I had thought beyond resuscitation  is now restored. Roger stayed on site for 4 hours. He couldn't readily access the inner glass surfaces of the lower oven door so, energised by the fabulous appearance of the rest of the unit, I took the ... more »
Thomas Wolsey School to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Friends of Thomas Wolsey School AGM

The AGM is a chance for existing members and new ones to get together and review what has happened over the past year and look to the year ahead.  There have been lots of changes at the school and there are challenges and opportunities ahead.  If you ... more »

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Thomas Wolsey School, Defoe Road

Mar 11
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Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

bbc & itv news

On the news today, they now want the Suffolk control centre to be taken over by the Norfolk police, with the loss of 70 jobs  in the admin at Suffolk, once again Norfolk and Norwich are stealing some thing else from us, what else do they want blood? Tim ... more »
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Citizen of Ipswich seem to think like I do regarding police commissioners ( how much do he get paid ) pluss office staff etc etc. Hat & Dorothy C thinks like me.Ipswich Lad hits the nail on the head, Elaine D gives a good reason why not, Ben R has ... more »
Alex G
It is not a very good road, although it does seem to have suited the Romans.
Thomas Wolsey School to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Charity Wine Tasting

A fun evening of enjoying wine – and all for a good cause!  What’s not to love!  Don’t miss out – book today! Enjoy a fabulous evening sampling delicious wines under the expert guidance of sommelier Clive Woodhouse.  Held in the University Campus ... more »

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University Campus Suffolk Waterfront Building

Mar 01
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