Thursday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 01.04.21 at 00:01 by The Editor

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Did You Know?
We know you are all far too clever to fall for any April Fool gags today, which apparently go back to the 1500s when the Gregorian calendar was changed. However, did you know in Italy, Belgium, France, and Quebec often refer to April Fools’ Day as April Fish? Part of this custom is to attach a paper fish to someone’s back as a joke, without being noticed. This is referred to as ‘Poisson d’Avril’.

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Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 06:27

Today's Peninsula sunset: 
19:29

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Tide Times:
02:51 4.17m
08:41 0.09m
3:18 pm
4.02m
8:56 pm
0.32m
All good on the Strand

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Weather:
Mostly cloudy to start but turning brighter with widespread sunshine developing. Coolwith a chilly breeze from the North Sea.. Maximum temperature 13c, low of 5c

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Orwell Bridge:
Open

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Joke of the day:
Babies born March 31 are the easiest to prank on April Fools’…
They were literally born yesterday.


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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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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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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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