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/ Welcome to Wardle and West Littleborough

Useful information

  • Rochdale Police Station
    The Esplanade
    OL16 1AG

    Disabled Access: Yes
    Enquiry Desk: 101
    Special Notices: Please note over the coming weeks Rochdale Enquiry Counter will close early due to unforeseen Circumstances. We apologise for this inconvenience.
  • Monday 8.00am - 11.00pm
    Tuesday 8.00am - 11.00pm
    Wednesday 8.00am - 11.00pm
    Thursday 8.00am - 11.00pm
    Friday 8.00am - 11.00pm
    Saturday 8.00am - 11.00pm
    Sunday 8.00am - 11.00pm
    Bank Holidays: 8.00am - 11.00pm

We're working hard to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour to make your area a safer place to live and work. You can have your say on how these priorities are set by contacting your neighbourhood policing team and indentifying the issues that matter to you.

Here are the priorities we are currently tackling in your area:

  • Youths causing annoyance
  • Theft of a motor vehicle
  • Burglary

For a full list of priorities, click here

Community meetings are held regularly in your community, giving you an opportunity to speak to your local officers or discuss local policing issues.

None currently scheduled

You should always call 999 in an emergency.

Call 101 to report a non-emergency incident or make a general enquiry.

You can contact your local neighbourhood team by telephone or email:

Meet the Team

  • Craig Howarth - Sergeant

    Craig Howarth

  • Martin Adams - Constable

    Martin Adams

  • Alan Shaw - Police Community Support Officer

    Alan Shaw

  • Steven Parker - Police Community Support Officer

    Steven Parker

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/ Your local Inspector

Niall Pawson

Inspector Niall PawsonWelcome to the Rochdale East Neighbourhood Policing Team which covers the areas of Balderstone and Kirkholt, Castleton, Littleborough, Milnrow and Newhey, Smallbridge and Firgrove, Kingsway and Wardle. Going into 2016, the priorities this year for the Rochdale East Neighbourhood Policing Team are to build on the positive work and the successes we had last year in dealing with crime and disorder. A key priority for us is to continue to raise the public’s confidence and through working with...click here to read more

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