Vacancies at Pump Street Chocolate

Posted on February 9, 2021

Pump Street Chocolate are looking for a Junior Chocolate Maker and Office Administrator
to join their close-knit, award-winning, family-run team in Suffolk.

If you or someone you know has a passion for chocolate
and a desire to be part of a committed team
making the very best single-origin chocolate possible
then contact their recruitment people at the link below

Jobs at Pump Street Chocolate

Local artist writes to The Times

Posted on February 2, 2021

To The Editor 

        I must congratulate Libby Purves on her volunteering to help with the vaccination process in East Suffolk. Were I able to do likewise I would have been there too, but my wife and I have been in lockdown in perpetuity since January of 2020, as she is of the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable sisterhood, and I am her carer.

        In fact, I was surprised when, as an octogenarian, I was vaccinated ahead of her by several weeks, but that decision rests with our local Peninsula Practice in Aldeburgh, Alderton and Orford, in whom we both have absolute trust and praise for what they do for us.

        What Libby didn’t mention was the vile harassment, both verbal as well as notes stuffed through letterboxes, that the various Peninsula offices and staff received from some incandescent locals, especially in Aldeburgh, who didn’t like the way the roll out was being processed.

        Luckily, the wonderful Doctor in charge of the Practice stepped in and order was restored. However, the actions of a few have shamed us all.

As someone who lived in the U.S. for decades where you hand your credit card to the ambulance driver lest he leave you lying there as probable roadkill, why is it that locals here complain about free medical help, such as vaccine service, is something I will never understand.

Yours Sincerely 

Jeremy Rugge-Price

Munday’s Lane



Orford General Store revised opening hours

Posted on January 24, 2021

We are delighted to announce that, with the arrival of the lighter evenings, we will be extending our opening hours once again, on a Tuesday and Wednesday back to 5.00pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused over the last few months, but it was, sadly, a financial necessity, due to limited custom during these hours, in the dark winter months.

Full opening hours for the shop and Post Office follow, and remember you can always keep up to date, by logging onto our website-

For all you green-fingered gardening enthusiasts, our selection of perennial and bedding plants, will now begin to increase, and as more plants become garden-ready, the nursery will be sending them onto us. Current stocks include foxgloves, hollyhocks, anemone, snake’s-head fritillary, saxifrage, anemones, primroses and sweet peas.


SHOP                                                            POST OFFICE

Mon   8.30am – 5.00pm                                 8.30am – 4.00pm

Tues  8.30am – 5.00pm                                 8.30am – 4.00pm

Wed  8.30am – 5.00pm                                  8.30am – 4.00pm

Thur  8.30am – 5.00pm                                  8.30am – 4.00pm

Fri     8.30am – 5.00pm                                  8.30am – 4.00pm

Sat    8.30am – 5.00pm                                  8.30am – 1.00pm   2.00pm – 5.00pm

Sun 10.00am – 4.00pm                                10.00am – 1.00pm   2.00pm – 1.00pm