Tips for shopping in Uckfield during November

Update on Sunday, November 1: Sadly since this story was published yesterday a national lockdown has been announced because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Retailers are already responding to the latest challenge to hit their businesses and desperately need local support. See the first in a series of updates which will be carried by Uckfield News: Uckfield businesses react to lockdown news.

Original Uckfield News story on Saturday, October 31: New stock is constantly arriving in Uckfield shops and we share some of the new arrivals here. There are also discounts to consider and special dates to look forward to.

Discount on winter servicing at PP Estates

PP Estates is offering customers the chance to save ten per cent on the cost of labour for winter servicing of garden machinery.

Get in touch by calling 01825 769222 if you are ready to have your mower, or other machinery, serviced.

It’s also worth noting that the shop’s Saturday opening hours are changing from November 8. The business, on the Bellbrook Estate, will be open from 8am to 2pm from that day.

Jack Norfolk at work in the PP Estates workshop.

Christmas comes to Josefina on November 6

Josefina has begun preparations to launch its Christmas shop on Friday, November 6.

Festive pieces are already beginning to appear in the shop but a full transformation will be revealed on the 6th.

Josefina owner Louise Beard says her promise is to “make it the most wonderful time of this year”.

She says popular gonks are back – her photo, below, shows them waiting in the wings ready to take centre stage – cosy blankets will be available, and the shop will help you send presents to loved ones through Send your Love Boxes.

Popular Christmas gonks will soon be for sale at Josefina.

Boxes come in three different sizes and you can choose your gifts online, or in person, and they will be wrapped, decorated with ribbons, put into the box and despatched for you – with a note to say they are not to be opened until December 25.

The service is an extra in the shop and costs £6.95, but that fee is included in online prices.

VIP evenings are planned at the shop with the first coming up on Thursday, December 19. Book your half hour slot, by calling in, or ringing 01825 768200.

Tickets for the VIP evenings are £10 each. Of this £5 will be set against your purchases, you will be offered Prosecco on arrival and there will be a donation to charity.

Make-a-bear kits available from Barney’s Play

Barney’s Play is selling make-a-bear kits which will make great Christmas presents. See the range in the image below. If you would like to buy one please email

Make-a-bear kits available from Barney’s Play.

New wools and fabrics at Sew n Sew

New Stylecraft wools and fabrics – including Christmas designs – have arrived at Sew n Sew Haberdashery in the Bell Walk precinct.

Examples can be seen in the photographs below.

New fabrics – including Christmas designs – at Sew n Sew, Uckfield.

The range of colours in new Stylecraft wool at Sew n Sew.

New lighting at SG Home Interiors

New lighting is now in stock at SG Home Interiors. It includes new-style LED lights and different colours and designs of glass mosaic egg lamps – perfect for brightening up your home on darker nights.

SG Home Interiors also has a wide range of lamps and lights which are now reduced in a clearance sale. You are welcome to call in and browse the designs and styles.

A big range of Bolsius candles is also available, including a new rustic red colour, along with new fragrance glass candles and tea lights.

Cosy fleece lined throws are also back in a variety of new colours, ideal for snuggling up in when the colder weather arrives.

Gift vouchers at The Olive Sanctuary

Gift cards in presentation boxes are available at The Olive Sanctuary, in Olives Yard, Uckfield.

Prices start at £25 and you can order them by phone, email or online. They can be posted for a small extra cost, or they can be collected by appointment from the complementary health clinic.

Next month The Olive Sanctuary will be stocking care packs including a ‘Get Better Box’ and a ‘Sleep Tight Box’.

The Olive Sanctuary was recently opened by reflexologist Ginny Taylor, and massage therapist Anna Lane. Read all about their clinic here: Complementary health studio opens in Uckfield.

Ginny Taylor and Anna Lane outside The Olive Sanctuary.

Georg Jensen Christmas stock at W E Clark & Son jewellers

Georg Jensen Christmas stock is starting to arrive at W E Clark & Son jewellers in Uckfield High Street.

You will find hanging ornaments such as Bells, and Ice Flower designs crafted from 18ct yellow gold plated stainless steel, and Palladium plated stainless steel. Prices start at £25.

New at W E Clark & Son jewellers. Christmas decorations from Georg Jensen.

Other items include the mirrored Harmony candle holder made from polished stainless steel, priced at £85.

A Georg Jensen candleholder at W E Clark & Son jewellers.

New to the window, and currently with a special price reduction, is Italian jewellery brand Marco Bicego.

Look for handmade pieces crafted from 18ct yellow gold that combine traditional techniques of craftsmanship and contemporary design. Some pieces set with a variety of semi-precious stones.

Jewellery by Marco Bicego which can be seen – with a special price reduction – in the window at W E Clark & Son jewellers.

More stock is expected ready for Christmas at W E Clark & Sons and you can keep up to date with offers, promotions and new stock arrivals via their Facebook page.

• W E Clark & Son raised £565 for Cancer Research UK when the company was represented by Kylie from the Uckfield store, and Vicky from Lewes, when they took part in the Very 2020 5k Race for Life.

Weekly promotions at Best Health Food Shop

Best Health Food Shop, near the station in Uckfield, is organising weekly promotions and this week’s offer gives you the chance to get a Green Pesto free when you buy a Prima Italia Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

The offer runs from today, Saturday, October 31, to Friday, November 6.

The shop is experimenting with new products too and you can see some of them in the two pictures below.

New gluten-free products at Best Health Food Shop. If customers like them they will be added to the stock list.

More new products on trial at Best Health Food Shop.

Have you spotted the shop’s Hallowe’en window? The sparkly pumpkins are attracting lots of attention.

Sparkly pumpkins in the window at Best Health Food shop.

PipeDreams celebrates 14th anniversary in Uckfield

PipeDreams, the snow, surf and skate shop, is celebrating its 14th anniversary in Uckfield.

Owners David and Julie Hobbs say opening was a leap into the unknown, but thanks to loyal customers they have come through a recession, the Brexit challenge, and now Covid.

“The next year will undoubtedly be a huge challenge but we are determined to keep our shop on the High Street.

“To do this we, and all the High Street shops, will need your continued support. So please if you can shop local, tell your friends, and family, too. Thank you.”

Beanies at PipeDreams.

Inside the shop PipeDreams is changing from summer to winter stock. There are warm fleeces, hats, and a ski shop.

There are lots of ski jackets which can be used on the slopes or to keep warm and cosy here.

A good range of scooters and skateboards can be found and they make good Christmas presents.

Some of the latest scooters to arrive at PipeDreams.

PipeDreams is happy to take a deposit, set up a payment plan, and store your purchase until Christmas if that would help you.

The shop has a new website which will give you an idea of the stock available. See it here:

Special Clarins offer at Kamsons Health and Beauty

Kamsons Health and Beauty will be running a special offer from Clarins throughout November.

The November Big Beauty Gift will be available from next week and customers will get the choice of three deluxe travel size products when they buy two or more Clarions products, one to be skincare.

They can choose from the following:

  • Gentle Foaming Cleanser 50ml
  • Hydra Essentiel Cream 30ml
  • Extra-Firming Day Cream 30ml
  • Super Restorative Day Cream 30ml
  • Exfoliating Body Scrub 100ml
  • Extra-Firming Body Lotion 100ml
  • Foot Beauty Treatment Cream 50ml
  • Tonic Bath & Shower Concentrate 100ml
  • EauRessourcante30ml
  • Eau Ressourcante Body Lotion 100ml

Christmas ornaments and gifts at Chestnut Tree charity shop

Christmas ornaments and gifts are now on display at Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop. See some of them in the pictures below.

Christmas is appearing at Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop in Uckfield High Street.

Superior Glass remembers The Fallen

Superior Glass will be remembering The Fallen on Remembrance Day, and throughout November, and has brought poppies into an image of its Bellbrook Estate premises to show that. See below.

Superior Glass brings poppies into an image of its Bellbrook Estate premises as it remembers The Fallen on Remembrance Day and throughout November.

Superior Glass, which depends on local support, takes on residential and commercial jobs and specialises in PVC and aluminium products.

You are welcome to visit the showroom to view the range of products or call 01825 764766 to access friendly advice and a professional service.

More pottery arrives at Kilnwood Studio

More Christmas pottery has arrived at Kilnwood Studio ready to be painted in time for the festive season.

And more items which make ideal gifts when painted are available too, not necessarily for Christmas, a handcrafted present always goes down well.

Biggy Banks

Have you heard of Biggy Banks? They are like piggy banks only bigger and big dragons and big unicorns are on their way to Kilnwood Studio.

Don’t forget that you can order kits for painting at home. These are proving very popular at the moment, with baby hand and footprints especially so.

Studio owner Gaynor Robson said mums create the prints then when the baby is asleep spend time making them look pretty.

Christmas pottery at Kilnwood Studio, different finishes can be used as you can see in the reindeer – traditionally glazed left, and a foam clay alternative right.

Some of the pottery waiting to be painted at Kilnwood Studio.

Variety in new artwork at Diane Hutt Gallery

New art from Aaminah Snowden, Gary Walton, Sam Toft, Jo Quigley and Doug Hyde can be found at the Diane Hutt Gallery.

Each artist has a distinctive and different style to appeal to different customers.

See in our images below.

Three works by Aaminah Snowden in the window of the Diane Hutt Gallery.

Art by Dough Hyde.

New to the Diane Hutt Gallery, work by Gary Walton.

A London scene from Jo Quigley.

Quirky work from Sam Toft.

New in at Cole’s menswear

New in at Cole’s menswear ready for winter are Casa Mood mix and match shirts and sweaters, Fisherman sweaters, and cords. See our photographs below.

Casa Moda shirts and sweaters, new in at Cole’s.

Cords ready for winter at Cole’s.

Warm Fisherman sweaters at Cole’s menswear.

Autumn colour at The Flower Shop

Floral gifts can be chosen in person at The Flower Shop at the top of Uckfield High Street, or online. Some of the flowers you can choose from can be seen below.

Flowers at The Flower Shop, Uckfield.

Fireworks at Something for Everyone

Fireworks are for sale at Something for Everyone, and there are plenty of sparklers among them.

Dummy samples are displayed on the shelves to show what is available. Just ask if you would like to know more about them.

Fireworks available at Something for Everyone – only dummies are used in the display.

Something for Everyone is also hosting a competition in the run up to Remembrance Day.

Children are invited to collect a picture of the Royal British Legion poppy from the shop – or download it from the Royal British Legion website – colour it in and return it to the shop for display in their window.

There will be a lolly for every child that enters and a prize, of a stationary bundle, for the most creative entry.

The shop is asking for completed entries to be returned by tomorrow, Sunday, November 1.

Poppies coloured by children entering a competition at Something for Everyone. They are displayed in the shop window.

Final Score – closing down sale continues

A closing down sale is continuing at Final Score sports shop. The shop is due to close in the middle of November.

Some of the sale items can be seen below.

Some of the items in a closing down sale at Final Score.

Christmas at Staverton Nursery

It’s Christmas at Staverton Nursery and there are seasonal characters, decorations, and lights, lining the route into the store, and bringing a bit of cheer to the day.

Christmas food and sweet treats are also on display.

See our pictures below.

Just delivered and still to be displayed at the nursery is 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.

Cyclamen and primroses are bringing colour to the greenhouses too.

Carvills ideas for creating warm inviting space

The Carvills team has been thinking about creating warm and cosy spaces now that the temperature is dropping and staying at home becomes more appealing.

Whether you are entertaining within your bubble, or simply enjoying a quiet night in, a few simple additions can make all the difference to the atmosphere.

An informal supper can be made special by setting the table with new eco-friendly cork placemats and coasters which are available in two Autumnal designs, Pine Cones in grey, and Stars in chalk.

Also new is a simple range of Cork + Pottery = Earthware Collection. Paired together the two ranges make for a relaxed dining experience.

You can light up a dark corner with ambient lighting, and Carvills is finding that lamps and hanging pendants are proving popular at the moment, especially in hints of warm copper or brass tones.

Do call in to see the ever-changing ranges of lighting. Alternatively try one of many scented candles. See Cinnamon and Orange fragranced candles with hints of spice, or maybe Figgy Pudding with its sweet and fruity scent of Christmas.

Many new Christmas pieces are waiting to go out on show, ranging from fun felt decorations, including the new Reindeer in a Onesie, and a selection of beaded hearts and stars, from Retreat, always popular.

Arriving soon are penguins, lots and lots of penguins.

Keep an eye on the windows, they will be changing soon.


Specials on the menu at Hartfields

Specials on the menu at Hartfields include:

Guest Coffee: Single origin ‘Guatamala’ Red de Mujeres. Tastes rich, raspberry, milk chocolate. Available as a batch brew
Orange, Carrot and Ginger Autumn Boost
Mulled Cider, warmed cider, brandy, spices

Brunch All day
Overnight Soaked Porridge Oats, warm fruit compote and honey, or chocolate sauce, and banana
Chestnut Mushrooms, Spinach and Pine Nuts, poached egg, sourdough (can add streaky bacon)
Sweet Potato Rosti and Halloumi stack, smashed avocado, red pepper relish, poached egg (can add streaky bacon)

Lunch 12 onwards
Brie and Bacon Ciabatta Melt, onion marmalade and rocket
Lamb Kofta Flatbread, spinach salad, cucumber and mint yoghurt
Roast Veg, Olive Tapenade and Feta Wrap, sun-dried tomato and spinach, (add chicken sliced breast or swap Feta for Avocado to make if Vegan)


Crisps, Hand Cut Chips, Sweet Potato Fries

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