Round-up of Uckfield business news

See what’s been happening on the Uckfield area business scene over the past month. Local companies have helped charities, worked with each other, and found ways of entertaining townspeople.

Green DIY help Baby2Baby & Beyond charity

Green DIY has presented 18 storage boxes to the Baby2Baby & Beyond charity which provides previously owned baby items to expectant and existing families in poverty or financial hardship.

The boxes will be for each age and gender category for the ‘& Beyond’ service which will be launching soon.

Thanks to Green DIY the charity can now organise donations of clothes for children aged two to 11 years.

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The Green DIY team with 18 boxes they have donated to the Baby2Baby & Beyond charity.

New menu at The Grove, BlackboysThe-Grove-Farmhouse-Cafe

The Grove Farmhouse Cafe at Blackboys has got a new menu, bringing back Paninis and adding Burgers. Do call in and see what you think.

Uckfield Yoga Studio is two years old

Uckfield Yoga Studio is now two years old and owner Grace Annand has congratulated teachers and students as she celebrated the milestone.uckfield-yoga-studio-june-2018

She said: “We are all part of the Uckfield Yoga Studio, growing organically, motivated to contribute something positive and peaceful to our own lives and others. Long may it last and thank you so much for all your contributions.”

The studio has recently been redecorated – it’s all white – and yoga mats, blankets and eye bags have all been refreshed.

All welcome at Fuller & Scott Macmillan coffee morning

All are welcome at a Macmillan coffee morning to be held at funeral directors Fuller & Scott on Friday, September 27.

It is being organised in memory of artist Sheila Hay and there will be the chance to enjoy refreshments while also seeing some of Sheila’s work in the Fuller & Scott window in Civic Approach.

The display can be seen from Monday (September 16) to Monday, October 7, if you aren’t able to get to the coffee morning.

Read more: Uckfield artist Sheila Hay to be remembered at Macmillan coffee morning

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The late Sheila Hay who will be remembered at a Macmillan coffee morning at Fuller & Scott Funeral Directors on Friday, September 27.

Awards for High Hurstwood cider-maker

Local businesses such as Hartfields, The Picture House Cinema and Restaurant, and Noble Wines all sell cider produced locally at High Hurstwood.

And the maker, Hurstwood Cider, was thrilled to win two awards at the Great Taste Awards 2019. They received one-start for their Medium Dry Cider for a second year, and two stars for their Medium Cider.

Read more: Cider made at High Hurstwood wins top awards

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Award-winning Hurstwood Cider.

Quality, Provenance and Price boxes ticked at farm shop

Have you been to Nose2Tail butchers at Piltdown yet? Farmer Luke Watson and butcher Danny Martin have joined forces to take over the business.

They aim to compete on Quality, Provenance, and Price, and have quickly ticked all those boxes for the fare they offer.

Read more here: Farmer and butcher join forces to run shop at Piltdown

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Butcher Danny Martin and farmer Luke Watson outside Nose2Tail butchers at Piltdown.

Impressive sight at SLM Toyota Uckfield

There was an impressive sight at SLM Toyota Uckfield when 28 Aygo cars lined up all sign-written for Kamsons Pharmacy and ready for delivery.

See how one local business was able to help another in this Uckfield News story: Twenty-eight Aygo cars line up for delivery to Kamsons Pharmacy.

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Some of the 28 Aygo cars lined up at SLM Toyota Uckfield ready for delivery to Kamsons Pharmacy.

Funeral directors bring bees to Uckfield town centre

Co-operative Funeralcare brought something different to Uckfield when they invited a bee group to exhibit at their premises.

Members of the group brought with them a totally enclosed bee hive demonstration for visitors to see and sold local honey, held a raffle and children’s lucky dip.

Read more here: Bees are hive of activity in Uckfield.

Bees in Uckfield High Street

Jan Pink, from Co-operative Funeralcare, is pictured with David Davies holding an enclosed part of a beehive.

The Beauty Spot opens December diary

The Beauty Spot is looking ahead to Christmas and has opened its December diary.

The salon will be open as usual on December 23, from 9am to 6pm, closed on December 24, 25, and 26  and open again on December 27.

There will be a 50% deposit for any treatment booked the week before Christmas.

The Beauty Spot’s tenth anniversary is coming up and owner Maria Mann is planning a celebration. See: Maria plans party to celebrate The Beauty Spot anniversary.

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Maria Mann looking ahead to Christmas and the tenth anniversary of The Beauty Spot.

Aesthetics Clinic coming to Claire Davies Hairdressing next Friday

Claire Davies Hairdressing has opened its doors to an Aesthetics Clinic which will use first floor at the salon as a base on Friday, September 20.craig-wood-foxwood-clinic-claire-davies-hairdressing

The work of Craig Wood, of Foxwood Clinic, includes helping to re-balance facial symmetry. He is also trained in specialist skincare products to improve skin tone and radiance. The clinic undertakes “entire anti-aging programmes”.

Read more: Aesthetics clinic returns to Claire Davies Hairdressing

Kamsons Pharmacy offers flu vaccinations

Kamsons Pharmacy is offering free NHS flu vaccinations for people over the age of 65 and to those on medicines which reduce their immune response, who have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, severe heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, are pregnant or are a carer.

The vaccine is also available privately for £12 for patients who are not eligible for the NHS Flu Service.

Read more here: Free NHS flu vaccinations available at Kamsons Pharmacy

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Hemal Chudasama, manager at Kamsons Pharmacy in Bell Farm Road, Uckfield, where flu vaccinations are available.

Pensions advice from Cranwell Wealth Solutions

New research shows people are taking money from their pension long before they really need it, so putting themselves at risk of depleting their savings before they retire.

Steven Palmer, director of Cranwell Wealth Solutions, writes about unintended effects this can have here: Beware drawing pension income before you need it.

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What you will find in Uckfield shops

Shopping in Uckfield this weekend? Read about some of the things you will find in our shops in the monthly Uckfield News shopping feature: Tips for shopping in Uckfield during September.

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Some of the things to look out for in Uckfield shops.

Job vacancies

East Sussex National Resort is holding a recruitment open day on Thursday, September 19, from 4-7pm.

They have a variety of jobs available on a part- or full-time basis including:

  • Room Attendant
  • Restaurant Supervisor
  • Restaurant & Bar Staff
  • Kitchen Porter
  • Chef De Partie

There are more details and tips for success here on the Uckfield Jobs website.

Manor Primary School is looking for a Year 6 Teaching Assistant. Read more here.

Uckfield College is recruiting a Student Support Assistant, Art & Photography Technician, and a Cover Supervisor. Follow the links from each job title to more information.

New to our Uckfield Directory

Need an architect? You’ll find contact details for Newick-based Breeze Architects in our Uckfield Directory.

Locally based English Tutor can help with GCSEs, SATs, A-level, IELTS, Cambridge English Language exams and English for Academic Purposes.

Plumbing and heating engineers Plumb Solutions Southern work with residential clients, private customers, building contractors, landlords, and letting agents.

See also:

Police appeal for Friday night attack victims to come forward

Lewes Road, Ridgewood, traffic calming in operation

Manor Primary School is recruiting

Find local businesses in our Uckfield Directory

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