Ed’s Letter


Rachel Taylor - Editor of Go Local

’Tis the season to be jolly and there’s certainly lots to be jolly about in the next few weeks with Christmas fairs, festivals and concerts. We hope our ‘What’s On’ and ‘Carols & Christingles’ guides will help you find the local events to get into the festive spirit. In other news, Fire and Water have announced Winterlight Frestival will be going ahead and our stop press news is that Ripponden Businesses are baring all for a charity calendar! Elland too has a community Christmas event and light switch on to be proud of on the 7th Dercember.

Go Local has now reached its 14th year and I’d like to thank all our regular contributors, in particular David Cliff and David Glanfield for their local history articles, Jago Holmes for his fitness advice, Chris Murphy for helping us understand the world of pets and not forgetting photographer Bruce Fitzgerald.

So whether you’re going to be singing around the Christmas tree or attending one of the many local brass band concerts this season, from all the Go Local team we wish you a very Merry Christmas and here’s to 2019!


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!”