Sunday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 02.05.21 at 00:01 by The Editor

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Sunday Thought
565 years ago to this day, Anne Boleyn, who was a regular visitor to her aunt and uncle's home at Erwarton Hall, was sent to the Tower of London, accused of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft. The second wife of England's King Henry VIII was executed 17 days later but reputedly insisted her heart was buried in Erwarton.

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 05:21

Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide Times:
04:06 3.96m
09:50 0.7m
16:27 3.61m
22:21 0.57m
Fine on the Strand

Sunny spells and showers continuing on Sunday, occasionally heavy during the afternoon. Showers easing into the evening. Milder overnight as cloud builds from the west. Maximum Temperature 14c, low of 6c.

Orwell Bridge:


Joke of the day:
After double doors had to be installed in the castle to allow for Henry VIII's massive frame, he was no longer the same man who enjoyed playing his horn or teaching his kids.
He was a two-door tooter Tudor too dour to tutor

Sunday reflection:
O most powerful and glorious Lord God, the Lord of hosts, that rulest and commandest all things: Thou sittest in the throne judging right, and therefore we make our address to thy Divine Majesty in this our necessity, that thou wouldest take the cause into thine own hand, and judge between us and our enemies. Stir up thy strength, O Lord, and come and help us; for thou givest not alway the battle to the strong, but canst save by many or by few. O let not our sins now cry against us for vengeance; but hear us thy poor servants begging mercy, and imploring thy help, and that thou wouldest be a defence unto us against the face of the enemy. Make it appear that thou art our Saviour and mighty Deliverer; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Dedicated to the sailors heading to the South China Seas on deployment.

Good Neighbours Schemes
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

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

HMS Queen Elizabeth sailing out of Pompey (picture credit: Andrew 'Pincher' Martin)

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

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.

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

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

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

Covid-19 rapid flow test centre:
Holbrook Village Hall:
Monday: 07.00 -13.30
Tuesday: 07.00 - 13.30
Wednesday: 07.00 - 13.30
Thursday: 12.30-19.00
Friday: 07.00-13.30
Appointments for tests can be made online: here. or by calling 0333 772 6144.

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

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

Babergh's Home But Not Alone helpline: Freephone 0800 876 6926

Post Office Openings:
Monday to Saturday 09.00 – 13.00
Sunday: Closed

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

Mon - Sat: 08-00-17.30
Sun: Closed
Brantham (village hall): Closed

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