Tips for shopping in Uckfield during July

More businesses are coming out of the Coronavirus lockdown and here we take a look at what you will find in Uckfield area shops during July.

The Flower Shop reopens today

The Flower Shop reopens today (Wednesday, July 1) from 10am to 2pm. Make sure to look in the window as you are passing because a new display will be there to welcome you. We’ll revisitto take a photograph. For now here is their reopening notice framed by hanging baskets.

The Flower Shop at 184 High Street which will be open today from 10am to 2pm.

And here is the new window display:

The window display at The Flower Shop which has reopened.

Something for Everyone reopens again on Saturday

Something for Everyone reopens on Saturday and, to start with, will have new temporary opening hours.

This will enable them to take deliveries and re-stock the shelves while the shop is shut.

The shop will be closed on Sundays and Mondays and open from 10am to 4pm each day from Tuesday to Saturday.

Something for Everyone pictured before lockdown.

New opening hours at Paws n Claws

Paws n Claws pet shop in Olives Yard has new opening hours – 9.30am – 4.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

The business is still offering free local delivery for purchases over £20.

Owner Justine Aldridge says they have all the correct measures in place to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus.

Only two people are allowed in at any one time, there’s a protective screen on the counter, hand gel is available, and the card machine is sprayed with anti-bacterial and anti-viral spray after every use.

Justine said: “We are nice and safe so please come and see us, please shop local and don’t use the internet, we are all relying on you to keep us going through this difficult time.”

Justine Aldridge pictured with Freddie at Paws n Claws after celebrating the 45th anniversary of her shop last year. She has run the business for 15 years.

Fabric garden furniture at SG Home Interiors

It’s now possible to buy garden furniture in outdoor fabric, which means it can stay outside 365 days a year while standing up to the elements.

SG Home Interiors says the fabric is stain resistant, uv resistant, breathable and porous. Even after a heavy downpour it is said to be ready to use within an hour because fresh air can circulate freely through the fabric. The furniture comes with a five-year guarantee.

Sofa and dining sets are available and there’s even a table available with a fire pit in the centre. See in one of the pictures below.

Outside fabric dining set – complete with fire pit in the centre of the table. Available through SG Home Interiors.

Outside fabric sofa set – even after a heavy downpour this is said to dry within an hour.

Gaynor looks forward to reopening Kilnwood Studio

Kilnwood Studio is due to reopen on Saturday and owner Gaynor Robson is looking forward to showing off her shop which has been redecorated outside and in.

Gaynor is also encouraging customers to get creative at home as well as in the studio through new Decorate-at-Home packages.

Read more in another Uckfield News story: Pottery painters welcome at Kilnwood Studio from Saturday.

Gaynor Robson looking forward to welcoming pottery painters again at Kilnwood Studio.

Coffee and cake at Hartfields

Coffee and cake only will be served at Hartfields for the first two days after it reopens on Monday, then from Wednesday a limited food menu will be introduced.

Careful preparations are under way at the cafe to keep people safe. Read more here: Hartfields plans to reopen on Monday – starting with coffee and cake.

James Hartfield stands in front of new screens built at Hartfields. Glass will be added before the cafe reopens next week.

Organic fruit and veg at Best Health Food Shop

New at Best Health Food Shop at the bottom of Uckfield High Street near the station is fresh organic fruit and vegetables.

Deliveries arrive twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and they include a seasonable element.

The display yesterday ranged from lettuce, carrots, and radishes, to aubergines, cherries and water melons. There are also sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and ginger.

Fresh organic fruit and vegetables, new to Best Health Food Shop.

Onions, garlic, and ginger with fresh, organic, fruit and vegetables, at Best Health Food Shop.

Also new is loose frozen fruit and vegetables. If you take along your own containers you can pick and mix as much, or as little as suits you. Reusable freezer bags are for sale there too if you don’t bring your own.

Frozen fruit and vegetables at Best Health Food Shop. Take along your own containers to buy as much or as little as you like.

Carvills says thank you

Carvills says thank you to all its customers for being so loyal to the business and helping to make the reopening of the shop successful.

Throughout July new stock will be arriving and here is a taste of what is available there at the moment.

Industrial-looking mirrors and shelving units are for sale including the round iron mirror pictured below. This is described as being perfect for above a dressing table or hallway with a handy shelf for a lipstick or place for keys.

Look out too for the bar cart, a drinks trolley, “perfect for your G&Ts”.

Iron mirror, left, and bar cart drinks trolley, available at Carvills.

Also at Carvills you will find Beach Clean placemats, coasters and keyrings. They are made from sustainable cork, and recycled EVA plastic saved from the ocean.

Keyrings and mats at Carvills. They are made from sustainable cork and plastic recycled after being cleared from the ocean.

And there’s a new vegan collection of long-lasting sustainable candles and diffusers.

The diffusers are made in Britain. The brown glass bottles are inspired by the medicine-style bottles often dug up in the garden and they come in plastic-free packaging. Aromas include Rhubarb and Ginger, Tomato and Berry, and Herb.

Grow candles and diffusers at Carvills.

Clearance sale at Josefina

Everything in a clearance sale at Josefina is half price and new items are being added every day as the owner Louise Beard prepares for a refit of the premises.

Closure for the refit is being timed to coincide with scaffolding going up outside as work is done on premises above the shop.

Check out a clearance sale at Josefina. Everything in the sale is half price.

Masks and hand sanitiser at Kamsons Health and Beauty

Masks and hand sanitiser can be found at Kamsons Health and Beauty and there are bargains to be had on shelves where items are £1 each.

The £1 shelves at Kamsons Health and Beauty.

Masks and hand sanitiser at Kamsons Health and Beauty.

Also worth noting is that the shop sells a wide range of essential oils.

Looking for essential oils? They are for sale at Kamsons Health and Beauty.

And during July Kamsons will be running a Clarins gift offer.

This will give you the opportunity to choose four different beauty treats, plus a beauty bag, when you buy two items of Clarins, one to be skincare. If you buy an additional skincare item, you receive an extra gift worth £29.

The beauty bag and gifts you can choose from when you buy two Clarins products during July, one of them to be skincare.

New temporary opening hours at W E Clark & Son

High Street jewellers W E Clark & Son have new, temporary, opening hours.

The shop is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4pm.

Make sure to browse the shop’s windows because new stock is being added there.

A selection of rings, perfect for engagement, crafted in rose, white, and yellow gold, and in platinum, is available, with different diamond carat weights to suit every budget.

There are also coloured gemstone rings, sapphire, ruby and amethyst.

Diamond rings at W E Clark & Son. They come in rose, white and yellow gold, and in platinum with different diamond carat weights to suit every budget.

Amethyst, ruby, and sapphire gemstone rings at W E Clark & Son.

W E Clark & Son is allowing a maximum of two customers – can be a couple – in the shop at any one time and appointments are available upon request.

Hand sanitiser is available upon entry and at every station and there’s an ultra sonic cleaner to sanitise jewellery and watches.

The W E Clark & Son website displays the majority of stock items and a contact-free service is available. You can request a tracked Freeport bag for repairs and scrap gold.

Currently the shop is unable to cut off rings, or pierce ears, but its Facebook page will be updated once this is allowed.

Summer stock in at Cole’s Menswear

Cole’s Menswear is fully stocked with summer wear for men, including shorts, polo shirts, half sleeve shirts – and hats.

Some of the stock can be seen below and you are welcome in store.

Latest arrivals can also be seen on the shop’s new Instagram page coles_menswear.

Summer stock at Cole’s Menswear.

UPVC windows with the look of timber at Superior Glass

New Refine Flush Casement Windows, which are made of UPVC but give the look and quality of timber without any of the maintenance required, are now available at Superior Glass.

The windows are the first fully mechanically jointed flush casement window on the market to be based on traditional timber window styles.

They are available in a range of contemporary colours and you will be able to see one demonstrated if you call in at the Superior Glass showroom. Colour and hardware samples are also available.

The new Refine Flush Casement Windows available at Superior Glass in a range of colours.

From face masks to sun hats at Sew n Sew

Sew n Sew is adding to its collection of face masks and now has masks for children, in addition to fabric ones for adults.

There are also three-layer disposable masks available, 50 of them for £20, and face shields which Andy Coppins, who runs the shop with his wife Dawn, says are more comfortable than masks.

Hand sanitiser is in stock too.

Sun hats are available along with a huge choice of wool, fabric and haberdashery.

Some of the face masks, including for children, face shields and hand sanitiser available at Sew n Sew.

Hayter deals at PP Estates

Hayter, the British lawn mower manufacturer is celebrating its 50th anniversary with special deals, which are available on machines at PP Estates.

The mowers include the new Hayter with a 60v battery and Philip Eves from PP Estates says that enables you to cover a big area, comparing favourably with a petrol mower.

Philip Eves from PP Estates with three of the Hayter mowers he has in stock.

PipeDreams sells all you need for fun on land or water

Wetsuits, beach shoes, bodyboards, skateboards, and longboards – PipeDreams is selling all you need for fun on land or water and the stock is selling fast.

Just arrived too is a new range of Roxy Fitness wear.

Julie and David Hobbs are grateful for all the support they, and other local independent businesses, have been shown by shoppers.

Body boards, wetsuits and beach shoes, available at PipeDreams.

Some of the skateboards for sale at PipeDreams.

Pieces from the Roxy Fitness range at PipeDreams.

New stock arrives at Final Score

New stock is arriving at Final Score and the sports shop is looking to clear some older lines.

There are men’s Adidas running shoes now £50, down from £90, and ladies’ Asics now £60, down from £80.

Also there are garden games perfect for when the sun returns.

Discounted trainers and garden games at Final Score Sports Shop.

Variety of styles in new artwork at Diane Hutt Gallery

There’s huge variety in artwork just arrived at the Diane Hutt Gallery, from the animals of Ruby Keller, to landscapes by Allan Morgan, and from fun and quirky creatures by Amy Louise, to a detailed and definitely patriarchal tiger by Darryn Eggleton.

Four of the latest artworks to have arrived at the Diane Hutt Gallery. From the left are: Pensive Hare by Ruby Keller; Coastal Lights by Allan Morgan; Summer Holiday, by Amy Louise, and The Patriarch by Darren Eggleton.

See also:

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