Uckfield Coronavirus updates – Monday, May 18

Latest news about the way Uckfield area businesses are adapting during the Coronavirus pandemic.

How Lampon Lets is working as property market resumes

Moving home and viewing properties is part of life once again.

And with many thousands of people renting across East Sussex, letting agent Lampon Lets is busy helping the local lettings market work towards a new kind of normality.

The firm – whose distinctive black and yellow ‘Let’ boards are a familiar sight across Uckfield, Crowborough, Heathfield and surrounding villages – has remained fully staffed and operational throughout the lockdown. This means it is now more than ready to continue providing clarity and support to existing and new landlords and tenants.


Lampon Lets offers informed guidance on everything lettings related. Its five-star reputation has been built on ‘Letting Property Properly’, so here are just some of the initiatives the agency has introduced since the Government gave its go-ahead for the property market to resume.

  • New Safety Protocols. The firm is following official safety guidelines when undertaking everything from property appraisals and valuations to viewings, routine property checks, and maintenance visits.
  • Protective Practices. All first viewings, where possible, are now conducted online via Lampon Lets’ website. Interested applicants will, as always, be accompanied by a member of the lettings team when entering properties. Where homes are not yet vacant, the agency will request current occupiers leave the premises for the duration of the visit.
  • Superior Systems. Lampon Lets’ set-up means it can operate efficiently and communicate effectively with everyone at a distance. Landlords and tenants can even complete all necessary transactional paperwork online. Keys may also be collected and presented securely without personal contact. Meetings with landlords and tenants at the firm’s Uckfield offices or elsewhere are by appointment only, to maintain social distancing, and allow attendees to arrive and leave without interaction with others.
  • Lasting Reassurance. All those who let and rent property Managed 24/7 by Lampon Lets benefit from round-the-clock telephone support on routine management and urgent maintenance issues.
  • Common-sense Solutions. Customising its services to individual needs has always been central to Lampon Lets’ approach to business.  Now it’s striving to be increasingly flexible while, of course, adhering to changing restrictions. From providing property-related telephone advice to anyone who needs guidance to arranging out-of-hours consultations, property appraisals and viewings, Lampon Lets is always here to help.

To find out more, call now on 01825 725500.

Busy time at Staverton Nursery

Staverton Nursery re-opened last week and has been very busy.

Social distancing is being achieved by limiting the number of cars in to the car park and a one way route is in place around the centre.

Matt Cottingham from the nursery says the one way route covers all areas and is working well.


He added: “We are asking customers to observe the two meter rule and are disinfecting the trollies after each use.  We also have hand sanitisers on the entrance and exit for customers to use.”

The business hasn’t lost too much stock during the lockdown, but does have some special offers on some lines.

Matt said a webshop proved very successful as did Click and Collect, but those services kept the team busy all the time, and they are unable to run the webshop in tandem with the nursery being open to the public.

Staverton Nursery open once more with social distancing measures in place.

Josefina joinery is open again

Josefina’s joinery has re-opened again. All pending orders are being worked on and should soon be ready.

The business is now taking new orders and enquiries with all furniture handmade. It is available in any size and any colour.

• The Josefina High Street shop currently remains closed.

A small selection of the joinery which is available at Josefina in any size and any colour.

Final Score delivery day this week is Wednesday

Final Score sports shop has been delivering a variety of stock to customers including garden games, yoga mats, and table tennis equipment.

The next delivery day will be Wednesday if you need anything.

There is still good stock of staples like yoga mats and resistance bands but also plenty of new items have just arrived:

  • Soft tip darts set for safer play with the children £20
  • Nike golf gloves £15
  • Assorted tennis accessories from £5
  • Assorted garden games from £7
  • And arriving early next week – water pistols for fun in the garden!

As always contact the business for details and to order. The best way is to email contact@finalscoresportsshop.co.uk.

Inside Final Score before lockdown. A successful delivery service is being run by the business now.

Ridgewood Post Office says thank you

Ridgewood Post Office continues to have measures in place for customer and staff safety. They include limiting the number of customers in the shop. There is also a hand sanitiser on the wall by the entrance for customers to use.

Owners Jon and Sue Gothard say they are grateful to all those supporting the business throughout this difficult time.

They say: “In supporting us you are also supporting other small businesses such as our fruit and veg supplier, H &H Produce of Crowborough, our dairy Penshurst, our baker, Albion House of Cross in Hand, our pie supplier Meadowview and many other small local businesses.

Sue and Jon Gothard at Ridgewood Post Office.

Adult college enrols for online courses

The Adult College for Rural East Sussex is now enrolling for new courses taught in realtime using a video platform.

Those enrolling by Friday (May 22) there will be a £15 discount off of the advertised price for the courses below, and more:

  • Introduction to Spanish
  • Ukulele for Beginners
  • Patchwork and Quilting
  • Knit you Own Socks
  • Business Start-Up 101
  • Creative Writing
  • And lots more courses

See also:

Latest COVID-19 numbers for Wealden

Maresfield tip re-opens – your essential guide to times/restrictions

Ridgewood Village Hall works start date brought forward

Find local businesses in our Uckfield Directory

How to advertise on UckfieldNews.com

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