Friday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 10.09.21 at 00:01 by The Editor

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Friday's Fascinating Flower Fact
Gladioli “Glads”, are the official 40th anniversary flower and are also called sword lilies because of their sharply pointed leaves and tall stalks of flowers with pointed tips. The Latin name for Gladiolus is gladius, a clear reference to the sword-swinging gladiators of ancient Rome. In China, it is believed the gladiolus can help people who have passed away find the heavens. Victorian romantics believed the gladiolus flowers were capable of piercing someone’s heart with their beauty causing infatuation.

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Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 06:22

Today's Peninsula sunset: 
19.18

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Tide Times
02:36 4.06m
08:12 0.6m
14:44 4.06m
20:42 0.24m
Take care on the Strand this afternoon with high tide, wind and probable rain.

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Weather:
A mostly cloudy day with scattered showers across the area, heavy at times with a low risk of thunder. Some sunny spells, particularly into the evening as showers ease. Maximum temperature 24c, low of 16c.

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Orwell Bridge:
Open

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Joke of the day:
A Roman gladiator walks into a bar...
...and holds up two fingers. "Give me five beers, please."
Did you groan? (send us your own favourite joke).


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See What's One here...

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Peninsula Recycling Centre
Bank Holiday Mondays: 09.00am - noon
Wednesday: 09.00am - noon
Saturday: 09.00am - noon

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HMS Ganges Museum
Open Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am to 4pm

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Post Office Openings:
Shotley:
Monday to Saturday 09.00 – 17.00
Sunday: Closed

Holbrook:
Mon: 9:00 - 18:00 Closed for lunch 12:30-13:30
Tue: Closed
Wed: 10:00-14:00
Thu: Closed
Fri 9:00-17:30 Closed for lunch 12:30-13:30
Sat 10:00-12:30
Sun: Closed


Chelmondiston:
Mon - Sat: 08-00-17.30
Sun: Closed

Brantham (village hall): Closed

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Good Neighbours' Scheme
Shotley & Erwarton GNS 07799 873881.
Brantham Good Neighbours(GNS) 07811 630899 
Chelmondiston GNS 01473 780408
Holbrook Helpers 0333 335 5387
Stutton Network 01473 327753
Tattingstone 07895052086

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Updated surgery opening hours:
Holbrook:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 08.00-17.00
Thursday 08.00 - 12.30
Friday 08.00 - 18.30
Shotley:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 08.00 - 18.30
Friday 08.00 - 12.30

The dispensary at both sites will be closed between 13.00 -14.00 daily for admin.
Call Shotley 787435 or Holbrook 328263 for appointments.
Some restrictions will still be in place, such as only three people allowed in the waiting room at any one time, and patients are asked to be patient and wait outside at busy times.


Good neighbours schemes are supporting patients to get prescription if they can’t attend the surgery.

Call 111 for emergency medical matters.

Citizens Advice Bureau phone advice for patients at Shotley, Holbrook and East Bergholt surgeries
10.00 - 15.00
Tuesdays: 07384429361
Wednesday: 07586741250
Thursday: 07379202164

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Today's food shop openings:

Stutton Community Shop:
Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 16.00
Saturday: 09.00 - 12noon.
Sunday: 09.00 - 11.00


Premier Stores Shotley:
Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 09.00 -14.00

Premier Stores Wherstead:
08.00 – 21.00

Orwell Stores, Chelmondiston:
Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 08:00 - 13:00

Woody’s Butchers: -
Tuesday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:30 (closed for lunch 13.00-13.45)
Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed

Hollingsworth's:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 17:30
Saturday: 8:00 - 17:00
Sunday: closed

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

Suffolk Food Hall:
09.30 – 17.30

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

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Live travel updates: Road and rail
Bus services:
97/98 timetable 92 timetable.

Shotley - Harwich - Felixstowe Ferry timetable (from Monday, March 29)

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