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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?

Farmers, bridleways and horses

Stella C in Claydon
Can we much wonder why farmers are anti-horse?? While walking the bridle paths from the Claydon Church Lane area yesterday, it noticed in 4 places where horse riders have gone out onto the planted fields, bearing in mind most of the bridle paths have ... [ more ]
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Stella C
There are occasional times when it cannot be helped, if the horse gets spooked by a pheasant or similar, but sometimes I think it is just carelessness, people just don't seem to respect the countryside and basically it's the farmers livelihood,  there ... [ more ]

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.

SnOasis Planning Application 4494/16

John T in Castle Hill
I understand that residents in Gt Blakenham have received a notice about the SnOasis application, others in the wider area may not yet be aware. There is a useful link on the Mid Suffolk website providing information and links to the 237 documents ... [ more ]
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Arthur C
John Terry. I have tried the link in your last post, it shows up as documents unavailable at this time. Hopefully should return soon
John T
Arthur Sorry about that I have tried different methods of getting  the link to work and they all fail. You could try this. then type in the number for 2351/16  and you will find the site ... [ more ]

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 ]

Barham Housing (or the politics of persuasion)

Not K in Henley
I cannot be alone in thinking that I am being manipulated, and I have two options; one to just ignore the situation and blame the system or I can have an uphill battle and try to do something about it. We have a housing development process that ... [ more ]
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Michael M
Hi Folk of Barham and Claydon, Barham Parish Council have a meeting on 5th Dec in the village hall. I believe on the agenda there is a discussion on the application for the SnOasis project in Gt Blakenham. Anyone with concerns with this project should ... [ more ]

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.

The Old Rectory - Flint Wall

Stella C in Claydon
Apparently there is another application to move the driveway that will need even more of the old flint wall to be demolished. See this link I have always thought this wall was protected does anyone know how I could find that ... [ more ]
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I believe, like you, Stella C, that the wall is a very important part of Claydon's history because of it's connection with the notable Revd. Drury in the 1800s. I hope the wall can be retained. I see no reason to demolish any part of it.
Stella C
Just to remind people that you only have until Dec 2nd to put your objection in to more of the wall being knocked down, I am surprised that although many people have commented on this piece of history being partly demolished, I have not sen any ... [ more ]

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!

Ipswich Northern fringe 1100 houses

Not K in Henley
Just in case you are not aware an outline planning application has now been submitted for 1100 houses to the north of the Railway line and east of the Henley road. I understand that all the traffic from this development will use the Henley Road This ... [ more ]
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Hi Not K I have been digging around the IBC web site but I cant find 16/00987/ful at all? but dont forget there are other sites also being proposed ie. Fonnereau and Red House I may be wrong but I think the application your on about could well be ... [ more ]
Not K
Watchfull , I thought I may have typed it incorrectly but I had not, I think that there must be a fault with the planning website. As I said this in not directly related to this post but is another 30 houses and associated traffic coming onto the ... [ more ]

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 ]

Gipping Valley Art Society Exhibition

Margaret W in Great Blakenham
We are a local group of artists who meet weekly and we are part of the 'Four Communities Action Group'. We are holding an exhibition at Claydon Village Hall on Saturday, 26th November 2016, from 10.00-4.30pm. Affordable art on sale including framed ... [ more ]
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Margaret W
Post code is IP6 0AB. It is between Hamilton Smith Estate Agents and The Bakers Shop. Extra car parking behind Hungry Horse car park.

An Example To All Councils

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