A joint statement from Rochdale Council and RBH

Rochdale Borough Council and Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) are committed to a thriving Rochdale town centre, with the homes that local people need and successful retail, leisure, and cultural options.

Senior councillors and members of RBH’s senior team recently held a productive discussion about future housing needs and investment in the town centre area and specifically agreed to collaborate on a high-level review of the investment requirements for the blocks at College Bank.

Councillor John Blundell, cabinet member for regeneration, business, employment and town centre living said: “We are pleased that RBH have agreed to collaborate on this piece of work and we will get it started straight away.”

Gareth Swarbrick, Chief Executive of RBH, said: “Our meeting was very constructive, we are happy to support this piece of work over the coming weeks and will share key information confidentially with the Council to enable it to be completed.”

Social distancing advice for the lifts at College Bank

Our top priority is the health and safety of residents and employees – and to protect this we’re asking everyone to be patient when using the lifts at College Bank. To maintain social distancing, only one household should enter the lift at a time.
 
Please be considerate and give priority to those residents who may be less able to stand and wait, and consider using the stairs if you are able to do so. Our lifts and communal areas are cleaned regularly by our team.

Community Together: Spring 2020 Edition

This week, residents will receive their Spring edition of “Community Together” – our newsletter for local residents in College Bank and Lower Falinge. This edition includes:

  • Our commitments to you as part of our Residents’ Deal
  • Your questions answered – commonly asked questions
  • An update on the New Pioneers Programme
  • Keeping safe during the coronavirus outbreak
  • The next phase of new homes in Lower Falinge

Download a PDF copy of Community Together Spring 2020 and look out for a printed copy through your door soon!

Information from the community workshop on 7th February 2019

A big thank you to all the residents who attended the community workshop to discuss with residents what investment they would like to see in retained homes at Lower Falinge.

We don’t have any firm plans for what future investment in retained homes at Lower Falinge could include yet and we want to work with the community to identify what the priorities would be for investment. We recognise that could include improvements within homes, external improvements to blocks as a whole and external and shared spaces. We’ll be using the ideas provided by residents at the workshop, together with our discussions with local people through home visits, to develop some more detailed proposals.

Download and view the display boards from today’s workshop: Lower Falinge Workshop Display Boards – 7th February 2019 (PDF)

If you have any further views, please drop us a line at towncentre.regen@rbh.org.uk!

Festive events at College Bank and Lower Falinge

Why not pop down to one of the festive community events at College Bank or Lower Falinge?

On Wednesday 20th December, we’re hosting a special Christmas information drop-in at College Bank, in partnership with our member charity Rochdale & District Mind.

We’ll be at the community room in Mitchell Hey from 1pm until 3.30pm – why not pop in for a cuppa and a mince pie? Rochdale & District Mind will be there to share information about what services and support are on offer over Christmas – if you need help.

On Thursday 21st December, there’s festive fun at Lower Falinge Community Base from 3pm until 5pm, organised by Rochdale & District Mind, and Lower Falinge Activity Group!

Come along for Santa’s Grotto, Christmas crafts, wellbeing information, face painting, and a brew and a mince pie! We’d love to see you there.