Ed’s Letter

Welcome to the June edition!

Rachel Taylor - Editor of Go Local

As I write this, the Overgate Garden party has just had a successful, sunny day. Let’s hope this continues for the many events still to come this Summer including the Brighouse 1940s weekend, Halifax Gala, Elland Lane Children’s treat, It’s a Knockout, The Millbank Owl Hunt, and The Great Get Together in Sowerby bridge celebrating the life of Jo Cox. We’ve details of all these and more inside the June editions of the magazines.

Read on to find out about the fabulous work being done by Andy’s Man Club where we have an exclusive interview with founder Luke Ambler as the group celebrate their second anniversary. St. Bart’s Church in Ripponden looks to the WW1 centenary with poppies and if you’re a food fan then we’ve recipes and an article on Flurries gelato too.

A fabulous new coffee lounge and tea room opens this month within the Bertie’s, Elland complex and the line-up for the Holywell Music Festival reveals headline Kiki Dee. We have all our regular features too from Donaldson’s vets, local history notes and and inspiration in the garden with creative containers.

Our next mag will be out from the end of June. If you’re organising a community event then email us the details to wayne@yourgolocal.co.uk and we’ll feature it for free.
… Until then folks, enjoy the start of summer.


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!”