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Councillor Sara Rowbotham standing in front of the Gaia exhibition.
11 January 2022
Over 12,000 visitors got to see Gaia, the giant replica of planet Earth in Rochdale during its 5-week run.
Councillor Rachel Massey standing in the Number One Riverside offices.
11 January 2022
There are only a few days left to apply.
Helen Walton and Oliver Stuckey with some of the gifts donated.
07 January 2022
A superb team effort meant that over 1,500 less fortunate local children had gifts to open on the big day.
Councillor Phil Burke.
23 December 2021
Rochdale’s transport spokesman has hit out at a proposed new timetable.
Foster carer Sonia and Julia Hassall.
23 December 2021
69 foster carers who have racked up an incredible 910 years of fostering have been celebrated by the council.
Councillor Danny Meredith serving a hot meal to a visitor to a soup kitchen.
22 December 2021
Rochdale borough’s homelessness services are once again being expanded to boost support for vulnerable people.
Front entrance of Number One Riverside.
21 December 2021
Details of the council’s opening times and service changes over the Christmas and New Year holidays have been confirmed.
A visitor looking up at Gaia.
17 December 2021
Time is running out to see the giant replica of planet Earth in Rochdale.
Members of HAiG standing between 2 vintage cars.
17 December 2021
Another act has been revealed for Rochdale Feel Good Festival.
Billboard with text reading, COVID-19 is a present no one wants this Christmas.
16 December 2021
Rochdale Borough Council is urging people to take up their vaccines, keep testing and let fresh air in.
Black bin bags full of rubbish piled up against a fence.
16 December 2021
A pile of dumped waste has landed a Heywood resident with a hefty fine.
Happy children attending the My Earth event.
15 December 2021
Hundreds of visitors to the ‘My Earth’ event got ideas and inspiration to help address the climate change emergency.
Fly-tipped rubbish in bin bags resting against an alley wall.
08 December 2021
A Rochdale resident has been fined for illegally fly-tipping 15 bags of rubbish in a residential street.
Fabric barrier with text reading, COVID-19 vaccination centre.
08 December 2021
Plans are being developed to deliver the recently expanded COVID-19 booster vaccine programme.
The council team collecting their award.
06 December 2021
Rochdale Borough Council scooped the top spot in 2 categories.
The Mayor of Rochdale, Councillor Aasim Rashid.
06 December 2021
The search is on for the borough’s next young superstar as the Mayor’s Youth Awards launches.
Young children playing.
03 December 2021
The arts project has created a new resource to get 2–4-year-olds ready for school.
Councillor Rachel Massey in front of an illuminated Christmas tree.
02 December 2021
The deadline is fast approaching for donating gifts to Rochdale Borough Council’s Christmas Toy Appeal.
Councillors Rachel Massey and Sue Smith with books of Aldi vouchers.
25 November 2021
Rochdale Borough Council has put in place a support programme to help with essentials this winter.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale with Father Christmas and pantomime stars.
24 November 2021
The countdown to Christmas officially began in Rochdale on Saturday, 20 November 2021.
Rochdale in Rainbows logo with text reading, Lets get the borough together.
22 November 2021
After being cancelled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Rochdale in Rainbows is returning.
Councillor Sue Smith standing under Gaia.
22 November 2021
Gaia, the stunning replica of planet Earth, is open in Rochdale and you can see it for free.
Councillor Daniel Meredith at the construction site of the new link road.
19 November 2021
Work to create a brand new link road at junction 19 of the M62 is well underway.
Councillor Daniel Meredith standing in front of some of our gritting lorries.
17 November 2021
Teams at Rochdale Borough Council are ready to hit the road to tackle ice, sleet, flooding and snow this winter.
Rochdale Riverside lit up in the snow.
16 November 2021
The countdown to Christmas begins in Rochdale on Saturday, 20 November 2021.
5 veterans holding regimental flags in Rochdale Riverside.
15 November 2021
Thousands gathered across the borough for Remembrance Day Services to pay tribute to the fallen.
A mentor and student in conversation.
12 November 2021
A new work and skills hub will be throwing open its doors in Heywood.
Stefan Gates holding a fire extinguisher.
11 November 2021
Tickets are now on sale to see television presenter and Gastronaut Stefan Gates.
Council leader Councillor Neil Emmott and the team with the LGC award.
11 November 2021
Rochdale’s bold approach to regeneration and job creation has been recognised with success at the LGC awards.
Councillor Neil Emmott at COP26 in Glasgow.
09 November 2021
Councillor Neil Emmott will tell the world about Rochdale’s ambitious plans to tackle climate change at COP26.
Deputy MYP Ismail Malik and MYP Adam Rennie.
09 November 2021
The hunt is on for young people passionate about issues their peers face and who want to make a difference.
Parent Grace and her son Kairo with a youth hub worker.
08 November 2021
A brand new youth hub has launched in Rochdale borough to help young people unlock their potential.
Portrait of Councillor Sue Smith.
05 November 2021
A programme of local community investment totalling over £160,000 is being delivered across the borough.
Rochdale Riverside lit up at night in the snow.
05 November 2021
Rochdale’s Christmas lights party is back and it’s going to be bigger than ever.
Mayor of Rochdale with Rochdale councillors, Bernard Pendleton from North West In Bloom and Rochdale team.
05 November 2021
The borough of Rochdale has pulled it out of the bag yet again in the 2021 North West in Bloom Awards.
Little Amal reaching out to a child in the crowd.
04 November 2021
Rochdale town centre was brought to a standstill as thousands of people lined the streets to welcome Little Amal.
Councillor Rachel Massey in front of a Christmas tree.
01 November 2021
Rochdale Borough Council is now collecting donations to this year’s Christmas Toy Appeal.
Veterans holding flags in front of the Rochdale Cenotaph.
01 November 2021
Residents across the borough will have the chance to pay their respects to the fallen at Remembrance Day services.
Ed Byrne.
01 November 2021
Stand-up comedian Ed Byrne will bring his new tour to Middleton Arena later this month.
Councillor Rachel Massey in the council offices.
01 November 2021
Councillors have agreed to further extend the full council tax exemption to care leavers in the borough.
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