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
Laying the foundations for an even better borough
19 May 2023
With the dust now settling on this year’s local elections, I want to extend my gratitude to everyone who helped make this crucial democratic occasion possible.
Investing in the future as council budget passed unanimously
24 February 2023
It was the first time in the council’s 49-year history that a budget had been passed unanimously.
Investing in the future as borough’s regeneration continues
17 January 2023
Many challenges await us this year, locally and nationally, but I am optimistic that our borough will continue to grow and prosper.
Councillors and elections
Find details of your local councillor, committees, elections and more.More about councillors and elections in the borough
Cost of living
Supporting you with your cost of living will continue to a key priority.View cost of living help
Warm Spaces in the borough of Rochdale are places where local people can gather for free in a warm, safe, welcoming place and enjoy a free drink, activities and access to other services.Find Warm Spaces
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
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
About the council
Our vision: a council that builds success and prosperity with our citizens and partners, whilst protecting our vulnerable people.
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.
Councillors and committees
Councillors are responsible for agreeing provision of services and how the council's money is spent.