Uckfield coronavirus: Contact details for Over 70s and vulnerable food boxes

Update at 11.40 am: The organisers of the Uckfield foodbox scheme have been given donations by  Tesco, Uckfield Lions, the Manor Park and Hempstead Fields Residents’ Association and the Thomas Scanlan Trust.

Boxes are now £9 for groceries.

Toiletries can be sourced, if required.

Our original story:

Uckfield has been divided into zones to help the Over 70s and vulnerable who are isolating because of the coronavirus pandemic.

An outreach service to deliver food has been set up by Jenni Elliott, Lynne Ireland and Karen Bedwell as a stop-gap to help those who cannot get to the shops.

Boxes of food being prepared at the Belmont Centre, Uckfield, for delivery to the over 70s and vulnerable people in Uckfield

The service is based at the Belmont Centre and buys from Ridgewood Post Office, Buxted Oast Farm; Highbridge Farm, Palehouse Common; and Tesco, when the group can.

Karen Bedwell said: “They are basic food supplies, including bread, milk, eggs, mixed fruit and veg, depending on what is available.

“The cost is currently £12 delivered but this goes up and down depending on cost of food. 

“This is non-profit, we just need to cover costs. 

“We also have a team of volunteers to deliver boxes and also deliver food parcels from foodbank if people need us too.”

Ring the numbers below to order

Ridgewood – including all roads and estates close to and south of Highlands Inn and also New Town –  from the railway station to Highlands roundabout,  including Framfield Road and its offshoots and Forge Rise area:

Bobby Moore: 07957212462

Manor Park Estate, and Hempstead Fields Estates plus London Road and Coopers Green: 

Lisa Smith Tel: 07950216440

Uckfield west – including West Park, Rocks Park, Hunters Way, plus roads off Church Street. Also Snatts Combe and Ringles Cross area, including The Drive etc, through to Claremont and Cambridge Way, Snatts Road and Ringles Cross:

Jennifer Elliott: 07852287351

Uckfield east area – including Hempstead Lane and offshoots,  Grange Road and Olives Meadow, town centre and High Street:

Elizabeth Buckley Tel: 07548703395

See also:

Rail services cut back, libraries, Wealden DC advice

Bluebell Railway emergency appeal

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