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 286th|
|• 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.
The borough forms a large part of the Accrington/Rossendale Built-up area which covers the borough and parts of the neighboring borough of Rossendale. The Acrrington/Rossendale Built-up area extends from the town of Accrington to Rawtenstall and Bacup takes in parts of the boroughs of Hyndburn and Rossendale. The area was recorded at having a population of 125,059.
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.
There are approximately nine state secondary schools in Hyndburn. These include The Hyndburn Academy, St Christopher's Church of England High School, Accrington Academy, Rhyddings Business and Enterprise School, Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, The Hollins, 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.
Freedom of the Borough
The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Borough of Hyndburn.
- Ronald Hill : 10 July 2012.
- Julie Hesmondhalgh: 28 January 2015.
- David Lloyd: 6 July 2018.
- Councillor Bernard Dawson: 6 July 2018.
- The Queen's Lancashire Regiment: 29 June 2002.
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Hyndburn Local Authority (E07000120)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
- "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.
- http://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/site/scripts/services_info.php?serviceID=243 [bare URL]
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2011-03-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Ron Hill receives Freedom of the Borough of Hyndburn". BBC News. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
- "Julie Hesmondhalgh awarded Freedom of Hyndburn". BBC News. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
- Pike, Stuart (6 July 2018). "Cricket star David Lloyd and Bernard Dawson receive Freedom of the Borough". Lancs Live. Retrieved 18 July 2021.
- "Queen's Lancashire Regiment Freedom of the Borough (Accrington Pals)". War Memorials Online. Retrieved 18 July 2021.