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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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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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Susan H On the-- That Hum topic-- this lady said her house is surrounded by fields I can appreciate her feelings but is this why she is so against the Northern fringe big build and our NBP request--
Martin C
Our wonderful local paper the "Ipswich Star" has a new editor from today and apparently the plan is to be "a campaigning voice at the heart of the community, challenging authority to get the best for the town"  Perhaps they would like to get behind ... [ more ]

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Tooks old Bakery site

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Came past there this morning digger on site grubbing the concrete slabs-- is this just a site clearance or have they started getting ready to build? anyone know whats going on-- any planning permission been applied for?-- very interesting--
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Susan H
So, are the developers still insistent that they also need to develop the football club fields as well, will the football club move? I'm thought originally the council wanted 'mixed use' for the site, to provide some jobs as well.
A very good question Susan H I am trying to get in touch with Whitton FC to see what their present situation is-- if I get an answer I will post it on here-- it would be a shame if we were to loose these football fields altogether don't you think--

Cat Found Dead

Sarah L in Ipswich Town Centre
Just removed a Cat from the road which had been hit by a car. Knocked on a few doors and unfortunately nobody knows who's it is. A kind gentleman has put it in a box in his Garden and is taking it to the vets in the morning. Found at Powling Road, ... [ more ]
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Sarah L
Maybe it's worth ringing Felixstowe Road vets. I would be surprised if it was your cat being that far away but it's worth a try. Hope you find out where yours is!

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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Jeremy C
I don't think IBC existed when NCP got some of the land. Also Cox lane area was where NCP were going to develop the Mint Quarter shopping centre back in the late Eighties. NCP bought up a lot of shops and land for that and area now trying to sell it ... [ more ]
Joanna A
@Watchfull SCC are in control of highways not IBC. You can blame all the traffic lights on them. Of course neither IBC or the Star have spoken out about what a sham has resulted but that's another matter. NCP are part of a larger group which includes ... [ 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
I shall be instructing you for the first 17 moves of the 108, hopefully you will want to go on to a continuing class where you learn the rest of the moves. It should be fun as well as instructive, (otherwise I'll be doing it wrong!) Apart from all ... [ more ]

Turtle in Christchurch Park

Tom T in Westerfield
Amazing what you find in this beautiful park. Attached photograph taken on Tuesday this week.
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Mark N
They've been there a long time so I imagine so.
Tom T
Thanks for your comments. I spoke to the information centre at Christchurch Park who said there are two turtles in the pond. They seem to be thriving. Before Tuesday I had no idea they were there and feel very lucky t have captured them on camera.

FOCUS: Contemplative Meditation Free Open Taster Session

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La Tour Cycle Cafe, Tower House, 17 Tower Street, Ipswich, IP1 3BE
Timothy Yau in Whitton
Contemplative Meditation FREE Open Taster Session Exhausted? Overloaded? Stressed? Stop, be still, and learn to be present in the moment. If you're in or around Ipswich and you know someone who might be into trying something new, bring them along ... [ more ]

Buying a new small hatchback

Lewis L in Ipswich Town Centre
I am considering buying a new small car such as a Ford Fiesta or Suzuki Swift and would like to identify dealers who are polite and helpful and treat their customers with courtesy and respect.  Have any of you had really good or really bad experiences ... [ more ]
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Jean M
We have a Suzki Splash, great little car, loads of room. Bought from John Banks. Helpful, friendly and not at all pushy.
Jean M I have come to one conclusion when buying a car and that is-- if one is happy with the car that one has bought that is all that matters-- I have had the same car for seven years never been any trouble-- passed all its MOTs-- only replacements ... [ more ]

Security System

Watchfull in Castle Hill
My old security cam has gone kerput its the old VHF system-- can any one help me to obtain new HD system working on harddrive-- get the parts/ etc and instal for me-- I will willing pay for parts in advance and come to an agreement for who ever do the ... [ more ]


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Gary B
Earning a little extra doing a few hours a week as a gardener is probably ok at £10 per hour. If looking to become a full time self employed gardener then I see a number of issues with that rate. I am not in that trade but Joanna A is right about the ... [ more ]

Surbiton Road Post Office

Mass R in Castle Hill
Anyone heard why the post office on the corner of Surbiton Road and Bramford Lane is closed.  It was closed yesterday and still not open today.  No notice on door telling customers the reason or if and when it is likely to reopen.
Mrs B
Apparently it is closed as it is changing hands. I asked in the coop yesterday. No idea when it's reopening.

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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Claydon A14 roundabout 22-24 August

John T in Castle Hill
Good to see that the road closure will not be there at rush hour, but will affect 89 89A bus route. see and bus changes


Terry M in Westbourne
Reference my existing rails not 6 x 2 but 4 and a half ins x one and a quarter inches just amending as someone could be put of by the larger size


Terry M in Westbourne
Does anyone know of a good carpenter to replace 4 doors upstairs and replace the stair rail. Got Approx 6 x 2 plain Wood with 2 on stairs and 4 on landing want to replace them with single rail and upright spindles. Would appreciate a few ... [ more ]

That HUM

Interested in Ipswich Town Centre
Just heard most of a fascinating programme with Steve Punt about the 'World Hum', that awful hum that some people hear, sometimes, but often at night. There are many theories about it ,ranging from the sound of fish calling to each other to high ... [ more ]
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Looking for a companion for an Alexander O Neal concert in Feb 2017.

Theresa H in Maidenhall
Alexander O Neal is coming to the Regent on the 17th Feb. None of my friends would be interested in going to see him but I do. I loved him in the eighties dancing to a lot of his music. haha! Anyway, if anyone is interested, we would have to meet up ... [ more ]

Door dipping

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I used this firm last year and they were very good. Collected the items from my house and delivered them back a week later, finished to a good standard. I was pleased.

Travellers move on to Whitehouse Park - see Star report

Mass R in Castle Hill
Here we go again, travellers have moved on to Whitehouse park.  A couple of weeks ago they were on Bramford Lane recreation ground now near the childrens play area and the new skatepark on Whitehouse Park.  IBC say if there is any antisocial behaviour ... [ more ]
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Mass R
Yes probably waiting to move on to the air show where I believe an enlightened Judge has ruled that Tendering D.C. can't temporarily ban caravans and motor homes from the coast road.
Ipswich Entrepreneur
That car park seems to be a popular place for travellers to go... it happened before. I can't help but suspect that actually the council has invited them there to mediate etc as it is pretty rare for travellers to choose a car park rather than a park ... [ more ]


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Suffolk County Council
Hi all, If you have a free travel bus pass, then this can only be used on local bus services during certain hours, as explained on Suffolk On Board. These cannot be used towards taxi fares. As Susan advised, you can apply for our travel voucher ... [ more ]

Heritage Weekend

Linda E in Maidenhall
Ipswich Society Heritage Weekend Saturday 10th September and Sunday 11th September gives you a chance to explore historic buildings that are not usually open to the public. Leaflets available from Tourist Information or Ipswich Society members will be ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Entrepreneur
I remember the event last year, can't believe it has almost been a year. I was a bit surprised how many tourists were exploring the historic buildings; it is a shame that they don't allow people to explore the historic buildings more often, it would ... [ more ]

Wedding venues near bramford

Mike W in Claydon
Hi I was wondering if people could help with recommendations for wedding venues near bramford. We are looking for somewhere with a fairly big outdoor area as well and to be able to hold around 200 to 250 people. Any ideas or recommendations would be ... [ more ]
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