The Monthly - Rochdale, Heywood & Middleton - Feb 21

February 1, 2021 4:36 AM
By Rochdale Liberal Democrats

Important updates on the things that effect you - from across the Borough

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Lockdown restrictions remain in effect for the month of February - or until there is further guidance from the Government. Please stay at home unless it is essential to go out. If you have to go out for work, shopping or exercise, please click here for guidance on how to effectively protect yourself and those you may meet while outside.

If you have symptoms please visit the NHS website or call 119 to book a test - unless you have an appointment please do not go to the testing centres. Testing centres are located in Rochdale, Heywood & Middleton. For full details - including how to get a home testing kit - click here. If you do not have symptoms but are concerned, you can visit one of four FAST testing centres - located in Rochdale, Heywood, Pennines and Middleton. They are open 8am-7pm on weekdays and 10am-4pm on weekends. Current guidance is to get tested weekly - more than once if possible. You do not need to book an appointment to visit the FAST testing centres. For full details, click here.

The vaccination program is being co-odinated centrally - you will be contacted directly when it is your turn. Please do not contact your GP regarding vaccination and please do not go to the vaccination centres unless you have an appointment. For more details on the vaccination program please click here.

This current period of Lockdown is stressful for everyone. Rochdale, Heywood & Middleton Lib Dems have prepared a useful guide on the various support services available to you at this difficult time. Please click here for more information.

Refuse Collections:

With everything else that is going on, its easy to forget which day you need to put out which bin. To make life easier, click here then pop in your postcode and you will see a handy table which shows which bins will be collected on your street on which day. The are no seasonal changes to refuse collection during the month of February to worry about. When collecting you bin after collection, we would suggest that you sanitize the handle (part of the hinge at the back of the lid) before touching it yourself as a simple COVID precaution.


Packer Street in Rochdale Town Centre will remain closed while the COVID testing centre in is operation. Falinge Road will be reduced to one way traffic until 20/02/21 to allow repairs to the gas main. Bull Brow & Butts Avenue in Rochdale Town Centre will be closed until 21/03/21 for environmental repairs. Hareshill Road in Heywood will be partially closed to traffic for road widening from 8/2/21 to 1/08/21. Gregge Street in Heywood will be partially closed 11/2/21 - 12/2/21 to allow access for construction traffic. For full details of all road closures, please click here.

Planning Applications:

For full details of new planning applications in your area, please click here. You can also see all planning applications across the borough if you prefer.


Due to the possibility of the Local Elections in may being disrupted by COVID many people are chosing to vote by post. To register to vote by post please click here. If you are not already registered to vote in the Local Elections, please click here to register.

What else would you like to know? We publish these updates monthly - so if there is something else you need to know about, drop us a line and we will include it in the next update.

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