Thursday's Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 25.06.20 at 06:18 by The Editor

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How the expression, being at loggerheads, came about? Loggerheads were hollow spheres of iron at each end of a shaft. They were heated and used to melt tar in a bucket. The expression arose because the two loggerheads can never come together.

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 04:36

Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide Times:
03:09 3.88m
08:48 0.76m
15:26 3.76m
21:26 0.43m

The Strand should be fine

Very hot by the afternoon with plenty of strong sunshine. Southeasterly winds will increase through the day, and this will keep coastal areas cooler. Maximum Temperature 31C.

Orwell Bridge: Open


Quote of the day:
“Feeding birds means feeding yourself! Birds are part of nature and feeding nature is nothing but feeding yourself!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

Joke of the day:

Knock, knock! Who's there?
Hoo. Hoo who?

Mum, there's an owl at the door

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: 08.00-17:30
Orwell Stores: 08.00 – 13.00
Suffolk Food Hall: 09.00 – 16.00 Click and collect available
Stutton Community Shop: Order and collect options.
Woody’s Butchers: - 09.00 to 17.30
Lunch 13.00 to 13.45

Please wear a nose and mouth 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:

Add your business or community group to our Local List

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