Ed’s Letter


Rachel Taylor - Editor of Go Local

The month of bonfires and fireworks is upon us. Halloween and bonfire night seem to morph into one long week event now, thanks in no small part to our American cousins love of spooks and ghouls. Read our local bonfire and fireworks guide for ideas of where to go, whilst our article about the quirkiest British bonfire events is sure to entertain. Meanwhile, Chris from Donaldson’s vets gives us some advice on how to help our pets through this noisy month.

Christmas is coming! Yes, you heard it here – but not first – as the mince pies stocked in the local supermarket since September were a bit of a clue. If you need some inspiration for your gift list then take a browse through our ‘Christmas is Coming’ section packed full of local independent retailers.

Finally, we commemorate 11 November 2018 – the 100th Anniversary of the armistice of World War 1. We’ll be wearing our poppies with pride for the soldiers who fought for us.

Enjoy Autumn and we’ll be back with our festive issue next 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!”