Saturday's Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 01.08.20 at 06:42 by The Editor

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Did you know?
On this day 220 years ago, the Act of Union was passed which merged the Kingdom of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 05:18

Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide Times:
04:08 0.82m
10:43 3.62m
04:41 0.81m
23:10 3.76m

The Strand will be fine

Mainly dry,with sunny spells and a few scattered afternoon showers, particularly in the afternoon. Feeling very warm in light winds, but cooler near some coasts where an onshore breeze develop. Maximum Temperature 27C. low of 17c

Orwell Bridge: Open


Quote of the day:
The United Kingdom is not, and never has been, a nation state.
Norman Davies

Joke of the day:
What is the wettest country on earth?
United Kingdom, because the Queen has reigned for years.

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: 09.00 - 17.00
Orwell Stores: 08.00 – 13.00
Suffolk Food Hall: 09.00 – 17.00
Stutton Community Shop: 09.00-12noon
Woody’s Butchers: 9am to 5.00pm

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

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

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