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Watchfull in Castle Hill
What is it you think think about most?  It can be your family.  it can be your health.  It can be about things in your local area. Any thing that's worrying you, why not share it with other's on here. It can be the feeling of being alone and no one to ... [ more ]

Any Tradesman

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Some time ago I bought a Router because of circumstances I have never used it,  it is like brand new, with four cutting blades/bits, still in their package, this is not a toy and should only be used by some one who knows what they are doing, anyone ... [ more ]
Watchfull
1020 w Power Router 240v-- variable speed control--5 piece bit set--  skirtings--frames for decorative finishes on doors, windows or picture frames--suitable for rebating and shaping, your name Steve rings a bell.

Original Qigong workshop

Olya in Common, The
I would like to invite everyone to join a new qigong workshop in Ipswich on 26 September. The workshop will be about learning Wu Ji Qigong form which is also known as ‘The Original Qigong’ and ‘Tai Chi for Liberation’. It is an excellent exercise for ... [ more ]

Computer help

Gillian M in Westerfield
I am using windows 7 when the display and my start bar opens it brings up a square above the task bar which blocks part of the display it has a small arrow at the bottom pointing to the task bar. I have done a scan and used c cleaner it does not go. Any ... [ more ]
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Gillian M
Thanks Mark will keep an eye on it thank you for screen shot am still considering but if things go wrong it is usually me they go wrong with ought to be used to it by now ha ha

8ft trampoline for sale

Julie B in Ipswich Town Centre
8ft trampoline for sale Good condition Comes with enclosure and a cover for winter Elastic that holds up enclosure could do with being replaced as they have stretched over the years Collection from IP1 Mornington avenue Will be taking apart at the ... [ more ]

Wanted please, pedal toy for 3yo

Jan D in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi all, I recently got a second-hand one of these for £20 from one of the local garage sales for my grandsons' 3rd birthday. The trouble is, they're twins and I need another similar toy (with pedals please) before 31st Aug! Have been looking on gumtree, ... [ more ]

Skatepark for Whitehouse Park gets the go ahead!

Community Team IBC in Westerfield
Plans for a skatepark in Whitehouse Park have been approved by Council planners. The skatepark, which is supported by the North West Area Committee, will now be built by Wheelscape for the North West Ipswich Big Local Trust and the Sita Trust, who have ... [ more ]

Gas ovens

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Some time ago on streetlife people were have their gas ovens cleaned, I now find myself in a similar position, although its not dirty-dirty it needs sorting inside and out, also new oven bulb needed, any one know of some one? and of course the cost.
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Watchfull
Hi everybody I have been in touch with Chris and every is sorted thank you all for you help. Kuhli your pics were helpful Ta ever so
Kuhli
No problem Watchfull.  I hope you got all the pics, looks like you might only have three. The ones showing the inside of the oven are missing from my message.

The people of Ipswich

Andre S in Castle Hill
A survey carried out recently said that Ipswich was the third most friendly town to live after Harrogate and Shrewsbury. I have lived in Ipswich two years and moved to Highfield Road twelve months ago where I now live with my partner Heather I love ... [ more ]
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Andre S
Hi Andrew T We attended a wedding in York recently and were away for a few days. I could not wait to get back to Ipswich, I love it here😃

Fireworks - Dog

Sarah L in Ipswich Town Centre
My dog is scared of fireworks to the point where she shakes, sick and diarrhoea. We have taken her to the vets and they gave us some calming tablets + told us to get a defuser as this all helps. Cost us a lot of money and does nothing to help her. Just ... [ more ]
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Sarah L
Thanks for all your comments, seems to be no real solution to help this. Maggie: I haven't heard of one of them before, if you have no use for it, it's probably worth me giving it ago, as long as your sure. If so please feel free to private message me. ... [ more ]

Old Ipswich Police Station ???

Emalkuda in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone know what's happening to the land the old police station in town is going to be? I went past the other day and it's practically demolished. More flats? Not another Tesco's I hope...
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Andrew T
Nosey Ron you don't know all the facts i.e. you don't know what he said to me in private messages. But i have had enough of it anyway.

Alterations

Carole P in Castle Hill
Hello everyone...I'm looking for someone who can do simple alterations at a reasonable price. Just a dress needing running in a the sides slightly. If anyone has any recommendations I would be very grateful.
Martin H
Hello Carole, my wife does clothing alterations for people all the time and her prices are very reasonable. We live on Pinewood near the Copdock A12/A14 Interchange. She has 35+ years experience and used to make bespoke wedding dresses etc. If the above ... [ more ]

Summer Fete at Prince of Wales Drive residental home.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
there is a summer fete being held at prince of wales residential home. on saturday the 15th August from 2-4pm.  The home is on prince of wales drive, maidenhall.  please come and give support to this wonderful care home. There will be a few stalls where ... [ more ]

Power cut

Val S in Sproughton
On Wednesday evening, around 11.00pm, we lost all electric power.  After waiting a few minutes to see if it came back on we went outside to check our neighbours houses.  All seemed to have power. And we found that our electrical board was all OK.  no ... [ more ]
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Alex G
Val S. When you say that you checked the neighbouring houses, did you actualy check several adjacent houses? Quite often, the three phase distribution system means that every third house is on the same phase, so just checking your next door neighbours ... [ more ]
Val S
Hi Alex.  I didn't know that about the three phase distribution system and just saw that lights were on in direct neighbours houses.  Mind though it was pretty late at night so would be feasible that lights were out anyway. So glad to have received all ... [ more ]

Do you use on line shopping ??

Lindsay W in Castle Hill
The Bumblebee Children's Charity are a local charity to support disabled children and their families www.bumblebeechildren.org.uk (my son and I personally benefited from he service they provided him in his early years). Did you know that whenever you ... [ more ]
Lindsay W
That's brilliant Paulene M hopefully we can get lots of people to start shopping on line in this way so please do share with your friends and family it will all start t add up.for www.bumblebeechildren.org.uk

Happy Place

Watchfull in Castle Hill
13-30hrs ITV News Ipswich have been voted the third happiest town in the UK Ha Ha Ho Ho Ho how many times have I said on streetlife one must have a sense of humour,--very much lacking with a lot of punters on here, don't you think?
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Watchfull
Jan B I think it was closed down because of lack of use-- I could be wrong but I think the big shops are closing down--leaving-- because of high rent and high business rates-- are not these issues controlled by central government and not by the Ipswich ... [ more ]
Jan B
But that Park & Ride ( Bury Road) always looked busy. In the week people used it to get to work in town, weekends to go shopping. They overstrectched by building the Martlesham one, cutting down many old English hardwood trees in the process, despite ... [ more ]

Cant get me money

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Have anyone noticed that Barclays ATMs are not working at supermarkets and other places-- this has been going on for over two weeks now-- I found out at ASDAs Customers service Counter it is all down to some glitch--why have Barclays not made this known? ... [ more ]
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Watchfull
I received a phone call from Barclays with an apology, to a point it was satisfactory but not conclusive, if I do get any more information I will put it up on here. Buzz R your one of them thats got what I keep on about SOH  please have a look at ... [ more ]

Cat

Sarah L in Ipswich Town Centre
Recently I have spotted every now and then a black cat withwhite feet not sure if there all white. walking up Rosecroft Road everytime I see the cat it looks like it's getting thinner and thinner. I have tried to get the cat to take a picture but it is ... [ more ]

friends

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John B
Click on the little drop down arrow box next to a comment you'd like to respond to, and choose 'Private message...'

Black Cat

Sarah Y in Little Blakenham
Has anyone lost a very friendly black cat in claydon/barham area?
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Afternoon tea

Gillian M in Westerfield
Can anyone recommend a good afternoon tea we have been to Tiptree at £12.50 which was very good but wondered if anyone knew of another good one. Thank you.
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Susan H
They do a lovely afternoon tea at Ickworth in the hotel, (proper one with little sandwiches as well) and we paid for ours with a Tesco 'day out' voucher!

Friends, Whitehouse area.

Kiki Y in White House
Hi :-) I posted on here a little while back about looking for friends in the area. I was speaking to a few people, but unfortunately lost my phone and all of its contacts. I was wondering if those I was speaking to could contact me again. As a recap, I ... [ more ]
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Fernando C
Hi Kiki if you interested we can be friends meet for coffee and chat, i am always busy during the week just weekends i can have social life, i live the other side the White house . Regards Fernando
L H
Have you thought about any of the events at The Meeting Place? They also have a dog walker's group. https://themeetingplacewhitehouse.wordpress.com/

Any Connection?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
ATM cash points at local ASDA not dispensing cash-- anyone noticed problems elsewhere--any thing to do with HSBC closing down??
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Boarding kennels

Robin H in Maidenhall
I'm going away for a weekend in August and cannot find any friends willing to look after my dogs. I'm loathe to put them in kennels, as I don't think they will cope well with it, but see no other option. Can anyone recommend a good boarder in Ipswich (Or ... [ more ]
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Elaine D
The last time I used Browngates, they would collect and return, if this is any help.

Lawn Care Companies

Carole P in Castle Hill
Has anyone has had any experiences with a lawn care companies. Our grass looks pretty awful despite trying to do all of the right things so wondered if it would be worthwhile getting a professional in and what it may cost. 
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Carole P
Thank you Angus M for such brilliant advice. Must admit lawn feels very lumpy and looks dry. I suspect it was laid by the builders as I have a reasonably new property, and probably wasn't done with the best of care. Looks like very inferior turfs were ... [ more ]
Tony G
I did use Greenthumb, but now use Grasshopper and much prefer them. Excellent advice from Angus,, if the soil is poor, you'll never get a decent lawn and so far better to relay.