Town Centre News

Artisan Market crafts bumper payday for town centre businesses

Rochdale’s first ever Artisan Market has been praised by businesses across Rochdale town centre, who saw customer numbers surge on the back of the event. The Market Company event, which is supported by the Council and Rochdale Development Agency (RDA), welcomed 6,000 visitors, who enjoyed treats like paella, Thai street food, homemade fudge, botanical gin and vodka and sweet and savoury pies.


Great British Spring Clean

As part of the Great British Spring Clean Rochdale BID was proud to support the Rochdale Pioneers Museum and the litter heroes from Deepish Primary Academy. Pupils of Deepish Primary Academy and staff from the Pioneers Museum were on hand on Thursday to help clean up the area around Toad Lane as part of the Great British Spring Clean.


Po Up Rochdale – Calling all small businesses

Do you have an outlet outside of Rochdale and think about dipping your toe in the town centre? Or do you trade from home and dream about getting your own retail space? The Rochdale Business Improvement District is looking for independent traders, local artisans and producers (established businesses, successful online retailers or testing the market), who would like a trading opportunity for a week at a time in Rochdale Town Centre. We'll welcome applications for all types of products, including food, drink, clothing, toys, art, crafts, home furnishings or anything else you think would sell here in our vibrant town centre.


Sweet ending to food festival

Three local bakers are celebrating after winning prizes in this month’s Rochdale Food & Drink Festival cake competition.


Fine flavours at Rochdale’s food and drink festival feast

Crowds descended on Rochdale Town Hall this weekend for Rochdale Food & Drink Festival - staged for the second time on Saturday, with stalls, live cooking, star chefs, bars, workshops, family entertainment and music.