Friday's Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 26.06.20 at 05:41 by The Editor

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Today's theme for Armed Forces Week is cadets?
This week 160 years ago, the Sea Cadets was first formed.It goes back to the Crimean War when sailors returning home from the campaign formed 'Naval Lads' Brigades' to help orphans created by the conflict. The Sea Cadets received Royal recognition in 1899 when Queen Victoria presented Windsor unit with £10 for uniforms.

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 04:37

Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide Times:
03:57 3.84m
09:31 0.82m
16:12 3.69m
22:13 0.44m
The Strand should be fine

Sunny spells developing and hot this afternoon with a chance of thundery showers. Torrential rain and hail with gusty winds are possible, but many places probably remaining dry. Maximum Temperature 32C, low of 14c.

Orwell Bridge: Open


Quote of the day:
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbour. Catch the wind in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

Sea cadets used to use whalers and cutters at HMS Ganges' Admiralty pier.

Joke of the day:
A famous Admiral and an equally famous General were fishing together when a sudden storm hit. When it died down both renowned warriors were struggling helplessly in the water.

The Admiral floundered his way back to the boat and pulled himself painfully in. Then he fished out the General, using an oar.

Catching his breath, he puffed: "Please don't say a word about this to anyone. If the Navy found out I can't swim I'd be disgraced."

"Don't worry," the general said. "Your secret is safe. I'd hate to have my men find out I can't walk on water."

Today’s Post Office Openings:
Shotley: 09.00 – 13.00
Chelmondiston: 08-00-17.00
Holbrook: 09.00 – 17.30
Brantham (village hall): Closed

Today's food shop openings:

Holbrook Co-op: 06.00 -23.00
Brantham Co-op: 06.00 – 23.00

Premier Stores Shotley: 08:00 - 19:00
Premier Stores Wherstead: 08.00 – 19.00
Hollingsworth’s: 08.00-17:30
Orwell Stores: 08.00 – 13.00
Suffolk Food Hall: 09.00 – 16.00 Click and collect available
Stutton Community Shop: Order and collect options.
Woody’s Butchers: - 09.00 to 17.30
Lunch 13.00 to 13.45

Please wear a nose and mouth covering, 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 Monday, 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 new Monday to Sunday timetable

Shotley to Harwich-Felixstowe foot ferry running check timetable

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