The Leaders Viewpoint

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement announcing the roadmap out of the current lockdown and restrictions in England. These steps provide residents and businesses with some clarity in terms of time-scales and milestones and allow our businesses time to prepare. While the dates depend on infections, hospital admissions and deaths remaining low, there is some cause for optimism after a year of strict restrictions. 


One of the positive things that has really been strengthened this year is Hyndburn’s wonderful network of community, voluntary and public sector groups. They have worked together, bringing positivity and a true demonstration of community cohesion at an extremely difficult time. 


I am very pleased to announce the launch of the Hyndburn Community Champions initiative which will help the Council to deliver lots of campaigns and activities in the upcoming months.  


Hyndburn Borough Council made a successful bid for £492,870 from the Ministry of Housing and Local Government to deliver a specific range of initiatives aimed at enhancing COVID-19 communications and developing networks with the community which will have a longlasting impact.  


The Community Champions Fund will help us enhance and extend the operations of the Hub, develop localised campaigns, provide much-needed funding for community organisations for projects which will support those disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and provide 1000 residents with free access to a 12-week physical activity and nutrition programme. 


If you’d like to get involved, please email for details. 


Thank you to every single person throughout Hyndburn who’s working hard to support our residents. 


Please remember, Hyndburn Hub support is still available for anyone who needs it. This can include anything from support after a positive test result, information about our food banks or helping you get essential items if you have to self-isolate. You can refer yourself or someone else to the Hub by emailing or call 01254 388 111.