Joint statement: Cllr Marlene Haworth, Leader of the Opposition, Sara Britcliffe, MP for Hyndburn and Cllr Miles Parkinson OBE, Leader of Hyndburn Borough Council

The enhanced measures in Hyndburn have now been lifted after an announcement by Health Secretary Matt Hancock which means local guidance is now in line with national measures. This progress is due to the hard work and sacrifices from many people and businesses in our borough, thank you to all.

By working together, following the rules and getting tests we have reduced the rate of transmission of Covid-19 in Hyndburn and are one more step along the road to recovery. This is fantastic news; however, we must not become complacent. The virus is still a threat and to avoid any further restrictions it is essential we all continue to follow the safety advice.

One of the best ways to prevent spread of Coronavirus is by thoroughly washing hands and avoiding touching your face. Everyone needs to wash their hands with soap and water before and after leaving their house, plus as much as they can throughout the day. By social distancing from those not in your household or bubble, wearing a mask in all public places, unless you are exempt, and by accessing our testing facilities we can protect the wider community and vulnerable residents.

It is essential we all support each other as much as possible. Along with staying safe we can also help families, businesses and our economy by shopping locally. Everything you need to buy can be found in Hyndburn. Alongside Accrington we have many townships with great offerings on their high streets, please explore them safely. If we all #ThinkHyndburn, shop locally and support independent retailers we can save jobs and keep money within the borough.

We understand many will be suffering hardship due to the ongoing pandemic and we would like to reassure everyone that our Hyndburn Hub remains open and active for those who need urgent support. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you, or someone you know, is suffering and please let others know help is available. Providing essential and urgent support, the Hyndburn Hub can be contacted 7-days a week.

To help the team get back to you as quickly as possible please email in the first instance: visit Hyndburn Council’s website, or call: 01254 388 111

You can also contact Sara Britcliffe, MP directly with any questions or concerns via:
Constituency office: 14 Broadway, Accrington, BB5 1HZ
Telephone: 07933 725657
Westminster office: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
Telephone: 0270 219 3000
Twitter: @SarBritcliffeMP Facebook:

The #ThinkHyndburn campaign has been welcomed to Hyndburn and made possible through the ‘Reopening High Streets Safely Fund’, awarded by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and The Regional Development Fund. It will allow the #ThinkHyndburn initiative to continue over the coming months, encouraging shoppers back to the Highstreet and helping businesses to reopen.