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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.
Domestic abuse services launch
13 October 2017
New emergency accommodation and support services for victims and children affected by domestic abuse have launched in the borough of Rochdale.
At risk groups urged to get free winter flu vaccine
13 October 2017
The quick and simple flu vaccination is the best protection from the virus.
Rochdale car finance company moves up a gear with ambitious expansion
13 October 2017
Local car finance company, Marsh, has more than quadrupled its floor space and driven up staff numbers following a council-backed move to the Victorian Crossfield Mill.
Back and better than ever – Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival returns
13 October 2017
The biggest arts event in the borough - Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival returns next week, bringing stars of page, stage and screen to town with nearly 40 shows.
Resting place of famous Rochdale-born statesman benefits from council spruce up
11 October 2017
The final resting place of Rochdale’s most famous son, the leading parliamentarian John Bright, has re-opened after a council revamp.
Run Rochdale – hundreds hit roads for Half Marathon, 10K and fun run
10 October 2017
Hundreds of runners descended on Rochdale this weekend for the annual Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run on Sunday morning.
Heritage properties.
06 October 2017
2 more properties designed by the renowned architect Edgar Wood have been restored to their former glory as part of Middleton’s £2.8 million Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI).
The Dog’s Trust..
06 October 2017
The North West's only dedicated and dog-friendly walking route has been created in one of the borough's flagship parks.
• Miss Julie Goodyear MBE with Mayor of Rochdale Councillor Ian Duckworth.
06 October 2017
Actress Julie Goodyear MBE was given the freedom of the borough of Rochdale at a packed ceremony at the borough’s famous town hall last night.
John Bright.
05 October 2017
The final resting place of the famous Rochdale-born MP, John Bright, who helped bring about massive social change during the Victorian period, has been given a £100,000 makeover by the council.
Bonfire at Cronkeyshaw Common in 2015.
04 October 2017
Rochdale Borough Council is igniting its flare for fabulous fireworks again this year with another 3 organised displays across the borough.
Runners hit the-road - crowd.
04 October 2017
Runners and spectators are getting ready for Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run this Sunday (8 October 2017) (morning when over 1,000 runners hit the road for the annual event.
Tudor court.
02 October 2017
An extensive refurbishment at Heywood’s Tudor Court has been officially opened after a special ceremony attended by scores of people from across the local health community.
Children at school.
02 October 2017
Parents of children who are due to start primary school in September 2018 can apply for their child's first school place from Monday, 2 October 2017.
Andrew Bridson, Sir Eric Pickles and Mark Moorhouse.
29 September 2017
Cardinal Langley High School, Middleton, and Matthew Moss High School, Rochdale, both feature in the annual Parliamentary Review for leading the way in education.
Staff taking part in 'Boogie Bounce'.
29 September 2017
Rochdale Borough Council got moving this Wednesday (27 September 2017) in support of the most active day of the year.
Rochdale Town Hall
29 September 2017
Rochdale's fabulous Grade-I Victorian Gothic town hall and museum and art gallery, Touchstones Rochdale, have both been given the Visit England 'Quality Assured Visitor Attraction' accreditation in recognition of the town's top tourism offer.
27 September 2017
With just days to go before this year’s Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run, we are reminding participants to save money by entering online and signing up before midnight on Sunday, 1 October 2017.
Children's toys.
25 September 2017
More than 900 children took part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge across the borough’s libraries.
Neil Thornton.
22 September 2017
We have appointed Neil Thornton as our new Director of Resources. Neil, currently Director of Finance and Corporate Business at Salford City Council has over 20 years’ experience in public and private sector senior roles.
Sarah Ward.
21 September 2017
Top crime writer Sarah Ward will be visiting the borough next week to promote her latest novel in the gripping DC Childs crime series.
Zach and Rebecca at Rochdale Town Hall.
21 September 2017
Two talented underwater hockey players who made a splash on the international stage have been hailed by the council.
Stop smoking.
21 September 2017
Smokers are being urged to give up cigarettes this Stoptober as statistics show there's never been a better time to quit.
Manchester's new Consul General of Pakistan is weclomed to Rochdale.
21 September 2017
Rochdale's commitment to community cohesion was underlined when a civic reception was held for Manchester's new Consul General of Pakistan.
Councillor Peter Williams.
19 September 2017
Rochdale Borough Council's Number One Riverside offices will play host to a recruitment event for budding apprentices on Wednesday, 20 September 2017.
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon and 10K runners
19 September 2017
With just weeks to go before this year’s Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run, we are reminding everyone to enter online and sign up before the deadline of midnight on 29 September 2017.
Statement of Steve Rumbelow, chief executive of Rochdale Borough Council.
18 September 2017
Mr Rumbelow said: “The events that took place at Cambridge House and Knowl View and other establishments in Rochdale have cast a long shadow over the town for many years and have undoubtedly caused pain to many people.
15 September 2017
With autumn leaf fall fast approaching, please tell us if you see any blocked gullies so they can be cleaned. (Gullies are the grates found at the side of a road.)
15 September 2017
Please be on your guard, we’ve heard reports of fraudulent council tax and business rates agents operating across the country.
Rochdale Town Hall.
15 September 2017
Our latest budget savings proposals were considered by the Cabinet last night (Thursday).
15 September 2017
Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run returns on Sunday 8 October and residents are being warned about road closures along the routes between 10am and 2pm.
• Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed, cabinet member for adult services, offically opened the sensory awareness day.
14 September 2017
Displays from guide dogs, FREE hearing tests, carers’ assessments and a special visit from the fire service.
Cricket club bowled over by smoking ban.
13 September 2017
A local cricket club has become the second sports club in the borough to go ‘smoke free’ in a bid to protect children from the harms of smoking.
Wild flowers.
13 September 2017
Rochdale Borough Council has developed an innovative idea for grass verges which is brightening roads across the borough.
Councillor Janet Emsley.
08 September 2017
​​​There's lots for children and families to look forward to at this year's Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.
Sir Michael Parkinson.
07 September 2017
Sir Michael Parkinson has had to cancel his appearance at Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival while he recovers from a back operation.
Castleton Baths.
07 September 2017
A local businessman who took the plunge and splashed out to save Castleton Swimming Pool has been hailed.
Youth Cabinet with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.
06 September 2017
Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet play vital role in getting discounted travel card on the road.
People having a drink.
01 September 2017
Innovative council support packages in Rochdale have given the high street extra purchase, with more than 20 new business opening in the town centre since 2015.
Boy and girl.
01 September 2017
Parents of children due to start secondary school in September 2018 will be able to apply for their child's school place from Friday, 1 September to Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
Rochdale Riverside retail and leisure development.
31 August 2017
Rochdale's new £60 million shopping and leisure centre is moving closer, with site investigations about to be completed ready for building to begin later in 2017.
Greater Manchester Construction Training Limited.
31 August 2017
Rochdale's regeneration boom has fuelled another business boost, with a new firm looking to supply the construction workers of tomorrow.
Councillor Billy Sheerin, assistant cabinet member for adult services, with local carers.
31 August 2017
Carers across the Rochdale borough have given the thumbs up to the excellent standard of service they receive from the council.
Discharge to assess.
30 August 2017
Rochdale has been named as one of the best performing health and social care systems in the country.
Julie Goodyear.
29 August 2017
The nation's favourite TV pint puller - Coronation Street legend Julie Goodyear MBE - is to be given the Freedom of the Borough of Rochdale by the council.
Council leader Richard Farnell with Mike and Sarah Howarth, and Darren Wright.
25 August 2017
One of the most well-known and historic buildings in Rochdale, which was the town’s leading coach house during the Victorian period, is set to re-open this weekend (Saturday, 26 August 2017) following a £200,000 refurbishment.
Council leader Richard Farnell and Marnie Kennedy.
25 August 2017
A hairdresser with a razor sharp eye on Rochdale's regeneration has opened a new salon in a recently transformed part of the town centre.
Rochdale Borough's Member of Youth Parliament Sarah Mahmood.
24 August 2017
Rochdale borough's young people are invited to take part in the national Make Your Mark campaign to vote on issues that are important to them.
Cars in car park.
24 August 2017
Changes to charges in some council-owned car parks in Rochdale will come into effect this Saturday, 26 August 2017.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed, Sharon Twigg, Councillor Billy Sheerin, Julie Urmson.
22 August 2017
Two Rochdale councillors spent a morning with Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) to see first-hand their vital work supporting some of the borough's most vulnerable people.
Council leader Richard Farnell and Mohammed Shafiq behind the bar at Bar Cuba.
22 August 2017
Businesses' growing appetite for investing in Rochdale has been cemented with the opening of of 2 new cafes and a bar in recent weeks.
Councillor Janet Emsley Cotton Famine.
18 August 2017
One of Rochdale’s most famous and historic landmarks provided a beautiful backdrop to an afternoon of song, dance and reminiscing.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed with some of the council's sensory awareness team.
18 August 2017
The council is holding an information and advice day for the thousands of residents across the borough with hearing, sight and speech problems.
Richard Farnell, leader of Rochdale Borough Council with Conrad and Victoria Parrott and Councillor Daniel Meredith.
18 August 2017
A children’s furniture supplier is celebrating after creating the largest nursery furniture showroom in the UK in the heart of Rochdale.
Sir Michael Parkinson.
18 August 2017
There's just a few days left to book special Early Bird tickets for this year's Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival, which has seen the highest opening sales in its 5-year history.
Traffic calming.
18 August 2017
The number of children seriously injured on the borough's roads has dramatically reduced over the past 16 years.
Rochdale sixth form a level results 2017.
18 August 2017
Rochdale students have bucked the national trend with their top marks in A-Level results.
Land at Kingsway Business Park is being developed.
17 August 2017
Changes to the timetable for delivering Greater Manchester’s long-awaited blueprint for growth will not prevent Rochdale Borough Council from pressing ahead with its own plans to attract more jobs and investment.
16 August 2017
Door staff working at venues in Rochdale town centre are to wear body cameras to help cut down on alcohol-related crime and anti-social behaviour.
SCP retirement Kath Slater.
15 August 2017
The end of the school term also signalled the end of patrol for long time crossing patrol officer Kath Slater.
Pilot frailty service.
15 August 2017
An innovative scheme is ensuring scores of Rochdale residents can access key services to improve their health and wellbeing.
Razorlight - Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
14 August 2017
Over 11,000 people packed Rochdale town centre this weekend for another feast of live music, food and family entertainment at the tenth Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Cow with in-growing horn.
11 August 2017
A local farmer has been given a 12-week curfew after failing to properly care for one of his cows.
Hollingworth Lake.
11 August 2017
After listening to feedback from concerned residents, the council has scrapped a proposal which would have seen charges more than double for those parking for more than 4 hours at Hollingworth Lake, one of the north west's best-loved tourist spots.
Life-saving course.
10 August 2017
Rochdale Borough Council staff are leading by example when it comes to being cardiac smart and life-saving ready – by using their lunch breaks to learn how to perform life-saving Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
Seized alcohol.
10 August 2017
Rochdale Borough Council is warning local retailers after 2 were caught selling alcohol to children during undercover mystery shop.
Stop smoking.
09 August 2017
Second-hand smoke has been linked to around 165,000 new cases of disease among children in the UK each year.
Gardening competition winners.
09 August 2017
Green-fingered residents have proven gardening is right up their alley during this year's 'Alleyways in Bloom' competition.
Golden Touch pale ale.
07 August 2017
The official beer for this year's Rochdale Feel Good Festival has been unveiled.
Feeling good party.
07 August 2017
Rochdale Feel Good Festival goers are advised to plan their journey, arrive early and allow plenty of time to get to the event, which promises to be the biggest and best in the festival's history.
04 August 2017
Rochdale Feel Good Festival will be tickling tastebuds and filling the town with live music this month.
Councillor Janet Emsley at the O2 shop.
04 August 2017
Digital communications store O2 Rochdale is encouraging visitors to this month's Rochdale Feel Good Festival to share their photos during the event.
Councillor Donna Martin.
04 August 2017
Rochdale Council's Cabinet has approved work to expand Matthew Moss Secondary school in order to provide vital school places for children and young people in the Rochdale borough.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed with the Intermediate Tier Service
02 August 2017
A Rochdale Borough Councillor showed off his culinary skills when council and health staff were served up a special 'thank you' curry.
Lee Nelson
01 August 2017
Television comic Lee Nelson brings his new tour to Middleton Arena this October 2017.
Patricia Boothman behind the bar at the Flying Horse Hotel.
31 July 2017
As Rochdale's Flying Horse Hotel prepares to welcome the crowds for its busiest weekend of the year, manager Patricia Boothman looks ahead to Rochdale Feel Good Festival and its 10th birthday.
Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market
28 July 2017
Extra dates have been added for our Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Collectors Market, extending the current season into early September 2017.
Michael Parkinson
28 July 2017
Tickets for Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival go on sale at 10am on Monday, 7 August 2017 with 25% off, so we are urging book fans and literature lovers to get theirs early and save money.
Pothole in road
27 July 2017
A bumper, almost £0.5 million road resurfacing scheme hits the road next week.
Mayoress of Rochdale, Christine Duckworth, Mayor of Rochdale Councillor Ian Duckworth, Tony Nugent.
26 July 2017
A car leasing company which has been in business for more than 20 years has found a new home in Rochdale, as part of its drive to grow.
Councillor Billy Sheerin welcomes members of the North West Older People's Network to the borough
26 July 2017
Older people's priorities were top of the agenda when 'councillor champions' from across the region came together in the splendour of Rochdale Town Hall.
Council Leader Richard Farnell.
25 July 2017
Rochdale Borough Council Leader Richard Farnell has accused the government of showing contempt for northern communities after electrification plans for a key TransPennine rail route were shelved.
Tuck in and enjoy – Rochdale’s feel good food factor
24 July 2017
Already famous for live music, the food will be drawing admirers too at Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Scam alert
24 July 2017
Businesses in the borough of Rochdale are being advised to be on their guard and watch out for 'FREE sample' fraud.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed is all set for the biryani night.
21 July 2017
A Rochdale borough councillor will swap the chamber for the kitchen when he cooks up a Biryani as a special 'thank you' to council and health staff.
Sarah's classmates at Parkfield Primary School celebrate her success, with Councillor Janet Emsley.
21 July 2017
2 young nature lovers were amongst the winners in a 'name the peregrine falcon chick' competition organised by Rochdale Borough Council.
Jason Manford
20 July 2017
Comedian Jason Manford is to play a special show in the borough this October, ahead of his major national 'Muddle Class' tour in 2018.
We stand together.
20 July 2017
On Sunday, 16 July 2017 communities from the across the borough of Rochdale came together for a special concert to show solidarity with the victims of the Manchester, London and other terrorist attacks.
Alan Johnson
19 July 2017
More headline guests are on the line-up for this year's Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival.
Mark Foxley from Rochdale Town Centre Management.
19 July 2017
As a company dedicated to improving the vitality of the town centre, Rochdale Town Centre Management has played a leading role in Rochdale Feel Good Festival since introducing it in 2008.
Kingsway Park High School pupils
18 July 2017
Poignant Poem strikes a chord with top Poet.
Petit Café.
18 July 2017
A new continental-style café is cementing Rochdale's reputation as a town centre which is firmly on the up.
Rochdale Youth Service summer programme
18 July 2017
Rochdale youth service organise a variety of fun events for young people over the summer holidays.
Broad Park
18 July 2017
Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect Green Flag Awards.
School crossing patrol officers L-R, Helen Cowan, Robert Cooper, Patricia Devall and James McCan
17 July 2017
4 of the council's school crossing patrol officers have clocked up a combined 45 years' service.
Councillor Janet Emsley and Dianu Sfrijan.
17 July 2017
Former Rochdale Borough Council librarian Sheila Sfrijan dedicated her life to helping others, inspiring generations of people with her love of books, charming outlook and helpful personality.
Riccardo - The Voice Kids UK.
14 July 2017
Rochdale's latest singing sensation, Riccardo, is through to the semi-final of the The Voice Kids UK.
The Mayor at the Old Police Station in Heywood.
14 July 2017
The Old Police Station in Heywood celebrated its 10th birthday this week, marking a decade since the building, run by us, was converted into managed workspace.
First meet the buyer event.
12 July 2017
Over 150 small businesses from Rochdale and beyond took centre stage at an event designed to help them win contracts with some of the biggest public sector organisations in Greater Manchester.
Rochdale Business Awards.
12 July 2017
Companies across Rochdale are once again being given the chance to show they're the business, with nominations now open for the Rochdale Business Awards 2017.
Countryside Properties with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.
12 July 2017
The search is on for the borough's best new building or regeneration project.
The Old Police Station in Heywood.
12 July 2017
The Old Police Station in Heywood is preparing to celebrate a special birthday. On Thursday, 13 July 2017 it’s 10 years since we converted the building into managed workspace.
Ashley John-Baptiste.
12 July 2017
Star singer Ashley John-Baptiste entertained over 350 cared for children, young people and carers at Rochdale Borough Council’s celebration day for the achievements of the borough’s cared for children.
Councillor Kieran Heakin, Saqub Hussain. Alison Smith, Lisa Kimpton.
11 July 2017
A local children’s centre has put residents’ lives at the centre of its heart and become cardiac smart thanks to life-saving project.
11 July 2017
Greater Manchester Police are joining next month's Rochdale Feel Good Festival's 10th anniversary commemorations with a birthday of their own.
O2 Rochdale.
11 July 2017
Digital communications chain O2 Rochdale is backing this summer's Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Scam awareness
07 July 2017
Residents are being encouraged to get scam aware and do their part to prevent them this July for Scams Awareness Month.
Tower abseil
07 July 2017
Our thrilling annual charity abseil down Rochdale Town Hall is looking for dare devils with a head for heights. You'll get a bird's eye view of Rochdale and raise cash for a good cause.
Children's Champion Elections 4 July 2017.
07 July 2017
Rochdale Town Hall played host to the annual Children's Champion elections results on Tuesday, 4 July 2017, which saw a new champion take up the reigns.
Covenant signatures
06 July 2017
Rochdale Borough Council helped strike the right chord when political leaders from across Greater Manchester reaffirmed their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.
Next Stop Mars.
06 July 2017
Hot new band Next Stop Mars will play the main stage at Rochdale Feel Good Festival next month.
New houses
06 July 2017
Residents are being invited to nominate sites for potential development to help the council meet its target of building nearly 6,000 new homes by 2028.
Fun runners
04 July 2017
Further details of this year's Williams BMW Rochdale Fun Run have been announced.
Bin recycling point.
04 July 2017
Rochdale Borough Council is dumping its last community recycling collection points, which have become a haven for flytippers and are no longer needed because household recycling rates have soared.
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