About the council

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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Your council

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    Leader of the council's blog

    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.

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    Calendar of council meetings

    All committee meetings are open to the public unless indicated. View meeting dates, times and related documents.

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    Succeed at Rochdale

    The borough of Rochdale is a great place to work. Find out more about what makes the area so special.

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    Budgets and spending

    Find out what your council tax pays for, view our fees and charges or get a grant.

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    Information and data governance

    As a data controller we're committed to making sure we're transparent about how we use your personal information.

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    Equality and diversity

    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.

Moving in

Popular council services

Decision making

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    Policies, strategies and reviews

    We use policy and strategy documents to guide our decisions. We also use them to develop and run our services fairly and consistently.

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    Councillors and committees

    Councillors are responsible for agreeing provision of services and how the council's money is spent.