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Local Politics in Ipswich Town Centre

Further to the thread about who one should vote for, this may help.   If you click select all it takes ages but it may be helpful. 
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Jennifer S
My adult children ( with degrees) have had to take zero hours jobs because that is all they could get, they are capable and would love to work full time. A former foster child of mine is living in poverty and totally trapped. This is not party politics, ... [ more ]
Richard G
Where have i said that he did ? Business can only do what the law tells them to do , especially big business . Who you deal with Michael are only a small proportion of those who are seeking work . The jobcentre deals with people who struggle to find work ... [ more ]

Not Well

Local Conversations in Claydon

Cant tell you how I found out but -- baileys -- was rushed into hospital yesterday very ill indeed may I wish baileys a speedy recovery.
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Thanks C of I for your kind remarks I am sure baileys will appreciate it, the same go'es for you Emalkuda,but it was not I, but baileys who was the unfortunate one.

House exchange

Local Conversations in Akenham

Hello all. Just wondering if anyone on here is looking to exchange. I'm looking to move to the Castle Hill/Whitton area to be closer to family. I'm looking for a house only and in exchange is my 2 bed house in the Foxhall rd area, close to the town ... [ more ]

Meredith Road Service Station - wind damage

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

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Julie P
I was waiting at the traffic lights when this happened. There was an almighty bang. Thankfully there were no cars filling up when it happened.


Local Conversations in Great Blakenham

Carol and rob C
hi any one got any very limited to what i can do at mo due to not being able to walk far getting fed up had to give up my cleaning job one year ago.i can answere the phone and may b able to do a little paper work if given the chance can any one ... [ more ]

not long now

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Michelle D
Come along & get your nails done, buy a handcrafted item from our range of great craft stall vendors, for the children Thiers sand art or glitter tattoo's also there's a raffle, cakes & refreshments including hot cross buns and Donut's

paving slabs

Give, Lend & Borrow in Sproughton

I am looking for used paving slabs any colour. 3ft by 2ft = 600mm by 900 mm. 2ft by 2ft =600 by 600 mm.  18 in by 18 in = 475mm by475mm. If any one has got an odd one or two they want rid of I can pick up. If any one has a quantity they wish to sell, am ... [ more ]

Claydon & Barham Village Hall

Clubs & Groups in Whitton

Anne D
Our Claydon & Barham Village Hall is in need of a new treasurer - please is there someone out there who could help? Telephone John on 830084 for more information

Pollution from Claydon incinerator

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Has anyone got any knowledge as to whether there has been an increase in pollution since the new Claydon incinerator was built? My car has an increased level of grime on the paintwork which a neighbour suggested was due to airborne pollution, his car ... [ more ]
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Maria S
I rang the people at the incinerator to ask them if they had started engines at 24.30 in a specific day as I woke up with breathing problems due to an acrid smell. This was while they were testing before becoming operational. I was told that although ... [ more ]


Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

MAR 19
to (ended)
Bramford lane area
Jean M
Can anyone recommend a reliable Handyperson who could rotovator and trim an allotment ready for planting please?
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Andrew T
Bit like Norwich Road allotments, there was all this talk about equipment and stuff being available to borrow or hire but surprise surprise nothing came of it, had to give up allotment in the end due to ill health.

Art Exhibition

Clubs & Groups in Castle Hill

Calling any artists/photographers

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

Jennifer S
If you want to sell/ show your artwork or photography the local Gipping Art Society Show on Easter Sunday and Monday is inviting work from the local community. Go to Gipping Valley Art Society Facebook page to find information and forms.

Art Exhibition, Gipping Valley Art Society, and other local groups

Local Conversations in Castle Hill

APR 05
Claydon Village Hall
Jennifer S
Artworks on show from Gipping Valley Arts Society as well as other local artists, on show and for sale. Showcasing other local Community Groups. Teas Coffees and snacks. Raffle on Monday. Come and vote for your favourite artwork, see if you can spot BBC ... [ more ]

where to take your children

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre


Give, Lend & Borrow in Ipswich Town Centre

hi streetlifers,  has anyone got a slide suitable for 5/6 year olds, please that they no longer want or need thank you
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hi craig,  I would be very grateful, thank you for getting back to me... we cant collect tomorrow morning, but tomorrow afternoon we are free, when would be suitable for you,
hi craig, I messaged you a few times trying to find out about picking up the slide, but have had no reply. have you still got it, as I am still interested, I can collect it tomorrow or saturday or sunday , kind  regards maggi

Where is the Town Centre?

Local Conversations in Whitton

Citizen of Ipswich
I notice the road markings outside the Novotel Hotel have been renewed, and once again they contradict the road signs. If you are a visitor to Ipswich looking for the Town centre and coming into town via Stoke Bridge, the road signs direct you to Grey ... [ more ]
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What more do you expect from the Tory run SCC, they have bogged up the town with 21 million pounds worth of traffic lights, they are about to build bridges over the dock and Gipping area which will clog up Ipswich all the more, ask them about a Northern ... [ more ]

Art Groups Castlehill & Chantry:- Mon, Tues & Wed's Weekly ***New Members Welcome***

Clubs & Groups in Common, The

Janet A
CASTLEHILL COMUNITY CENTRE, Highfield Rd, Ipswich, IP1 Mon 7pm - 9pm Tues 1.30pm - 3.30pm CHANTRY at the Body & Mind Sports Centre  Wed's 7.30pm - 9.30pm Castlehill Art Society meet weekly at the above times & places everyone welcome - for more ... [ more ]
Janet A
Yes all are welcome some people bring the arts or crafts that they are currently working on or bring pencils if they fancy having a go at pencil drawings.  Gerry always has paper & pens & ideas for those that are new.  Give Gerry a ring to ... [ more ]

Quiz and Buffet afternoon/evening

Clubs & Groups in Wot's up Community Club

Wot's up Community Club
Teams of 4/6 welcome to come and take part in a friendly fun quiz. This Sunday 29th March 3.30pm til 8.30 pm £5 each includes buffet. Bring your own drink. For more info contact me on 07985638026 or ring The Meeting Place Community Centre on 01473 ... [ more ]


Recommendations in Ipswich Town Centre

Hayley J
I have a lot of lego that my son has outgrown. It's not in original packaging and no instructions. Anyone any suggestions as to what to do with it apart from the usual car boot etc. Many thanks
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I just want to thank Hayley for the Lego yesterday. We have been sorting it ever since! It will certainly keep my Partner happy for a long while. When I got home from collecting it yesterday, I only bought one of the little trugs in First. She was all ... [ more ]

Dales Road Post Office sealed off

Local Conversations in Sproughton

Sarah S
Suffolk Police tweeted that a robbery took place at the post office at 9.10am this morning. They said that no one was hurt but a sum of cash was taken. I hope they catch the person.

1960s transistorised record player by Bush + 74 7 inch vinyl records.

£180.00 in Ipswich Town Centre

Proposal to reinstate evening bus service.

Local Conversations in Whitton

Jan B I came across the above whilst looking up a bus timetable. If like us, you'd love to again be able to get a bus back from Ipswich after an evening out, please give your ... [ more ]
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somewhere to take the family

Local Conversations in Ipswich Town Centre

Michelle D
Looking for somewhere to bring your children bring them along to our craft fair, There will be a nail bar, sand art, glitter tattoo's, cake stall , many great craft stall, refreshments & raffle

new friends wanted am 64 young for age going though a divorce

Local Conversations in Bramford

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Castle Hill Community Centre
Hello Jennifer H you are very welcome to join our lovely ladies from the Knit & Natter group here at Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road, Ipswich, IP1 6DG. They meet every Friday from 10am to 12noon for a chat, drink, biscuits/cakes. You ... [ more ]

Volunteering with the British Red Cross

Clubs & Groups in Ipswich Town Centre

MAR 18
Ipswich Town Hall
Louise W
Are you interested in volunteering? Do you have a few hours to spare ? Could you make a real difference to someone in need ? We have a variety of opportunities available including first aid, independent living and fundraising. To find out more ... [ more ]
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Louise W
Hi Karl, Thanks for your reply and interest. The email address is: We hope to see you on the 18th
Louise W
Not working? Unemployed ? Retired? Children at school? Want to volunteer in the evenings or weekend to fit round work? Volunteer for the British Red Cross Visit us at the town hall on the 18th March to find out more . See you there !