Uckfield Coronavirus updates – Wednesday, May 13

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

Staverton Nursery reopens

Staverton Nursery reopens today (Wednesday) with social distancing measures introduced. The nursery will be open from 8am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

Countryside parks

Wealden Council is reopening its countryside parks, Horsted Green, near Uckfield, and Walshes, at Crowborough, today.

Horsted Green Park

Car Repairs 4U

Car Repairs 4u is now open for business.

Since the lockdown the business has carried out a small percentage of estimates remotely via the internet but not repairing vehicles.

Now it is carrying out on site estimates by appointment, while strictly
adhering to social distancing measures as per Government guidelines.

It does not allow access into its building and has its main entrance coned
and chained off.


The Car Repairs 4U estimator will come out wearing PPE and ask you to keep to social
distancing rules while he takes down the relevant details and repair information.

If you would like to remain in the car that’s absolutely fine in fact preferable.
An estimate will be emailed to you later that day.

If the repair was booked in, when on site the exterior would be chemically washed,
the steering wheel, hand brake, gear stick internal and external handles
wiped down with anti bacterial wipes.


The vehicle would also be wiped over before handover, but it is appreciated you will
probably want to do your own cleansing when the vehicle is back in your possession.

This is just to give customers peace of mind that the body shop can be used safely
by the general public and the relevant precautions are in place.

Bell Walk Dry Cleaners

Bell Walk Dry Cleaners is reopening from today. Initially it will be open from 11.00am to 4.00pm. Social distancing guidelines will need to be observed as much as possible and plastic bags of items for cleaning must be emptied onto the counter top. The business looks forward to seeing you!


A selection of Flip Flops from Animal, Havaianas, Reef and Roxy are available for free local delivery from PipeDreams the Uckfield snow, surf and skateshop.

See individual pictures on the shop’s Facebook page for sizes and prices. Payment by cash or by card over the phone can be accepted.

The shop hopes to be able to OPEN again and asks that you keep on supporting your local independent shops if you can.

Peter Oliver

Peter Oliver estate agents are following the government advice and opening their office again from today.

Owen Badman says the firm has been genuinely busy since lockdown began and the amount of new enquires they have dealt with indicates the market will likely resume as busy as ever.

He adds: “We worried when lockdown started that some of the sales we had already agreed would fall through but to date we have had only one sale go wrong.

“We want to be cautious when we start viewings again and want to maintain social distancing and will be asking people only to visit us or view properties when they really need to.”

Peter Oliver can be contacted on 01825 703000 or info@peteroliverhomes.co.uk.

Vince Taylor Tofts

The Vince Taylor Tofts estate agency team is back in the office today.

The firm says this is under an amendment under the Health Protection Coronavirus restrictions England Amendment no 2 regulations 2020.

“This is clearly wonderful news. During the lockdown we have continued to be contactable on the phone and have managed to get some sales through to completion. For valuations and viewings we have formulated special arrangements and would appreciate your co-operation and understanding.”

Vince Taylor Tofts says it has a list of pending viewings, valuations and instructions to arrange, so please keep an eye on its Facebook page for further details.

Please feel free to contact Vince Taylor Tofts on 01825 765559 or email info@vincetaylortofts.com.

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