The local forum is all that is left of Gransnet Local. You need to start a thread with the name of your area in the title. Others nearby should comment and then you will be able to arrange to meetup in person.
You may have started your own by posting this. Otherwise use the meet up forum and see if you get a response. I am sure there will be local grans. I am just back from meeting with a local to me gransnetter. We had an enjoyable time and will meet again. Good luck.