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Website/social media Administrator required

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Could you volunteer a few hours a month? We are looking for someone to help with the admin of our website and social media pages. NWI BLTBLT is led by residents...for residents of Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill. Many of us work as well as ... [ more ]
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Advice needed for washing towels !

David B
in Castle Hill
Every time I wash towels in the washine machine they dry hard and ruff untill the first use. I have tried different typs of liquid; (Ariel-exel gel original at this time); and different amounts, also tried towel softner and increased the rinse ... [ more ]
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Miriam1@20
I never ever use fabric softener. It coats the fibres and as such attracts dirt quicker. Why wash at 60 degrees, bills must be astronomical! I wash everything at 30 degrees on quick wash, 40 mins, never noticed any difference between this and a ... [ more ]
M L
inactive
I wash at 60, non bio, no conditioner or fabric softener sheet, but I think the main trick is when they come out of the washing machine - a really good shake before drying, either on the line, horse or tumble dryer.

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Henley Gate Development Approved

Carol C
in Sproughton
Very disappointed from the Ipswich Star article to see this has now been given the go-ahead as SCC have dropped their objections on the infrastructure issues, but there is no mention in the Ipswich Star article as to how these are to be resolved.  ... [ more ]
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David R
inactive
Spot on Ipswich Ltd. I think some people are now waking up to the fact that support for a NBP is really gaining momentum with the population of the Town. For electric cars to become the norm let alone self drive will be years, the weekend papers were ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
The growing support may double or triple next week - or month.  I think anyone arguing taxis or electric vehicles as reducing congestion doesn't understand what congestion is. The space the vehicle takes up on the road and not how it propels itself. ... [ more ]

friends needed

Jennifer H
in Bramford
Friends needed with a car share costs to go to social clubs and for coffee ect
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Continuation NBP part 3

Watchfull
in Castle Hill
Streetlife closed our debate down --Northern Bypass for Ipswich which had around about 650 hits plus -- our second heading -- Continuation NBP is about to be shut down also with about 370 hits -- we are now awaiting the out come of talks this spring ... [ more ]
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Joanna A
Are Orwell Ahead planning any sort of campaign for public office? An independent candidate in the GE for instance? I'm sure they would gain a lot of local support given the mess caused by the squabbling between the two councils. There are plenty of ... [ more ]

Ipswich Taxis

Lewis L
in Ipswich Town Centre
Any recommendations for Ipswich taxi firms that are reliable and polite?  Any to avoid?
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Ipswich Ltd
Maximum charges here... https://www.ipswich.gov.uk/sites/default/files/hackney_carriage_fares_0.pdf  Hawk uses more private hire vehicles than they used to. Some firms use fixed pricing as a discount which works out cheaper than the fare would have ... [ more ]
Sam
Some councils control the number of Hackney Cabs that are allowed to operate in their towns which is why there are so many private hire vehicles about. I don't know if Ipswich uses this policy or not. I too would recommend Hawk.

Death Cafe

Interested
inactive
in Ipswich Town Centre
Don't forget.....Death Cafe, Thursday, 2pm at the Cycle Cafe. See my wonderful tee shirt, all the way from Mexico, chat about death and associated things, have tea/coffee/cake and meet some lovely people.  See you there.
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Watchfull
Interested  how are you going to let people know about the meeting times etc when streetlife shut down if you do it through Nextdoor you will lose your privacy?
Liz O
Watchfull Anyone who is interested in joining or continuing with the Death Cafe can Private Message me their email address so we can keep in contact after Streetlife closes. It looks like Interested has left but I already have contact details.

Planning Application For Industrial Site between Mockbeggars Hall & Travel Inn, Claydon

Margaret W
in Great Blakenham
Hi, I don't know if people are aware that planning application has been submitted to build an Industrial site on farmland along Paper Mill Lane, Claydon, between the Travel Inn and The Grade 2 Listed Mockbeggars Hall. The application s for 18 units, ... [ more ]
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Susan H
Yes, we should all be able to debate these things without resorting to having a go at one another, we all need to take a deep breath sometimes, go away and come back to read what we're writing before posting! (I include myself) I have no answer as ... [ more ]
Nosey Ron
The real issue around pensions is that those that do not contribute at all still get a pension and support from society. So a reward for a lifetime of laziness when those that did contribute and worked hard end up hardly any better off !

Ovencleaner

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Watchfull
I do keep phoning Jon Widdick all I get is an answering machine? -- anyone else out there with an alternative person in mind, who can do the job?
Joe S
Just tried him myself. Answer phone again. Tried someone who knows Jon well and he's not answering either. If I find anything out will let you know.

Police Safer Neighbourhood Team Advice Surgery

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Suspension of Grants

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
On February 4th 2017 we held our annual Away Day when members look back on the successes of the previous year and decide actions for the next. We looked back on the many projects that we have done ourselves, or supported in some way, and at how much ... [ more ]

Parking Wars - Dales Road

Simon
in Ipswich Town Centre
It is apparent having spoken to a lady living close to the garage/shops in Dales Road the issues of parking are still unresolved........ The garage Park excess stock and cars for repair in the road and in the car spaces adjacent to the shops. These ... [ more ]
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Mimz K
Perhaps the police should put tickets on the cars if they go over the time limit, I am sure they arrive at 8.05 am if you park on a single line any day at Sherrington Road!

Henley WI Winter Warmer

Susan H
in Castle Hill
Henley WI are once again holding one of their popular 'Winter Warmer' events, in Henley Community Centre, on Thursday February 23rd. Doors open at noon. Lunch costs just £5 and consists of homemade soup (with bread) and a home made pudding with ... [ more ]

NW Ipswich Open Mic nights drop age limit by popular demand!

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The Meeting Place Community Centre, Limerick Close
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this previously youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a ... [ more ]

Attention budding Musicians...Open Mic sessions restarting following the Christmas break

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Open Mic nights are a brilliant way for young people to gain performance confidence. Whether they sing, play an instrument, are a budding comedian, poet or ventriloquist, this is their chance to perform to a small friendly group. It doesn't matter if ... [ more ]

Open Mic Night open to all ages (for a trial period) in North West Ipswich

Glen C
in Westbourne
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a trial ... [ more ]

Open Mic Night North West Ipswich

Glen C
in Westbourne
Know anyone under 25 who can sing, drop some lyrics or have any talent then check out this out from the NWIBLT
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Glen C
NWI BLT youth group Diversity 2 Unity are expanding their Open Mic nights to include older generations by popular demand. Following the success of this youth only event, NWI BLT received requests for the age limit to be raised. So, for a trial ... [ more ]

Ipswich Museum now open on Sundays

Mass R
in Castle Hill
Great news if you are looking for somewhere for your family to go on Sundays, Ipswich museum is now open between the hours of 11am and 5pm. Could never understand why this valuable free resource was closed on Sundays. Particularly useful venue in ... [ more ]
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Mass R
IBC are hailing the success of opening the museum on a Sunday with a large number of visitors since the revised opening on 8 January. Ideal place to take the kids on a winter's Sunday.
Ipswich Ltd
Mass R, that is politics for you. They had no intention of opening Sundays until they didn't get the funding they wanted to from HLF. The reason for failure is believed to be due to not enough entrance figures annually. So instead of working on the ... [ more ]

Vinyl wrap

Mars
in Ipswich Town Centre
Hi guys. I'm looking for someone who can do fridge/freezer vinyl wrap. I have already got the vinyl. I'm also looking for an electrician to fit some lounge lights.
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friends needed

Jennifer H
in Bramford
Hi im looking for friends with a car share costs for outings and social clubs must have a sence of humour and be reliable prefer single people all replies answered
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New Cafe that is dementia friendly coming soon to the NW Ipswich community

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
We have been working hard developing a new café that is also dementia friendly within our community over recent months. This has been in collaboration with ActivLives and we are really pleased to announce that Louise Bernard has accepted the role of ... [ more ]

WYP Saturday Cinema Club - for children in Year 6 and below

WYP in Castle Hill
This Saturday - 9:45 am for 10:00 am start - finishes at 11:45 am "FINDING DORY" A free event for children in Year 6 and under - mums and dads welcome - tea and coffee available Popcorn, sweets and drinks for children (small charge)

Local Volunteering opportunity-'Putting something back into your community'

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
http://www.castlehillcommunitycentre.co.uk/ Have you ever considered a few hours of volunteering in the community? There is a unique opportunity to join other local people develop Castle Hill Community Centre in Highfield Rd, (near Meredith Rd). ... [ more ]
Glen C
My name is Glen Chisholm I am an Ipswich Borough Councillor in Whitehouse Ward and although it's not specifically in my ward I've had the pleasure of attending various events and seen the diverse range of local groups that benefit from the facility. ... [ more ]

Death Cafe

Interested
inactive
in Ipswich Town Centre
Next Death Cafe meeting is next week, Thursday Jan 26th. Everyone is welcome. We meet at the Cycle Cafe, Tower Street, Ipswich at 2pm. Be lovely to see you there. Easy to recognise me as I'll be the one in the Death Day tee shirt. (Believe me, you'll ... [ more ]
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Angela W
I'm glad you've given a description of yourself.  I  would hate to walk up to the wrong person and ask them if they are interested, it could be difficult to explain