Rochdale is a metropolitan borough council and consists of 5 townships: Heywood, Middleton, Pennines (Firgrove, Littleborough, Milnrow, Newhey, Smallbridge and Wardle), Rochdale North, and Rochdale South.
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Pioneering and Open, Proud and Passionate - our values are at the heart of how we approach all of the work we do.Learn more about our values and behaviours
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Remember you need photo ID to vote
You'll need to show an approved form of photo ID before voting in a polling station. This is to improve the security of the voting process and reduce the risk of voter fraud.Learn about changes to voting in elections
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Advice and resources to help you trace your family history in the borough of Rochdale.
Find out what copy certificates you can get and how to apply.
The leader of the council writes about what's happening at the council and how we're working hard to make the borough better for everyone.
All committee meetings are open to the public unless indicated. View meeting dates, times and related documents.
The borough of Rochdale is a great place to work. Find out more about what makes the area so special.
Find out what your council tax pays for, view our fees and charges or get a grant.
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We aim to represent, serve and employ people as equals, valuing the diversity of their contributions and aspirations, no matter who they are or what their circumstances.
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This award demonstrates our commitment to making our website accessible for all.View all website awards
Internet Crystal Mark
The council's website achieved the Internet Crystal Mark for the 10th consecutive year in 2023. This award demonstrates our commitment to plain English throughout the website.View all awards