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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
Shown within Lancashire and England
Shown within Lancashire and England
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth West England
Ceremonial countyLancashire
Admin. HQAccrington
 • TypeHyndburn Borough Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • MPs:Sara Britcliffe
 • Total28.19 sq mi (73.00 km2)
Area rank247th
 (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)
BB1, BB5, BB6
Area code(s)01254
ONS code30UG (ONS)
E07000120 (GSS)
Ethnicity80.7% White
11.2% Asian
1.2% Other[1]

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]

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.


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.[3] In December 2007, after a public consultation, the plans were stalled.[4] 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 Business and Enterprise School, Mount Carmel Roman Catholic High School, The Hollins, along with Broadfield Specialist School, and North Cliffe School.[5]

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.[6]


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.

Places in Hyndburn

Civil parishes

Altham is the only civil parish in Hyndburn.

  Altham shown within Hyndburn

Neighbouring districts


  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Hyndburn Local Authority (E07000120)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 11 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Hyndburn Council in top 75 places to work". lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. March 18, 2010. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Should it be Hyndburn or Accrington?". lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. June 1, 2007. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Name change bid on ice". lancashiretelegraph.co.uk. December 4, 2007. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/site/scripts/services_info.php?serviceID=243
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-04-13. Retrieved 2011-03-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)