Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing

  Posted: 30.06.20 at 06:15 by The Editor

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Did You Know?
On this day in 1860 Charles Darwin's theory of evolution was fiercely debated at the Oxford University Museum and dominated by arguments between Thomas Henry Huxley and Bishop Samuel Wilberforce. Darwin once stayed at a vicarage in Wherstead and wrote a paper on worms.

Today’s Peninsula sunrise: 04:39

Today's Peninsula sunset: 

Tide Times:
01:21 0.56m
07:54 3.57m
13:40 1.08m
20:15 3.54m

The Strand will not flood

A dry and bright morning, with some sunny spells. Cloud gradually thickening from the west, spreading through the afternoon, accompanied by outbreaks of light rain or drizzle. Light winds. Maximum Temperature 20C, low of 10c.

Orwell Bridge: Open

Orwell Care Home, Wherstead


Quote of the day:
What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature.
Charles Darwin

Joke of the day:
What did the mother worm say to the little worm who was late?
Answer: Where in earth have you been?

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 – 17.00
Stutton Community Shop: 09.00-16.00
Woody’s Butchers: - Closed

Please wear a cloth face 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

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