Job opportunities linked to our Lower Falinge new homes

A number of job opportunities are currently available linked to our new homes currently under construction in Lower Falinge

Electrical Apprentice opportunity with J&R Electrical

J&R Electrical are looking for an apprentice to join their team on site in Lower Falinge as well as their other sites.


Qualified, self-employed joiners available for work in Rochdale

One of ENGIE’s subcontractors are looking for local joiners to support the delivery of our new homes in Lower Falinge. Candidates must have:

  • Previous experience on a fast-paced construction site
  • Relevant qualifications – City & Guilds or NVQs in Carpentry and Joinery.
  • Their own full set of site 110v tools.
  • A valid CSCS card

Anyone interested can send us their CV via by March 19th 2021.

Community Together newsletter: February 2021

This week, residents will receive their latest edition of “Community Together” – our newsletter for the communities of College Bank and Lower Falinge.

You can download PDF and plain text versions of the newsletter below. This edition includes:

  • The latest news about improvements to retained blocks in Lower Falinge
  • New information from our New Pioneers Programme
  • An update on fire safety at College Bank
  • Details of our VIP awards winners!

Download your February 2021 copy of “Community Together” now:

Update on retained blocks at College Bank

Our regeneration plans at College Bank have now reached the stage where we are in a position to provide more clarity for residents in the remaining retained blocks.

We have written to residents in Underwood, Holland Rise, and Mardyke, to let them know that our refurbishment plans will mean that they will need to move for the duration of the modernisation work. Over the past few months, we have been carrying out technical surveys, including the recent fire risk assessments, and although we still do not have the full detail of what refurbishment and modernisation work could involve, we do now know for certain that it would be extensive enough that residents would not be able to continue to live in their homes while the work is carried out.

We will continue to keep residents fully informed and we will share any information promptly as soon as it is available. We will also enable as many of these temporary moves as possible to be to other available flats within College Bank.

If you have any queries, you can look at our updated FAQ or you can get in touch with our team.

Survey work in Underwood and Mitchell Hey – week commencing 30th November 2020

In the summer of 2017, we set out long term proposals for improving the quality and mix of homes in College Bank and Lower Falinge. These proposals included four blocks at College Bank which would be demolished as part of the redevelopment (Mitchell Hey, Dunkirk Rise, Tentercroft and Town Mill Brow) and three blocks at College Bank for which we said we would explore the options for refurbishment and modernisation (Underwood, Holland Rise, and Mardyke).

We have been working hard since then to take our proposals in the town centre forward, including some survey work on individual blocks that was carried out in summer 2020. We now need to undertake further detailed survey work to get more information to inform the refurbishment and modernisation of homes at College Bank.

This technical survey work will take place in the Underwood and Mitchell Hey blocks over the course of this week. In Underwood, we expect internal work to be completed by Tuesday 1st December and external work by Friday 4th December. In Mitchell Hey, work will take place on Wednesday 2nd December only.

Unfortunately, due to the nature of the surveys which need to be carried out in the empty homes and communal areas, there is likely to be some low level noise and disruption at times throughout the day. We will keep any noise to a minimum and will not be working in any occupied homes, and we have written to residents in Underwood and Mitchell Hey already to let them know.

Please be assured that all work will be carried out by our contractors in line with social distancing guidelines, to ensure the safety of residents, the RBH team and our contractors.

If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Community Together newsletter: Autumn 2020

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

You can download PDF and plain text versions of the newsletter below. This edition includes:

  • A fire safety update for residents
  • The results from our “life in lockdown” survey
  • The latest information from our New Pioneers Programme
  • An introduction to your new team of Community Guardians.

Download your Autumn 2020 copy of “Community Together” now:

Introducing our Community Guardians

Earlier this year, we wrote to all residents in College Bank, Lower Falinge, and Freehold about our proposals to change the way that neighbourhood security and CCTV services are delivered. We are very grateful to all the residents who provided feedback on our plans.

You told us that security continues to be a high priority for residents of College Bank, which is why we want to deliver a service which provides the most assurance to you, and tackles the issues you have raised.

The Community Guardians will be there to be present and visible around the community, something we know is a deterrent to anti-social behaviour. There was some feedback around the name. We have chosen the title ‘Guardians’ rather than ‘Security’ as they will be trusted members of the community who will build relationships with residents and work together to stop issues as they arise. We also expect them to work closely with the local police to reduce anti-social behaviour, but they are not there to physically intervene, and will call the police when necessary.

The team will start their induction on 1st December. We are going to monitor the new service to ensure that we are reducing anti-social behaviour and improving the neighbourhoods in the ways we anticipate. We will keep all residents informed and we always appreciate your feedback – positive and otherwise – to help us improve our services.

We are currently recruiting to our team of Community Guardians and we’d love to receive applications from local residents who are interested in joining the team. Visit the vacancies page on our website now to find out more and to apply – the closing date is Sunday 1st November.