It's been nothing if not controversial amongst the Rochdale community. Work is however due to start in February of this year on re-opening the historic river that runs beneath the town centre with a £1.2 million cash injection from the Heritage lottery fund.
What do you think? A good move or a waste of money. Personally I would say it can only enhance the area, its going ahead now so complaining about it won't change anything. I can think of better things that amount of money could be spent on but it's coming from a heritage fund, it's not as if the money is all coming out of the general council pot. Many people say Rochdale is already finished and this is throwing good money after bad but what's the alternative. To just stand and do nothing is defeatist, we have a town so why not try to make the best of it.