Ed’s Letter

Rachel Taylor - Editor of Go Local
“If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb“. As I write this on the 1st day of March with a blizzard of snow around and seemingly the whole of the country on a snow day, I have everything crossed that this prediction will come true this year!

If you’re snowed in, why not have a read through our March editions online and make some plans for what to do later this month. The editions contains more local news and events than ever thank to your contributions, so please continue to send us your updates and local stories.

For animal lovers we have Barklife Beagle, Chris Murphy’s vet page and our Pets of the month; enjoy a read on Britain’s quirky place names and plan ahead with your reading courtesy of our new book review article. For the historians amongst you, don’t miss our local history articles; in the Ryburn edition we have David Cliff’s recounting of an ancient historical feud and in the Elland edition David Glanfield looks at local accidents, fires and parks in the 19th century.

We’ll be back next month but until then thank you as always for your messages of support for the magazine and 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 20 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!”