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Council awards

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2017 awards​

​​UK Heart Safe Awards​

UK Heart Safe Awards​ 2017. The Heart Safe Awards are the UK’s leading national awards competition to celebrate organisations and employers who invest in creating Heart Safe environments as well as the acts of individuals who have saved lives while at work or leisure.

The council was awarded ‘Public Sector Organisation of the Year’ for the #RochDefibs project (in partnership with North West Ambulance Service). Judges were impressed by the number of defibrillators the project has installed in the borough and the successful social media campaign.

 


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​​Green Flag Awards​

Green Flag Awards​8 of our parks and green spaces have won Green Flag Award status this year: Hare Hill Park, Littleborough, Hopwood Park, Heywood, Jubilee Park, Middleton, Middleton (Boarshaw) Cemetery, Milnrow Memorial Park, Queen's Park, Heywood, Rochdale Memorial Gardens and Truffet Park, Middleton. ​​​


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SOCITM Better Connected 2016​​​-17

SOCITM

​​​​​​​​Council websites get independently rated every year. This website was awarded a maximum four-star rating by Better Connected, identified as one of only 35 four-star subscribing council websites in the country and well within the top 10% of highest performing council websites in the country.  


Internet Crystal Mark

 Internet Crystal MarkThis website achieved the Internet Crystal Mark which shows our commitment​ to plain English throughout the web​site.


ABCDCleaning Team of the Year Awards

Our team collected the award for the Best Public Sector Cleaning Team in the UK at the Cleaning Team of the Year 2017 Awards, sponsored by the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers (ABCD) and Denis Rawlins.


Local Government Chronicle 2017 award. Local Government Chronicle Health and social care award

Rochdale’s intermediate tier service reduced the number of emergency hospital admissions and helped keep people independent. It's delivered by a partnership between the NHS, Rochdale council, the third sector and carers, and supports about 2,000 people per year.


2016 awards​

Supplier Excellence Award. Supplier Excellence Award

The Digital Services Team won the Supplier Excellence Award that recognises outstanding performance for working with a supplier and celebrates innovation, collaboration, efficiency and going the extra mile.


White Ribbon Campaign​​. White Ribbon Status

White Ribbon Campaign UK is part of a global movement to put a stop to male violence against women and girls.

We are committed to support the aims of the White Ribbon Campaign: Never to commit, condone, or ​remain silent about violence against women.


North West In Bloom. North West In Bloom

​​We and our partner organisations celebrate massive North West In Bloom successes in 2016, with Gold Medals for Heywood in Bloom and Rochdale in Bloom.

This beats the Silver Gilt medals of previous years and shows we are improving our local environment with the support of many partner organisations.


Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee. Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee

​​We won Best Communications Campaign of the year for our Recycling Saves Money campaign and were runners up in the Team of the Year, for our team of Recycling and Participation Officers and Recycling Officer of the Year.


​​​Reading​ Ahead​

The Reading Agency

The Library service h​as won a silver award for successfully supporting over 100 people to complete The Reading Agency’s Reading Ahead challenge.​


​​MRW National Recycling Awards​MRW National Recycling Awards 2014

2 awards.​ Food Waste Initiative Award for innovation and creativity in tackling food waste. ​Communications Award for taking a fresh approach to delivering key communication initiatives.​​​​



​​Green Flag Awards​

Green Flag Awards​6 of our parks and green spaces have won Green Flag Award status this year: Truffet Park in Middleton, Middleton (Boarshaw) Cemetery, Queen's Park in Heywood, Rochdale Town centre parks (incorporating Broadfield Park, Packer Spout and St Chad's Gardens and Rochdale Memorial Gardens), Milnrow Memorial Gardens and Hare Hill Park in Littleborough. ​​​


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Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment​

RTPI Awards for Planning ExcellenceThe Royal Town Planning Institute Awards for Planning Excellence,​ highlight exceptional examples of planning and ce​lebrate the contribution that planners and planning make to society.​


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Resil​ience Award winnerAlarm

We won the Resilience Award at the 2016 Alarm Risk​​s Awards ceremony in Manchester, held to recognise the excellent work of risk and insurance professionals throughout public and community services across the country. 


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Lead Association for Catering in Education awards

LACA

Shirley Murphy, Assistant Catering Manager at Rochdale Borough Council won two bronze awards at the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA) Awards in Birmingham in July 2016.​ ​      


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Best Council 2016

This website picked up best local authority website in the country in the 'Search, navigation and A-Z' category at the Better Connected Live 2016 awards.


SOCITM Better Connected 2016​​​

SOCITM

​​​​​​​​This website was awarded a maximum four-star rating at the Better Connected ceremony in Birmingham in May 2016. Rochdale was one of only 13 councils in the UK to maintain its four-star rating from 2015.

 


Internet Crystal Mark

 Internet Crystal MarkThis website achieved the Internet Crystal Mark which shows our commitment​ to plain English throughout the web​site.


​​​​​​2015 awards​

Cardiac Smart Gold Award 2015

Cardiac Smart logoThe Cardiac Smart award recognises those who are dedicated to raising awareness of heart health, basic life support and defibrillators. The public health team had to fulfil a series of criteria to gain its gold award, including ensuring all staff were trained in CPR and defibrillator use, and installing 2 defibrillators at Number One Riverside, Rochdale.


Gr​een Flag AwardsKeep Britain Tidy Green Flag Award

8 of our parks have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag status by the Keep Britain Tidy group. Queen’s Park in Heywood, Middleton (Boarshaw) Cemetery and Crematorium, Truffet Park in Middleton, Milnrow Memorial Park, Hare Hill Park in Littleborough and Rochdale Town Centre Parks (Broadfield Park, Packer Spout Garden and Rochdale Memorial Gardens).


The Nudge AwardsThe Nudge Awards 2015

The Nudge Awards (or ‘Nudgeys’) set a gold standard for work in the behavioural science community. Rochdale Borough Council has been awarded a 2015 Nudge Award for the 'Get Moneysmart' campaign in association with ICE Cre​ates Ltd

Rochdale Town Hall on TripAdvisorTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015

The Certificate of Excellence award is given to outstanding hospitality businesses that have received praise and recognition in reviews by TripAdvisor travellers. We are proud Rochdale Town Hall has won this award for the second consecutive year.


SOCITM Better Connected 2015​

SOCITM

Rochdale Borough Council has been awarded 4 out of 4 stars for the quality and performance of our website for the 3rd consecutive year. SOCITM review public sector websites in the UK across a variety of categories: desktop and mobile usability, ease of access to services and online transactions and quality of information. We are now the only council in Greater Manchester to receive this 4 star rating.


Plain English CampaignPlain English Campaign

Our website has reached the Internet Crystal Mark standard for the 2nd consecutive year. In undertaking the initial review The Plain English Campaign examined the language, accessibility, navigation, design and layout of the site.


The Reading Agency Six Book ChallengeThe Reading Agency

The Library service won a bronze award for successfully supporting 78 people to complete The Reading Agency Six Book Challenge.


2014 awards

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

The Certificate of Excellence award is given to outstanding hospitality businesses that have received praise and recognition in reviews by TripAdvisor travellers.We are proud Rochdale Town Hall has won this award.

 


British Council for OfficesBritish Council for Offices National Awards

National winner, best of the best and the best corporate workplace in the country. The BCO described the building as ‘a true success, meeting an exacting brief for a great looking and energy efficient building.’

 


British Council for OfficesBritish Council for Offices Awards

North West winner, Number One Riverside. The awards recognise top quality design and functionality and are a benchmark for excellence in workplaces. The award is another seal of approval for the council building.

 


Civic Trust Awards 2014Civic Trust Awards 2014

Commendation for Number One Riverside.

 


SOCITM Better Connected 2014SOCITM

Our website has again been singled out for special praise in a UK-wide review of local authority and public sector websites, rated 4 out of 4 stars, mobile responsive and 'outstanding'.

 


English HeritageEnglish Heritage

2 more structures in the borough have been handed prestigious Listed status. 

 


MRW National Recycling Awards 2014MRW National Recycling Awards

Local Authority Innovation for the Right Stuff Right Bin campaign.

 

 


Green Flag AwardsKeep Britain Tidy Green Flag Award

8 of our parks have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag status by the Keep Britain Tidy group.

 


RIBA North West Regional AwardRoyal Institute of British Architects

Number One Riverside, The Royal Institute of British Architects North West Regional Award.

 


RICS North West Awards - Building Through InnovationRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Number One Riverside, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, North West Awards - Building Through Innovation.

 


The Reading Agency Six Book ChallengeThe Reading Agency

The Library service won a bronze award for successfully supporting over 50 people to complete The Reading Agency Six Book Challenge.

 


Plain English CampaignPlain English Campaign

Our website reached the Internet Crystal Mark standard. In undertaking the review The Plain English Campaign examined the language, accessibility, navigation, design and layout of the site.

 


Greater Manchester PoliceGreater Manchester Police

Community Services Consequence Management Team, were awarded the Greater Manchester Police Divisional Award, for the work done in partnership with the Police at the funeral of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

 


Kashmir Youth ProjectKashmere Youth Project (KYP)

Community Services Cohesion Hub, won the Special Award for their work following the death and during the funeral of Fusilier Lee Rigby.


2013 awards

Mixology Interior Design AwardsMixology North

Winner 2013 Public Sector Project of the Year for Number One Riverside.

 

 


Greater Manchester Chamber Of CommerceGreater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Award

Number One Riverside, winner Building of the Year 2013.

 


The Concrete SocietyConcrete Society

Number One Riverside, mixed use building winner.

 


Local Authority Building ControlLocal Authority Building Control (North West)

Number One Riverside. Highly commended, Best Public Service Building.

 


North West In Bloom AwardsNorth West In Bloom

North West in Bloom is the voluntary regional organisation that runs the competition in Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. In 2013, In Bloom silver gilt medals were won in Heywood, Pennines and Rochdale.



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