Spring flowers outside The Flower Shop in Uckfield High Street.

Tips for shopping in Uckfield during March

New stock is arriving in shops across Uckfield and it’s well worth going up and down the High Street and on to the Bellbrook Estate to see what is on offer. Examples of what is available can be seen in this feature.

Matt is new assistant manager at J&S

A new assistant manager has been appointed at J&S the motorcycle clothing and accessories superstore on the Bellbrook Estate, Uckfield.

He is Matt Bush, a keen motorcyclist, who lives in Ringmer and is pictured with one of the new Spiderman HJC RPHA 11 helmets.

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Matt Bush, new assistant manager at J&S the motorcycle accessories store in Uckfield. He is holding the new Spiderman HJC RPHA 11 helmet.

A variety of other new helmets have arrived in store too from Shark along with the Scorpion EXO combat helmet and AGV K3 in Valentino Rossi colours

A gear exchange competition is under way at J&S at the moment. The idea is to nominate yourself, or somebody else, who needs to replace their Frank Thomas brand clothing and post a picture of them wearing it – and saying why they should win – on the J&S Facebook page, or in an email which should be sent to enquiries@jsaccessories.co.uk.

The lucky winner will have a replacement for whatever Frank Thomas clothing they are wearing in the photograph. The competition closes on Friday, March 31.

Change of day for adult colouring session at Kilnwood Studio

An adult colouring session at Kilnwood Studio at the top of Uckfield High Street is moving to a Wednesday. All are welcome to go along from 10.30am to colour in company and enjoy a coffee and cake too.

For others there are pottery pieces in the studio which you can paint as Mother’s Day gifts and preparations are being made there for Easter too.

There will be a competition running for children who paint pottery eggs with a winner receiving a big Easter egg.

Cellophane wrapped Easter Eggs in decorated egg cups will be available too. They can be personalised if you wish or chosen off the shelf.

See examples below.

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Egg cups at Kilnwood Studio waiting for their chocolate eggs and gift wrapping in cellophane.

Help design your new sofa at SG Home Interiors

If you know just what you would like in a sofa but haven’t been able to find the right one then it is worth calling in at SG Home Interiors in Bell Farm Lane, Uckfield.

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New chairs on display at SG Home Interiors in Bell Farm Lane, Uckfield.

The shop offers a huge selection of fabrics and leathers and can build a sofa, using good quality hardwood frames, to your own design and in the size you need.

New chairs can be seen in the shop and lots of new homeware products are now on display in the shop including mirror-mosaic vases and lamps in a fresh variety of colours.

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Mirror-mosaic lamps in a new variety of colours can be found at SG Home Interiors.

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Some of the new vases on dispay at SG Home Interiors.

Don’t forget there’s a coffee shop at SG Home Interiors and you are welcome relax in there with cake and a cuppa.

Spring/Summer range arrives at Coles of Uckfield

Spring and summer ranges from brands such as Gant, Barbour and Casa Moda have arrived at Cole’s of Uckfield with more on the way. It is worth calling in regularly to keep up with the latest arrivals.

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Here’s a preview of the new Spring/Summer range from Casa Moda at Coles of Uckfield.

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Shirts from Gant at Coles of Uckfield.

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Samples from the new Spring/Summer range from Barbour at Coles of Uckfield.

Another Clarins offer at Kamsons

There’s another Clarins offer at Kamsons in Uckfield High Street, this time for beauty essentials.

You are invited to choose your four favourite essentials, and take them away in a beauty bag, when you buy two recommended Clarins products, one of them has to be skin care.

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Buy two recommended Clarins products at Kamsons and you will be invited to choose four favourites to take away in a beauty bag too.

New button corner at Sew n Sew

There’s a new button corner at Sew n Sew just as you go into the door with plenty of variety on offer.

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New button corner at Sew n Sew.

There are also new bags and greetings cards too and a new stock of Dylon.

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Some of the new bags at Sew n Sew.

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Fresh selection of greetings cards at Sew n Sew.

Sale under way at George Moss jewellers

A sale is under way at George Moss and some items to look out for are Cornerstone rodium plated, and some black rhodium, contemporary jewellery which has 30% off.

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Thirty-per-cent off Cornerstone contemporary jewellery at George Moss.

See too a pre-owned sapphire and diamond ring in 18ct white gold reduced from £7,500 to £6,000.

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A pre-owned sapphire and diamond art deco ring, reduced from £7,500 to £6,000 in the sale.

Specials on the menu at Hartfields

There’s a new dinner menu at Hartfields and mains include Basil Gnocchi, Moroccan Spiced Chicken Leg, and Smoked Haddock Fillet – to name but a few of the dishes. There’s also the ever popular 8oz rump steak, with hand cut chips, rocket, horseradish/garlic butter, roasted vine cherry tomatoes, portabello mushroom and onion rings.

Lunch specials include lite bites of beetroot and feta falafels with garlic and cucumber yoghurt; breaded halloumi sticks, red pepper relish and rocket salad; and Thai chicken cakes with Asian salad and sweet chilli dip.

Mains include ‘real’ cod fillet fish finger sandwich with homemade tartare sauce, side salad and crisps; bacon, brie and cranberry toastie with crisps and side salad and mixed bean and avocado quesadilla.

Dinner specials include starters of beetroot and feta falafels as above, and panko breaded halloumi sticks with red pepper relish.

Mains include slow cooked lamb, chickpea and lentil curry, toasted almond flakes, warm flatbread and fluffy rice; and pan-fried sea bass fillet with crayfish and sweet corn risotto, roast cherry vine tomato.

Stock is constantly changing at Carvills

New stock is constantly arriving and changing at Carvills at the moment.

The very popular Powder new season range of accessories is coming in, including sunglasses, bags, socks and scarves. See below.

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Fun and smart cushions, lamps, pictures, candles, glassware, doorstops, footstools and more are coming from Voyage and lots of new bedding will be arriving this month too.

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Think flowers as Mothers Day gift

The Flower Shop at 184 High Street, Uckfield, will have plenty of flowers ready for Mother’s Day.

You will be able to choose from fresh flowers, planted arrangements, plants, chocolates, basket arrangements, hand-tied bouquets and spring bouquets.

See daffodils providing a splash of colour outside The Flower Shop this week.

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Final Score gets ready for cricket and tennis season

Cricket deliveries are arriving at Final Score Sports Shop and tennis rackets are arriving too, including a good range for junior tennis.

Don’t forget the shop offers a racket re-stringing service too.

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Special offers at Noble Wines

Chateau Pradeau is on offer at Noble Wines at the moment. Buy one bottle for £9.99 or two for £15.

Other offers include three large bottles of Corona beer for £5.

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Chateau Pradeau wine, two bottles for £15 at Noble Wines.

Quality homeware donations needed at Chestnut Tree charity shop

Donations of quality linen, cushions and pictures would be welcome at the Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop in Uckfield.

A new window display is constantly being replenished as goods are sellling quickly.

Manager Angie Page is also getting ready to display Mother’s Day gifts and says there are some really nice items – all new – including smellies, ornaments, and jewellery, which she has been saving for the occasion.

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Homeware is selling quickly at Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop.

Ski sale under way at PipeDreams

A ski sale is under way at Pipedreams with reductions on men’s, women’s, and kids jackets, salopettes, ski boots, goggles and accessories.

The shop is still hiring clothing for Easter ski trips but is now starting to receive stocks of flip flops, swimwear and summer clothing, so there is a combination of summer and winter stock on display.

If there is something you need that you can’t spot do ask because shop owners Julie and David Hobbs will be happy to open boxes to find items for you.

New clothing is going on display for men and women, including new women’s fitness wear.

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New fitness wear at PipeDreams.

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New stock is arriving for men at PipeDreams too.

Bespoke handmade furniture now available at Josefina

Josefina now offers a wide range of bespoke furniture handmade in a joinery workshop in Kent.

All pieces are available in any size, any colour/finish and with the drawer knob or handle of your choice. Choose from standard sizes or have something made to fit a specific space.

Some of the furniture can be seen below.

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In complete contrast a new range of jewellery, Hot Tomato, has arrived at Josefina and is selling quickly. Fresh supplies are expected.

Example of the necklaces can be seen below. There are bangles and bracelets too.

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New works from new artists arrive at Diane Hutt Gallery

Artist Nicki Litchfield is new to the Diane Hutt Gallery and her works are proving popular already particularly one of a fox described as Wishful Thinking.

But one is striking in the gallery window too and that is of a hare The Lookout.

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The Lookout by Nicki Litchfield.

Four new Dale Bowen originals have arrived too including Our Wooly which can also be seen in the gallery window.

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Our Wooly by Dale Bowen.

As a compete contrast there’s a new work by Rozanne Bell too. It’s called Tree Charms. See below.

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Tree Charms by Rozanne Bell.

Ask about cheese wedding cakes at Cheese Etc

Cheese Etc is pleased to be receiving requests for wedding cakes made of cheese and show examples of what is possible below. The first is competed and the second is just put together quickly to give an idea of what can be done.

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The shop is now delivering lunches to businesses in the High Street. If you would like sandwiches, drinks, pasties or quiches please contact the shop with your order.

Hampers are available as Mother’s Day gifts and, if you prefer, there are gift vouchers too.

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One of the hampers put together by Cheese Etc.

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Another hamper gift wrapped for Mother’s Day.

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