Ed’s Letter


Rachel Taylor - Editor of Go Local

After the summer holiday lull September kicks off with a bang! In the first weekend Calderdale goes Rushbearing and Scarecrow-crazy whilst the weekend after we go vintage at the Elland Show and the 80s Disco Night. We have all the details and timings for this year’s festivals inside the mags here.

September can also be a time for new starts and changes as children move up in school or on to college and even adults can take up a new hobby or decide to get a bit healthier and fitter after the summer splurge. There are plenty of ideas inside this month for clubs, college courses, activities and more to help!

September also sees the return of the Calderdale Annual Tractor Run, Heritage Open Days – where you can have an insight to some local historical treasures including Blackley Chapel, Sowerby Church and Lister Lane Cemetery as well as the Overgate Midnight Walk, which is an important fundraiser for our hard-working and dedicated local hospice.

If you’re an ‘Only Fools and Horses’ fan, then we have 2 free tickets to give away this month in our competition to see ‘Boycie’ aka John Challis, have a look in this month’s mags to enter.

Enjoy the magazine and have a great month and please remember to support your local events and businesses!


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!”