Monday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing
By Derek Davis
19th Jul 2021 | Local News
Monday's On This DayComic actor and writer Mel Smith died of a heart attack, aged 60 on this day in 2013. Smith formed a lasting partnership with co-performer peninsula resident Griff Rhys Jones with whom he set up the independent television company, Talkback Productions. Smith was known for the sketch shows 'Alas Smith and Jones' and 'Not The Nine O'Clock News'.
Today's Peninsula sunrise: 04:59Today's Peninsula sunset: 21:03
Tide Times00:57 0.66m
07:37 3.49m13:13 1.1m
19:57 3.5mGood on the Strand
Weather:Staying cloudy near the coasts through the morning. Dry and bright elsewhere, cooler than yesterday particularly in the east. Maximum temperature 26c, low of 16c.
Joke of the day:I bought a dog from a blacksmith once.
As soon as I got it home it made a bolt for the door.
Did you groan? (send us your own favourite joke)
International Space Station
01:58 AM, Visible: 7 min, Max Height: 47°, Appears: 10° above W, Disappears: 10° above SE
See What's One here...
Peninsula Recycling CentreWednesday: 09.00am - noon
Saturday: 09.00am - noonBank Holiday Mondays: 09.00am - noon
Post Office Openings:Shotley:
Monday to Saturday 09.00 – 17.00Sunday: Closed Holbrook:
Mon: 9:00 - 18:00 Closed for lunch 12:30-13:30Tue: Closed
Wed: 10:00-14:00Thu: Closed
Fri 9:00-17:30 Closed for lunch 12:30-13:30Sat 10:00-12:30
Chelmondiston:Mon - Sat: 08-00-17.30
Brantham (village hall): Closed
Good Neighbours' Scheme
Shotley & Erwarton GNS 07799 873881.Brantham Good Neighbours(GNS) 07811 630899
Chelmondiston GNS 01473 780408Holbrook Helpers 0333 335 5387
Stutton Network 01473 327753Tattingstone 07895052086
Updated surgery opening hours:Holbrook:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 08.00-17.00Thursday 08.00 - 12.30
Friday 08.00 - 18.30Shotley:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 08.00 - 18.30Friday 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
- 00 - 15.00
Wednesday: 07586741250Thursday: 07379202164
Today's food shop openings:Stutton Community Shop:
Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 16.00Saturday: 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:
- 00 – 21.00
Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 17:00Sunday: 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: ClosedMonday: Closed Hollingsworth's:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 17:30Saturday: 8:00 - 17:00
- 00 -23.00
- 00 – 23.00
- 30 – 17.30
Please wear a cloth face covering, respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.
Live travel updates: Road and rail
Bus services:97/98 timetable 92 timetable. Shotley - Harwich - Felixstowe Ferry timetable (from Monday, March 29)
Teaser answer: An echo.
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