Friday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

11th Jun 2021 | Local News

Friday's Fascinating Flower Facts

While the poppy is usually associated with November, and Remembrance, it actually flowers now, as our wonderful pictures from a peninsula farmer's field shows so vividly. Poppies grew so readily on battlegrounds due to the concrete left behind but as the lime disappeared into the soil, so the poppies faded away.

Morphine is created from the milky latex in the seed head of the opium poppy and due to the opiate traces that can be found in poppy seeds, and because of the potential for the seeds to be used to grow opium poppies, they are banned as a food ingredient in China, Taiwan and Singapore. These trace amounts of opiate also mean that eating even a small amount of food containing poppy seed can lead to a false positive on drugs tests. In the 19th century, British horticulturalists who were incentivised by the booming opium trade attempted to establish an opium poppy crop in the UK. Unfortunately for them, it was eaten by a plague of hares that felt no pain.


Today's Peninsula sunrise: 04:35

Today's Peninsula sunset: 21:14


Tide Times

01:01 3.7m

06:41 0.73m

13:18 3.77m

19:04 0.64m

Good on the Strand


Weather:

A dry day ahead, with variable cloud cover and some sunshine. Feeling warm or very warm in more prolonged sunshine. Sometimes breezy. Maximum Temperature 25c, low of 15c.


Orwell Bridge:

Open


Joke of the day:

A blind man walks into the bakery and asks for eight poppy seed breads. While the baker gathers them for him, he asks: are you expecting any visitors? No, replies the blind man. But I'm going on holiday, and they have such lovely stories written on them.


Live travel updates: Road and rail

Bus services:

97/98 timetable 92 timetable.

Shotley - Harwich - Felixstowe Ferry timetable (from Monday, March 29)


Peninsula Recycling Centre[.B[

Wednesday: 09.00am - noon

Saturday: 09.00am - noon

Bank Holiday Mondays: 09.00am - noon


Post Office Openings:

Shotley:

Monday to Saturday 09.00 – 17.00

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


Good Neighbours' Scheme

Shotley & Erwarton GNS 07799 873881.

Brantham Good Neighbours(GNS) 07811 630899 

Chelmondiston GNS 01473 780408

Holbrook Helpers 0333 335 5387

Stutton Network 01473 327753

Tattingstone 07895052086


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
  1. 00 - 15.00
Tuesdays: 07384429361

Wednesday: 07586741250

Thursday: 07379202164


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 - 21:00

Sunday: 09.00 -14.00

Premier Stores Wherstead:

  1. 00 – 21.00

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:

  1. 00 -23.00

Brantham Co-op:

  1. 00 – 23.00

Suffolk Food Hall:
  1. 30 – 17.30

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


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