Uckfield FM Community Guide

The Uckfield FM Community Guide

(Updated Monday 30th March)

(Daily audio version by Mike Skinner click here )

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

Help Groups:

Uckfield Foodbank  – We will be open and making home deliveries to those in need of food in our local area. If you need a voucher from your agency then please give them as much notice as possible.  If you need a delivery on a Tuesday then the voucher needs to be with us by noon.  The same applies for Friday delivery.  This will really help us to operate with minimum contact and with a (planned) much smaller group of volunteers.

  • Government Website link to Coronavirus click here
  • Register for Wealden Volunteer Hub click here
  • Ridgewood Post Office – stock arriving daily Saturday: 7am to 3pm
    Sunday: 7.30am to midday
    Monday-Friday: 7am to 3pm
  • Sunday service on Brighton Buses and trains from Monday  ( A early train at 5:34am and the next is 7:34am)
  • Uckfield Good Neighbour Scheme run by Manor Park & Hempstead Fields Resident Association Click here
  • Kamson Pharmacy in Bell Lane  Bell Farm Road,
    Mon – Fri 8.30 – 6.30  (CLOSED 12 to 2pm)
    Sat. 9am – 1 pm
  • Kamsons at Uckfield Hospital is open Monday to Friday
    9am to 1pm   (Closed 12 – 2 for cleaning and stock)
    2pm to 6pm
    Closed at Weekends
  • Buxted Inn – Our volunteer service we are delivering essential supplies (food, medication, etc) to the over 70’s, vulnerable and those with symptoms. To order this people should email their shopping list to info@thebuxtedinn.co.uk or if they can’t email call 01825 733510. This is only available to those who cannot shop for themselves. We can deliver to Buxted, high Hurstwood, Five Ashdown, Framfield, black boys and Hadlow down. This is a not for profit service. From the business (not sure if you want this info) we are offering a takeaway service on a Friday evening
  • Lewes District Council – Coronavirus information updated click here
  • Lewes District Council Facebook click here
  • Boots the Chemist close down due to staff sickness for two weeks (as 28th March)
  • Operation BLITZ number for Wealden Police 07770 700642
  • Police stepping up enforcement of parking on Forest and Parks for walking
  • Small Businesses Grant application form now on Wealden DC website, click here
  • Sport England – Free Exercise on line , click here
  • Suspension of Garden Waste collection.
  • Uckfield Chamber of Commerce – interview on Uckfield FM click here
  • Uckfield Chamber of Commerce – a Tweet meet today at 11am (27th March)
  • Halfords and some motor garages stay open as an exemption to support the industry
  • Green DIY can stay open as hardware store and vital
  • Manor Park & Hempstead Fields Residents Association – click here
  • Harlands Estate Community Group – click here
  • Newick Village Help Group – click here
  • Chailey Village Help Group – click here
  • Wivelsfield Village Help Group – click here
  • Uckfield Help Group   ‘Uckfield Coronavirus Volunteers’
  • Framfield Help Group ‘Framfield Isolation Support Group’
  • East Sussex County Council – latest information here
  • Barcombe Good Neighbours Scheme – click here
  • Action Fraud – Facebook – click here for very useful information especially at this time
  • Dental surgery – only emergencies now
  • The Meads Medical Centre in Bell Lane – click here
  • Bird in Eye Surgery at the hospital click here
  • Supporting Crowborough help group on Facebook click here
  • Rotherfield St Martin have a help group – click here
  • NHS Volunteer Responders sign up – click here


From Monday 30th March it will change to a Sunday service with first train due out 9:34am  Latest departures from Uckfield click here.

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

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


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


Check with each practice by phone before attending

*** Take care at ATM Machines – are they virus free, are they clean and respect social distancing***

NB:- Advice not everyone has access to this information.  If you have a neighbour who is not on the internet, or a computer user please speak with them to give advice using social distancing.

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)

Submit your event

It’s free to add your event to our what’s on guide*

As long as the event is for a local charity or organisation with charitable content.

NB: If your event is commercial please contact sales@uckfieldfm.co.uk

Send details to whatson@uckfieldfm.co.uk

*We reserve the right to decide if the event can be added. If we consider the event to be commercial we will refer to our sales team.