Summer Gathering 2014

Dear All,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there won't be a Summer Gathering this year.

Hope to see you next year.

kind regards

Claudia and Karina

Summer Gathering dry and a warm welcome!

This year's Summer Gathering was looked out for with much anticipation as the forecast was:
Yellow weather warning! whatever that means.

It scared off quite a few of the stall holders who did not turn up, but those who did had a good time. People were dressed as if it was November time, so although chilly, visitors received a warm welcome and some great Totally Locally food, goods and services from the stalls present.

We shall leave the details up for the coming year so that those who want to get in touch with the Totally Locally independent businesses can do so via this blogsite.

Hope you enjoy the browsing, do get in touch with the businesses as they are passionate about what they do and love to share it with you.


Totally Locally West Bridgford

This year's emphasis is on celebrating as many West Bridgford independent makers, bakers and suppliers as possible.

The reason: because it is great for our local economy! the more we use and support our local independent business the healthier our economy.

We will have a stall to explain more, for now have a look at our Totally Locally website
Karina Wells is the West Bridgford Coordinator and can be emailed  at

Winson Opticians

All-change at Winson Opticians
Winson Opticians, a long established Independent business in West Bridgford has changed hands.

We are the new owners and are committed to providing the very best in professional eye-care with a comprehensive range of products and services. Our objective is to offer a more tailored service approach to meet individual requirements rather than a one size fits all. Here are just some of the services we offer:

·         Comprehensive range of professional eye-care including full eye exams and retinal photography
·         Home visits for eye examinations as well as delivery and fitting of spectacles
·         Large range of children’s  spectacles including specialist paediatric and Down’s  syndrome frame requirements
·         Sports and outdoors activity eyewear plus specialised prescription sunglasses
·         Large range of frames for excellent quality at all price points
·         We are happy to visit and share our knowledge, advice and experience to community groups, schools and other organisations
·         AMD supplements such as the top selling  Macushield
·         Friendly, helpful and unhurried service
·         Free customer parking
·         All prescriptions welcome

Break the mould and find something different
Being independent means we aren’t constrained to only offer big-volume brands. For you that mean a wider choice in all product areas including innovative designs manufactured with top quality materials from  new and original fashion brands all exclusive to West Bridgford. We will take the time to discuss how different lens selections and frame styles will impact your vision and your look.

Please call in, say hello and take a look around, we think you will like what you see!

Winson Opticians, 2 Priory Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 5HU
   (Opposite M&S, just off the Avenue)
Call (0115) 9816932 for an appointment or contact us at:

Sparkle Parties -fairy tale, story telling and themed parties

I am a  small entertainment business,
CHARACTER PERFORMER and will  face paint/balloon model/glitter tattoo on the day
 I dress up as fairytale characters  and offer the face paints/balloons/glitter tattoos etc.

My website super sparkle parties-fairytale, storytelling and themed parties/events for children is being launched this weekend so it will be live then . I am also a Drama specialist, fully qualified, experience in performance and children's work, CRB checked and insured.

Monika Johnson
tel: 07763192262

The Health & Beauty People

We are a West Bridgford based business supplying health and beauty products from Forever, the world's largest grower of Aloe Vera.

We discovered Forever in 1994 and have gradually built up a group of wonderful regular customers who love the products as much as we do (and because they work). The range includes skincare, toiletries, a weight management programme and cosmetics all made with aloe vera.

Did you know you can drink aloe vera? Thousands of people drink this gel daily and have experienced relief from inflammatory conditions and digestive disorders. Others take it as a health tonic to boost the immune system and increase energy. Samples will be available at our stall.

Summer Gathering Special:

Free Aloe Lips with every purchase over £7!
Free prize draw - Win a Summer Skincare set - Sun cream, Gelly, Scrub and Self-tan (in case the sun is late again).

For further info contact
The Health & Beauty People

0115 878 0806
07595 675499

Thank you to Pete Ramskill for the design of our leaflet

I would like to thank local graphic designer Pete Ramskill who is based above the Co-op funeral parlour, entrance on Exchange Road who designed our flyer. Pete is a local designer with an impressive portfolio under his belt. His designs can be found in most of our homes as well as abroad. Curious? visit to find out more.

This, as well as last year, Pete donated his time to design The West Bridgford Summer Gathering's invitation, for which I am very grateful!

His studio is located on
18b Tudor Square,
West Bridgford
0115 9826100


Just Friends West Bridgford

We aim to provide local, unattached  people aged 55+ years young with an opportunity to enjoy various activities within a friendly group atmosphere.

Many people live alone for various reasons and it is not easy to meet new people when in the older age group.

There are so many interesting things to do in Nottingham but having no-one to share the experiences often means not doing anything at all.

Going to the theatre, cinema, concerts, a day trip, holidays at home and abroad, walks in our lovely countryside, table tennis, swimming, a day at the races, ice hockey, meals out are a thousand times more enjoyable with likeminded friends.

These are just a few of the activities planned for this group, hopefully new members will enrich this list with their own special interests.

So, why not ditch the pub, turn off the television for an evening, come and meet us and get yourself some new friends and an active social life. Getting out and about doing interesting things with unattached, friendly, cheerful people will enrich your life, and theirs.
 0115 8462225 

Deli-Cious Chocolate

Deli-Cious Chocolate

I have designed a new chocolate experience that has been protected (design/recipe) My chocolates have been crested to share an offer a generous amount of Flavour, texture, creativity and moreishness...
I offer the original Deli-Cious Chocolate range along with a bespoke service for all chocolate needs from personalised wedding and party favours to an individually created chocolate bar to suit your pallette .

 Lisa Davies
 Deli-Cious Chocolate 
unique handcrafted chocolate 
0115 840 7354

chocolatier with unique chocolates a totally original concept in chocolates                       

Minifolk Market

Minifolk Market is a local children's market, that runs seasonally. We offer a large selection of handmade, locally designed products for children and young people, recycled items and free crafts. Our next event is 8th June at WB Community Hall, but in the meantime we will be bringing a selection of our treasures along to the Summer Gathering - come and say hello! xx

Lings Lane Larder

One of my earliest memories is of helping my Grandma to preserve runner beans from her garden by salting them.  I've made jam since I was a teenager and I love, love, LOVE preserving and pickling. My ingredients come from The Fruit Basket in West Bridgford, from friends' and relatives' gardens as well as my own, from the Abundance scheme in Keyworth, from local hedgerows and from the medlar tree in the car park where I work!  The sugars and spices I use are all fairly traded and I take a responsible attitude to foraging by leaving plenty for wildlife. I'm a member of the Slow Food Movement.  Oh, and I sterilise and re-use jars as many times as possible to reduce the impact on the environment.       

Hilary Wellington 
 Lings Lane Larder 
 Home-made preserves and pickles  
The Rectory  
NG12 5FD           

Locally produced for you

"Based in West Bridgford Locally Produced for You was created to bring local businesses, customers and event planners together. It aims to help customers find out who is running a business on their doorstep that they otherwise might not know exists. It hopes that once people realise just how many creative and talented people there are running businesses from their homes or studios they will choose to buy local and not look further afield. Locally Produced for You also lists a calendar of events that take place locally and creative classes and workshops you can join

For more information contact
Kate Kumar   
0115 8781756    
NG2 5JJ    


Nordic Walking with Matt Tandy

Matt Tandy loves his Nordic Walking and organises regular classes in and around West Bridgford.
He will be doing short session during the Summer Gathering to give you a chance to give it a go.  It’s an ideal activity for people who haven’t exercised for a while or who dislike traditional sports or gym activities.
Because Nordic Walking doesn’t feel like hard work you’ll be happy to walk further and for longer.
Nordic Walking is a very accessible activity and something that can be shared by people of different fitness levels. Community groups find it a sociable way to keep fit. If you’d like to shed a few pounds, then Nordic Walking is an enjoyable way to do this. It’s great for fitness enthusiasts who like to try new things. Whatever your age from 8 to 80+, you’ll probably enjoy discovering the benefits of Nordic Walking that improve your quality of life

We meet at 6 pm on Tuesday Evenings and sessions last for an hour.
The meeting place as of 16th April will now be the Poppy & Pint Pub,
The cost is £6 and I provide the Nordic Walking Poles (unless walkers have purchased their own).

For new starters I require them to contact me in advance and I will do a forty five minute one to one teaching session with them this will cost £5
Within this I will teach correct Nordic Walking technique. History, evolution and benefits of Nordic Walking both physical and mental.
If people wish to proceed and take up Nordic Walking classes I offer a new starters package which is £30 for five lessons the sixth is free if they wish to continue within my classes.
After that lessons are on a pay as you go basis.

Le pain a la main- local artisan bread

Le Pain a la main

 "Le pain à la main is a new bakery producing artisan breads and pâtisseries from scratch using authentic ingredients.
Last year Jelena and husband Julian launched their new business Le Pain a la Main.
They now supply freshly baked artisan bread to the Tall Frog delicatessen, C. Brumpton the Butcher and No.8 delicatessen.

Le Pain a la Main will have a stall at the Summer Gathering why not come and try this delicious artisan hand made bread and patisserie.
The beautiful fruit tarlets are delivered to Taste on Clumber road every Friday, so hurry before they are all gone.    Tel: 0115 9818707

We support the Totally Locally campaign, which encourages more people to use their local shops. We already supply other West Bridgford companies who are part of Totally Locally and sell directly to the public at the monthly Totally Locally Melton Road Market."   

The Health Store

This year The Health Store of Central Avenue will join us at the Summer Gathering and will be selling nuts, dried fruits and seeds.

For a full selection of health food go and visit their shop
the Health Store is part of the Fiver fest. Their offer is:
Quest Super One-a-day Multi nutritional product. Usual RRP- £7.91 (1 months' supply). Festival price- £5.00 (save just under £3!)

21-23 Central Avenue
West Bridgford
0115 9814080

Nordic Walking - give it a go!

Friday 17th  May the day before the Summer gatherng

Friday 17th May. (The day before the Summer Gathering)

Join in the Nordic walking taster session taking place at Taste café in West Bridgford. 
Meet the instructor Catherine Hughes outside Taste on Clumber Road at 12:30pm; 
 she’ll provide the poles, so you just need to be dressed for a walk. 
They will finish back at the café at 1:45pm. 

As part of the Fiver Fest taste will be providing:
a £5 lunch deal of bread, soup and regular cup of tea or 
a sandwich and side salad and a regular cup of tea.

Booking is essential – please email or call Catherine on or 07940 575758. 
What is Nordic Walking? It’s a full body workout that can be done by anyone from elderly relative to elite sports person – if you can walk you can Nordic walk. During the taster session you’ll have a gentle introduction to learning the special technique, which results in at least 20% higher calorie burn compared with ordinary walking. It’s a fun workout that can be done in town or country. Catherine discovered Nordic Walking during a sabbatical. She changed career 7 years ago, leaving the pharmaceutical industry to move to prescribing Exercise as a Medicine. Exercise has so many benefits for a wide range of physical and mental health conditions, without side effects that drugs often have. Catherine is a qualified Personal Trainer, National Nordic Walking instructor and also holds the GP referral qualification.


Childrenwear from 0 to 15yrs
103 Melton Rd
West Bridgford
Tel: 0115 9455 119

Totally Locally App for the Fiver Fest

Local resident Matt Woodfield, contacted us out of the blue to say that he like Totally Locally that much that he wanted to help us set up Apps, facebook and Twitter pages.

He did this all in time for the Fiver Fest and even managed to get all these amazing companies with their offers on the map.

Click here for the map

Tots at the Top

Anne And Jane run Mother and Toddler Arts and Crafts sessions throughout the week  for 2 - 5 yr olds. Each week we have a theme , Rainbows, Birds, Seaside,Shapes, Caterpillars and Butterflies - to name a few. we sit in a circle and chat about the theme first, then divide into smaller groups and do 3 activities related to the theme ( at least 2 of which the children take home ).

Then we have a story and songs related to the theme and at the end , the children have a sticker on their reward chart ( when they have 10, they choose a book which they can read at bedtime with mummy or daddy). We have lots of fun with glue,paint and glitter and the mess stays with us ! we follow the national curriculum and hope that as the children come to our sessions with mummy, daddy or granny - they grow in confidence and therefore will find the transition into school easy.

Our' Tots' sessions on Wed 1.30 - 2.30 at Rushclife leisure centre and Fri 9.30 - 10.30 and 11 - 12am at The Scout Hut on Alford Rd , Edwalton.
We would like to do a ' Hands on ' activity for the children to take away with them 


Any questions, please phone Jane on 07773247628

Harringtons Handmade Fudge

Harringtons Handmade Fudge made from locally sourced ingredients.  

I make really lovely handmade fudge which is created in my home using my own recipes. I love making fudge, it reminds me of being on holiday and having a really special treat. I use really good quality ingredients and source many of them from the local suppliers in West Bridgford. I support Totally Locally and attend the monthly Melton Road market on the 1st of every Month.

Hayley Brentnall 
Mob 07908805003   

No. 8 Delicatessen and the Fruit Basket

No.8 Delicatessen:-The local Delicatessen that's been a Bridgford haunt for close on 10 years.

We serve farmhouse and continental cheeses, cured and cooked meats, a range of olives and dips as well as wines for everyday drinking and special occasions. Whilst choosing your Deli produce, why not have a cup of freshly ground coffee roasted locally to our own receipe and sample a cake thats been baked on the premises.

8 Gordon Road
West Bridgford
0115 982 0838

Helen Domleo Jewellery - Organically inspired contemporary jewellery, inspired by nature, made to last....

I am a South African jeweller living a predominantly outdoor life in Nottinghamshire. Inspiration for my jewellery comes from pods, leaves and other natural objects around me, from my earlier work in the African bush, and travels around South East Asia.

I form and shape each piece, patterning the surfaces using hammers and other tools. Patterns can be imprinted, using a rolling mill, with a selection of fabrics, leaves or other fibres, or by hammering and stamping, to create rich textures. I add colour by using copper, brass and beads from natural materials or glass.

If you would like any more information please contact her at or
on 0115 939 9644

Visit my website for more information

the Nottinghamshire Bee Keepers Association

"The Nottinghamshire Bee Keepers Association (NBKA) is an affiliate to British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) which was established in 1874.With a lively, and ever growing membership, NBKA combines practical and educational bee keeping support with a social and inclusive programme of events and meetings.
A combination of a good education and practical experience results in confident bee keepers and happy healthy bees. We LOVE to talk to the public about what we do and how we do it, so please come and see us, and ask whatever questions you may have about bees.

0115 9856878  
18 Grange road  

Rotaire Dryline

Wind power without the turbine.
Solar power without the panels.

The first and only product to solve the problem of rain on washing day, saving time and worry, freeing you from the weather. Above all it saves money by not using energy to dry your clothes. Quite simply, it is a cover that attaches to a rotary line - then it lives on the line and protects your laundry from rain, birds and more.
If you saw someone using an umbrella without a cover you'd think them crazy! Why do we do the same to our laundry?

We will be at the West Bridgford Summer Gathering. Why Wait?Join our thousands of satisfied customers. Spring is around the corner so there is no reason to delay drying your laundry outside, where it should be!

Order your Dryline - BUY NOW!
We hate uncertainty - will it rain today?
Should I hang out the washing?
Will it be dry when I get back home?
Just hang it under the Dryline and forget the problems!
  • -No more worries about rain
  • -Saves money (over £100 p.a. typical)
  • -Saves energy (over 1000Kwh pa typical)
  • -Fits all known rotary washing lines
  • -Fit once; folds up and down with airer
  • -Saves bird mess on clothes  (for us beekeepers, and bee mess!)
  • -Prevents Ultra Violet bleaching
  • -The first effective laundry cover in the entire world!
We also sell airers with matching Drylines to take the hassle out of measuring the airer - see top of page. Watch our videos -
informative and fun!
Green your washday-
Good for the planet as well as your purse.
What's the weather like today?-
Check the forecast for your postcode - to see how your washing will dry.

Power saved by the combined efforts of Rotaire users in 2012 by not using the electric tumble dryer is calculated at

3,990,400kwh = 1,715.872tonnes


malcolm victory    

1`% Studio    

Rotaire Dryline, laundry drying    

01684 575156   

Gluten Free Food Nottingham



Hello and welcome to Gluten Free Food Nottingham
I'm Sam and I provide a range of gluten free and allergy free food in the Nottingham Area.  The business aims to supply food that is not only Gluten Free but appeals to everyone through it's quality and taste.

All the food produced is Gluten and Wheat Free.  I love to cook and having discovered I was coeliac in Summer 2011 I have adapted my skills to develop Gluten Free Food.

I set up Gluten Free Food Nottingham in August 2012 and I do everything from the cooking and product development to taking the majority of the photos and of course all the admin and other such things.  I also built this site and maintain it, but with so many things to do and my main passion being cooking I don't always get the time to update this site as much as I would like.  If you want to keep up with what I am up to and see lot's of lovely foodie pictures then please check out my Facebook Page:

I am constantly working on new recipes and ideas.  I am currently in the midst of developing wonderful bread that you wouldn't even know was Gluten Free.

As well as the breads I also supply the following option that you can see below.

Please take a look around the site and if you like what you see please get in touch. I cater to both the trade and public.

Event Catering
Catering for events ranging from businesses seminars and weddings to birthday parties.  I can cater for your entire party or for individual guests that have individual dietry requirements making savoury platters and sandwiches. All of which are gluten and wheat free.  They can also be dairy free, nut free, soya free etc.  Please get in touch or fill in the online query form.

Home Cooked Meals
I deliver home cooked food direct to your door.  I provide a range of main dishes which are cooked with fresh healthy ingredients.  All meals are Gluten Free and I can cater for other allergies and intolerances too.
F12. Chicken Fillet with Lemon Breadcrumb Crust with roast peppers wedges and onions

Celebration Cakes
I love baking and make a wide range of cakes for parties and celebrations, all full of flavour and as always I can cater for specialist allergies
F10. Chocolate cake with cream  berries. GF   

Cakes, sweet and savoury treats. 
I make a range of cakes, cookies and nibbles for you to enjoy.
F11. Maple Syrup Cookies. Gluten Dairy  Egg Free

Everything that I make is Gluten Free and Wheat Free and you can eat them safe in the knowledge that they have been made in a Gluten Free kitchen.  I am coeliac so fully understand how important it is because it's important to me.

I can also make foods that are free from any other allergen including
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free
  • Soya Free
  • Sulphite Free
  • Fish Free

I can also cater for Vegans, Vegetarian and No Carbohydrate diets.

I look forward to providing you all with some lovely food.

Contact Us:
Mobile: 07956 076 993


Honest Inks

My name is Suzanne Reeveley and I have been local to west Bridgford for many years but, I have also lived in France during my teenage years and, Spain before coming back to West bridgford. Living abroad served me well as I am fluent in both languages, which gave me the opportunity to work for a large company selling inks abroad. Having worked for a large company I realised that there was very little after service and customer care, one of the reasons for setting up my own company.
I pride myself on the customer care and after service my company provides and feel this service is unrivalled.
We are trying to encourage local recycling and any empty ink & toner cartridges you may have can be donated to Honest-Inks, any money raised from the sale of these empties will be reinvested into our local community.                                                                                                                                                                          
We believe in helping the UK economy, this means self-guarding future UK employment and investing money back into local businesses. We aim to achieve this by only allowing one trusted local UK manufacturer to recycle the empty ink & toner cartridges we collect.  
A customer called me saying the toner cartridges they used were £64.50 each, we spent a few minutes discussing her business and what she used her printer for, as it was mainly for printing black & white documents to keep on file. I recommended a cheaper alternative for her and she now pays £28.50 for her reliable toner cartridges a saving of over 50%.

Suzanne Reeveley
Honest Inks Ltd
Sales Executive
Tel: 01158 375 127
Honest Inks Ltd

Stitched by Oonagh

Need a dress altering or trousers taking up? Lost weight and none of your clothes fit? I have professional experience in repairs and alterations, but can also make one-off garments for events like proms. If you're interested in vintage patterns, you might find one in my collection which can be adapted to your size.

I'll make sure you get the fit you want, or tell you if it's not going to work.  Recent projects have included 5 vintage style dresses for the Bella Diva operatic group from Radcliffe, and alterations to a wedding dress, tailored jacket, and many trousers and sleeves shortened.

I have a degree in textiles and studied textile technology, but have been sewing all my life, using patterns or copying favourite items.  I've always loved colour, pattern, and fabrics, so have suitcases of favourite lengths of fabric. I love to reuse and restyle existing clothes, and the charity shops in West Bridgford are a great source.

If you'd like to contact me to make an appointment, I'm on: 07913 401580; 0115 8780470; or email