Uckfield shopping tips for October

It’s all happening in Uckfield shops at the moment with a flood of new stock arriving for autumn and winter. See below what will be available during October.

The Dressing Room to open at Josefina

Josefina owner Louise Beard is launching a new venture at her lifestyle shop and getting ready to open The Dressing Room on Saturday, October 12.

Louise aims to sell timeless, good quality clothing, at reasonable prices, all in the style of Josefina and reflecting the shop’s favourite pallet of colours.

She will begin by concentrating on lounge-wear and accessories, scarves, jewellery, and bags.

Her aim is for the new business to evolve as she listens to what customers have to say.

Louise said: “This is something completely new to me but it is fun and I am really enjoying it. I want to be the go-to shop for a nice top or dress for a night out.

“I want people to be as happy wearing the clothes in two to three years time as now, but we will have on-trend seasonal stock too.”


The Dressing Room opens at Josefina on Saturday, October 12.

Gant and Barbour now in stock at Cole’s Menswear

New season Gant and Barbour brands are now in stock at Cole’s Menswear.

Most of the autumn and winter clothing has now arrived at the Uckfield High Street shop but different items are still arriving daily.

See below examples of the latest arrivals.


New stock at Cole’s Menswear includes Gant and Barbour.

See Halloween cave at Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone is embracing Halloween with a cave of creepy goodies gathered together ready for the spooky season.

Masks, fingers, green and orange makeup, fake blood, black lipstick, horror teeth and party wear including paper plates and balloons can all be found there … and more.

Call in and enjoy the display when you starting thinking about your own Halloween preparations.


The Halloween cave at Something for Everyone. Check it out when you start making your own Halloween preparations.


Just a few of the items on the Something for Everyone Halloween shelves.

And there are fireworks too at Something for Everyone

Have you spotted fireworks in the window of Something for Everyone? The shop now has a year round licence to sell fireworks. Call in to ask about what is available.


Fireworks in the window at Something for Everyone.

Make your own Halloween decorations

Make your own Halloween decorations at Kilnwood Studio, at 105 High Street, Uckfield, where you can paint your own pottery pumpkin, lantern or skull. Examples are in the picture below.


Paint your own pottery at Kilnwood Studio in Uckfield.


Plant of the month at Staverton Nursery

The Aster is the plant of the month at Staverton Nursery bringing a welcome splash of colour to darker days.

There are more plants too which will cheer you up through autumn and winter months, including pansies and cyclamen and seaonal hanging baskets.

And there are plenty of bulbs ready to be planted too.


Plant of the month at Staverton Nursery is the Aster.


Pansies at Staverton Nursery.


Cyclamen and seasonal hanging baskets at Staverton Nursery.

Christmas cards and wrapping paper at Chestnut Tree

The first mention of Christmas in this Uckfield News feature but many of our shops are quietly preparing for the festive season

It is Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice charity shop that is quick off the mark with Christmas cards and wrapping paper already available.


Christmas cards and wrapping paper now available at Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice charity shop.

Winter woolies are on display too and you are welcome to call in and spot your own bargain.


Some of the winter woolies now available at Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice charity shop.

New cotton and linen fabrics at Sew n Sew

New 100% cotton fabric from Guterman is now available at Sew n Sew in the Bell Walk precinct, Uckfield.

And more linen fabric has arrived too, a variety in tartan, with more featuring hedgehogs and cats.


New cotton and linen fabrics at Sew n Sew.

W E Clark & Son add to pre-owned jewellery collection

W E Clark & Son jewellers in Uckfield High Street have added to their collection of pre-owned jewellery. Look out, for example, for a certified Cartier necklace taking pride of place in the display.


A certified Cartier necklace takes pride of place in a window of pre-owned jewellery for sale at W E Clark & Son in Uckfield.

Also you will find a display of items available at special prices. They include pieces from the jeweller’s own Clark Collection, and pre-owned too.


Special price items in the window of W E Clark & Son jewellers – they are described as exceptional pieces available at a special discounted price.

Rugby, football and hockey kit at Final Score

When you need to replace rugby, football and hockey kit Final Score sports shop in Uckfield High Street will be able to help you.

For example, there are junior and adult football boots available. The junior boots with Velcro fastenings are proving a popular choice.


Examples of junior and adult football boots at Final Score sports shop.


Hockey sticks at Final Score.

PipeDreams gets set for autumn and winter

Cosy fleeces, woolies, and hats are now going on display at PipeDreams as the shop prepares to switch from summer to winter.

The transformation to a ski shop should be complete by the end of October but it is worth remembering that summer stock is stored behind the scenes and is available throughout the year if you are planning a holiday in the sun.

Flip Flops, board sorts, bikinis, beach shoes and wetsuits will be out of view but just ask for what you need and it can be found for you.


Cosy wear now at PipeDreams.

More artworks arrive at Diane Hutt Gallery

There’s plenty to see in the New Artwork section of the Diane Hutt Gallery website.

Examples of works by Gary Walton, Nigel Cooke, Stephen Hanson, Aaminah Snowdon, and Leigh Lambert, can be seen below.


New artwork at the Diane Hutt Gallery.

Ultra-modern doors at Superior Glass

A new range of Smart Designer Doors are available at Superior Glass in Uckfield.

These ultra-modern doors, which are designed to last, feature custom aluminium door panels within elegant aluminium frames.

They are triple-glazed, thermally efficient and have a super-secure ten-point locking system.


The super-secure ten-point locking system on a new range of Smart Designer Doors at Superior Glass.

Call Superior Glass to learn more.


A new range of doors with smart security features available at Superior Glass.


Different designs and colours in a new range of doors at Superior Glass.

New stock arriving at SG Home Interiors

New stock is arriving weekly at SG Home Interiors and so it is worth calling in regularly to keep up with changes in the shop.

If you are thinking of updating your kitchen, bedroom, or bathroom, now is the time to call in and talk about your requirements.


A kitchen fitted by SG Home Interiors.

The last of the shop’s ex-display sofas are available with generous discounts and there’s a wide range of lamps, rugs, sheepskins and throws for warming up those winter evenings.


SG Home Interiors in Bell Lane, Uckfield.


Cushions, rugs, and an ex-display sofa for sale at SG Home Interiors.

Sophie Allport designs feature on bedding and accessories at Carvills

Sophie Allport designs feature on bedding and accessories newly arrived at Carvills.

One set of bedding is inspired by flocks of sheep grazing in the fields surrounding Sophie’s home in Lincolnshire. The super-soft brushed cotton bedding aims to send you straight into your dreams in style.


Sophie Allport bedding at Carvills in sheep and peacock designs.

Look out for peacock bedding too. Sophie’s elaborate illustrations aim to express the majesty of the peacock as they appear on a background of clean white 200TC cotton … the perfect base for the iridescent colouring on each bird ranging from indigo into shades of emerald, turquoise and aqua blues.

Sophie’s accessories include kitchenware, scarves, mugs, cosmetic, weekend bags, and more.

Not that the autumnal red fox design mugs have Foxy written on the inside in Sophie’s handwriting. Peacock mugs are stunning too.


Foxes and peacocks in accessories by Sophie Allport at Carvills.

Chilly’s Coffee Cups at Carvills are designed to help end the waste of single-use coffee cups. The reusable compact double-walled coffee cups will also help maintain the temperature of your drink on the go.

Colours range from plain pastel pinks to flamingos.


Chilly’s Coffee Cups at Carvills.

More plumbing accessories at Green DIY

Green DIY has reorganised its plumbing products into a more customer-friendly section which makes it easier for DIY plumbers to find the products they need.

Standard fittings from Oracstar are available for general domestic DIY including for taps, and for connecting washing machines and tumble driers.

There are plenty of spring bulbs and also gardening tools for grabbing leaves and pruning are in stock too.

Coming soon is a section with special offers on hand tools and power tools.


Plumbing products are now arranged in a more customer-friendly way at Green DIY.

Dynamite baits at Hooked on Green

Dynamite baits are now available at Hooked on Green.

Robin Eden and Joe Grimes, both keen fishermen who look after Hooked on Green say they have used the bait themselves and it has a good track record.

Joe said: “We deliberately pick the baits we are happy to use and expand ranges from there.”

To start with they have Robin Red carp pellets and catfish baits.


Dynamite baits at Hooked on Green.

Also new in st Hooked on Green are Korda spinner hook sections, and Korda Compac air dry bags.


Korda Compac air dry bags, and Korda spinner hook sections at Hooked on Green.

Weekly meat boxes: £20 from Nose2Tail at Piltdown

Meat boxes are available weekly from Nose2Tail butchers at Piltdown for £20.

See the pictures below to get an idea of what is included. The boxes can be collected from the shop or delivered.

Top left includes: Stuffed pork loin joint 2lb, 454g beef mince, 454g diced lamb, 6x smoked back bacon, 2x chicken breast.

Top right: 1 whole chicken, 2 pork and chorizo burgers, 454 diced beef, 6 pork and leek sausage, 2 lamb loin chops.

Bottom left: 2 lamb shanks, 2 pork chops, 6 home-smoked back bacon, 6 pork chipolata.

Bottom right: 1 family size pie (chicken leek and sweetcorn, or steam, stilton and mushroom) cook from frozen, 2 x 6oz sirloin steaks, 2 pork chops, 6 pork and bacon sausages.


Some of the meat included in boxes prepared for collection or delivery each week by Nose2Tail butchers at Piltdown.

New on the menu at Hartfields

There are new burgers, a salad, and mains on the lunch menu at Hartfields.

The new burgers are American Cheese with 100% chuck steak, mustard, dill pickles, cos, and onion rings and Cajun Chicken Breast with smashed avocado, sour cream cos and tomato.

The new salad is Panko Breaded Goats Cheese and Roast Pepper Salad with rocket, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and balsamic glaze.

New mains include Roast Veg and Feta Warm Flatbread with muumuus, sun-dried tomatoes, rocket, and herb oil; Smoked Haddock Kedgeree with curried rice, spinach, leeks, and poached egg; and Chicken Breast and Mozzarella Wrapped in Parma Ham, with cherry tomato and pesto linguine.

There’s a new guest coffee on the menu. It is single origin Brazil ‘Recanto’ with flavours of chocolate, nuts and classic coffee. It is available as a batch brew.


Guest coffee at Hartfields: Brazil Recanto.

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