Donation to Encompass Care

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Encompass Care, to support their Healthy Eating and Easy Preparation of Meals workshop.

Irna Mortlock said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. Encompass Care offers social activities for disabled and sensory impaired people in a safe and friendly environment. The donation will be spent assisting our clients to be more independent and to be able to access local Supermarkets for food shopping which will enable them to interact with other people and gain confidence in shopping, preparing simple recipes in their homes. We will be running heathy eating and simple cookery workshops at Tilling Green Community Centre every Thursday and Friday.  Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Pictured Irna Mortlock, clients from Encompass Care and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s.

Donation to St. Peter’s Church, Newenden

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to St. Peter’s Church, Newenden, to support the repair of their church roof.

Reverend Chris Hodgkins said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. We are holding a Flower Festival at St Peter’s Church on 28th – 30th June to coincide with St Peter’s Day with the purpose of of raising funds for the much-needed repair of our ancient church roof, so thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”

Pictured Reverend Chris Hodgkins and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s.

Donation to Battle & Langton C.E Primary School – The Pod

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Battle & Langton C.E Primary School to help provide snacks for their nurture unit, The Pod.

Natasha Worsley said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. As part of our group we provide children with breakfast, snacks and lunches. We have noticed the difference in the way children behave and learn if they have had a good breakfast and aren’t hungry. We also provide the children with a lot of cooking experiences. Currently we are trying to teach the children to be mindful of food waste, the importance of using everything and recycling so this donation will make a real difference.”

Pictured ambassadors from the Battle & Langton School POD & Battle Local store manager Lorraine

Donation to Carillon Cottage – Wadhurst Open Gardens

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Carillon Cottage, for their annual fundraising event ‘Wadhurst Open Gardens’.

Wadhurst Open Gardens is an annual fundraising event which gives the opportunity to reach out to the whole community by providing a very enjoyable afternoon involving the whole village. From small beginnings the event has grown and now attracts visitors from near and far. This event for the village is their main fundraiser and helps support all the local services they provide for the local community including a volunteer driving scheme to take people to local and hospital appointments.

Pictured Michael Hardcastle from Carillon Cottage and Nigel Carter from Jempson’s

Donation to Wadhurst Polyphony

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Wadhurst Polyphony, supporting music students in helping to further their careers.

Peter Ward said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. This donation will be used to promote active singing for old and young within the community of Wadhurst and provide first rate concerts featuring young, gifted artists, instrumentalists and soloists. The choir also raises money for Hospice in the Weald.’

Pictured Peter Ward from Wadhurst Polyphony and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s

Donation to Beckley Village Hall

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Beckley Village Hall Trust, for the renovation of the village hall kitchen.

Ann Jones said, ‘We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. This donation will be used to purchase kitchen cupboards and a new cooker for the village hall. The kitchen area was last renovated in the 1990s and the cooker was second hand so it is now in urgent need of replacement. The clubs and societies especially Beckley Pre-School, need their own storage space so this will make a real difference to the village.’

Pictured Ann Jones from Beckley Village Hall Trust and Dominic Plomer-Roberts from Jempson’s


Finalist – The Grocer Gold Awards 2019

The Grocer Gold Awards celebrate and recognise the very best standards in grocery retail & rewards only the highest levels of service, initiative and commitment in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods sector.

A big thank you to all our suppliers and customers for their support!

Alfred’s 40th year at Jempson’s is a ‘Cut Above the Rest’

Alfred has celebrated his 40th anniversary for working at the family owned Jempson’s superstore recently.

Alfred commenced working for Jempson’s in 1979 for Harold Jempson & Michael Bailey and remembers every day at 9.30am the bell rang once, signalling all men to go for their morning coffee break and again at 10am for ladies! He also remembers the bread strike in 1978, when Jemspon’s bakers were working all day and night making thousands of loaves of bread a week, never turning a customer away! Stephen and Andrew Jempson used to take Alfred to the markets in Paris sourcing fresh produce and delicious cheeses for the Deli, Stephen recalls, “that was when he finally got a passport!”

Alfred, speaking of his career to date says ‘It is incredible seeing how the business has grown over the years. Harold always maintained he would never open another store and just look at what Jempson’s has achieved, I have thoroughly enjoyed every year with Jempson’s, we have some wonderful customers and a fabulous team’.

Stephen Jempson said ‘Alfred has become the embodiment of what Jempson’s stands for, always offering a first class service with the very best product knowledge’ he continued ‘Alfred has an invaluable passion to his work and along with his commitment has proved to be a very valuable asset to the company he is a true Jempson’s ‘Local Hero’.

Mini Garden Centre

At our Mini Garden Centre, plants are grown exclusively for us by Local Hero, Cade Street Nursery.

We have a fantastic selection of Bedding plants, Perennials, Herbs, Veg. plants and Climbers available to make your garden look amazing.

As always our great value remains unchanged, so come on over and grab some of our best looking bargains.

Our Terrific ‘Local Heroes’

We really pride ourselves on sourcing local produce and supporting local suppliers – we’ve been doing it since 1935!

In recent years we’ve been selling more than £4,000,000 worth of local produce annually. That’s a whole lot of money that stays right here in our local economy.

So come and take a look at the fabulous products in our stores and cafés form our terrific ‘Local Heroes’.

Sussex Afternoon Tea for Two

Have a long afternoon chat over three tiers of local products with our deliciously decadent Sussex Afternoon Tea for Two.

Home made sandwiches, large fruit scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam, mini chocolate éclairs, slices of our ‘Gateaux of the Month’ and delicious macarons all served with a pot of tea for two!

Served in our Peasmarsh restaurant, Rye, Hastings and Bexhill Cafes 12pm – 4pm Monday to Saturday.

Most Competitive Fuel for Miles Around**

Our Award Winning petrol filling station and Jempson’s Express convenience store offers customers the MOST COMPETITIVE FUEL FOR MILES AROUND** as well as the benefit of an array of products and services outside of the main Superstore opening hours, which include;

*Groceries *Sandwiches, Snacks & Cold Drinks *Chilled Beers, Wines & Spirits * Newspapers & Magazines *Toiletries *Car Care & Motoring Accessories *Cigarettes & Tobacco *Freshly Brewed Coffee *PayPoint *Collect+ *MyHermes Parcel Services * Photocopying *Car Wash & Vacuum *Jet Wash *Air-line *Maps & Guides *Compost *Coal *Logs & kindling wood.

Attended service is available if needed.

Open from 6am – 10pm Mon – Sat.

**Based on an average price in 2018