Ed’s Letter


Rachel Taylor - Editor of Go Local

It’s all go this summer, kicking off with the Halifax Big Weekend and Food Fest from 27-30th June. Elland Carnival will go ahead with a new lease of life on Saturday 6th July. Find out what’s happening this year in this long running annual event in our Elland issue on pg 13. Let’s hope the rain which marred the event in 1939 doesn’t re-occur as David Glanfield explains in his Local History article in Elland p94. Then the Sowerby Bridge Great Get Together takes place the next day in Crow Wood Park on 7th July.

If you’re already wracking your brain on what to do with your little darlings over the Summer break, why not check out some local ideas and activities we’ve put together to help in our feature in the Children’s section this issue.

Summer weekends are busy too with The Halifax Agricultural Show, Barkifest, a full programme at The Piece Hall, Hebden Bridge Vintage weekend and more, so read on and get planning.

For gardeners, check out how to deal with those pesky garden pests and dog lovers take note of the K9 Party in the Park hosted by the RSPCA – always lots of fun! This month we feature our pet of the month from the Yorkshire Cat Rescue, could you offer Bertie a furrever home?

The next issue will be out from 28th August. As always, if you’re organising a community event or have a local news item of interest then email us the details by Tuesday 13th August and we’ll feature it for free. Till September!


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!”