Tips for shopping in Uckfield during March

Throws and cushions, candles and handbags, Mother’s Day gifts and spring and summer wear … you’ll find all this in Uckfield shops. Read more in our March shopping feature here.

Plenty of Mother’s Day gift ideas at Josefina

There are plenty of Mother’s Day gift ideas at Josefina, ranging from ‘Gin is always a good idea’ cups and saucers, to hearts bearing sayings such as ‘Mum in a Million’ and ‘Always my mum, forever my friend’. See examples below.


Mother’s Day gift ideas at Josefina.

Josefina is organising events too at their Piltdown workshop and classroom. One is a make-up master class and the other a workshop showing you how to use Autentico Chalk Paint.

The Learn Your Face make-up class is on April 21, from 3-4pm at Ashgrove Farm. It gives you an opportunity to work with an accredited professional make-up artist, creating a subtle flawless natural day look and then transforming into an evening look.

The painting workshop takes place on Saturday, April 21. You will learn in a fun, relaxed and informative workshop about the versatility of Autentico chalk paint, the colour range, and how to create a soft finish with waxes.


Sale begins tomorrow at W E Clark & Son jewellers

A sale gets under way tomorrow at W E Clark & Son jewellers. There will be money off everything in store, excluding services, watch straps and Georg Jensen.

You are welcome to call in, browse and look for bargains.


Paint your own Mother’s Day gifts

Trinket boxes and ornaments are among pottery ideal for painting as Mother’s Day gifts at Kilnwood Studio in Uckfield High Street.

Owner Jane DeVay says dads are welcome to call in with their children to create their own presents.

Also, looking ahead to Easter the studio has plenty of options for painting accessories for chocolate eggs or replacing them altogether with a pottery version. There are even pottery egg boxes to transform with colour.


Have fun with pottery painting to create your Easter gifts.


Some of the gifts you could choose to paint for Mother’s Day at Kilnwood Studio in Uckfield.

Jumpers still available at Chapter Three

New stock is arriving at Chapter Three in Uckfield High Street but there are plenty of jumpers to keep you warm before the weather improves.

Linen and cotton items have arrived from Lily and Me are selling well and a big delivery was expected earlier this week from Postcard at Brighton, which is one of the most popular brands stocked at the boutique.

New summer jewellery is on display too.


Yellow ochre features in the window at Chapter Three.

Craft kits at Sew n Sew

Craft kits, including rug and candle-making are expected to arrive soon at Sew n Sew Haberdashery. Lots of new threads have been ordered too, along with crochet supplies.

Look out for new signage advertising the wide variety of wool available in the shop.


World of Wool, new signage at Sew and Sew Haberdashery.

Don’t miss sparkly dresses, bags and shoes at Chestnut Tree shop

Don’t miss the Glitz and Glamour event at the Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop which continues until Saturday, March 3.

The shop is full of dresses which are perfect for prom or ball with tempting prices. All money raised will go to the children’s hospice.

Read more about the event here: Glitz and Glamour at the Chestnut Tree children’s hospice shop in Uckfield.


Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop manager Angie Page, centre, is pictured with models at the launch of the Glitz and Glamour event.

Look out for deals of the week at Final Score

Look out for deals of the week coming up regularly at Final Score Sports Shop at the moment. This week the offer is “good quality, robust design” sledges at £10 each or two for £16.


Sledges at Final Score Sports Shop, one for £10, two for £16.

To keep up with the offers see the Final Score Sports Shop Facebook page. Previous offers have included £35% off all rugby headguards and 25% off football and rugby screw-in boots.

Ski sale under way at Pipedreams

A ski sale is under way at PipeDreams with discounts on a selection of jackets, trousers, gloves, snow boots, helmets, goggles and thermals.Pipedreams sale

A sale of lifestyle clothing continues.

A new range of ladies’ fitness clothing has arrived and sales of scooters, roller skates and skateboards are still doing well and plenty are available in stock.

New styles of composite doors at Superior Glass

New styles of 44mm composite doors have been added to the range at Superior Glass. They include a traditional 30s-style door and a three-quarter glazed door. There are new contemporary styles too.


New styles in 44mm composite doors, 30s style and three-quarter glazed, at Superior Glass. There are also new door surrounds too, such as this Victorian top and pillars.

In addition to the 44mm composite doors there are also triple-glazed double rebated doors which are perfect for keeping the warmth in and the cold out.

Victorian tops and pillars are now in stock and ready to be installed as surrounds to any door. They are low maintenance and have a bright clean look – perfect to compliment your spring cleaning and make the entrance to your home stand out.


Superior Glass on the Bellbrook Estate – they know how to keep the warmth in your home, and the cold, out on winter days.

Keep an eye on wellies in The Flower Shop windowwellies-the-flower-shop

Keep an eye on the wellies in The Flower Shop window because they are planted with bulbs and as time goes on they will come into bloom.

The shop is gearing up for Mother’s Day with a wide variety of options if you are looking for a floral gift.

They include hand-tied mixed, or all spring, flowers, gift-wrapped flat bouquets, basket arrangements or planted baskets of mixed bulbs or plants.

There are also hellium balloons for £3.50 each.

Hartfield’s hopes to take over neighbouring shop mid-April

Progress is being made towards Hartfield’s Produce Store taking over a neighbouring shop in Uckfield High Street.

James Hartfield is hoping the deal will be clinched mid-April and that work can begin after that to enlarge his restaurant.

He said everybody in the Hartfield’s team was looking forward to having more space, particularly those working in the kitchen.

His planning application has been approved and a designer come up with some nice ideas for the internal arrangement.

In the meantime it is business as usual and there are new lunch and specials menus.

Breakfast specials include:

Drinks: Winter Warmer Red Bush Punch, to which you can add Brandy.

Food: Smoked Kippers, Wilted Spinach and Poached Egg; or Warm Jumbo Oats, soaked overnight and served with warm fruit compote and local honey, or sliced banana and warm chocolate sauce; or Smashed Avocade and Free Range Local Eggs (poached or scrambled), with chilli, lime and spring onion, smashed avocade, roast cherry tomatoes on thick cut toast.

Lunch specials include:

Drinks: Hot Winter Warmer Red Bush Punch, to which you can add Brandy; Mixed Winter Berry and Banana Smoothie, to which you can add Gin; or Toffee Waffle Ice Cream Milkshake.

Light Bites: Lemon and Coriander Chicken Skewers with paprika mayo.

Mains: Coronation Chicken Sandwich, which is chicken breast mixed with Hartfields coronation blend on thick cut bread, Cos, tomato, crisps and side salad; Roast Veg, Mixed Bean and Quinos Wrap, with sweet chilli mayo, spinach, peppers, crisps and side salad; or Welsh Rarebit Topped Sourdough Toast, with roast cheerry tomatoes and poached eggs, and, if you like, you can add two rashers of bacon to this.

Clarins offer at Kamsons in Uckfield High Street

You can pick four travel sizes of Clarins products to go in a cosmetic bag as a gift when you buy two or more products, one of them skincare, at Kamsons, in Uckfield High Street, from Monday, March 5, until Saturday, March 17.


New artworks arrive at Diane Hutt Gallery

Lots of new artwork has arrived at the Diane Hutt Gallery in Uckfield. Much of it has its frames still in protective wrapping but here’s a glimpse of the work of two artists Nick Potter and Mary Shaw.


Two paintings, left, by Nick Potter are A Room to Let, top, and Moored for the Night. On the right, top, are On the Cliffs and Sunset on the Ocean by Mary Shaw. All are available at the Diane Hutt Gallery.

New snuggly throws and cushions at SG Home Interiors

Just what you need on these perishingly cold days and nights – snuggly throws and comforting cushions and a new selection of each has arrived at SG Home Interiors. See them below.


New throws and cushions at SG Home Interiors. Just what you need when you just want to be comfortable in the warm at home.

Lots of new stock arriving at Carvills

Boxes are being unpacked at Carvills to reveal new stock.

Arrivals incude two new Stoneglow collections of candles and diffusers which bring new scents into the range.


Two new collections in the Stoneglow range of candles and infusers.

The Botanic Collection includes Dahlia, Garden Blossom, Cotton Daisy and Coastal Breeze. The Day Flower Collection include Ginger and White Lily, White Linen and Cotton, White Jasmine and Lily and Vetiver Blanc and Pear.

There are items to brighten up your wardrobe too, such as a range of scarves, snoods and bags for the Spring in fresh colours.


Chance to brighten up your wardrobe with new scarves and snoods at Carvills.

Look out too for animal canvasses, framed prints and cushions by designer Bree Merryn. They are based on a collection of watercolour images of British animals and countryside and each has its own name. They are handmade in Yorkshire.


New animal canvasses at Carvills.

Barbour and Gant spring and summer ranges arrive at Cole’s

The new Barbour and Gant spring and summer ranges have arrived at Cole’s. Do call in to see the for yourself but the pictures below give an idea of what is available in the Gant range.


A look at the Gant spring summer range at Cole’s.

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