Saturday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

21st Aug 2021 | Local News

Saturday Sensation

Mystery surrounded the huge Wrexham sign which appeared on a slag heap, but did you know Shotley once boasted its own Hollywood style sign which could be seen across two counties and thousands of foreign visitors, as our picture, taken by former parish chairman Bernard Nichols in 1979, shows.


Today's Peninsula sunrise: 05:50

Today's Peninsula sunset: 20:05


Tide Times

05:07 0.85m

11:41 3.78m

17:45 0.52m

SUN 22 Aug

00:09 4.02m


Weather:

After a mostly dry start with some brightness further east cloud will thicken as rain moves in from the west, turning heavy at times through the afternoon. Light winds. Maximum temperature 22c, low of 16c.


Orwell Bridge:

Open


Joke of the day:

I was surprised when I discovered a mate was stealing from a driving school.

But to be honest I should have seen all the signs

Did you groan? (send us your own favourite joke.)


See What's One here...


Peninsula Recycling Centre

Wednesday: 09.00am - noon

Saturday: 09.00am - noon

Bank Holiday Mondays: 09.00am - noon


HMS Ganges Museum

Open Saturday and Sunday 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): 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.


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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