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Councillor Rachel Massey in front of an illuminated Christmas tree.
02 December 2021
The deadline is fast approaching for donating gifts to Rochdale Borough Council’s Christmas Toy Appeal.
Councillors Rachel Massey and Sue Smith with books of Aldi vouchers.
25 November 2021
Rochdale Borough Council has put in place a support programme to help with essentials this winter.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale with Father Christmas and pantomime stars.
24 November 2021
The countdown to Christmas officially began in Rochdale on Saturday, 20 November 2021.
Rochdale in Rainbows logo with text reading, Lets get the borough together.
22 November 2021
After being cancelled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Rochdale in Rainbows is returning.
Councillor Sue Smith standing under Gaia.
22 November 2021
Gaia, the stunning replica of planet Earth, is open in Rochdale and you can see it for free.
Councillor Daniel Meredith at the construction site of the new link road.
19 November 2021
Work to create a brand new link road at junction 19 of the M62 is well underway.
Councillor Daniel Meredith standing in front of some of our gritting lorries.
17 November 2021
Teams at Rochdale Borough Council are ready to hit the road to tackle ice, sleet, flooding and snow this winter.
Rochdale Riverside lit up in the snow.
16 November 2021
The countdown to Christmas begins in Rochdale on Saturday, 20 November 2021.
5 veterans holding regimental flags in Rochdale Riverside.
15 November 2021
Thousands gathered across the borough for Remembrance Day Services to pay tribute to the fallen.
A mentor and student in conversation.
12 November 2021
A new work and skills hub will be throwing open its doors in Heywood.
Stefan Gates holding a fire extinguisher.
11 November 2021
Tickets are now on sale to see television presenter and Gastronaut Stefan Gates.
Council leader Councillor Neil Emmott and the team with the LGC award.
11 November 2021
Rochdale’s bold approach to regeneration and job creation has been recognised with success at the LGC awards.
Councillor Neil Emmott at COP26 in Glasgow.
09 November 2021
Councillor Neil Emmott will tell the world about Rochdale’s ambitious plans to tackle climate change at COP26.
Deputy MYP Ismail Malik and MYP Adam Rennie.
09 November 2021
The hunt is on for young people passionate about issues their peers face and who want to make a difference.
Parent Grace and her son Kairo with a youth hub worker.
08 November 2021
A brand new youth hub has launched in Rochdale borough to help young people unlock their potential.
Portrait of Councillor Sue Smith.
05 November 2021
A programme of local community investment totalling over £160,000 is being delivered across the borough.
Rochdale Riverside lit up at night in the snow.
05 November 2021
Rochdale’s Christmas lights party is back and it’s going to be bigger than ever.
Mayor of Rochdale with Rochdale councillors, Bernard Pendleton from North West In Bloom and Rochdale team.
05 November 2021
The borough of Rochdale has pulled it out of the bag yet again in the 2021 North West in Bloom Awards.
Little Amal reaching out to a child in the crowd.
04 November 2021
Rochdale town centre was brought to a standstill as thousands of people lined the streets to welcome Little Amal.
Councillor Rachel Massey in front of a Christmas tree.
01 November 2021
Rochdale Borough Council is now collecting donations to this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal.
Veterans holding flags in front of the Rochdale Cenotaph.
01 November 2021
Residents across the borough will have the chance to pay their respects to the fallen at Remembrance Day services.
Ed Byrne.
01 November 2021
Stand-up comedian Ed Byrne will bring his new tour to Middleton Arena later this month.
Councillor Rachel Massey in the council offices.
01 November 2021
Councillors have agreed to further extend the full council tax exemption to care leavers in the borough.
Earth seen from orbit.
28 October 2021
A new study group been established to ensure that the council and the borough become carbon neutral by 2038.
Councillor Rachel Massey in the Number One Riverside atrium.
27 October 2021
Parents of children due to start secondary school in September 2022 only have a few days left to apply for a school place.
Little Amal in Turkey, guided by puppeteers.
22 October 2021
Details have been confirmed about the eagerly awaited visit to Rochdale of Little Amal.
Councillor Rachel Massey in Number One Riverside.
20 October 2021
People in Rochdale borough are invited to find out about the process of modern adoption for National Adoption Week.
Denehurst Park.
15 October 2021
10 of the borough’s parks and green spaces have triumphed once again at this year’s Green Flag Award scheme - ranking them among the best in the UK and around the world.
Dave Spikey.
15 October 2021
Double British Comedy Award Winner Dave Spikey returns to Middleton Arena in February 2022 during his tour.
14 October 2021
More details have been revealed about some of the events and performances set to accompany ‘Gaia’ - the stunning replica of planet Earth during its stay in Rochdale this November and December 2021.
Foster carers Tracey and Keiron.
06 October 2021
Face-to-face information sessions are back for anyone who wants to know more about the rewarding role of fostering.
Resident Ryan Banks, Rachel Law from PossAbilities and Councillors Iftikhar Ahmed and Billy Sheerin.
05 October 2021
An innovative scheme providing accommodation for adults with learning disabilities has opened in Heywood.
Runners starting the Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon.
04 October 2021
Runners descended on Rochdale this weekend.
Artist impression of open communal space at Upperbanks.
30 September 2021
242 brand new apartments for rent and a hotel in Rochdale town centre have moved a step closer,
Families making use of the high quality uniform on offer, with Councillor Rachel Massey.
28 September 2021
A local school uniform initiative is in full swing for recycling week to support sustainable school uniforms.
Runners in the Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon.
28 September 2021
Runners and spectators are getting ready for Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run this Sunday.
Ed Balls with Councillor Rachel Massey and council staff.
27 September 2021
The council won 2 awards at this year's prestigious Municipal Journal Local Government Achievement Awards.
Michelle Krauza and Joanne Eaves, with councillors Phil Massey and Sue Smith and residents Maya and Mike Laing.
24 September 2021
A Rochdale borough library has been chosen to pilot a new reading scheme aimed at young families.
A camerman filming a performance of the Gingerbread Man on the Rainbow Stage at Queens Park.
23 September 2021
Rochdale borough has been hitting the small screen.
Start line of the 2019 Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon.
23 September 2021
Residents are being warned about road closures on Sunday, 3 October 2021.
Photo of Rochdale Town Hall square taken in 1893.
20 September 2021
Rochdale’s stunning town hall, widely considered to be one of the finest municipal buildings in the country, is turning 150 years old and residents are invited to get involved in a celebration.
Aziz Ibrahim.
17 September 2021
Tickets are now on sale for next summer’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival and another act has been revealed.
Artist mock up of the area around Rochdale Train Station.
17 September 2021
New images have been released showing how the area around Rochdale train station could look as part of council proposals to regenerate the area.
Councillor Neil Emmott.
15 September 2021
The leader of Rochdale Borough Council has urged the government to further extend a vital grant that has been in place for the care sector throughout the pandemic.
Councillors and staff at Leighton House Care Home.
13 September 2021
​Care home staff have been hailed by Rochdale Borough Council’s cabinet member for adult care for their ongoing work to protect residents from COVID-19.
People walking through Rochdale Riverside.
10 September 2021
Global fashion giant New Look has signed up to the Rochdale Riverside scheme, meaning the retail and leisure development is now 92 per cent let.
2 women modelling wedding dresses.
07 September 2021
After an extended wait, the Rochdale Wedding Show returned on Sunday, 5 September 2021.
Councillor Rachel Massey and council leader Councillor Neil Emmott at the Cutgate car park.
07 September 2021
Councillors have voted to retain control of Cutgate shopping precinct car park.
Councillor Rachel Massey.
02 September 2021
Parents of children due to start school in September 2022 can now apply for their child’s school place.
Runners at the start line of the 2019 Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon.
02 September 2021
Organisers are reminding potential participants to enter online before the deadline of 12 midnight, 27 September.
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