Community guide – on air

General

Sheffield Park & Garden

Generally open daily, check website for full details – booking in advance only to ensure numbers limited for social distancing


Libraries re-opened

Services and opening hours are limited to ensure they can manage customer safety and if you can use the online library instead, please do.

Visitors who do need to attend a library in person will be required to wear a facemask (unless exempt), follow social distancing and provide contact information.

Full info on our site on the Guide


Operation Blitz

by Wealden Police is every Fri and Sat night from 6-10pm, targeting Anti Social Behaviour officers can be contacted by phone directly in these hours, see our Guide for the full story and contact details


Chailey Repair cafe are currently offering a drop-off service, they are moving to new premises in the new year, until then it is drop off only

Please email them at chaileyrc@gmail.com with details of the make and model number of what needs repairing , preferably with a good quality photo or two, and they will see if they can help

Everything is done on a voluntary basis, but donations are of course welcome
They are on Facebook as well – but please communicate via email not Facebook Messenger https://www.facebook.com/RepairCafe.org/ 

Uckfield Festival Association is to hold its annual meeting via Zoom this year and invites everybody interested to attend the virtual event.

To attend the meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, November 10, at 7.30pm, please email davidsudbery@hotmail.com, or semis@btinternet.com, and they will forward you the link needed.


Buxted Scouts will once again be selling Christmas Trees this year.

The trees are premium quality Nordmann firs which are beautiful non-drop trees with glossy green needles. The trees are sustainably grown in Sussex and will be freshly cut just before collection or delivery.

Order online at www.buxtedscouts.co.uk by 1st November, trees can then be collected from Buxted Scout Hut on Saturday 5th December, or delivery can be arranged to TN22 postcodes for a small charge.


Drive through covid testing centre open at Plumpton Racecourse. Book a test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or call 119.


Reception at Wealden District Council’s offices in Hailsham remains closed. Services can still be accessed by visiting wealden.gov.uk or by calling 01323 443 322. If you need to see someone in person, appointments can be arranged but you’ll need to get in touch first to ensure a meeting is appropriate.


Uckfield Volunteer Centre is currently open, Mondays and Thursdays 10am to 4pm.

Visitors welcome to the Centre for volunteering, photocopying and hearing aid batteries. All Covid-19 regulations to keep you and our team safe.

For further information, or if you are in need of volunteers to support your organisation in these unprecedented times, call on 01825 760 019 or email office@uckfieldvolunteer.org.uk or facebook https://www.facebook.com/uckfieldvolunteercentre.volunteer


Community groups can apply for a grant to help maintain their service from The Wealden Community Grants Recovery fund, details online


The Lions Bookshop is run entirely by volunteers so opening times may vary. The shop is currently open from 10am to 1pm Tuesday to Saturday. Smaller donations are being accepted. Remember to check the Uckfield Lions website for the latest information.


The Age UK shop in Uckfield is open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday and donations are being accepted. For safety reasons, please contact the shop on 01825 761 639 before bringing your donation.

Additionally, the shop are on the lookout for volunteers. you’ll receive free tea and coffee and a 20% discount on donated goods. Give them a call or pop in for more information.


The Hospice in the Weald shop is open Monday to Saturday from 9:30am to 5pm.

What's on

 

This weeks events


Tuesday 20th October

Uckfield Art Group meet every Tuesday evening at the Luxford Centre, a group of painters who meet to share ideas and inspiration.

New members are always welcome and you can have two free tester sessions to see if it’s for you. Six months membership is just £25.

They generally hold 2 exhibitions a year (subject to current restrictions).


Saturday 24th October

Uckfield Blues and Roots 
Event cancelled details and statement at https://uckfieldbluesandroots.co.uk/

AFC Uckfield Town continue their campaign in the Southern Combination League with an away match at Crawley Down Gatwick.


Off the rails at the Bluebell Railway – Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October and Saturday 31st and Sunday 1st November

Explore Bluebell Railway on and…Off the Rails, with a special train timetable in operation including goods trains, as well as displays of vehicles, visit the railways website for more details opportunities to get off at Kingscote and Horsted Keynes stations and explore the displays there as well. Saturday and Sunday.


Next week’s events

 

Saturday 31st October 

Holmesdale v AFC Uckfield Town

31 October | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

AFC Uckfield Town travel to Holmesdale in the first round of the FA Vase. Coverage on the Sports show with David 2-5pm Saturday.


Cats Protection’s National Cat Adoption Centre will be hosting a day of online fun and games to celebrate this year’s National Black Cat Day.

All events virtual includes fancy dress competition, virtual tour of the cats, pumpkin carving and loads more – see their FB page for details


Weekly reoccurring events

 

Uckfield Art Group Tuesday nights 7-9pm 

A weekly meeting of artists of all ages and standards who get together to create their own work in a supportive, friendly and Covid-safe hall in the centre of Uckfield.

Free parking and two free sessions to see if you like us before joining – full details on the Guide


Uckfield Farmers Market 

First Saturday every month, Luxford Car Park wide range of produce available runs from 9am until 1pm

Full details on Facebook Page


Uckfield Runners 

The Runners are offering various training sessions of differing styles and lengths throughout the week, full details are on their website www.uckfieldrunners.co.uk – all sessions MUST be pre-booked by email and groups are limited due to current Government restrictions, see website for full details


Uckfield Mens shed Mondays and Thursdays 10am – 4pm
Uckfield Mens shed is a group of men from a wide range of backgrounds who meet to socialise, hone or learn woodworking skills and make or repair items. If you are interested in joining then please contact Chris on 07999803233. They have a Facebook page as well https://www.facebook.com/Mens-Shed-Uckfield-101285498022835/?ref=page_internal


Artytime Scrapstore
Jarvis Brook Recreation Car Park, Crowborough TN6 2EG
Monday and Thursday 10am – 2pm

Artytime Scrapstore collects materials that would otherwise be thrown away and offers to Members to reuses for creative projects. If you don’t want to be a member you can visit for a small fee.

One off fee is £5 per visit or you can become a member for the year for only £30.

You can join via the website www. artytime.co.uk/scrapstore

They are also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/artytimescrapstore

We are always looking for donations of materials we could use, card, paper, paint, wool, fabric, stationery, maize packing materials as well as tape, glue and Velcro etc.

Artytime is a community interest organisation run by volunteers. The membership fee is to pay for rent, utilities and insurance.

Volunteers are always welcome as we would like to open at different times so more people can take advantage of our recycle, reuse and repurpose initiative.


Walking Netball 
Tuesdays 10-11am
Victoria Playing Fields next to skate park

The group is a group of retired ladies who enjoy the outdoors and some exercise! So come and see what they do and join in. It’s great fun. Good exercise and no running!

Sessions are just starting up again after lock down.

For further information contact Dee Maltby on 01825 764584.

The first week is free as a ‘taster’ session.  After that we ask for a donation of £1 a time for our chosen charity.


Nutley Windmill
Operating Wednesdays 11am – 3pm
Crowborough Road, Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3HY

Visitors are welcome but can only come into the mill field while volunteers are there on Wednesdays (their regular working day), provided they keep two metre spacing and well clear of the team, but unfortunately are not allowed into the mill at present due to social distancing restrictions

The Windmill has had its recent fault repaired and now in working order again
For further information pop into the Friends of Nutley Windmill Charity Shop, Post Office Square, High Street, Uckfield. 01825 766958.
Visit: www.udps.co.uk
E-mail: nutley.mill@udps.co.uk
The Friends of the windmill are on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Nutley-Windmill-298856073498364


Uckfield Theatre Guild Zoom Meetings 
Amateur dramatics group who have been performing musicals and pantos since 1995. For over 18 year olds. Whether you are interested in being a cast member, wardrobe assistant, back stage assistant, scenery artist, fundraiser or patron we would love to see you. Trial first rehearsal FREE so come along and have a try on us. Yearly membership £5 and currently weekly rehearsal fee £1. You are very welcome!

Zoom Meetings for adults 730pm Wednesdays

Youth Group
Friendly, fun workshops for the young starlets in your lives who have an interest in Musical Theatre and Drama.  Trial first rehearsal FREE so come along and have a try on us. Yearly membership £5 and currently £3 per term per family. 6-18 years old welcome.
When: 6-6:45 Wednesday (term time generally).

Contact us:
Email: mail@uckfieldtheatreguild.co.uk
Facebook page: Uckfield Theatre Guild YouthWebsite: http://www.uckfieldtheatreguild.co.uk/youth.php