Ed’s Letter

Coronavirus Update April 2020

Rachel Taylor - Editor of Go Local

2nd April 2020

Dear Residents,


The Go Local mags were printed on the 13th March when the UK was a very different place. As I write this, we are now in the second week of (almost) lockdown, outings limited to a once daily exercise session and a weekly supermarket shop.

We are distributing the printed copies of the Go Local mags from tomorrow in conjunction with Calderdale Council for whom we are delivering a ‘Coronavirus in Calderdale’ booklet with essential information for residents and particularly older, vulnerable people. All our team will be observing strict clean hands procedures and wearing gloves to deliver.

In the magazines there will be pre-Covid 19 information in adverts and events that now will not be relevant or going ahead – what would have been our ‘normal’ lives were it not for this crisis.

When life returns to normal, whatever that new normal may look like, I hope we can do my bit to help our country and in particular all our local businesses recover but in the meantime Go Local will now take a pause until the time is right.


Local businesses like tradespeople, shops, restaurants, salons, theatres will all need as much support from their local community to help recover financially. If not, many may not ride the cashflow storm. When the time comes please think about supporting local before buying online, even if it’s a tad higher in price.

Till next time, please keep yourself and your loved ones safe,


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 25 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!”