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Jean M

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Joined: 31 July 2012

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Ipswich Christmas Fair

Jean M
It should be reported under the trades description act! It is NOT a Christmas market, a Christmas market has wooden huts, nicely decorated, the smells of mulled wine, spiced nuts etc., Proper Christmas music not that John & Yoko and Slade ... [ more ]

Anglia Retail Park

David R
inactive
in Westbourne
Good news you would think that The Range and a possible newcomer to the town Go outdoors have apparently applied to take residence at the Anglia retail park ex B&Q etc.. this would be a massive boost for the area, but already David Ellesmere is ... [ more ]
Jean M
Brilliant news, just what we need at this end of town. I don't understand the argument about only selling " bulky goods" though. Mammals and Papas are there and they sell small items. Please Mr Ellesmere, recommend this change of use, Anglia ... [ 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 ]

Post Office moving into WH Smith?

Ipswich Ltd
in Ipswich Town Centre
I noticed a planning application  (16/01117/LBC) for 3 x bright red Post Office advertisement signs to be installed on the former Crown & Anchor Hotel.  http://www.ipswich-lettering.co.uk/crownandanchor.html It seems with all the good intentions ... [ more ]
Jean M
The consultation was a waste of time, the Post Office are determined to move into W H Smith regardless of what the public want. We spoke to a chap in the post office and it was obvious that they were not interested in our opinion. Maybe a boycott of ... [ more ]

Whitehouse Needs You

Glen C
in Westbourne
WHITEHOUSE NEEDS YOU Do you live in the North West of Ipswich ? Have you had an idea which you think might help your community, your neighbourhood but don't know how to make it a reality? Are you working for a local group but want to know more ... [ more ]

The so called christmas tree

Jack D
in Westbourne
I know we are a few weeks away and next month the Christmas decorations will start to appear in the town centre, what are the chances of us having a real tree instead of the abstract excuse for a tree again.
Jean M
I love the modern tree, all I will add is I wish they would give more thought to what is put around the bottom of it. The awful "security barriers" spoil the look. Real trees are lovely but you must have a good one, in the past the real tree in ... [ more ]
Jean M
Joanna A, relevant because some of the people commenting have said they want their children to grow up with a traditional tree in town, just wondered if they had a traditional tree in their homes or an artificial one.
Jean M
Kym, not sure the " real" tree in Ipswich was ever donated by another country but the one in Trafalgar Square in London is donated each year by Norway as thanks for our efforts in WW2.
Jean M
Can I make a suggestion please? It is obvious from these threads that we all care about our town weather we agree with each other or not. If you have any gripes go to your Local Area Committee meetings which are held every so often in all corners of ... [ more ]

Giles corner

Steven K in Greenwich
I had to pop into town at the weekend and couldnt believe that the road near the Giles statue is all being dug up again. Its not ling since it was a dug up and reworked. How much is this waste costing? I dont often moan on here and usually defend ... [ more ]
Jean M
Plenty of parking in Ipswich JD. Crown Street, William Street £1 an hour and the new one in Elm Street £1.20 an hour. Why do people always want free parking. If you can afford to run a car you should be prepared to pay for parking! Forgive me if ... [ more ]

Deliberately Struck By Car

Buzz R
in Castle Hill
Approaching on foot the Pelican crossing in St. Matthews Street/Norwich Road with my wife, on our way to grandson's school, when the lights changed in our favour. As we were a few feet from the actual crossing we crossed behind the car which had ... [ more ]

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?

66% of households in the East could be missing out on £327 savings – are you one of them?

Be An Energy Shopper
in East Region
New research by energy regulator Ofgem shows that up to 66% of households in the East could save around £327 on their energy bill by moving from a standard tariff to a fixed deal. There's straightforward, impartial advice on how to compare gas and ... [ more ]
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Cornhill Redevelopment

Iain C in Ipswich Town Centre
So the Cornhill redevelopment was called in to reassess but the aim remains to create a multi-functional space with a mixture of retail and cafes etc. that sit around the boundary. So despite what appears as no objections to a change of use, ... [ more ]
Jean M
We had a fantastic time in Norwich last night, went for a meal at Jamie's Italian in Royal Arcade, that sort of restaurant would be great in the Grimwades shop,but of course this is Ipswich so it won't happen!

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.
Jean M
Another brilliant shop is Home Bargins, saw one in Scotland, a bit like B & M, there's one in Colchester too. Plenty of space available at Anglia retail park. Now that Hobbycraft have gone to Martlesham and the powers that be are not encouraging ... [ more ]

Cyclists on the Pavement

Steve W
in Castle Hill
Is it just me, or have all Ipswich's pavements been redesignated as cycle ways - but without the signs? There is an increasing number of cyclists, including children teenagers and adults, using the pavements in and around town even when there is a ... [ more ]
Jean M
Cycling on a pavement could be a great idea, IF BOTH cyclists and pedestrians cooperate. The cycle paths in the town are too dangerous. I lived in Germany for many years, there the pavements are divided by a yellow line, one side for pedestrians and ... [ more ]
Jean M
I rest my case! Seeing some of the comments here "selfish" is the right word! Pedestrians AND cyclists must learn to share. The comment about not moving out of the way for cyclists on the prom says it all, does the lady not realise that cycling on ... [ more ]
Jean M
Yes I agree with you Terry M there is a Me Me Me attitude today, there needs to be cooperation between pedestrians and cyclists, sadly in this country cooperation is a word not recognised. I lived in Germany for a long time, I got used to sharing ... [ more ]

Post Office Move

Buzz R
in Castle Hill
Unbelievably (why do I bother to say that?!), the Post Office is proposing to move the Tower Ramparts unit into WH Smith. What a truly appalling idea, representing yet another example of the downgrading of the postal services along with their ... [ more ]
Jean M
Well, whereever they put it, I hope all the counters will be manned! Stopped using the Towe Ramparts Post Office a long time ago as most of the counters were not manned and the queues were nearly out of the shop. If I need a Post Office now I ... [ more ]

Repointing

Jean M
in Ipswich Town Centre
Can anyone recommend a reliable person to repoint the front of our house please?

Open Mic Night for under 25's

North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
in North West Ipswich Big Local Trust
The NW Ipswich Big Local Trust youth group, Diversity 2 Unity are hosting another Open Mic Night for budding musicians, singers, comedians & poets on Sept 14th Please visit our website for more info ... [ more ]

ipswich star

Roz B in Claydon
The ipswich star has gone to 75pence now it a lot of money now it is much in 
Jean M
The Star leaves a lot to be desired, it's tired and outdated. We are increasingly fed up with the weekly "news" of one of their reporters grandchildren, used to be a good column now just boring. Lots of times articles are repeated sometimes twice in ... [ more ]

Architects slam totally illogical Ipswich bridge contest!

Jan D
in Ipswich Town Centre
Suffolk County Council, what are you playing at? https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/architects-slam-totally-illogical-ipswich-bridge-contest/10... Not a great start, is it?
Jean M
What more do you expect from Suffolk County Council, look at the mess they have made with the a Travel Ipswich scheme!
Jean M
Watchful, I was talking about the members of Suffolk County Council not Dr Poulter. I'm not sure if any member of SCC lives in Ipswich, I suspect they live in the surrounding towns and villagers. We really need a unitary authority for Ipswich. The ... [ more ]

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 ]

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 ]

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 ]
Jean M
We have a Suzki Splash, great little car, loads of room. Bought from John Banks. Helpful, friendly and not at all pushy.

B&Q

Jean M
Anglia Retail Park needs a shot in the arm now, I known there is going to be a trampoline centre in the old B & Q but oh how I would love to see some decent shops up there! Hobbycraft would be great but unfortunately that has gone to Martlesham. ... [ more ]
Jean M
Surely our local Councillors should be promoting this side of town, so should Dr Dan Poulter he's our MP!

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 ]
Jean M
Gone from Whitehouse but now parked up on a public car park near the Station. These people have more money than most people, why cant they buy their own piece of land? Don't see why tax payers should fund another travellers site, there already is ... [ more ]

Sewing..

Mary T
in Castle Hill
I have a couple of pairs of trousers that need shortening and my   lovely lady who has helped me over many years has retired at the age of 84.  What a wonderful achievement... This means I would be exceptionally grateful if anyone out there would be ... [ more ]
Jean M
Crafty Baba - lovely shop, so helpful, friendly and has fantastic quilting fabric. Well worth a look.

Major's Corner and Mulberry Tree, Ipswich roadworks

OnTwoWheels
in Westerfield
I've just seen via the Ipswich Star website that this work is to commence this week. When the plans were originally published on the Travel Ipswich site I raised serious safety concerns about the design of the merge into Woodbridge Road coming from St ... [ more ]
Jean M
I would love to see cycling into town as more attractive, but the cycle lanes are just too narrow. Why can't we be like the continent, where there are shared areas on the pavements for cyclist? Of course there would have to be give and take between ... [ more ]