Tuesday's Peninsula Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

12th Jan 2021 | Local News

On This Day:

In 1895, The National Trust was founded by three Victorian philanthropists - Miss Octavia Hill, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley. Octavia Hill was concerned about the poor availability of open spaces for poor people. She campaigned against development on existing suburban woodlands, The National Trust is now the largest membership organisation in the United Kingdom, and one of the largest UK charities by both income and assets. Its aim is to preserve places of historic interest or natural beauty for the enjoyment of the British public. and also owns vast tracts of countryside such as the woodland at Pin Mill overlooking the river Orwell.

Today's Peninsula sunrise: 07:57

Today's Peninsula sunset: 16:09

Peninsula tide times:

04:17 0.69m

10:45 3.9m

16:40 0.61m

23:15 3.88m

Clear on the Strand


A damp start, however patchy rain should gradually clear to leave fine but cold conditions as winter sunshine breaks through into the afternoon. Maximum temperature 8c, low of -1c.

Orwell Bridge:


Joke of the day:

I used to work in a shoe recycling shop.

It was sole destroying.

Lockdown information

Holbrook and Shotley surgeries and dispensaries.

Holbrook: 328263

Although phone lines open between 08.00-18.30 the door are manned for prescription collection in Holbrook from 08.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00 - Monday , Tuesday and Wednesday, 08.00-12.30 on a Thursday and 08.00-13.00 and 14.0018.006 on a Friday.

Shotley: 787435

Shotley door is closed but manned between 08.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00 Monday, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday and 08.00-12.30 on a Friday.

Any queries please can patients phone to speak to reception in first instance.

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

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

Live travel updates: Road and rail

Bus services:

97/98 timetable 92 timetable.

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

Today's food shop openings:

Premier Stores Shotley:

Monday - Saturday

08:00 - 19:00


  1. 00 -14.00

Premier Stores Wherstead:

  1. 00 – 19.00

Orwell Stores, Chelmondiston:

Monday - Saturday:

08:00 - 17:00


08:00 - 13:00

Woody's Butchers: -

Tuesday - Friday:

09:00 - 17:30 (closed for lunch 13.00-13.45)


09:00 - 16:00

Sunday: Closed

Monday: Closed

Stutton Community Shop:

Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 15,00

Saturday: 09.00 - 12noon.

Sunday: 09.00 - 11.00

Holbrook Co-op:

  1. 00 -23.00

Brantham Co-op:
  1. 00 – 23.00

Suffolk Food Hall:

  1. 30 – 17.30

Hollingsworth's: Times vary

Please wear a cloth face covering, respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.

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