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COVID-19: in light of the current situation, the Chartered Institute of Housing has published several documents. These documents cover topics such as:

  • Protection from eviction
  • Housing benefits
  • Temporary accommodation for rough sleepers
  • Speaking to your tenants about coronavirus
Chartered Institute of Housing COVID-19 information

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Featured events

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.