Monday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

26th Sep 2022 | Local News

Monday's marvellous fact

Jupier will make its closest approach to Earth in 59 years tonight. Moreover, Jupiter will be in opposition meaning it will rise in the eastern sky as the sun sets in the west and make the largest planet of our Solar System especially visible in the evening sky over the Shotley peninsula.

Sunrise: 06:48

Sunset: 18:43

Tide Times

00:55 4.12m

06.26 0.7m

13:05 4.04m

18:53 0.3

Weather:

Early rain clearing to leave a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, locally heavy, especially towards the east coast. Feeling colder than Sunday, especially in the brisk northerly wind. Maximum Temperature 15C.

Orwell Bridge:

Open

Joke of the day:

Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto walk into a bar.

After sitting down, Jupiter says: "I'm the biggest planet, give me the biggest beer you have."

Saturn says: "I'm the best looking planet, give me the fanciest drink you have."

Pluto says: "I know I'm not a planet, but give me a shot."

Did you groan? Send us your own favourite joke.

Peninsula Recycling Centre

Bank Holiday Mondays: 09.00am - noon

Wednesday: 09.00am - noon

Saturday: 09.00am - noon

HMS Ganges Museum

Open Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am to 4pm

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):

Wednesday: 13:00 - 15:00

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.

Good neighbours schemes are supporting patients to get prescription if they can't attend the surgery.

Call 111 for emergency medical matters.

Today's food shop openings:

Stutton Community Shop:

Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 16.00

Saturday: 09.00 - 11.00

Sunday: 09.00 - 11.00

Premier Stores Shotley:

Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 21:00

Sunday: 09.00 -14.00

Premier Stores Wherstead:

08:00 – 20:00

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:

09:00 – 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)

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