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Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Just finished volunteering at a charity shop in Meredith road and what do I see, a middle aged man stealing a wooden jewellery box that cost all of £2.50. WHY BOTHER?? Hang your head in shame whoever you are.
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RG the reason I had a pop at you was-- instead of lambasting the thief/thieves you and other's on here took the easy way out and told P57 to ghange their job--P57 is volunteering their time in a charity shop and putting some thing back into the community ... [ more ]
Richard G
So should people confront Criminals or shouldn't they ? If you do , does it make any difference ? If you don't it tells the Criminal that the act they are doing is ok ? Philly57 's post tells us that she thinks it is NOT ok , doesn't she ? Everyone is ... [ more ]

A big thumbs up

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

I have to give the Ipswich Ambulance service and Ipswich hospital a very big thumbs up, my husband took ill last night and the ambulance arrived very quickly, the paramedics were wonderful and the staff at A & E brilliant, hopefully I will be ... [ more ]
All the best and I do hope all go'es well for your hubby, I know exactly how you are feeling, I had to call on the ambulance service quiet afew times for my dear wife and they never once let us down and the A&E where top liners, I am also backing ... [ more ]
Tony G
Seems to me you've had a tough time recently, having to read some fairly unpleasant and unnecessarily critical comments following the theft from your charity shop, and now your husband's health. Like Watchful, I applaud your voluntary work and I hooe ... [ more ]

whitehouse park

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Peter P
It seems the park near meredith rd has been invaded by caravans, and I spotted one person driving a motorised quadbike with a child on the front racing round the park, with no thoughts of safety to the child or other park users. We need action to stop ... [ more ]
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Citizen of Ipswich
The 'travellers' at Gippeswyk Park also left bits of broken glass scattered over the grass that the council clean up crew missed. I heard reports of dogs getting cut feet. Just watch your step.
Julian J
So if I make a mess is it OK if taxpayers pay for a skip so I can clean up my mess......don't think the councils money would last lo g if they gave us all skips.what people trying to say is why should we pay for there mess they make and why do they have ... [ more ]

Get involved at your next Area Committee!

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Community Team IBC
The details for the next round of Area Committees are available; these are your opportunity as residents to have your say in your local area, raise local issues with your Ward Councillors, and hear priorities from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team ... [ more ]

wandering black cat

Lost & Found in Ipswich Town Centre

Hayley J
I'm concerned about a black unneautured cat that is wandering around Aster Road Chantry and in the grounds of The Oaks Primary School. He is thin and looks like he's got mange. Very shy he won't come near. Is there anyone that could help him in any ... [ more ]
Hi Hayley Animal Search Uk has details of a missing cat in that area - may not be the same cat but worth asking!


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Janet A
Has any one had a problem with having lots of moths in the house this year?  I had some the end of last year especially in the kitchen then it stopped but now it's awful & has been for over a month now. Does anyone know where moths like to nest & ... [ more ]
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Helen M
Oh glad you found them, I hope that is the last of them. I believe the ones we had were in a few packets which shows how messy I am!

Fridge repairs

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Hayley S
Hi folks. Can anyone recommend a good fridge engineer please? Reliable and not extravagantly expensive would be a bonus!! Thank you.

Wildlife Area at Whitton Community Primary School

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Community Team IBC
Attached are a few pictures from the wildlife area at Whitton CP School which is nearing completion. The North West Area Committee part funded this project along with funds from SCC & the North West Big Local Trust. Previously this area was ... [ more ]
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Couldn't possible do that?

Clubs & Groups in Common, The

Baz M
Reluctant partner? Not sure what it's about? Curious and intrigued? Game for a laugh? On ones bucket list? Ladies - ever wondered why women enjoy a lifestyle without clothes (weather & circumstances permitting). Springwood Sun club nr Colchester are ... [ more ]

Patio recommendations

Recommendations in White House

Claydon Pre-School Race Night

Clubs & Groups in Whitton

MAY 15
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Great Blakenham Village Hall
Nadine H
Claydon Pre-school are hosting a family Race Night in order to raise much needed funds for the Pre-school. All details of the Race Night are on the attached poster. There will be eight races during the course of the evening and bets start at only 50p. ... [ more ]
Nadine H
Only a week left in which to get your Race Night tickets before final numbers have to be confirmed.  Get them now before they sell out! Tickets will be on sale outside the Pre-school at most drop-off and pick up times over the coming week.  That is ... [ more ]
Nadine H
Only two days left now in which to get your tickets for this exciting family evening.  Someone will be outside the Pre-school at all drop-off and collection times over the next two days i.e 9am, 12pm, 12.30pm and 3.30pm.  Come along and get your tickets ... [ more ]

Parrot found in Felixstowe Road area.

Lost & Found in Ipswich Town Centre

Abandoned car

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

This Ford Focus is seemingly abandoned in Larchcroft Road Ipswich. Having arrived overnight a couple of weeks ago it hasn't moved and nobody locally seems to know who it belongs to. Reported to local Police and apparently it's not registered to anyone in ... [ more ]
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I am beginning to think we are wasting our hard earned money for the services we want are failing us every day. Paperwork and increased levels of bureaucracy simply getting in the way of getting the job done. Come on IBC get a grip and take on community ... [ more ]

Missing cat

Lost & Found in Claydon

Joe S
Our cat has been a much loved part of our family for over 17 years and he has disappeared. We put him out about 3 am yesterday, Friday morning as he was meeowing so we put him out to do his business. We are in Defoe Road just about opposite the junction ... [ more ]
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Susan H
So pleased he was found! We once had a very elderly cat, we inherited him with the house we bought. After a couple of years he started to have fits now and again but was always fine afterwards. He definitely had odd 'senior moments' and memory lapses, we ... [ more ]

General Elections - 7th May 2015

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MAY 07
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Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich, IP1 6D
Castle Hill Community Centre
SITUATION OF POLLING STATIONS Ipswich Parliamentary General and Ipswich Borough Council Election Castle Hill Ward Hours of Poll:- 7:00 am to 10:00 pm Notice is ... [ more ]

Aldi car park

Local Conversations in Westerfield

When parking in Meredith Road is at a premium, with many of the Aldi customers parking on Meredith Road and along Highfield Road because their car park isn't big enough to accommodate them, have Aldi got the cheek to use five of their parking bays to ... [ more ]
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Go on Martin Lewis tells you exactly what to do with all these supermarket car park fines.
Elaine D
Just ignore them! I know it takes nerves of steel, but they are not legal or backed by the courts. They are merely invitations to pay, but more threatening language is used! Obviously you shouldn't take the mick! If you know the car park belongs to a ... [ more ]

Liars Storytelling Contest

Clubs & Groups in Maidenhall

MAY 04
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Margaret Catchpole pub, Ipswich
Robin H
To mark Election Month we are holding a Liars Contest. Each storyteller will regale two improbable tales, one of which happens to be true. The audience must guess which one is the real story. Come along and listen, or tell stories, and enjoy a drink or ... [ more ]

NEW Members Required for 3 x Arts & Crafts Groups

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Janet A
New Members Requred for Castlehill Arts & Crafts Group Bring Art Gear, Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, Felting or any Craft you're into @  (1) CASTLEHILL COMUNITY CENTRE, Highfield Rd, Ipswich, IP1 Mon Eve 7pm - 9pm Tues Afternoon 1.30pm - 3.30pm ... [ more ]
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Scottish Dancers needed

Recommendations in Whitton

Len G
Does anyone know of a good Scottish Dancer or group who could entertain about 50 elderly folk in NW Ipswich at the end of July? They will be attending a 3 day 'Holiday at Home ' with a Scottish theme.

Exercise Bike

£25.00 in Castle Hill

Kate H
Good quality Reebok exercise bike.  Originally cost £250.00, used a few times and has been sitting in the garage ever since!
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Claydon Pre-school Race Night

Clubs & Groups in Whitton

MAY 15
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Gt Blakenham Village Hall
Nadine H
Claydon Pre-school are hosting a family Race Night in order to raise much needed funds for the Pre-school.  All details of the Race Night are on the attached poster. In addition to the races themselves we will also be drawing our raffle on the night for ... [ more ]
Nadine H
I will be selling tickets for the Race Night outside the Pre-school, Thornhill Drive, Claydon tomorrow morning and Wednesday morning between 9am and 9.30am if you would like to pop along, find out what it is all about, and purchase your tickets. Why not ... [ more ]
Nadine H
It has just been noticed that there is an error on the poster.  The price of a child's ticket should read £4.50 and not £3.50.  Sorry for the confusion.

Window cleaner

Recommendations in Little Blakenham

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Anne D
I've had Hightop (owner Neil Ayers) window cleaners for years in Claydon and found them very reliable. They will come when you want. Tel 01473 231232
Susan H
I've just started using a young chap who operates as Rosco's Window Cleaning Services, does a good job so far. His number is 07812 370390

Spring Fair ' Westbourne Library, Sherrington Rd, Ipswich

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APR 25
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Westbourne Library (next to Broomhill Swimming Pool)
Heather R
Books, Cakes and Crafts being sold in aid of library funds.  Sample delicious cakes by  Scrumcious Sisters while browsing the books or examine the locally hand made crafts of Novelties by Jan and Timmys Mittens
Heather R
item pictured - a cover for your summer drink so you don't have to share it with wasps and flys

Taxis for Disabled Wheelchair Users

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Citizen of Ipswich
Since my elderly mother became confined to a wheelchair due to illness, I have become aware of the dreadful lack of taxis available to wheelchair users. My mother has taxi vouchers to replace her bus pass but they are useless as she struggles to be able ... [ more ]
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Mark J
Hi, my dad is a taxi driver with disabled access. You can reach him on 07743034164 to discuss :-)
Citizen of Ipswich
Thanks Mark J. When we next need a taxi I'll give him a ring. It's not often that we need a taxi but when we do it's frustrating that there's not one single taxi available in the whole of Ipswich.

Activities for young wheelchair users!

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MAY 02
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Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Rd, Ipswich, IP1 6DG
Castle Hill Community Centre
Whizz-Kidz is organising this Café to find out what activities young wheelchair users would like to do in the area. Why not coming and trying out some of their activities including wheelchair skills training, crafts, cooking and sports. There will be ... [ more ]