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New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2017 - 2 fabulous displays in Rochdale town centre, 5.30pm and midnight.


Railway tracks.
15 December 2017
Rochdale is on track for a direct rail link to Manchester airport by summer 2018, following the completion of the Ordsall Chord railway line.
Mayor’s youth awards.
15 December 2017
The search is on for the borough’s next young superstar as the Mayor’s Youth Award’s launches.
Councillor Allen Brett.
14 December 2017
The new leader of Rochdale Borough Council has called for unity and asked people to “pull together” as he begins his new role.
Close-up of saxophone being played.
14 December 2017
New Year’s Eve in Rochdale town centre is shaping up to be another cracker - the day will feature 2 firework displays together with family entertainment in the afternoon and a live orchestra performing at night on the Esplanade.
Our top 10 catering team.
11 December 2017
sizzling school catering team has been named as one of the tastiest in the UK. Our team based at Lowerplace Primary School in Rochdale was named by Education Business Magazine as one of the top 10 in the country for providing outstanding catering.
Rochdale town centre.
08 December 2017
Rochdale town centre could be in line for a grant in the region of £500,000, as Historic England announced it has been named one of just 8 'Heritage Action Zones' across the country.
Staff with donated toys.
07 December 2017
There’s only a week left to donate to this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal and help give local children living in poverty a great Christmas Day. The appeal is organised by our staff-run ‘Giving Back’ charity.
Turkey in an oven.
07 December 2017
Residents are being advised how to avoid food poisoning and make sure their Christmas isn’t a turkey this year. Rochdale Borough Council is backing the Food Standards Agency's ‘Let’s Talk Turkey’ campaign.
Starting line at 2017 Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon.
06 December 2017
The starting gun has been fired for the opening of registration for next year’s Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K and prices have been slashed by up to 28% for the event’s early bird offer.
Irene Peachey receives Bookstart award.
06 December 2017
Rochdale Borough Council librarian Irene Peachey is celebrating again after officially receiving her award for decades of promoting reading to youngsters.
Gold awards at North West In Bloom - winners.
05 December 2017
The talents and hard work of Rochdale Borough Council, In Bloom Groups, businesses, communities and residents were rewarded with a record number of prestigious gold awards at the annual Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) North West In Bloom award ceremony.
Staff Awards group photograph.
05 December 2017
The outstanding achievements of our employees were recognised during The Ace Staff Awards held at the town hall.
Youth Wind Band Gold Award.
04 December 2017
Rochdale music services’ youth wind band were given a gold award at the regional heat of the National Concert Band Festival which is the largest wind band and big band festival in the UK.
Christmas card winner.
04 December 2017
Christmas has come early for 16 year old Sana Ahmad from Rochdale. The Redwood School pupil's design was chosen for our Chief Executive Steve Rumbelow' s official card after winning a festive design competition.
Maise Byron Lewis Baker and Tyler Lord perform Dani California.
01 December 2017
A musical singing showcase has been set up by the council’s music service to get more high school pupils involved in demonstrating their talents.
Hamer Primary School.
30 November 2017
Local schoolchildren got a lesson in life-saving with a special cardiac smart training session on how to use defibrillators.
Rochdale's Carers' Rights Day.
29 November 2017
Rochdale's Carers' Rights Day was hailed as the most successful ever after hundreds of carers found out about all the help, advice and support available to them.
Cotton Famine.
29 November 2017
A year after featuring in a hit television documentary Rochdale’s famous Cotton Famine Road is in the news again following a huge cash injection to promote the area.
Youth service.
29 November 2017
Rochdale and Oldham councils are offering more training for youth workers in a bid to boost numbers in their areas.
29 November 2017
The council’s adult care has been ranked as one of the best across the north west in a national survey of service users.
Save Samantha cheque.
29 November 2017
Staff from the council’s fostering team completed a knockout challenge to raise over £700 for lifesaving treatment.
Face painting.
29 November 2017
Over 250 Balderstone and Kirkholt residents attended a ‘Wild West’ event with a festive twist at St Thomas’ Church in Rochdale.
Employment team.
29 November 2017
The council’s Employment Links Team won 2 accolades at the recent Greater Manchester Skills for Employment Awards, at a ceremony organised by the Growth Company.
End violence against women.
28 November 2017
The council and its partners have pledged their support for the White Ribbon Campaign, which aims to put a stop to violence against women.
Christmas present.
27 November 2017
A selection of Rochdale’s best small businesses will be showcasing a selection yuletide treats at a special Christmas Market to celebrate Small Business Saturday on 2 December 2017.
27 November 2017
Festive fever spread to Rochdale this weekend as the countdown to Christmas started with the lights switch-on and a dazzling fireworks display at the town hall.
Tiger's Tale.
22 November 2017
Children get in on the circus act as council and M6 theatre link for special project.
Festive market.
20 November 2017
Rochdale's festive countdown kicks off this weekend, when the town hall stages a Christmas Market followed by the lights-switch on and fireworks on Saturday, 25 November 2017.
Against loan sharks.
20 November 2017
Organisations across the borough of Rochdale have been gaining the skills they need to fight loans sharks and the problems they can cause in communities.
Give HIV the finger.
20 November 2017
Rochdale borough residents are being encouraged to find out their HIV status by ‘giving HIV the finger' during National HIV Testing Week, Saturday, 18 - Saturday, 25 November 2017.
Film launch.
16 November 2017
Pupils from Kingsway Park High School were treated to the full film star experience to a packed out screen premiering their film.
16 November 2017
Heywood is on track to becoming ‘cardiac smart’ as another life-saving defibrillator gets up and running at the town’s famous Queen’s Park.
New heritage, cultural and spiritual centre.
16 November 2017
A poignant memorial dedicated to the life of popular Rochdale Borough Council librarian Sheila Sfrijan has officially opened.
Middleton School.
15 November 2017
One of the most important historic buildings in Middleton is to be totally restored in a council and lottery revamp which tops half a million pounds.
Rochdale Cenotaph.
15 November 2017
A quartet of historic lights around Rochdale Cenotaph have been restored to their former glory.
Premiere of the 'Don't Hate Me Film' at St Luke's Primary School.
14 November 2017
Ahead of anti-bullying week, St Luke's Primary School launches a short film against hate crime with help from Rochdale Borough Council and M6 Theatre.
14 November 2017
The shortlist for this year's Rochdale Borough Design Awards sponsored by Countryside Properties has been announced, and it's time for you to vote.
Rochdale Youth Brass Band.
14 November 2017
Rochdale Youth Brass Band reign supreme in popular contest.
Angie’s Angels.
14 November 2017
An inspiring group of volunteers who help ensure scores of homeless people are provided with furniture, food and toiletries when they are re-housed have been honoured.
Remembrance Sunday.
13 November 2017
Thousands gathered across the borough on Sunday for Remembrance Day Services to honour the nation's war heroes.
10 November 2017
A much-loved Rochdale librarian who has dedicated more than 40 years to helping babies and toddlers develop a love of books and reading has scooped a national award for her dedicated work.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K.
10 November 2017
​The date for next year's Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K will be Sunday, 7 October 2018.
Mr and Mrs Shaw.
10 November 2017
27 families from across the borough who have devoted 170 years to fostering children were celebrated at the council's annual long service awards.
Springfield Park's running track.
10 November 2017
Residents can get their running shoes on once again, as renovation works return disused running track to its former glory.
Local Government Chronicle awards ceremony
10 November 2017
Rochdale is in the running for 2 more prestigious local government awards after judges were wowed by the council’s drive to deliver high class services across the borough.
10 November 2017
A growing company which has set up in Rochdale's Globe Business Park is hoping to make world of difference to those who need a plumber or new bathroom.
Councillor Janet Emsley, Lisa Kimpton, Sara Harris, Sarah-Jayne Gilligan.
07 November 2017
Rochdale Borough Council's life-saving defibrillator project has won national recognition for being 'heart safe' at this year's UK Heart Safe Awards.
Rochdale Town Hall at Christmas.
07 November 2017
The countdown to Christmas begins in Rochdale this month - the festive market at the town hall, a big Christmas lights switch-on and fireworks is on Saturday, 25 November 2017.
New council built units.
07 November 2017
The first of 40 new council-built industrial units have been completed on the Dodgson Street Industrial Estate.
Small Business Saturday bus.
07 November 2017
A selection of the best small businesses in Rochdale came together for a special celebration of their unique contribution to local life, with a visit from the national Small Business Saturday bus.
Give a Christmas gift.
06 November 2017
We are now asking for donations to this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal, which helps to make sure local children living in poverty have presents to open on Monday, 25 December 2017.
Community western event.
03 November 2017
A popular community event returns this month. Residents of Balderstone and Kirkholt in Rochdale are being invited to a festive ‘Western’ event at St Thomas’ Church in Kirkholt on Monday, 20 November 2017.
Carers' rights.
03 November 2017
Local carers can learn more about the advice, help and support they are entitled to as Rochdale celebrates carers’ rights day.
KYP Apprenticeship Awards, Dominic Hudson, Zulf Ali and Steve Rumbelow.
02 November 2017
Council collects ‘Apprentice of the Year’ and ‘Most Supportive Employer’ at annual awards ceremony.
RECLAIM Girls Manifesto launch.
02 November 2017
Year 8 girls from schools in Rochdale delivered their manifesto for the first time to a captivated council audience.
Remembrance Day.
02 November 2017
02 November 2017
A Rochdale metal fabrication company which supplies several premier league football clubs has scored bigger premises as part of its goal to expand.
Liftec Lifts.
01 November 2017
A decision to open a new northern base in Rochdale 3 years ago has helped a rapidly-rising business reach a new level.
Small Business Saturday Bus.
31 October 2017
A national bus tour designed to help put small businesses on the fast lane to success will be stopping off at Rochdale.
Pulling a pint.
31 October 2017
Local pubs, bars and clubs are being warned that underage drinking will not be tolerated after 4 were caught serving alcohol to under 18s.
30 October 2017
The borough's firework retailers proved they really are 'Good Guys' as recent undercover tests found none selling to under 18s.
Darnhill community.
30 October 2017
Darnhill community is set to take charge of alcohol misuse as part of a pioneering programme aimed at reducing excessive drinking in Greater Manchester.
Cigarettes and alcohol.
27 October 2017
Youngsters in the borough of Rochdale are binning the booze and stubbing out the cigarettes, according to a recent survey.
Inspiring Stories Competition.
27 October 2017
Do you have a story to tell? Unleash your creativity with You Can Foster's Short Story competition and your story could be heard across the North West, Yorkshire and beyond.
Council stock up on grit.
25 October 2017
Our teams are ready to hit the road to tackle ice, sleet, flooding and snow this winter.
Tony Walsh.
24 October 2017
Performance poet Tony Walsh read some of his best known work as well as a co-operative themed poem he'd written especially for the festival in the magnificent setting of the Church of St Mary in the Baum.
Joy Barlow, Councillor Jaqueline Beswick and Lisa Kimpton with the newly installed defibrillator.
23 October 2017
Fashion Corner is proving that being cardiac smart and saving lives is all the rage by installing a brand new defibrillator on site.
Henry Hill Close.
23 October 2017
Famous flight commander and renowned architect Henry Hill had a Heywood road named in his honour at a special street unveiling service.
Dave Spikey.
20 October 2017
Double British Comedy Award Winner Dave Spikey returns to Middleton Arena next month during his anniversary tour.
Sarah Mahmood.
20 October 2017
This year’s annual Make Your Mark campaign saw a record number of young people from across the Rochdale borough cast their vote.
Award winning cleaning team.
20 October 2017
Rochdale Town Hall already has an award winning cleaning team, but now the team responsible for keeping all our buildings sparkling have been recognised as one of the best in the UK - reaching the final of a prestigious national competition.
Councillor Donna Martin.
20 October 2017
The Sunrise Team, the borough’s multi-agency hub for tackling child sexual exploitation (CSE), has been approached by Hopwood Hall College and the Real Trust to deliver vital new training to keep children safe.
Staff from Heywood and Middleton Community Mental Health Team supported Mental Health Awareness Day.
19 October 2017
Staff from Rochdale Council supported World Mental Health Awareness Day with a day of action around the theme ‘mental health in the workplace’.
Henry Hill.
18 October 2017
Heywood will come together this weekend to commemorate the life of Henry Hill - a revered local figure who was killed in action during World War I.
Halloween costume.
18 October 2017
Parents are being urged get fire safety savvy this Halloween to protect children from the dangers caused by naked flames and fancy dress costumes.
Remembrance Sunday.
17 October 2017
Residents across the borough will have chance to pay their respects to those who have made sacrifices in defence of the country at this year’s Remembrance Day Services.
Rochdale Market renovation.
17 October 2017
Work to transform the former Santander building in Rochdale town centre into an indoor facility, complete with cafe and fresh food stalls, is under way.
Middleton's Jubilee Park.
17 October 2017
The grade II listed staircase and exedra in Middleton's Jubilee Park has been transformed following an £87,000 makeover.
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Christmas at Clock Tower Dining Room
01 December 2017
12noon-3.30pm, Friday, 1 December - Tuesday, 19 December 2017. Enjoy our 2 or 3-course set menu at the Clock Dining Room. Book a table and enjoy a top-quality and great value lunch that’s sure to fill your belly and recharge your batteries.
Family New Year’s Eve Fireworks
31 December 2017
2pm-5.30pm. Fireworks display including children's rides, disco, circus performers, food and drink.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
31 December 2017
10pm-12.15 am. New Year’s Eve Fireworks event.