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.[1]

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-2019 est.)
  Total81,043
  RankRanked 286th
  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".[2] The borough also made it to The Times Best Companies Guide.