Community guide – on air

General

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE – KELD CLOSE, UCKFIELD – FRIDAY 30 JULY 2021

From the junction with the Keld Avenue for its entire length to allow BT Openreach to carry out apparatus repair works. Works are anticipated to take one day. Advance warning signs will be placed on site advising of actual date of works, If you need to discuss this further please contact: Kelly Traffic Management (on behalf of BT Openreach) on 0247 664 2814

Luxford Centre reopening for Over 55’s club from 2nd August

Drop in for coffee mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and also all activities planned to return:

Computer classes
Extend Exercise
Boccia – a little like bowls but you can sit on a chair to take part.
Darts
Cribbage
Table Tennis
Short Mat Bowls
Thursday lunches
Bingo
Scrabble

Venue covid secure.

£10 per annum membership, join for the rest of 2021 for £4

Details online.


“Buy a brick” for a local Church

St Bartholomew’s Church Maresfield is fundraising for new kitchen and toilet facilities with a new Buy A Brick campaign – see the  the story on the guide and how to donate


High Hurstwood Village Hall need your baking skills!

The Hall are hosting “The Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning” on September 25th from 9am, and are looking for cake donations with all proceeds going to McMillan. The event is on the morning of “Let’s Rock The Hall” If you can provide a cake please contact Matt on 07790 277731.


Linden Cottage Care Home Uckfield needs your help

The home are undertaking a project to mobilise a second Summer house for residents to enjoy, and have already raised funds but are making one last push and asking the residents to support them through Just Giving – the project is being supported by Mayor Jackie Love and the local Police as well, to donate see the Guide for the story.


Tesco Express Manor Park Closed

Tesco Express at Manor Park is closed for refurbishment until 2nd August.


Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice shop needs volunteers! 

The shop want to thank locals for recent donations, but now the shop desperately needs volunteers to help them stay open. There are a variety of roles on offer including customer service, sorting and prepping donated stock, merchandising and operating the till. Full training and support is given.


Wealden Hero Awards are back for 2021 – **CHECK PROMO ISN’T IN BREAK FOLLOWING**

We’re once again supporting the Wealden Hero Awards, with MP Nus Ghani. Whether it’s an individual or an entire organisation, you can vote for your Wealden Heroes online.


Buxted School holding a virtual duck race!

See the guide for details, the School PTA are looking to raise funds by holding a Duck Race and showing it on video, story and links also how to get involved on the guide.

 

 

What's on

Upcoming events


 

Saturday 31st July 10am – 2pm St Peters Church Chailey

There is a Craft fair and BBQ taking place on the Village Green – Many stalls from local village crafters, raffle, BBQ and refreshments.  In aid of the church. Plenty of parking available and details on the Guide.


Saturday 31st July 10am – 5pm Bluebell Railway

Model Railway weekend is back for 2021!, Enjoy steam train rides, explore stations and visit the exhibitions! Join us at the Bluebell Railway for our Model Railway Weekend. This firm favourite is back for 2021. Come and see a variety of layouts across the railway and experience unique access to non-public areas such as the Maintenance Shed and Locomotive Workshop at Sheffield Park Station and the Carriage and Wagon Workshop at Horsted Keynes Station. More on the guide.


Friday 6th August 12pm – 6pm Bluebell Railway

60 plus 1… Help celebrate the railways achievements from over the last 60 years with a packed weekend of displays, activities, music, festivities and, of course, steam engines.

All the stations will be open for this event and a busy timetable will be running. Why not travel up and down the line, hop on and off at any of the stations, and enjoy all the Bluebell Railway has to offer! Details on the guide.


Saturday 7th August in the day River Medway

Raystede are challenging you to kayak 29km for Raystede down the majestic River Medway. You will have plenty of time to complete this challenge, and Hatt Adventures have said that most people will finish the kayak between 5-8 hours! Details on the Guide.


Saturday 7th August 10am – 12 The Source Civic Approach

Uckfield Fairtrade Pop Up Shop is back for August with loads of Fairtrade products


Sunday 8th August @3.30pm

RICHARD HILLS FRCO organist – at the East Sussex National, Presents RICHARD HILLS FRCO, Enjoy an afternoon with one of the world’s most Highly renowned theatre organists, A globetrotting performer and star of his own Royal Albert Hall Proms Concert. Tickets are a tenner and details how to get them are on the guide.


Saturday 14th August 730pm Civic Centre

Martin Hopgood returns to the Civic Centre for another evening of Mediumship, see the events guide for full details.


Sunday August 15th all day

Ride out for Raystede raising money for this important charity – You can ride in any location for any distance on a date of your choice. Adults pay £10 and children pay £5 to register. We also ask that adults try to raise £50 and children try to reach a £25 target. Website: www.raystede.org/events/2020-ride-out-for-raystede


Saturday 21st August – All day in Salisbury

Will you take a leap for the rescue animals at Raystede and join our Summer skydive? This once in a lifetime experience will take part in Salisbury airfield on Saturday 21st August and you will free fall from 10,000 ft at a speed of 120 mph. You will be harnessed to a professional parachute instructor. Website: www.raystede.org/events/2021-summer-skydive


Saturday 21st August 11am – 7pm Weald On The Field

A great day out on Luxford Field for all the family. Including a great line up of local music. Alongside local crafts, street food and pop up bars. Uckfield FM will also be at the field.


Weekly reoccurring events


Framfield Bridge Club 915 – 1245 on a Tuesday

The club meet on Tuesday mornings for Duplicate Bridge at The Clubhouse of Buxted Park Sports Association – contact Alan for details contact email details on the events Guide


Uckfield Soul Survivors Choir Practice Mondays  6.30pm – 8pm

Want to join a new local Choir?? well Uckfield has one now – Choir Practice for this new group will be on Monday nights 630 – 8, STARTING MONDAY 19TH JULY you have to register online in advance and pay £5 on the door on a “pay as you sing” basis – details on the events Guide


Short Mat Bowls

Every Tuesday 1245pm – 315pm at Ridgewood Village Hall contact Colin for information on 018257 64069


TN22 and TN22 plus club Hadlow Down

The luncheon clubs run alternate Wednesdays, members enjoy personalised and group activities, music and song, and a freshly cooked 2-course meal all overseen by caring professional and volunteer staff. Transport may be available if required. See the Guide for timings and details.


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 Mens Shed

Now operating again every Monday and Thursday 10am – 4pm – see the Events Guide for details of how to get involved


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: https://www.uckfieldtheatreguild.co.uk/youth.php