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Northern Bypass for Ipswich

Watchfull in Castle Hill
It has be suggested that we bring this subject up again--can we have your views on this and the reason why--if the Orwell bridge shut down the Valley road gets grid locked--if the big expansion comes about North of Westerfield--it will get worst--I can ... [ more ]
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Martin C
I don't think there's any doubt SCC are doing something, after all it was even mentioned in the Ipswich Star!  Perhaps the debate needs a different forum everyone can use, one that's a bit more user friendly than this one..
Hi Martin C While I agree this debate might do better or needs a different forum I do not know what might be the better--I am signed in to facebook but use it very little--the reason is that there can be too much abuse on there--on the other hand ... [ more ]

Grey cat

Hayley J in Ipswich Town Centre
There's a small Grey cat with collar in our area and we haven't a clue who it belongs to. I haven't seen it but my neighbour has and she says it doesn't look well. Has anyone lost one? Please PM me .
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Hayley J
Hi Carol and Sarah. We haven't seen this cat since. I've spoken to neighbour and she is going catch it if she sees it. Thank you for your comments.

Planning applications

Jean M in Ipswich Town Centre
Anyone know how to access on line planning applications to Ipswich Borough Council? Trying to find out what is happening to the B & Q site after they close. Read in Ipswich Star that an "indoor entertainments company" were applying for planning ... [ more ]
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Loss of national rock station for East Anglia

Jan D in Ipswich Town Centre
I really hope no-one minds me posting this. If no interest, please just scroll past! I listen to Planet Rock all day every day and a switch to new transmitters means many areas of the country are losing it, being expected to listen online, which just ... [ more ]
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Martin C
Well that's it then. They turned the station off for all loyal DAB radio listeners in this area yesterday it seems. Yesterday morning in the car I still got them as I was travelling around Suffolk and Norfolk. Today its just a rolling advert telling me ... [ more ]
Jan D
If looks could kill my car DAB would be dead, I gave it a proper glare when I sat in the car this morning! I've tried a few other stations, briefly, but there's nothing whatsoever that plays any music I like, or can even tolerate! Thankfully I still have ... [ more ]

I am trying to find a guy called Martin.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
I am sorry, but I am trying to find a guy on here called Martin who took away some kitchen units from us a few months ago for his garage. I just wanted to say a special THANK YOU for putting some photos through our door. You have done a most wonderful ... [ more ]

Diabetes UK

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Diabetes Uk meetings held at St Augustins Church hall are trying to increase their membership--Please take note--it would help if they published the DATE & TIME of these meetings--then they might get more to come along--
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Lewis L
The 2016 Diabetes World Summit is a free online event running from the 18th of April  to the 25th.  See
the bees knees
Lewis L, thank you for this very interesting link.  I agree with the findings of the third chat that I read early am this morning. Have you read it yet? 

A good home needed for a Meditec stairlift.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
My partners parents are moving from Hollesley into a bungalow and will no longer need their stairlift. It is a few years old but is in good working order and has recently been serviced.  They are quite happy to let it go to someones home free of charge. ... [ more ]

Artificial nails.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
I need some help please Does anyone know of someone, whether it be one person or a small business, where I can have some nails put on for my holiday?  I live off the Norwich Road so wouldn't want to go miles out. If so, let me know please.  I would need ... [ more ]
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Amy B
Dial lane next to Berridges but you will need to call & make an appointment as they get very booked up.

Bathroom Refurbishment

Linda E in Maidenhall
I have recently moved into a flat and need the bathroom refurbished. Electric shower and cubicle plus tiling. Any recommendations welcome. Linda E.
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Theresa H
I had a guy called Adrian who made a wet room for my dad a couple of years ago and did a very good job indeed. So much so that I am going to use him this summer to sort my bathroom out with a complete new bath suite and tiles. He lives in Colchester but ... [ more ]

400 Houses for Barham

John T in Castle Hill
Where is the sense of proportion, do we need more houses or less people? Where is the strategic plan for the area, by the time one evolves it will be too late. Never mind we are told “growth brings 'short term' prosperity and jobs”, we also get a ... [ more ]
Nadine H
I also saw this quietly hidden away in the in touch magazine which is the first I have heard of it. I have to admit though, when I moved to Barham 11 years ago, I thought that it would be inevitable that the fields adjacent to Barham church lane would be ... [ more ]

Artificial christmas trees

Keith C in Castle Hill
I require Christmas trees for making artificial wreaths and silk flowers thanks Regards keith
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Keith C
Hi hillary I hope this find you as I have not done this before but yes I would like it please let me know were and when I can collect it kind regards keith
Jennifer S
I have a quantity of card making things anyone who could use would be welcome to,it's a hotch porch of things quilling stamping lots of card and backing papers etc.


Jennifer H in Bramford
Hi im a very young 65 year young lady separated looking for friends for friendship and to go to the d &s club car boot sales ect who can drive will share petrol money soh prefered will reply to all replies
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Trudy S
Hi Jennifer you can get bus as its main Library upstairs just ask and they will point you in right direction when you get upstairs, not sure if I will be ther this week as I have to take my daughter for xray but will try Trudy
Jennifer H
I cant travel by bus mobility probs plus anxiety so if you know of anyone who could give me a lift let me know please I would pay petrol money hope your daughter is ok

Carpet fitter

FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation Group

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La Tour Cycle Cafe, Tower House, 17, Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 2PP
Timothy Yau in Whitton
An open group were we explore contemplative meditation as the practice of focusing or quieting the mind, sometimes called ‘mindfulness’, which in turn, opens us up to a relationship with the Divine. COST; Donation towards room hire TEL: 07964 ... [ more ]


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Sheila O
We used to have a toad every year in our garden but remarked the other day i haven't seen one for the last 2or three years goung off subject a bit we used to have a squirrel that used to scuttle along our fence bur he has vanished as well but the trees ... [ more ]
Susan H
Our garden is full of toads, but then we are in countryside. We also find newts. As for squirrels, don't get me started. I had 3 bird feeders destroyed by the blighters last year, despite having 2 dogs who'd love to have squirrel for dinner. I have to ... [ more ]

Poppy is home!!

Hayley S in Henley
Thank you everyone who shared Poppy's post and regularly asked after her - the brilliant news is that after a month away she is home! Her family are so happy and grateful for everyone's support.
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Hayley S
That's so sad. Let's hope whoevers cat it is, the owner is made aware so that they can at least have closure :o(

local gym

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Susan F
thank you all for your comments. have signed up at the YMCA. induction is on Thursday 14 April.

quiz in aid of Barnardo's

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Tuddenham village hall
Gillian M in Westerfield
There are still places for the Barnardo's quiz. A team of 6 for £36.00 or singles to make up a team at £6.00. Numbers by Sunday please to Pat 01473 252326 or Pat 01473 240844

Day of hope big funday

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Foxhall community centre, Foxhall road
Michelle D in Ipswich Town Centre
Amazing funday for pregnancy, baby & childloss with megaslide, tots corner, football shootout, a balloon release many great stalls & more All in aid of bear for an Angel
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Seed trays

Keith C in Castle Hill
Used seed trays wanted will collect regards

Bake for bears, coffee morning

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The meeting place, Limerick close, Ipswich
Michelle D in Ipswich Town Centre
We are holding a coffee morning with cakes, coffee, tea & more to raise funds for our no sew teddy bear package's,

Cats Protection Ipswich - Car Boot Sale

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Foxhall Comunity Centre (ex St Clements Sports & Social Club), Foxhall Road, Ipswich Ip3 8ls
Kitty Bank in Sproughton
Our Boot Sales are continuing into 2016  We'll be on site at Foxhall Road from 10am for those wishing to set up If you'd like to book a pitch please call Dave on 01473 680210. £5 a car, £7.50 for car and trailer/van Free entry to public to ... [ more ]

House Building on Westerfield railway site

Linda E in Maidenhall
The East Anglian Daily Times on Saturday had an article re. proposed house building on an 8 acre former railway site at Westerfield. It stated that Suffolk Coastal District Council are likely to give planning consent for 35 houses to be built. If this ... [ more ]
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Martin C
that's a big failing of this daft website. It seems to be very selective in what it shows to people, so often people don't get to see stuff that of general interest to the whole town. Try this link for the Northern Bypass discussion. ... [ more ]
Richard G
The fact that you are limited as to what areas you can see is a big failure of Streetlife.

Cats Protection Ipswich - Quiz Night

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Bourne Vale Social Club
Kitty Bank in Sproughton
7pm arrival, quiz starting prompt at 7:30pm Tickets are just £8 per person and include entry to the quiz and food. The menu for the evening is jacket potatoes with chilli (mild), cheese and beans or cheese and coleslaw. Teams should consist of 4-6 ... [ more ]

Cat Protect Ipswich Quiz Night

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Bourne Vale Social Club
Kitty Bank in Sproughton
7pm arrival, quiz starting prompt at 7:30pm Tickets are just £8 per person and include entry to the quiz and food. The menu for the evening is jacket potatoes with chilli (mild), cheese and beans or cheese and coleslaw. Teams should consist of 4-6 ... [ more ]