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Some sort of after school club or arrangement?

Local Conversations in Maidenhall

John B
Are there any others locally in the same position as me - my son is starting primary school in September and finishes at 3-something in the afternoons, but is too young to attend an after-school club at the school. Is this an issue others have, and is ... [ more ]
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CP
Depends on their set up. My minder is casual and not strict in terms of flexibility. I have a contract which broadly outlines our term times etc, but on day to day running experience if I say we will be early/late or we need another night she is ok with ... [ more ]

Gas Engineer and Plumber

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John B
Can anyone recommend a gas engineer (for boiler servicing) and a plumber (mainly for issues with radiators and internal pipe work), covering the Maidenhall or Chantry area, please?
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J Smith Tree Care & Landscapes

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John B
Hi - has anyone local had experience with J Smith Tree Care & Landscapes, please? Considering using them for some fence and lawn work.

any chilli growers?

Local Conversations in Rose Hill

Walter C
I have some potted chilli plants which I occasionally take outdoors (weather permitting). Young buds are developing, but also black rings around the stems where the chilli is attached. Is this normal or a blight? First time experimenting with the chilli ... [ more ]
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John W
Nothing sad about growing your own! My personal experience though is that there are certain vegetables that are just easier to buy in the shops, although nothing beats freshly dug potatoes out of your own garden.
Walter C
I agree with that. Two years ago I had a crop of five different varieties, which lasted from August to December; some I had never seen before. I was told the shops wouldn't stock some of them because of their ugly appearance. Reminds me of the saying: ... [ more ]

Brass on the Grass

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

JUL 19
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Christchurch Park, Ipswich
John B
The Brass on the Grass 2015 season kicks off with a favourite band from last year- the Ipswich Community Wind Band :) See more at: http://www.suffolktouristguide.com/Music-Concerts-in-Suffolk.asp#BrassOnTheGrass19.07 More events on subsequent Sundays

Grand book and cd sale

Clubs & Groups in Copdock

AUG 04
Chantry Library
Cathy G
Only 10p per book or 12 for £1! Bring your children along to our wildlife event on the same day (11-3)  Tea, coffee and soft drinks also available

Big Garden Party at The People's Community Garden

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

ActivGardens
Just to let everyone know we will be hosting our 7th annual Big Garden Party at the People's Community Garden this Saturday (25th): The People’s Community Garden celebrates its 7th Annual Event with some reptilian fun! We are also marking ‘Year of the ... [ more ]
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Ray L
https://www.facebook.com/PeoplesCommunityGarden/photos/a.370845732956810.77689.358482654193118/92442...

help needed

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

The Meeting Place Centre
The Meeting Place Community Centre and wot's up are looking for volunteers becoming paid support workers flexible hours, job share felxabilty in helping in the cafe and supporting customers with learning difficulties. Please contact me on ... [ more ]

Grand book sale

Clubs & Groups in Copdock

JUL 18
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Chantry Library
Cathy G
Choose from a huge selection of books, 10p each or 12 for £1. We'll also be providing cakes and refreshments and the Gruffalo will be meeting children every hour on the hour
Eileen B
It was great I got some good bargains, but there was no indication  outside of the sale. Somebody had made a great effort to make cakes and drinks. Thank you to the staff at Chantry Library.

Request

Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Susan P
We're shortly going to be looking into new windows and doors (UPVC) as well as possibly a small conservatory/sunroom. Any recommendations of good service and after sales back up would be much appreciated, as would any suggestions of who to avoid. Thankyou
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JH
I would recommend Wade Windows of Barham, they put my French doors in and I was very pleased
Susan P
Thanks for all your suggestions...will be getting some quotes soon so will update then.

Colchester Zoo

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John B
Wondering if it's worth getting a new season ticket for Colchester Zoo at the moment. Has much changed in the past couple of years? I know what it says on their website but what's your experience please?
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Debbie D
We went to the zoo today, we have yearly passes and had a great day, the zoo is improving the enclosures and are currently redeveloping chimp world.

English Afternoon Tea Cruise

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JUL 16
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Orwell Quay, Ipswich
John B
Three and a half hour Harwich Harbour return cruise with sandwiches, cakes and scones. £30 for adults and £22 for children under 16 - also includes unlimited tea or coffee. Tickets from www.orwellrivercruises.com, Ipswich Tourist Information Centre ... [ more ]
Susan P
We recently enjoyed the Sunday lunch cruise which was just lovely. The boat is very comfortable and all the crew were friendly. We were told about various points of interest along the river...and our buffet lunch was superb. Highly recommended.
Jean G
I have been on many gruises on the orwell lady including the theme nights very enjoyable went last year on the sunday afternoon cruise as well had a beautiful day which was cancelled  earlier in the year  due to high winds !!

Oasis Camel Park Family Fun Days

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OCT 11
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Halesworth, Suffolk
John B
Admission price includes FREE llama walks / donkey rides and extra guest pets at the cuddle-a-pet presentations.

Meet the Gruffalo at Chantry library

Local Conversations in Copdock

JUL 18
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Chantry Library
Cathy G
On the hour at 10.00, 11.00, 12.00, 2.00 and 3.00 you can listen to the Gruffalo story, meet the Gruffalo, have your photo taken and then play lots of Gruffalo games with prizes.Grand book sale and cakes on same day

Recommendations needed please for a new driveway

Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Martin H
Hi there, Has anyone had their driveway done? Mine is looking awful and really needs doing so I wondered if anyone could recommend a local (ish) company to do it? I am ideally looking for someone who has done a lot of driveways and knows what they're ... [ more ]
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Andy B
Not us but quite a few people near me (Heath Road and Broke Hall School Area) have had their driveways done by Lowestoft Driveways who have been canvasing the areas lately and I have to say their block paved drives look fabulous. Personal experience ... [ more ]
Tony G
Had mine done in 2011 with Tarmac & are very pleased with the result,done by Pro-Mac of Frating Essex.NO maintenance required but not cheap. Now have drive in- drive out as the dropped kerbs were already done & we live on busy main road. Hardcore ... [ more ]

Fundraiser for carpets

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

The Meeting Place Centre
Fancy a freindly quiz night This Friday 17th July at The Meeting Place Community Centre, limerick close ip1 5lr we are holding a quiz for all to take part in money raised will go towards new carpets for the centre £5 per person chip supper please book ... [ more ]

CD player repair.

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Martin H
I have an old Sony system (CD, record player, tape and radio) but the CD player has stopped working. Is there anyone that can repair CD players these days? I am reluctant to chuck the whole thing out as it used to sound great.
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Spotty Dog
I agree that the laser head may need cleaning if the problem is simply poor or no sound. If the disc does not spin at all that's another problem. If it doesn't clean the cheapest fix maybe to buy a stand alone CD player and play it through the "aux" ... [ more ]
Martin H
Thank you Zokko and Spotty Dog, the CD player had been doing some odd things for a while so I think it is an actual fault. Buying a stand alone CD player might be the answer.

Classic Cars

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

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Ian C
hi martin i also have a 1959 rover p4 have owned it for about 2 years have been to 4 shows this year but now off the road for a gearbox change but a local meet would be good if it could be arranged.
Martin H
Hello Ian, sorry for the delayed response - I seem to be working all the time these days and things get left and forgotten. I do love the P4's and to be honest if I could cut down my current car collection I'd probably get myself one. I do wedding ... [ more ]

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Lost & Found in Belstead

Qigong seminar for beginners 18-19 July

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Qigonguk
We would like to invite everybody to take part in the next Zhong Yuan Qigong Level 1 seminar which will take place on 18-19 July 2015 at Castle Hill Community Centre. You will be able to learn about an ancient self-development system from the heart of ... [ more ]
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Qigonguk
Hello Samantha, you are welcome to do just Saturday this time. There are two options - paying full seminar to attend Saturday this time and second day next time and getting a certificate; or paying half price to attend on Saturday without certificate. ... [ more ]

Stoke Park ASDA - Petrol Station

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Andrew P
So ASDA want to ruin the nice green area along stoke park drive in front of their store by digging it up and putting in a automated petrol station, this will ruin the look of the site, it is a nice green space, which suits the road and often has people ... [ more ]
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Richard G
Ask Asda how many of their customers fill up when shopping then. People don't fill up every visit for starters.

36th Ipswich Scout Group Summer Fete 2015

Clubs & Groups in Wherstead

JUL 04
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sprites school playing field in chantry
Jonathan
The 36th Ipswich scout group is holding its annual fete on the 4th of July. As the fete falls on Independence Day we have chosen an American theme. We have lots of fun things to do, great food and interesting entertainment. Please come along and support ... [ more ]
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Cathy G
Thanks for including Chantry library in the list of local groups Our fun day is tomorrow
G G
Here's thought- I always took my children to this event and remember losing my daughter there one year ( only for a few minutes) She must have been about 3 at the time although I can recall it as if it were yesterday! She's 28 next birthday so that ... [ more ]

fundraiser for new carpets for the centre

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

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Laurie
Looks like a great event :) Not sure if you've seen these? It says you're raising money for new carpets and there's another charity on here selling new carpet to raise funds! Maybe you could both help each other... Then you'll have funds left over for ... [ more ]

Nacton Road Roadworks

Local Conversations in Pinewood

Suffolk County Council
Hello everyone, I wanted to make sure that you had seen the advance notice about the traffic roadworks to start around the Ravenswood/Nacton Road roundabout. Suffolk Highways improvements programme will open up additional road capacity around Nacton ... [ more ]
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Suffolk County Council
Good afternoon everyone, I have been in touch with the Highways Team and put some of your questions to them. Here are the answers I have been given. Q. Can we publish the detailed plan of the works? A. As this is a phased programme of works, some ... [ more ]

Cleaner wanted

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Cathy G
Can anyone out there recommend a good cleaner living in Chantry area would could work about 2 hours a week for my Mum?