There are ten charity shops operating in Uckfield with another two on the way.
An exclusive survey of Uckfield High Street* shows charity shops will represent more than 7.5 per cent of the “retail” premises.
The current charity shops are:
- St Peter and St James Hospice (2)
- British Heart Foundation
- Cancer Research
- Uckfield Lions Bookshop
- Kit Wilson Trust
- St Wilfrid’s Hospice
- Age UK
- Uckfield and District Preservation Society
The exclusive survey for UckfieldNews.com also shows the number of empty shops in the town stands at 17 (more than ten per cent).
This number will shortly be reduced as the Co-operative Funeral Care is fitting out premises as well as the opening of the two charity shops previously mentioned.
The former A and A News is set to become a newsagents/convenience store.
Three of the empty shops are in Church Street.
Uckfield High Street has 26 eateries and that does not include Luxfords at the Civic Centre, off the High Street.
By including Luxfords in the total, eateries total 17 per cent of the retail outlets in the town.
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Charity Shops in pictures
Survey notes and definitions
Correct as at April 24, 2014
Survey area: Uckfield High Street and immediate shop units on streets/precincts immediately off the road. The length of the area was from the River Uck north to where the retail area ends.
Included in the “retail” survey are shops, eateries, banks but not offices or premises on the first storey or above.
Eateries total include pubs, bars, coffee shops, takeaways and restaurants (excludes Luxfords at the Civic Centre, off the High Street, and Cinque Ports Club (a members’ club).