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Peter G to Castle Hill and 5 more areas

Ipswich star website

Getting annoyed.I don't have the newest pc in the world,but every time i open the Ipswich star website,it takes ages to fully load,starts playing random adverts,various polls ask me if i have a few spare minutes and then freezes.This happens on no other ... more »
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Watchfull
Hi Peter G  this might help   ipswichstar.co.uk/  click on login  enter your email address and pass word and you should not get any trouble.   that's what I do. if you do keep getting trouble re go to Ipswich.co.uk/ and click onto their help box,  hope ... more »
Matt C
Or just by the paper. A lot better
Hayley S to Westbourne and 9 more areas

Dancing Through Time

Travel back in time 100 years to the fun of the Music Hall, then journey back to the present day, stopping off along the way to revisit many favourite songs - you'll be treated to hits from every decade! From Dame Vera Lynn, The Beatles, Chubby Checker, ... more »

Ipswich Regent

May 17
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Carol C to Castle Hill and 8 more areas

Dog Boarding Kennels

Does anyone have any recommendation for good boarding kennels where I can put my dog for a week please?  I know the Copdock Kennels have a good reputation but just wondering if anyone has experience of any of the others.
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Tim M
We have always used Bourne Hill , always friendly and happy staff , dog always come back happy and smelling nice
Carol C
Thank you for the recommendations. I have been out to Browngates this morning and booked my dog in there, as they are the right side of town for me and very convenient.  It is useful to know about alternatives though, in case they are fully booked any ... more »
Ed C to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Art Class

My Rushemere Art Class is starting another term next Monday 28th The class is at Rushmere Church Hall and runs from 9:30-12:30 It is open to all levels of experince.  The class costs £15 a session or you can pay for 5 Week blocks at £60. I am keen to ... more »

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Rushmere Church Hall

Apr 28
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Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Helpful Streetlifer

Over a month ago I asked for help, the problem my roof gutter needed cleaning out and I am too old for climbing ladders, S here said he would come around and do it for me as a good will favour for nothing, what a pleasant shock he knocked on my door this ... more »
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Watchfull
Hello thediceman so you offered to help some one, then for one reason or the other you could not, please don't upset your self, things like that happen to all of us at some time in our lives, as for the warnings to the OPs some one was not thinking right ... more »
S here
Thats very interesting about charity organisers (thediceman) it seem they are taking over everything they can make money from to fund their silly high salaries,
Warmtite to Sproughton and 9 more areas

Home Insulation

Hello I would like just like to introduce our business Warmtite Ltd, we are a family run business operating from Sproughton. We specialise in Spray Foam Insulation. Please go to our Website and share our page and support your local business.  In the ... more »
I'm with Warmtite Ltd
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Rikiro to Westbourne and 8 more areas

Whitehouse Community Centre

I have heard that The Centre has closed and has been boarded up It's a shame as I always use to like going to the centre. It was a lovely place with good friendly people. I have heard a lot a tales about the Steward. I do not know if they are true ... more »
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Watchfull
That's what I thought at the time of your posting but did not like to say so in case I caused offence, although it may well be true one should aire on the side of caution, we can only keep our ears and eyes open,---- and wait and see.
S here
Yes it could be misguided gossip so should not be broadcast but looking for another club Try The Rosary 170 Bramford rd Bar manager Sarah
Citizen of Ipswich to Ipswich and 4 more areas

Police Escort

For the past two weeks a group of about 6 police motorcycle outriders have been providing an escort for two or three unmarked police cars as they drive through East Ipswich. What's going on, and who is in the car? It seems a costly use of taxpayers money ... more »
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Nosey Ron
Well it was obvious if the same thing was happening for two weeks , wasn't it ? You lot really must get out more if you are entertained by this tripe .
Watchfull
Citizen of Ipswich I consider my sense of humour is second to none, re member the holes? but I think the police have been testing out our control room before handing it over to Norfolk, and they are just kidding you along.
Toby P. to Castle Hill and 5 more areas

unplanted roundabouts.

Is the roundabout at the junction of Colchester Road / Westerfield Road the only one in town that has not been planted with Spring bedding this year?. The poor old council didn't have enough money for a few plants and bulbs to plant it last autumn, and ... more »
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James A
I believe Suffolk County Council grants each local Councillor an amount of money each year to spend on improvement in their area.The person who represents the area where Westerfield Rd/Colchester Rd is could therefore allocate the sum required to plant ... more »
Lee Reynolds
I think this is a great idea and I am sure if necessary we can get the plants and tools that we would need to make this roundabout a lot more attractive. I will find out what if any plans the Council has and then we can set to work if needed! James - ... more »
Carol C to Castle Hill and 8 more areas

What was that large bird soaring over Ipswich?

Two days ago I when it was a lovely day I was outside in the garden and happened to glance up when I heard a plane going over.  What caught my eye instead was what appeared to be a rather large bird of prey circling round, this over the Fircroft ... more »
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Reg S
Yes it might be but where will land and feed. With the amount of houses being built every nook and cranny is being filled in I have possibly 2 more at the bottom of my garden my garden has so few birds now aday
Linda O
As Villager says, buzzards definitely around Fynn Valley - saw one last week circling high over Northgate/Colchester Road area too. So pleased to see them spreading ever further. When I was a child (many years ago!) my Father & I would be really ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Underground

Did any one notice the very small paragraph in the star, and one national news paper that the Ipswich borough council and the Suffolk county council had a secret meeting to discuss whether or not to re open the Ipswich under ground railway, this is to ... more »
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Jannette T
No i am very new to Streetlife, yes you are right, i always love a bit of a wind up especially on April Fools day. :))
Kevin F
Wouldn't it be great if we did have an underground railway though...I think we'd all be aware of it if it had been real at one time.
Jannette T to Bramford and 9 more areas

health

Hi, with whats been said in the news recently about the advantages of eating 7 - 10 pieces of fruit and veg a day and it's proven health benefits, is any body worried about the cost of this and the time and planning involved?
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Joe S
Agree that you do not have to spend a lot of money on these fruit and veg. Market is good , also the Aldi super 6. They have 6 specials fruit and veg on all the time  -- this week all at 59 pence. We are not veggies but have veggie meals quite ... more »
Jannette T
It's so great to hear all of your suggestions, yes i have done all of that, i buy from the Ipswich market, i have frozen fruit and veg in my freezer, i buy from Aldi supermarket too so great minds think alike. What i was really meaning is that the recent ... more »
Tools With A Mission to Castle Hill and 5 more areas

"fragile " Tape.

Good morning folks, anybody got a couple of rolls of "fragile" tape looking for a good home?  Free trip to Africa for any tape donated.
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Jean C
thought good idea to try to provide....
Tools With A Mission
Thanx Jean, was looking for unwanted tape laying around someplace.  Happy to accept  a few rolls as a donation, thanx,. If U look on our website our needs are pretty wide-ranging.
Theo to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Barnardos Quiz at Rushmere

The Ipswich Barnardo Helpers’ Group are holding another Quiz Evening. Parking is in front of the hall. The doors will open at 7 o’clock and the Quiz will start promptly at 7.30 with a break in the middle for a Ploughman’s Supper. Please note that ... more »

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Rushmere St Andrew Village Hall, Humber Doucy Lane, Ipswich IP4 5SU

Apr 08
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John to Ipswich and 9 more areas

Going to a football match at Portman Rd.

Since moving to the town centre we have been discussing going to Portman Rd. to see a match, as we only live a few minutes walk away. Trouble is, not sure of the best way to buy tickets, where to buy tickets, best seats, where to sit etc etc. What seems ... more »
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Frank B
I buy my tickets online at http://www.itfcdirect.com/PagesPublic/Home/home.aspx, very easy and you can print them out to present at turnstile.Can leave it quite late if last minute decision. Co-op stand, towards one end rather than middle good compromise ... more »
John
Thanks Frank, very helpful, will give it a go soon.
Theresa H to Westbourne and 9 more areas

I am new on here.

I live on All Saints Road. If there is anyone near me who wants to chat then make contact.
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Theresa H
Hi Watchfull. I am sorry, but I have no idea why you are getting my posts in the wrong places. It wouldn't be anything me doing wrong at this end because all I am doing is sending the emails the usual way. Sorry! Can't you delete them?  Not sure about ... more »
Watchfull
Hi Theresa Please don't worry your posts are still being received on my SL but as the norm. if other people make a comment on SL they come through on my email first, and I assumed that if I made a comment or put a post on SL they did the same and came ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

To all Newbys

Welcome to all the Newbies Just like have been said by others on here you can join in all the chats, offer your own opinion on many different topics that come up from time to time, help each other with problems, pull each others leg but with out getting ... more »
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Janet A
There are 2 classes held at Castlehill Community Centre there is on on a Monday during the day not sure of times speak to Anaick at Castlehill on 01473 747053 & another one on a Wednesday night 7.15pm - 8.30pm run by Caroline Glason I've been told ... more »
Judith D
Thank you Janet A. Much appreciated.
Ivor H to Castle Hill and 7 more areas

ulster avenue/ new houses

So the people in power now want to build new homes at the back of ulster avenue shops!!! This has to be a joke what a stupid place to start building, new homes that will be hidden from view of the main road !!!
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NatureGal
Houses need to be built, if there is room there why not. I've lived in a flat over shops don't see anything odd about views from a home being shops.
Jean G
nature gal yes houses have to be built, and there's nothing wrong in living in a flat on top of shops, but if you know ulster avenue as I do the little road behind  those shops where they want to build those houses  is not very suitable and as I said you ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Power cuts

We had two short power cuts last night any body know why? and did they effect you in your area? hope you remembered to check your oven and alarm clocks etc.
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baileys
we had two tuesday night, no idea why, havent heard anything, just one side of shenstone drive
Alex G
Might it have been during the sudden but short storm during the early hours? I did not have a power cut, but my phone reacted to the lightning, and it might well be that a short surge  tripped some network safety trips.
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Suffolk control room

Have any one heard or know what the latest is, this would seem to have gone very quiet.
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Watchfull
Ben R I certainly hope you are correct on this, I for one hope it stays in Suffolk we have already let Norfolk and Norwich purloin too much from us as it is.
Alex G
Article about the issue in EADT of 17 March, Pages 1,4,5. Also follow this link to access the Suffolk Police Commissioner's page: http://www.suffolk-pcc.gov.uk/news/norfolk-suffolk-collaboration-panel-27-february-2014  and follow on to a page that ... more »
baileys to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

lazy neighbours

I have 5 neighbours that share my garden bounderies. Now, I am a council tenant who have always kept my garden nice. During the last few years it  has became harder due to mobility problems. My step daughter comes regularly every week during summer to ... more »
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baileys
have read your link simon, very helpful thank you
O J M
Try Age Concern.  They have volunteers who will help with problems like yours.  Weed killer will kill off all the insect life and is not very organic.  All very well for people to say use it but they don't think of the consequences to our little ... more »
LP to Bramford and 9 more areas

Teachers...!

What do these teachers think they are doing, messing with our children?  Get back to work and get on with teaching our children.  Teaching in Suffolk is the worst in England.
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Joe S
I am a retired teacher, and a parent and a grandparent so I can see more than one side to this, but I agree with every word that watchfull has just said. I paid into the teachers pension for 31 years and ended up with less than 40% of my former pay. ... more »
Interested
Many years ago, teaching was a wonderful job. Everyone felt teachers knew what they were doing and all seemed happy to let teachers get on with the job. Good teachers enjoyed what they did and the kids they taught came out of school well educated.  Then ... more »
Watchfull to Castle Hill and 9 more areas

Control HQ for Ipswich & Suffolk

Tim Passmore is giving every one the chance to have their say on where the control room should be based, if it do get moved it could mean the loss of 170 jobs or more, if you want your say click on link www.surveymonkey.com/s/ if you can not make it on ... more »
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Watchfull
Where on earth did you get that from? if Mr Passmore and we the people of Ipswich and Suffolk have been hoodwinked then the those responsible should be chucked out what ever position they hold, and dare I say it, have their arses kicked, but of course it ... more »
Ben R
Deal far from done, nobody in any position of power in Suffolk believes for one second that Tim Passmore will agree to merge the control room with Norfolk. Unlike the previous Police Authority, his direct election means he is immediately accountable to ... more »