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2 young children sharing an ice cream.
01 June 2020
The council’s fostering team are holding live information sessions on Zoom for people to find out more about becoming a foster carer with us.
A care home resident with a care worker.
29 May 2020
Councillor Allen Brett said the council’s range of proactive measures had supported and protected the care sector from day 1 of the pandemic.
Council leader Allen Brett pictured at Number One Riverside.
29 May 2020
Council leader Allen Brett has reminded residents who may be struggling to pay their council tax that help is available.
Support for businesses header.
28 May 2020
A major industry body has hailed Rochdale’s speed in getting additional coronavirus grants out to businesses in record time.
An adult peregrine falcon in flight.
27 May 2020
The council’s annual name the peregrine falcon chick competition has been launched.
Peter and Tammi Lumb.
22 May 2020
Local foster carers Tammi and Peter Lumb are sharing details of their lockdown lives in the hope that others will come forward to be foster carers.
Dippy in Number One Riverside, Rochdale.
21 May 2020
The Natural History’s Museum’s famous dinosaur cast, Dippy, which is currently under temporary lockdown at Number One Riverside, Rochdale, has been brought into people’s homes via a brand new virtual tour.
A padlock and credit card.
21 May 2020
The council is appealing to residents to report suspected fraud after seeing an increase since the start of the coronavirus outbreak.
Team members speaking to a rough sleeper.
20 May 2020
An outreach team which is dedicated to helping people on the streets has been expanded so more people can be supported during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
Waterside House.
18 May 2020
Waterside House, one of the 1st mills in Rochdale to switch from water to steam power, has been awarded grade II listed status.
Social distancing leaflet.
15 May 2020
Council leader Allen Brett is urging residents to continue to be on their guard against coronavirus as the phased relaxation of lockdown gets under way.
Rochdale Training's Mark Whittaker with donated PPE.
12 May 2020
Rochdale 6th Form College is the latest organisation to donate safety equipment to health workers.
A young child celebrating VE Day.
12 May 2020
There was nostalgia and remembrance in the air as residents marked the 75th anniversary of VE Day with poignant tributes.
Leaflet - share the advice, not the virus.
12 May 2020
The council is now accepting applications for the government’s additional coronavirus small business grants.
Councillor Kieran Heakin.
12 May 2020
To mark the start of the national fostering campaign, carers in the borough of Rochdale are to be handed an extra payment.
Councillor Janet Emsley at the war memorial in Littleborough.
05 May 2020
The council is encouraging residents to raise a toast to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe.
Council leader Allen Brett at the site of some roadworks.
01 May 2020
The council is driving through major road repairs across the borough.
A care home resident being supported by a member of staff.
01 May 2020
A major operation to help protect the local care sector from coronavirus is continuing across the borough.
BorrowBox advertisement.
28 April 2020
A virtual library is providing residents the opportunity to continue reading, listening and learning during the lockdown.
One of the borough's recycling centres.
24 April 2020
The borough’s 2 recycling centres are due to re-open on Saturday 2 May - but with restrictions.
Council leader Councillor Allen Brett.
23 April 2020
Rochdale is one of first authorities in UK to provide extra financial help for struggling families.
Artist's impression of the new development.
23 April 2020
An ambitious plan to create over 7,000 new homes and 250,000 square metres of employment space has been unveiled by the council.
The Makin Metal Powders offices.
20 April 2020
A leading Rochdale company has been praised after donating vital protective equipment to support local health workers.
Illustration of a fairground.
17 April 2020
The launch of the Feel Good Family Picnic has been delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Illustration of a business support leaflet.
17 April 2020
The council has processed more than £30 million worth of government coronavirus grants to nearly 3,000 businesses.
A care home worker assisting a resident.
16 April 2020
Local care homes have been praised by the council leader for their dedicated work caring for residents.
Councillor Allen Brett.
09 April 2020
The leader of the council is calling on everyone in the borough to carry on following social distancing guidelines.
Fly-tipped rubbish beside a road.
09 April 2020
Whilst most of us are doing our bit, some individuals and businesses continue to blight our borough with fly-tipping.
A takeaway owner putting a notice up in their shop window.
08 April 2020
We're giving takeaways supplies of council leaflets promoting the rules around isolation and social distancing.
The new Marks and Spencer store.
03 April 2020
The new Foodhall in Rochdale Riverside is set to open to the public on Monday, 6 April 2020.
Artist's impression of the new industrial development.
03 April 2020
A game changing development at junction 19 of the M62 has moved up a gear.
Support for businesses leaflet.
03 April 2020
The council has processed over £10 million of government grants in a matter of days to help local businesses stay afloat.
Council logo.
02 April 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has pledged £30k of support to local food banks to ensure the emergency response can continue during the coronavirus pandemic.
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