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The forum of public binders have ordered people to stay at home

A resilience forum of public bodies set up to bind everyone together to deal the Coronavirus crisis has sent an open letter to all peninsula residents telling them that this weekend is a public emergency, not a public holiday.

The message from Suffolk's NHS, Emergency and Public Services, who are working together to protect the county and frontline health workers, came the same day as a letter from prime minister Boris Johnson landed on the doormats of Shotley peninsula residents.

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Persimmon have diverted funds to support the carers of over-70s on the Shotley peninsula and beyond

Leading house builder Persimmon Homes Suffolk has followed up its pledge to help fund carers for the Over-70s on the peninsula, to launch a £1million charity giveaway to support young people on the peninsula.

The Building Futures scheme aims to support community groups working with under-18s across three categories – education & arts, health and sport, including those on the Shotley peninsula and beyond.

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Caption: Here is our very own Burning Bush in Shotley Gate, but what is this plant's real name? Let us know.

Did you know:

The biblical burning bush is an object described by the Book of Exodus as being located on Mount Horeb. According to the narrative, the bush was on fire, but was not consumed by the flames, hence the name and was where Moses was appointed by God to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and into Canaan.

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Council Tax hardship fund

Thousands of homes across Babergh, including every house on the peninsula, are set to receive letters pledging additional council tax support during the coronavirus pandemic.

Babergh district council confirmed this week that they had written to 4,372 homes, including those in Mid-Suffolk, which already receive Local Council Tax Support, with letters being posted throughout the week.

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Tuesday's Breakfast Briefing

By Derek Davis

7th Apr 2020 | Local News

Did you know:

Today is National Beer Day in the United States, which is celebrated to mark the day the Cullen–Harrison Act was enacted after having been signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933, following prohibition. This led to the Eighteenth Amendment being repealed on December 5, 1933, with ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Cheers.

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No bins as usual over Easter

It will not be bins as usual as homes in Babergh, which would normally have a collection on a Friday or Monday, will see theirs collected a day later.

Collections for this Thursday (April 9) remain the same, while those who would have their bin collected on Good Friday will instead need to put their bins out for emptying on Saturday, April 11.

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