Friday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 16.10.20 at 00:05 by The Editor

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Did you know?
Today is World Food Day and the date commemorates the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organisation by the United Nations in 1945. This year’s theme is Grow, Nourish, Sustain, Together.
This is a great opportunity to do some fun activities at home with your children to give them a better understanding of how a sustainable supply of food relates to their own lives and the local area as well as those in far-away places. And the event is of particular significance this year because it takes place at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic threatens food security in many parts of the world. You can find lots of information on Plan Bee's World Food Day link here...

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 07:23

Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide Times:
05:30 0.65m
12:01 4.1m
17:59 0.16m
SAT 17 Oct
12:30 4.32m
Take care in the Strand

Generally lighter winds, variable cloud with some sunny spells. Occasional showers still feeding in from The Wash to the north of the area, elsewhere mostly dry. Still feeling rather cool. Maximum Temperature 13c, low of 9c.

Orwell Bridge:


Quote of the day:
“I’ve long believed that good food, good eating, is all about risk. Whether we’re talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organised crime ‘associates’, food, for me, has always been an adventure.” » Anthony Bourdain

Joke of the day:
I'm on a seafood diet but don't seem to be losing weight.
That's because you see food and eat it...

Live travel updates: Road and rail

Bus services:
97/98 timetable 92 timetable.

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

Today's food shop openings:

Premier Stores Shotley: 08:00 - 21:00
Premier Stores Wherstead: 08.00 – 19.00
Orwell Stores: 08.00 – 15.30
Holbrook Co-op: 06.00 -23.00
Brantham Co-op: 06.00 – 23.00
Suffolk Food Hall: 09.30 – 17.30
Stutton Community Shop: 09.00-16.00
Woody’s Butchers: - 09.00 to 17.30pm
 Lunch 13.00 -13.45

Hollingsworth’s: Times vary

Please wear a cloth face covering, respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.

Holbrook and Shotley surgeries and dispensaries.
Holbrook: 328263
Open 08.00-17.00 Mon - Wed (closed for admin 13.00-14.00)
08.00 -12.30 Thursday
08.00 - 18.30 Friday (closed for admin 13.00-14.00)

Shotley: 787435
Open 08.00-18.30 Mon-Thur (closed for admin 13.00-14.00)
08.00-12.30 on Friday.

Doors are now open and patients should come in socially distanced wearing face covering.

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

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