Community guide – on air



Crowborough Summer Fete Cancelled

The Friends of Crowborough Hospital have advised that the Summer Fete has been cancelled – see the guide for a full statement

Online survey open on dog theft

Dog Theft is a massive issue at the moment, a new online survey is being conducted by police to see what the public perception is, and to help structure future enforcement – full details on the guide

Rotherfield St Martin – there for the older generation

RSM is a trusted friend in the community with the main aim to combat isolation and loneliness, particularly for older people. We provide friendship, support and practical solutions to everyday problems. We have a wide range of activities and services all supported by an energetic team of volunteers. Full Story on the guide, Telephone 01892 853021

Citizens Online is a UK charity helping ensure the switch to online doesn’t exclude people.

If you know of anyone in your community who needs help with basic digital skills, gaining confidence online or support getting online they can all their FREE helpline on 0808 196 5883.

One of their team of trained digital champions will offer friendly, patient support over the phone.

Full story on the guide

Libraries offering services in Lockdown

See the guide for full story – e library and click and collect service available

Crowborough Summer Events cancelled

Crowborough Town Council has taken the difficult decision to cancel its Sussex Day and Summer Fair events scheduled for later this year. Full story on the Guide.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Offering Businesses Free Training

If you own a business or premises (Gym, office etc) that has had to close due to the lockdown, you may need to review your fire risk assessment as the risk of fire may well have changed. ESFRS runs free 30-minute live video training sessions on fire risk assessments and general fire safety every Tuesday via Zoom or teams, full details and how to contact and book a place are on the Guide.

Virtual Sussex School Games

The Sussex School Games return in February with their virtual winter games – each week children and parents can take part in a different winter sport from the comfort of their living room, including skiing and even bobsleigh! Your best score each week is added to your school total with various prizes available for both individuals and schools, full details online.

Further warning to COVID-19 rulebreakers

Warnings continue from Sussex Police to those not following current regulations – Sussex Police have issued over 165 fines for people found ignoring the rules, including a £10,000 fine to a man shooting a music video in a car park in Eastbourne and a fine was issued to a bar and restaurant in Forest Row when people were seen inside the venue.

Bus pass rules relaxed

Holders of concessionary bus passes are able to use them before 9.30am. East Sussex County Council are temporarily relaxing the rules to allow elderly and vulnerable residents to travel to early morning vaccination appointments.

Warning over fake vaccine messages

There’s a further warning about fraudsters contacting people telling them they’re eligible for the vaccine and asking for financial and other personal details. Genuine contact from the NHS will never ask you to press a button on your telephone or click a link to in a text message, nor will they ask for financial information.

Community Speedwatch looking for volunteers in Uckfield

Community Speedwatch is a national initiative where the community work with the Police to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices. They are looking for volunteers in Uckfield, you’ll be provided with full training by Sussex Police and you’ll have the support of your fellow volunteers when out on the roadside, so you won’t be on your own.

If you’re interested in volunteering contact the Town Clerk at Uckfield Town Council by email at or by telephone on 01825 762774.


Spring Live! 2021 annnounced

The South of England Agricultural Society are planning to return this year with 4 shows, the first will be Spring Live at South of England Showground in Ardingly which is planned for the weekend of 24 and 25 April. The event will of course depend on government guidelines at the time. Full details online.

Uckfield Library services remain available

Uckfield Library is closed to general visitors but you can still reserve books online for collection. You can still use a library computer to access essential online services but you’ll need to book a session. Full details online.

Sheffield Park and Garden remains open

Sheffield Park and Garden is open daily, visitor numbers are limited and you should pre-book online. The tea room and shop are closed.

Chailey Repair café offering drop-off service

The café is sadly unable to re-open at the moment, however a drop off service is available, you pay for the parts and a small donation to the café, and they will do the magic, for details on how to contact them see the Guide pages

What's on

Upcoming events


Weekly reoccurring events

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

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:
Facebook page: Uckfield Theatre Guild YouthWebsite:

Sheffield Park & Garden – Still operating

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

Uckfield Volunteer Centre is currently closed