Help with costs

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    Money, debt and benefits advice

    If you've got debt, money or work worries, it's important you and your family access the right support at the right time. View advice and links to organisations that may be able to help you.

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    See if you qualify for a grant. You can apply for grants for several different purposes, such as for education, house repairs, starting a business and much more.

Moving in

About the borough

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    Local history

    Rochdale's history can be traced right back to the Doomsday Book in 1086. Learn some fascinating information about the rich heritage of Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton, Littleborough and the Pennine villages.

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    Heritage and conservation areas

    View information about Blue Plaques, conservation areas, war memorials, listed buildings, and more.

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    Improving the borough

    We're working hard to make the borough a better place for residents, visitors and businesses.

Places to go

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    Hollingworth Lake

    Hollingworth Lake spans 118 acres. It was originally built as the main water source during the 19th century.

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    See what markets are held in the borough of Rochdale and when they're open.

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    Parks and open spaces

    The borough boasts many parks and open spaces. Some have been given the prestigious Green Flag Award.

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.