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How the new room could look.
23 October 2020
New photos to show how the new Rochdale Register Office will look have been released.
Toni Carter and Andy Turner.
23 October 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has been named in the first ever top 100 employers with an outstanding apprenticeship programme.
Councillor Allen Brett.
23 October 2020
Rochdale Borough Council will be funding extra free school meal vouchers during this October half term.
Rochdale Town Hall.
22 October 2020
Rochdale Town Hall is in line for a major restoration after The National Lottery Heritage Fund approved an £8.3 million grant.
Fruits and vegetables in a heart-shaped tray.
19 October 2020
Residents in Rochdale borough are being urged to check their risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Hare Hill Park in Littleborough.
19 October 2020
The borough’s parks have swept the board once again at the 2020 Green Flag Awards.
A house.
15 October 2020
A payment of £500 is available to residents on low incomes who are required to self-isolate.
Illustration of Rochdale Riverside Phase 2.
15 October 2020
Plans to build over 240 new homes on a derelict brownfield site in central Rochdale have taken a major step forward.
14 October 2020
Residents are being urged to follow the latest government guidance to prevent the strictest level of local restrictions being imposed.
The Youth Choir performing in the final.
13 October 2020
Rochdale Music Service Youth Choir wowed the nation at ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent final to finish second.
New apprentice Stuart Clarke-Neal.
12 October 2020
In the last 2 months, 15 new apprentices have joined Rochdale Borough Council in a variety of roles.
Artist's impression of the new play area.
09 October 2020
A new castle-themed play unit is set to feature as part of major upgrade works to the main play area at Queen’s Park.
A married couple standing in front of Number One Riverside.
05 October 2020
Rochdale Register Office is set to move to a new home at Number One Riverside in the town centre.
A red poppy.
28 September 2020
Remembrance Sunday in 2020 will be commemorated across the borough in a different way.
A food parcel being packed.
28 September 2020
Families facing food shortages are to be given a further helping hand from the council.
Councillor Allen Brett at Number One Riverside.
25 September 2020
The leader has hit out at government plans to force a 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants,
Exploding fireworks.
24 September 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has confirmed that its public bonfires and firework displays have been cancelled this year.
Irene Peachey leading a reading session.
21 September 2020
Irene Peachey, a popular member of our library staff, has retired after nearly 40 years’ loyal service.
A young child with a stuffed lion toy.
21 September 2020
A coalition of adoption agencies across the country have joined forces to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign.
Part of our get tested poster.
18 September 2020
A temporary coronavirus mobile testing unit is opening in Lower Falinge on Monday, 21 September 2020.
A electric car being recharged.
18 September 2020
The council underlined its green credentials by hosting a special event to mark World Electric Vehicle Day.
Councillor Allen Brett standing in Number One Riverside.
17 September 2020
Council leader Allen Brett’s call for a care home funding package to be extended has been backed by the government.
Display promoting our bulky waste offer.
11 September 2020
Rochdale Borough Council’s bulky waste collection service have seen booking numbers rocket.
Poster promoting flu vaccinations.
10 September 2020
Parents are being urged to allow their children to receive the free flu vaccination this year.
Councillor Kieran Heakin on primary school admissions.
07 September 2020
Parents and carers of children who are due to start primary school in September 2021 can apply for their child’s first school place from Monday, 7 September 2020.
Councillor Sara Rowbotham when a woman was fined for not self-isolating.
07 September 2020
A woman has been fined £1,000 after refusing to self-isolate when she returned to Rochdale from a family holiday in Spain.
Councillor Allen Brett.
04 September 2020
The leader of Rochdale Borough Council has called on the government to extend and increase a vital grant for the local care sector.
Fox at an RSPCA centre.
04 September 2020
Rochdale Animal Centre is set for a new home at Hollingworth Lake.
Councillor Sara Rowbotham looking subdued.
04 September 2020
Another business that was found to be flouting coronavirus rules has been shut down by the council.
Councillor Kieran Heakin.
02 September 2020
Parents of children across the borough who are due to start secondary school in September 2021 can apply for their child’s school place from now until Monday, 2 November 2020.
Councillor Sara Rowbotham taking a stand against COVID-19 racism.
01 September 2020
Rochdale Borough Council is taking a stand against racism linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Great British September Clean poster.
28 August 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British September Clean.
Website screenshot.
28 August 2020
Rochdale Borough Council’s website has been ranked second in the UK for accessibility.
Number One Riverside.
28 August 2020
The council’s customer service centre at Number One Riverside will re-open from Monday, 7 September 2020.
Dippy at Number One Riverside.
27 August 2020
Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure set to reopen in Rochdale.
New semi-detached houses.
19 August 2020
Construction contractor John Sisk and Son Ltd has been appointed to build the new 2.2km link road.
Councillor Allen Brett at Number One Riverside.
18 August 2020
Help is available for anyone struggling to pay council tax or local firms behind on business rates payments.
A bridge and groom next to a wedding car.
17 August 2020
Rochdale Wedding Show has been postponed and will now take place in spring 2021.
Councillor Sara Rowbotham.
14 August 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has issued a closure direction to a business in Heywood.
A shopper at Rochdale Riverside.
14 August 2020
Residents are being urged to stay safe and shop local.
A young child with a teddy.
11 August 2020
The North West has more children awaiting adoptive families than there are adopters.
A seating area with flowers.
06 August 2020
The winners of the annual Alleyways in Bloom competition have been announced.
Tommy holding the injured rider's head off the wet ground.
06 August 2020
2 park rangers have been praised after they galloped to help an injured horse rider.
Runners at the start of the event.
05 August 2020
Organisers of Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K & Fun Run have announced the 2020 event has been cancelled.
Graphic supporting coronavirus testing.
04 August 2020
New temporary coronavirus (COVID-19) mobile testing units are opening this week in the borough of Rochdale.
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