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Continuation NBP part 3

in Castle Hill
Streetlife closed our debate down --Northern Bypass for Ipswich which had around about 650 hits plus -- our second heading -- Continuation NBP is about to be shut down also with about 370 hits -- we are now awaiting the out come of talks this spring ... [ more ]
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I emailed Mark Ling and within 10mins received a phone call -- I contacted Mark because I found out he has his own website and is in favour of a NBP and has been for along time -- he told me a lot in confidence which would be wrong of me to pass on ... [ more ]
Ipswich Ltd
I am not sure how they assemble their cabinet - does anyone know? Is it simply a case of handing out sweets to people of their liking? This goes to show how much of a shambles the operation is... a leader plus 8 cabinet members... Suffolk population ... [ more ]

Death Cafe

in Ipswich Town Centre
Next Death Cafe meeting is next week, Thursday Jan 26th. Everyone is welcome. We meet at the Cycle Cafe, Tower Street, Ipswich at 2pm. Be lovely to see you there. Easy to recognise me as I'll be the one in the Death Day tee shirt. (Believe me, you'll ... [ more ]
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friends needed

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Fence Panels x 2 Fence and Fence Post x 1 to Provide & Fit them

Janet A
in Common, The
Hi can anyone recommend a carpenter/gardener/handy man that can provide 2 x 6' tall regular fence panels and fence 1 post & fit them in the Ipswich area.
James A
Janet, Try John Blair of JB Turf & Landscapes on 01473 890740. He has supplied and fitted fencing for us on two occasions and both times his prices were very reasonable and the work was completed quickly and to a very good standard. John works ... [ more ]
John of JB has done quite a bit of work for us in the last few years and I can completely endorse what James A has said. I would never use anyone else.

Watch Battery Replacement

Lewis L
in Ipswich Town Centre
I have two watches that need new batteries.   I know about Timpsons and Debenhams and have seen market traders who offer the service.  Have any of you had good or bad experiences in Ipswich town centre?  Any recommendations?
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Amy B
I got several quotes that went from £80 down to £47 then £40 apparently it was more as it was a swiss time piece i knew that a battery was just a battery & finally settled on christopher boreham jewellers a couple of doors up from the sainsburys ... [ more ]
Heather R
I always use the market watch stall - would not know where else to go.  He gives service with a smile and I don't think you can beat £2.50 per battery.

Northern Bypass Routes

Susan H
in Castle Hill
Well, I've just been looking at the proposed Northern Bypass Routes announced today and despite the fact they say they've used a 'broad brush' to avoid blighting any properties, I think it is pretty obvious it's not possible to take another road off ... [ more ]
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Stuart F
Susan H; I too winched when I read the comment that you have no idea about shunting kids around! I thought respecting each others opinions was the cornerstone of Streetlife; obviously not, as there are two or three regular contributors who think they ... [ more ]
Susan H
I am always rather amused by the 'Debate' on this site about an NBP which is in fact a campaign by a few vocal people, who happen to find the large amount of traffic using Valley Road inconvenient and just want roads built, which they hope will take ... [ more ]

Planning Application For Industrial Site between Mockbeggars Hall & Travel Inn, Claydon

Margaret W
in Great Blakenham
Hi, I don't know if people are aware that planning application has been submitted to build an Industrial site on farmland along Paper Mill Lane, Claydon, between the Travel Inn and The Grade 2 Listed Mockbeggars Hall. The application s for 18 units, ... [ more ]
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Margaret W
I take ours to Hinds Jewellers in town, it costs just under £10 but you get free battery replacement for life of the watch, you just take the receipt in with the watch when you need the next replacement battery and it is free of charge.
Not K
Kim, I agree that many people are just resigned to the fact that those in authority will do what they want despite comments. However I think the tide is turning, and perhaps we need to remind those making the final decisions that they are paid ... [ more ]

Reminder-NW Ipswich Area Committee Community Meeting tonight!

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Have you something you would like to raise with Council. Police or us? Here is another chance. Its the IBC Area Committee Community meeting tonight at 7pm. Come along, you're likely to see others that you know! It's being held at the Suffolk Deaf ... [ more ]
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Ipswich Museum now open on Sundays

Mass R
in Castle Hill
Great news if you are looking for somewhere for your family to go on Sundays, Ipswich museum is now open between the hours of 11am and 5pm. Could never understand why this valuable free resource was closed on Sundays. Particularly useful venue in ... [ more ]
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Mass R
When you see the fantastic success of the annual heritage buildings open days, not only drawing in local residents but visitors from far and wide, museums have a big part to play in tourism and the local economy. We all seek out these attractions ... [ more ]
Peter B
Thank You for the info Mass R Been out today with my little one and she had fantastic time. Great idea to have the museum open over the weekend even it it would have to be closed during two week days.

Recommendations for reasonably priced vehicle bodywork repairers please

Carol C
in Sproughton
Can anyone recommend any bodywork repairers that would be able to do some cosmetic repairs on an van conversion type motorhome please?  It is an older vehicle in good tidy condition but now needs new sills plus patch repairs where some rust is ... [ more ]
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Carol C
Many thanks for the recommendations.  I have spoken to BM Car Body Centre and will follow up next week.
Tony H
Good for you. Let us know how you get on. We rarely get a follow up to this sort of request for a recommendation.

Can you help a local charity?

Frances A in Castle Hill
Suffolk Family Carers is based in Old Ipswich road, Claydon on Hill View Business Park. We provide information, advice, guidance and support for anyone who is caring for a friend, family member or neighbour. The person that they are caring for may be ... [ 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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Susan H
What is the real situation re Snoasis? I've always been given to understand that even though permission had been granted, there were so many conditions attached and so many other factors surrounding how it was to be funded, that I've always been given ... [ more ]
Not K if it is of any help to you why not do as we have done on our debates NBP and that is to do a continuation etc -- for instance -- SnOasis part 2 -- It have worked well for us -- We started off with -- Northern Bypass for Ipswich it was closed ... [ more ]

Wasps nest

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Martin B
hi, we can highly recommend Richard at east anglia pest control. We have used him a  couple of times  and recommended him to our neighbour, who was also very pleased with the service. The wasps nest was 100% removed and he guarantees his work. 01473 ... [ more ]
Mass R
There is really no need to go to the expense of hiring anyone if you are physically able to do it yourself. If it was an active nest it's a different story but wasps die off in late autumn.


Barbara in Ipswich Town Centre
Does anyone know a plumber who is willing to take on a small job please? I just need a new kitchen sink fitted. With thanks - Barbara
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Open Mic Night North West Ipswich

Glen C
in Westbourne
Know anyone under 25 who can sing, drop some lyrics or have any talent then check out this out from the NWIBLT

Attention budding Musicians...Open Mic sessions restarting following the Christmas break

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Open Mic nights are a brilliant way for young people to gain performance confidence. Whether they sing, play an instrument, are a budding comedian, poet or ventriloquist, this is their chance to perform to a small friendly group. It doesn't matter if ... [ more ]


Susan F
in Castle Hill
hi any animal charitys local to ipswich that would like two willing helpers?. i dont mind the dirty jobs. my partner is a car driver.
Jean G
cat protection need voluteers in the shop for sat and sundays they are in bramford lane phone Ipswich--742226

Seemstress required

Hayley S
in Henley
I have a small bedroom child's stool that needs recovering (just the pad). Not a big job for someone who knows what they're doing but I'm no seemstress! I have the material. Can anyone recommend someone that could do this for me please?
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Continuation NBP

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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Have just started the third part of this debate off under the heading of -- Continuation NBP part 3  --  have a gander folks --
Ipswich Ltd
No need to drop buzzwords like "Brexit", it has been fact checked that on average farmers make more money by subsidy than agriculture and this isn't safe in the future as the EU subsidy is likely to disappear. It is highly unlikely that the government ... [ more ]

New Year Resolution ? Want to help others ?

British Red Cross
in Castle Hill
Can you make a cup of tea, help someone with their shopping, and make someone's day? The British Red Cross is looking for volunteers to provide practical and emotional short term support to people living in Ipswich and the surrounding areas coming ... [ more ]

Printer repair dell model

Ginny S in Westerfield
Can anyone recommend a dell printer repairer? Please let me know, I am on the IP1 area but wiki Lying to travel to get mine fixed at a reasonable rate. Thanks.
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Ginny S
Thanks will do as suggested. Printer was very expensive. New ones are less bulky and life span better
Ginny S which model of Dell printer is it? In case you didn't know, you can get a very good all-in-one wireless inkjet printer with automatic duplex printing for around £50.

Nisa Shops

Beryl G
in Claydon
Does anyone know where there is a Nisa shop in Ipswich which sells Heritage food. Their lasagne is really lovely, but now our Village shop has closed I cant find anywhere that stocks them now.
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Alex G
Not quite an answer to the question, but a friend visiting from  Clacton (coincidentally) tells me that a Lasagne I had bought at Ipswich Lidl was the best that she had ever tasted! SO if Nisa is to far too far away, that might be worth a visit.

virgin media

Jim G
in Common, The
hi i  wondering has any body had the same problem as me i got my bill this week and it was 50 pounds more than it should after investigation i found out somebody had been watching adult movies i know it was not us but after speaking with virgin thy ... [ more ]
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Alex G
David B. I thought that would be a great idea to reset the pin,as I live alone  but it got a bit confused with the bit that followed on AFTER your helpful instructions! I reached "RESET your PIN", but then 'clicking blue'brought up "Select TiVo box : ... [ more ]
David B
hi SORRY BEEN BUSY THIS WEEK, OK,  got as far as 'press blue button' but did not get any further. Must be a Virgin glitch! I tried this and it did work. Press home go to Help & Settings then Perental control enter pin  1234 default click ' Change ... [ more ]

Park and Ride and Goodwill to all

Susan H
in Castle Hill
Just received an email, as I had previously contacted the County Council about Park and Ride, informing me that Park and Ride services have been secured for Ipswich. And at certain times it will even be cheaper than it is currently. This is such good ... [ more ]
Susan H
Well yes, and that was my local one too. But at least they're not closing it down altogether, which they were talking about at one stage.

DAB signal

Susan H
in Castle Hill
Has anyone else noticed that the DAB signal in this area is dreadful today? I was woken by squawking noises from our Dab radio in the house and thought it had gone wrong but I've just gone out in the car and the signal is appalling, fading in and out ... [ more ]
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