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Shotley Peninsula News Moves Up A Whole New Level

Your favourite online news platform for the peninsula and beyond has joined the Nub News family and that means an even better coverage of the area, without any annoying ads or pop ups.

Coastal Path Closed Due To Storm damage

A section of the footpath along Shotley cliffs has been shut off to the public after it was hit by storm damage.

Latest News from Holbrook and Shotley Surgery 

Food Hall Aqua Park Plans Scrapped

Plan to build a new aqua park next to Suffolk Food Hall have been scrapped. 

Leisure Centre Owners Seek New Trustees

Abbeycroft Leisure, the charity which runs Holbrook Sports Centre, is seeking new trustees.

Overturned Car Blocks Holbrook Road During School Run

School children were among a large number of travellers caught in a traffic tail back after a car overturned on the Ipswich Road this morning. 

Drivers Blasted After Coastguard and Fire Crew Rescue Stranded Motorists

Stranded motorist have been branded idiotic after ignoring warnings and getting stuck in a high tide on the Strand. 

UPDATE: 

RHS confirms no cases of Coronavirus too...

Chinese Owned School Moves to Reassure Residents Over Coronavirus

A Woolverstone school has reassured residents on the Shotley peninsula it has no cases of the worldwide Coronavirus and will not be allowing any Chinese students access for the foreseeable future.

TV License Scam Warning

Shotley residents have been warned of a TV license scam, which is targeting peninsula people. 

Drug Driver Arrested

A driver was taken into custody after being tested positive for cocaine while in charge of a vehicle in Lings Lane, Chelmondiston. 

Babergh Named In Top Ten Places To Live

Babergh is the eighth best place to live in the UK, according to a Halifax Building Society survey. 

You Tubers Film Secret Look Inside Ganges

Two unauthorised videos chronicling a contemporary look inside abandoned buildings on the former HMS Ganges site.

Police Investigate Allegations of Ecological Vandalism by Parish Council

Damage caused to a nesting area, which also houses endangered species of insects, by work ordered to be carried out by Shotley Parish Council, is being investigated by Suffolk Police's Rural Crime team.

Playgroup Forced To Fold Immediately

Chelmondiston Playgroup has been forced to fold – with immediate effect. 

Academy Reveal New Head

Tom Maltby has been named as the new head teacher at Holbrook Academy. 

On what would have been legendary Town and England boss Sir Alf Ramsey's 100th birthday, Asif Burhan looks at the life of the only English manager to win the World Cup and the man who took the Blues to the old Second and First Division titles in successive years, and reveals his Suffolk ancestry.

Strand Accident Adds To Bridge Closure Chaos

A two car collision on the Strand caused hour-long delays on the Shotley peninsula, adding to the complete traffic chaos following a two HGV lorry crash on the Orwell Bridge - full story and picture here...

Hair-Raising Amount Raised For Wheatsheaf's Blossom Appeal 

Head shaves, a big quiz, conker competitions, Blues and beer festivals and other events by regulars at the Wheatsheaf in Tattingstone helped raise a whopping £12,215 for the Blossom Appeal.

Astonishing Life of Mary Berners Revealed

An in-depth illustrated talk is planned to be held to tell the astonishing story of the life and times of Mary Alice Berners, eldest daughter of Charles Hugh Berners who was squire at Woolverstone Hall (pictured) between 1891 and 1919. 

Have Your Say On Coastal Path From Shotley to Felixstowe

Residents and visitors of the Shotley peninsula have been invited to have their say on a proposed 27-mile coastal path between Shotley Gate and Felixstowe Ferry. 

Wheels On The Shuttle Bus Going Round And Round

Two dedicated shuttle bus services between the Royal Hospital School and Brantham, stopping at the Stutton King's Head, will operate to link up with the main 92 and 615 services, while road closures affect the main road at Church Hill. 

Latest News from Holbrook and Shotley Surgery

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Brantham Bull Hit By Fire

The Brantham Bull will be open just for drinks for the foreseeable future after fire caused damage in the kitchen area on New Year's Eve. 

Peninsula Cricket Volunteer Awarded BEM

A Holbrook cricketer has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year's honours list. 

New Aqua Park Planned For Food Hall Field

A new purpose built aqua park is being proposed for a field next to Suffolk Food Hall on the Shotley peninsula.

Students Evacuated After Fears of Fire At Academy

Hundreds of students safely evacuated Holbrook Academy this morning after the smell of burning disrupted classes. 

Latest news from News from Holbrook and Shotley Surgeries

THE SECRETS OF SANTA

Forget Brexit, who to vote for in the election, we explore the big questions about the enigma that is Father Christmas... 

Revealed - Peninsula Schools Hit By Funding Cuts

Peninsula schoolchildren are set to lose tens of thousands of pounds in funding in Government cuts according to figures showing the levels of change in per pupil funding across primary and secondary schools in the region were revealed. 

Shotley Skyline Primed For Dramatic New Look

A major £520,000 project to transform the Shotley skyline is underway.

Sam's Latest Blog

Explaining why proving she is dying is getting on her PIP.

Pier Group Set To Lose Thousands On Burger Bar

Shareholders have expressed concerns after it became clear Shotley pier group is set to lose thousands of pounds on a burger bar. 

Peninsula Businessman Gifts 30 Christmas Dinners

No one should be alone at Christmas and one peninsula businessman has fought loneliness by ensuring at least 30 guests can enjoy a free traditional meal on December 25 at the Baker's Arms, Harkstead.

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There are so many things happening  on the Shotley Peninsula but keeping up with everything can be a challenge.

It is with this in mind that the Shotley Peninsula News and Features website has been launched as a catch all for everything going on in this beautiful corner of Suffolk.

We plan to bring you the very latest on all issues which affect us on the natural triangle set between the rivers Orwell and Stour and the A137.

This includes house building, which quite often is not part of any strategic long term thinking. For example, a planning application in Brantham or Shotley will have an effect on both villages, as well as everyone in-between given the infrastructure, or perhaps lack of it.

It is a similar situation with businesses, in whatever field, which could mean more jobs, better services and facilities, or have unintended consequences.

Although many more people are making their homes on the peninsula and want to know what is around, there are many others who have lived here for generations and like to be informed with facts when something good, or bad happens to people they may have a link with.

Tourism is a positive benefit to the whole peninsula, walks, trails and river trips all attract locals and visitors alike, so promoting the area in  positive manner whenever possible is vital to the economy.

Spending the Peninsula Pound is something we will be encouraging residents and visitors alike to be doing - Buy Local, use the services and tradespeople on the peninsula.

Whatever the story, or picture, we will publish with Honesty, Transparency and Integrity and we welcome your contributions to this service aimed at benefiting the larger peninsula community. 

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