There has been huge interest in the news that preparations are under way for a coffee lounge to be built at Staverton Nursery, at Halland, near Uckfield.
Well-wishers were quick to praise the company in comments on the Uckfield News Facebook page. Follow the link to see what they had to say.
They include this from Jim Snow: “This is a local business, well run, and offering everything that the bigger chains can offer and more, with attentive, pleasant staff, and a full range of garden requirements.
“Let’s hope that the plans go through without a problem. I wish them every possible success.”
Amie Cook said: “Really hope they get it. Would round the place off perfectly.”
And Kyle Rathbone added: “Can’t wait. We love visiting and would love a cafe to stop at too.”
There’s more about the latest plans here: Preparations being made to build coffee lounge at Staverton Nursery.
Two Uckfield area pubs have plenty to celebrate
Two Uckfield area pubs are delighted to have had their work recognised by industry experts.
The Blackboys Inn has scooped three Harvey’s Brewery awards for Best Kept Cellar, Silent Customer, and runner-up in Managed House Floral Competition while The Alma Arms is celebrating being in the Camra Good Beer Guide for the eighth year in a row.
The Alma was also runner-up in the Silent Customer section of the Harvey’s awards.
Read about the Blackboys Inn awards here: Blackboys Inn scoops three Harvey’s awards.
And find more about The Alma’s successes here: Alma is in Good Beer Guide for eighth year in a row.
Look out for Hurstwood Cider at this fair
Hurstwood Cider will be represented at a Country Homes and Interior Christmas Fair on the weekend of November 9-11 so, if you are going, look out for one of the business founders Alex Gibbins.
The artisan cider-making company is looking forward to the apple season. They buy apples direct from orchards across the South East and have their own cider recipe, with the exact blend kept secret.
How to find funding as you launch or grow your business
If you are looking for ways of raising funds to launch, or grow your business, grants are available – along with other resources – from Business East Sussex.
Uckfield business mentor Chris Dowling, pictured right, has more information.
Read more here: Help available to launch or grow your Uckfield business.
Have you seen the Uckfield News shopping feature?
Have you seen the Uckfield News shopping feature for October? Shops are stocking up ready for autumn and winter, and for Christmas and we give you an idea of what to look for where when you are ready to take the plunge with your festive plans.
SLM Toyota sees how grant helps Rocks Park Primary School
SLM Toyota Uckfield general manager Paul Hardwell and marketing manager Mel Ball visited Rocks Park Primary School last month to see how grant money they secured has been spent to restore a pond.
The pond project is just one way the school is opening up an extra world of learning by embracing its beautiful woodland setting. Read more here: Outdoor world of learning opens up at Rocks Park Primary School.
Check out the latest job vacancies on UckfieldJobs.com
Latest job vacancies have been advertised by Uckfield College, Unity Care Solutions, Manor Primary School, C J Thorne & Co Ltd, and Cranwell Wealth Solutions. Visit UckfieldJobs.com to find out how to apply.
Have you seen Uckfield Chamber’s new website?
Check out Uckfield Chamber of Commerce’s new website which can be found here.
It was launched at a member’s meeting at The Picture House at the end of February and enables businesses to sign up to join the organisation, book places at Chamber events, read news from fellow members and find businesses in a directory.
Read more here: Uckfield Chamber of Commerce launches new website.
Bluebell Vineyard – a fine example of Wealden wine
Wealden MP Nus Ghani was impressed during a visit to Bluebell Vineyard as their harvest got under way.
She said: “If you haven’t tried any of their Hindleap sparkling wines yet I would urge you to pick up a bottle – it will match the very best from across the world.”
Read more here: MP visits Bluebell Vineyard as harvest gets under way
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