|Borough of Hyndburn|
Shown within Lancashire and England
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North West England|
|• Type||Hyndburn Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:||Graham Jones|
|• Total||28.19 sq mi (73.00 km2)|
|Population (2011 est.)|
|• 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|
|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 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. 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
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 RC High School, The Hollins Technology College, along with Broadfield Specialist School, White Ash School, and North Cliffe School.
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, mainly due to schools competing. Primary schools are achieving well with some schools improving the grade by more than 50%. More young people are getting successful in lives and are achieving grades so high that is never thought of but there are no universities and only one small college but there are many big and small primary and secondary schools.
Places in Hyndburn
- Great Harwood
- Rising Bridge
||Ribble Valley||Ribble Valley||Pendle|
|Blackburn with Darwen||Burnley|
|Blackburn with Darwen||Rossendale||Rossendale|
- "Resident Population Estimates by Ethnic Group (Percentages)". Office for National Statistics. 30 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
- "Hyndburn or Accrington?" Blackburn Citizen. Retrieved 4 June 2007