Saturday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

11th Sep 2021 | Local News

Saturday's Sad Statistic

On this day in 1968, the housing charity, Shelter, said up to three million people in Britain were living in damp, overcrowded slum conditions. According to figures released by the Health Foundation back in December last year, one in three households (32% or 7.6 million) in England had at least one major housing problem relating to overcrowding, affordability or poor-quality housing.


Today's Peninsula sunrise: 06.24

Today's Peninsula sunset: 19.18


Tide Times

03:15 4.01m

08:50 0.6m

17:20 4.06m

21:19 0.32m

Take care on the Strand this afternoon with high tide.


Weather:

Rather cloudy at first, but otherwise a drier and brighter day, with some sunny spells. Isolated showers perhaps developing later, these fewer and lighter than of late. Maximum temperature 24c, low of 16c.


Orwell Bridge:

Open


Joke of the day:

Did you hear about the chicken farmer who had a tornado hit the chickens' shelter?

He's afraid he'll never be able to recoup his losses

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


See What's One here...


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): 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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