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  1. Ipswich

    Ipswi Search Terms July 2017

    by Ipswich in Offtopic ChatJul 19, 2017 with 0 replies and 133 views.

    It is always good to find out what people are searching for... By impressions(How many times the Ipswich Community Forum appeared in the results)ipswich maritime festival 2017empire cinema ipswich pricesprosecco festival ipswichipswich maritime festivalsandy martin mpipswich waterfront festival 2017sandy martin ipswichempire ipswich pricescaravan fire felixstoweipswich northern bypass route mapipswich to felixstowe run 2017...

  2. dan5

    What Does Pret A Manger Mean? Is It Upmarket?

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatAug 5, 2017 with 5 replies and 112 views.

    So, Pret maybe coming to Ipswich and might be at the Grimwades building on the corner of the Cornhill.Excuse the romanised version using only the Latin alphabet characters. What does Pret a Manger mean? Pret a Manger is french for "ready to eat". The story goes it was inspired by a clothing brand called Pret a Porter ("ready to wear"). Pret is also Romanian for "price". If we can trust Google Translate... "hosts" in Albanian, "fun" in...

    Latest reply: Well, Realise Futures has a big turnover, effectively making money out of disabled people. It is a newish organisation that is pretty bloated. A lot of money falling into a few peoples hands. Were they booted out? I was surprised how they were...

  3. dan5

    Ipswich Escape Rooms

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatAug 9, 2017 with 4 replies and 53 views.

    Has anyone tried the Ipswich Escape Rooms? There was one at Suffolk Food Hall and one at Dencora Business Centre.Ipswich Escape RoomsDencora Business Centre36 White House RoadIpswich IP1 5LTThe concept extends from mobile phone game apps: Android Escape Room Apps and Apple iOS Escape Room Apps. The offline version is £26 per person - pretty expensive for an hour - but at the same time something novel which might be worth the cost for...

    Latest reply: It would be a very interesting experience to setup one of these escape rooms, set someone a challenge... I think the anonymous door and flights of stairs would probably add to the whole experience. Probably not the same for a first floor room...

  4. dan5

    Suffolk Highways (Kier)

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatSep 23, 2017 with 5 replies and 52 views.

    No medals won for Suffolk Highways... this post will serve as documentation for their poor service whilst they milk the taxpayer. Suffolk County Council contract is currently with Kier - highly controversial to renew it.Feel free to post photos of their shoddy workmanship or to discuss it. (If they do well, feel free to give them some credit when it goes well)

    Latest reply: This was pretty bad... traffic lights out of actions and no alternative for crossing pedestrians.

  5. dan5

    Bury St Edmunds Town Centre Masterplan

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatJul 31, 2017 with 0 replies and 49 views.

    West Suffolk was recently undergoing their Community Governance Review where they considered abolishing parishes to become part of Bury St Edmunds. Community Governance Review Issue 1 – Vision 2031 Strategic Site 'North-West Bury St Edmunds'Community Governance Review Issue 2 and 11 - Vision 2031 Strategic Site 'West Bury St Edmunds'/136 Newmarket RoadCommunity Governance Review Issue 3 - Vision 2031 Strategic Site 'North-East Bury St...

  6. norfolksuffolk

    Norfolk Police

    by norfolksuffolk in Offtopic ChatFeb 27, 2017 with 0 replies and 46 views.

    Has anyone viewed the YouTube videos demonstrating the poor style of policing from Norfolk?I have sadly observed many instances of police abuse of power. The Norfolk & Suffolk Police merger is bad for Suffolk. filming out and about with his kid near a police station. An officer (inspector?), clearly not a constable, pounces on him. He wouldn't confirm if the man was committing a...

  7. dan5

    Pret A Manger Targets British Workers Ahead Of Brexit

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatAug 5, 2017 with 0 replies and 44 views.

    From Financial Times...Only one in 50 applicants for jobs at sandwich chain are from UKPret A Manger, the UK coffee-and-sandwiches chain beloved by office workers, is making extra efforts to recruit British staff in anticipation of a fall in EU immigration because of Brexit. Pret has previously said that only one in 50 people who applied to work at the chain was from the UK, because Brits did not consider it a “desirable place to work”....

  8. dan5

    Jodie Whittaker: Doctor Who 13th Time Lord To Be A Woman

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatJul 16, 2017 with 0 replies and 43 views.

    About time the doctor of Doctor Who was a woman, but is it unlucky (13th) for it to be feminist Jodie Whittaker?Jodie Whittaker: Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord to be a woman - BBC NewsSome people might be happy but I think - gender aside - she is the wrong person for the role. The BBC don't appear very well at casting the right people these days. I am not a big Doctor Who fan - whovian - some episodes are really good but the vast majority...

  9. dan5

    Pret A Manager coming to Buttermarket Centre

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatSep 29, 2017 with 1 replies and 43 views.

    Pret A Manger is anticipated to go on ground floor of Buttermarket Centre facing on to Butter Market street (a 2 minute walk from Costa Coffee).642 A planning application for the revamp of Ipswich Buttermarket Centre has hinted at Pret going adjacent to New Look (other side of the Butter Market entrance) - as shown in the above snippet snapshot. I don't particularly care (personally!) but am happy the new owners are willing to inject more...

    Latest reply: Apparently not. A spokeswoman from Pret A Manger said: “Our plans to open a Pret shop on the Cornhill are progressing well, but just to confirm, the Buttermarket Centre isn’t an area we’re currently are looking at.”Who cares. You have to ask...

  10. Ipswi

    Ipswich Council Tax refund scam

    by Ipswi in Offtopic ChatMar 6, 2017 with 0 replies and 41 views.

    Council Tax scamResidents are advised to be on their guard after a number of reports of fraudsters contacting Suffolk residents by phone, text or email about their council tax.One Ipswich resident has reported receiving an email from ‘Online Council TAX UK’ which claimed they were owed a refund, and requesting they provide their bank details via an online form.The email quotes a ‘’ email address. This is not a...

  11. dan5

    What does Tessuti mean? Is it a well-known upmarket brand?

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatSep 27, 2017 with 0 replies and 39 views.

    News following an upmarket brand moving in the old Next unit in Westgate Street, most of us don't know anything about them.What does Tessuti mean? Tessuti is Italian for textiles. Except, this brand doesn't manufacture clothes (that we know of), only sales luxury designer brands.Is it upmarket? Is it well-known?It is a little above Next and M&S.It isn't a worldwide brand. It is a small UK brand part of the JD Sports group, who are...

  12. dan5

    Pret A Manger Coming To Arras Square?

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatAug 19, 2017 with 2 replies and 36 views.

    There has been much speculation that Pret is coming to Ipswich. Some people are really excited about this prospect but most people don't really care. Ipswich Star (and a few others) have speculated for Pret to get the prominent Cornhill corner spot in Grimwades... looks unlikely due to borough policy. Why wouldn't Pret establish itself in the popular Buttermarket Centre or find a suitable high street location?For one, there are various...

    Latest reply: Simple fix... repave Butter Market and Arras Square. Step 1: Encourage Footfall. (Prettify the place)Unfortunately the borough doesn't get it. They will be saying along the lines of "...but it would make the rest of the town look out of place...

  13. dan5

    Ipswich Suffers Again As 20 Acre Tollgate Village In Colchester Gets The Go Ahead

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatAug 4, 2017 with 0 replies and 34 views.

    As Ipswich's Futura Park expansion stalls - and a new retail park beside it doesn't get off the ground beyond the idea stage - Colchester's Tollgate shopping experience is about to grow as the Tollgate Partnership has won a planning appeal to develop on the old 20-acre former Sainsburys site - currently referred to as Tollgate Village. 235 236 237 238 239 Images from the official website - Tollgate Village. Copyright of images remain with...

  14. martinc

    Its gone...

    by martinc in Offtopic ChatApr 4, 2017 with 1 replies and 32 views.

    very quiet.....

    Latest reply: but not today.. thanks..

  15. dan5

    Booking.nay - Last minute October getaways!

    by dan5 in Offtopic ChatOct 11, 2017 with 2 replies and 31 views., booking dot yeah? No, booking dot nay!686 Not only is awful (not the purpose of this mini-rant) this morning I saw an email in my personal email Junk Mail folder from suggesting "it's not too late for a last-minute October getaway!".Except my location and billing address is Ipswich. Why would I want to getaway, not getaway?I used to be plagued with emails suggesting hotel rooms in Stowmarket of all...

    Latest reply: Might just be me then. :DTo be fair it wasn't a hotel... didn't have problems before using them for hotels. We booked an apartment in Central London close to a mainline tube/rail station - which we thought would be better than a hotel, good...

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