Furniture Now! has opened a brand new store in Hailsham high street.

Mayor of Hailsham, Councillor Paul Holbrook and Wealden MP, Nus Ghani cut the ribbon to officially open the doors.

They were joined by the CEO, staff, volunteers and trustees from Now!,a community-led organisation who aim to reduce waste and carbon footprint by following their ethos of reuse, recycle and repair.

The annual profits that are generated by the Furniture Now! retail sites are redistributed back into local community projects such as the newly launched Sustainable Communities Fund ran by Now!

The new furniture store, located at 9 High Street (directly opposite the Post Office), is just a 5-minute walk from their former Hailsham store in North Street.

The new high street store is considerably larger than their former premises, which means they’re able to stock a much wider variety of high-quality, low-cost new and secondhand furniture and electrical appliances. Items available include sofas, beds, mattresses, washing machines, fridges, microwaves, dining tables and chairs plus many more items.

The new store not only comes with a beneficial size over two floors but also with history, as the premises has listed building status as well as previously being visited by royalty. For Furniture Now! it has been great to be able to breathe new life into a historical building as well as honour the original roots of what the building was when it originally opened as a furniture and antique store called, Kerridges.

Throughout the renovation project, they only used local suppliers, right from the building works to the balloons for the grand opening.

Furniture Now! is open 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, 9am – 4.30pm (3.30pm on Saturdays), with stores in Hailsham, Lewes (Unit 1, Phoenix Works) and Eastbourne (3A Courtlands Road). If you have unwanted furniture and electricals, book a free household collection on their website https://www.furniturenow.org.uk.