Community guide – on air

General

Current restrictions

  • All shops can reopen
  • Hairdressers, beauty salons and other close-contact services can open
  • Restaurants and pubs are allowed to serve food and alcohol to customers sitting outdoors
  • Gyms, spas, zoos, theme parks, libraries and community centres can all open
  • Members of the same household can take a holiday in England in self-contained accommodation
  • Up to 15 people can attend weddings and 30 can attend funerals
  • Children can attend any indoor children’s activity
  • Care home visitors will increase to two per resident
  • Driving lessons can resume, with tests restarting on 22 April.

Uckfield FM to take part in Mental Health Minute

We are proud to be supporting Mental Health Minute at 10.59am on Friday 14th May, joining forces with other radio stations round the county to support Mental Health Awareness. See the guide for the full story and keep an eye on the socials and website for more information over the coming days.


Chailey Repair Café are delighted to announce that they will be reopening in June.

This first face to face Repair Café of 2021 will be for “drop off” repairs only. Taking place Saturday 12th June 10am – 1pm. You’ll be able to talk through the problem with one of the team and if they think they can fix it they will take the repair away and let you know when it’s ready for collection from the volunteer’s home. Details of how and full story on the Guide.


IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM UCKFIELD FESTIVAL 2021 ORGANISERS

The email address for contacting the Uckfield Festival does not work. We are working on this to get it resolved.
Any enquiry for the Big Day event on Saturday 10th July please send to semis@btinternet.com or for the Classic Car event on Sunday 11th July please send to mikeskinner@hotmail.co.uk
We apologise for the inconvenience.

Lions car boot sale is back in June

Event takes place on June 6th @Luxford Field starts at 9am – details on the guide – Free entry to public & Price for Sellers is £10 per pitch on the day, £8 if booked in advance by Friday, 4th. June


Queens Commonwealth Tree to be re-planted in May

The tree has been nurtured by Spike Mayhew Mayor since 2018, and will be re-planted in May see the guide for the story


Kings Church toddler groups set to re-open from May

The Kings Church Uckfield have announced from May that toddler groups will resume – all COVID safe, places MUST be PRE-BOOKED see the guide for full details


 

New scam warning for local businesses

Businesses are being warned about an official looking letter telling them they legally need to purchase air purifiers under covid restrictions. This is not true. Businesses that receive such letters should report it to Action Fraud UK


Daytime train service to increase

Daytime train services on the Uckfield Line will increase back to an hourly service when Southern Railway implement their new timetable on 16th May.


Volunteer for the Great British Spring Clean

Wealden District Council are once again supporting this national campaign to clear our outdoor spaces of litter. You can help during the event from 28 May until 13 June – sign up with the council to be provided with litter picking equipment and a collection service for the litter you collect.


 

Ridgewood Village Hall looking for your help

The hall would like to start the Baby & Toddler Group back up in May, but need volunteers to help with a verity of Tasks, full story on the guide


Ongoing roadworks in Uckfield

  • Continuing speed restrictions and traffic control on the A22 Uckfield By-Pass
  • Traffic Lights in New Town ongoing

Nutley Village Fete 2021 is on

The Fete is back SATURDAY, 26 JUNE 2021 from 1pm – see the events guide for full details of how to take part


The South Of England Show is back for 2021

It’s been a long-awaited date in the social calendar during the pandemic, but the South of England Agricultural Society is delighted to announce that the South of England Show will go ahead this year.

The show is held at the iconic South of England Showground in Ardingly, West Sussex, which has been deemed a ‘Good to Go’ venue by Visit England. For the first time in its 54-year history, the event will run over a three-day ‘long weekend’ – Friday 11th to Sunday 13th June 2021 – to accommodate ticket demand from its growing, family-based audience.

The full story is on the guide.


 

What's on

Upcoming events

 


Thursday 20 May – 7.30pm

Piano Duo – Julian Jacobson and Mariko Brown
At St Margaret’s Church in Buxted. They’ll be playing music by Mozart, Ravel, Debussy and Gershwin. Presented by Uckfield Music Club, tickets must be booked in advance. £15 per show or £30 for all 3 of Uckfield Music Club’s summer concerts

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