Sunday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

4th Jul 2021 | Local News

Sunday's On This Day

John Constable's The Lock' was sold for £22,441,250 - a world record price at auction for the Suffolk artist, on this day 2012. It was painted at nearby Flatford Mill.

Today's Peninsula sunrise: 04:42

Today's Peninsula sunset: 21:16

Tide Times:

01:50 0.81m

08:14 3.34m

14:06 1.26m

20:25 3.34m

Fine on Strand


Sunshine and showers, these frequent and occasionally heavy with a risk of thunder. Showers perhaps lasting well into the evening. Warm though feeling humid. Maximum temperature 23c, low of 13c.

Orwell Bridge:


Joke of the day:

Whenever my artist girlfriend is sad I let her draw things on my body.

I gave her a shoulder to crayon.

Did you groan? Send your own.

Sunday reflection:

Great Painter, I come before You, Your humble apprentice.

Thank you for this life. Thank you for the gift of sight. Thank you for the use of my hands. Thank you for the material tools that I use in my trade.

Great Master, please channel through this fragile form Your creative energy. Make it clear to me that I am but a brushstroke in Your Grand Masterpiece that is the universe. Grant me peace of mind and clear it of all uncertainty and fear. Guide my hand as I lay each brushstroke.

Lend me this life just a bit longer until I finish my masterpiece.

Great Master, grant me this opportunity to create so that I may give glory to Your creation.

A Painter's Prayer by L De Guzmán

Shoreline Benefice Sunday Services

Harkstead 9.30am Morning Liturgy

Erwarton 11.00am BCP-HC

Online 10.45 Morning Liturgy

What's On across the Shotley Peninsula

Peninsula Recycling Centre[.B[

Bank Holiday Mondays: 09.00am - noon

Wednesday: 09.00am - noon

Saturday: 09.00am - noon

International Space Station Overhead.B]

Time: 23:28, Visible: 7 min, Max Height: 74°, Appears: 10° above WSW, Disappears: 10° above E

Good Neighbours Schemes

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

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 - 19:00

Sunday: 09.00 -14.00

Premier Stores Wherstead:
  1. 00 – 19.00

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


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)

Covid-19 rapid flow test centre:

Holbrook Village Hall:

Monday: 07.00 -13.30

Tuesday: 07.00 - 13.30

Wednesday: 07.00 - 13.30

Thursday: 12.30-19.00

Friday: 07.00-13.30

Appointments for tests can be made online: here. or by calling 0333 772 6144.

Updated surgery opening hours:


Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 08.00-17.00

Thursday 08.00 - 12.30

Friday 08.00 - 18.30


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.

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

Babergh's Home But Not Alone helpline: Freephone 0800 876 6926

Post Office Openings:


Monday to Saturday 09.00 – 13.00

Sunday: Closed


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


Mon - Sat: 08-00-17.30

Sun: Closed

Brantham (village hall): Closed

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