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

Thank you to everyone who has used the coronavirus testing facilities we have in Hyndburn. In just three weeks over 3,400 people were tested at our Community Test Site which is a testament to people working to protect each other and keep our borough safe.

The site is now located at Mercer Hall in Great Harwood and open Saturday-Wednesday, 10am until 2:45pm, or until swabbing capacity is reached. This new location is open to all Hyndburn residents and will also mean the northern townships of Great Harwood, Rishton and Clayton-Le-Moors are able to access the site easily. Further information about covid-19 testing can be found at please do check the website for updates and information before planning a visit to a testing facility.

We understand there is large demand for testing nationally and are united in working to increase availability in Hyndburn. Through identifying positive cases of the virus, we can prevent further spread and be one more step along the road to recovery.

The rules and guidelines in Hyndburn are the same as those nationally, however in this quick moving situation rules may change, please stay informed. By following ‘the rule of 6’ we can keep each other safe. In order for schools and businesses to stay open we have to make sacrifices when being social. When seeing friends or family you do not live with it is essential to only meet in groups of 6 or less. This applies to indoor and outdoor meetings. There are exceptions to this such as work, childcare, voluntary or charitable services. The full information can be found on

Due to social distancing rules public meetings cannot take place in the same way as before. We are pleased to announce at 7pm on Thursday 17th September Hyndburn Council will hold its first virtual meeting, streamed live on YouTube. Further details can be found on the Council’s website.

As we adapt to new ways of working and connecting with each other virtually it is important we also reach out to neighbours, friends and family who may not have access to these methods of communication, especially with winter approaching. If you or someone you know is in urgent need of help the Hyndburn Hub 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: