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Town Centre News

Rochdale Feel Good Festival confirms 2020 return

With this summer now a fading memory, attention is turning to next year’s Rochdale Feel Good Festival and the date for 2020 has been announced.

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Start Smart – Growing Your Small Business In Rochdale Workshop

We have now got a date for the 2 day workshop in Rochdale, aimed a businesses trading in the first 3 years. The venue is still TBC, but as soon as I have an update on this I will let you know. It will happen on 25th and 26th September, here is a link where clients can register: https://www.businessgrowthhub.com/events/2019/09/start-smart-growing-your-small-business-in-rochdale You can see below an overview of the content. Please feel free to share and promote this to any businesses you think would find this relevant.

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Rochdale’s plan to make big races more eco friendly

Organisers of this year’s Williams BMW Rochdale Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run are planning to make it the greenest one yet, with a series of environmentally friendly measures introduced for 2019 in an effort to reduce the event’s carbon footprint when it returns in October.

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Major street art festival coming to Rochdale

A Rochdale-born internationally renowned mural artist who has worked all over the globe is coming back to her hometown to paint one of the most iconic buildings in the town centre as part of the borough’s on going £400m regeneration programme. Hayley Garner and Joy Gilleard, otherwise known as the mural artist duo, Nomad Clan, have painted all over the world, from New York and Mexico to Poland, Iceland and Sweden, but Hayley reckons painting a mural in her hometown will be one of her best jobs yet.

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Rochdale’s high street shortlisted for prestigious national award

Rochdale’s town centre has beaten off stiff competition to be shortlisted for the rising star award in the government’s Great British High Street Awards 2019. It is one of only 28 high streets across the country in the category, and the only one in Greater Manchester, which celebrates up and coming local communities who are transforming their future. The shortlisted bid highlighted all the work taking place in the town centre, which is in the middle of a £400m transformation programme.

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