Saturday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 01.05.21 at 06:28 by The Editor

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Saturday's Talking Point
May Day - originally a Roman festival which began on 28th April and lasted several days to mark the commencement of summer. In England, middle and lower classes would gather flowers - ‘go a maying’ - and the prettiest village maid was crowned Queen of the May, celebrated with dancing around the maypole.

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Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 05:23

Today's Peninsula sunset: 
20:20

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Tide Times:
03:17 4.15m
09:03 0.42m
15:41 3.85m
21:28 0.4m
All good on the Strand

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Weather:
A bright start, frosty in places but quickly warming up with sunny spells. Showers developing early in the morning and turning heavy at times during the afternoon. Best of sunshine along the coasts. Maximum temperature 12c, low 2c.

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Orwell Bridge:
Open

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Joke of the day:
I'm a bit worried about my calendar - it's days are numbered.


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

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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 - 19:00
Sunday: 09.00 -14.00

Premier Stores Wherstead:
08.00 – 19.00

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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Post Office Openings:
Shotley:
Monday to Saturday 09.00 – 13.00
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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