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A red poppy.
28 September 2020
Remembrance Sunday in 2020 will be commemorated across the borough in a different way.
A food parcel being packed.
28 September 2020
Families facing food shortages are to be given a further helping hand from the council.
Councillor Allen Brett at Number One Riverside.
25 September 2020
The leader has hit out at government plans to force a 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants,
Exploding fireworks.
24 September 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has confirmed that its public bonfires and firework displays have been cancelled this year.
Irene Peachey leading a reading session.
21 September 2020
Irene Peachey, a popular member of our library staff, has retired after nearly 40 years’ loyal service.
A young child with a stuffed lion toy.
21 September 2020
A coalition of adoption agencies across the country have joined forces to launch a nationwide recruitment campaign.
Part of our get tested poster.
18 September 2020
A temporary coronavirus mobile testing unit is opening in Lower Falinge on Monday, 21 September 2020.
A electric car being recharged.
18 September 2020
The council underlined its green credentials by hosting a special event to mark World Electric Vehicle Day.
Councillor Allen Brett standing in Number One Riverside.
17 September 2020
Council leader Allen Brett’s call for a care home funding package to be extended has been backed by the government.
Display promoting our bulky waste offer.
11 September 2020
Rochdale Borough Council’s bulky waste collection service have seen booking numbers rocket.
Poster promoting flu vaccinations.
10 September 2020
Parents are being urged to allow their children to receive the free flu vaccination this year.
Councillor Kieran Heakin on primary school admissions.
07 September 2020
Parents and carers of children who are due to start primary school in September 2021 can apply for their child’s first school place from Monday, 7 September 2020.
Councillor Sara Rowbotham when a woman was fined for not self-isolating.
07 September 2020
A woman has been fined £1,000 after refusing to self-isolate when she returned to Rochdale from a family holiday in Spain.
Councillor Allen Brett.
04 September 2020
The leader of Rochdale Borough Council has called on the government to extend and increase a vital grant for the local care sector.
Fox at an RSPCA centre.
04 September 2020
Rochdale Animal Centre is set for a new home at Hollingworth Lake.
Councillor Sara Rowbotham looking subdued.
04 September 2020
Another business that was found to be flouting coronavirus rules has been shut down by the council.
Councillor Kieran Heakin.
02 September 2020
Parents of children across the borough who are due to start secondary school in September 2021 can apply for their child’s school place from now until Monday, 2 November 2020.
Councillor Sara Rowbotham taking a stand against COVID-19 racism.
01 September 2020
Rochdale Borough Council is taking a stand against racism linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Great British September Clean poster.
28 August 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has pledged its support for this year’s Great British September Clean.
Website screenshot.
28 August 2020
Rochdale Borough Council’s website has been ranked second in the UK for accessibility.
Number One Riverside.
28 August 2020
The council’s customer service centre at Number One Riverside will re-open from Monday, 7 September 2020.
Dippy at Number One Riverside.
27 August 2020
Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure set to reopen in Rochdale.
New semi-detached houses.
19 August 2020
Construction contractor John Sisk and Son Ltd has been appointed to build the new 2.2km link road.
Councillor Allen Brett at Number One Riverside.
18 August 2020
Help is available for anyone struggling to pay council tax or local firms behind on business rates payments.
A bridge and groom next to a wedding car.
17 August 2020
Rochdale Wedding Show has been postponed and will now take place in spring 2021.
Councillor Sara Rowbotham.
14 August 2020
Rochdale Borough Council has issued a closure direction to a business in Heywood.
A shopper at Rochdale Riverside.
14 August 2020
Residents are being urged to stay safe and shop local.
A young child with a teddy.
11 August 2020
The North West has more children awaiting adoptive families than there are adopters.
A seating area with flowers.
06 August 2020
The winners of the annual Alleyways in Bloom competition have been announced.
Tommy holding the injured rider's head off the wet ground.
06 August 2020
2 park rangers have been praised after they galloped to help an injured horse rider.
Runners at the start of the event.
05 August 2020
Organisers of Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K & Fun Run have announced the 2020 event has been cancelled.
Graphic supporting coronavirus testing.
04 August 2020
New temporary coronavirus (COVID-19) mobile testing units are opening this week in the borough of Rochdale.
Customers drinking outside a pub.
30 July 2020
Local small businesses eligible for a coronavirus grant that haven't yet applied have until 24 August 2020 to apply.
New apartment housing.
23 July 2020
Plans for new employment space, jobs and homes have been unveiled.
Support for businesses graphic.
17 July 2020
More businesses are to be offered vital financial support.
Number One Riverside lit up at night.
17 July 2020
A new walk-through coronavirus testing site has opened in Middleton to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Councillor Allen Brett at Number One Riverside.
15 July 2020
Local groups from the voluntary, not for profit and charitable sector are now able to apply for grant funding.
Cabinet member for childrens services, Councillor Kieran Heakin.
14 July 2020
Young people from across the borough can now apply for grants of up to £2,000 from the council’s Youth Opportunity Fund.
2 customers enjoying drinks at a pub.
14 July 2020
The borough’s bars, pubs and restaurants are happy to be back in business.
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.
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