Plan your journey

About the borough

  • An old busy street scene of Rochdale town centre.

    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.

  • Artist impression of new  build flats.

    Improving the borough

    We’re working hard to make Rochdale town centre a better place for shoppers, visitors and businesses.

Places to go

  • Hollingworth Lake.

    Hollingworth Lake

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

  • Rochdale Market.


    Find out where the local markets are, when they’re open and what they offer.

  • Fountain at Queens Park.

    Parks and gardens

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

Decision making

  • cartoon image of people with a giant filing system

    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.

  • Councillor's committees

    Councillors and committees

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