Wednesday's Breakfast Briefing
By Derek Davis
12th Aug 2020 | Local News
Did you know?The Perseid (Per-see-id) meteor shower is so-called because the meteors seem to originate from the constellation of Perseus. Astronomers call this point the meteor shower's radiant.
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the highlights of many meteor hunters' calendar due to its high hourly rate and bright meteors, caused by the Earth slamming into the debris left behind by comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle in July and August every year.
Today's Peninsula sunrise: 05.37
Today's Peninsula sunset: 20:21
06:05 3.41m11:45 1.23m
18:25 3.37mTHU 13 Aug
The Strand should be fine
A sunny start with temperatures quickly rising to give a hot and humid day. The heat and humidity could spark some heavy showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon. Maximum Temperature 35c, low of 20c
Orwell Bridge: Open
Quote of the day:"I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot.I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The function of man is to live, not to exist.I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time."Jack London
Joke of the day:Why do moon rocks taste better than earth rocks? Because they're meteor.
Today's Post Office Openings:Shotley: 09.00 – 13.00
Chelmondiston: 09.00 - 17.00Holbrook: 09.00 – 17.30
Brantham (village hall): 13.00-15.00
Today's food shop openings:
Holbrook Co-op: 06.00 -23.00Brantham Co-op: 06.00 – 23.00
Premier Stores Shotley: 08:00 - 19:00Premier Stores Wherstead: 08.00 – 19.00
Hollingsworth's: Times varyOrwell Stores: 08.00 – 13.00
Suffolk Food Hall: 09.30 – 17.30Stutton Community Shop: Check website
Woody's Butchers: 09.00 to 17.30pm Lunch 13.00 -13.45
Please wear a cloth face covering, respect social distancing rules and treat shop staff with respect.
Holbrook and Shotley surgeries and dispensaries.
Holbrook: 328263Phone access only 08:00 – 17:00 Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 08:00 – 13:00 Thursday 08:00 – 18:30 Friday for urgent queries
Repeat prescription medication can be collected from 08:00 – 11:00 Monday to Thursday and 15:00 – 17:00 on Fridays. Additionally, those over 70 can collect from 14:00 – 15:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Shotley: 787435Phone access only 08:00 – 18:30 Monday to Thursday.
Repeat prescription medication can be collected from 08:00 – 11:00 Monday to Friday and 15:00 – 17:00 on Monday to Thursday. Additionally, those over 70 can collect from 14:00 – 15:00 on Monday to Thursday.
Call 111 for emergency medical matters.
For food deliveries, or prescription collection please contact your local support schemes: Brantham Good Neighbours(GNS) 07811 630899
Chelmondiston GNS 01473 780408Holbrook Helpers 07999583017
Shotley & Erwarton GNS 07799873381Stutton Network 01473 327753
Or call Babergh's Home, But Not Alone line 0800 876 6926 and a locality officer will connect you with a volunteer, or just to chat.
Live travel updates: Road and rail Bus services:
Check here for new Monday to Sunday timetable
Shotley to Harwich-Felixstowe foot ferry running check timetable
See which businesses are still operating with our Peninsula Business Directory:
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