Friday's Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 22.05.20 at 06:28 by The Editor

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The poppy is widely regarded as the ‘kindest’ flower, perhaps reinforced by its use in Remembrance which is in November, although it comes up between spring and early summer. Long ago in Ireland, the poppy was called the witch’s flower. The Irish name for poppy is actually ‘Cailleach dhearg’ which means ‘red hag’. 

Mental Health Awareness Week

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 04:49
Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide times:
• 12:17 3.71m
• 05:58 0.57m
• 12:41 3.82m
• 6:16 0.65m
Clear on the Strand this morning and evening

Today's weather:
Initially rather cloudy, with some fleeting light rain in places. Becoming dry with sunny spells. Feeling fresher than of late.
High of 21 dropping down to a low of 11c.

Orwell Bridge: Open


Today’s Post Office Openings:
Shotley: 09.00 – 13.00
Chelmondiston: 08.00 – 17.30
Holbrook: 07.00 – 17.00
Brantham (village hall): Closed

Today's food shop openings:

Holbrook Co-op: 07.00 -23.00
Brantham Co-op: 07.00 – 23.00

Premier Stores Shotley: 08:00 - 19:00
Premier Stores Wherstead: 08.00 – 19.00
Hollingsworth’s: 08.00-17.30
Orwell Stores: 07.30 – 16.00
Suffolk Food Hall: 09.00 – 16.00 Click and collect available
Stutton Community Shop: Order and collect options.
Woody’s Butchers: 09.00 - 13.00/13.45-17.30

Please respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.

Holbrook and Shotley surgeries and dispensaries.
Holbrook: 328263
Phone access only 08:00 – 17:00 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 
08:00 – 13:00 Thursday 
08:00 – 18:30 Friday for urgent queries

Repeat prescription medication can be collected from 08:00 – 11:00 Monday to Thursday and 15:00 – 17:00 on Fridays. 
Additionally, those over 70 can collect from 14:00 – 15:00 on nday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

Shotley: 787435

Phone access only 08:00 – 18:30 Monday to Thursday.

Repeat prescription medication can be collected from 08:00 – 11:00 Monday to Friday and 15:00 – 17:00 on Monday to Thursday. 
Additionally, those over 70 can collect from 14:00 – 15:00 on Monday to Thursday.

Call 111 for emergency medical matters.

For food deliveries, or prescription collection please contact your local support schemes:

Brantham Good Neighbours(GNS) 07811 630899 
Chelmondiston GNS 01473 780408
Holbrook Helpers 07999583017
Shotley & Erwarton GNS 07799873381
Stutton Network 01473 327753
Tattingstone 07895052086

Or call Babergh’s Home, But Not Alone line 0800 876 6926 and a locality officer will connect you with a volunteer, or just to chat.

Live travel updates: Road and rail

Bus services:
Check here for Saturday timetable

Shotley to Harwich-Felixstowe foot ferry running check timetable

See which businesses are still operating with our Peninsula Business Directory:

Add your business or community group to our Local List


Quote of the day:
Trees are the most kindest things I know.

They do no harm they simply grow.

They are the ones who share their sorrow.
We are the ones who everytime borrow.
Let us think more wisely.

The result will show more greenery.

The world is in our hands.
Why not tie it with a friendship band.
You are doing nothing bad you are just saving the world.

Keep in mind you have given your word.

Say yes for saving trees.
God will give you all that you please.

Mannhar Kaur 11 years old


Riddle of the day:
What is always coming but never arrives?

Answer will be revealed tomorrow.

Previous Riddle Answer:
Journey without it and you will never prevail, but if you have too much of it you will surely fail.
A - Confidence

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