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Runaway homes development

Not K in Henley
For those who have not seen, this is the title of the recent article in the EADT ( ) which relates to Trimley. However it could equally describe what is happening here along the A14 corridor at Sproughton, Bramford, Claydon, ... [ more ]
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Not K The for-seeable problem that you have pointed out about Trimley and all the other villages is the very thing that we are frightened of happening to Ipswich and why we are fighting for a NBP--they want to build 1900 dwellings called the Henley ... [ more ]
Susan H
I think that recent developments with Fracking in Yorkshire and various home developments such as Martlesham show that protesting, whether online or in groups outside the Council offices, makes little difference unless some of the protesters have friends ... [ more ]

B & Q

Miriam1@20 in Great Blakenham
With B & Q closing in August is there any news on what is happening to the site?
Toby P.
Went to the great B & Q 'Rip Off Sale' yesterday. There's suppose to be percentages off most things bright and beautiful. Headed for the garden centre and wished I hadn't. The bags of compost are as dear as Notcutts, nearly seven pounds for a bag of ... [ more ]

Northern Bypass for Ipswich

Watchfull in Castle Hill
It has be suggested that we bring this subject up again--can we have your views on this and the reason why--if the Orwell bridge shut down the Valley road gets grid locked--if the big expansion comes about North of Westerfield--it will get worst--I can ... [ more ]
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Have the time come to say thanks for all that have taken part in this debate and bring it to a close--or just let it run on--We have achieved one thing--we have got them discussing the need for a NBP again--and I feel that we will have to wait a while ... [ more ]
Sorry to start winging again-- ITV News tonight Cambridge closing off roads in the rush hour--if Ipswich don't get the NBP sooner rather than later it could be us doing next--

Garden flints.

Tony G in Whitton
I have some very large flints, ideal for a rockery or other garden use. Free and ready for collection.
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Tony G
Hi Andrew, I think the system to follow is for you to send me a private message and I can then respond to you direct with my address.


Julie A
Our plumber, Nick, is thorough and reasonably priced. Cannot recommend him highly enough, 07599462299. We don't know his surname as he was recommended by family (who also didn't know his last name!), but he has his own local business!

Jumble Sale

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24th Ipswich Scout Group
Lyn A in Ipswich Town Centre
On Saturday 21st May the 24th Ipswich Scout Group will be holding a Jumble Sale. Doors open at 1pm. Bramford Road Railway Bridge 330A Bramford Road Ipswich IP1 5AX

What's up with BT ?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Beside the fact that I am on S/L Ipswich I also on belong to Northampton S/L--My daughter who lives in New Duston NN5 lost her internet/broadband--some thing that has not happened before--she phoned BT and was informed that there was a problem and it ... [ more ]
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Mike B
The internet service won Recommended Provider in this April's Which? magazine (only 1 other provider won - Zen Internet). If you get broadband, you'll get free LED bulbs for life for your whole property, also up to £200 to recompense you for any early ... [ more ]
Jean M
Change your broadband provider, we are with Utility Warehouse. Not only do we have broadband with them but phone line and utility services. Even now thinking of using them for our mobile phones. No problems with them.


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Jean G
perhaps they cleaned the pipes out as they do that overnight usually they send letters out if they do that as it may effect the water and they usually tell you to run it a bit first .


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Planning applications

Jean M in Ipswich Town Centre
Anyone know how to access on line planning applications to Ipswich Borough Council? Trying to find out what is happening to the B & Q site after they close. Read in Ipswich Star that an "indoor entertainments company" were applying for planning ... [ more ]
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Nadine H
The trampoline centre will be great as we currently travel to jump Street in Colchester. Jump Street is very popular as I'm sure this would be too. However, I thought they were putting a trampoline centre at cardinal park, above the shops, where the gym ... [ more ]
Jeremy C
I don't have children so hadn't heard of Jump Street until talking to some. It appears to be very popular for children's parties at present. I suspect Ipswich will have two with strongest surviving. They will cover BSE westward in Suffolk not just ... [ more ]

electrician Norwich road area

Heather R
Bartons Electrical - he's very friendly and helpful.  Mention my name.  He's also on facebook.
Steven Smith 01473 635888__mob_ 07850567000 done a few jobs for me very good can recommend .

Double Glazing Hinge Repairs

Claire R in Akenham
Can anyone make any recommendations for repairing hinges on my double glazed windows. It is not a job my other half can take on and need at least 2 windows looking at.  Many thanks
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Maria S
Suffolk Windows from Needham Market has done excellent work for me and the friend that recommended them.
Jean G
hi clair try david at crystal glaze he's very good his phone number is 01473404725 or mobile07745914980 he done a repair job for me so I would recommend him .

Claydon Pre-school Summer Fete

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Claydon Pre-school, Thornihill Road, Claydon IP6 0DZ
Nadine H in Whitton
Claydon Pre-school are holding their annual Summer Fete fundraiser at the Pre-school, Thornhill Road, Claydon IP6 0DZ. There will be many fun stalls with prizes to be won including tombolas, hook a duck, human fruit machine, pick a lolly plus a bouncy ... [ more ]

A psychic Evening with Ryan Gooding

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Claydon & Barham Community Centre
Nadine H in Whitton
Claydon Pre-school are hosting a fundraising evening at Claydon & Barham Community Centre with the well renowned modern psychic medium, Ryan Gooding. Tickets are £10 each and are available now from either Claydon Pre-school, Claydon & Barham ... [ more ]

Public Toilets in Ipswich Town Centre/Waterfront

Claire R in Akenham
Decided to take a walk down to the waterfront with my daughter one evening last week. Apart from Majors Corner public toilets (anyone know the opening hours for these? ) realised that the lack of facilities is actually dreadful. Unless I wanted to go ... [ more ]
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The only thing I can think of to recommend is popping into a pub etc and buying a bottle of water. Then you can legitatmely use the facilities.

Ipswich traffic (again!)

Jan D in Ipswich Town Centre
I know the subject has been done to death, but... all last week I worked in town at my old place (I've semi-retired so it doesn't happen often). Each morning took less than 10 mins to get there around 8 - 8.30, but each evening, no matter what time, took ... [ more ]
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Jan D
I didn't realise they were sensors rather than cameras, I hadn't looked that closely. I would normally have moved forward but as the lights were on red people were crossing the road in front of me constantly. I was in a quandary! I didn't realise I ... [ more ]
Sheila O
I travel in peak time every day for one reason or another the main one to take g daughter to school as she has to go one end of town to the other also surely there is no rule to say i cant travel in rush hour we still have things to do and places to go i ... [ more ]

Brown bins

Peter P in California
Brown bins not emptied this week, still not next day  dales area. anyone know when they will ?
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Mike S
My brown and blue bins were collected as normal on Wednesday this week. I had expected them to be collected a day later.
Jean G
brown and blue bins collected togay Friday in ip2 area usually brown bin emptied first then blue bin later .

Missing cat

Carole R in Ipswich Town Centre
Black cat with just a smudge of white name of Sparky missing since Sat 30 april  from Fircroft rd area  near shops. Please look in your garages and sheds he might have got shut in. Sending this message on behalf of owner please contact me on private ... [ more ]
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Sarah L Incase anyone wanted to see a picture of the cat.

Swallows and Cuckoos

John T in Castle Hill
Out in the garden today and what a pleasure to see that the swallows have braved the journey back from Africa especially considering the recent unseasonal Northerly winds. I also heard a Cuckoo in the neighbouring wood. Thank goodness some people ... [ more ]
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Carole R
I will rephrase that last sentence in the previous comment they are  the lowest of the low and not fit to be classed the same..
Nadine H
The swifts should be back soon too. It's usually around my mum's birthday on 16th. Love these birds and they always nest in the houses by the co-op in Claydon.

Painter and Decorator required

Hayley S in Henley
Hi folks. Can anyone recommend a good painter and decorator please? We need our ceilings refreshing! Thanks.

Bathroom Refurbishment

Linda E in Maidenhall
I have recently moved into a flat and need the bathroom refurbished. Electric shower and cubicle plus tiling. Any recommendations welcome. Linda E.
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Theresa H
I had a guy called Adrian who made a wet room for my dad a couple of years ago and did a very good job indeed. So much so that I am going to use him this summer to sort my bathroom out with a complete new bath suite and tiles. He lives in Colchester but ... [ more ]

Grey cat

Hayley J in Ipswich Town Centre
There's a small Grey cat with collar in our area and we haven't a clue who it belongs to. I haven't seen it but my neighbour has and she says it doesn't look well. Has anyone lost one? Please PM me .
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Hayley J
Hi Carol and Sarah. We haven't seen this cat since. I've spoken to neighbour and she is going catch it if she sees it. Thank you for your comments.

Loss of national rock station for East Anglia

Jan D in Ipswich Town Centre
I really hope no-one minds me posting this. If no interest, please just scroll past! I listen to Planet Rock all day every day and a switch to new transmitters means many areas of the country are losing it, being expected to listen online, which just ... [ more ]
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Martin C
Well that's it then. They turned the station off for all loyal DAB radio listeners in this area yesterday it seems. Yesterday morning in the car I still got them as I was travelling around Suffolk and Norfolk. Today its just a rolling advert telling me ... [ more ]
Jan D
If looks could kill my car DAB would be dead, I gave it a proper glare when I sat in the car this morning! I've tried a few other stations, briefly, but there's nothing whatsoever that plays any music I like, or can even tolerate! Thankfully I still have ... [ more ]

I am trying to find a guy called Martin.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
I am sorry, but I am trying to find a guy on here called Martin who took away some kitchen units from us a few months ago for his garage. I just wanted to say a special THANK YOU for putting some photos through our door. You have done a most wonderful ... [ more ]

Diabetes UK

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Diabetes Uk meetings held at St Augustins Church hall are trying to increase their membership--Please take note--it would help if they published the DATE & TIME of these meetings--then they might get more to come along--
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Lewis L
The 2016 Diabetes World Summit is a free online event running from the 18th of April  to the 25th.  See
the bees knees
Lewis L, thank you for this very interesting link.  I agree with the findings of the third chat that I read early am this morning. Have you read it yet?