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Paint Job

Recommendations in Castle Hill

Watchfull
I have a porch door, glass one side- door the other side, approx. 5ft wide x 6ft-6inch high needs a light rub down with sand paper and re-painting, just a bit of cutting in experience needed. sand paper, paint, new brushers supplied,will come to ... [ more ]
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Friends, Whitehouse area.

Clubs & Groups in White House

Kiki Y
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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Kiki Y
Wow, 31 years registered!!? That is amazing! This is my 4th year registered as a midwife...and it's already killing me! Haha! Thanks both, I shall/have PMd you both. Xx
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

Any Connection?

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Watchfull
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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friends

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Boarding kennels

Recommendations in Maidenhall

Robin H
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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Lawn Care Companies

Recommendations in Castle Hill

Carole P
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.

Come along to the North West Area Committee!

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

JUL 28
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Whitton Baptist Church, 209 Highfield Road, IP1 6DH
Community Team IBC
If you live in Whitton, Whitehouse or Castle Hill, you can come and raise local issues at the North West Area Committee. This is a public meeting between residents, Councillors and the Police, and your opportunity to get involved. You can find the ... [ more ]

Bins

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

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Janet A
My brown & black bins were emptied the Tuesday just gone 21st July - so next one will be in 2 Tuesday's time on 4th August.
Susan H
Our bin day changed here in Akenham, I think just for 3 weeks from the way the sticker was worded, but they didn't warn us beforehand, we all just found they turned up a day late, then they put stickers on some bins but not others to say they'd be ... [ more ]

The Meeting Place/Wot's Up events, Whitehouse, Ipswich

Clubs & Groups in Castle Hill

L H
The Meeting Place/Wot's Up in Limerick Close, Whitehouse has just published some dates for fundraising events and discos and I'm helping them promote them (voluntarily), so if you can share/attend I know Mags Fortune there would be very grateful! ... [ more ]
L H
And the Fancy Dress disco is now Fri 11, not Sat 12: Please check dates on the website calendar which is being kept up to date: https://themeetingplacewhitehouse.wordpress.com/calendar/ and download posters from the news ... [ more ]

recommend a business to cut down some conifers?

Recommendations in Bramford

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Julie A
Can highly recommend J & S Four Seasons (Jim & Steve). Currently finishing off a lot of work in our garden and they've carried out the work in a very professional, quick, tidy and friendly manner. Took all the rubbish away. The best bit is, they ... [ more ]

Electrician

Recommendations in Common, The

Janet A
Hi can anyone recommend an electrician? One of my douyble sockets in the kitchen is making an electrical buzzing noise & needs to be looked at.
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Pat R
I would like to name and shame a company that came out to Claydon to fix our  aerial in kitchen all they did was extend aerial wire put plate back went into the loft and said to check aerial played about with some electrical gadget came down said some of ... [ more ]

RAGBAG

Give, Lend & Borrow in Castle Hill

Lindsay W
The Bumblebee Children's Charity received a cheque for £86 today for collecting 215kg of textiles for the ragbag appeal. I have since posted on here for donations of textiles for the charity and thank those that been in touch and donated. The charity ... [ more ]

Be on your guard

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Watchfull
Four or more shed's broken into on Whitton Church lane allotments, all allotment holder's else where be on your guard, about this time last year allotment shed's all over this area were going through the same thing, whoever they are they are at it again, ... [ more ]

What's going on then?

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Watchfull
Some time ago I joined the police email, and we use to get emails every day of crimes/ breakin's etc etc covering North Ipswich, I also know that other streetlifers belonged to this email alert system, we use to get alert's nearly every other day, it was ... [ more ]
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Watchfull
I also emailed them. got a reply by phone but got the impression they were hedging. nothing clear came out of the conversation.

Help Needed due to no collection of brown bins

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Sheila L
I am disabled and we are both pensioners living in Castle Hill. We need someone, with a car, van or trailer, to remove garden rubbish which consists of hedging and tree branches. Happy to pay petrol/diesel money. This has occurred due to bins not being ... [ more ]
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Sheila L
Our bins and all the garden refuse bags we left by the bins were finally removed today. They only left 3 bags that they said were too heavy!! These were bags carried to the road by my husband. There were also 2 wagons on Highfield Road and they were ... [ more ]

Share your views on crime in Suffolk

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Community Team IBC
University Campus Suffolk (UCS) is working with police in Suffolk and Norfolk to understand the public’s perceptions of crime, anti-social behaviour and local policing services in their area. You can fill in their survey here: http://svy.mk/1GYxrrU You ... [ more ]
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SMM
Several years ago I phoned in to report a robbery in progress. The uninterested female who took the call said they would send someone if they had the time. I won't bother again.
Buzz R
Richard G -the fight in question lasted a sight longer than a few minutes. None of the "participants" would have had the facility to call the police, even if they were so inclined. I would never consider criticising the health service who do an ... [ more ]

Vax Hover help

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

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Watchfull
Hello Guy's been to Ajax they have found the fault-- took it this morning can pick it up tomorrow job done thanks for all your help,

Recycling textiles for Charity

Give, Lend & Borrow in Castle Hill

Lindsay W
I am collecting any unwanted textiles under the rag bag scheme for The Bumblebee Children's Charity www.bumblebeechildren.org.uk it is an independent preschool for children who have difficulties with movement and coordination. It was formerly known as ... [ more ]
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Iceland closing

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Philly57
While shopping in town yesterday, we went into the Iceland shop in St Mathews street, where a member of the staff informed us that the shop will close in September, sad for them as their is only a small chance they will be taken on at the new store, ... [ more ]
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Simon B
Not surprised this has happened, I had a feeling that once they opened in Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre the St Matthews one would not survive. As Elaine D stated, they should have said it would close when the new opened and transferred the staff across.
Richard G
To think that the town would need two Icelands was naive ? Was always going to happen . Did you think there was going to be two River Islands

Area Committee projects in May / June

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Community Team IBC
Here are a few of the projects funded by Area Committees in May / June: Central Area Committee: - Alley gates in Surrey/Sirdar Road to tackle anti-social behaviour. - Holiday at Home at Christ Church for local elderly residents. North West Area ... [ more ]

Wheelie bins

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

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SMM
I looked on the council website just now and it said to find out what was happening go to the news report, all that said was there are problems due to staff shortages. I'm in IP2 so Norwich Rd problems wouldn't affect me. My brown bin should have been ... [ more ]
Peter M
A bin depot at the end of the street?  I wouldn't want to live in the house at the end of the street in that scenario.

Cats the killing of.

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Jarredoff.
Just recently I have heard that in the crofts area some one has been snaring cats,this is near to where I live. I have four cats which are part of my family. If any one knows any thing about this or the perpetrators,I ask please give the information to ... [ more ]
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Jarredoff.
Because of their nature cats will roam they were not designed for cages. I prefer cats to mice or rats neither of which invades my home bringing diseases with them,not forgetting the droppings, also mice are incontinent which means they are continually ... [ more ]
Jo S
The cat torturing will not be ignored by the authorities as it is recognised that those who start by torturing animals in this way are possible candidates to migrate to other species.... A lack of empathy and enjoyment of cruelty are signs of a mental ... [ more ]

School Summer Fete

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

JUL 10
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St Pancras Primary School - Stratford Road
Emalkuda
Everyone welcome and welcomed! Homemade cakes and jams. Raffles, tombolas, games, books and bric-a-brac. Trampoline, bouncy castle and beat the goalie! Relax with something cold and a burger from the barbecue whilst watching a karate demo and listening ... [ more ]

Car Boot Sale Claydon High School PTA

Clubs & Groups in Claydon

JUL 04
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Claydon High School playground, Church Lane, Claydon, IP6 0EG
Craig R
Saturday 4th July - 9am – 12pm (sellers from 8.30am) At the school IP6 0EG Proceeds from pitches to Claydon High School PTA, 20p entry fee (to be donated to Claydon Pre-school) Cars £5 pre-booked, £7 on the day Vans and trailers £8 pre-booked, ... [ more ]
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Claydon High PTA
Thankyou to everyone who came to support us - buyers and sellers. It was a small but successful event with a really friendly bunch of people and we as a family were very happy to return home with only one car full instead of two.....but with the addition ... [ more ]
Nadine H
Disappointing that there were not more stalls. But my girls had a great time and it would have cost me a fortune if there had been more! Perhaps you should try running it on a Sunday next time so you're not competing with needham car boot sale. Also, the ... [ more ]

Noise

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Jean M
This is a message to a resident of Cullingham Road, I don't know who you are but I would like to say that before you complain to the council about noise please make sure you have the right address. The noise is not coming from number 40, but from 42 and ... [ more ]