Thursday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 25.03.21 at 00:01 by The Editor

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Fascinating Suffolk Facts:
Smuggling was huge business in the county during the 18th century and not just on the coast. While the nocturnal activities were huge along both banks along the river Orwell, with tunnels known to be in place at the Ship Inn, Levington, the Butt & Oyster at Pin Mill, and the bay at Woolverstone, one of the biggest gangs were based in Hadleigh, with John Harvey leading nearly 100 men, with 20 of them involved battle with the authorities at the George Inn in 1735.

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Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 05:43

Today's Peninsula sunset: 
18:17

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Tide Times:
02:31 0.95m
09:02 3.29m
15:04 1.02m
21:28 3.32m
No problem on the Strand

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Weather:
Largely dry for most with variable amounts of cloud giving some bright or sunny spells. A few showers are possible, mainly during the afternoon. Mild and a little breezy. Maximum temperature 14c, low of 7c.

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Orwell Bridge:
Open

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Joke of the day:
What's the difference between a pirate and a smuggler?
If you're a famous smuggler, you're not doing it right.


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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.

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

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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

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

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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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