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About your council

Corporate priorities, who's who and how we operate.


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Mayors

Read about the duties and responsibilities of the council's Mayor.


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Council departments

View the council leadership structure and list of directorates.


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Freedom of Information

We're committed to open and transparent government and believe that making information available to the public is central to the democratic process. Find out more.


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Charitable trusts

Trusts and organisations aim to support local residents who meet certain criteria.


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Help to get the most from your council website

Help with using the website and find out how we make it accessible for everyone.  


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Equality and diversity

Our vision for equality and diversity is of representing, serving and employing people as equals and valuing the diversity of their contributions.


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Citizenship ceremonies

A Citizenship Ceremony is the final stage in granting British Citizenship to foreign nationals.


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Insurance claims against the council

Compensation claims against us must be made in writing and signed by the person making the claim.


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Today's committee meetings

All meeting​​​s are open to the public unless excluded in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

View meeting calendar​​​ ​

Featured events

FEATURED EVENT: Dippy on Tour
01 January 2018

10 February 2020 - 28 June 2020

Visitors to Rochdale can enjoy 2 dinosaur adventures as part of their visit and they're both free.

FEATURED EVENT: Rochdale Food and Drink Festival
02 January 2018

04 April 2020

Star chefs cooking live, food and drink village, workshops, music, bars, stalls and family entertainment in the spectacular setting of Rochdale Town Hall.

FEATURED EVENT: Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market
03 January 2018

April to September 2020

One of Greater Manchester’s most popular outdoor car boot events.

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