Rochdale Borough Council Consultation Hub

Whether you live, work or travel in Rochdale Borough, we encourage you to have your say. Here you can find and participate in consultations that we run. The council will take your views into consideration when we make important decisions.

You can also read what people said about past decisions and see how we used those views to change our services.

Open Consultations

Closed Consultations

  • Indoor Built Sports Facility Strategy

    The strategy sets a long term vision for indoor built sports facilities across the Borough that positions its contribution towards the wider strategic outcomes for the Borough. The strategy provides an informed position of current indoor sports facility supply and identifies key... More

    Closed 17 March 2020

  • Draft New Housing and the Provision of Recreation Facilities Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

    The proposed Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will be a revision of the existing Provision of Recreational Open Space in New Housing SPD, and will provide guidance on the provision of open space in new housing developments, and also on financial contributions expected from housing... More

    Closed 21 February 2020

  • Charging for Waste and Recycling Bins

    The council is considering introducing a charge of £20 per bin for all new or replacement waste and recycling bins. In 2018/19 15,785 requests for wheeled bins were made. The total annual cost to the council for purchasing replacement bins of £284,000. The council needs to look at... More

    Closed 2 February 2020

  • Rochdale in Rainbows presents Pride event feedback

    This is the first time the borough of Rochdale has had a Pride celebration. We want to know your thoughts on the event you attended and what you’d like to see next year. More

    Closed 15 December 2019

  • CS-2020-21-003 - Proposal to relocate Milnrow Youth Centre

    Overview of proposal During 2020/21 we expect to save £14.4 million from council budgets which incorporates Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (HMRCCG). The relocation of Milnrow Youth Centre is part of the Savings proposals. Overall... More

    Closed 13 December 2019

We Asked, You Said, We Did

Here are some of the issues we have consulted on and their outcomes. See all outcomes

We Asked

Why residents might not be using their brown food and garden waste bins after analysis by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority found that 20 per cent of general waste collected in our borough was food waste.

You Said

The survey found that 96 per cent of Rochdale residents felt that they understood how food and garden waste bins should be used whilst 10 per cent of respondents admitted to throwing away their food waste into the general waste bin. A number of residents stated that they used a combination of both bins to dispose of unwanted food.

Most residents surveyed said that they throw away food that is inedible, such as potato peelings, tea bags and banana skins. However, 51 per cent also said that they disposed of food that was out of date, with around one to three plates of food thrown out per resident per week.

14 per cent of residents told us that they did not always recycle their food waste as they think it is unhygienic, dirty or smell.

We Did

This information will now be used to inform communications campaigns to encourage residents who sometimes use the wrong bin to always dispose of their food waste correctly and to specifically target those who never use their brown bin.


We Asked

Do you agree with the Neighbourhood Area?

You Said


We Did

The Neighbourhood Area is now a Designated Neighbourhood Area

We Asked

Do you agree with the Neighbourhood Forum?

You Said


We Did

The Neighbourhood Forum is now a Designated Neighbourhood Forum