More sparkle is appearing in Uckfield High Street as shops reveal their Christmas windows.
Here are some of the latest to be spotted by Uckfield News.
Diane Hutt Gallery
The Diane Hutt Gallery is looking forward to welcoming back customers next week and ensuring it is fully stocked with a wide variety of art and mouldings to frame your own work, whether a family photograph, a relative’s drawing, or a favourite piece of artwork.
Owner Louise Beard can be found at Josefina Monday to Friday 8.30am-3.30pm taking phone and doorstep orders.
Items are being added daily to the shop’s website and a click and collect service, or delivery nationwide, will be available.
Facetime personal shopping is offered and there will be live daily videos at the shop showing you all the stock which can be purchased over the phone.
Send your Love boxes will be back and they can be personalised.
Josefina can also be found on Facebook.
Kilnwood Studio is operating a click and collect service for Decorate at Home pottery packs. Check out the online shop to see latest products – there are plenty of Christmas items and gift ideas.
Something for Everyone
Something for Everyone is open during the lockdown because it sells essential items including cleaning products, PPE, pet and bird food, toiletries and personal hygiene products, DIY products, batteries, food and beverage items.
Storage boxes, Christmas baubles, lights, and tinsel, are also available.
Find Something for Everyone on Facebook here.
Best Health Food Shop
Best Health Food Shop, near Uckfield railway station, remains open. It continues to offer everything as usual in store and delivery and collection where needed.
More windows to enjoy
Windows at Cole’s Menswear add cheerful colour to the High Street. The shop is taking orders through its website, www.coles-menswear.co.uk, throughout lockdown.
Carvills is offering a secure contact and collect service, with the option of free delivery, during lockdown.
If you have recently seen something you thought you might pop back for, or if you have an item in mind but are not able to get into the shop please get in touch. The Carvills team will take photos of any options available and send them to you for consideration.
If you would like to buy presents for birthday or Christmas and would like them wrapped please say so at the time of payment and they can be wrapped ready for collection.
“Whatever we can do to help you get through this next month please do get in touch,” says the store.
Carvills can be contacted on 01825 763456, by email at email@example.com, or you can message via Facebook or Instagram pages and staff will be happy to help you.
Updates from other Uckfield businesses
Accounting Now at the top of Uckfield High Street is celebrating its second birthday.
Business owner Trevor Powell says thank you to all clients for supporting them. The office is temporarily closed but the team is still working hard behind the scenes.
To learn more about accountancy and taxation services offered visit the Accounting Now website or call 01825 703090.
Harry’s Cleaning is operating as usual and offering window, conservatory, gutter, render, and fascia and soffit cleaning. Read more on the Harry’s Cleaning website.
Chrissy Noble who sells Usborne Books in Uckfield and surrounding area offers free delivery.
Chrissy is also offering one to one Zoom or WhatsApp video calls to help people with their Christmas book shopping, as well as Zoom book parties for groups of friends, or PTAs.
In addition Chrissy will be taking part in a number of virtual fairs and is happy to join in more.
Here’s Chrissy’s Books on Facebook.
Five Ash Down Post Office and Stores as usual
Five Ash Down Post Office and Stores is open as usual during the Coronavirus lockdown and has has all the necessary social distancing measures in place.
The hours are: Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, Saturday 9am-12.30pm, and Sunday 8am-11am.
Revised opening hours at Bell Walk Dry Cleaners
Opening hours at Bell Walk Dry Cleaners at the moment are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 9am-1pm.
Lawson Commercial team available to help
Lawson Commercial remains open during the lockdown and is available to help with all commercial property needs.
Staverton Nursery at Halland is allowed to open as normal during the second Coronavirus lockdown.
The nursery has recently taken delivery of hedging of all varieties including rural bare root hedging in bundles of Hornbeam, Hawthorn, Beech, Spindle, Privet, Blackthorn, Dogwoods, Dog Rose, Regosa Rose, Field Maple, and Guelder Rose.
Yew and Laurel are among other varieties of hedging available.
And the nursery is fully stocked with Christmas decorations and lights, food and sweet treats.
Estate agents are able to stay open during the lockdown and able to help anyone planning a move. Read more in another Uckfield News story here: Uckfield estate agents remain open for business.
Karen Bedwell Chiropodist/Podiatrist
As an essential medical service the clinic of Karen Bedwell Chiropodist/Podiatrist will stay open with Covid-secure procedures in place during lockdown.
Patients will be seen in order dependent on clinical need. Strict social distancing guidelines and the use of PPE by practitioner and patient will be in operation.
All appointments will be spaced out to allow the clinic and all touch points to be sanitised before the next patient is allowed into the clinic area.
Clinic hours are:
Tuesday 8.30am – 5pm
Wednesday 8.30am – 5pm
Thursday 8.30am – 5pm
If you would like an appointment please contact Karen on 07951316484 or Jamie on 07723 483409.
For more information regarding Covid-19 measures please visit karenbedwell.com.
PP Estates aims to remain open under the new guidelines. The business is welcoming contactless collection and delivery of service work, and free delivery of new machinery to the local area.
It says stocks will inevitably be affected but it will strive to work around shortages.
Orders can be placed via the PP Estates website or over the phone on 01825 7691100.
Uckfield Yoga Studio
Uckfield Yoga Studio will be offering many of its classes online via Zoom during lockdown and you can see a timetable of those you are welcome to join on the studio’s website.
Studio owner Grace Annand says: “Please stop by to find a bit of calm amidst the chaos, a respite from worry, and a space to connect to ourselves and to others. And, of course, to have a good stretch.”
See Uckfield Yoga Studio on Facebook here.
Lampon Lets made a promise to landlords and tenants at the start of the Coronavirus pandemic ‘Always available for you’ and they aim to keep to that promise during the second lockdown.
Read more: Lampon Lets – ‘always here for you’
Diane Hutt Gallery
The Diane Hutt Gallery is open online with free delivery on all artworks.
If you are looking for a special gift visit the Diane Hutt Gallery website or browse the art in the gallery windows. A contact and collect service, or free local delivery, will run alongside the online business.
If you spot something of interest in the window do contact the gallery via the website or Facebook.
One to one meetings with customers, within the gallery and the gallery’s picture framing service are suspended until December 2, in line with Government guidelines for non-essential businesses.
Diane Hutt’s message to all is: ” Stay safe and keep well – until we welcome you back into the gallery and picture framing business when we re-open on December 2.
SG Home Interiors
The team at SG Home Interiors will be working during lockdown Monday to Friday with its doors closed and be pleased to sell items via phone or email.
Virtual tours can be arranged for anyone wishing to brows the showroom during lockdown and a delivery service will be available for anyone not able to collect locally.
Keep an eye on the SG Home Interiors Facebook and Instagram pages for information on new stock as it arrives.
More stock is being added to the PipeDreams website which can be found here: www.pipedreams-online.co.uk and a click and collect service by appointment will be operating during lockdown.
Latest arrivals at the shop include new skateboards and longboards.
W E Clark & Son
The W E Clark & Son jewellers’ showroom in Uckfield High Street is offering 15% off all purchases made online during lockdown, with free delivery from Thursday.
Any jewellery repairs you have can still be completed and either be securely posted to you or safely held until the showroom reopens.
A postal watch repair service will remain fully functional, receiving and sending watches. W E Clark & Son has two websites which can be seen here www.weclarkandson.co.uk and here www.weclarkwatchrepairs.co.uk.
Here’s the W E Clark & Son Uckfield Facebook page.
The Flower Shop
The Flower Shop will continue doing online orders for deliveries and funeral work during lockdown.
To place an order you can call the shop on 01825 765903, or visit The Flower Shop website.
Sew n Sew
Sew n Sew Haberdashery is offering a click and collect service. Please call 07708 547813 if you would like to order your items and collect at your convenience.
Servicing and repair of sewing machines will continue with a two to three day turn around. Call the shop to arrange drop-off.
Here’s the Sew n Sew Facebook page.
Paws n Claws Pet Shop
Paws n Claws Pet Shop in Olives Yard, deemed essential, will open its usual hours 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.
Owner Justine Aldridge will be offering a free local delivery service on all orders over £20 – though there will be a small delivery fee for out of Uckfield.
All deliveries will be on the same day if ordered before 1pm, except on Tuesdays when they will be delivered on Wednesday.
Justine pleads: “Please, please support us and don’t turn to online big companies, shop local, and keep small independent shops going.”
Here’s Paws n Claws on Facebook
Hartfields will be offering take away food every day throughout lockdown, for breakfast and lunch.
Their hours will be Monday to Saturday, 9am-4pm, Sunday 9.30am-3.30pm. Last food orders will be 30 minutes before close.
More updates about the service will be carried on the Hartfields Facebook page.
The Picture House
The Picture House cinema is closed but the restaurant will be open for click and collect takeaways.
See the restaurant click and collect menu on The Picture House website.
Picture House gift vouchers are available as is club membership. See here.
The Picture House Facebook page is here.
Osteopathy for All
Osteopathy for All at East Hoathly will stay open during lockdown. It is classed as an essential service and is continuing with robust cleaning protocols, PPE and pre-screening to help keep patients safe during appointments.
Call 01825 850582 to contact Osteopathy for All. Their website can be found here.
R A Blackford coal and solid fuel merchants
R A Blackford will continue to be open throughout the lockdown period.
The business, in Cobdown Lane, Five Ash Down, has large stocks of coal and smokeless fuels, as well as seasoned logs and kindling.
It also has organic compost, mulch and soil conditioner in stock.
The business is open for collections and is delivering as normal. You can order online via the R A Blackford website.
The Highlands Inn
The Highlands Inn will be doing a delivery or collection service throughout November.
Takeaways are offered on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4pm till 8:30pm and Sunday’s 12-6pm. Please call 01825762989, text 07765001516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your takeaway during lockdown.
The Ridley family and Highlands Inn staff wish everybody all the best. They appreciate continued support and look forward to seeing customers again in our pub once lockdown has been lifted.
Gavin Absolom Independent Financial Adviser
Independent financial adviser Gavin Absolom says appointments will be offered virtually and over the telephone during the lockdown.
Call 01825 766682, or email email@example.com for advice.
Uckfield Framing will be open throughout lockdown for all your framing needs. The company says: “It’s very much business as usual”. Contact them on 01825 768587, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Brockwells Farm Shop
South Brockwells Farm Shop has extended its opening hours and is now open Wednesday to Saturday inclusive from 10am to 5pm.
The shop will prepare orders for collection or delivery locally during lockdown.
Sarah Robinson from the farm said: “We have lots of exciting foodie ideas for Christmas and want to help people shop safely during this horrible time.”
Ashdown Steel and Ashdown Reinforcing
Ashdown Steel and Ashdown Reinforcing which are both based in Isfield Road, Ringmer, will remain open, with extra Coronavirus safety measures in place, during lockdown.
Both businesses are part of the construction industry which is allowed to stay open.
To get in touch please call 01444 831668, or email email@example.com.
Honeys Green Osteopathic Clinic
Honeys Green Osteopathic Clinic, near Uckfield, will remain open during the lockdown. Read more about its plans here: Honeys Green Osteopathic Clinic to remain open.
Red Amber Green
The Red Amber Green driving school has been informed that all driving lessons and tests are to be suspended in England because of the second Coronavirus lockdown.
The Olive Sanctuary, a complementary health studio in Olives Yard, is to email anyone who has appointments during lockdown.
It is asking people, if they are able, to support them by booking post lockdown appointments, purchasing a gift voucher, purchasing one of their products, reading their newsletters or following them on social media.
Nose2Tail Family Butchers
Nose2Tail Family Butchers at Piltdown is open as usual.
The business is offering a delivery service and orders must be placed only by calling 01825 509164.
Two people are allowed in their shop at any time and masks must be worn.
Here’s Nose2Tail on Facebook
Barney’s Play is selling Make a Bear Kits to buy in time for Christmas. If you would like to buy one please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s Barney’s Play on Facebook.
Claire Davies Hairdressing
The team at Claire Davies Hairdressing has been contacting clients to re-book appointments.
Salon owner Claire Davies says thank you to clients and the hairdressing team.
Here is Spa Therapy on Facebook.
The Beauty Spot
The Beauty Spot is looking forward to getting back in action and owner Maria Mann says they have lots of interesting things in the pipeline which they can’t wait to share.
The salon’s online booking system is open and Maria advises that people book sooner rather than later as December appointments are going quickly.
She adds: “Thank you again to all our wonderful clients for coming back after we had to muck you around so much, and for trusting us to keep you safe. We will continue to put your safety first.
“Stay safe everyone and see you soon.”
Here is The Beauty Spot on Facebook.
Universal Dance will be running online sessions and says: “The team have already been working hard to ensure that this new lockdown will fly by with the amount of fun classes we have planned so do not fear.”
Here’s Universal Dance on Facebook.
Sky High at Fun Abounds
Sky High at Fun Abounds trampoline centre is closed and is looking forward to reopening on December 2.
FSK Karate and Kickboxing
FSK Karate and Kickboxing will be running lessons online from Thursday until December 2.
Here’s FSK on Facebook.