After months in lockdown our shops are looking forward to welcoming back customers from Monday 12th April 2021.

The Mayor of Tunbridge Wells, Councillor Joy Podbury, is officially ‘reopening’ our Paddock Wood branch and Eastbourne and Lewes Councillor Alan Shuttleworth is ‘reopening’ our Hampden Park branch as the doors are opened to the public again on Monday. 

To celebrate reopening, staff at our five shops in Paddock Wood, Crowborough, Seaford, Hampden Park and Bexhill are giving away a free keyring and bookmark designed by the people we support to the first ten customers who make a purchase in each shop. The shops sell a wide range of items including clothing, toys and books and will be offering discounts on many items throughout April.

We'll be continuing to follow social distancing guidelines, in line with current government advice, in all our stores.

The COVID pandemic has had a devastating financial impact on Aspens, with our shops, café and many of our services having to close throughout the periods of lockdown over the past 12 months.  We hope that customers will be keen to return to the shops to stock up on items for the spring and summer and help raise much-needed funds.

Richard Anstead, Director of Business Income and Generation at Aspens said: “We’re so excited to be able to throw open our doors once again on the 12th April and welcome customers back. We have got a brilliant range of items at some fantastic prices on offer and all shops will have sales running throughout April. We can’t wait to see our customers again and if you’re quick you may be one of the lucky first ten to receive a free keyring and bookmark! Our shops are a hugely important source of income for our charity which provides support and care to some of our society’s most vulnerable people. We hope you can pop in, grab a bargain and support Aspens when we reopen!”