Awards and recognition

Awards and recognition in 2024

This page lists the awards we've won so far in 2024.

Sitemorse Q2 2024 Local Government INDEX

The council's website came 4th out of almost 400 websites tested in the Sitemorse Local Government INDEX for the second quarter (April–June) in 2024.

In the UK Local Government sector, the INDEX ranks local government websites across the whole UK for areas including performance, compliance, accessibility and quality. This award demonstrates our commitment to making our website accessible to all.


Internet Crystal Mark 2024

The council's website achieved the Internet Crystal Mark awarded by the Plain English Campaign for the 11th consecutive year. There were many positives highlighted within the report. One of the highlights in the summary said, 'The website as whole is very well designed and is one of the best we've reviewed'. 

This award demonstrates our continued commitment to plain English throughout the web​site.


Sitemorse Q1 2024 Local Government INDEX

The council's website came 3rd out of almost 400 websites tested in the Sitemorse Local Government INDEX for the first quarter (January–March) in 2024. Sitemorse tested over 150,000 pages across 1,231 websites in the following sectors: Government and Public Bodies, UK and IE Universities, UK London-listed PLCs and UK Local Government.

In the UK Local Government sector, the INDEX ranks local government websites across the whole UK for areas including performance, compliance, accessibility and quality. This award demonstrates our commitment to making our website accessible to all.


White Ribbon accreditation

Rochdale Borough Council is now White Ribbon accredited.

White Ribbon UK is the leading charity that works with men to end violence against women and girls. It is through promotions, volunteers, supporters and fundraising events that the message can be shared and can start to make  difference.


Member of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter

We're proud to announce we've been awarded membership of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter.

As member, we're committed to providing work that is secure, flexible and fairly paid. We make sure our employees are developed, well-managed and engaged, with their health and wellbeing top priority.