Ed’s Letter


Rachel Taylor - Editor of Go Local

Welcome to our March edition!  Already spring is in the air, snowdrops are here and daffodils are on the way and we can see the start of warmer days to come.

Inside this issue our charity of the month is ‘The Next Step Trust’, helping young adults; find out more on page 6. We offer a free article each month to a local community group, so please get in touch if you’ve something to publicise.

Step into spring with a gusto by getting your garden up to scratch, even if you have a tiny garden. This month’s garden article has ideas of how you can grow your own fruit trees. If you are an animal lover, then be sure to catch up on our ever-popular RSPCA’s Pets of the Month with two lovely dogs to re-home.

Until time-travel is invented the best way to visit the past is through David’s wonderful local history notes (see inside back of the mag) and our Images of the Past.


We’ll be back next month in April, but until then thank you as always for your messages of support for the magazine and please keep shopping locally,


The Go Local story

Independent & Proud

Go Local is an independent magazine and directory of truly local services for businesses and services covering Ripponden, Sowerby Bridge, Greetland, Stainland, Outlane, Lindley and Salendine Nook and surrounding areas.

Go Local was launched in 2005. The magazine aims to promote truly local businesses to local people – like yourself!

Local Values

“The magazine is run by me, Rachel, a local resident born and bred in Ripponden with plenty of help from our small team.

Having spent the first 15 years of my career working for large blue chip companies, I now love working locally for myself and getting away from the office politics and the rat race. I enjoy using my 25 years’ of experience helping local businesses get the right message and ad for them; service, honesty and value for money are my key principles.

Go Local isn’t part of a franchise or larger group, it’s an independent business. I love running the business as I’m naturally nosey and get to find out what’s going on locally!”