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Death Cafe

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Just a gentle reminder about the first meeting of the Death Cafe, which will be on THURSDAY, this week, at the Cycle Cafe in Tower St. in the centre of Ipswich. It starts at 2pm and I shall be the one with the flower between my teeth, so you know who ... [ more ]

I am contemplating buying a Patmore water softener.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Have any of you purchased one? If so, do you like the softener? What are the pros and cons that you have experienced? Theresa.
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Sarah C
Patmore water softners are brilliant had mine now for 10 years maintance free have recomended it to my friends who have since bought them and they say how brilliant they are. No electric just lovely soft water, i buy a years supply of salt as it is ... [ more ]


Friends of NW Ipswich Open Spaces in Friends of NW Ipswich Open Spaces
We are about to embark on our first project, funded by Tesco Bags of Help. Bags of Help offers Community Groups and Projects a share of the revenue from Tesco's single-use carrier bags. The Grants available are for £8,000, £10,000 and £12,000. ... [ more ]

Drone found inTuddenham Road garden 25th October 2016

Robert R in White House
I have found a tiny drone in my Tuddenham Road garden today (near the Hervey Street/ Christchurch Street Junction). The on-board micro-SD card has no aerial recording on it, nor does it show the owner's contact details (A simple Word doc. copied to ... [ 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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Carolyn T
Oh, meant to say, I had a really positive response to a post I made on Facebook asking who's interested in a Death Cafe - so I'll let them know about this.

New Subway fast food outlet in Meredith Road

Mass R in Castle Hill
McColls are advertising for a manager for a new Subway fast food outlet for when they move into the Co-op on Meredith Road. There are already 5 eateries in Meredith Road, do we need another?
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Roz B
The coop in meredith road  no more it close two weeks ago it now called mccolls  cause i use for the coop

Decorator wanted

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I use Gavin of Finishing Touches for Gardening & DIY. Very pleased with his work. He does decorating as well and you can see examples of his work:
Cathy W
By far the best decorator I know is Mark Sang When it comes to painting he's the most enthusiastic person I've ever met, transformed our house. Wouldn't use anyone else. 07724 977763

NWI BLT meets Emmaus

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Emmaus is a new initiative, set to offer homeless people a safe place to work and the chance to rebuild their lives in a supportive environment through a work related framework. By providing dignity through a dedicated place of work, they aim to ... [ more ]
Julie A
This is a lovely charity shop to visit - mostly because of the friendly welcome, but also because of the variety of goods for sale at very reasonable prices.


Brian H in Stoke Park
I know recommendations for electricians have previously been posted but I would appreciate an up to date recommendation for an electrician to install a twin power socket in the IP1 area.
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Carpenter Needed to Make 2 x Wooden Gates

Janet A in Common, The
Can anyone recommend a good Carpenter to make 2 Wooden Gates:- 6'2" x 4'6" 3' x 6'1" Thanks
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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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Having had hospital appointments last Monday I got behind on the news etc. I have now had the chance to catch up some what -- thanks to Not Ks Ipswich spy link -- and David Rs mention of the Ipswich Star report of the 17 Oct -- and have had a good ... [ more ]
Jo G
Well done on Radio Suffolk Watchful, you spoke well for so many of us, if there is a public meeting please let us know, I'm sure many of us will come along and support you.

Thieving at Ipswich Hospital

Gruffalo in White House
Mentioning to a friend on the theft of my dying father in laws wedding ring, new slippers and various clothing items whilst he was in Ipswich Hospital and it seems so many people I've spoken with have had items stolen whilst in Ipswich Hospital. Is it ... [ more ]
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Streetlife is just the platform for alerting people to the fact that thefts are still happening at the hospital. Yes, report it, but at least now it's now in the open.


Sarah L in Ipswich Town Centre
Let's try and find this dog to return her with her owners.
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Hayley J
I've been following Missy on the Doglost site also,and after just checking if any news I'm relieved to say that she's been found safe and well.

Motorcycle Ride to Great Bentley in Essex on Wednesday Nights

Terry W in Castle Hill
My daughter (pillion passenger) and I have just taken up motorcycling after I last had a bike back in 1979. I am still a little rusty (so is the bike a Honda CBR1000f) but gaining experience every time I ride. To get into the swing of things, we have ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
Terry W, seems that there are a growing number of motorcyclists in Ipswich. I don't know about historic comparisons but I would say there are more in the last 5 years than before. I think vlogs on youtube and filtering have made it popular; with ... [ more ]
Terry W
Sorry my delay in responding to your messages but I only sometimes dip into social networking then dip out. If it helps Jan, I am an old fogey as well, but mentally alert. I get by mostly on will power... Thanks for the feedback Ipswich Entrepreneur - ... [ more ]

Coop -- School

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Carr st old Coop to become a central school? for over 450 places Will it have a play ground? Will over 50 % of the children be brought to school by car? How will this be catered for? Ipswich bogged down already with traffic problems. A central school ... [ more ]
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Not K
Perhaps IBC should be talking to Needham Market, they have a school that has become spare! No doubt to be turned into yet more housing. Where is the joined up thinking.

Bus shelters

Beryl G in Claydon
Why are they taking down bus shelters. The latest one to go is in Bramford. What is the idea behind this pointless thinking.
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Wayne H
Things are not always bad. The Bramford bus shelter at Gables corner has been removed in order to make way for a new one. Just have a little patience.

Killer Clown advice

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Please take a moment to watch this friendly video for advice on killer Clown craze Although created by Northern Ireland Police, the message still relates to our community


North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
ActivLives are one of the many organisations that we work with, particularly within our NW Ipswich Seniors sub group. They have provided invaluable advice and we constantly strive to encourage them to do more activities within NW Ipswich, but like all ... [ more ]

Martlesham Ward. Ipswich Hospital

Val S in Sproughton
I have recently had spine operation and was on Martlesham ward.   Apart from the fact that I was in pain and couldn't move much, it wasn't a bad experience at all.  Everyone was pleasant and respectful, the food was fine (quite tasty actually) and ... [ more ]
Lindsy C
If your into Facebook the hospital has a page The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. I'm sure they would like to hear positive feedback. Hope you make a speedy recovery.
Andy W
I have had both hips replaced and was on Martlesham ward both times the second time was over a Christmas period. I honestly believe I could not have been treated better had I gone private apart from maybe having my own room but personally I preferred ... [ more ]


Gillian M in Westerfield
Can anyone recommend a good ,reliable, understanding NHS dentist for a very nervous person who has had past problems .
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No Interest in the return of Mobility equipment

Gruffalo in White House
Is it just me that struggles to return Mobility equipment to the NHS, seems the mobility equipment side of things has been outsourced and they don't return calls or emails or answer the phone. The cycnical side of me tells me there's no profit for the ... [ more ]
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Alison T
Maybe just a recording saying we no longer deal with this. Or somewhere locally to drop things e.g. a pharmacy. Rather than have items sitting idle when they could be used.
Nigel J
Mobility aids and other equipment loaned to people by social services or the local NHS is most definitely wanted back. The Community Equipment Service (CES) does collect from people's homes, usually within 10 days, all it takes is a telephone call to ... [ more ]


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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 ]
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I saw on the FB page that they are 4inches square, I took a chance and used 25 stitches and then later read they use 21. I think it's only a guide though, I noticed in a couple of photos that someone makes triangles. I've been knitting since I was a ... [ more ]
There is a charity shop called Cherry Blossoms at 199 Bramford Lane (next to the Co-op and the Post Office) that supports a free and confidential listening and support service for unplanned pregnancies, miscarriage, baby loss and termination. They ... [ more ]


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Derek F
Been out walking the dog in Claydon and met a guy who was repointing a big wall on the main road. (always good to see a mans work!)  Had a chat and was very knowledgeable - had worked for large company but now works for himself - Dave Kelly 01603 ... [ more ]

Filthy Joint Entrance To Little Waitrose and IBC Customer Services Department.

Robert R in White House
I went to the Little Waitrose shop in the Ipswich Town Hall complex today (Saturday 1st. October 2016) and was disappointed to find that after many weeks there is still a large accumulation of pigeon droppings across the joint entrance shared by ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
Susan, I wasn't referring to seagulls and although they are both birds, pigeons and seagulls are not even closely related.  I don't think our native pigeons migrate but who cares, they are an annoyance anyhow.
Reg S
Will this suit you the Corprolite that is in the door way of the concil office and supermarket has been there for year I complained that it was filthy it was clean once those flying rats drop their Corprolite any where. For those who do not what ... [ more ]