Borough of Burnley
|Borough of Burnley|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North West England|
|• Type||Burnley Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• Executive:||Liberal Democrats|
|• MPs:||Gordon Birtwistle|
|• Total||42.7 sq mi (110.7 km2)|
|Population (2011 est.)|
|• Rank||Ranked 269th|
|• Density||2,000/sq mi (790/km2)|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||British Summer Time (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||30UD (ONS)
0.9% Mixed Race
The Borough of Burnley (//) is a local government district of Lancashire, England, with the status of a non-metropolitan district and borough. It has an area of 42.7 square miles (110.7 km2) and a population of 87,000 (2011 est.), and is named for its largest town, Burnley. The borough is bounded by Hyndburn, Ribble Valley, Pendle, Rossendale – all in Lancashire – and the borough of Calderdale in West Yorkshire. It is governed by Burnley Borough Council, which has been controlled by the Liberal Democrats since 2008.
The current borders date from 1 April 1974, when the former county borough of Burnley merged with the urban district of Padiham and part of Burnley Rural District. In 2007 its proposal to merge with neighbouring Pendle Borough Council to form a larger unitary authority was rejected by the government.
|Composition of Burnley Borough Council (as of May 2012)|
|Liberal Democrat||Charlie Briggs||14|
Wards: Bank Hall, Briercliffe, Brunshaw, Coal Clough with Deerplay, Daneshouse with Stoneyholme, Gannow, Lanehead, Queensgate, Rosegrove with Lowerhouse, Rosehill with Burnley Wood, Trinity, and Whittlefield with Ightenhill, Cliviger with Worsthorne, Gawthorpe, and Hapton with Park.
Recent years have seen a number of BNP councillors elected in the borough.
Places in the borough of Burnley include:
|Clowbridge||Dunnockshaw and Clowbridge||Hamlet|
|Dunnockshaw||Dunnockshaw and Clowbridge||Hamlet|
|The Borough of Burnley compared|
|UK Census 2001||Burnley||NW England||England|
|Under 18 years old||25.6%||23.3%||22.7%|
|Over 65 years old||15.1%||16.0%||15.9%|
|Perm. sick / disabled||8.9%||7.7%||5.3%|
The borough's population has fallen from a high of 130,339 in 1911 to an estimated 87,700 in 2005. Between 1991 and 2001, it fell by 2.6%. Its employment rate of 59.0% places it 261st out of 376 local authorities in England & Wales; just 12.6% of its workforce are graduates, placing it 325th out of 376 local authorities.
A 2010 report commissioned by the BBC and compiled by Experian ranked the borough as having the second lowest property prices in England, this combined with GCSE results and crime rates, led to the borough being ranked the as the worst place in England.
Education Services in the borough are provided and controlled by Lancashire County Council.
Health services in the borough are provided by East Lancashire Primary Care Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, with additional services provided by the North West Ambulance Service and North West Air Ambulance.
The Hospital Trust operates Burnley General Hospital, while the PCT operates the network of GP surgeries, and recently opened 2 Primary Health Care Centres in the borough (St. Peters Centre in 2006 and Briercliffe in 2007).
Fire and Rescue
Waste & Recycling
Refuse and recycling collection, and street cleansing is the responsibly of the borough council and these services are currently contracted to Veolia Environmental Services at a cost of approximately £3m / year. The borough Council has signed up to Lancashire's Municipal Waste Management Strategy, which specifies that the borough must recycle or compost 56% of all waste by 2015 and 61% by 2020.
There are currently 2 household waste recycling centres run by Lancashire County Council in the borough. One located on Grosvenor Street in Burnley and the second on Park Road in Padiham. Lancashire County Councils long term plans to replace the Burnley site with facility at Heasandford Industrial Estate on the north eastern edge of the town, where approved in 2010 despite local objections regarding the site’s suitability. 3 months later they then announced the closure of the Padiham site as part of cost-cutting measures, increasing the unsuitability of the new Burnley site’s location.
- www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk. Accessed 27 March 2008.
- "Government says no to home rule for Burnley and Pendle", Burnley Borough Council website, March 27, 2007. Accessed 30 August 2007.
- Office for National Statistics - Burnley page Accessed 2010
- A Vision of Britain Through Time. Accessed 6 May 2008.
- Office for National Statistics|2001 Census. Accessed 6 May 2008.
- BBC News (Excel Spreatsheet) Accessed 2010
- East Lancs PCT Accessed 2010
- Veolia Press Release Accessed 2010
- Lancashire Telegraph Accessed 2010