Ed’s Letter


Rachel Taylor - Editor of Go Local

There’s plenty in this month’s Go Local to keep those February blues away. Read Calder Valley Search and Rescue’s top winter safety tips; plan your night out with your loved one on Valentine’s Day in one of our restaurants; alternatively cook that perfect pancake on Shrove Tuesday with help from our pancake recipes and find out if Bog Snorkelling is the activity that you’ve been missing out on for all these years!

There’s local news, an interview with world-famous Ken Dodd and find out how to cut your risk of being a crime statistic. All these and lots more, so put the kettle on, sit down and have a read through our online version of the mags and find out about what’s happening in your local area. We’ll be back next month in March when lovely, lovely spring will be arriving…

Until then, 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!”