Saturday's peninsula Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 12.09.20 at 07:16 by The Editor

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Did you know?
On this day in 1972; Two British trawlers were sunk by Icelandic gunboats during the 'cod war'. That prompted the Royal Navy to send fisheries protection ships, mainly frigates, to the north Atlantic. While no shots were fired in anger, skirmishes between the two countries' vessels was not unusual. However, no more trawlers were sunk.

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 06:26

Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide Times:
00:45 1.31m
07:21 3.21m
13:29 1.34m
19:53 3.19m

The Strand will be fine

A few spots of rain quickly clearing, then dry and often sunny through the remainder of the morning and afternoon. Feeling warm by midday, especially where sheltered from the southwesterly breeze. Maximum Temperature 22c, low of 13c.

Orwell Bridge: Open

Protecting our fishermen and British traditional dish


Quote of the day:
“As the political waters are changing, there is a clear need for more fishery protection and commitments in this area could not come soon enough.”
Rear-Admiral Roger Lane-Nott

Joke of the day:
What did the magician say to the fisherman?
Pick a cod, any cod...

Live travel updates: Road and rail
Bus timetable

Shotley to Harwich-Felixstowe foot ferry running check timetable

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: Times vary
Orwell Stores: 08.00 – 13.00
Suffolk Food Hall: 09.30 – 17.30
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

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