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  • School Admission Arrangements for 2018/19

    Overview Proposed changes to the admission criteria for Rochdale Borough Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools. Background The following changes are proposed to the Admission Policies for the Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools: Introduction of separate Admission... More
    Opened 28 November 2016
  • NH-2017-345 Review of Library Service Provision

    Overview of proposal Changes to library services in the borough. Specifically, Closure of the mobile library service Reduction in the bookfund by 15% Overall impact of proposed change Customers of the borough’s 17 libraries will not be affected by this proposal except... More
    Opened 24 November 2016
  • NH-2017-343 Community Group subsidies

    Overview of proposal Removal of payment to schools, which allows schools to offer reduced room hire charges to community groups. Overall impact of proposed change The Council budget which pays schools to offer subsidised room lets to specific community groups will be removed. Schools... More
    Opened 24 November 2016
  • CS-2017-341 Children's Centre Phase 2 Review

    Overview of proposal The proposal recommends the reduction in management and frontline staff in recognition that the level of service provided in children’s centres transferred to schools has reduced. Overall impact of proposed change There will be a reduction in the number of face to... More
    Opened 24 November 2016
  • ACS-2017-340 Community Opportunities Contract

    Overview of proposal The contract for the community opportunities service will not be retendered when the contract ends in August 2017. Overall impact of proposed change Reduction in low level prevention services Impact on affected service users The service provides short term... More
    Opened 24 November 2016
  • CS-2017-342 Review of Edge of Care provision

    Overview of proposal The proposal recommends the reduction in management and frontline staff in recognition that the level of service provided in children’s centres transferred to schools has reduced. Overall impact of proposed change There will be a reduction in the number of face to... More
    Opened 24 November 2016
  • Alcohol Awareness Week 2016 Quiz

    Alcohol Awareness Week 2016 Quiz This Alcohol Awareness Week (14 th – 20 th November) we want to get people thinking about alcohol and how it affects us as individuals, families, communities and society as a whole. Alcohol can have negative impacts on your health, mental wellbeing and... More
    Opened 11 November 2016
  • Playing Pitch Strategy

    The Council has prepared a Draft Playing Pitch Strategy (PPS), which aims to make sure that there is an adequate supply of good quality, accessible grass and artificial pitches in the borough, to meet current and future demands for formal pitch sports. It covers all Link4Life, council, school,... More
    Opened 1 November 2016
  • Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme

    The Rochdale borough has lots of businesses and venues that have joined the Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme and aim to provide breastfeeding friendly environments that help mums to feel comfortable breastfeeding in public and children to enjoy a longer, healthier life. If you are a breastfeeding... More
    Opened 7 October 2016
  • Rochdale Town Hall Restoration and Revival

    Rochdale Town Hall is probably the most iconic building in our borough and is widely regarded as one of the finest town halls in the country. But the town hall could be even better. That’s why we’re preparing a Heritage Lottery Fund bid to enable us to make improvements, so our residents... More
    Opened 29 September 2016
  • CS-2017-308 Remodel and Review the Contact Service

    Overview of proposal Remodel and review the delivery of the Contact Service to provide a saving of £70,000. Overall impact of proposed change Review is likely to result in a change to the approach to delivery of contact service in light of service needs and role of services and others... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • CS-2017-307 Restructure Youth Offending Service

    Overview of proposal To review the Youth Offending Service across Rochdale and Bury in light of legislative and demand changes. Overall impact of proposed change A rationalisation of the service to meet future demand and respond to changes in legislation. Impact on affected service... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • AC-2017-302 Changes to Adult Care charging policy

    Overview of proposal Changes are proposed to the Adult Care Charging Policy from April 2017. These changes will bring the Charging Policy in line with national changes to benefits and pension payments. It is proposed to link the minimum income guarantee (the amount of income we... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • CS-2017-306 Reshape of Children's Social Care delivery

    Overview of proposal To re-shape children social care services to achieve a saving of £350,000 over two years, in response to continuing reduction in demand and focus on provision of early help. Overall impact of proposed change Reshaping of Children’s Social Care over 2017/18 and... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • CS-2017-305 Rationalisation of additional funding for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)

    Overview of proposal To rationalise the additional support currently provided by the Council for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services recognising that young people identified as having issues with mental health would access support through conventional means. Overall impact of... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • CS-2017-304 Proposed cessation of Mobile Play Team

    Overview of proposal The proposal is to cease operating the Mobile Play Team. The Mobile Play team visits locations across the borough, in each of the four townships on a revolving six week basis, between June 2016 and August 1st 2016, the Mobile Play Team has delivered 36 play sessions with... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • CS-2017-303 Remodelling of the Educational Welfare Service

    Overview of proposal It is proposed that the service provided to Schools by the Education Welfare Service is remodelled. Overall impact of proposed change The impact from this proposal is to ensure that support to schools to improve attendance is targeted to schools and families where... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • AC-2017-301 Remodel supported living offer for people with learning disabilities

    Overview of proposal Remodel the Supported Living offer for people with learning disabilities to develop a wider range of care and support options at reduced costs. Overall impact of proposed change A review of the number of group homes within the Rochdale Borough and an increase in... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • PH-2017-313 Removal of Buy with Confidence Scheme

    Overview of proposal The proposal is to cease the operation of the Buy with Confidence Scheme due to the minimal use by businesses; therefore the cost does not provide value for money to residents. Overall impact of proposed change The scheme would no longer be provided. Impact on... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • NH-2017-312 Continued provision of School Crossing Patrols at a charge to schools

    Overview of proposal For Schools to fund School Crossing Patrols (SCP) in their areas. Overall impact of proposed change The Council will provide the service at the level that schools wish to purchase. Impact on affected service users The Council will continue to provide the... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • NH-2017-311 Review of Community Centre grant funding

    Overview of proposal Review of Community Centre Grant Funding. Overall impact of proposed change Rationalisation of the funding available to support community centres with the reduced level of funding linked to the direct impact and benefit to the community. Impact on affected service... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • NH-2017-310 Proposal to review the Legal Advice: Welfare, Debt and Housing support

    Overview of proposal To review the Legal Advice: Welfare, Debt and Housing support to deliver services in a more cost effective manner. Overall impact of proposed change The specification for the new service from 1 st April 2017 is reviewed and efficiencies achieved whilst delivering... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • CS-2017-309 Review of Funding for Play Schemes

    Overview of proposal The proposal is to cease grant funding for holiday play scheme provision in the borough. This is funded currently through a grant and is used to support, develop and fund voluntary run holiday play schemes across the borough. Overall impact of proposed change The... More
    Opened 15 September 2016
  • Consultation on the need for extra Secondary school places from September 2017

    Consultation on the need for extra Primary and Secondary school places from September 2017 The Local Authority is looking at how many extra school places are going to be needed throughout the Borough in the coming years. The consultation papers detail the current number of places available... More
    Opened 12 September 2016
  • Consultation on the need for extra Primary school places from September 2017

    Consultation on the need for extra Primary and Secondary school places from September 2017 The Local Authority is looking at how many extra school places are going to be needed throughout the Borough in the coming years. The consultation papers detail the current number of places available... More
    Opened 12 September 2016
  • Local Council Tax Support Scheme - Proposals for 2017/18

    What is the Local Council Tax Support Scheme?​ ​​​ Since 1 April 2013 all councils have had a local scheme to provide council tax support for those households who meet the criteria for a reduction in their council tax bill. In Rochdale this is called the Local Council Tax Support... More
    Opened 21 July 2016
  • 30 Hours Free Early Education and Childcare - Parent Survey

    You may be aware that the government are planning to introduce 30 Hours Free Early Years Childcare from September 2017, for parents who meet certain eligibility criteria set by government. The criteria are presently; both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent... More
    Opened 5 July 2016
  • Health Improvement and Wellbeing Survey

    Rochdale Council knows how important it is to support individuals and families to have good health and wellbeing. Since taking over public health responsibilities in 2013 we have worked to make our services easier to access and use. We now wish to get some additional views from residents to help... More
    Opened 27 June 2016
  • New Devolution Powers for GMCA Consultation

    We're living through the most exciting changes to how England is governed for generations. Greater Manchester has led the way on ‘devolution agreements’ that move decision-making on crucial public services like local transport, housing, health and skills training closer to local people. ... More
    Opened 23 March 2016
  • Playing Pitches Survey

    What are we doing? We are currently reviewing all outdoor playing pitches and facilities across the borough to help us develop a 5–10 year ‘Rochdale Borough Playing Pitch Strategy’. It will include all Link4Life, council, school, club and community sports grounds that accommodate the... More
    Opened 9 March 2016
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