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Open Day For Admiralty Pier Luxury Homes

Four newly built homes with exceptional views down the river Stour are being opened up for public display this weekend. 

Arson Suspected After Home Farm Log Blaze

An arsonist is suspected of starting a blaze with almost 60 tonnes of wood at a farm in Woolverstone. 

Shotley Fun Day

Review and pictures from Shotley RoseFootball and Bowls clubs' Fun Day

Cool Off With a Free Summer Holiday Swim

Babergh, led by district councillor Derek Davis in partnership with Abbeycroft Leisure, are encouraging younger residents to get active over the summer holidays by offering free swims at their leisure centres.

Beatrice's Beautiful Locks Getting Chop for Charity

A Shotley schoolgirl is sacrificing her waist-long locks for the Little Princess Trust. 

Outstanding Kidzone Hailed By Inspectors

Shotley Kidzone's management team has been praised as 'exceptional, extremely dedicated, efficient and well organised by Ofsted inspectors  
after being rated outstanding in every aspect of the day care centre.

An Ethical Life Cleans Up In Shotley

A mobile retail outlet promoting zero waste and committed to encourage less single use plastic was so successful on its debut in Shotley the owners have vowed to make it a fortnightly service. 

McDonalds Proposed At Peninsula Gateway

A McDonald's drive-through restaurant could be built at the entrance to the Shotley peninsula if plans are approved by Babergh councillors. 

University Apologises For Flawed Report But Shotley Remains In Top Ten

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have apologised for placing Shotley Gate third in a list of the unhealthiest place to live in the UK but insisted parts of the village still performed poorly.

Woman Killed In Traffic Collision Next To Ski Slope

A woman has died after a two car collision on the Bourne Hill section of Wherstead Road this morning.

Shotley Gate's Unhealthy Report Dismissed as Laughable and Flawed

A report placing Shotley Gate in the UK's top ten unhealthiest place to live has been branded laughable and flawed. 

Dedication As Submariners Memorial Reaches 100 Years

An extra special dedication service has been held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Submariners Great War Memorial at the Naval Reservation in St Mary's Church, Shotley. 

Consultation Due To Start On Vital Local Plan

Babergh councillors are to be asked next week to approve a draft joint Local Plan document for public consultation.

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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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