Thursday's Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 21.05.20 at 05:49 by The Editor

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Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 04:50
Today's Peninsula sunset: 
20:51

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Tide times:
o 05:18 0.56m
o 12:00 3.63m
o 51736 0.63m
• FRI 22 May
o 12:12 3.51m
Clear on the Strand this morning and evening

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Today's weather:
Another very warm day with light winds and plenty of hazy sunshine. Some isolated thundery showers may develop  High of 20c dropping down to a low of 10c.

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Orwell Bridge: Open

NEW WEEKLY NEWSLETTER!! Keep your town in your pocket.

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Today’s Post Office Openings:
Shotley: 09.00 – 13.00
Chelmondiston: 09.00 – 17.00
Holbrook: 07.00 – 17.00
Brantham (village hall): Closed

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Today's food shop openings:

Holbrook Co-op: 07.00 -23.00
Brantham Co-op: 07.00 – 23.00

Premier Stores Shotley: 08:00 - 19:00
Premier Stores Wherstead: 08.00 – 19.00
Hollingsworth’s: 09.00-12.00/13.00-16.00
Orwell Stores: 07.30 – 16.00
Suffolk Food Hall: 09.00 – 16.00 Click and collect available
Stutton Community Shop: Order and collect options.
Woody’s Butchers: 09.00 - 13.00/13.45-17.30

Please respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.

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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 nday, 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.

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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.

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Live travel updates: Road and rail


Bus services:
Check here for Saturday timetable

Shotley to Harwich-Felixstowe foot ferry running check timetable

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

Add your business or community group to our Local List

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Quote of the day:
How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it
George Elliston.

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Riddle of the day:
Journey without it and you will never prevail, but if you have too much of it you will surely fail.


Answer will be revealed tomorrow.


Previous Riddle Answer:
Imagine you are in a dark room. How do you get out?
Stop imagining it.

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