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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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Ipswich Entrepreneur
The MP does get paid, not bad putting his scribble on a letter typed up by someone else, his line graph signature is very amusing.  In my view, the position holder of Central Suffolk should lose "North Ipswich" and the Ipswich MP should be ... [ more ]
Watchfull
Ipswich Entrepreneur on the point you have made I could not agree with you more -- but the MP for NW Ipswich do not seem to care any way -- never mind at the next election we may be able to change all that --

Death cafe.

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone fancy the idea of starting up a Death Cafe? It's where people can go and chat about all things death related and anything else too, but primarily death and dying. I feel that we don't talk about death and dying enough in this country, ... [ more ]
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Robin H
I would have come along, but I work and that time isn't good for me. In the one our group ran last year, a lot of the talk turned towards people planning their own funerals so as to save relatives confusion in a time of grief. Worth being aware that ... [ more ]
Interested
That's really good to know. Thank you. If this doesn't work, the 2pm slot, I may try a different one, but I guess it'd not be in a cafe then but in a pub. Ah, that may be preferable to some. ;0)

Any truth in it?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Rumours are flying about that the Co-oP Meredith road is closing down-- although the staff know nothing about it-- these rumours are even floating down to them-- anyone know anything?
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Watchfull
As you say Ipswich Entrepreneur the TUPE  is in place so the Coop employees should be alright -- I certainly hope so -- some have got a lot of service in --

Is the new Poundland closing down?

Ken L in Castle Hill
A  load of signs in the windows of the new Poundland said closing 21 september. I did not go in to find out if it was for the day or for good. Anyone know?
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Roz B
I hope it not the were bus are cause good and handed the one is out to going in carr street

ipswich star

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Roz B
I buy the ipswich star sometime but look at few days ago it is get better now also alot of different things and more in it to find the wild pigs still going soon be gone more wild pigs
Brian P
The Star works on the principle of 'never mind the quality of the prose look at the size of the pictures'

Architects slam totally illogical Ipswich bridge contest!

Jan D in Ipswich Town Centre
Suffolk County Council, what are you playing at? https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/architects-slam-totally-illogical-ipswich-bridge-contest/10... Not a great start, is it?
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Joanna A
I notice the Star still haven't mentioned this at all while running a story about IBC reconsidering the Cornhill plans due to feedback from the public. Meanwhile SCC ignores feedback from an expert body.

Recommended Gas Engineer

Charles W in Castle Hill
I'm looking for a gas engineer , who would be able supply &  install  a gas fire  and  fireplace , of course must me  corgi registered ect. Any recommendations and/or  satisfied customers ?

Any people out there aware of Health and Safety Act?

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Does anyone know if it is acceptable to ask a member of the public to walk onto the back of a commercial vehicle to view something?  I was asked to get onto the back of a vehicle of a furniture company recently to view a large oak wood display unit. ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
It seems very unprofessional. I don't see it as "acceptable" however not unlawful.  Both parties have an equal legal argument. They must consider your health and safety, but at the same time you are legally responsible for your own H&S to a ... [ more ]
Elaine D
As with all H&S your first duty is to yourself! Did you consider this was dangerous, why did you have to get into the back of the lorry? Did you use a tailgate?

Solicitors

Ted M in Westbourne
Can any one recommend a Solicitors in the are to deal with house selling that will rip me off the least !!
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Iain C
I used Jenny Dawson at Heywood Moon a few years back and know a few people who have since used the company and been more than happy. They are conveyancing specialists and also believe that they have parking at their premises.

Focus Meditation: Together Searching for the Divine

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La Tour Cycle Cafe Tower House, 17, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PP
Timothy Yau in Whitton
FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation This term we'll be exploring the attributes of the Divine. DAY: Thursdays DATES: Sept. 15th, 22nd, 29th; Oct. 6th, 13th, 20th TIME: 7.30pm - 8.30pm COST: Donation towards room hire TEL: 07964 078330 EMAIL: ... [ 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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Eddie M
Sammi M  I believe that parking is available if you go down Grimwade St, then down the second turning on the right into the College. Otherwise try a bus if you have the time. Good luck, look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Eddie
Sammi M
Thank you for getting back to me  Eddie M .  I'm sorry to say that I was unable to make the class this week.  Let's hope next week holds out better for me.

Earthworks in field off Tubenham Rd?

Ian P in Castle Hill
What is the purpose of earthworks on Tudenham rd Is this in preparation of building new homes and businesses?
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Susan H
Is it to do with the wind farm? We read they are doing additional archaeology for that somewhere.
Peter S
Wind farm?? Not this side of town, at least I haven't heard, I thought it was south ipswich

Footway from Ashcroft Road to Dales Road

Bob F in Common, The
Why is it that a combined footway and cycle way is now being used regularly by cars and a resident of Ashcroft Lane? Is there not garages provided for Ashcroft Lane houses ,and also proper vehicular access to the allotments from Larchcroft Road . If ... [ more ]
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Washing machine

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Open Mic

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The Meeting Place Community Centre, Limerick Close
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
***Calling all musicians, singers, comedians & poets*** The next Open Mic for the under 25's living in NW Ipswich is coming soon! It's an ideal opportunity for budding young musicians, singers, poets and comedians to perform to an audience ... [ more ]

Gardener recommendation

A G in Ipswich Town Centre
Hello We need a gardener please who can also take away all the rubbish as well in relation to clearing a garden? We wouldn't need any landscaping etc it would be to clear an overgrown garden to a manageable level. Anyone have anyone they can ... [ more ]
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Darren Godfrey Gardening
Hi, I have a small garden maintanace buisness that i have just set up. I have full public liabilty insurance. £10 per hour. My contact number is 07889180888. Kind regards Darren

Heritage Weekend 10th/11th September

Linda E in Maidenhall
If you haven't got your copy of the programme yet, members of The Ipswich Society will be on the Cornhill on Wednesday 7th Sept handing them out.  Lot of interesting buildings to visit e.g. Freemasons Hall in Soane Street, former Wheatsheaf pub in ... [ more ]
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Linda K
We love having visitors at the Unitarian Meeting House, especially to see the looks on their faces when they come through the door! Many comment that they have lived in Ipswich all their live and didn't know such a beautiful & unusual building ... [ more ]
Linda E
Kevin A if you go to the Ips Soc website www.ipswichsociety.org.uk you will find a link to the Heritage Weekend brochure.

Bicycle Security stamping

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Glen S
http://www.immobilise.com is a national property register just sign up and enter bike details. It's a free service provided by police forces
Richard G
Just get a proper Oxford Hardcore bike lock. Post coding bikes just makes the thief trash the frame and sell the parts. Also a post coded bike will need to get into the possession of the Police (for it to be returned to the owner) . It does not ... [ more ]

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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Karen H
Linda E, Woodbridge & Bury are praised, because they are actually pleasant places to visit. Many people have abandoned Ipswich, to go to Norwich / Lakeside / even Bicester Village, & found these destinations offer not only a reasonable ... [ more ]
Ipswich Entrepreneur
It is sad that IBC couldn't allocate a couple of its car parks to "free" parking to encourage shoppers to the town. The only way to achieve this without leaving it open to abuse (i.e. used by workers etc) is to charge people to park but to allow it to ... [ more ]

Self service jet car wash

Brian H in Stoke Park
Does anybody know if there is another garage in Ipswich that has the self service jet wash machines for cars? The two machines at the Asda petrol station on Bury Road have not been working for several weeks and I can't find out if/when they will be ... [ more ]
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bins

Jim G in Common, The
what has happened to the bin men in ip1 to day any body know
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Theresa H
I thought that our bins were collected on Tuesdays usually but the last few weeks the collection has been on Wednesdays. I am confused really!

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--
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Marie S
It will be great to see some affordable housing on the site, and I think the old B&Q place should be turned into a lovely leisure centre, or perhaps a holiday inn, this end of town could use either, and it would provide some great job ... [ more ]
Susan H
We just seem to see everything closing down this side of town. But I agree, I'd like to see council housing, I think there is a desperate need for it.

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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Mass R
Good luck with the search Robert. What I particularly like about Moons cycles is that they are an old style retailer who are very supportive of the community and the advice and service is second to none I have dealt with. As far as I'm concerned that ... [ more ]
Alan P
I suspect that some of the people who want to buy everything on-line, are the same people that complain about the demise of Ipswich shopping centre. Whilst on-line may well be cheaper, (although not always) the after sales service is usually zero. ... [ more ]

Cat Found Dead

Sarah L in Ipswich Town Centre
Just removed a Cat from the road which had been hit by a car. Knocked on a few doors and unfortunately nobody knows who's it is. A kind gentleman has put it in a box in his Garden and is taking it to the vets in the morning. Found at Powling Road, ... [ more ]
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Sarah L
Maybe it's worth ringing Felixstowe Road vets. I would be surprised if it was your cat being that far away but it's worth a try. Hope you find out where yours is!

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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Sally H
My friend has lost her little black cat. Went missing sat 13th august, from chatsworth close stoke park. Desperate to find her.
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.