Tips for shopping in Uckfield during August

Check out what’s new in Uckfield shops in this August shopping feature on the Uckfield News website.

PP Estates offer 10% discount on servicing during August

PP Estates is offering 10% off garden equipment servicing during August. Business owner Philip Eves said that while the weather remains hot and the grass isn’t growing it is the perfect time to have lawnmowers serviced.

Call 01825 769222 to book your machinery in.

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Stephen Clarke servicing a strimmer in the workshop at PP Estates.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at Chestnut Tree charity shop

Chestnut Tree children’s hospice is celebrating its 15th birthday and a Mad Hatter’s tea party is due to be held at its Uckfield charity shop this afternoon (Wednesday, August 1).

Staff will dress up, free balloons and sweets will be on offer, and there will be a cake sale, tombola, and colouring competition.

Everything you need for your own tea party will be for sale there too, including cups and saucers and teapots.

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Air conditioning makes all the difference at Hartfield’s

The best thing about the refurbished and extended Hartfield’s coffee shop? Air conditioning, says James Hartfield without hesitation.

The cool interior means customers can take refuge from the sun inside, sit next to open folding doors for a mix of indoor and out, or make the most of the sun by sitting outside.

New batch brewed coffee

Also new at Hartfield’s is new batch brewed coffee, which is like an Americano, but with a precise measure of coffee to water to make the perfect long black coffee – as opposed to pouring an espresso and topping up with water as is done for an Americano.

James says this process gives a more rounded flavour showing off the subtle flavours of Hartfield’s own blend, with none of the bitterness associated with espresso.

New white and yellow gold jewellery with diamonds at W E Clark and Son

There’s lots of new 9ct white and yellow jewellery with diamonds at W E Clark and Son in Uckfield High Street.

Prices start at £105 and the pieces include ear rings, and pendants, with some in matching sets. Manager Charlotte Roake says they are perfect as birthday, anniversary or graduation gifts.

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Summer fashions still arriving at Chapter Three

More summer pieces are arriving at Chapter Three and with deliveries taking place three or four times a week it is worth calling in to see what is available.

Some items can be found in a sale too, though the full sale doesn’t start there until August.

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Stock is changing regularly at Chapter Three with deliveries arriving three or four times a week.N

New Yardley and Roger and Gallet fragrances at Kamsons

Kamsons has a special offer on Vichy Ideal Soleil sun protection products, for delicate skin, at the moment with at least 25% off.

Look out at Kamsons too for some new Roger and Gallet essential oil fragrances and additions of Buebell, Freesia, and Dahlia, to the Yardley range of body fragrances, body lotions and body washes.

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New Rogers and Gallet fragrances at Kamsons.

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Bluebell, Freesia, and Dahlia, join Lavender, Rose, Violets and Lily in the Yardley range at Kamsons.

Summer sale at PipeDreams

A summer sale is under way at PipeDreams with up to 50% off clothing for all the family. Some flip flops are in the sale too.

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There are plenty of things at PipeDreams to to keep children occupied during the summer holidays, including scooters, skateboards, roller skates, body boards and wet suits.

You’ll find beach shoes there for playing in the sea, UV protector tops for children and adults and caps and sunhat.

If you are looking for backpacks for children starting new schools in the autumn there are plenty to choose from at PipeDreams. See some of them below.

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Want to give furniture a new look? Josefina can help

If you would like to give your furniture a new look Josefina can help through its custom painting service.

All you have to do is email a photo to info@uniquetochic.co.uk and request a quote.

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Sale under way at Cole’s

A sale is under way at Cole’s menswear with shirts, trousers, jackets, suits, and knitwear included.

Manager Derek Foster says there are huge savings to be made across the board with many items having up to 50% off.

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Sale at Cole’s menswear in Uckfield.

All you need for tennis and garden games at Final Score

If you are looking for garden games for the summer then Final Score has a good selection including Frisbees, boules and outdoor badminton sets.

It’s worth noting though that the shop will be closed from tomorrow, (Thursday, August 2) to (Saturday) August 4 re-opening on Monday, August 6.

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Just a few of the outdoor games available at Final Score Sports Shop.

And don’t forget Final Score can supply all you need to play tennis, such as shoes, rackets, clothing, and accessories including grips and sweat bands. Rackets can also be re-strung there.

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Some of the range of tennis rackets, shoes and accessories at Final Score.

Barbecues, paddling pools and garden games at Green DIY

There are still barbecues, paddling pools and garden games, such as Giant Connect Four, available at Green DIY.

Don’t forget there are 10% discounts for over 60s every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

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Green DIY has more toys and games in stock now the summer holidays are here. These are a few of them.

At Hooked on Green, the adjoining fishing tackle shop, Robin is pleased that they will be stocking Korda products this month alongside existing favourites. Korda is one of the leading manufacturers of terminal gear for carp fishing.

Cotton fabrics prove popular at Sew n Sew

Cotton fabrics at Sew n Sew are proving popular with dressmakers and there has even been interest in more fleecy, cosy materials, which Andy Coppins, who runs the business with wife Dawn, thought would come into their own in the winter.

It is the unicorns that are particularly attracting attention but dinosaurs and creatures of the forest have their fans too.

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100% cotton fabrics, perfect for summer garments.

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Andy Coppins with fleecy unicorn fabric which he thought would go well in the winter but which is already proving popular.

New chairs and plenty of garden furniture at SG Home Interiors

New dining chairs are arriving at SG Home Interiors and include the yellow ones below which also come in grey and a more neutral colour.

There is still lots of garden furniture with all having been restocked in the past week.

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New yellow dining chairs have arrived at SG Home Interiors. They will soon be joined by grey ones in the same style. A more neutral colour is also available.

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Garden furniture has been re-stocked at SG Home Interiors. Some can be seen here.

Special offers at Staverton Nursery

The perennial tunnel is looking good at Staverton Nursery. There’s still plenty of colour to admire, and take home. The Buddlejas are looking good at the moment too.

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Offers at the nursery include a huge range of herbs. If you choose ten it will cost you £13. Roses in bloom are available from £6.99, Provado Ultimate bug killer is £4.99, and large water butts are £16.99 each or two for £30.

One Uckfield News reader says she bought a bee house at Staverton and was delighted to find a bee had moved in within two weeks of setting it up. See pictures below. Read more about how to make your own bee house/hotel on the Friends of the Earth website.

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A bee house from Staverton Nursery – a resident had moved in within two weeks, see top left.

Pots ready to be painted at Kilnwood Studio

When you are ready for a break from the excitement of rushing around outside during the summer holiday pottery painting at Kilnwood Studio provides a relaxing indoor alternative.

Business owner Jane DeVay has stocked up with a wide variety of items to be painted, is pleased that the shop stays cool, and is making sure there’s plenty of squash to keep children hydrated.

All ages and abilities are welcome – a group of five women recently enjoyed a visit – and everything you need is provided.

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Aly Coleshill, ten, enjoys pottery painting at Kilnwood Studio.

New artworks at Diane Hutt Gallery

There are new artworks at the Diane Hutt Gallery from Jennifer Hogwood and Philip Gray, and from a new artist to the gallery Paul Dolman.

See their work below:

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New works from Jennifer Hogwood. From the left are Heartfelt, McOwl and Moo, Oopsie Daisies, and Twitter Friends.

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New from Philip Gray are, from the left, Quiet Contemplation, Forest of Light, Radiant Harbour, and Moonlight Bay.

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Mevagissey Harbour by Paul Dolman.

New flooring at Fluffy Side Up

While this is traditionally the time for summer holidays many people also take a look at getting home improvements done and Fluffy Side Up is pleased to be helping people choose and have new flooring fitted.

Shop owner Sebastian Bishop said the business is doing well in Uckfield High Street. “It’s so easy for people to pop in and we are happy to help them make choices.”

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Fluffy Side Up in Uckfield High Street.

See also:

Work begins on refurbishing Picture House Restaurant

Uckfield traders must have a licence for pavement advertising boards

Job vacancies at Green DIY and Uckfield College

Find local organisations in our Uckfield Directory

How to advertise on UckfieldNews.com

 

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