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Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed in front of plain background.
27 November 2020
The outstanding work of the council’s Home Improvement Agency (HIA) has again been recognised on the national stage after it was shortlisted for major awards.
Council Leader Allen Brett on levelling up support.
27 November 2020
Council leader Allen Brett has called on the government to urgently expand the level of coronavirus support in place for businesses across the borough.
How the redeveloped Town Hall Square could look.
25 November 2020
The multi million pound redevelopment of Rochdale Town Hall is progressing fast, with contractors ready to move onto the site within weeks.
Illuminated Christmas tree.
23 November 2020
More information has been revealed about this year’s virtual Christmas lights celebration.
20 November 2020
Special Zoom sessions, recently launched in Rochdale, have connected children across the region with the Natural History Museum’s famous dinosaur, Dippy.
Councillor Allen Brett looking happy about pay rise for carers.
18 November 2020
Thousands of frontline care staff across the borough are in line for a pay boost after the council backed the introduction of the real living wage.
ToysARoo toy shop in Rochdale.
17 November 2020
Rochdale’s businesses have stepped up to help the council’s Christmas Toy Appeal after the normal drop off points were forced to close due to national coronavirus restrictions.
Cars and buses cartoon in a clean air zone.
16 November 2020
Businesses are being called on to have their say in 2 major public consultations to help shape Greater Manchester’s plans to tackle air pollution as part of efforts to build back cleaner and greener following the pandemic.
13 November 2020
Residents and veterans honoured the nation’s war heroes as the borough fell silent on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day to pay tribute to the fallen.
Councillor Allen Brett looking serious.
13 November 2020
Public health officials in Rochdale are urging residents not to mix with each other as cases in residents aged over 60 rise to double the national rate.
Councillor Neil Emmott at a gritting depot.
12 November 2020
Teams at Rochdale Borough Council are ready to hit the road to tackle this winter.
Airport sign.
11 November 2020
A man has been handed 2 £1,000 fines after sending his children to school when they returned to Rochdale from Spain.
Rochdale Relationships Matter logo.
10 November 2020
All councils across Greater Manchester are following in Rochdale’s footsteps and having a relationships revolution.
2 young children.
10 November 2020
Rochdale Borough Council is implementing the innovative Mockingbird programme.
Number One Riverside.
06 November 2020
Rochdale Borough Council is ready to support residents and businesses through the new national lockdown.
Volunteers with donated toys.
04 November 2020
Rochdale Borough Council will soon be seeking donations to this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal.
Youth Opportunity Fund logo.
02 November 2020
Young people from across the borough can apply for grants from the council’s Youth Opportunity Fund.
A bright red poppy.
30 October 2020
The council has confirmed arrangements for this year’s Remembrance Sunday.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed.
28 October 2020
Council adult care staff have gone the extra mile to raise vital funds for local care homes.
Councillor Kieran Heakin, cabinet member for children's services.
28 October 2020
Parents of children due to start secondary school in September 2021 only have a few days left to apply for their child’s place.
Councillors Kieran Heakin and Rachel Massey with Grace Farrell and Fiona Collins from our talk to learn team.
27 October 2020
Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is a hidden disability that affects one in 14 children.
Crowds at a previous switch-on event.
26 October 2020
Rochdale’s big Christmas lights switch-on and festive market will not take place this year due to the coronavirus outbreak.
How the new room could look.
23 October 2020
New photos to show how the new Rochdale Register Office will look have been released.
Toni Carter and Andy Turner.
23 October 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has been named in the first ever top 100 employers with an outstanding apprenticeship programme.
Council leader, Councillor Allen Brett.
23 October 2020
Rochdale Borough Council will be funding extra free school meal vouchers during this October half term.
Rochdale Town Hall.
22 October 2020
Rochdale Town Hall is in line for a major restoration after The National Lottery Heritage Fund approved an £8.3 million grant.
Fruits and vegetables in a heart-shaped tray.
19 October 2020
Residents in Rochdale borough are being urged to check their risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Hare Hill Park in Littleborough.
19 October 2020
The borough’s parks have swept the board once again at the 2020 Green Flag Awards.
A house.
15 October 2020
A payment of £500 is available to residents on low incomes who are required to self-isolate.
Illustration of Rochdale Riverside Phase 2.
15 October 2020
Plans to build over 240 new homes on a derelict brownfield site in central Rochdale have taken a major step forward.
14 October 2020
Residents are being urged to follow the latest government guidance to prevent the strictest level of local restrictions being imposed.
The Youth Choir performing in the final.
13 October 2020
Rochdale Music Service Youth Choir wowed the nation at ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final to finish second.
New apprentice Stuart Clarke-Neal.
12 October 2020
In the last 2 months, 15 new apprentices have joined Rochdale Borough Council in a variety of roles.
Artist's impression of the new play area.
09 October 2020
A new castle-themed play unit is set to feature as part of major upgrade works to the main play area at Queen’s Park.
A married couple standing in front of Number One Riverside.
05 October 2020
Rochdale Register Office is set to move to a new home at Number One Riverside in the town centre.
A red poppy.
28 September 2020
Remembrance Sunday in 2020 will be commemorated across the borough in a different way.
A food parcel being packed.
28 September 2020
Families facing food shortages are to be given a further helping hand from the council.
Exploding fireworks.
24 September 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has confirmed that its public bonfires and firework displays have been cancelled this year.
Irene Peachey leading a reading session.
21 September 2020
Irene Peachey, a popular member of our library staff, has retired after nearly 40 years’ loyal service.
A young child with a stuffed lion toy.
21 September 2020
A coalition of adoption agencies across the country have joined forces to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign.
Part of our get tested poster.
18 September 2020
A temporary coronavirus mobile testing unit is opening in Lower Falinge on Monday, 21 September 2020.
A electric car being recharged.
18 September 2020
The council underlined its green credentials by hosting a special event to mark World Electric Vehicle Day.
Councillor Allen Brett standing in Number One Riverside.
17 September 2020
Council leader Allen Brett’s call for a care home funding package to be extended has been backed by the government.
Display promoting our bulky waste offer.
11 September 2020
Rochdale Borough Council’s bulky waste collection service have seen booking numbers rocket.
Poster promoting flu vaccinations.
10 September 2020
Parents are being urged to allow their children to receive the free flu vaccination this year.
Councillor Kieran Heakin on primary school admissions.
07 September 2020
Parents and carers of children who are due to start primary school in September 2021 can apply for their child’s first school place from Monday, 7 September 2020.
Councillor Sara Rowbotham when a woman was fined for not self-isolating.
07 September 2020
A woman has been fined £1,000 after refusing to self-isolate when she returned to Rochdale from a family holiday in Spain.
Councillor Allen Brett.
04 September 2020
The leader of Rochdale Borough Council has called on the government to extend and increase a vital grant for the local care sector.
Fox at an RSPCA centre.
04 September 2020
Rochdale Animal Centre is set for a new home at Hollingworth Lake.
Councillor Sara Rowbotham looking subdued.
04 September 2020
Another business that was found to be flouting coronavirus rules has been shut down by the council.
Councillor Kieran Heakin.
02 September 2020
Parents of children across the borough who are due to start secondary school in September 2021 can apply for their child’s school place from now until Monday, 2 November 2020.
Councillor Sara Rowbotham taking a stand against COVID-19 racism.
01 September 2020
Rochdale Borough Council is taking a stand against racism linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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