Hyndburn

Hyndburn /ˈhndbərn/ is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. Its council is based in Accrington. The borough, which takes its name from the River Hyndburn, had a population of 80,734 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Borough of Hyndburn
Borough
Shown within Lancashire and England
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth West England
Ceremonial countyLancashire
Founded1974
Admin. HQAccrington
Government
  TypeHyndburn Borough Council
  Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
  MPs:Sara Britcliffe
Area
  Total28.19 sq mi (73.00 km2)
Area rank247th
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
  Total80,815
  RankRanked 288th
  Density2,900/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode
BB1, BB5, BB6
Area code(s)01254
ONS code30UG (ONS)
E07000120 (GSS)
Ethnicity80.7% White
11.2% Asian
1.2% Other[1]
Websitehyndburnbc.gov.uk

It was formed in 1974, by the amalgamation of the Borough of Accrington, the Urban Districts of Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle /ˈɒzəl.twɪzəl/ and Rishton, and part of the Burnley Rural District.

In March 2010, Hyndburn was voted the 10th best council in The Times "Best Public Sector Places to Work".[3] The borough also made it to The Times Best Companies Guide.

Rename

In June 2007, the council proposed changing the name of Hyndburn, and replace it with Accrington & Districts, to aid recognition of the borough by those not familiar with the area.[4] In December 2007, after a public consultation, the plans were stalled.[5] In May 2008, however, this plan was shelved.

Education In Hyndburn

There are approximately nine state secondary schools in Hyndburn. These include Norden High School, St Christopher's Church of England High School, Accrington Academy, Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, The Hollins Technology College, along with Broadfield Specialist School, and North Cliffe School.[6]

The Percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C has increased from 43.7% in 2001 up to 75.9% in 2011. Absences has dropped from 12,052 in 2006 to 9,545 in 2011, mainly due to schools competing.[7]

Places in Hyndburn

Civil parishes

Altham is the only civil parish in Hyndburn.

Neighbouring districts

References

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