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Louise M in Common, The
Hi, I am looking for a beginners yoga class. There was a post a while back with lots of local sessions but I can't seem to find a search facility on streetlife?

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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Martin C
The problem the Ipswich Star have is they are a newspaper. The NBP was news last week, but its not this week, there's nothing new to say about it so they are saying nothing. I would assume at some point they will be publishing the results of their own ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
That is people for you Martin. They jumped on the bandwagon out of frustration as they took ages to get to work etc. Despite it happening to the many of the very same people before on numerous occasions, they have no desire to follow it through.  You ... [ more ]

Santa in the Buttermarket

Maud C in Westerfield
Following a message I read on here,  my 2 sons & their wives took their children to see Santa in the Buttermarket on Saturday & they were very impressed.  They said that Santa spent time talking to the children, including a 2 year old who ... [ more ]

Nisa Shops

Beryl G in Claydon
Does anyone know where there is a Nisa shop in Ipswich which sells Heritage food. Their lasagne is really lovely, but now our Village shop has closed I cant find anywhere that stocks them now.
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Jeremy C
If you put Ipswich into Nisa shop locator on their website it on shows Clacton shop as being open today. Nearest one outside that is Haverhill.

Fridge stopped workinh

Joe S in Claydon
Our hot point fridge has stopped working. Could be because one of us left the door a bit open or because we have it in the garage where it was very cold last night. I have checked the fuse in the plug. Would be grateful for any suggestions of what we ... [ more ]
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Joe S
Thanks for the posts. It has started working again thank goodness. Had a. look at the handbook which said it should NOT be in a room where the temperature goes below 6 degrees C for prolonged periods. It has been that cold recently, minus 4 one ... [ more ]


Michael L in Whitton
it was great to read such positive comments about changes in Ipswich reported in the free edition of the Evening Star yesterday. It was also good to see yet another new shop in the centre of town and we had an excellent meal in Wagamuma last night, ... [ more ]
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Jeremy C
There was talk of a phase 3 to the road changes from last year with a slip road from Havens to A14 avoiding the roundabouts but this sensible idea has not been done.
Ipswich Ltd
Having an office in West Road I know too well the difficulties you are facing Nigel. A major advantage of being your own boss is being able to be flexible with your working hours - and I think an increasing number of businesses are doing this for ... [ more ]

TESCO Bags of Help grant

Friends of NW Ipswich Open Spaces in Friends of NW Ipswich Open Spaces
Just to say thanks to everyone who voted for us at the local Tesco stores.  We have just heard we have been awarded £10,000 to help improve outdoor activities in NW Ipswich parks.

Santa at TK Maxx - Buttermarket

Kitty Bank in Sproughton
Santa is taking a break from the North Pole and will be arriving at Buttermarket this December from the 1st right up to the 24th! You'll be able to find him on the ground floor of the Centre by the TK Maxx Queen Street entrance & for just £4.50 ... [ more ]
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Jean G
that's very good news as I was looking for somewhere to take my grandson on Friday week to see a father Christmas . its a great tradition that should carry on ,I used to take my two girls to the coop in town there's was the best in those days . I will ... [ more ]
If you click on the link Kitty put on the first link it gives you day by day all the opening times. Look forward to seeing him - thanks Kitty 👍🏻

Dyslexia Support

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Dyslexia. One element of the work North West Ipswich Big Local Trust strives to do is to empower members of our community to improve services for others in the area. We have many examples of how well this is happening, here is just one of the ... [ more ]
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Hello Andrew, thanks for getting in touch. It's a case of starting somewhere to be honest but in time it is hoped that we can expand into adults too. The idea was presented to us by a young man whose focus is based upon his own experiences as a child. ... [ more ]


Barbara in Ipswich Town Centre
Wouldn't it be a good idea if we could have something a little more unusual in Ipswich, to draw people an ice skating rink for example? I'm sure it would pull in business to the town, there aren't any others around this area to my knowledge.
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Caroline S
Was Snoasis ever built? Chelmsford have an indoor one all year round which was really popular when I went but it's so far away. Would love one closer.
Chrissie W
Where is the Felixtowe one and when does it open? I'd support a permanent one here, although Chelmsford is not that far and the rink is only 15 mins walk from the station.

Blue Badge drive through Ipswich to see the lights.

Lyn A in Ipswich Town Centre
Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew if Ipswich Borough Council are allowing Blue badge holders to drive through Ipswich Town center this year to see the Christmas Lights as if they are I would very much like to take my residents.
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June B
I agree, we could learn a lot from Bury St Edmunds. I am spending a day out there next Monday, on a coach trip and starting next years Christmas shopping . Lol

Bad Drivers

Bob F in Common, The
Just like to say Orwell Bridge closure is no excuse for bad driving.This morning I had an appointment at the doctors surgery, on hearing the bridge was shut decided to walk into town.On trying to cross Valley road crossing, on the way in, motorist ... [ more ]
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And I meant to suggest that people using the crossing on Anglesey Road, near The Greyhound, take great care. In the last couple of weeks I have had to stop half way across as 2 cars didn't bother to stop but just zipped along to the junction, and the ... [ more ]
Jeremy C
I have seen a person that crossing hit by a car. There is a problem there when there is a low sun and drivers getting dazzled. They then can't see the person waiting to cross. As a pedestrian I also have the same problem in that section of Anglesea ... [ more ]

Death Cafe

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
And the next Death Cafe is coming up; next Thursday, Nov 24th at The Cycle Cafe in Tower Street. It'd be lovely to see lots of new people there as well as the delightful people I met last time. There's lots to talk about, new friends to be made, and ... [ more ]
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As yet, yes, because it's an easy place to get to and Anna and I get on well and she always gives me a good room. Why? Do you have a better place?

Local carpenter

Susan O in Castle Hill
Hello everyone.. Can anyone recommend a carpenter to work in castle hill area... Am abit old fashioned...i know i should go online... i like to work with recommended work men and women.... Thanking you in advance..
Marty A
Hi susan I'm a carpenter what are you looking to have done feel free to contact me on 07539206480 regards marty

Barclay's Local ATMs

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Have anyone noticed that Barclay's ATMs are no longer printing out advice slips -- phoned them and was told that this was decided by their directors weeks ago -- do you think that they should get away with it? surely if we have money in the bank we ... [ more ]
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Nosey Ron I am so please that you know him -- twist his arm for me and ask him to come back I am sure that there are others like me that think the same  Seasons Greetings to you -- and pass the same onto him if you will please --
Susan O
I like to keep tap on my balance all the time..alot of people like me that count their pennies given ever increasing cost of to check balance before spending... Barclays bank is full of it and should not be allowed to take this from ... [ more ]

Broomhill Christmas Fayre

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Broomhill Library, Sherrington Road IP1 4HT
Annie M in Westerfield
Meet Father Christmas , Have your face painted,  Try craft making , Have a go on the tombola,  Buy a raffle ticket,  Guess the weight of the cake, Find out latest news on Broomhill Swimming Pool  Are you looking for Christmas presents? Our stalls ... [ more ]

Save a tree

Val S in Sproughton
I want to save a tree.   I have watched this tree grow and mature over the years and now I fear it may be cut down.   Can anyone tell me how to go about getting it protected please?
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Val S
Thank you so much everyone especially Mass R,  I am over the moon to know that "my" tree is protected.

Leaves for garden composting or allotment

Roto in Bramford
We have a garden full of leaves at the moment if anyone would like them for their allotment or garden composting.  I do realise there are plenty of leaves around but, just in case, I thought I'd mention them.  Happy to bag them up for anyone who'd be ... [ more ]
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I've never lived anywhere as leafy before so hadn't really thought much about leaf disposal.  When we first moved here 7 years ago there was a truck that went round at this time of year, sweeping everything up, but I haven't spotted it yet this year.  ... [ more ]
Hi, We are having a 'Think Hedgehog' event on Saturday 26th (see our post) and dead leaves are great for hedgehogs.  Are you close by to the People's Community Garden?  Perhaps you could come along!

New boiler

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Steve F
Hi Ginny we are Boiler Installers for Flow energy and can give you a 10 year parts and labour guarantee on there boiler, but we can also give you a quote for Worcester as we are also their accredited installers and give you an 8 year guarantee call ... [ more ]

An Example To All Councils

Tony H in Ipswich Town Centre
Ipswich and Suffolk Authorities take note -

Does anyone know of any chess clubs in Ipswich.?

Theresa H in Maidenhall
My ex is looking at attending a chess club. He is not a beginner but has not played in years. Does anyone know of any clubs which are not too expensive? Theresa.
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Cathy G
I'm thinking of starting up a board games drop in at Chantry Library on Tuesdays from 3.30-5- if interested please let us know at the library 01473 260880. There is also a group that plays scrabble and rummicub on Friday mornings at the same library ... [ more ]
Lynda M
This looks worth a try this Saturday (19th Nov) at Ipswich County Library in town Lots of free board games and chess to play

Poetry reading for kids and adults.

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Come to the Cycle Cafe on Tower St. on Sat. Nov 19th to hear some wonderful, fun poems being read by the pair who brought 'A Christmas Carol' to life there, last year. It starts at about 4pm and will be over by about 4.40pm.....just time for a cup of ... [ more ]

I am contemplating buying a Patmore water softener.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Have any of you purchased one? If so, do you like the softener? What are the pros and cons that you have experienced? Theresa.
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Chrissie W
I had a water softener put in when I moved to Ipswich over 2 years ago and found the water very hard. You are supposed not to put it on plants; it plays havoc with my hair which is very fine; it takes up a whole kitchen cupboard and  I can't change ... [ more ]
David B
Bought a softener about 8 years ago, the water is so soft that it is hard to get rid of the soap. Saved money on descaling products, chrome taps and other utensils  free of limescale. Use less soap in washing machine and dish washer (which needs no ... [ more ]

What to do about scummy behaviour

Gruffalo in White House
What is it with 'some' sections of the community that they think it's acceptable to sit with music blaring full blast from their stationary vehicles whilst they dump their empty bottles and crap from the inside of the same into the gutter!! Does ... [ more ]
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David R
If what  Chris B says is right perhaps the best way forward is to have a designated area eg a  large car park lets say, where all the people with 'scummy' tendencies can all congregate and enjoy each others company without annoying the rest of the ... [ more ]

Decorator wanted

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