Councillor Miles Parkinson, Leader of Hyndburn Council, congratulated Accrington Stanley on their promotion to League one today.

Councillor Parkinson said “This is wonderful news, we’re tremendously proud of Accrington Stanley and our congratulations go to Andy Holt, John Coleman and all the players and staff who have had an incredible season, culminating in their promotion to League One. It’s been a gripping season and there’s been a buzz around the WHAM stadium and a feel-good factor which has rippled out right throughout the town. Stanley are part of the Borough’s history, they pride themselves on being a family club and do so much for the community and it’s great to see their hard work being rewarded with this promotion. They’ve made history, well done Accrington Stanley!”

Councillor Parkinson confirmed that the Council would talk to Stanley about an open top bus celebration; “We want to give as many people as possible the chance to be part of Accrington Stanley’s celebrations, we are in talks with the Club about an open top bus celebration and we’ll let people know more once plans are finalised.”