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Community of Deeplish invited to come together at free recycling themed Mela

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2014 11:12 BST

Rochdale’s Broadfield Park will host an exciting free recycling themed Mela on Saturday 27 September 2014. The event is part of the Recycle for Greater Manchester’s Up and Forward LIFE+ project funded by the European Union, and run in partnership with Rochdale Borough Council.

Here’s the Word on Poetry Workshop

Here’s the Word on Poetry Workshop

Press Releases   •   Sep 23, 2014 16:32 BST

Rochdale Borough Libraries is hosting a special workshop to celebrate National Poetry Day.

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Remember to give your views on Council Tax Support Scheme

Press Releases   •   Sep 23, 2014 13:03 BST

Rochdale Borough Council is reminding residents they have just a few more weeks to give their views on its Local Council Tax Support Scheme before the council considers making any changes. Responses to the consultation must be received by Friday 24 October.

Plans for redevelopment of Rochdale Town Hall set to be revealed

Plans for redevelopment of Rochdale Town Hall set to be revealed

Press Releases   •   Sep 22, 2014 16:49 BST

Ambitious plans to revitalise Rochdale’s famous Town Hall are set to go before the council’s cabinet later this month.

Register to Vote

Register to Vote

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2014 16:12 BST

Residents in the Heywood and Middleton constituency are being reminded that they must register to vote by Tuesday, September 23 otherwise they will be unable take part in the upcoming parliamentary by-election.

Rochdale couple safe as houses following council support

Rochdale couple safe as houses following council support

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2014 15:22 BST

A Sudden couple who believe getting their gas fire fixed could have saved their lives are urging older residents to take advantage of a new scheme to get their gas appliances checked before winter arrives.

Council Shows Flair Over Solar Farm Build

Council Shows Flair Over Solar Farm Build

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2014 14:13 BST

Rochdale Borough Council has begun building the first publicly owned solar farm in Greater Manchester to help cement its desire to become the ‘greenest’ authority in Britain.

Expand your mind - programme launch signals festival countdown

Expand your mind - programme launch signals festival countdown

Press Releases   •   Sep 19, 2014 13:23 BST

With just five weeks to go, the 12 page programme for Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival has been unveiled.

Search starts for borough’s best new developments

Search starts for borough’s best new developments

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2014 17:18 BST

The annual Rochdale Borough Design Awards celebrate the best in new development design, focusing on the relationship between good design and building successful communities.

Vote for your favourite book

Vote for your favourite book

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2014 16:39 BST

The search for the borough’s favourite book is reaching its conclusion, so with just over a month to go before voting closes, there’s still time for your vote to count!

Philosophy Coffee group is a hot topic

Philosophy Coffee group is a hot topic

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2014 16:18 BST

Residents of the borough who wish to explore some of life’s great questions are being welcomed into the warm arms of the Philosophy Coffee group.

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Have Your Say On Wind Turbine Plans

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2014 14:55 BST

Public consultation events to give people the chance to find out more about planning applications for two wind turbines will be held at Hopwood Hall College.

Win a wedding package with town hall Wedding Show

Win a wedding package with town hall Wedding Show

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2014 10:21 BST

Brides and grooms to be are being offered the chance to win a fantastic wedding package, thanks to Rochdale Wedding Show, being held at Rochdale Town Hall on Saturday 28 September.

Ghetts confirmed for Rochdale festival show

Ghetts confirmed for Rochdale festival show

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2014 16:34 BST

Top UK rap artist ‘Ghetts’ will be performing at next month’s Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival.

Shelter building and campfire cooking workshops helps children relive lives of WW1 Pals soldiers

Shelter building and campfire cooking workshops helps children relive lives of WW1 Pals soldiers

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2014 14:43 BST

Children from across Rochdale borough are being given the opportunity to discover what life was like for First World War soldiers who set up the Ealees camp at Hollingworth Lake in 1914.

Local jobs boost in the pipeline as Morrisons signs on the dotted line

Local jobs boost in the pipeline as Morrisons signs on the dotted line

Press Releases   •   Sep 17, 2014 11:49 BST

The arrival of a Morrisons M local store in Rochdale town centre has moved a step to closer with the national supermarket formally signing a deal to bring their convenience style store to Smith Street.

Wreaths laid for those who went ‘a bridge too far’

Wreaths laid for those who went ‘a bridge too far’

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2014 12:27 BST

On Sunday (14) Rochdale Borough Council paid its respects to those who fought and died at the Battle of Arnhem during the Second World War.

Acting Chief Executive leaving to take up new role in home town

Acting Chief Executive leaving to take up new role in home town

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2014 10:00 BST

Rochdale Borough Council’s Acting Chief Executive Linda Fisher is leaving to take up a local authority role in her home town of Wigan.

Weaving Words with Chris Coey

Weaving Words with Chris Coey

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2014 09:00 BST

The Word Weavers group will be warmly welcoming the esteemed poet Chris Coey to host a writing workshop, in celebration of National Poetry Day.

Rochdale paid a visit by German twin town

Rochdale paid a visit by German twin town

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2014 17:21 BST

The Mayor of Rochdale Councillor Carole Wardle welcomed around 50 residents of Bielefeld, Germany to the magnificent Rochdale Town Hall this week.