About us

Essentially Local was started over 11 years ago.  We aim to connect residents of this community with local businesses and events.  Through the printed magazine, the website and social media Essentially Local is now a well-established part of the area it serves (and occasionally beyond). We are so pleased that it gets such fantastic feedback from readers and advertisers.

What we offer:

We now offer residents

• an up-to-date directory of local businesses

• some wise words

• regular features,

• puzzles for our younger readers

• and a competition sponsored by a local business

The website

The website is an extension of the printed magazine. It provides readers with even more up-to-date information, a more extensive directory of local businesses and calendar of events. Thousands of residents rely on Essentially Local as a source to find all things local and most keep it as useful reference guide until the next edition appears.

There are plenty of reasons to shop locally other than simply supporting your local community.  According to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) spending with small firms can double the money going back into the local economy.

So remember what ever you do keep your business Essentially Local.