Flag raising in Rochdale borough

Request to raise a flag

There's a different process depending on whether you'd like to raise a flag outside Number One Riverside or somewhere else.

Number One Riverside requests

If you'd like to request a flag be raised or a flag raising ceremony:

  1. It's free to make a request but we need at least 2 weeks' notice.
  2. You can complete the form below and email it to us at townhall.bookings@rochdale.gov.uk to request to raise a flag or request a flag raising ceremony.
  3. Once you've sent the form to us, our chief executive will review your form and make the decision whether or not to approve your request.
  4. We aim to get in touch with you to let you know our decision within 7 working days of receiving your form. If we approve your request, please be prepared to provide your own flag as we can't guarantee we'll have the flag you've requested available.
  5. You should only request the attendance of the Mayor after we've approved your request. See how to request the attendance of the Mayor.

Request to raise a flag outside Number One Riverside

Other locations except for Number One Riverside

If you'd like to request a flag to be raised:

  1. It's free to make a request but we need at least 2 weeks' notice.
  2. Please contact the township office where you'd like to raise a flag using the details on this page to let us know the date you'd like to raise a flag.
  3. If we're unable to raise a flag on your chosen day, we'll let you know what other dates we may have available.
  4. If we're able to raise a flag on your chosen day, we'll ask you to complete the form below. Please email it to us using the details provided on the form.
  5. Once you've sent the form to us, our chief executive will review your form and make the decision whether or not to approve your request.
  6. We aim to get in touch with you to let you know our decision within 7 working days of receiving your form. If we approve your request, please be prepared to provide your own flag as we can't guarantee we'll have the flag you've requested available.

Request to raise a flag