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About your council

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Our vision

​Our vision: a council which builds success and prosperity with our citizens and partners, whilst protecting our vulnerable people.

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Corporate priorities for Rochdale Borough Council

Our Corporate Plan sets out our priorities which contribute to the Rochdale Borough Community Strategy.

Chief Executive and council
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Chief Executive and council departments

The various departments of the council are divided into directorates. Each director has responsibilities for overseeing a cluster of service areas.

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Mayor of Rochdale

Read the profile of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor, how to invite the Mayor to your event and more.

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Cabinet members and responsibilities

Find out when they meet, who they are and what they're responsible for.

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Your local councillors

Find and contact your local councillor and read about their responsibilities.

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Constitution of the council

The constitution provides the framework within which the council conducts its business and makes decisions. It describes who is responsible for making decisions and how those decisions are taken.

Governance - the way the council
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Governance - the way the council operates

Ensuring we're doing the right things, in the right way, for the right people, in a timely, inclusive, open and an accountable manner.

Council decision making
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Council decision making structure

Find out the way the council makes decisions.

Audit & Governance
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Audit & Governance Committee

Read the general work of the Audit & Governance Committee and transparency of decision making in the council. 

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Policies and strategies

The way services are run and developed - and the way decisions are made - are guided by a number of policy documents and strategies.

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Privacy, cookies and data protection

We're committed to open and transparent government and believe that making information available to the public is central to the democratic process. Find out more.

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Read the characteristics of our borough.

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Getting involved

Find out the various ways of getting involved, connecting with us and having your say, including attending committee meetings and contacting us.

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Working with us

Find a job, volunteering opportunities, training and courses, help and advice finding a job and more.

Help to get the most from your council
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Help to get the most from your council website

The website provides information and online services for people who live or work in the borough of Rochdale, and anyone else who is interested in the area.

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  • Relocating to Rochdale - find out about what you can do, how to get around, services available and more.
  • Borough statistics - FREE access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics.