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Newly built houses.
25 February 2021
Next month households across the borough will be asked to take part in the census.
Runners in the 2019 Half Marathon.
24 February 2021
Prices remain at discounted 2020 rates until 31 March 2021.
Mr Khan and Mr Ahmed.
19 February 2021
2 men have been jailed after a tenant died in his flat from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Councillor Kieran Heakin at Number One Riverside.
19 February 2021
The council and the Ragdoll Foundation are funding Cartwheel Arts to deliver an exciting new project.
FAST testing inside Smallbridge Library.
19 February 2021
Further roving FAST testing sites are coming to locations across the borough.
Councillor Allen Brett in the Number One Riverside atrium.
18 February 2021
Over 40,000 residents across the borough have received a first dose of the vaccine.
A resident and personal assistant.
17 February 2021
The GM Health and Social Care Partnership is encouraging people to look at caring as a career.
Councillors Sameena Zaheer, Allen Brett, Shakil Ahmed and Phil Burke with police officers at a Metrolink station.
17 February 2021
A joint operation focused on deterring anti-social behaviour on the Metrolink is underway.
Food parcels being prepared.
17 February 2021
The council has successfully bid for extra government funding to boost uptake of the vaccine.
A patient receiving a vaccination.
16 February 2021
Councillors in Rochdale have recorded a video encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.
Councillor Daalat Ali, cabinet member for public health.
15 February 2021
Roving FAST testing sites are coming to various places across the borough.
Councillor Allen Brett using one of the new solar-powered bins.
12 February 2021
2 new solar-powered smart bins have been installed this week at Hollingworth Lake.
Samantha Stott, who is doing a level 3 teaching assistant apprenticeship.
11 February 2021
The council is reaffirming its commitment to apprenticeships with more new starters taking up roles.
Councillor Allen Brett - leader of the council.
11 February 2021
You have until 5pm on 17 February 2021 to view and give your feedback on proposals.
How the revamped station square could look.
11 February 2021
The borough’s multi-million pound rail strategy takes another step forward.
Councillor Kieran Heakin.
08 February 2021
The government has chosen 3 schools in the borough to have new sites built.
CLIC Sargent social worker Josanne.
05 February 2021
Cancer charity CLIC Sargent has benefitted from a £10,000 cash donation, raised from recycling metals.
A patient getting vaccinated.
04 February 2021
Any resident aged 70 and above should book an appointment if they haven't received their first COVID-19 vaccination.
Leader of the council, Councillor Allen Brett.
03 February 2021
The council is reassuring families that they will be supported with free school meals this February half-term.
Graphic for Hate Crime Awareness Week.
02 February 2021
The borough of Rochdale has come together to take a stand against hate crime.
Councillor Neil Emmott breaking ground at the construction site.
01 February 2021
Work to create a brand new link road at junction 19 of the M62 is officially underway.
An office worker working from home.
28 January 2021
The new grant is aimed at businesses and the self-employed which need help meeting their fixed costs.
Rochdale seen from a nearby hillside.
26 January 2021
Households across Rochdale borough will soon be asked to take part in the nationwide survey of housing and the population.
Artist impression of the new cycle lane.
21 January 2021
Plans to create a brand new cycle lane in Castleton will go out to public consultation.
FAST testing campaign graphic.
21 January 2021
The Littleborough FAST testing site will open on Friday, 22 January 2021.
Sign pointing to the vaccination centre.
19 January 2021
The borough’s fourth vaccination centre opens in Littleborough on Wednesday, 20 January 2021.
A bridge and groom in front of a wedding car.
15 January 2021
Rochdale Wedding Show, due to be staged this March has been postponed again.
Councillor Daalat Ali.
14 January 2021
Frontline workers are to now benefit from the new Find And Stop Transmission (FAST) testing.
Dippy on display.
13 January 2021
Dippy's adventure in Rochdale borough will feature in a TV documentary series airing this week.
Primary schoolchildren.
11 January 2021
The closing date to apply for primary school places is Friday, 15 January 2021.
Number One Riverside.
07 January 2021
The council is now consulting residents on the latest round of savings proposals.
Rochdale Town Hall.
06 January 2021
A multi-million pound project to restore Rochdale Town Hall gets underway this week.
The Phoenix Centre in Heywood.
23 December 2020
Rochdale borough’s second community vaccination centre will open on Tuesday, 29 December 2020.
Cllr Kieran Heakin.
21 December 2020
The Council is using government winter grant funding to support those most in need over the winter.
A Christmas present.
21 December 2020
Residents in Rochdale borough are urged not to visit other people’s homes during the Christmas period.
Artist's impression of Riverside Phase 2.
18 December 2020
A scheme to deliver 240 new homes and a hotel in Rochdale town centre has been submitted for planning approval.
Artist's impression of new homes.
18 December 2020
Plans to build over 100 brand new homes on a derelict brownfield site in Castleton have been submitted to the council.
Rochdale Town Hall in the snow.
16 December 2020
Details of opening times and service changes over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Artist's impression of new houses.
16 December 2020
Rochdale has submitted a bid for £25 million of the government’s Towns Fund.
Illustration of walking and cycling routes in Greater Manchester.
15 December 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has secured over £900,000 to deliver 2 brand new cycling and walking schemes.
Partnership House.
10 December 2020
A historic 300-year-old building in Rochdale town centre is up for sale.
Mr Popple from When We Started Singing.
09 December 2020
Rochdale’s M6 Theatre is thanking the borough’s unsung heroes for all their efforts in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.
Councillor Allen Brett at the council offices.
09 December 2020
The council has warned that up to 400 businesses have still not come forward to claim the cash.
Pupils from Cardinal Langley.
08 December 2020
Middleton’s Cardinal Langley High School has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Educate Awards.
The Wheatsheaf Centre.
04 December 2020
The council has stepped in to support businesses in the Wheatsheaf after the owners announced it will not reopen.
The memorial hall.
04 December 2020
Major restoration works have begun to make way for a new memorial hall.
Councillor Allen Brett at Number One Riverside.
04 December 2020
Rochdale Council has pledged to press ahead with its ambitious growth agenda.
A polling station sign.
03 December 2020
Local and Greater Manchester Mayoral elections are set for 6 May 2021.
Exterior of Number One Riverside.
02 December 2020
Rochdale Borough Council is ready to support residents and businesses through the new national lockdown.
Helen Walton with some of the donated toys.
01 December 2020
There’s still time to support Rochdale Borough Council’s Christmas Toy Appeal.
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