Saturday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 17.10.20 at 06:38 by The Editor

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Did you know?
On this day in1980, the Queen made history by becoming the first British monarch to make a state visit to the Vatican, when she met Pope John Paul II.

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 07:24

Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide Times:
00:30 4.32m
06:12 0.52m
12:44 4.26m
18:40 0.08m
Take care on the Strand

A largely cloudy morning, still with the chance of the odd light shower. However, some bright or sunny spells should develop through the afternoon. Generally light winds. Maximum Temperature 13c. low of 7c.

Orwell Bridge:
Open for now but check updates with Road closures.


Quote of the day:
Christ not only revealed to us the truth in his teachings. He lived by what he believed and gave us the strength to try to do the same - and, finally, on the cross, he showed the supreme example of physical and moral courage.'
HM Queen Elizabeth II

Joke of the day:
Did you know that the queen is only a foot tall?
She's a ruler.

Live travel updates: Road and rail
Bus 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:

Orwell Stores: 08.00 – 17.30

Premier Stores, Shotley: 08:00 - 19:00
Premier Stores, Wherstead: 08.00 – 19.00
Holbrook Co-op: 06.00 -23.00
Brantham Co-op: 06.00 – 23.00
Suffolk Food Hall: 09.30 – 17.30
Stutton Community Shop: 09.00-12noon
Woody’s Butchers: 9am to 5.00pm

Hollingsworth’s: Times vary

Please wear a cloth face covering, respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.

Holbrook and Shotley surgeries and dispensaries.
Holbrook: 328263

Shotley: 787435

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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