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Councillor Janet Emsley at Littleborough Library.
10 July 2020
A new request and collect service is to be launched at selected library branches across the borough.
Councillor Iftikhar Ahmed.
07 July 2020
The council’s adult care service has resumed its disabled facilities grants work.
A team in a response centre's packing area.
03 July 2020
Thousands of vulnerable residents have been supported during the coronavirus pandemic through the borough’s 5 local response centres.
Councillor Janet Emsley with 2 Armed Forces veterans.
03 July 2020
National Armed Forces Day was marked by the council with flags raised at monuments across the borough.
Runners starting the race.
03 July 2020
Race organisers are trying to make sure the event goes ahead on Sunday, 4 October 2020.
Customers outside the Medicine Tap in Rochdale.
02 July 2020
Pubs, bars and restaurants that are re-opening from this weekend have been busy making changes for everyone’s safety.
The Burma Star floral tribute.
26 June 2020
Rochdale Borough Council and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing logos.
25 June 2020
Rochdale Borough Council and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) are committed to a thriving Rochdale town centre.
How the proposed cycle lane might look in Castleton.
25 June 2020
The council is reviewing the borough’s highways network in a bid to create new long-lasting cycling infrastructure.
Council leader Allen Brett with Elizabeth McKenna and Lorraine Cox of STAR Procurement.
24 June 2020
STAR Procurement is celebrating securing over £31 million of social value in 2019.
Customers at a previous Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market.
22 June 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has confirmed that the Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market – one of the biggest and most popular in Greater Manchester has been cancelled for 2020.
How the restored town hall could look.
19 June 2020
The restoration of Rochdale’s Grade I listed town hall has taken a major step forward.
Andrew Lord, Middleton butcher.
19 June 2020
The council is backing businesses and calling for residents to do the same.
Business support logo.
19 June 2020
The council is inviting more businesses to apply for a coronavirus business grant.
Customers sat outside a pub.
19 June 2020
Part of Rochdale’s Town Hall square could be pedestrianised to allow for more social distancing and boost business.
Crowds watching a band at the Feel Good Festival.
16 June 2020
Rochdale Feel Good Festival, due to take place on Saturday, 22 August 2020, has been cancelled due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Councillors Pat Dale and Iftikhar Ahmed with care home staff.
15 June 2020
The council has praised local care homes for their continued work to protect residents from COVID-19.
Amanda Clarke.
15 June 2020
Rochdale’s first ever Safeguarding Children Awareness Week has now moved online due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Domestic violence support poster.
15 June 2020
People living with domestic abuse can still access support services, despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
3 nurses wearing PPE.
12 June 2020
Over a million items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) have been distributed across the borough of Rochdale.
Councillor Kieran Heakin, cabinet member for childrens services.
09 June 2020
Rochdale and Bury youth justice service has received the highest youth justice inspection score, to date, across the North West.
The FootAsylum team at the 2019 Williams BMW Rochdale 10K.
08 June 2020
An increased prize fund of more than £3,000 has just been announced for the 2020 event.
Councillor Allen Brett, council leader.
08 June 2020
An increase in the coronavirus infection rate in the north west of England shows the need for everyone to remain cautious.
2 adult carers.
04 June 2020
Thousands of unpaid young and adult carers across the borough are being encouraged to access information, advice and support during the pandemic.
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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