Our August shopping feature brings you up to date with what is happening in the High Street and around town. Read too about new stock and what to find where.
New assistant manager at W E Clark & Son jewellers
New assistant manager at W E Clark & Son jewellers is Lauren Saunders. She has been appointed after more than a year with the firm.
A new range of coloured gem stones is now available at the jewellers including white topaz, amethyst, aquamarine and iolite. They are set in yellow or white gold, either nine or 18 carat.
There’s also a section in the window for special price items, where new or pre-owned jewellery has been reduced, usually chosen for inclusion because stock is limited. Additional pieces will be added over time.
The Kit Heath Dew collection of jewellery at W E Clark & Son is continuing to grow. Bees, dinosaurs, unicorns and pineapples are all proving popular and more pieces from the range, which focuses on nature and, animals are now available.
Wide range of products and perfumes at Kamsons
Kamsons has a wide range of products and perfumes at its High Street shop, from Clarins skincare and make-up to Bronnley luxury toiletries. There are bargain shelves too so it is worth popping in to see what is available.
Sun City celebrates first anniversary
Sun City solarium in Uckfield High Street is celebrating its first anniversary with a special offer.
People buying 60 minutes on the sun beds, for £40, will be given an extra 20 minutes free of charge. The offer will run up to and including Sunday.
The business owners say they are pleased with the way their first year has gone and more than 1,700 customers now on their books.
Opening hours have been extended on on Tuesdays and Thursdays when the business closes at 9pm. It opens at 9.30am.
On other weekdays it is open from 9.30am to 7pm. On Saturdays it is open 9.30am-6pm and on Sundays from 11-3pm.
Personalise boxes and picture frames at Josefina
You can choose your own boxes, picture frames and prints at Josefina and then have them personalised with the right wording to fit the occasion.
Whether you are thinking of a wedding, an anniversary, a new baby, a birthday, or a memory box, you can request the special wording to personalise your gift.
See examples below:
Something for Everyone – from water fun to garden games
Paddling pools, outdoor games, disposable and portable barbecues, and fans to keep you cool. All are available at Something for Everyone especially to help you enjoy the summer.
Friendship bracelets and pom pom makers at Sew n Sew
Pom pom makers and materials for friendship bracelets are proving popular with children and their parents at Sew n Sew.
One mum shopping when Sew n Sew called in at the shop said her house was full of pom poms because her children loved the kits. As she spoke the children were looking through beads which could be added to friendship bracelets.
Also available at Sew n Sew, and perfect for rainy days are children’s cross stitch kits.
Winter wools are arriving at the shop – certainly not what everyone wants to hear about in the middle of summer, but for Christmas crafters the early warning is useful … they will need plenty of time to produce their presents.
New fabrics have arrived too.
Ex-display sofas and showers on offer at SG Home Interiors
Ex-display sofas and ex-display showers are on offer at SG Home Interiors and it’s worth checking out more offers in a special clearance area at the shop.
Don’t forget you can order new kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms at the shop as well as browse homeware including a big selection of doormats and rugs.
There’s plenty of garden furniture to choose from too.
Dolls house among items for sale at Chestnut Tree shop
A dolls house is among items for sale at Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop in Uckfield High Street.
It’s unfurnished ready for a new owner to enjoy shopping for contents and is available for £200.
There’s also a man’s bike for sale at £70.
Plenty of tennis rackets at Final Score
If you are looking for a tennis racket you will find plenty of choice for juniors and adults at Final Score sports shop – and some are in a sale. There are all the accessories you will need too.
Summer sale at PipeDreams
There are lots of bargains with a summer sale in full swing at PipeDreams the snow, surf and skate shop in Uckfield.
Julie Hobbs, who owns the shop with husband David, said the sale includes flip flops, men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, including board shorts and bikinis, and beach shoes.
There are also UV sun protected tops for adults and children in the sale, and still available, though not in the sale are sun glasses.
A delivery of back packs is expected and if you like to get ahead in preparations for a return to school in September it will be worth popping in to see what is available.
There are plenty of scooters and skateboards in stock too. They are always popular during the school holidays.
New stock at Carvills
Carvills summer sale ends on Saturday, August 10, and new stock is arriving. Here is a glimpse of what is coming soon.
There are beautiful new bedding collections, including soothing, simple designs from Murmur with delicate throws, cushions, and towels to compliment.
There will also be the Sailor design from Sandersons Home inspired by the sailing boats at Cornwall’s picturesque Port Isaac.
Look out too for Agnes & Cat – home fragrances, bath and cosmetics. Carvills is very excited about introducing this new range because the products are Vegan friendly. They are not tested on animals and are artisan handmade using British fragrances.
Talk to Superior Glass about roof lanterns
If you are thinking of installing a roof lantern in an extension or renovation then it is worth talking to Superior Glass who are specialists in the supply and installation of Aluminium Korniche Roof Lanterns.
See examples of their work below.
Works by Allan Morgan and Steve McLaughlin at Diane Hutt Gallery
Among new artworks at the Diane Hutt Gallery are landscapes from Allan Morgan and Steve McLaughlin – completely different in style. See below.
Nash reels at Hooked on Green
New Nash reels have arrived at Hooked on Green. The dedicated carp reels have been produced by the company to go with its existing range of rods.
There are two sizes 4000 GT and 6000 GT and Robin Eden a keen fisherman and brand manager at Green DIY and Hooked on Green is impressed by what he has seen so far.
“I have been testing the larger reel and have already caught numerous fish up to 30lbs,” he said.
Also new at Hooked on Green are Sticky Floaters, bait which you would spray out on to the water to get fish to come up to the surface in hot weather.
Fans and air conditioners at Green DIY
Green DIY has plenty of fans and air conditioners in stock if needed during hot weather.
The store also has outdoor games including sand tables, boules, badminton, beech bats, paddling pools and inflation pumps.
There are garden lights, cool bags and picnic blankets too – and don’t forget the new pets section.
Get engrossed in pottery painting
Everybody can get engrossed in pottery painting at Kilnwood Studio. This great pastime is perfect when you are ready for peace during the summer holidays and Mum, Dad, Grandma and Grandpa can enjoy it just like the children.
Some of the creations already produced can be seen in our pictures below.
Specials on the menu at Hartfields
Light bites on the Hartfields Lunch Specials menu include:
- Smoked Mackerel with roasted beetroot, and horseradish potato
- Ham Hock Terrine with piccalilli, and toasted sourdough.
- Quiche of the Day, with homemade coleslaw, horseradish potato salad and mixed green salad
- Crayfish, Artichoke and Crispy Bacon Salad
- Vegan Roasted Vegetable, Artichoke, and Avocado Salad,
- Crispy Duck Wrap, with cucumber, cos, sprint onion, and hoi sin sauce.
Crisps, Hand Cut Chips, or Sweet Potato Fries
- Guest Coffee: single origin Rwandan ‘Red Bourbon’ available as a batch brew. Tastes – orange, caramel and black tea
- Mint & Strawberry, or Peach & Apricot iced cooler
- Hartfields Cold Brewed Iced Tea with orange, lemon and mint
- English Garden Cocktail, gin, elderflower, lime, apple juice and cucumber.