Town Centre News

New grass verge scheme is the bees knees

Grass verges across Rochdale are going to look a bit different this summer as a scheme set to boost bees, butterflies and small insects gets under way. This year, 15 sites across the borough have been chosen as part of a scheme to host pollinator friendly informal flowering lawns or clover verges. Chosen sites include Bury and Rochdale Old Road, Sandy Lane and Hollingworth Road.


Strawberry Garden reopens

Strawberry Gardens, which sells a variety of high quality fruit, vegetables, spices and herbs has now officially opened its new premises within the previously vacant unit located on the junction of Yorkshire Street and Cheetham Street. This family run business have been operating within Rochdale Town Centre for over 25 years and the new shop which opens seven days a week sells everything from broccoli and carrots to exotic grapefruit.


This Easter Weekend brought two things to Rochdale Town Centre; sunshine and ale trailers!!

The Ale Trail event, which his is supported by the Rochdale Business Improvement District (BID), CAMRA and the Council welcomed visitors, who enjoyed sampling award winning ales as part of the ale trail. Venues taking part in the ale trail were the Cask and Feather, The Baum, The Regal Moon, Vicolo Del Vino, The Medicine Tap and the Flying Horse.


Rochdale flies the flag for St George’s Day

Residents came together to celebrate St George’s Day at Rochdale Town Hall. Drawn to the town hall by a town crier, people gathered together to celebrate the day of England’s patron saint.


Rochdale Digital Festival returns

A festival which celebrates the borough’s growing digital economy will take place in June. Rochdale Digital Festival, last staged in 2017 will be at Number One Riverside on Saturday 8 June, celebrating digital in all its forms, with demonstrations, workshops, lots of free activities and much more. Organised by Rochdale Borough Council, the day promises to improve your digital potential with hands-on help and advice for all ages.