Supporting inclusive economic growth

Bringing new jobs and businesses to town centres


Rochdale Council

Rochdale Council has founded a start-up grant, a discretionary scheme which awards grants of up to £5,000 to independent retailers to set up within a defined boundary in the three town centres of Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood. The scheme aims to bring empty properties back into use; support the local economy by encouraging new independent retailer start-ups and creating new jobs; and enhance the appearance and appeal of the main shopping areas in Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood to visitors, customers and the local community. Since the launch in 2014, there have been eight properties that have benefited from the scheme.

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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