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Thursday 14th May

The Uckfield FM Community Guide

(Updated  Thursday 12th 2020)

(Daily audio version Christine Skinner  click here )

The original list of closures has been moved to the Coronavirus – Local Initiatives and Advice page

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Latest information

  • Garden Centres to open on Wednesday 13th May but rules apply
  • Golf Courses will open with rules to adhere too as of 13th May
  • Maresfield Tip opens Monday 18th May but rules apply, expect long waits
  • East Sussex Healthwatch have launched a survey – click here
  •  Sussex Mental Healthline is operating 24 hours a day, every day.  You can access their services, via sussexpartnership.nhs.uk
  • Due to the escalating COVID-19 restrictions, all cars, vans and motorcycles with MOT tests expiring on or after 30th March 2020 will be given a 6 month extension until further notice.
  • Uckfield College continues to operate – listen to interview with Principal  click here.
  • Which? magazine offering FREE text regarding scams – Story on website click here
  • Take care at ATM Machines – are they virus free, are they clean and respect social distancing
  • EMC the Vauxhall dealer on Bell Brook has re-opening  for Aftersales services
  • Uckfield Motor Services back to normal hours
  • Green DIY continue to provide the services of a DIY store
  • PP Estates now open
  • Sew n Sew, Superdrug, Best Health Food Shop
  • Many pubs and restaurants are providing takeaway menus

Help Groups:

  • Sussex Resilience Forum is the police led forum co-ordinating all efforts.  Click here
  • Uckfield Foodbank  – Continue to make appeal for food stock as demand is high (interview click here )
  • Uckfield Outreach Group  This service will become weekly only from 9th May on Fri and Sat and order by Saturday

Help Hubs

  • Government Website link to Coronavirus click here
  • Wealden DC say be patient with bin collections as the extra demand on the crews. see their website for some advice  click here
  • Citizens Advice is still operating with Volunteers working from home, picking up Advice line calls. The number for Adviceline for Wealden is 0300 330 9022.
  • Wealden District Council Community Support Hub at Hailsham and can help you in various ways.  click here
  • Twitter Hour with Uckfield Chamber of Commerce Friday at 11am click here   
  • Coronavirus  mis-information is flooding the internet and experts are calling on the public to practice “information hygiene”. What can you do to stop the spread of bad information?  All on the BBC Website – click here
  • Uckfield Good Neighbour Scheme run by Manor Park & Hempstead Fields Resident Association Click here
  • Lewes District Council – Coronavirus information updated click here
  • Operation BLITZ number for Wealden Police 07770 700642 on Friday and Saturdays only
  • Small Businesses Grant application form now on Wealden DC website, click here
  • Sport England – Free Exercise on line , click here
  • East Sussex County Council – latest information here
  • Action Fraud – Facebook – click here for very useful information especially at this time

Medical:

  • The Meads Medical Centre in Bell Lane – click here
  • Kamson Pharmacy Bell Lane- Monday – Friday   8:30am-6:30pm Saturday  9am-1pm Sunday
  • Uckfield Hospital Pharmacy 9am-6pm Monday to Friday
  • East Hoathly Pharmacy open – usual hours
  • Tesco Pharmacy-  open Mon to Sat 9 x 6 and Sun 10 x 4.
  • Dental surgery – only emergencies now
  • Bird in Eye Surgery at the hospital click here

Transport:

  • Trains are operating Sunday service with first train due out 5:34am then 7:34, 9:34 and then hourly.  Latest departures from Uckfield click hereTimetable changes on Sunday 17th May
  • The Compass bus service no 31, which serves Newick, Maresfield, as well as Uckfield, is now operating a revised timetable every two hours, instead of hourly, due to a dramatic fall in passengers on all routes because of the outbreak of Coronavirus. click here
  • CTLA Community Bus Service has been suspended until further notice.
  • Sunday service on Brighton Buses and trains from Monday  ( A early train at 5:34am and the next is 7:34am) As 5th April there will be a Special Service   click here

Entertainment for the kids:

  • Daily children’s story by the David Walliams on line – click here
  • The Wild Road Show on line with Facebook – click here

Learning:

  • School Health Lesson for children – click here

Fitness on Line:

  • Daily keep fit aimed at children –  Mon – Fri – 9am on line with Joe Wicks – click here

Veterinary Practices:

  • Check with each practice before attending

Dentists:

  • Check with each practice by phone before attending

Virtual events on :

  • Holy Cross Church Service  with Fr. John – 9am Sundays.  can be watched via FACEBOOK click here
  • (the church has now been totally closed)
  • Uckfield Baptist Church service on the website Sundays click here
  • Sunday morning – on line with Kings Church
  • Kings Church will hold a 10am meeting on Sundays.
  • St Philip Neri Uckfield – Mass will be streamed at 9.30 on Sunday and daily at 10.00, except Wednesday, live from St. Philip’s.