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

  • Young People Transport Survey

    Fancy winning a £200 voucher? Take the quick 2 minute survey below to be in with a chance to win one! The survey will also help Rochdale Borough Youth Cabinet collect information we need to help make Rochdale an even better place to live and see what transport issues need sorting. Thank you... More

    Closes 4 October 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Licensing Service: Gambling Licensing Policy Statement 2022-2025

    The Council is reviewing its Gambling Licensing Policy Statement under Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005. Our Statement of Gambling Policy is a document we must produce by law. It sets out our approach to gambling licensing in the Borough of Rochdale. It gives guidance to... More

    Closed 10 September 2021

  • Rochdale Hackney Carriage Unmet Demand Study

    Rochdale Borough Council (RBC) are currently undertaking an ‘unmet demand study’ to determine whether the number of hackney carriages licensed across the borough is set at the correct level and to determine whether there is any ‘unmet demand’ for hackney carriages. More

    Closed 5 September 2021

  • Draft Castleton Station Area Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

    The proposed Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will provide a development strategy for the Castleton Station area. It outlines potential development opportunities within the area to support the continued regeneration and renewal of the area. The SPD will provide further detailed... More

    Closed 31 August 2021

  • Home Improvement Agency - Careline Policy Consultation

    Adult Care’s Home Improvement Agency (HIA) provide a community alarm service known as Careline. Due to the increasing number of Careline clients the HIA have developed a new Careline Policy, which sets out how the Careline Service in Rochdale is provided and gives clarity and transparency... More

    Closed 29 August 2021

  • Survey 2: For people that have been abusive in their relationships

    Rochdale Council is conducting a needs assessment to help us understand more about the domestic abuse in our borough. All surveys are anonymous so your name or contact details. We will use the information to help us provide services that we need locally. If you have experienced domestic... More

    Closed 31 July 2021

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