Only essential shops are allowed to open while the current Tier 4 restrictions apply but other Uckfield traders are offering click and collect and delivery services so they can continue to help locals.
This feature, which will be updated over the next couple of days as we gather more information, shares news from some of the businesses.
Veganuary at Best Health Food Shop
Best Health Food Shop, at the bottom of town near the railway station, remains open seven days a week as it was throughout last year’s lockdown and afterwards.
Currently it is taking part in Veganuary and supporting people who want to go Vegan, avoiding meat and animal products, and eating more plants during January.
Best Health Food Shop has meat substitutes such as Vegan cheese, as well as cakes, biscuits and snacks – and fruit and veg too. See examples below.
It is also worth exploring Best Health Food Shop’s Vegan care products too, such as beauty washes.
And look out for organic, vegetarian, gluten free, and plastic free products, along with supplements, toiletries and household items.
Take along your own bottles and containers to reuse and refill them with household products – laundry, washing up liquid, fabric conditioner and cleaners, as well as natural toiletries – and with loose food items such as nuts, seeds, oats, muesli, pasta and lentils.
Looking ahead to Spring at Something for Everyone
Gardening and Spring will be the dominant theme at Something for Everyone which is allowed to open as usual.
There are seeds, bulbs, and plant pots among items to help you prepare in advance for the coming gardening season.
And there will be new DIY items in store too while a sale of Christmas items will continue with the aim of clearing out all stock ready to start anew for Christmas 2021.
Winner of a raffle held in the run up to Christmas at Something for Everyone was Mrs Gibbons who can be seen below accepting her prize.
The raffle raised £485 for Oscar’s Wish Foundation and it was founder Gemma Kybert who drew the winning ticket. Gemma said she was grateful to Something for Everyone for the fantastic hamper prize and to everyone who took part.
Sew n Sew offers click and collect or delivery service
Sew and Sew and Haberdashery is once again providing a click and collect, or delivery service, while Tier 4 restrictions apply.
This means it will still be able to keep knitting, sewing and progressing with craft projects.
The shop can be contacted by calling 07708 547813 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you from W E Clark & Son
Staff at W E Clark & Son say thank you to all their customers for their loyalty and support over the last three years – especially throughout 2020 – since the shop opened in Uckfield.
And they wish everyone a happy and healthy 2021 while looking forward to seeing customers loyal and new in this New Year once Coronavirus restrictions ease.
In the meantime the jewellers are offering you the chance to save 15% on all orders online. You can click and collect via the Lewes showroom and free delivery is offered on orders over £50
Brands stocked include: Georg Jensen, Tissot watches, Kit Heath, DiamonFire, Unique & Co, Bering, Marco Bicego, Jersey Pearl, and Duncan Walton. And the Clark Collection includes gem set pieces, silver range and pre-owned.
Click and collect from The Little Sports Shop
The Little Sports Shop opposite The Picture House is offering click and collect and free local home delivery while Tier 4 restrictions are in place.
If there is anything you require please call 01825 765563, email email@example.com or message them via their Facebook page.
The shop is run by Wendy Holliday and family who says not only will you get good quality service at competitive prices, you’ll be helping to ensure the town retains a sports shop into the future.
HOME FITNESS EQUIPMENT – various exercise mats for yoga, stretching, sit ups etc. Prices from £16-25.
Skipping ropes, Swiss balls, resistance bands, massage equipment, yoga blocks etc
RUNNING SHOES – for men, Asics GT1000 in all full sizes from 7-13 at £95. These are not currently widely available especially at this price!
For ladies size 4 and 9 are left in these but there are a few Adidas specials too:
Adios £95 (7 and 8.5 only)
Boston £85 (6.5 and 8 only)
SL20 £80 (5.5 and 6.5 only)
Solar Boost £99 (6.5 only)
A few Adidas trail shoes left for those who like off road (men 9.5 and 10.5 and ladies 6 and 7 only)
Plenty of junior shoes available too – just ask)
There are also plenty of running accessories – fist bottles, running gloves, phone holders etc
TENNIS – another sport permitted and there are plenty of tennis balls, accessories and rackets including some amazing deals where only one model is left including full graphite frames from only £35.
BALLS AND GAMES – plenty of footballs, rugby balls, frisbees etc for fun in the garden.
Shop online at PipeDreams
PipeDreams, the Uckfield snow, surf, and skate shop is well stocked with skateboards and scooters and has helmets and protection sets too.
Check out the PipeDreams website to see what is available and order. Click and collect is available and free local delivery is offered.
Ski jackets and salopettes have been selling well, because they are ideal for time spent outdoors in the cold weather. They are really warm and wind-proof.
There are hand warmers and thermals too, along with fitness clothing and yoga mats, and buffs, and neck warmers which keep you warm and can be used as face coverings.
Takeaways available from Hartfields
Takeaway food and drink is available from Hartfields Coffee and Kitchen in Uckfield High Street including breakfast, lunch, and cakes.
The business is open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 3.30pm, and on Sundays from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Paws n Claws open as usual
Paws n Claws pet shop in Olives Yard is open as usual and if you can’t get into the shop please call 01825 768797 to arrange delivery free of charge.
Decorate at Home packs available from Kilnwood Studio
Decorate at Home packs are available to purchase from the Kilnwood Studio online shop.
An appointment system will be running for the collection of the packs and return of the pottery ready for firing.
Carvills fit blinds for home offices
Carvills have seen a huge increase in the demand for blinds and home automation throughout 2020.
This is partly driven by more people working from home with a regular query being: ‘How can I turn my spare room into my everyday working office/space?’
When we were outside the sunny summer was a delight but for home workers the sun can create issues. Two concerns Carvills found customers were frequently experiencing whilst working from home were, ‘office space was far too hot’ and ‘screen visibility was seriously being hampered by strong sunlight’.
Conversely now with the winter cold drawing in they have been asked how to dress office windows with a treatment that is both aesthetically pleasing and also as thermally efficient as possible to minimise heat loss and reduce energy use.
These concerns and many more are easily manageable and Carvills experienced Interiors Team can run through the various options available for your individual needs.
So, whether you’re looking for a home office window treatment that adds privacy, practicality or personality to your room, Carvills can help you find inspiration with their pick of the best blinds, curtains and home automation possibilities.
Please visit www.carvills.co.uk, or give them a call to have a chat and run through the various options available.
See examples of options in photographs below.
Half price sale of Christmas stock on Josefina website
Josefina is having a half price sale of Christmas stock on its website, with click and collect available.
The Josefina workshop remains open so they continue to make and paint furniture.
Paint is fully stocked and selling well with delivery available nationwide as well as through collection.
Later this month a clothing sale will get under way.
Online shopping available at Cole’s
Online orders can be taken through the Cole’s website. See here.
A sale is under way and the store is happy to answer any queries submitted through the website too. A contact form can be found on this page.
Artworks for sale on Diane Hutt Gallery website
Diane Hutt, owner of the Diane Hutt Gallery, says: “Happy New Year to all our customers and a big thank you for all your fantastic support during these uncertain times.”
The gallery is closed for one to one meetings with customers, buying artwork and selecting framing, but the online business is open with free delivery on all artworks.
Contact and collect is also available for items displayed in the gallery window that are not available on the website and sale items will be displayed in the windows shortly.
Visit the Diane Hutt Gallery website where it is possible to search by artist or by category, order online and arrange delivery.
Most recently arrived artwork can be seen here.
SG Home Interiors helps create your dream home
If you are looking for a change this year SG Home Interiors can make your dream kitchen, bedroom or home office become a reality in 2021.
The business in Bell Farm Road offers a free design service and a full installation package which covers everything from removing walls, and adding extensions, to suggesting clever storage solutions and appliances, flooring and lighting.
Have a look at the SG Home Interiors website for examples of recent work and customer testimonials or feel free to contact us to discuss with us your requirements.
Also see pictures below of a recently installed new kitchen.
Opening times at Bell Walk Dry Cleaners
Bell Walk Dry Cleaners will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9am to 1pm while Tier 4 restrictions apply.