Tuesday's peninsula Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

9th Mar 2021 | Local News

Did You Know

Jane Taylor, a young poet, who is said to have wrote perennial bedtime favourite "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in Colchester, lived in Shilling Street, Lavenham in 1806. The short poem was recently recited in space by an Italian astronaut.

Today's Peninsula sunrise: 06:20

Today's Peninsula sunset: 17:49

Tide Times:

01:48 1.03m

08:25 3.33m

14:25 1.08m

20:58 3.22m

No problem on the Strand


Any rain, soon clearing to leave a largely dry, but rather cloudy day, with just a few bright or sunny spells. Rain and brisk winds spreading in late Tuesday night. Maximum temperature 11c, low of 6c.

Orwell Bridge:


Joke of the day:

What does a star win in a competition?

A constellation prize

International Space Station over Shotley

04:46 AM, Visible: 4 min, Max Height: 47°, Appears: 43° above SW, Disappears: 10° above SE

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.

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

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

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

Stutton Community Shop:

Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 15,00

Saturday: 09.00 - 12noon.

Sunday: 09.00 - 11.00


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.

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.

Live travel updates: Road and rail

Bus services:

97/98 timetable 92 timetable.

Peninsula Recycling Centre[.B[

Saturday: 09.00am - noon

Wednesday: 09.00am - noon

Bank Holiday Mondays: 09.00am - noon

Due to the Recycling Centre being run by volunteers there may be times when the 'tip' may not be open. An example being extreme weather.

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