Uckfield shopping tips for August

New pottery at Kilnwood Studio, silver jewellery featuring star signs at W E Clark & Son, and garden furniture at SG Home Interiors – some of the things you will find in Uckfield shops this month. Read more here.

Business picks up at Kilnwood Studio

Decorate at Home pottery painting packs are proving popular from Kilnwood Studio and more people are booking session at the shop.

Owner Gaynor Robson says she is getting used to the new Covid-19 safety procedures with scrupulous cleaning of everything, from paint pots to furniture, after visits.

New pottery is constantly arriving with the latest batch including yarn bowls – to contain your ball of yarn while knitting – and soup bowls.

A yarn bowl, and soup bowl, among new pottery waiting to be painted at Kilnwood Studio.

Coming soon to the studio is a range of handmade eco-friendly greetings cards.

Gaynor said: “They are big A5 cards stocked elsewhere in galleries and they are really beautiful so I am pleased to be able to sell them here.”

Garden Furniture at SG Home Interiors

There’s still plenty of time to update your garden and make the most of summer by choosing from arange of teak, rattan and outdoor fabric furniture at SG Home Interiors.

The store in Bell Farm Lane has solid teak chairs, tables and benches in stock. All is sustainably sourced and hard wearing meaning that it can be left outside all year round.

For a more modern look, see rattan or outdoor fabric furniture which is available to order.

Rattan garden furniture is built to last while outdoor fabrics are designed to withstand being left outside all year round.

There are numerous seating options perfect for any sized garden or patio and for the ultimate luxury, rattan sets are available with rising tables, in-built ice buckets, and fire pits ensure you can enjoy your garden from morning til night.

See the range on range on store’s garden furniture web site www.sussexgrangefurniture.co.uk or call in at the show room.

Face masks at Sew n Sew

Sew n Sew and Haberdashery has a big range of face masks to keep you supplied while wearing them is mandatory on public transport and in shops.

They include handmade three-layer masks, made by the shop’s own seamstress and boxes of disposable ones. There are also masks for children, and face shields too.

Some of the face masks available at Sew n Sew and Haberdashery in Uckfield. There are handmade three-layers ones too, and also face shields.

New in at Sew n Sew, which can be found in the Bell Walk Precinct, are crochet cottons in a variety of colours including variegated.

Crochet cottons at Sew n Sew in a variety of colours.

Kamsons sell face masks too

Kamsons Health and Beauty in Uckfield High Street stocks a variety of face masks too. There are masks for adults and children in fabric and disposable.

Face masks at Kamsons Health and Beauty, in Uckfield High Street.

A variety of hand sanitisers are available at Kamsons and new body and hand washes have arrived.

Hand sanitisers at Kamsons Health and Beauty. New in are Goodness soaps, body washes and hand washes, and Baylis and Harding hand washes.

It’s always worth looking at the £1 shelves at Kamsons. New there are bamboo cotton buds, Alberto Balsam shampoo and conditioner, and Medex hand wash.

New to the £1 shelves at Kamsons Health and Beauty.

Coloured gems at W E Clark & Son

A yellow diamond and pink sapphires are among coloured gems in a variety of settings – rings, earrings, and necklaces – which can be seen in the window at W E Clark & Son jewellers.

Coloured gems, including a yellow diamond and pink sapphires, at W E Clark & Son.

Look out too for a new range of silver jewellery featuring star signs. This is the Dew collection from Kit Heath and more items can be found in store.

Star signs feature in new jewellery collection at W E Clark & Son.

W E Clark & Son also has a sale running on Swatch watches with 20% off.

Swatch watches in a sale at W E Clark & Son.

Sale at Cole’s Menswear

Have you spotted the sale at Cole’s Menswear? There’s up to 50% off clothing including knitwear, trousers, jackets, suits, shirts, t-shirts, polo shirts, and shoes.

See some of the sale items in the photographs below.

Climbers, heathers and cyclamen at Staverton Nursery

Hydrangeas are looking good at Staverton Nursery, as are a specimen climbers such as Clematis, Ceanothus, Roses, and Pyracantha.

Clematis and other climbers at Staverton Nursery.

Also due in later this week are Heathers and Cyclamen. And next week spring bulbs, including Daffodils and Tulips are due in – how time flies.

Cyclamen at Staverton Nursery with flowers just unfurling.

Striking colour at the nursery at the moment is provided by New Guinea Impatiens.

Just two of the striking colours to be found among New Guinea Impatiens at Staverton Nursery.

Machines to tackle brambles at PP Estates

Brush mowers and wheeled streamers which are perfect for tackling brambles are attracting attention at PP Estates.

Machinery comes in different sizes suitable for work a domestic garden and up to a paddock. See examples below:

A brush cutter and wheeled streamers at PP Estates.

A field and brush mower available at PP Estates.

Plenty of choice at The Flower Shop

There are plenty of flowers to choose from at The Flower Shop in Uckfield and you don’t even need to visit in person to order gifts or treats for a friend or family member.

There are many bouquets to choose from at the online store along with candles and scents, soft toys and helium balloons.

And a phone call – 01825 765903 – is welcome too.

Blooms at The Flower Shop include Stocks, Sunflowers, Lisianthus, Roses, Companulas, Lilies and Delphiniums.

Photo frames at Something for Everyone

Photo frames are new in at Something for Everyone with a variety of shapes, sizes, styles, and colour, to choose from.

Photo frames at Something for Everyone.

Social distancing measures are in place at the shop with a limited number of people allowed in at a time.

Temporary opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and closed on Sunday and Monday.

Zero waste products at Best Health Food Shop

Best Health Food Shop at the bottom of Uckfield High Street, near the railway station, is always looking for ways of helping customers to cut down on waste.

You can take in your own bottles, boxes, and bags – they are also available in store if you don’t have them – to measure out the quantities you would like of products ranging from laundry, to washing up liquid, and shampoo and conditioner, and from nuts and seeds to rice and pasta.

Ecover and Eco D laundry liquid, fabric conditioner, washing up liquid and shampoo and conditioner.

Nuts and seeds, rice and pasta, at Best Health Food Shop where you can buy them in the quantities you choose.

Best Health Food Shop also has loose frozen fruit and vegetables, perfect for storing in small quantities. There are fresh fruit and vegetables too.

Loose frozen fruit and vegetables at Best Health Food Shop.

Fresh fruit and vegetables too.

A special offer running at the shop at the moment is a free on-the-go mug with every bottle you buy that will keep your drinks hot or cold.

Special offer at Best Health Food Shop – a free on-the-go-cup with every hot/cold bottle sold.

Spa Therapy pleased to be open again

Magda and Sam at Spa Therapy, the Uckfield day spa, are saying a big thank you to all their customers for amazing support and trust during this uncertain time.

The day spa reopened its doors earlier this month after Government Coronavirus restrictions were eased for beauty salons and they can carry out all treatments bar facial ones.

You can book your appointment online at www.spatherapy.uk, email info@spatherapy.uk, or call 01825 749434.

Are you a Level 2 or 3 NVQ beauty therapist keen to gain work experience? If so Spa Therapy would like to hear from you.

Please get in touch, using the contact details above, and email through your CV.

Garden games at Final Score

Summer garden games to help keep you entertained during the holiday season are available at Final Score Sports Shop. They include cricket sets, frisbees and boomerangs, and tennis rackets.

Garden games at Final Score.

From wetsuits to skateboards at PipeDreams

Whether you want to surf or skate this summer you will find everything you need at PipeDreams.

The shop has wetsuits, beach shoes, bodyboards for the sea, and skateboards and longboards for the land.

Julie and David Hobbs who own the shop say pretty much anything related to the outdoors is going fast.

All you need for fun on land or water at PipeDreams.

Best sellers at Diane Hutt Gallery

There continues to be a fast turnaround of stock at the Diane Hutt Gallery and gallery owner Diane Hutt has paused to look back at the best selling artists from July.

They were Dominique Salm, Aamina Snowdon, Sam Toft, and Gary Walton – and ever popular Stephen Hansen.

See some of their work in photographs below:

Specials at Hartfields

Hartfields is taking part in the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

This gives you the opportunity to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks – to eat or drink in – up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner.

The offer will run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, between August 3 and 31, as many times as you like.

You don’t need a voucher to use the scheme and you can use it at the same time as other offers and discounts. There is no minimum spend. Read more on the Gov.UK website.

On the specials menu at Hartfields at the moment are:

Drinks
Guest Coffee: Single origin ‘Colombia” La Cumbre Caturra. Tastes: Distinctive pineapple, red grape, cherry. Available a batch brew.
Pear, Blueberry and Banana Smoothie
Cold Brew Iced Tea, Hartfields special recipe

Brunch – all day
Smoked Haddock Kedgeree with curried rice, leeks, spinach and poached egg
Chestnut Mushrooms and Spinach on Sourdough, with pine nuts and poached egg.

Lunch – noon onwards
Breaded Whitebait and Garlic Aioli Light Bite
Hammoumi and Chickpea Salad with roast pepper, tomato, onion, herb dressing
Humous and Roast Veg Wrap with sun dried tomatoes, rocket (can add Feta)
Local Smoked Foresters Cheese and Ham Toast with red onion marmalade rocket.

Sides include crisps, hand cut chips and sweet potato fries.

All types of glass supplied and fitted by Superior Glass

All types of glass are supplied and fitted by Superior Glass whether for mirrors, shelving, windows, doors, kitchen splash backs, staircases or greenhouses.

If your double-glazing sealed units break down and go misty Superior Glass can replace the glass for you. If you need your greenhouse repaired the company can supply and fit the horticultural glass.

Superior Glass also repairs, supplies and fits traditional leaded lights.

Read more in the company’s Premium Listing in our Uckfield Directory.

Plenty to celebrate at Nose2Tail Family Butchers

Nose2Tail Family Butchers at Piltdown is celebrating its first anniversary. See how Luke Watson and Danny Martin are getting on and meet Tom Hewett who has joined them behind the counter in this Uckfield News story: Nose2Tail Family Butchers celebrates a year in business.

See also:

Work to begin on new roundabout on Uckfield by-pass

Proposals for 550 new homes in Uckfield

New play area takes shape on Luxford Field

Find local businesses in our Uckfield Directory

How to advertise on UckfieldNews.com

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