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

The people of Hyndburn have shown great resilience and strength throughout this difficult time and continue to work together for the betterment of our community. We would like to thank everyone who is playing their part, following guidelines and helping each other.

Through working with many organisations, voluntary groups and individuals we have spread the message about Hyndburn’s Covid-19 testing facilities and are pleased to say the uptake has continued to grow, with thousands of people using this service. By choosing to get a test we are protecting those who are vulnerable and helping Hyndburn along the road to recovery.

It is important to recognise that people can potentially carry coronavirus whilst having no symptoms and then possibly pass it onto others. This is why our message is to urge everyone to get a test if a facility comes to your area. It is free, quick, easy and painless, yet could save lives.

In Hyndburn we will be shortly welcoming additional testing centres and these facilities may move around to help us serve all our townships over the coming weeks. We are asking people to please use this service; it is here for you. Get a test and encourage your friends and family to also do so. The testing centres are coming to our borough to help and are there for the benefit of residents. For the most recent information on testing facilities please visit www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk and go to the news items.

In Hyndburn we continue to be subject to stricter measures to help reduce the spread of coronavirus in our community. The restrictions, in place until further notice, are here to protect everyone. We do understand that these rules are disruptive for many people and appreciate there may be questions over exactly what you can and cannot do. Please visit hyndburnbc.gov.uk and click on the Covidi-19 button, here we have added some answers to questions and also links to the official rules from Central Government.

In this very quick moving situation, it is important everyone stays up to date with information. Thank you for your continued sacrifices being made, you are protecting our vulnerable residents, our NHS, our businesses and our Borough.  Please look after each other and check that your family, friends and neighbours are ok during this difficult time.

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: enquiries@hyndburnbc.gov.uk visit Hyndburn Council’s website, or call: 01254 388 111

You can also contact Sara Britcliffe, MP directly with any questions or concerns via:
sara.britcliffe.mp@parliament.uk
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: fb.com/saraalicebritcliffe