... a bit Suffolk
sa 14 Mar
Enough empty spaces on the Martlesham Tescos' shelves yesterday including soap. OTOH bollards have appeared between the large and mini roundabouts at the entrance. Turning right at the mini roundabout for Wickes et al can be a bit unsettling and for reasons we can't quite quantify the bollards improve the situation. On the way back between Martlesham and Wickham Market two separately vehicularly terminated badgers on the A12.
sa 9 Nov
We sought of knew that supermarkets were selling vinyl again but still a bit surprised to see it in the Martlesham Tesco. What next? Perhaps the Pharmacy will rename itself the Chemists and offer one hour film processing?
mo 25 Mar
The Suffolk Constabulary start this year's monthly Safe Rider Workshops for motorcyclists at Martlesham Heath next month 5-6th April. The two day courses includes an escorted ride and lunch.
th 16 Aug
The Martlesham Tesco really very busy today and a queue for the Wickham Market Coop car park ... is there something we don't know?
fr 5 Jan
In total a squall of six burglaries today and yesterday in Ipswich, Melton and Martlesham. Officers are investigating if they are linked.
sa 30 Dec
A Wickes has appeared seemingly overnight next to the Martlesham Tesco. That'll be nice, always found the Focus DIY on the retail park opposite handy and liked their own brand water based paints but they went bust in 2011.
fr 23 Jun
An Ipswich man and a Martlesham man charged with the Framlingham pet shop burglary.
mo 13 Mar
Police appeal about a black Corsa being driven erratically on the A12 near Marlesford last Monday.
th 10 Nov
An older trolley pushing man at the Martlesham Tescos yesterday taking in the multiple police officers asked Are they real ones? Yes. Well they're the first I've seen in ten years. ... we think he was exaggerating a bit:) It was a training exercise for soon to be constables who exhibited impressive self confidence dealing with the public. Nice to know money is still available for training new blood.
tu 1 Mar
Life Skills 9: Supermarkets that have a world food section (the Norwich Hartford Bridge Tesco has Nigerian 6% Guinness!) may have those large cellophane bags of ground spices at a pro rata one fifth the price of Schwartz refills. We decant them into large one time gherkin jars and even then the jars aren't big enough. Couldn't see any large bags in the Martlesham Tesco today but not surprisingly the Hackney Tesco does stock them.
we 17 Feb
A tragic irony in two road crashes around Ipswich last week. Serious but not life threatening injuries from the scary looking crash in Foxhall Road Saturday night whilst a twenty month baby girl died in hospital after a Thursday lunchtime Martlesham crash that following drivers may have thought not serious.
sa 30 Jan
It must be approaching twenty years since the Martlesham Tescos opened (not then an Extra). Cheap petrol meant you couldn't get onto the forecourt and we can remember thinking the BP garage opposite wouldn't last, it's still there though the tarmac by the entrance could do with some attention.
th 20 Aug
The police have renewed their appeal about the traffic accident that closed the A12 near Martlesham Sunday and clarified that the 70 year old vintage tractor driver sustained a liver not head injury and remains in a critical condition.
we 31 Dec
A laptop and jewellery were among the items stolen in a Martlesham house burglary Boxing Day.
we 2 Apr
Another distraction robbery in the Martlesham Tesco's car park Monday.
tu 18 Feb
An 80 year old woman was the victim of a distraction robbery in the Martlesham Tescos car park last Thursday.
mo 20 Jan
A police crime reduction event 10:00-3:00pm tomorrow outside Next Martlesham ... handy for Costa Coffee.
tu 5 Nov
♫ That's a pity, after 13 years the organisers of Martlesham's Music on the Green have decided it's got too big and this year's was the last.
we 25 Sep
Tools stolen in Martlesham at the end of last week.
fr 9 Aug
Cops giving security advice 11am-3pm today outside the M&S Simply Food (didn't know there was one) Martlesham.