Hyndburn

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Coordinates: 53°46′05″N 2°22′55″W / 53.768°N 2.382°W / 53.768; -2.382

Borough of Hyndburn
Borough
Shown within Lancashire and England
Shown within Lancashire and England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Founded 1974
Admin. HQ Accrington
Government
 • Type Hyndburn Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • MPs: Graham Jones
Area
 • Total 28.19 sq mi (73.00 km2)
Area rank 252nd
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 80,500
 • Rank Ranked 288th
 • Density 2,900/sq mi (1,100/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Postcode BB1, BB5, BB6
Area code(s) 01254
ONS code 30UG (ONS)
E07000120 (GSS)
Ethnicity 90.2% White
8.3% S.Asian[1]
Website hyndburnbc.gov.uk

Hyndburn /ˈhɪndbərn/ is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England whose council is based in Accrington and the district is named after the River Hyndburn.

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.

Rename[edit]

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.[2] However, this plan was shelved in May 2008.

In 2010, Hyndburn was voted the 10th best council in the Times "Best Public Sector Places to Work" and made it to the Times Best Companies Guide.

Education In Hyndburn[edit]

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 High School, Mount Carmel RC High School, The Hollins Technology College along with Broadfield Specialist School,White Ash School and North Cliffe School.[3]

Year after year average Student GCSE attainment has increased. The Percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C has increased from 43.7% in 2001 up to 69.9% in 2009. Absences has dropped from 12,052 in 2006 to 11,545 in 2009.[4]

Places in Hyndburn[edit]

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Towns, suburbs and villages in the Borough of Hyndburn


Neighbouring districts[edit]

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