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

  • Consultation on the new Edgar Wood Academy at Birch / Bowlee in Middleton.

    Rochdale Borough Council is now undertaking pre-application consultation in relation to an outline planning application that will shortly be submitted for a new secondary school. Proposals have been developed for the selected site following public engagement and the site was approved by the... More

    Closes 13 July 2020

  • Play Area Strategy Consultation

    The play area strategy recognises the importance of play provision facilities across the borough and the role they play in developing skills, reducing risk of childhood obesity and promoting good physical health and wellbeing for all. Key elements of this strategy are: ... More

    Closes 1 August 2020

  • Rochdale residents: have your say on new council ward boundaries

    We are asking local people and organisations for their help to draw up new ward boundaries across Rochdale. The Commission has also announced that it is minded to recommend that the council should have 60 councillors in the future. We are now drawing up a new pattern of wards to... More

    Closes 31 August 2020

Closed Consultations

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 However, 51 per cent also said that they disposed of food that was out of date, with around one to three plates of food thrown out per resident per week.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

Yes

We Did

The Neighbourhood Area is now a Designated Neighbourhood Area

We Asked

Do you agree with the Neighbourhood Forum?

You Said

Yes

We Did

The Neighbourhood Forum is now a Designated Neighbourhood Forum