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The Tooth Place, Foundation Street. This surgery was recommended to me and I have to say I was put at ease from the start.

knitting for charity

Annie n richard B in Common, The
Am trying to find out if anyone knows if Ipswich Hospital have a charity where you can send in knitting for the baby unit? Have they done this in the past, did it work, does it still exist now? Am in a group on fb, but that's helping out hospitals up ... [ more ]

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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Suffolk County Council
Hello Watchful, I have a response from the Transport Strategy Team for you.  Here it is “Further study work is being carried out to understand the potential for future housing and employment growth in the wider Ipswich area, which will have a ... [ more ]
Ipswich Entrepreneur
Well ignore what any official response is on this matter, the Northern Bypass won't be on the agenda until the WDC (now renamed Upper Orwell Crossing) is complete... that is many years away. Even then it will be yet another survey, and people will ... [ more ]

Death cafe.

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone fancy the idea of starting up a Death Cafe? It's where people can go and chat about all things death related and anything else too, but primarily death and dying. I feel that we don't talk about death and dying enough in this country, ... [ more ]
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That's really good to know. Thank you. If this doesn't work, the 2pm slot, I may try a different one, but I guess it'd not be in a cafe then but in a pub. Ah, that may be preferable to some. ;0)
Steve P
I heard about this in the Cycle Café today, and liked the sound of it. Mind you, I think I'd be interested in what might be called 'cultural' forms and expression surrounding death - literature and art, philosophy, etc. - as much as anything. I don't ... [ more ]

Cleaner and Gardener


Recycleable rubbish dumped in my grey bin

Peter S inactive in Westerfield
Thanks to the moron who dumped his days rubbish in my grey bin in Henley Road last night! Newspapers, plastic bottles all on top with a very good chance that the grey bin men would refuse it! Just for good measure, a leaking plastic water bottle, ... [ more ]
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Susan H
What an odd thing for someone to do. I suppose it was at least in a bin and not just thrown down on the verge. We sometimes do a litter sweep along our lane, collecting up all the stuff people throw out of their cars and we have once or twice put the ... [ more ]

Painter required in ipswich area

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Joanna A
I am having some done soon as well. A relative has recommended Belamon decorating, a self employed guy called Valentin Belanov (I think). Excellent service, very reliable, you can check his ratings on I will be using him. ... [ more ]

Rushmere Creative Writers

Sandy H in Broke Hall
Rushmere Creative Writers meet every Wednesday at 1 Winston Ave 7.30 - 9.30 It's never too late to join us.....don't hesitate and procrastinate....come and join the fun.
Chrissie C
I would totally recommend this to anyone who has ever thought about writing. I am a complete novice but I really enjoy writing and every one is so friendly and helpful.

Replacement Garage Doors

Brian P in Westerfield
We need to replace our 'up and Over' garage door. Any thoughts about replacing them with roller shutter types ? Also who can supply them ?
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Any truth in it?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Rumours are flying about that the Co-oP Meredith road is closing down-- although the staff know nothing about it-- these rumours are even floating down to them-- anyone know anything?
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As you say Ipswich Entrepreneur the TUPE  is in place so the Coop employees should be alright -- I certainly hope so -- some have got a lot of service in --

Henley Road Valley road junction

Brian P in Westerfield
I see that the Henley Road/Valley Road junction is about to be closed for maintenance work. Does anyone know what they intend to do - hopefully put a right hand filter for cars coming away from town and wishing to turn right in Valley Road. Cars ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Hi Bob F, On the home page there is a box in the top right hand corner - if you change the time frame to 'Next two weeks' the symbols appear to be able to click on for the details. Kind regards - Claire


Brian P in Westerfield
We need someone to reduce the size of the shrubs in our garden - hopefully at a reasonable price. Any suggestions ?
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ipswich star

Roz B in Claydon
The ipswich star has gone to 75pence now it a lot of money now it is much in 
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Roz B
I buy the ipswich star sometime but look at few days ago it is get better now also alot of different things and more in it to find the wild pigs still going soon be gone more wild pigs

Architects slam totally illogical Ipswich bridge contest!

Jan D in Ipswich Town Centre
Suffolk County Council, what are you playing at? Not a great start, is it?
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Joanna A
I notice the Star still haven't mentioned this at all while running a story about IBC reconsidering the Cornhill plans due to feedback from the public. Meanwhile SCC ignores feedback from an expert body.

Rushmere Creative Writers's 2nd Meeting

Sandy H in Broke Hall
After a thoroughly enjoyable first meeting we received many expressions of thanks including this: "Just wanted to say a big thank you for tonight. Really enjoyed it. I do hope we can get enough people so it can continue. " If you're still wondering ... [ more ]
Pat C
I can recommend this to anyone wishing to start or progress with writing. It was a very enjoyable first week, with no pressure but plenty of help and advice

Another New Beginners Tai Chi Class!

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
It's a busy time for Suffolk Tai Chi Academy.   A new Beginners Class starts in Ipswich. Tuesday13th September 2016, 2:00-3:30pm. Location the Dove St Inn on Grimwade St and Dove St. IP4 2LA. £2.00 per class. Your instructor will be our newest ... [ more ]
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Eddie M
Sammi M  I believe that parking is available if you go down Grimwade St, then down the second turning on the right into the College. Otherwise try a bus if you have the time. Good luck, look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Eddie
Sammi M
Thank you for getting back to me  Eddie M .  I'm sorry to say that I was unable to make the class this week.  Let's hope next week holds out better for me.

Ballroom lessons

Mike H in California
Sorry to ask this because I know I have seen similar requests before but there doesn't seem to be a way to search old content, but does anyone know of any ballroom classes in the area that they can recommend.
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Tanya C
We go to Lait school of dance. Very good, we really enjoy it. They regularly do new beginners classes. I think there's one starting soon. They're in Clarkson Street.
Paula C
If you want to view old content find view desktop or view mobile. Usually at the bottom of the page. I found it just by clicking on various buttons

Odeon building

Matthew H in Ipswich Town Centre
I understand that this building was sold at auction some months ago, but the identity of the buyer has never been revealed to the best of my knowledge, and I don't know of any plans for development either. Apologies if I've missed earlier discussion ... [ more ]
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Charlie L
I did hear that the owner was trying to get a licence/change of use to open it as a Casino, and that it keeps getting blocked. Don't know how reliable that news is though. Have mixed feelings on that myself though, a nice casino might actually be good ... [ more ]
Ipswich Entrepreneur
A few owners ago, wanted to develop it into luxury apartments... The sad thing is how iconic the building is - this is the main reason why no alternative use has been found - of course, the location is poor also. Previous change of use ... [ more ]

Footway from Ashcroft Road to Dales Road

Bob F in Common, The
Why is it that a combined footway and cycle way is now being used regularly by cars and a resident of Ashcroft Lane? Is there not garages provided for Ashcroft Lane houses ,and also proper vehicular access to the allotments from Larchcroft Road . If ... [ more ]
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Network Rail Footpath Closures

John T in Castle Hill
I have just found out that ALL the footpath crossings that were put up for consultation in our area are still recommended to be closed. I only found out quite by chance that there is an exhibition tomorrow in Ipswich, they kept that quiet! probably ... [ more ]

Men's Shed

John T in Castle Hill
Just seen this event for an open day in Stowmarket for men’s shed on 25th September, looks like a great idea. Anyone know of any similar initiatives locally.
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Not K
Thanks John T and Mass R, as you say a good idea. I can remember when we did such projects in evening classes. Those were the days when schools thought it worthwhile to teach pupils practical skills as well as the 3Rs. I hope the Stowmarket one ... [ more ]

gardener needed to do pruning, transplanting etc

Sandy H in Broke Hall
I'm looking for a skilled and experienced gardener who can prune shrubs and roses and transplant badly placed hydrangeas  and do other skilled garden work. I already have a handyman who can do manual stuff but he doesn't know a weed from a wisteria ... [ more ]
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Sheila O
You could try growing places at claydon very experianced and employ people not quite as fortunate either mentally or phisically depression e t there number is 01473 831224

Washing machine

Mars in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone recommend a good washing repair company or person. Thanks
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Fireplace restoration & woodburner installation

Ipswich-lr in Ipswich Town Centre
I need to restore a fireplace and install woodburner. Any recommendations for a specialist? Thank you
Elaine D
John Roper of RFC Services installed my woodburner. Came when he said he would, and did an excellent clean job. He did open out the fireplace, but I am sure he could recommend someone if this part of the job is not what he does. Good luck with the ... [ more ]
Jacqueline H I had my fireplace, albeit a small one not requiring restoration as such, opened up a few years ago with the intention of installing a wood or multi-fuel burner and The Gas Shop ... [ more ]