Ed’s Letter


Rachel Taylor - Editor of Go Local

It’s my favourite time of year with bluebells, lighter evenings, two bank holidays and the promise of summer to come (I’m ever hopeful).

There’s no excuse to be bored this month with a whole host of happenings; the Ripponden food festival will not leave you hungry, the Tour de Yorkshire bikes into the Piece Hall, a Classic Bike show roars into Sowerby Bridge, the annual Overgate Garden party delivers a fabulous family day out, Square Chapel hosts its first ‘Up North’ film festival and it’s all wrapped up at the beginning of June with the Brighouse 1940s weekend. Details of all these events and more are in this month’s mag.

If you have an event to tell us about in June or a local community group you’d like to publicise then get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.


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!”