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Old batteries or cable please?

Andy P in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi, Has anyone got any old Car/Van or Truck or leisure batteries sitting around which they don't want, I could do with a few and would be willing to collect from the local area? Ideally they can still hold a bit of charge, but not essential as I dont ... [ more ]

Metalworker wanted

Irene G in Wherstead
Can anyone recommend anyone who could make me a metal fence with a metal gate adjoining. Would like it about 6ft tall .
Tim F
Hi Irene....yes I can help...Haven't been welding long but sure it can't be that hard. I've even put a new blades in my hacksaw. Will pop over ok


Patricia D in Ipswich Town Centre
Having recently moved to Ipswich I seem always to be asking for recommendations. Streetlifers have been very helpful. This time we need an electrician to do change a bulb in a floodlight please.

Dog Boarding Kennels

Patricia D in Ipswich Town Centre
Could anyone recommend a really good, fairly small if possible, boarding kennel for our 7 month old puppy? We may need to board her in September for 11 days. It will be her first time away from us and we should like to find a kennel where the dogs really ... [ more ]


St Peters by the waterfront
Carol W in Belstead
providing children and young people with workshops to develop their creative skills through songwriting. book now or telephone 01449-761930 for more information.

Roller Blinds

Patricia D in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone recommend a local independent roller blind company please? I need a blackout blind made and fitted soon to prevent our granddaughter waking us at dawn! With the days getting longer we find lack of sleep increasing.
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You can buy a huge blackout blind from Amazon. It has suckers to stick onto windows and can go on and off like a yoyo. I think I paid about £25 and it was worth every penny. It's called a 'gro anywhere blind'. This one is 198x130cms. Any help?
Patricia D
Thanks to you all for the helpful recommendations. I am following several of them up as I hope to have the blind in situ by late June.


Angela C in Ipswich Town Centre
Has anyone noticed the huge amount of rubbish laying around the shops at Stoke park ? Not sure why this is not cleared up as have seen people picking litter in the area.
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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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Peter M
Cathy G does that mean any future postings will NOT appear here?   If so, doesn't that defeat the object?


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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