Ed’s Letter

Welcome to the last issue of 2017

Rachel Taylor - Editor of Go Local

Another year has flown by and we’re now in our 13th year of publishing. Thanks to all our regular writers for their dedication with special thanks to local history writers David Cliff and David Glanfield, fitness writer Jago Homes and vet Chris Murphy for all their contributions this year.

’Tis the season to be jolly and there’s certainly lots to be jolly about in the next few weeks with Christmas fairs, pantomimes, festivals and parades. We hope our ‘What’s on’ and Christmas church service guides help you find the events for you.

We also have a ‘Shop Local’ feature showcasing the best independent retailers. Please do make a trip to your local traders as part of your present buying this year, much more fun than clicking online!

Our next edition will be out at the end of January, wishing you all a Merry Christmas and here’s to 2018!


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!”