Borough of Hyndburn
|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)|
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.
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, 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.
The district is polycentric and is located between the larger settlements of Blackburn and Burnley. It is linked to both areas by the M65 motorway and the East Lancashire railway line.
Altham is the only civil parish in Hyndburn.
The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Borough of Hyndburn.
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