Community Together: February 2022

The latest edition of our Community Together newsletter is out now! This edition includes the latest updates about our regeneration plans, some great news about our New Pioneers Programme, and information about how we’re making sure that our new homes are inclusive and accessible. Click the links below to download your PDF copy and the text-only version.

Residents in College Bank and Lower Falinge will receive their printed copy over the next few days.

Help us to name two new streets in Lower Falinge

We’re proud to be a mutual housing society, and even prouder to develop brand new mutual homes in Rochdale town centre.

As part of our new development of affordable homes in Lower Falinge, two new streets will need names – and we’d like your help!

Working with our friends at the Pioneers Museum, we’ve identified three figures from Rochdale’s co-operative history who do not currently have a street named after them – Eliza BrierleyDavid Brooks, and Melinda Greenwood. This includes two pioneering women who helped to lead the way for female co-operators in Rochdale and across the country.

We’d like you to take just a few moments to let us know below who you think the new streets should be named after – and we’ll pass the results along to Rochdale Borough Council as our suggestions for the new street names.

Visit the main RBH website to have your say – the poll will be open until 23:59 on Sunday 13th February 2022.

We’ve bought the former Brickcroft Social Club site

We’ve taken another step towards delivering more much needed homes in Rochdale town centre by acquiring the site of the former Brickcroft Social Club on High Street.

The club announced in May 2021 that it would be closing permanently rather than re-opening as the pandemic restrictions eased, and we have now moved to make sure that the site is used for new high-quality housing rather than remaining derelict. The acquisition has been supported by funding from Rochdale Borough Council’s successful Towns Fund bid, announced last year.

Visit the main RBH website to read the full story.

Asbestos removal at Abbeydale, Exbury, and Yarwell blocks

This morning (Monday 7th February) we have started the process of asbestos removal from the Abbeydale, Exbury, and Yarwell blocks at Lower Falinge. This work is being carried out by a fully licensed contractor, ARD Industrial Services Ltd.

This is internal work which will not cause any disturbance to nearby residents. We wrote to residents in neighbouring blocks last week to keep them informed of the activity, as contractors will be visible on site as they enter and exit the blocks.

In line with the promises we have made to keep residents informed, we will make sure that nearby residents receive ample notice of any external works carried out to these three blocks.