Koala Clothing - a truly local producer

Some great news that Koala clothing, will be at the Melton Road Christmas market on Sunday 8th December.
They produce and print T shirts  and they are based across the street!
For more information contact

Jordan Weaver
3 Haddon Road
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 6EQ
Mobile: 07730872949
 
Email: koalaclothing@live.com
Website: www.koalaclothing.bigcartel.com (our website is in progress and isn't fully completed yet, but will be up and running soon)



Stalls at the Melton Road Christmas market

In addition to the shops that are open on the day you can find:

Herbalist Katherine Bellchambers- Wilson will bring her syrups, herbal teas, vinegars, sauces and chutneys

Sam Burke of Gluten Free Nottingham - Gluten free food and cakes

Harrington Fudge will be selling their delicious Fudge

Hand made chocolates  by Deli-cious can be bought from Heidi's

Local Honey  from Clumber Road Stores

Hand made soaps by Linda Sharples

Scarves made by Dee

Vale cycles - cycling accessories

200 degree coffee

EvoEnergy - solar power information and sponsor of the Christmas lights

Cath Mears Glass

Taste Chutneys

Treats beauty treatments

Living HQ - the Christmas Viewing box

Clumber Road Off licence - Magpie beer  gift boxes

Canterbury's - Pizza's

Honest Inks

Locally produced meat from Brumptons the Butchers



Raffle draw is at 4pm
after that the Christmas lights proceedings begin.

Soothe Therapies - Passionate about you & your skin

Luxurious therapies for the discerning woman that will leave you looking wonderfully rejuvenated and feeling incredibly relaxed.
‘Passionate about you & and your skin’

103 Melton Road
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 6ET



View our beautiful treatment menu at www.soothe-therapies.com
Keep up to date with us here www.facebook.com/SootheFLM
Tweet us at soothe_therapies





Local honey from The Tall Frog and Clumber Road stores

The bees have been busy and this year's honey is now in our shops


Clumber Road Stores stocks honey from bees kept within a mile from the shop (and the beekeeper lives around the corner!) The Tall Frog stocks local honey too, so if there has been a run on the golden liquid, you will no doubt find it in either of the shops.

isobel and henry west bridgford



Isobel&henry
Clothes for growing up in
103 Melton Road
west bridgford
tel: 0115 945 5119
email: linsey@isobelandhenry.co.uk

Lynsey of Isobel&henry is planning a 'Totally Locally' themed window display to run throughout October. The Window will feature some of the fantastic children's products that are locally produced including artwork by Little Duck Creations, baby shoes by Pre Shoes and an innovative new range of 'stay up' socks by Tollerton based Little Gripper. Isobel&henry will also be joining in with the party celebrations by opening their doors on Sunday 6th October for the birthday party itself and promise a few extra birthday treats for their customers!

New local supplier at Real Hairdressers


Local photographer Joyce Mann after having recently retired, wants to put her vast number of photos to good use, benefiting the Friary on Musters Road at the same time.

she has produced a wide range of handmade cards to sell at a bargain price of £1-50 with all profits going to the Friary.

She is also able to produce enlargements and mount or frame pictures which make great presents and can be ordered at the stall or on line.
Please contact: friarycards@virginmedia.com

Clumber Road Abundance project


The Abundance season is about to start again.
Clumber Road Stores on Clumber Road is now starting to get the new season herbs and vegetables from local gardens.

Today the first herbs: chives, mint, sage, and marjoram arrived.
Also: Rhurbarb and Spinach beet.

The food in the Abundance section is free, but if you are happy to leave a donation towards seeds and equipment, that would be very much appreciated.

Yesterday a made a simple but delicious soup with the spinach beet.
Handful of leaves (wash and take out the middle stalk), fry one onion and a garlic clove, add the leaves and a peeled potato. Then I added 1 pt of vegetable stock, brought to the boil and then simmered for 20 minutes. Added some milk and liquidized it. At the end I added some pieces of blue cheese (that I had left over in the fridge) Delicious!

For more information about Abundance   contact: floramuir@mail.com

Next Melton Road market is on Saturday 7th September

If you are a supplier to any of the local independent businesses on Melton rd and would like to have a stall on the market, that is no problem.  What to do?

Contact your supplier and ask if you can have a stall on the first Saturday of the Month from 10-2pm
The more the merrier as this is a start up local market, please tell you contacts and come and enjoy and explore the Melton road shops and see familiar faces.

Hopefully see you then

The Melton Road team

Plant stalls with both herbaceous as well as vegetable plants and preserves and pickles

Local residents Flora and Martha have been busy potting up a selection of some wonderful herbaceous plants.

To help grow a variety of vegetable plants from seed as well as plug plants - the abundance project will be having a stall to get those keen on growing their own, on the way.

Square foot gardens can be ordered  on the day as well as the sale of  strawberry jam, marmalade, and chutneys made by the chefs at taste.

Next Market Saturday 4th May

This month we have our loyal stall holders as well as some guests:

taste, canterbury's, trio juice bar will be available for refreshments and food whilst
Dapper Dan and the Chili dogs and Juliette and Janet will be providing the music on the day.
Beat Feet will be available to do some drumming with the little ones whilst Roots products (Young Enterprise scheme) will be selling seeds for the young ones to grow.

Come and visit Paolo's 'new' shop; it has been all change down there.

There will be some gardening related stalls as well as some vintage ones after last month's success
 A plant stall - mainly vegetable and fruit plants  as well as the BIG project (instant gardening) so for those who would like to see how to grow a lot in a 4ft x 4ft garden come and have a chat,

Will be making strawberry jam again, so for those of you who told me that you liked the previous low sugar batch and have finished it, come for a new supply.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday 4th May

regards

The Melton Road Shop owners.


Melton Road Vintage Event 6th April 10-2pm


With yet another charity shop opening on Central Avenue, it makes you realise that unless you want to be in Charity Shop heaven, Melton Road  has now got more and better variety of independent quality businesses on offer than any where in West Bridgford.

Once a month they organise something special to show case what they do best. 
This Saturday there will be a Vintage Themed market, 

with music (11am Bevox Choir and 1pm Community Choir)  in front of Head 2 Toe
 and a Lindy Hop dance demonstration at 12 noon by Revival Dance in front of Isobel and Henry.
Hair Matters will be doing vintage hairdressing,
 I will dress up as a landgirl, promoting the BIG project (Bridgford Instand Gardening project) and besides, vintage jewellery, cars (yes there will even be a VW Campervan for sale!) antiques, greeting cards, clothing, and entertainment there also will be lovely fudge for Harrington's fudge, Totally Locally Inks by Honest Inks, bird feeders, pet runs and hutches by Arks and Crafts, Skin Care advise by Corina Lucian to name but a few. The shops will provide as usual their high quality and delicious goods.

Looking forward to seeing you there

Next 'Market' is on Saturday 2nd March

The shops on Melton Road and getting into gear again after their winter hiberation.
On the first Saturday of every month from March until October they will be showing the good people from West Bridgford all the lovely stuff they provide.

There will also be some other locals who are just there for the day.

This time you can expect:

Music by local artist: James Mather-Cradddock (guitar) at around 10.30am

Corina Lucian; a skin care specialist, who also happens to be a fantastic knitter.

Roots Products: The young enterprise scheme by the six formers of Bridgford School. They will be selling seeds and growing kits for young children.

Steve Maddock will be there with is locally made bird feeders and
Karina Wells will be demonstrating and taking orders for the BIG project (Bridgford Instant Gardening) square foot gardens made by local manufacturer Pet Arkz, (demonstration bed is also in the back garden at Taste on Clumber Road)

Harlington Fudge will be there with their home made fudge

Honest Ink run by Susanne - a local ink cartridge provider can be found in front of Isobel and Henry.

Heidi's, Canterbury's, Trio Juice Bar and Taste  are expecting to have their own stalls on the day.
Don't forget though that all shops from Brumpton down to Isobel and Henry on the one side of the road, to In Toto, Signature, the Spar and Real are open too.

Come and have a stroll to the Melton Road and explore the wonderful stuff that they have on offer.
Enjoy!

Local Musician James Mather-craddock will be at the first market of 2013

Before James is off on his travels around the world, he is paying the Melton Road 'market' a visit round 10:15.
 
James writes his own songs and has been  inspired by groups such as Mumford and Sons,  Counting crows and Josh ritter. He really enjoys playing the guitar and look forward to playing at the Market.
 
 
  
 

Festivals planned for 2013

A quick preview of what is in store for the Melton Road 'Markets' in 2013



2 March: Spring fair
6 April: Vintage Market;
4 May: Gardening and the outdoors
1June: Little folk  ; fun filled morning for the younger ones
6 July: Teenage market (organised by and for teenagers)
3 August: International event- no need to go far for an international taste.
7 Sept: Energy  event
5 Oct: Harvest Festival


Although these events are strictly speaking no markets as the resident shops, will put out their gazebo's and invite their suppliers or in some cases decide to display their ware on their forcourts as well as in their shops.

There will be music and entertainment from local people to make this monthly event fun and useful.

Christmas on the Melton Road

On Saturday 15th December, local residents Jo Bennett, Tracey Slater and Louise Bullimore organised the Melton Road Christmas market.

The promise of live music, lovely food and gifts in addition to dry and not too cold weather got the good people of West Bridgford en masse.  They were introduced to some of the new shops like Heidi's home furnishings, Trio Juice bar and stalls that would not  normallly be on the Melton Road markets. (Having said that, they were so popular that they may be back in the new year)

On that day, 12 shop keepers launched their Calendar: Faces of the Melton Road, not only with some lovely pictures but also dates of events that will be happening in 2013.
This limited edition of calendars can be bought from

Taste
Living HQ
Heidi's
Scotts Newsagent
Trio Juice bar
The Tall Frog
Canterbury's
Paolo's Seafood
John the Barber

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year


Melton Road wall calendar in the making

Over the last few weeks we have been busy getting together pictures of 'the faces of Melton Road'.
We are making a calendar to raise funds for future events and activities in our road and hope you enjoy having a calendar on your walls with dates of local events and friendly and known faces of those businesses that make this road unique.

This is a limited edition and will be sold at £8  from any of the shops below.
If however you would like to reserve them and make sure you have one for Christmas, you can email us at info@meltonrdshops.co.uk
We hope to have them ready for the Christmas market on the 15th December or else very soon after that.

Heidi's,
Trio Juice bar,
Scotts the News Agents, 
Paolo's
Canterbury's
Style lounge
Rex Gooding
Spar Shop
C. Brumpton the butcher
J & J Barbers
Taste
Living HQ

Melton Road Christmas Market in its third year

The popular Melton Road Christmas Market is taking place this year on Saturday 15th December from 10am.
All along the row of shops on Melton Road, there will be an array of festive activities, produce and gifts, as local businesses work together to create a community spirit.
Richard Naylor, from the Tall Frog Delicatessen and one of the organisers of the Market said, “We really enjoy getting together to put on this Christmas event and it gets better and better each year.”
Mulled wine and mince pies, Christmas Crafts and Carol singing, and Jolly Elves handing out balloons for the children are just some of the fun activities planned for this year’s market. You may even see Father Christmas serving behind one or two of the counters.
In its third year, this is a great event for all the family. With activities running from 10am – 2pm, be sure to pop along to see what’s going on.
For more information contact Jo Bennett at thebennetts2011@gmail.com


Some friendly faces on the Melton Road

Nicola Harris, a 3rd year Journalism student at Nottingham Trent University, shadowed Totally Locally West Bridgford for a year and has just handed in her last year project. So nice to see these familiar faces, do you recognise them? If so, why not pop into their shop this weekend and say hello. Click here to see the video

Heidi's Home Furnishings has opened

On Saturday 2nd November Heidi's opened their new shop to the public.
They have taken on the old premises of Bead by Bead.
We are now graced with 3  very different but quality home furnishings and gift shops in our immediate area, (Daisy Daisy, Living HQ and Heidi's)  so if you want something unique, come to the Melton Road, have a browse, enjoy a coffee or refreshment from the various coffee shops (Canterbury's, Tall Frog, Signature,Taste) or our new Trio juice bar and experience the difference.


Taste on Clumber Road had a Facelift

With help of the Rushcliffe Shop front grant, quality Farrow&Ball paint from Living HQ next door, a local joiner and painter, the shop front of Taste has been transformed. Still the wonderful warm atmosphere and quality food (I love their locally made fruit tartlets, which Jelena normally brings on a Friday, my husband really enjoys the fatless fruit cake) and tasty coffee.

Chris the new barrista, in his previous employment wanted to introduce recycling but the food chain he worked for was not able to incorporate this. When Chris told Mark the owner that his passion was to work somewhere that cares not just for themselves and customers but also the environment, Mark was all ears and set Chris the task to organise the recycling, reusing (most of the empty smoothie and juice bottles) go to local people who like making and preserving their own food and the size of the bottles are just right.
They now have starting composting their food waste using bokashi, this is then going to be used again  as a growing medium for some of their locally grown food.

Cans are crushed, paper and cardboard recycled,  jam jars and smoothie and juice bottles re used and Chris can be pleased that what he is so passionate about has been implemented by his new employer.
A great example of collaboration giving wonderful results.


Why not come and experience it for yourselves?

Spar shop is now open

Spar Shop
118 Melton road
West Bridgford

Tel: 0115 9818001 or
0115 8461022

Vanessa and Steve Turner and their two sons have just opened their Spar Shop.
Part of the shop is stocked with Spar named goods but they are also starting to stock locally produced cards, gifts and vegetables.

They sell local honey and free range eggs (from Tollerton small holding)

Scotts Newsagent is spreading the Magic




Scotts Newsagent


Scotts Newsagent
99a Melton Rd
West Bridgford,
Nottingham
NG2 6ET
Tel: 0115 945 5513






Opening times mon-sat 6.30-8pm
sunday 7.00-2pm



At Scotts we like to pride ourselves on our high level of customer service and will always welcome you with a smile ,



Wines , spirits and beers

Pre made 50p sweet Mixes
Large confectionary selection

& loads more



Come and visit us and take a look or visit us on facebook : /Scotts at melton road twitter: #ScottsMeltonRd

To receive a one off 25% discount next time you are in store.

Paolo's Seafood



Paolo's Seafood

Inshore and dayboat fish. caught using artisanal and low environmental impact methods
Home smoked specialities.

97, Melton Rd,
West Bridgford,
Nottingham,
Nottinghamshire
NG2 6EN
Tel: 0115 981 2441

Local suppliers:

Trout: caught in Rutland water
Eggs: Hickling Pastures

Taste on Clumber Road: home made goodies to whet your appetite



Local owners Mark and Andrea, have really bought into the Totally Locally message.
They sell their own home made chutneys, soups and cakes (very often with ingredients bought from other local independents) and employ local staff.

Living HQ - inspiring living spaces




Living HQ

Iwona Germer & Natalia Richardson
67 Clumber Road
Nottingham
NG2 6DP
Tel: 0115 981 8686
email: livinghq@hotmail.co.uk

Daisy Daisy




Daisy Daisy


Daisy Daisy
91a Melton Road,
West Bridgford,
Nottingham -
Tel: 0115 982 7005
Email: sales@daisydaisy.co.uk

Canterbury's



Canterbury's
Tony Nelson
93 Melton Rd,
West Bridgford,
Nottingham
NG2 6EN
Tel: 0115 981 2365
email: keith@canterburysdeli.com

Every day, we offer:-

Bespoke baguettes / sandwiches
Celebration cakes by order
Homemadecakes Marinated olives
Continental breads Wide selection of cheeses and meats
Chocolate, almond & butter croissants
A selection of teas, coffees and coffee beans
Confits, jams and chutneys to tempt the palate
Sweet Surrender Desserts

Meal Deals on certain days (ie baguette, crisps & can of pop)
Student 10% discount on certain days
Loyalty cards (every 10th baguette free)
Locally sourced samos and pakoras
Local honey
Specialty wines and local real ales
Chocolate pizzas
Willie Harcourt-Cooze cocao

Home and business catering
Gift baskets and Hampers by order


Local suppliers:

All our ham is locally sourced and we sell eggs from a local famer.
We do use local suppliers for meats, cheeses, olives and a range of bottled beers from local breweries, such as Castle Rock , Belvoir & Nottingham breweries.

C Brumpton - butchers




C.Brumpton
A, 69 Melton Rd,
West Bridgford,
Nottingham
NG2 6EN
0115 981 6235

www.cbrumptonbutchers.co.uk
email: cbrumpton@aol.com

Home killed beef & lamb, local reared pork
Traditional home made pork pies, sausages, burgers, steak pies, pasties, cooked meats and cheese.

Glass art out of Totally Locally recycled bottles




If you are interested in a unique totally locally gift look no further. Local glass artist Catherine Mears makes cheese 'boards' out of recycled Champaign bottles and baskets and bowls out of beer and water bottles.

These can now be bought from the Totally Locally shop on Clumber Road

Organic Artisan Bread baked 'around the corner'


Jelena and husband Julian launched their new business Le Pain a la Main.
The now supply to, Tall Frog delicatessen and C. Brumpton the Butcher.


A FRUIT and veg shop in West Bridgford is to close after more than 60 years.


On Monday 13th February the Nottingham Evening Post wrote the following article:
Burton's Grocery Store in Melton Road will close on April 18.


The shop has been open since the end of the second world war.

Tony Burton, 63, has run it for the last 12 years.

He said he would be sad to see it go.

"It's been great, I've had fun doing it. My customers have been fantastic and I will be sad to leave them behind," he said.

"This shop has a long history of selling fruit and veg since the war, and I think the community will miss it."

The shop is frequented by Justice Secretary Ken Clarke and his wife.

Mr Burton, who said that he was not going to look for somewhere else to open, said: "Ken is just the same as anyone else when you get talking to him. I've always liked him, even though I may have different views from time to time.

"Basically I've been told the rents are going up by the landlords. I just know we won't be able to afford it to continue."

Customers Paul and Kate Lappage, who live just off Melton Road, said they had been coming to the shop for the past 12 years.

"It's a crying shame. Tony has been brilliant. He even gives me updates on Nottingham Forest; he gets all the gossip before the papers do," said Mr Lappage.

"You can ring up and order your groceries for Christmas or big occasions and it's much more personal than a big store. I will miss it greatly, and Tony has been fabulous," Mrs Lappage added.

Another customer Dorothy Gemmell of Manvers Road, West Bridgford, said Burton's was much more than just a grocery store.

"It's great, I have my Amazon books delivered here because he's always open and it's much closer than going to pick it up from the Post Office."

The shop is also part of West Bridgford's Totally Locally scheme – which aims to encourage people to buy locally and sustain the local economy.

Resident of Melton road Karina Wells said: "It's a massive loss. He has been a stalwart of the community and nearly everyone who lives in this area goes to him for their fruit and vegetables.

"He's also been a champion of our Totally Locally campaign. He was one of the first shops to get involved. It's because of him its tuned out to be such a success with more than 20 stores involved."

Paul Randle, deputy chief executive at Rushcliffe Borough Council, said: "Rushcliffe is generally a prosperous area with many thriving local businesses. The council has identified economic development as a priority for the forthcoming years and we are naturally disappointed to hear of the loss or difficulty of any local business."

Local Artist Helen Woodford has made this drawing of Tony's shop to present to him as a farewell present. A card and donation box is currently located in the Tall Frog.

New Local Organic Wine supplier to the Melton Road


Today Kiran of Clumber Road stores and myself went to visit Ruth and John Daltry at their vineyard in South Kilworth,Leicestershire. Contrary to the weather forecast we had lovely sunshine whilst we were looking around. John and Ruth planted their first vines in 1973. They are certified organic and grow vegetables for their local box scheme as well.

After that we went into the area where the processing happens in autumn time. We saw huge crushers, vats and bottle sterilisers,



John also showed us how they put the corks on and explained that although they have 7 regular people help out, during the harvesting time, they need all hands on deck and many people come and give them a hand. If you are interested in how a good organic English wine tastes, why not come to the wine tasting at on Easter Saturday Market at Clumber Road off license and if you fancy visiting the vineyard you only need to contact John and Ruth and they will no doubt give you a warm welcome.



Tel: 01858 575309
Email: organics@chevelswardeorganics.co.uk
www.chevelswardeorganics.co.uk


If you would like to buy the wine from Clumber Road Stores, just pop in.

The Cycle Garage is now open on 128 Exchange Road


The Cycle Garage is a dedicated workshop specialising in repairs and servicing for all types of bicycle.

We offer a free bike collection and return service (up to 8pm daily), mobile repair service for smaller jobs or you can drop your bike into our workshop. See our area covered to check free collection availability.

We are highly qualified and experienced, offering every aspect of bicycle servicing and repairs.

Our workshop is fully stocked with over 300 quality parts and accessories and we are able to order any specialist part in for next day delivery.

We have specialist tools, equipment and parts for every job ensuring the very best workmanship and quick turnaround for your bike. We offer same day servicing by appointment for those of you who don't want to be without you bike for long.

Our prices are competitive and you will receive a 10% customer loyalty card after your first visit which can be used to save money on future repairs.

Click on option below to see further details or to book an appointment.
Until end of February Ed will be based at:

Cycle Garage.
Gordon Road,
West Bridgford,
Nottingham.
Tel: 0115 945 2790

Thereafter he will move to 128 Exchange Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 6DB.

website:

Introducing to you some local suppliers to the Melton Road shops



Le Pain a la Main
Introducing our Totally local bakery, based only around the corner of Melton Road.
Jelena has been baking bread ever since her grandmother taught her over 30 years ago. Since that time, she has attended bread making courses at the prestigious School of Artisan Food on the Wellbeck Estate near to Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Le pain √† la main is a new bakery producing artisan breads and p√Ętisseries from scratch using authentic ingredients. We deliver to West Bridgford and around Nottingham.

The business supplies local delicatessens, cafes, restaurants and independent stores in the West Bridgford and Nottingham area. The bread is baked every morning (very early) and delivered fresh and hot to our clients.

We only use four ingredients in our bread, these being: organic flour, yeast, salt and water.

Our bread has absolutely nothing else added to it and is made following traditional artisanal methods.

We offer four types of bread currently. White loaves, wholemeal loaves, Pain de Campagne Sourdough and Malthouse / Granary loaves.


Jelena and Julian will be supplying to The Tall Frog, and C Brumpton the butchers.

Launching the Bridgford Instant Gardening Project (BIG project)
On 3rd March 3 local projects will come together to facilitate quick and easy vegetable growing in West Bridgford.

Ark Solutions,a local manufacture of (collapsible and easy to store) chicken, rabbit and guinea pig runs has joined the project and is also selling flat pack square foot gardens (4ft x 4ft).







































If residents want local facilities, whether it be shops, pubs (a subject dear to our hearts!), libraries, whatever, they need to use them as a matter of habit and not just when they run out of milk on sunday afternoon. In turn the shopkeepers need to look at sourcing of their products and go for properly (and preferably locally) produced goods for sale, so as to give themselves an edge over the supermarkets. We are proud to only use British grown malt and hops - most brewers use hops from half way round the world - and that we brew, cask and bottle all our beers locally.

Bob Douglas
Magpie Brewery











Paradigm


Paradigm Products is a business set up by a group of 16 and 17 year olds from The West Bridgford School as part of a youth business competition, ran by the young enterprise charity. This competition enables us to set up and run our own real company for a year, with the support of a business advisor.

As part of our business we are selling a new and exciting watch. We call it Snap. You simply snap it over your wrist, and watch it curl around to a snug fit. It is unique, quirky and fun and comes in a range of bright, bold colours.
We normally supply our watches through Isobel and Henry @ £10

For more information email us: Paradigm_products@hotmail.co.uk









SoSmoothies

One day in the school holidays, local teenager Ben Nichols was bored and created 2 flavors of fruit smoothie (strawberries & Banana and Pineapple & Mango). He then thought it would be a great business so of he went and designed some labels and created the brand "SoSmoothies". (This was not a typical day off school!).
The business started to grow when he asked the local shops if they would take some off him on a sale or return. This proved a sound strategy as sales figures are growing rapidly.
He is really enjoying SoSmoothies and hopes one day that they could end up on supermarket shelves.
So if you see a SoSmoothie in a shop or at a market, then for smoothies sake pick it up!

if you have any question or want ot stock SoSmoothies please email him




at sosmoothies@mail.com or phone me on 07528963569

















Harrington's Handmade Fudge -




I love Fudge! When I was just 10 years old my friend came into school with some fudge her mum had made for her at home - I thought it was the most amazing thing I had ever tasted, much nicer than the shop bought fudge. I begged her to give me the recipe but she didn't know how her mum had made it.

Time went by and my love affair with fudge continued into adulthood, I decided to try and make it myself - it couldn't be that difficult! Well it turned out to be quite tricky, it was too hard, it was too soft but after lots of experiments and lots of wasted ingredients I managed to get the balance right and produced what can only be described as the most delicious fudge you will ever taste! I got busy devising recipes and now have a really wide range of delicious flavours: Heavenly Dairy, Chocolate Indulgence, Chocolate Hazelnut, White Chocolate, Scottish Tablet, Baileys Fudge, to name but a few!

I buy really good quality ingredients most of which are sourced locally in independent shops in West Bridgford, and take a lot of pride in making the tastiest fudge I can. Every batch of fudge is taste tested for it's quality - there is never a lack of volunteers for that job!
Hayley and Gayle of 'Harrington's Handmade Fudge' will be in front of the Tall Frog, introducing their wonderfully locally handmade fudge. Harrington Handmade Fudge
Tel - 07908 805003
email - harringtonsfudge@hotmail.co.uk




































Martin Thomas of Better Energy Supply our local gas supply company was explaining how his company works. If you would like to get in touch with him:
Better Energy Supply Ltd,
Telephone: 0115 846 0438,
68 Musters Road,
West Bridgford,
Nottingham
NG2 7PR















Ben Gibbons with organic pet treats
was doing a roaring trade in front of Scotts the newsagents, not sure if they already stock his products, so just go to Scotts and check. If you would like to know more contact him on benjamin.gibbons@btinternet.com




Anne from the Service Tree was promoting her services as well as selling her home made beauty products. For more information contact her on info@theservicetree.co.uk

Bead by Bead



















Bead by Bead

Has now moved to Patty's home just around the corner from the old shop. She is trading through her website  www.beadbybead.co.uk  or, if you would like to speak with her call: 07971755577.
email: patty.beads@googlemail.com

Alana make up and beauty




We have moved!
We are now at 99 Melton Road!











Better than 50% OFF The Sensory Heaven Experience - Offer Ends Soon!

• Revitalising Facial
• Hot Oil Scalp Massage
• Hot Stone Foot Massage
• face neck & shoulder massage



Only £30 at Alana Make Up & Beauty (Value £65)
1 Hour 15min Of Bliss Is The Perfect Gift!

Dermalogica Products Used!

Lay on our heated bed and let your cares float away and surrender to the relaxation!

Call Today To Book: 07515 401332

















Alana


99 Melton Road
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 6EN
Tel: 07515 401332
email: alanasheils@hotmail.com
Website: www.alanamakeupandbeauty.co.uk


"Alana is a most fabulous make up and beauty centre, with different choices of styles and parties for all ages.

I won a party for my 3 friends and myself in a raffle, I went the day after my 12th birthday.
We had a fantastic time doing each others make up and learning how to do that properly. Alana has done make up for lots of top names in show business, she also does make up for brides on their big day. Alana is based at 85 Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham.
I would definitely recommend her to anyone who loves make up or feeling relaxed or just wants to try something new"
Written by Natasha Darkin Price aged 15

Bridgford Glass


West Bridgford Glass has been in business for 30 years providing glass and glazing services to both the general public and building trades.

West Bridgford Glass can provide a full service from glass for a picture frame to double glazed windows all the way through to a full bespoke designed conservatory enhancing the look and style of your home.

Our aim is to give competitive prices on all glazing products without compromising our delivery of quality assured services.

If you have an order, query or simply can't find what you are looking for please feel free to contact us either by:

Phone - 0115 981 26 32
Fax - 0115 981 86 35
Email - info@westbridgfordglass.co.uk

If you wish to come in and visit our glazing showroom you can find us at:

West Bridgford Glass
69 Melton Road
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 6EN

Bubbleit Solutions Ltd


BubbleIT Solutions Limited have recently opened a store on 126 Melton Road.

We offer computer support services / computer & laptop repair, hardware & software computer sales and business to business support services.

We look forward to seeing you in our store



Tariq Ahmed




Telephone: 0115 8781958
Fax: 08450098350
email: sales@bubbleit.com
Web: http://www.bubbleit.com

Builder and Joiner - J. R Boyce

J. R. Boyce
13 Devonshire Road
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 6EU

Tel: 0115 9234241

- Immediate attention to storm damage, gutters, roofs and chimneys
- New doors and windows
- Fitted Kitchens
- Alterations and refurbishment of older property a speciality
- Personal attention always
- Free estimates

Barber shop


Barber shop
J & J Hairdressing
71 Melton Rd,
West Bridgford,
Nottingham
NG2 6EN
0115 974 4019

Bridgford Carpet and Furnishing Co Ltd


Bridgford Carpet & Furnishing Co Ltd
79 Melton Road,
West Bridgford,
Nottingham
NG2 6EN
0115 981 6053

Bus services: The Keyworth Connection

Bus stop

The Keyworth Connection time table
With a regular connection between Keyworth, Plumtree, Tollerton, Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham city centre. Every 15 minutes.

Nottingham City Transport buses stop in front of the shops!










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Cash Machine

Melton Road has got a cash machine in front of the Post Office and one at the petrol station.

The Clean Machine

Laundrette

The Clean Machine
83 Melton Rd,
West Bridgford,
Nottingham
NG2 6EP 0115 981 1203

Clumber Road Off licence

63 Clumber Road
West Bridgford
Nottingham
NG2 6DP

Tel: 0115 837 6170


Apart from local beers like from the Magpie Brewery and wines, this shop has an excellent range of groceries.

This shop is now also the redistribution point for the Abundance Fruit. If you have any excess fruit from you gardens or allotments or you would like us to come and pick and re distribute contact us via:
info@wbskills-exchange.co.uk
the produce won't be sold, it will be given away. If you would like to make a donation that would be very much appreciated so we can buy equipment like fruit pickers and ladders.

Well worth to come and pop in.

The fruit has been harvested by members of the public from local gardens or allotments and any excess (non bruised and in good condition) can be taken to Clumber Road off licence where others can come and help themselves. The produce is free but if you take a lot, a donation would be appreciated. It would also be a good way to see if there is anything else in the shop that might be of use to you!


Please note that ONLY the food marked 'abundance West Bridgford' is part of this set up NOT any other fruit and vegetables that Bipin might have in his shop at the time.

Hope you like this idea and that if you have any excess produce you are willing and able to drop it off there. Or if you would like to enjoy the local abundance you come and visit Clumber Road Off Licence.





As it was a donation, they will be in the Clumber Road off-licence in the Abundance area.
The abundance food is free but if you want to give a donation towards pickers, ladders, abundance publicity etc, leave it in the honesty box. Whilst you are in the shop, have a good look around and you can give Amit and Nemisha  your custom.

Creative Roots Landscaping - West Bridgford



Creative Roots Landscaping - West Bridgford

For your local Landscape gardening, don't look any further!
Creative Roots Landscaping
Neil
22 Portland Road,
West Bridgford,
Nottingham,
NG2 6DL
Tel: 0115 9812282
Mob: 0780 973 1234
Email: neil@creativerootslandscaping.co.uk
Creative Roots Landscaping website