Lives in Capel St Mary
Joined: 26 October 2012
O J M, perhaps the gesticulation you saw was an indication that the driver would just be one more minute.
The amount of contribution paid by members into the Police Pension Scheme has little to do with the value of the benefits which are essentially subsidised by the taxpayer. If an equivalent sum was invested in a personal pension (or indeed any other type ... [ more ]
I'd always use Wyards. They may not be the cheapest, but they're professional and reliable.
Er no! Actually, somebody at the Highways Agency should get a medal. Thanks to the lower speed limit and the improved surface, I have been able to eat my breakfast in the garden (in Capel St Mary) in relative peace for the first time in years without ... [ more ]
In fact, just thinking about it, perhaps we should all be writing to our local MP pointing out that as the speed restrictions have been such a success, average speed cameras and a lower limit should be applied across the country.
thediceman, given that we're only talking about the roadworks on the A12 in what way do you think a marginal increase in journey time costs British industry thousands? By the way, when I moved to Capel pre Orwell Bridge and Ipswich Bypass, the traffic ... [ more ]
Well said, thediceman. Quality of life is of course more important than a measly 2% drop in production. And if a business can't increase productivity to make up for an employee being a bit late for work, then they probably shouldn't be in business ... [ more ]
Yes. It's all a big conspiracy by "the authorities" to prove that by slowing traffic down, that improves the traffic flow, reduces accidents, doesn't overly affect journey times, probably increases productivity in the process, saves fuel, oh, and ... [ more ]
Thanks for the tip Christine B. That's possibly the best thing to come out of Streetlife. Ever! I'd been wondering why our rosemary was looking a pit pathetic this year and having just checked have found a dozen of the blighters. It's a shame they have ... [ more ]
I didn't realise it was so confusing! In Babergh we don't all have brown bins (as they have to be paid for). If we do, shredded paper can go in, otherwise it goes in the black bin - but never in the blue bin.
An interesting assertion, Cathy G. Why?
I think you'll find that those big red circle things with a big black "40" in them mean that there is a 40mph speed limit in force.
I agree that it's very frustrating that a good proportion of drivers ignore the signs. It's very annoying that the authorities put the signs out well before the work started. That lulls people into thinking the signs are pointless and can therefore be ... [ more ]
Watchfull, I'm not suggesting you're wrong, because I've seen that sort of figure mentioned before, but can anyone explain how somebody not turning up for an appointment can actually COST the NHS £80?
The thing I always bear in mind about economic forecasts, Citizen of Ipswich, is that they almost certainly will not come true. It's why I loved studying Economics at school - on the grounds that because you could never be right, it was pretty difficult ... [ more ]
Just beware of Zopa and the like. The increased rate of return is commensurate with the increased risk. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Exactly. Higher interest = higher risk. Lower interest = lower risk. Pretty simple really.
This discussion seems to have morphed from the original Taylor Wimpey proposal twixt The Holiday Inn and the Park & Ride, into the other proposal at Belstead House / Meadow. David P, do you have a link/ more information to the Taylor Wimpey proposal?
Thanks for that David P (I'd already looked there, but couldn't see it, duh!) and I absolutely agree the two proposals are connected. The whole area will be overwhelmed with new housing. Which is fine, so long as new infrastructure is carefully thought ... [ more ]
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DAF, if there is a left-hand lane for traffic going straight-on and left, and a right-hand lane for traffic going straight-on and right, why on earth would you not use either lane if you want to go straight-on? It surely makes sense for straight-on ... [ more ]
I can't agree with that DAF. I know the roundabout reasonably well and have always taken the view that the reason two lanes merge into one AFTER the roundabout is because drivers are expected to use both lanes as they come off the roundabout. ... [ more ]
Why would anyone NOT want to be "in front"? I don't mean as a way of annoying other drivers, but surely nobody sets off on a journey to be "at the back". If you see a queue of traffic in the left lane, it's reasonable to assume that at least some of it ... [ more ]
Just what I was thinking Nosey Ron! I wonder if what Michael L was pointing out was that we all got a bit diverted talking about the best way to approach a roundabout! Getting back to the topic, for my part, I agree the limit should be no more than 40 ... [ more ]
I'm sorry DAF, I hadn't realised you were a woman. In that case, of course you should remain in the left hand lane - always.😉
DAF, that really was meant as a cheeky joke!! Please don't take offence. 😊😊
How about the Suffolk FairyDogMother You'll find her on Facebook.
And very attractive too. A bank of wind turbines will look even better.
I think wind turbines probably are less-effective when compared with say coal, gas or nuclear generation. But in my view they are objects of beauty. Obviously I wouldn't want in my back yard though!
It looks disgusting. What sort of mindless idiots would just dump their bags of bottles. Capel's going downhill fast!!
I think the joke came about because there was actually a prominent London Underground sign on the old maltings buildings in Dock Street that could be clearly seen from Stoke Bridge. I believe London Underground had some sort of admin office there. It ... [ more ]
I wonder if they are providing alternative access while they get on with installing the lifts in the subway - http://bit.ly/1ntwDVr ?
I guess the Ipswich food festival wasn't really trying to compete with the likes of Aldeburgh that appeals to a county-wide (and beyond) audience of more sophisticated interest in local produce. I imagine Ipswich BC were aiming at local townspeople, and ... [ more ]
I guess you've watched some of the YouTube videos - http://bit.ly/1jegXRZ It looks fascinating - good luck!
Citizen of Ipswich, you're absolutely right. When I was teaching my children to drive, we used to find a police car in town and follow it. I would get the children to watch carefully and tell me all the mistakes the rozzers made: not indicating, ... [ more ]
I'm sure Chaters would have taken on that responsibility 😄
I agree, it's a lovely old building. I'd have thought the markings were simply decorations imprinted into the plaster - for no other reasons than somebody thought they looked pretty! You may need to spend some time in the Suffolk Records Office (while ... [ more ]
Just a thought: have you tried contacting Borin Van-Loon at http://ipswich-lettering.org/. It's one of my favourite websites when you've got time to waste! I just had a quick look and can't see anything but it may be a good starting point?
I think you'll find Fire Marks tended to be on plates rather than imprinted in plaster. Even in the 18th Century homeowners would shop around for the best deal, so the fire co could just switch the plates over when the homeowner switched their fire ... [ more ]
It's surprisingly difficult to track down private practice GPs. I tried a couple years ago after being exasperated by our local NHS practice in Capel St Mary. You might try Dr Frey at Stonham Aspel.
The point is, if you pay a private doctor, he will be working for you, and answerable to you and therefore have your own interest at heart, as you would expect from any professional adviser that you engage. Sadly, that principle no longer works within ... [ more ]