Hyndburn // 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.
Borough of Hyndburn
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North West England|
|• Type||Hyndburn Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:||Sara Britcliffe|
|• Total||28.19 sq mi (73.00 km2)|
|• Rank||Ranked 288th|
|• Density||2,900/sq mi (1,100/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
BB1, BB5, BB6
|ONS code||30UG (ONS)|
It was formed in 1974, by the amalgamation of the Borough of Accrington, the Urban Districts of Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood, Oswaldtwistle // 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". The borough also made it to The Times Best Companies Guide.
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. In December 2007, after a public consultation, the plans were stalled. 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.
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.
Places in Hyndburn
- Belthorn (part)
- Great Harwood
- Knuzden (considered a suburb of Blackburn)
- Whitebirk (part) (considered a suburb of Blackburn)
Altham is the only civil parish in Hyndburn.
- "Hyndburn Local Authority Local Area Report". Office for National Statistics. 2011. Retrieved 2019-05-11.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Hyndburn Local Authority (1946157094)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
- "Hyndburn Council in top 75 places to work". lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. March 18, 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
- "Should it be Hyndburn or Accrington?". lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. June 1, 2007. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
- "Name change bid on ice". lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. December 4, 2007. Retrieved June 2, 2015.