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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 ]

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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Builders

Recommendations in Whitton

N A
Hi can anyone recommend a good reliable builder that they have used please. I have a couple of smallish jobs I need doing.  Mine was supposed to start work today and never showed. Unable to contact him.
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Sarah L
I use RW services for all my work. Not 100% sure he would be able to do them but may be worth giving him a call? Reasonable prices and very reliable. 07506697313.

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 ]

Electrician

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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 ]
John W
I'd second Ben Dorriety, we got his name from Streetlife and can thoroughly recommend him.

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,

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 ]

Road mystery

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Susan H
Can anyone advise me as to who I need to contact about maintenance to Thurleston Lane? In one of the passing places there are several massive potholes, I live in fear of meeting someone coming the other way who expects me to pull over into that area, it ... [ more ]
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Hugh B
When Thurleston Lane was resurfaced in 2003 all correspondence was from the Borough Engineer at Ipswich Borough Council rather than SCC as most of the lane is in Ipswich. Some of the "passing places" have developed since then and the work at the pumping ... [ more ]
Susan H
I went to Ipswich Councils website to report it, but the link about potholes on the Ipswich Council website takes you to the SCC page, so you cannot report it to Ipswich. This did confuse me and I have emailed them for clarification, but have had no ... [ more ]

Local trees

Local Conversations in Whitton

Margaret D
We have talked a lot about the verges and I was wondering about the trees that are planted in the grass.  I notice when a tree gets blown over to something like a 45 degree angle, it is just left as it is!  I wonder why the council don't send someone to ... [ more ]
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Derick L
The replacement was about three years ago and it was all arranged with a Council Member at the local forum which I have a feeling was held that day at the Highfield Road hall.   May I suggest that you make enquiries as to when the next forum meeting for ... [ 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 ]

Broomhill Summer Fete

Clubs & Groups in Westerfield

Annie M
Our Summer Fete is on Saturday 4 July 12 - 4 pm, including bouncy castle, Punch & Judy, Face Painting, Craft Stalls, barbeque and entertainment by the Samba Band and Jitterbugs Dance Group.   The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Glen Chisholm will be ... [ more ]
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Bonsai show

Clubs & Groups in Westerfield

JUL 18
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Capel st Mary by pass nursery
Gillian M
Ipswich bonsai society annual show at Capel by pass nursery 18 July 9.00 till 5.30 and 19 July 10.00 till 4.0. Time in heading transferred incorrectly. Free entry .

Pagan Council Open Day

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

JUL 11
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Ipswich Oddfellows Hall, High Street
Robin H
A day of talks, storytelling, music and discussion panels exploring the polytheist & pantheist religions (such as Druidry, Wicca, Heathenry, Kemeticism etc.). Free to attend, refreshments provided during the day. The event is aimed both at pagans and ... [ more ]