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I have just read your article regarding the council wanting to massively increase parking charges at Hollingworth Lake and wish to comment on the spin put on it by the council leader...
Date Published 11/08/2017
I built the Village Medical Centre in Littleborough with Dr Hampton with the objective of offering the best and wide ranging primary care.
Date Published 11/05/2017
Having attended several planning meetings over the past year I have come to question whether residents are being well served by the role that the Planning &...
Date Published 10/12/2016
Councils are often seen as stuffy, bureaucratic institutions, filled with process and lacking in excitement. This is a misguided perception: they can be innovative...
Date Published 09/12/2016
In respect of the proposed increase in allowances for councillors I would like to make the following points.
Date Published 08/12/2016
I read of the obscene allowance increase that is being recommended for our elected councillors.
This yet more proof of snouts in the trough and a first class...
Frozen is better than cut which seems to be what everyone else is suffering, perhaps fewer councillors and the remaining ones can share the saving.
I've just read that the council is considering increasing the allowances paid to councillors.
I feel in this time of austerity we should consider reducing the...
Regarding the proposal to increase allowances for councillors...
Firstly, whoever thought it a good idea to consider this now needs sacking; at a time when...
Date Published 07/12/2016
Many residents of Smithy Bridge will have noticed that the level crossing is closed more frequently than in the past. They will also be surprised to know that half...
Date Published 07/11/2016
A few points following the recent Rochdale Council statement regarding their proposals for the learning disability service...
Date Published 13/10/2016
Those councillors on Rochdale Council who have to a woman and man remained as blank as an unsigned council expenses claims form and remained pitifully silent about...
An open letter to the leader of the council...
I am writing to express my outrage at your proposal to fund school crossing patrols by plundering schools’...
Date Published 12/10/2016
Like many other parents of learning disabled people I wanted as normal a life as possible for my son. Living in hostels, with people they haven't chosen to share...
Like thousands of our fellow citizens I have just signed the petition ‘Stop the pensioner Bedroom Tax’ and wanted to ask if Rochdale Online readers could add...
Date Published 11/10/2016
Momentum Rochdale, Heywood & Middleton were out on the streets on Saturday and at the vigil last night alongside the families of Learning Disabled adults who are...
Rochdale borough's townships are an integral part of how decisions are made by members on the public's behalf, but many people are unaware of our existence. Last...
Date Published 10/10/2016
The increase in off peak rail fares from the beginning of September was a nasty surprise.
Date Published 12/09/2016
I lost contact with my aunt in February this year and am trying to find her. Her name is Edna Watson and she has lived in Littleborough for around 50 years, near...
Date Published 07/09/2016
Rochdale Council has recently indicated that they wish to sell, as a way of financing ever decreasing funding, the former gas works site situated at Hare Hill...
Date Published 15/04/2016
Your readers had questions asked as a result of an article I submitted for publication.
Date Published 11/04/2016
I am trying to trace a former Army comrade's family.
Steven Wade died in 1974 in West Germany and he is buried in a Military Cemetery in Hannover.
Date Published 21/03/2016
Just a quick reply to Councillor John Hartley's letter regarding the re-building of the wall on Todmorden Road.
In response to the letter from the Chairman of Littleborough Neighbourhood Forum, Clive Jones (published 15th January 2015), he stated 'In total 444 replies were...
Date Published 10/02/2015
Littleborough Neighbourhood Forum is delighted to announce that it has received much better than anticipated returns for its questionnaire to the people of...
Date Published 15/01/2015
A big thanks to everyone that voted for our project. We received some great comments and support for what we are trying to achieve. Unfortunately we were not...
Date Published 03/12/2014
While walking round Hollingworth Lake I found a gold ear ring.
It is small and looks quiet old and is unusual, I think who ever has lost it might be quiet...
Date Published 03/11/2014
I’m well and truly hacked off with the general deterioration in the service - can it get any worse? Unfortunately the answer is probably yes - so I thought it was...
Date Published 31/10/2014
Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group has expressed its sadness at the sudden death of Jim Dobbin MP.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Philip Gilligan said:...
Date Published 08/09/2014
Off-Peak Day and Duo tickets for travel wholly within the TfGM area, GM Rail Rangers and System One Daysavers (Train and Metrolink, Train and Bus, Train, Bus and...
Date Published 16/08/2014
According to the recent report in Rochdale Online we now have RMBC announcements made in café’s to selected groups of the community but not to the electorate as a...
Date Published 15/08/2014
Under pressure from the Department for Transport, it is reliably reported that Northern Rail is to ban the use of off-peak rail tickets (both outward and return)...
Date Published 11/08/2014
I find it extremely difficult to understand why the more outlying districts of our township - ie Milnrow, Newhey, the Lake and Littleborough - are being penalised...
Date Published 30/07/2014
Philip Gilligan (Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group) was recently celebrating Jim Dobbin MP signing a piece of paper (EDM 37) against the replacement of the...
Date Published 26/07/2014
In company with a number of other Rochdale Authority Councillors and members of the Fire Authority I have just spent a very enjoyable and informative tour of the...
Date Published 25/07/2014
In relation to the recent comments re parking on double yellow lines, this is a matter which has caused myself great concern for a long time and have been pressing...
Date Published 22/07/2014
Another brilliant day which was the backdrop (together with the great British summer) for the annual Rushbearing Celebrations in Littleborough.
The Square was...
As a member of Littleborough Neighbourhood Forum I carried out a survey of parking in Littleborough. This was carried out in support of the Forum's aim of...
Date Published 18/07/2014
To my horror I see people in Littleborough relieving themselves on graves and idiots making excuses for their downfall in life on social media sites.
Date Published 23/05/2014
Through your pages, I'd like to thank the two gentlemen who helped me when my car broke down at the traffic lights in Littleborough last Friday night.
I had been...
Date Published 27/01/2014
It would appear that the parochialism that existed prior to 1974 in Heywood and Middleton and possibly other areas that were Lancashire County Council...
Date Published 03/12/2013
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