Find updates here on the effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on Uckfield residents and businesses.
Green space car park remains closed
The car park at Horsted Green Park remains closed during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Heavy duty fencing has been put up to make clear that access is not allowed but there have been reports of them being moved to try to create space for cars near the entrance.
Wealden Council says: “We would encourage local residents to use Horsted Green Park for their daily exercise where possible but in line with current Government advice. We do not want them to travel unnecessarily. There is still pedestrian access to the park.
“Everyone in Wealden is within walking distance of open countryside. It is important to keep the number of vehicles on the road to a minimum so as not to put any extra pressure on our emergency services.”
Special offers at Carvills
Carvills is offering 20% off fabric, trimmings, and wallpaper orders.
And, if you need a fabric, or wallpaper sample, the Uckfield High Street store can get one sent out on the post free of charge.
Carvills is also open for curtain making.
It says: “We are safely making curtains and with most of our fabric suppliers working there is no reason to put projects on hold.”
Paynes can still help in an emergency
Paynes Heating and Plumbing is still able to help in cases of emergency. If you have no heating or hot water, water leaks or need a gas safety certificate then do get in touch.
Non-urgent work has been temporarily suspended.
The company says its engineers are classed as key workers and it have a duty to help customers, many of whom have been there to support the company over the past 40 years.
Paynes says: “A reduced service is being run on our phones so it may take longer for us to pick up, however please leave a message and we’ll be in touch as soon as we can.
“Alternatively, please use the live chat on the website, the Contact Us page, or our Facebook page as this will get through to us immediately. We can also be reached on email@example.com.
“We thank you for your patience at this difficult time.”
Gymwear at Pipedreams
PipeDreams, the snow, surf, and skate shop in Uckfield says it has a great selection of fitness clothing if you are finding time to do work outs or Yoga at home, or if your daily exercise is running.
You can buy it through PipeDreams ebay listings by following this link. You can also see the shop’s ‘other items’ link on the right of the listing.
Julie Hobbs, who runs the shop with her husband David says: “Keep on supporting the small independent shops. Thank you. Stay Safe everyone.”
Hand cream for doctors and nurses
The Beauty Spot says it has 30 Guinot creams and 50 hand creams that it would like to give away to any Nurses or Doctors that are suffering from wearing the PPE with there face and hands.
If you would like one and can collect from Piltdown you can contact the business via its Facebook page.
Highlands Inn open for pre-orders
The Highlands Inn is open for pre-orders of food – by text only – for delivery in Uckfield and surrounding areas tomorrow and Saturday evenings.
The menu can be seen below and delivery will take place between 5pm and 8.30pm.
The number to text is 07764 749 365 and The Highlands will contact you for payment over the phone and to let you know your allocated time slot.