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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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Suffolk County Council
Hello Watchful, I have a response from the Transport Strategy Team for you.  Here it is “Further study work is being carried out to understand the potential for future housing and employment growth in the wider Ipswich area, which will have a ... [ more ]
Ipswich Entrepreneur
Well ignore what any official response is on this matter, the Northern Bypass won't be on the agenda until the WDC (now renamed Upper Orwell Crossing) is complete... that is many years away. Even then it will be yet another survey, and people will ... [ more ]



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The Tooth Place, Foundation Street. This surgery was recommended to me and I have to say I was put at ease from the start.

Death cafe.

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone fancy the idea of starting up a Death Cafe? It's where people can go and chat about all things death related and anything else too, but primarily death and dying. I feel that we don't talk about death and dying enough in this country, ... [ more ]
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That's really good to know. Thank you. If this doesn't work, the 2pm slot, I may try a different one, but I guess it'd not be in a cafe then but in a pub. Ah, that may be preferable to some. ;0)
Steve P
I heard about this in the Cycle Café today, and liked the sound of it. Mind you, I think I'd be interested in what might be called 'cultural' forms and expression surrounding death - literature and art, philosophy, etc. - as much as anything. I don't ... [ 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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Mark C
Folks, I'm likely to be in London on Monday, but if I get the opportunity to make the parish council meeting, then I will do so. I have sent the parish council the comments that I issued to Pigeon. If anyone else would like to send comments the email ... [ more ]


Carole R in Ipswich Town Centre
I hope whoever let their dog today foul at the end of my drive is thoroughly ashamed of themselves, although probably not or they wouldn't have left it there. not at all civic minded.

Any truth in it?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Rumours are flying about that the Co-oP Meredith road is closing down-- although the staff know nothing about it-- these rumours are even floating down to them-- anyone know anything?
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As you say Ipswich Entrepreneur the TUPE  is in place so the Coop employees should be alright -- I certainly hope so -- some have got a lot of service in --

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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Not K
Whilst not directly related it appears that the planning application number 14/00638 which is part of the proposed northern fringe development, but relating to land SOUTH of the railway line now has an extended deadline of February 2017. See comments ... [ more ]
Not K  I wonder just what are they playing at -- some kind of delaying tactics because they know that they wont get away with it -- not without a good infrastructure in place -- the NBP for instance?

Old Cattle Market Disabled Toilet

Anna in Whitton
I understand Suffolk County Council is responsible for this toilet. Yesterday there was no toilet paper, no soap and no hand towels in there. The towels bin was full of used paper. Please can this WC be restocked and cleaned more regularly.
Suffolk County Council - please could you respond to my concern about the toilet in the Old Cattle Market Ipswich.

Is the new Poundland closing down?

Ken L in Castle Hill
A  load of signs in the windows of the new Poundland said closing 21 september. I did not go in to find out if it was for the day or for good. Anyone know?
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total confusion

Stella C in Claydon
Does anyone know how to find Claydon's SNT ?? I have just spent the last half hour trying to find it, we are supposed to be able to find out information on it (I thought) found the bit that says find your area, put in your post code, done that, it ... [ more ]
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Mass R
Police Safer Neighbourhood team. Fyi Ipswich West SNT has a drop in surgery on Meredith Rd, Ipswich tomorrow morning that is Wednesday, 21st, but I think as some have already mentioned Claydon and Bramford come under the Hadleigh based SNT.  You can ... [ more ]

ipswich star

Roz B in Claydon
The ipswich star has gone to 75pence now it a lot of money now it is much in 
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Roz B
I buy the ipswich star sometime but look at few days ago it is get better now also alot of different things and more in it to find the wild pigs still going soon be gone more wild pigs

Architects slam totally illogical Ipswich bridge contest!

Jan D in Ipswich Town Centre
Suffolk County Council, what are you playing at? Not a great start, is it?
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Joanna A
I notice the Star still haven't mentioned this at all while running a story about IBC reconsidering the Cornhill plans due to feedback from the public. Meanwhile SCC ignores feedback from an expert body.

Any people out there aware of Health and Safety Act?

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Does anyone know if it is acceptable to ask a member of the public to walk onto the back of a commercial vehicle to view something?  I was asked to get onto the back of a vehicle of a furniture company recently to view a large oak wood display unit. ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
It seems very unprofessional. I don't see it as "acceptable" however not unlawful.  Both parties have an equal legal argument. They must consider your health and safety, but at the same time you are legally responsible for your own H&S to a ... [ more ]
Elaine D
As with all H&S your first duty is to yourself! Did you consider this was dangerous, why did you have to get into the back of the lorry? Did you use a tailgate?

Focus Meditation: Together Searching for the Divine

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La Tour Cycle Cafe Tower House, 17, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PP
Timothy Yau in Whitton
FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation This term we'll be exploring the attributes of the Divine. DAY: Thursdays DATES: Sept. 15th, 22nd, 29th; Oct. 6th, 13th, 20th TIME: 7.30pm - 8.30pm COST: Donation towards room hire TEL: 07964 078330 EMAIL: ... [ more ]

Another New Beginners Tai Chi Class!

Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich in Suffolk Tai Chi Academy Ipswich
It's a busy time for Suffolk Tai Chi Academy.   A new Beginners Class starts in Ipswich. Tuesday13th September 2016, 2:00-3:30pm. Location the Dove St Inn on Grimwade St and Dove St. IP4 2LA. £2.00 per class. Your instructor will be our newest ... [ more ]
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Eddie M
Sammi M  I believe that parking is available if you go down Grimwade St, then down the second turning on the right into the College. Otherwise try a bus if you have the time. Good luck, look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Eddie
Sammi M
Thank you for getting back to me  Eddie M .  I'm sorry to say that I was unable to make the class this week.  Let's hope next week holds out better for me.

Footway from Ashcroft Road to Dales Road

Bob F in Common, The
Why is it that a combined footway and cycle way is now being used regularly by cars and a resident of Ashcroft Lane? Is there not garages provided for Ashcroft Lane houses ,and also proper vehicular access to the allotments from Larchcroft Road . If ... [ more ]
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Network Rail Footpath Closures

John T in Castle Hill
I have just found out that ALL the footpath crossings that were put up for consultation in our area are still recommended to be closed. I only found out quite by chance that there is an exhibition tomorrow in Ipswich, they kept that quiet! probably ... [ more ]

Men's Shed

John T in Castle Hill
Just seen this event for an open day in Stowmarket for men’s shed on 25th September, looks like a great idea. Anyone know of any similar initiatives locally.
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Not K
Thanks John T and Mass R, as you say a good idea. I can remember when we did such projects in evening classes. Those were the days when schools thought it worthwhile to teach pupils practical skills as well as the 3Rs. I hope the Stowmarket one ... [ more ]

Washing machine

Mars in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone recommend a good washing repair company or person. Thanks
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Todays Tradesman

Terry M in Westbourne
Can't make the way some of todays tradesman run there business. All I want is a Quality Carpenter have phoned and Text them but not one of them has had the decency to reply,( At least 7 days ago)  Fair enough they may be busy, But a courtesy call to ... [ more ]

Open Mic

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The Meeting Place Community Centre, Limerick Close
North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
***Calling all musicians, singers, comedians & poets*** The next Open Mic for the under 25's living in NW Ipswich is coming soon! It's an ideal opportunity for budding young musicians, singers, poets and comedians to perform to an audience ... [ more ]

Gardener recommendation

A G in Ipswich Town Centre
Hello We need a gardener please who can also take away all the rubbish as well in relation to clearing a garden? We wouldn't need any landscaping etc it would be to clear an overgrown garden to a manageable level. Anyone have anyone they can ... [ more ]
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Darren Godfrey Gardening
Hi, I have a small garden maintanace buisness that i have just set up. I have full public liabilty insurance. £10 per hour. My contact number is 07889180888. Kind regards Darren

Heritage Weekend 10th/11th September

Linda E in Maidenhall
If you haven't got your copy of the programme yet, members of The Ipswich Society will be on the Cornhill on Wednesday 7th Sept handing them out.  Lot of interesting buildings to visit e.g. Freemasons Hall in Soane Street, former Wheatsheaf pub in ... [ more ]
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Linda K
We love having visitors at the Unitarian Meeting House, especially to see the looks on their faces when they come through the door! Many comment that they have lived in Ipswich all their live and didn't know such a beautiful & unusual building ... [ more ]
Linda E
Kevin A if you go to the Ips Soc website you will find a link to the Heritage Weekend brochure.

New car park in Elm Street

Jean M in Ipswich Town Centre
The new car park in Elm Street is fantastic, 60p an hour and close to the town centre. Well done Ipswich Borough Council. BUT - a glaring mistake, there is no indication that the exit is the same as the entrance! You enter and exit the car park at ... [ more ]
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Karen H
Linda E, Woodbridge & Bury are praised, because they are actually pleasant places to visit. Many people have abandoned Ipswich, to go to Norwich / Lakeside / even Bicester Village, & found these destinations offer not only a reasonable ... [ more ]
Ipswich Entrepreneur
It is sad that IBC couldn't allocate a couple of its car parks to "free" parking to encourage shoppers to the town. The only way to achieve this without leaving it open to abuse (i.e. used by workers etc) is to charge people to park but to allow it to ... [ more ]