Councillor Neil Emmott, leader of the council.
About the leader of the council
This is the blog of Councillor Neil Emmott, leader of the council and councillor for West Middleton.
Read about what's happening at the council and how we're working hard to make the borough better for everyone.
Latest blogs from the leader of the council
Many challenges await us this year, locally and nationally, but I am optimistic that our borough will continue to grow and prosper.
The death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been a really sad, moving and profound moment in our nation’s history.
National Co-op Fortnight is underway and, as you’d expect of the place that gave birth to co-operation, it’s something we are proudly marking in our borough.
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
Councillors and elections
Find details of your local councillor, committees, elections and more.More about councillors and elections in the borough
There are over 40 Warm Space venues in the borough, providing free warm and cold drinks, activities and more.Find Warm Spaces
Cost of living
Supporting you with your cost of living will continue to a key priority throughout 2023.View cost of living help
Our regeneration projects, including the Rochdale Town Hall scheme and ambitious plans for the Middleton and Heywood townships, are key priorities.More on regeneration
Improving the borough
We're working hard to make the borough a better place for people to live and work in. We're doing this by preserving our local history, investing in communities, developing transport links, and more.Find out how we're improving the borough