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Dog Grooming Parlour

Patricia D in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone recommend an experienced dog groomer/parlour for my 13 week old cockerpoo please? We live near the Copdock roundabout.
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Teresa C
I took my cockapoo to Four paws on Foxhall Road when she was about the same age for a 'puppy groom' which is a bath and dry and brush up, just so her first experience was short and sweet rather than the long complete groom, the staff are incredibly ... [ more ]

Circular walk to spring wood nature reserve

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich
Cathy G in Copdock
Meet at Chantry Library- all ages welcome- a three mile walk to see the bluebells, with tea and cake afterwards in the library, and quiz for children. This is a stepping out health walk and free of charge
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Allotments

Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
Belstead allotments have a few plots vacant, it is a lovely site at the bottom of Bobbits lane. Everyone is friendly, we have a community shed and a loo. A great way to meet new people get fit and grow your own dinner.
Mark J
Hi Angela, who would I need to contact to obtain one of the plots please? :-)
Angela C
Phone the council 433512 they will put you in touch with Judy Mills field secretary or look on the Belstead allotments facebook page. Hope to hear from you soon

Repointing needed

Block paving cleaner

Joan L in Chantry
Can anyone recommend a block paving repair and clean person. We inherited a drive in poor condition and want to clean it up before deciding to rip it up and replace with something else. We have our own jet washer but this needs more professional machines ... [ more ]

Laptop repairs

Joan L in Chantry
Can anyone recommend a good repair person to look at my Asus laptop? It is very slow even after defrag and clean up. I have had somebody look at it in the past but made it worse.
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Maggie F
I sorted mine out by downloading iOrbit. It is free, easy and incredibly effective. It took a couple of hours for the first session and then each time you run it, which I do after every session on my PC, it gets quicker and quicker. My PC is running like ... [ more ]

CP Ships Reunion - 10th Year

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Bourne Vale Sports and Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich, IP2 8RE
Nick W in Belstead
CP SHIPS / Contship 10 Year Reunion In the 80’s and 90's a crack commando unit was sent to a Waterfront building called Contship House in Ipswich by a marine court. These men and women escaped and continued to work in the maximum security stockade and ... [ more ]

Circular walk to Spring Wood nature reserve from Chantry library

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive
Cathy G in Copdock
Meet at Chantry Library- all ages welcome- a three mile walk to see the bluebells, with tea and cake afterwards in the library, and quiz for children. This is a stepping out health walk and free of charge

Author signing and 60s afternoon

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive
Cathy G in Copdock
Come and meet Sheila Hardy, a local resident and author of the newly published book "Women of the Sixties. Enjoy cakes we were eating then, play sixties games, hear sixties music and have a go at our quiz

Ed Gasket and the Rockers

Katrina H in Wherstead
Ed gasket and the Rockers (formerly known as Rogue Traders) are playing at Bourne vale club on Saturday 9th April 7pm. Tickets are £5 adults and £2 kids. There will be a raffle and hot food on sale. All proceeds are going to Cystic Fibrosis. This chronic ... [ more ]

Bourne Vale Club

Katrina H in Wherstead
Hi guys n gals. Just to let you all know that its family bingo night this coming Friday April 8th. Book sales open at 7.15 and kids bingo start at 8 followed by adults bingo. Our jackpot is now a whopping £300 if house is called in 50 numbers or less so ... [ more ]

Neighbourhood Watch

Joan L in Chantry
Does anyone know who the neighbourhood watch coordinator is for Appleby Close? We have recently moved to the area .
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Block paver needed

Garry S in Chantry
Can anyone reccomend a good and cheap block paver, i am prepared to do the digging out to save cost
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Daz
I know he put a good base down, I do park a large mpv on it, that weigh's about 2.5T. Someone else on my road had their drive done by someone else and it's only been down 6 months and it's already sunk in places.

Rocket Science Workshop

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive
Cathy G in Copdock
Come to the library at 10.00am to make rockets which will then be launched out of doors, and return to the library afterwards for refreshments. Tickets will need to be bought in advance from the library, cost £2.00 per child

Easter Egg Hunt

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Chantry Library, Hawthorn Drive
Cathy G in Copdock
Join the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Chantry Library- huge prizes for everyone this year, and refreshments for all. Cost only £1 per child

Bus passengers

Wendy A in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anybody else get frustrated when travelling on buses by people taking up two seats with their shopping trolleys and shopping bags? I had an interesting conversation with an older person on the bus the other day. She thought that mums with pushchairs ... [ more ]
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Elaine D
It's the one seat for me and one for my shopping bag idea that I don't understand. Yes you have paid for your seat, (in one way or another) but have you paid for the seat for the bag? Are the bags needs grater than the persons standing?
Kuhli
The thing that I find frustrating is when someone has been waiting at the bus stop for a while and then when the bus arrives they hold everyone one up by hunting for the fare or their bus pass. It happens with one particular lady at our bus stop ... [ more ]

Ed Gasket and The Rockers

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Bourne vale Social Club
Katrina H in Wherstead
Ed Gasket and The Rockers (formerly Rogue Traders) are entertaining us at the club so come on down for a night of rock n roll and music from the decades. Tickets available on entry £5. Raffle and hot food will be on sale. All proceeds will be going to ... [ more ]

Bourne Vale Social Club

Katrina H in Wherstead
Our next bingo night is on Friday 18th March. Kids prize bingo at * adults cash bingo at 8.15. Books on sale from 7.15. our jackpot flyer is now worth a whopping £280 if called in 48 numbers or less. Everyone welcome. Members and non members Easter ... [ more ]

Bourne vale Social Club

Katrina H in Wherstead
Just to let you all know that the club now have BT Sport and Sky sports so you can get all your football etc in one place. Pop down to watch your favourite sport and enjoy a few pints and a social atmosphere

Alterations

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ActivSheds Launch at the CRESS pavilion, Halifax Road

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CRESS pavilion, Halifax Road
ActivGardens in Ipswich Town Centre
Come and join in celebrating the official opening of ActivSheds on Friday 18th March, 10:30am - 1:30pm at CRESS Pavilion, Halifax Rd, Ipswich, IP2 8RE. Grand Opening with cutting of the ribbon at 11:30am. PLUS: Café serving tea and coffee and ... [ more ]
Finchy
I went to one of the ActivGardens last year and it was brilliant. Strongly encourage locals folks to pop along to this one and support it. I'll certainly be doing so.

Litter

Leavenheath in Wherstead
Does anyone know who is responsible for the litter in the car park in front of the row of shops in stoke park drive just before Asda. Asked one of the shops and they said they don't know who is responsible for it

Garden tidy up help hedge

Marie sophie F in Chantry
I have live here a year and my guide dog just died and I need to get my garden ready for a new one arriving may/June I have a huge out of control hedge needs a trim/make over so I can get behind it and replace some fencing I needed to know where to get ... [ more ]
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Marie sophie F
Somebody called me about hedge tidy please get back in touch hedge is about 8 foot and is evergreen with shine leaves needs a sort out in time for my new guide dog thank you Sophie

Wheelie bins

Carol S in Sproughton
What are the regulations regarding wheelie bins? I always thought they were supposed to be stored in your back garden,(if you have access). In my area where the front gardens are mainly open plan, it seems the trend is to leave them in the front gardens ... [ more ]
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M Hubert (Hubzki)
Message from ICC Hi Martin, Waste management have asked that bins are placed out on the highway ready for collection and then removed and stored within the boundary of the property. We have a policy for “bins on pavements” covering bins that are ... [ more ]
Jenny M
I can't bear the bins so we are allowed to have bags and mine are taken on alternate weeks - clear for recycling and orange for the rest - by cheery, polite and regular-as-clockwork men. Marvellous service.