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Website/social media Administrator required

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Could you volunteer a few hours a month? We are looking for someone to help with the admin of our website and social media pages. NWI BLTBLT is led by residents...for residents of Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill. Many of us work as well as ... [ more ]
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Builder

Henley Gate Development Approved

Carol C
in Sproughton
Very disappointed from the Ipswich Star article to see this has now been given the go-ahead as SCC have dropped their objections on the infrastructure issues, but there is no mention in the Ipswich Star article as to how these are to be resolved.  ... [ more ]
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David R
inactive
Spot on Ipswich Ltd. I think some people are now waking up to the fact that support for a NBP is really gaining momentum with the population of the Town. For electric cars to become the norm let alone self drive will be years, the weekend papers were ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
The growing support may double or triple next week - or month.  I think anyone arguing taxis or electric vehicles as reducing congestion doesn't understand what congestion is. The space the vehicle takes up on the road and not how it propels itself. ... [ more ]

friends needed

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Continuation NBP part 3

Watchfull
in Castle Hill
Streetlife closed our debate down --Northern Bypass for Ipswich which had around about 650 hits plus -- our second heading -- Continuation NBP is about to be shut down also with about 370 hits -- we are now awaiting the out come of talks this spring ... [ more ]
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Joanna A
Are Orwell Ahead planning any sort of campaign for public office? An independent candidate in the GE for instance? I'm sure they would gain a lot of local support given the mess caused by the squabbling between the two councils. There are plenty of ... [ more ]

Ipswich Taxis

Lewis L
in Ipswich Town Centre
Any recommendations for Ipswich taxi firms that are reliable and polite?  Any to avoid?
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Ipswich Ltd
Maximum charges here... https://www.ipswich.gov.uk/sites/default/files/hackney_carriage_fares_0.pdf  Hawk uses more private hire vehicles than they used to. Some firms use fixed pricing as a discount which works out cheaper than the fare would have ... [ more ]
Sam
Some councils control the number of Hackney Cabs that are allowed to operate in their towns which is why there are so many private hire vehicles about. I don't know if Ipswich uses this policy or not. I too would recommend Hawk.

Ovencleaner

Watchfull
in Castle Hill
My gas oven needs a good clean and oven bulb -- help -- can you recommend anyone
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Watchfull
I do keep phoning Jon Widdick all I get is an answering machine? -- anyone else out there with an alternative person in mind, who can do the job?
Joe S
Just tried him myself. Answer phone again. Tried someone who knows Jon well and he's not answering either. If I find anything out will let you know.

Suspension of Grants

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
On February 4th 2017 we held our annual Away Day when members look back on the successes of the previous year and decide actions for the next. We looked back on the many projects that we have done ourselves, or supported in some way, and at how much ... [ more ]

Parking Wars - Dales Road

Simon
in Ipswich Town Centre
It is apparent having spoken to a lady living close to the garage/shops in Dales Road the issues of parking are still unresolved........ The garage Park excess stock and cars for repair in the road and in the car spaces adjacent to the shops. These ... [ more ]
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Mimz K
Perhaps the police should put tickets on the cars if they go over the time limit, I am sure they arrive at 8.05 am if you park on a single line any day at Sherrington Road!

Save IBC Ipswich crown pools creche

Kevin A
in Sproughton
A very recent announcement has been made with regards to the closure of creche facilities at Ipswich crown pools. This is very sad news that would affect the pools and society. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AGAINST THE CLOSURE OF THE CRECHE ... [ more ]
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Sheila O
Nosey ron cant imagine a busy mum taking her child with her to the gym cant take a child on the treadmill !! Also have you not heard of mums just having a little space while you are busy at work you are able to talk to your nearest collegue mum has 4 ... [ more ]
Nosey Ron
To run you don't need a treadmill , walking is also very good for the child too. Why should taxpayers pay for the parents jolly ? People get too many easy options now , bad for all of society imho.

NW Ipswich Open Mic nights drop age limit by popular demand!

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The Meeting Place Community Centre, Limerick Close
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this previously youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a ... [ more ]

Attention budding Musicians...Open Mic sessions restarting following the Christmas break

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Open Mic nights are a brilliant way for young people to gain performance confidence. Whether they sing, play an instrument, are a budding comedian, poet or ventriloquist, this is their chance to perform to a small friendly group. It doesn't matter if ... [ more ]

Open Mic Night open to all ages (for a trial period) in North West Ipswich

Glen C
in Westbourne
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a trial ... [ more ]

Open Mic Night North West Ipswich

Glen C
in Westbourne
Know anyone under 25 who can sing, drop some lyrics or have any talent then check out this out from the NWIBLT
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Glen C
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a trial ... [ more ]

Ipswich Museum now open on Sundays

Mass R
in Castle Hill
Great news if you are looking for somewhere for your family to go on Sundays, Ipswich museum is now open between the hours of 11am and 5pm. Could never understand why this valuable free resource was closed on Sundays. Particularly useful venue in ... [ more ]
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Mass R
IBC are hailing the success of opening the museum on a Sunday with a large number of visitors since the revised opening on 8 January. Ideal place to take the kids on a winter's Sunday.
Ipswich Ltd
Mass R, that is politics for you. They had no intention of opening Sundays until they didn't get the funding they wanted to from HLF. The reason for failure is believed to be due to not enough entrance figures annually. So instead of working on the ... [ more ]

Vinyl wrap

Mars
in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi guys. I'm looking for someone who can do fridge/freezer vinyl wrap. I have already got the vinyl. I'm also looking for an electrician to fit some lounge lights.
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friends needed

Jennifer H
in Bramford
Hi im looking for friends with a car share costs for outings and social clubs must have a sence of humour and be reliable prefer single people all replies answered
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New Cafe that is dementia friendly coming soon to the NW Ipswich community

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
We have been working hard developing a new café that is also dementia friendly within our community over recent months. This has been in collaboration with ActivLives and we are really pleased to announce that Louise Bernard has accepted the role of ... [ more ]

Fence Panels x 2 Fence and Fence Post x 1 to Provide & Fit them

Janet A
in Common, The
Hi can anyone recommend a carpenter/gardener/handy man that can provide 2 x 6' tall regular fence panels and fence 1 post & fit them in the Ipswich area.
James A
Janet, Try John Blair of JB Turf & Landscapes on 01473 890740. He has supplied and fitted fencing for us on two occasions and both times his prices were very reasonable and the work was completed quickly and to a very good standard. John works ... [ more ]
Jayne
John of JB has done quite a bit of work for us in the last few years and I can completely endorse what James A has said. I would never use anyone else.

Watch Battery Replacement

Lewis L
in Ipswich Town Centre
I have two watches that need new batteries.   I know about Timpsons and Debenhams and have seen market traders who offer the service.  Have any of you had good or bad experiences in Ipswich town centre?  Any recommendations?
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Amy B
I got several quotes that went from £80 down to £47 then £40 apparently it was more as it was a swiss time piece i knew that a battery was just a battery & finally settled on christopher boreham jewellers a couple of doors up from the sainsburys ... [ more ]
Heather R
I always use the market watch stall - would not know where else to go.  He gives service with a smile and I don't think you can beat £2.50 per battery.

Reminder-NW Ipswich Area Committee Community Meeting tonight!

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Have you something you would like to raise with Council. Police or us? Here is another chance. Its the IBC Area Committee Community meeting tonight at 7pm. Come along, you're likely to see others that you know! It's being held at the Suffolk Deaf ... [ more ]
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Recommendations for reasonably priced vehicle bodywork repairers please

Carol C
in Sproughton
Can anyone recommend any bodywork repairers that would be able to do some cosmetic repairs on an van conversion type motorhome please?  It is an older vehicle in good tidy condition but now needs new sills plus patch repairs where some rust is ... [ more ]
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Can you help a local charity?

Frances A in Castle Hill
Suffolk Family Carers is based in Old Ipswich road, Claydon on Hill View Business Park. We provide information, advice, guidance and support for anyone who is caring for a friend, family member or neighbour. The person that they are caring for may be ... [ more ]

Wasps nest

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Martin B
hi, we can highly recommend Richard at east anglia pest control. We have used him a  couple of times  and recommended him to our neighbour, who was also very pleased with the service. The wasps nest was 100% removed and he guarantees his work. 01473 ... [ more ]
Mass R
There is really no need to go to the expense of hiring anyone if you are physically able to do it yourself. If it was an active nest it's a different story but wasps die off in late autumn.

Plumber

Barbara in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone know a plumber who is willing to take on a small job please? I just need a new kitchen sink fitted. With thanks - Barbara
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