Monday's Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 29.06.20 at 06:11 by The Editor

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Did You Know?
On this day in 1905, the Automobile Association was set up by motorists angered by police harassment and to warn drivers of speed traps.

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 04:38

Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide Times:
12:10 0.53m
06:48 3.59m
12:22 1.08m
19:09 3.51m

The Strand will be fine

Largely fine, with some brighter spells, but breezy. The odd spot of rain is possible, however most places will stay dry. Maximum Temperature 20C, low of 9c.

Orwell Bridge: Open


Quote of the day:
The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.


Joke of the day:
So there’s this snail, and he’s really tired of being slow, so he goes to the nearest Renault dealer and buys one. He has them paint a big red S on the side, (for Snail) so everyone will see him and, marveling at his new speedier lifestyle, exclaim “Sacré bleu! Look at that S-car-go!”

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 – 17.00
Stutton Community Shop: 09.00-16.00
Woody’s Butchers: - Closed

Please wear a cloth face 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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