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Barclay's Local ATMs

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Have anyone noticed that Barclay's ATMs are no longer printing out advice slips -- phoned them and was told that this was decided by their directors weeks ago -- do you think that they should get away with it? surely if we have money in the bank we ... [ more ]

Fund raising

Michael B in Combs Ford
I am looking for local charities, which do not normally benefit from National Appeals, to make a donation to, any ideas?. Never though it would be so hard to give away money!!.
Felixstowe lifeboat is manned volunteers and relies on fund raising and donations to cover costs and maintenance!

New Subway fast food outlet in Meredith Road

Mass R in Castle Hill
McColls are advertising for a manager for a new Subway fast food outlet for when they move into the Co-op on Meredith Road. There are already 5 eateries in Meredith Road, do we need another?
Well I just hope that those who already buy their filled rolls etc at lunch time from the bakers shop on Meredith Road continue to do so.

A14 Multi-Pile Up RTC Sat 15th Oct 2016

Ipswich Entrepreneur in Chantry
There was a multi-car RTC on the Ipswich-bound carriageway of the A14 on Saturday night near Creeting St Peter, several cars involved and debris all over the road.  I couldn't see any news about it in any local newspaper, nothing on twitter or ... [ more ]
Well lets hope that no one was seriously injured.  But some people never seem to learn about speed and road conditions do they, they think they are invincible in their little metal boxes on wheels !!

B & M Ipswich Carr street ?

Neil in Castle Hill
It appears that B & M are planning to open in the recently closed Poundland in Carr Street. I saw this in the window today.
It might not be Selfridges but least it helps keeps the town alive with people coming into the town centre, this must be of some  benefit to  other businesses as well as easy access by bus. Although there are good bus links to the retail parks these ... [ more ]


Linda H in Dagworth
hi, I did ask this question last year, then never had time to follow it up, does anyone know of a Tai Chi Class in Stow area please

Friends of Open Spaces in NW Ipswich Tesco Appeal.

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
The Friends group is made up of local residents who are passionate about improving the green areas within NW Ipswich for leisure, sport and health, for all to enjoy. They have been shortlisted for Tesco Bags funding and the amount they could ... [ more ]
It would be nice to know what is the project that Friends of Open Spaces are hoping to get funding for, presumably it's something to do with Whitehouse Park? I couldn't  find this information on the facebook page.

Filthy Joint Entrance To Little Waitrose and IBC Customer Services Department.

Robert R in White House
I went to the Little Waitrose shop in the Ipswich Town Hall complex today (Saturday 1st. October 2016) and was disappointed to find that after many weeks there is still a large accumulation of pigeon droppings across the joint entrance shared by ... [ more ]
Yes I know that Andrew, but it doesn't hurt to complain directly. Too many people on here use the site to moan but do nothing. But before I start a row, not saying that's necessarily the case with Robert R !!

Any truth in it?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Rumours are flying about that the Co-oP Meredith road is closing down-- although the staff know nothing about it-- these rumours are even floating down to them-- anyone know anything?
I do hope it isn't, it's a well used store, but must say the freezers have only been half full for weeks and the shelves are looking a little empty !

Self service jet car wash

Brian H in Stoke Park
Does anybody know if there is another garage in Ipswich that has the self service jet wash machines for cars? The two machines at the Asda petrol station on Bury Road have not been working for several weeks and I can't find out if/when they will be ... [ more ]

Charity car wash

Emmaus I in Castle Hill
Hello!  Come and get your car cleaned today for a great cause. We have a charity car wash in our car park at The Dales - £4 for the exterior and £7 for the exterior and interior. Have a browse in the shop while your car is being made beautiful :-)
Emmaus 1, can I suggest you always post your events on Streelife in good time. It's no good doing it on the day,the information doesn't go out instantly like it does on facebook! The day and date too !


Well Richard G, why shouldn't £18 an hour be common ? For an eight hour day, five days a week over a 48 week year it works out at £34,560 which is just about an average wage. Take off that running a vehicle, tools and equipment etc. Why do folk under ... [ more ]
Of course, if you are working cash in hand for a bit of pin money a tenner an hour's not bad...................................

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 ]
Perhaps the 'hum' is completely natural. It might be people only hear it at night when it's quiet, but it could be the noise our globe makes as it spins around. Maybe it was heard all the time in pre-historic days when earth's inhabitants didn't make ... [ more ]

Door dipping

They were call Orwell Pine on Wherstead Road when I used them a few years ago. They did a very good job. Collected and delivered back too !

Rip off at he Tip.

Edward R in Forward Green
If you wish to deposit soil or rubble you will be charged £2.00 for a bag up to 25kgs. I have weighed a bag today loaded with what I would be comfortable with and that came to 9.7kgs.To tip 25kgs I would need 3 bags that would cost me £6.00. I feel ... [ more ]
I hate having to take anything to the tip, and agree with Mr Mole regarding the terrible steps, I always feel as though I'm going to trip! The most helpful member of staff is an elderly man who will kindly take things up the steps for people, he ... [ more ]

Electric Sewing Machine

Penny M in Bradfield Heath
I have an old 'portable' electric sewing machine.  Basic straight stitch, nothing fancy but good machine.  Have upgraded to a new machine and seems a pity to take the old one to the tip.
Don't take it to the tip Penny, if no one on here wants it donate it. There is a charity on Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate, can't think what they are called, but they will service it and find a good home for it. They service all sorts of things and ... [ more ]

What's up with BT ?

Watchfull in Castle Hill
Beside the fact that I am on S/L Ipswich I also on belong to Northampton S/L--My daughter who lives in New Duston NN5 lost her internet/broadband--some thing that has not happened before--she phoned BT and was informed that there was a problem and it ... [ more ]
I have had a problem with my BT broadband during the last week. Go to log on only to be told I have no internet connection when all the lights on my hub are clearly on, which was puzzling, I haven't phoned for help though, I have just turned it all ... [ more ]

IBC Area Committee tonight-come along

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
Are you interested in what is happening in Whitton, Whitehouse and Castle Hill? Its your chance to find out what the council, Police and other organisations are doing and what issues they are looking at. Tonight's meeting is being held at Whitton ... [ more ]
Whitton Baptist Church 7pm !! Well I got there for 7 and the place was in darkness and all locked up!! So thanks for that bit of inconvenience North West Area Committee. Citizen of Ipswich, it's all under one roof but just as well you didn't turn out!!
Just checked the NWAC facebook page, should have done that earlier, can see that the meeting is tomorrow (Thursday) at The Ipswich Community Church which is at the top of Burlington Road ! Does the left hand know what the right hand is doing?  I won't ... [ more ]
Can I suggest that your administrator always includes the day and date in any post. As you might have learned your original post was a day late ! Streetlife isn't like facebook where the posts go out instantly, they usually take a day so it's best to ... [ more ]
Posted comments are, but no event I have ever posted has gone out til the next day, not that I bother these days as it all only seems to reach the same six people !!

Castle Hill Community Centre, Highfield Road.

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust in Westbourne
You may well have heard about the upcoming changes in management at Castle Hill Community Centre. We can confirm that NW Ipswich Big Local Trust have been supporting this building to stay open and to continue to be available to the community. ... [ more ]


Peter P in Castle Hill
Is there anyone out there who can decipher the attached autographed post card. It,s from 1938 and I want to know who it is. I've tried all possibilities I can think of but with no success.
I'm wondering if the last name cold be Blake or Blatt and the first name possibly beginning with an E. My mum used to do a similar capital E.

Aldi Meredith Road Car Park Overstay Charges

Robert R in White House
I've just received a demand for £70 for staying 25 minutes too long at Aldi in Meredith Road whilst shopping in the store. In case you don't know (and I didn't) the car park is run by Parking Eye and they photograph the numberplate of every vehicle as ... [ more ]
My granddaughter got a ticket at MacDonald's in Lincoln for being there 1 hr 50 mins. Yes, you could argue that it doesn't take that long to eat a burger, but two young women having a catch up! And, the photo sent with the letter shows the car park is ... [ more ]
I expect people park at Aldi and pop to other shops in Meredith Road once they've been to Aldi Graham D, but no one seems to spare a thought for those that want to use Meredith Rd shops and can't find a parking space because half of them on the road ... [ more ]

Aldi in Meredith Road

Mass R in Castle Hill
Can anyone throw any light on the rumour which is currently circulating that Aldi are planning to relocate to the.B&Q site when they close later this year ?
There are hard up people in Martlesham and Woodbridge Mass R, besides, the 'well heeled' as you call them are just as 'up' for a bargain as anyone else, probably more so, that's how they get 'well heeled'. There are usually plenty of up market cars in ... [ more ]
Totally agree with Citizen of Ipswich, and that bell, it's offensive, it really hurts my ears if I happen to be near that top right hand corner when it goes off. My daughter sometimes uses the Aldi on Felixstowe Road and says it's a much better ... [ more ]

Computer repairs

Christine R in Westerfield
I have a problem with my printer. Please can someone recommend a reputable computer engineer, who would come to my house to repair it. Thank you Christine
I have always found Penny Lane Computers on Dales Road to be very reliable and charge reasonable prices. If not, Wake Up PC on St Helen's Street are very good too.

Ipswich bus drivers

Jack D in Westbourne
Is it me or are the drivers on our ibc buses rude. Not even a thanks. Customer service at its worse sadly
I use the buses regularly, I'm always polite and thank the driver when I get off. On the whole I find the drivers to be helpful, and polite in responding to the thank yous from passengers getting off the bus. They must get fed up with saying 'thank ... [ more ]
Well a plain thank you is fine by me, or 'morning' or whatever, I would hate if the drivers started saying all that over the top American stuff like 'have a good day'. They are bus drivers after all! I can remember when buses had conductors, they did ... [ more ]

New year

Quite agree Sheila O, you took the words out of my mouth! A good debate is very healthy and helpful, but too many on streetlife just moan, but what is more irritating is that none seem prepared to do anything about the thing they are moaning about ! ... [ more ]