Category Archives: Promotions

Introducing the Pocket Guide to Nottingham Community Cafes

Please see attached at these links below the new pocket guide to community cafes featuring 18 of Nottingham’s (and surrounding area) finest.

Front Back  of leaflet

Inside map

This is a tri-fold design and please feel free to print and display, or hand out.  We are seeking a bit of funding to print a few thousand copies to spread the word around Nottingham, so fingers crossed we get that soon!

If you would like your cafe on the next version please get in touch with the details…

Thanks to William Forrest for doing the design


Crocus and Real Lives Launch

Real Lives would like to invite you to our fundraiser launch event in aid of Crocus Café – Sunday 28th April 12-4pm

This is an exciting new development – we are now working with Crocus to keep it open 7 days a week and develop a community hub with lots of new exciting projects, opportunities and initiatives.

We hope you can celebrate with us!

Feel free to circulate this flyer or use the poster in your work place or community, and bring along your mates. Food and entertainment and music provided!

Estimates of numbers back to me on this email would be great so I can order in the food.

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Information request for a community cafe map!

Am pleased to say that we are in the process of designing a map booklet showing all the community cafes in Nottingham – see the one that Edinburgh cafe network have produced at this link ECF_Cafes_map_proof_02
In order to get the data for this map please would you take two minutes to fill in this Survey monkey form – if you do this before 22 March you get 25 FREE colour maps once the design is complete!!
All the best,
Dave Jones
p.s. to complete over the phone,  call 07738 729828

Join the Notts Nosh Network – invite to meeting – and see their latest newsletter

NottsNosh can offer support with funding bids, other benefits to being a member of the NottsNosh Network include:

Quarterly meetings to have your say.
PR support (PR via Blogs, facebook groups, newspapers, TV and radio)
Sharing events via an online calendar
Promotion via the Notts Nosh website and entry onto a local food map.
Support with a listing on BigBarn
Signposting of volunteer(s) to support your project
Potential commercial opportunities
Access to the NottsNosh
Access to food labels and other brand packaging
Skills share and a platform to resolve and tackle common issues
Network wide grow plans; resource sharing; bulk buying
Members information area on the website
Access to the online forum
Support at your events
Learning and training opportunities and ‘paid for’ best practice visits*

If you are interested let me know….

Please see Notts Nosh Newsletter Spring 2013 (1) for the spring newsletter and updates from NottsNosh.

The next Notts Nosh Network meeting will take place on the 20th March at Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens. The network meetings are for anybody with a stake in local food – Community food projects, local producers, suppliers, hobbyists and consumers.

Main agenda items will be the new website and BigBarn opportunity.

If you are interested in attending please let me know.

Until the website is live – if you are interested in using the NottsNosh branding then:

1. Request a members pledge
2. Fill in the members pledge and sign the terms and conditions 

3. Return pledge to myself or
4. NottsNosh will send you the logo electronically and let you know how you can access other branded materials and other network benefits.

Hope to see you all soon

Kind Regards

Rosy Moore

FIG Local Project Co-ordinator (Maternity Cover for Shona Munro)
Groundwork Greater Nottingham
Denman Street East

DDI: 0115 964 8828
Tel: 0115 978 8212
Fax: 0115 978 7496

Facebook: Notts Nosh
Twitter: @Nottsnosh
Instagram: NottsNosh

Promotion Materials – special offer on stickers

Veggies in collaboration with Active Distribution invite you to design
your own high quality campaign stickers at a very affordable price.

1000 stickers cost just £21.
Similar stickers elsewhere can cost £36-£40 or more.

There is a print run every few months, when a sufficient number of
designs are gathered together.

If you might be interested let me know soon and we’ll hold your place

whilst you sort out your designs and artwork.

They really are excellent value!

More details at


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FIG Local has an exciting opportunity to offer….

To launch the new Notts Nosh Food brand FIG Local will be holding 4 ‘Notts Nosh Festive Feast Events’ in December in our 4 target areas; Bulwell, Aspley, Killisick and Netherfield.

Notts Nosh was created to showcase all of the wonderful food that is being produced within Nottinghamshire, to tap into local pride and to encourage people to buy local food. In doing this we will be addressing the issues that families face in these tough economic times.

The cost of feeding our families is ever rising and this is due to many factors.  One of these factors is the cost of transport and oil from importing foods which raise our food prices. Not only does the current food system take its toll on the environment it also means that lower income households are beginning to struggle with affording food.

The Notts Nosh Festive Feast Events will be held at community centers in our target areas and will offer a free meal made from local, seasonal donated vegetables. The event will also be an opportunity to hand out community food maps of the area which will showcase free, affordable and community based food and encouraging people to access and use these.

We will also have stalls selling fresh local vegetables, jams, chutneys, honey, cakes etc as well as a raffle for food hampers.

Any money raised will be donated to a local food bank or charity serving food.

The opportunity

Is for an individual/group/community cafe to co-ordinate the one pot meal aspect of the events including

  • Sourcing the recipe (to be kept simple examples would be; a veg risotto, veg stew or soup)
  • Co-ordination of a team of volunteers to prep, cook and serve the one pot meal

This opportunity is voluntary however the event will be highly publicized in the media including radio, newspapers and possibly TV and could be a great promotional opportunity for the persons/business/group involved.

We are hoping to roll out a weekly community café in these areas depending on the success of the Festive Events and this could lead to potential employment for the persons involved.

For more information see the role description linked here one pot meal co-ordinator role description

Secret Kitchen Launches new website!!

Have a look at the Secret Kitchen new website at the link below….

This is a recent message from Marsha at the Secret Kitchen….

“Would you like the cafe to run a social eating evening in your area? Do you know of a church hall, community centre or anywhere where there is a kitchen and space to sit and eat? Sherwood? Mapperley? The Park? Bestwood and beyond?

If so please get in touch as I am planning a series of non-Sneinton Social Eating Events to get our model, our energy and our spesh food out and about!