Ed’s Letter


Rachel Taylor - Editor of Go Local

After a packed summer culminating in another excellent Rushbearing weekend and an awesome Blondin Gala at the Piece Hall you’d be forgiven for thinking things may go a little quieter.

But no, as we head into October there are yet more festivals to come, with our very own Oxjam festival in Sowerby Bridge vying for recognition alongside the likes of Manchester, Sheffield and Newcastle. The Halifax Comedy Festival also returns this month with one of my favourite impressionists Debra Stephenson alongside Shazia Mirza, Lee Nelson along with many other acts and events.

We’ve plenty local news articles too this month including some poignant events honouring the 100th anniversary of the Great War (WW1). If you have news items or events you’d like us to feature, then drop us an email and we’ll do our best to include them in our next issue. Until then, enjoy the magazine and have a great month!


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!”