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Litter strewn streets

John W in Westbourne
As a change from walking my dog in the park, sometimes I walk around Henley Road, Berners Street, Bedford Street, St Georges Street area of central Ipswich and I'm horrified at the amount of litter, it seems to be getting worse. The gutter in Henley Rd ... [ more ]
Madge
Queen Elizabeth 1st visited Ipswich and stayed at Christchurch Mansion way back in not sure the exact year it was. After a stroll around the town she apparently declared Ipswich to be a dirty place. So, nothing much changed there then!

Any St Mark's parents on here?

John B in Maidenhall
Hi - are there any St Mark's Primary School parents on here? Still trying to sort out my after-school childcare situation... Would welcome some advice from fellow parents at the school!
Madge
Unless your news feed already covers the area where the school is John B, you need to go to your profile and change your news feed settings, unless the school doesn't have a catchment area being a church school.

Closure of The Dales Pub

Brian S in Westbourne
The co-op rents out the Dales pub the landlord and lady have been given one months notice to terminate one the 31st August 2015. this means that they will be homeless and without a job and they have done such a great job over the last 5 year. Making the ... [ more ]
Madge
Does anyone know why has the Coop given notice?  Are they planning to expand the shop?
Madge
Why aren't you all making your feelings known directly to the Coop rather than on this site? I don't think they are on facebook but they are on Twitter, you can also contact them on the website www.eastofengland.coop
Madge
I suggested that yesterday Ed C., but I bet none of the above moaners have done it yet, they will just carry on moaning !! All they have to do is go to www.eastofengland.coop and click on contact in the top right corner !

Claydon chippy

Arthur C in Darmsden
What is peoples general view ot the chip shop in Claydon? I was recently told by the staff that I was rude , the only thing I done was called "hello" a couple of times as the counter was void of staff when I walked in. It took more than 15 Mins to get ... [ more ]
Madge
Can you phone ahead as you would for any other take away? Meredith Road chippy usually good, and frying new potatoes now. Had some yesterday, yum yum !!

Re Cap on Your point of view

Watchfull in Castle Hill
I think that the reason that this debate was closed down was, we started to get too political and we brought other countries into the debate, when we should have been talking about the United Kingdom only, I to am not blame free, the good thing that it ... [ more ]
Madge
A couple of series ago, or maybe three, I think it was either the quarter or semi finals of Strictly Come Dancing, I posted a comment on Streetlife on the remaining dancers and who my money was on to win, thought it might generates a little light banter ... [ more ]
Madge
Re your first reply Tony O, at 11.15, you seem to miss the point, not what I had in mind. If you guys want to discuss political matters then find an online forum or start one up! I think you also miss the point regarding strictly, it wasn't meant to ... [ more ]
Madge
Well if the EU referendum isn't related to local community then I don't know what is really, after all, the outcome will affect us all, and some local discussion might even encourage a better turn out at the polling station. But what do I know, probably ... [ more ]
Madge
Citizen of Ipswich, wider issues you ask, exactly the whole topic of this entire conversation, not always things related to the locality.

music day

Jack D in Westbourne
So another year has gone by and once again the free music day at Christchurch park is here. So who's going, do you enjoy it?
Madge
Lighten up Kiwi C and Barbara C. Towns need events that bring people out and together, bet there was no violence, people just having a day out. Charlie L is right and traders have to pay for their stall space so that generates a bit of money. Music in ... [ more ]
Madge
Thanks Jean, and while I'm on my high horse will just add, it's not only people from Ipswich who go to the event, folk come from all over, so that as well must generate income for the town. Shopping in town beforehand and having food at local eateries ... [ more ]

Road mystery

Susan H in Castle Hill
Can anyone advise me as to who I need to contact about maintenance to Thurleston Lane? In one of the passing places there are several massive potholes, I live in fear of meeting someone coming the other way who expects me to pull over into that area, it ... [ more ]

Broomhill Summer Fete

Annie M in Westerfield
Our Summer Fete is on Saturday 4 July 12 - 4 pm, including bouncy castle, Punch & Judy, Face Painting, Craft Stalls, barbeque and entertainment by the Samba Band and Jitterbugs Dance Group.   The Mayor of Ipswich, Councillor Glen Chisholm will be ... [ more ]

car insurance

Madge
All your friend has to do is contact her insurers and put your name on her insurance. Most companies don't charge for this now. I've got two named drivers on my insurance as well as myself but it does only cover them third party.

Pilates Demo - Suffolk Show Today

JazziPilates in Kesgrave
If anyone is at the Suffolk Show today I'll be teaching the Pilates demos at the Suffolk sports tent. Come for a free class. Times, 11-12, 13-14 + 15-16. See you there

What do you know about the history of Castle Hill Community Centre?

Castle Hill Community Centre in Common, The
We were given this amazing photo of Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road. This is what it looked like at the beginning of the last century. What do you know about the history of our building? It would be great to hear from you.  Thank you. ... [ more ]
Madge
In the 1950s during the time of the polio outbreak it was used by Whitton Primary School, the big rooms downstairs being used as classrooms. Not sure if this was for quarantine purposes or because the baby boom following the war meant the school wasn't ... [ more ]

Personalised teddies

Madge in Westerfield
Does anyone out there make or know of some one who makes personalised teddies ? A young friend of mine would like some personalised teddies made for her wedding in August. Don't know exactly what she wants, that would be for both parties to discuss.

lost dog

Tom C in Culpho
hi all can any one help our german shepherd got out yesterday near the top of rose hill witnesham she answers to jess  . #if any one sees her can you please post thanks

Summer job wanted

Madge in Westerfield
Summer job wanted in Ipswich or nearby for female student home from university until September. Has retail and customer experience, also some admin and clerical experience. Polite, well spoken and hard working. Has own car so hours and location not a ... [ more ]

Whitehouse park

Rossi in Somersham
Good to see the Police have moved swiftly and decisively to remove so-called travellers from the park. Wonder if the skips are provided by council or themselves

Wildlife Area at Whitton Community Primary School

Community Team IBC in Ipswich Town Centre
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 ]

Stowmarket Car Parks

David G in Thorney Green
Having been back in England for over 1 year now, I must say my view on the paying car parks, I have been going for coffee every day at Spoons, the costs are £1 for 2 hour, during a year this means I have spent about £300 on car parks, and the other thing ... [ more ]
Madge
Why do you have to go out every day for coffee? Is it too far to walk, cycle, bus ?

Aldi car park

Madge 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 ]
Madge
Yes watchful, in the bays across from the entrance along the side wall of the Sense shop!
Madge
Not at all Watchful, I could see where you were coming from when I re-read my post. Didn't intend to sound so bombastic, but when I replied to you post I hadn't seen yours and Maria S's exchanges so didn't even realise you meant the bays at the front.

Laptop Repairs

Luana B in Bramford
Hello there, I'm wondering if anyone can recommend someone that repairs laptops? Mine got slower and slower and now it won't even turn on. Many thanks in advance!

Old Photos

Not K in Henley
For those who have not seen them follow this link for some old photos of the area. http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/star-life/kindred-spirits
Madge
Thanks for the link Not K, I've just spent a pleasant half hour or so browsing Kindrid Spirits. My gran lived in Robeck Road in the 50s, so when my we visited my brother, cousins ans I would go to the Lairs in the summer. What a shame Pipers Vale has ... [ more ]

badley church

Denise H in Akenham
hi does anybody here know if there are spirits at Badly church as I took my sister there yesterday and took some photos and we have really spooky images...things we cant explain....just curious...thanks Denise 
Madge
Very interesting pictures Denise, I can see figures in two of them, one was very obvious as soon as I clicked on the picture. There seems to be what looks like numbers scratched on the window in the first picture, can you remember seeing them?

Ginger cat

Madge
I hope if it's a lost cat that it has found it's way home, but it's not unusual to see cats wandering in Meredith Road, people live there above  the shops, and there are lots of houses very nearby.

Open Day

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32 Kelvin Road, Ipswich, IP1 5EH
Prom and Beyond in Prom and Beyond
Please feel free to come along to view our stock of nearly 300 dresses for Proms, Parties, Balls and Weddings. Entry to Prize Draw with every dress purchased. Also you can view  on  www.promandbeyond.co.uk   or ring 01473 371634. Thank you.
Madge
You have to pay for advertising Tee P so the money contributes to the running of Streetlife just as it does for newspapers and magazines !

Magazines

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Jayne in Akenham
I have about 20 Suffolk Magazines, does anyone know an organisation, etc who would like them, or be able to use them ?

Ipswich people

Ryano in Gainsborough
Hi there, I have been living in Ipswich for three years now and yesterday a tourist asked me what Ipswich people are called. I realised I hadn't a clue... Can anyone help me please?
Madge
To save typing I have scanned and attached the first page of a book called 'The History of Ipswich, 1500 Years of triumph and Disaster' by Peter Bishop. It tells how the town was founded and possibly how it got it's name. The book goes on to give the ... [ more ]
Madge
Yes Cathy G., thank goodness there have been people around like Peter Bishop to research all this history and record it.