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

  • Rochdale Town Hall - Organ Survey

    One of the most famous and iconic historic features of Rochdale Town Hall is the organ, which was installed in 1913. The was a gift of philanthropist Sir Samuel Turner on the occasion of the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, who were present for its opening recital. ... More

    Closes 14 October 2022

  • Disabled Facilities Grant Consultation

    The Home Improvement Agency service provides a range of home adaptations for residents in the borough, such as walk-in showers, ramps and stairlifts. Over 350 residents and families benefit from home adaptations every year, helping to enhance their lives and maintain... More

    Closes 24 October 2022

  • Park and Play Space Survey

    As part of our Raising Rochdale agenda we are working to get the best out of the local area for our children. Part of this is to ensure that the local play areas are accessible and safe for all. We would love it if you could survey the play areas in our local parks that you visit. Your... More

    Closes 31 October 2022

  • Please tell us your views about what our future priorities should be to help us develop our new Borough and Corporate Plan

    We are developing a local plan to help create a borough of which we can all be proud. It will set out our ambitions for improving our place and meeting the needs of the people who live here, work here and visit the town. We are also developing a plan about how the council will deliver... More

    Closes 29 November 2022

Forthcoming Consultations

  • New Academy Schools in Rochdale

    Rochdale, along with other Greater Manchester boroughs has put together a long term plan for growth in its housing, its transport and its business infrastructure. This plan is called the Places for Everyone strategy and it replaced the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. A government... More

    Opens 1 November 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Redesigned website feedback survey

    What do you think? We’d love to get your feedback on our new look website. We continuing to improve and want to provide you with the best service possible. If you complete the survey and provide a valid email address you’ve the opportunity of entering a... More

    Closed 7 October 2022

  • Bowlee Car Boot Sale - Customer Survey

    We want to understand what customers think about Bowlee Car Boot Sale and Market so we can find ways to improve the event for the 2023 season. Your answers will be used by Rochdale Borough Council for research and development purposes. Your feedback may also be used in future marketing but... More

    Closed 3 October 2022

  • RBSCP Residents’ Survey

    Safeguarding children in Rochdale The purpose of this short survey is to find out people’s knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and the people and organisations in Rochdale that can help to safeguarding children. It is open to Rochdale borough residents aged... More

    Closed 30 September 2022

  • Broadfield Park Slopes Consultation

    Broadfield Park Slopes create Rochdale town centre’s beautiful historic landscape setting for Rochdale Town Hall and St Chads, as well as being home to the Grade 2 listed fountain, Packer Spout. Many years of the town’s local history is located in this area, and also hidden underneath... More

    Closed 23 September 2022

  • Carers Survey 2022

    Carers Survey We need your views to help shape the future of Carer’s Services in the borough of Rochdale. This service is currently provided by our Carers Hub, which provides various activities throughout the borough and online. Are you a Carer? Carers UK... More

    Closed 23 September 2022

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