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Tooks old Bakery site

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Came past there this morning digger on site grubbing the concrete slabs-- is this just a site clearance or have they started getting ready to build? anyone know whats going on-- any planning permission been applied for?-- very interesting--

Lost Black Cat

Lesley S in Stoke Park
Has anyone seen Sammy in the Berners Street/St George's Street area?  He's all black, not very bright, but very affectionate in a "formulaic" way when hungry.  By that I mean he doesn't actually love you, but he's heard that if he rubs round you a lot ... [ more ]
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Lisa L
This cat isn't very little ....but have a look at the photo to check. Think I've see your friend's posters. .... hope she finds her soon.

New car park in Elm Street

Jean M in Ipswich Town Centre
The new car park in Elm Street is fantastic, 60p an hour and close to the town centre. Well done Ipswich Borough Council. BUT - a glaring mistake, there is no indication that the exit is the same as the entrance! You enter and exit the car park at ... [ more ]
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S F
Shame the prices are going up, have been using this car park since it opened because it is so reasonable, but I won't bother going into Ipswich any more now, Woodbridge Quayside car park is cheaper.   And yes, IBC have Mr. Magoo working in their ... [ more ]

FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation Free Open Taster Session

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La Tour Cycle Cafe, Tower House, 17 Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Timothy Yau in Whitton
Contemplative Meditation FREE Open Taster Session Exhausted? Overloaded? Stressed? Stop, be still, and learn to be present in the moment. If you're in or around Ipswich and you know someone who might be into trying something new, bring them along ... [ more ]

Electric Bicycles

Robert R in White House
Can anyone recommend an electric bike or a shop which sells them. I've been to Halfords and was astonished that they don't stock them or seem to have any interest in them. I can find manufacturers and dealers on line of course but as the bikes cost ... [ more ]
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Lyn D
Halfords at euro park were really helpful. I bought mine from there last month in the sale for under £500, it's a fold up bike too. Nippy, attractive and lots of fun. Good luck

Buying a new small hatchback

Lewis L in Ipswich Town Centre
I am considering buying a new small car such as a Ford Fiesta or Suzuki Swift and would like to identify dealers who are polite and helpful and treat their customers with courtesy and respect.  Have any of you had really good or really bad experiences ... [ more ]
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Jean M
We have a Suzki Splash, great little car, loads of room. Bought from John Banks. Helpful, friendly and not at all pushy.
Watchfull
Jean M I have come to one conclusion when buying a car and that is-- if one is happy with the car that one has bought that is all that matters-- I have had the same car for seven years never been any trouble-- passed all its MOTs-- only replacements ... [ more ]

Another New Beginners Tai Chi Class!

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
It's a busy time for Suffolk Tai Chi Academy.   A new Beginners Class starts in Ipswich. Tuesday13th September 2016, 2:00-3:30pm. Location the Dove St Inn on Grimwade St and Dove St. IP4 2LA. £2.00 per class. Your instructor will be our newest ... [ more ]
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Tricia W
Hi STCAI, I would like to come on Tuesday 13ty Sept at 2.00. Do I have to book. If so I am booking ho ho. Tricia

Security System

Watchfull in Castle Hill
My old security cam has gone kerput its the old VHF system-- can any one help me to obtain new HD system working on harddrive-- get the parts/ etc and instal for me-- I will willing pay for parts in advance and come to an agreement for who ever do the ... [ more ]

gardener

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Gary B
Earning a little extra doing a few hours a week as a gardener is probably ok at £10 per hour. If looking to become a full time self employed gardener then I see a number of issues with that rate. I am not in that trade but Joanna A is right about the ... [ more ]

Surbiton Road Post Office

Mass R in Castle Hill
Anyone heard why the post office on the corner of Surbiton Road and Bramford Lane is closed.  It was closed yesterday and still not open today.  No notice on door telling customers the reason or if and when it is likely to reopen.
Mrs B
Apparently it is closed as it is changing hands. I asked in the coop yesterday. No idea when it's reopening.

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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Watchfull
COR  Derick L that was some smack on the wrist-- any thing I may say in this post you can check back on by using the link to the first part of the debate that Martin C has provided on here-- if memory serves me right Richard G was one of the first to ... [ more ]
Watchfull
Susan H On the-- That Hum topic-- this lady said her house is surrounded by fields I can appreciate her feelings but is this why she is so against the Northern fringe big build and our NBP request--

That HUM

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Just heard most of a fascinating programme with Steve Punt about the 'World Hum', that awful hum that some people hear, sometimes, but often at night. There are many theories about it ,ranging from the sound of fish calling to each other to high ... [ more ]
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Susan H
Grace A, I am not a farmer, but my house is completely surrounded by farm land.

Looking for a companion for an Alexander O Neal concert in Feb 2017.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Alexander O Neal is coming to the Regent on the 17th Feb. None of my friends would be interested in going to see him but I do. I loved him in the eighties dancing to a lot of his music. haha! Anyway, if anyone is interested, we would have to meet up ... [ more ]

Door dipping

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Finchy
I used this firm last year and they were very good. Collected the items from my house and delivered them back a week later, finished to a good standard. I was pleased. http://oakdoorstripping.co.uk/contact.php

Travellers move on to Whitehouse Park - see Star report

Mass R in Castle Hill
Here we go again, travellers have moved on to Whitehouse park.  A couple of weeks ago they were on Bramford Lane recreation ground now near the childrens play area and the new skatepark on Whitehouse Park.  IBC say if there is any antisocial behaviour ... [ more ]
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Mass R
Yes probably waiting to move on to the air show where I believe an enlightened Judge has ruled that Tendering D.C. can't temporarily ban caravans and motor homes from the coast road.
Ipswich Entrepreneur
That car park seems to be a popular place for travellers to go... it happened before. I can't help but suspect that actually the council has invited them there to mediate etc as it is pretty rare for travellers to choose a car park rather than a park ... [ more ]

FLAT PACK

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Heritage Weekend

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Linda E in Maidenhall
Ipswich Society Heritage Weekend Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th September gives you a chance to explore historic buildings that are not usually open to the public. Leaflets available from Tourist Information or Ipswich Society members will be ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
I remember the event last year, can't believe it has almost been a year. I was a bit surprised how many tourists were exploring the historic buildings; it is a shame that they don't allow people to explore the historic buildings more often, it would ... [ more ]

Wedding venues near bramford

Mike W in Claydon
Hi I was wondering if people could help with recommendations for wedding venues near bramford. We are looking for somewhere with a fairly big outdoor area as well and to be able to hold around 200 to 250 people. Any ideas or recommendations would be ... [ more ]
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Reupholstery.

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Do any of you wonderfully knowledgable people on here know of a reputable reupholsterer who could possibly redo a chaise longue for me, please? It is a seriously unhappy piece of furniture that I'd like to try to resurrect and actually use. Sadly, it ... [ more ]
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Susan P
I've used Hayley Skinner(on Facebook as Eclectic Reupholstery) to reupholster a bedroom chair and she's currently re-doing our footstool......she really is very clever and has wonderful ideas.

Hail stones

Val S in Sproughton
We had a really heavy hailstorm in Castle Hill last night and the stones broke the roof of our conservatory in many places. Did anyone else get damage?
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Interested
That's really interesting, Andrew H. and fascinating. I'm in IP1 and we had nothing. (Sadly my ability to use compass directions is truly limited hence the post code.)

Italian club

Robin H in Maidenhall
Is there a social club or association for Italians living in Ipswich? My partner would like to socialise with fellow Italians occasionally.
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Jacqueline H
And, of course, also in St Peter's Street, is Locanda di Parma, which, I believe, is actually run by Italians ... https://pages.resmio.com/locanda-di-parma#_=_
Lynda H
There was a part time pizzeria above lings motorcycles in Foxhall road that seems popular with the Italian community and families

friends wanted

Sue S
Hi Jennifer, do you have an email address where I can send you a message? I'm similar, retired, and am a happy soul. With a car!

ipswich hosptill

Jim G in Common, The
hi i was just wondering if any body knows if the physiotherapist department is closing down in september
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Kerry O
I work for the Health & Social Care Watchdog and we work very closely with the Hospital and I have had no information about this. What makes you think it is closing?

Smell of burning

Linda E in Maidenhall
On Wednesday evening there was a very strong smell of burning in the Valley Road area. It git so bad that I had to close my bedroom window because of the fumes. I haven't heard any news of a big fire anywhere. Any one else smell anything?
Peter S
Yes, we got it as well along Henley Road. We had to shut all the windows because it was affecting our breathing! Our thoughts were that it was a garden bonfire which was a bit antisocial on one of the hottest evenings of the year when most people had ... [ more ]

Trying to find Trixie

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Some while ago I was trying to find an old friend named Trixie-- there was a kind lady on here that tried to help me I dont remember your name-- at that time Trixie was about to move house-- she has now been in touch-- was it YOU who tried to help? if ... [ more ]
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Watchfull
No Andrew not stupid I use to have problems with-- LOL-- TLC-- and a lot more so I invented SOH-- yer your right CW means Country and Western-- cant stick this Line Dancing stuff-- that's not CW-- we have another name for that it's known as SK-- SOH