Saturday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing
By Derek Davis
11th Sep 2021 | Local News
Saturday's Sad StatisticOn 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: 06.24Today's Peninsula sunset: 19.18
Tide Times03:15 4.01m
08:50 0.6m17:20 4.06m
21:19 0.32mTake 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.
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 lossesDid you groan? (send us your own favourite joke).
Peninsula Recycling Centre
Bank Holiday Mondays: 09.00am - noonWednesday: 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
Holbrook:Mon: 9:00 - 18:00 Closed for lunch 12:30-13:30
Tue: ClosedWed: 10:00-14:00
Thu: ClosedFri 9:00-17:30 Closed for lunch 12:30-13:30
Sat 10:00-12:30Sun: Closed Chelmondiston:
Mon - Sat: 08-00-17.30Sun: Closed Brantham (village hall): Closed
Good Neighbours' SchemeShotley & Erwarton GNS 07799 873881.
Brantham Good Neighbours(GNS) 07811 630899Chelmondiston GNS 01473 780408
Holbrook Helpers 0333 335 5387Stutton Network 01473 327753
Updated surgery opening hours:
Holbrook:Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 08.00-17.00
Thursday 08.00 - 12.30Friday 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
- 00 - 15.00
Tuesdays: 07384429361Wednesday: 07586741250
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 - 21:00Sunday: 09.00 -14.00 Premier Stores Wherstead:
- 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 - 16:00Sunday: Closed
Hollingsworth's:Monday - Friday: 8:00 - 17:30
Saturday: 8:00 - 17:00Sunday: closed Holbrook Co-op:
- 00 -23.00
- 00 – 23.00
Suffolk Food Hall:
- 30 – 17.30
Live travel updates: Road and railBus services:
Shotley - Harwich - Felixstowe Ferry timetable (from Monday, March 29)
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