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The borough of Hyndburn as a whole has a population of 80, Formerly cotton and textile machinery were important industries in the town. Mills and factories are Accrington's past but there a few factories and garages now occupy the old building. The council has a regeneration plan in place, which will, according to the council, boost the local economy.
The plan is to upgrade many old shops, and build a bus station. A memorial for the Accrington Pals may be built outside the town hall. Half of Blackburn Road is being refurbished and is now being made into a more attractive shopping street, upgrading shops, adding more trees, and repaving the pavements. Two new phases are being built, the first one called the Acorn Park, where new houses are being built with balconies and greener spaces, and Phoenix Place, which will also include new housing and the building of a new mosque to help the overcrowding of nearby mosques.
Accrington is a hill town located at the western edge of the Pennines within a bowl and largely encircled by surrounding hills to heights of m. The Hyndburn or Accrington Brook flows through the centre of the town. Hill settlements origins were as the economic foci of the district engaging in the spinning and weaving of woolen cloth.
Wool, lead and coal were other local industries. Height above sea level: The highest height in the town is m which is in Baxenden and the lowest is the town hall which is at The town has strong local travel links as Accrington railway station lies on the East Lancashire Line serving trains running locally and trains running from Blackpool to York. However, recent changes to the train timetables have been a disservice to Accrington, increasing the journey time to Preston a vital link to London or Scotland by up to 1.
However, there are still buses to Manchester every thirty minutes as well as more frequent services to other towns in east Lancashire. The main road running through the town centre is the A running from Rochdale to Whalley. The town is served by junction seven of the M65 and is linked from the A and the A56 dual carriageway which briefly merge; linking to the M66 motorway heading towards Manchester.
There was once a rail link south to Manchester via Haslingden and Bury , but this was closed in the s as part of cuts following the Beeching Report.
A train service to Manchester via the Todmorden Curve opened in A new bus station is being built in Accrington too. It is noted for its stained glass window designed by Gustav Hiller and as a place of inspiration for the young Jeanette Winterson. Near the Tesco supermarket, there is Accrington Skate Park which is popular during the school holidays.
The town is served by the Lancashire Constabulary Police station on Broadway after moving into town from its previous location on Manchester Road as an effort to save money due to rising expenses and decreasing funding by the government. Crime is very low in Accrington compared to nearby towns. Accrington is represented in parliament as a part of the constituency of Hyndburn. The constituency boundaries do not align exactly with those of the district of the same name.
Accrington was first represented nationally after the Redistribution of Seats Act after the general election by Accrington UK Parliament constituency. This seat was abolished in the general election and replaced with the present constituency of Hyndburn UK Parliament constituency. Accrington became incorporated as a municipal borough in Hyndburn consists of 16 wards, electing a total of 35 councillors.
Due to its size Accrington is represented by a number of wards in the Borough of Hyndburn. The town largely consists of the Milnshaw, Peel, Central, Barnfield and Spring Hill wards, although some parts of those wards are in other towns in the borough. The local hospital is Accrington Victoria Hospital however, as it only deals with minor issues, Accident and Emergency is provided by the Royal Blackburn Hospital.
Accrington Observer is currently stationed within the Market Hall. The marathon goes around town and through the local countrysides, and is organised by the council and local businesses.
There is also an annual 1K family run which began in In more than five hundred runners ran in the race. Their also a race held by the local rotary around August time. The club was reformed three years later and then worked its way through the non-league divisions to reach the Nationwide Conference in In the —06 season, Stanley, after winning against Woking with three matches to spare, secured a place back in the Football League and the town celebrated with a small parade and honours placed on senior executives of the team.
One of the teams relegated—and thus being replaced by Stanley—were Oxford United , who were voted into the Football League to replace the previous Accrington Stanley. The football stadium is called the Crown Ground. Until the season, when Fleetwood Town entered the league, Accrington was the smallest town in England and Wales with a Football League club.
An earlier club, Accrington F. However, their time in league football was even less successful and considerably briefer than that of Accrington Stanley: The town of Accrington thus has the unique "distinction" of having lost two separate clubs from league football.
Cricket is also played in parks. Schools nearby have shown major interest in cricket and have held cricket training and tournaments. There are many gyms in the town and the council has held fitness classes for the women and old people. There are two sports centres, the main on being the Hyndburn Sports Centre, Which recently renovated their swimming pool area. Accrington has the following primary schools:.
The secondary schools serving Accrington are:. All the secondary schools compete each other to achieve better results which resulted in the Hollins Technology College winning an award from SSAT for fantastic progress.
There is also a library near the town centre where books and internet are available. The museum houses a collection of Tiffany glassware presented to the town by Joseph Briggs, an Accrington man who had joined Tiffany's in the late 19th century and eventually became art director and assistant manager. It is situated in Haworth Park on Manchester Road. The Viaduct is a bridge which has a railway line on it, it goes through the town and has many storage units and shop on sale buy the National Rail.
The Viaduct ends at the Accrington Eco Station. The Accrington Town Hall was built in the 19th century  and is also listed. It has a reception rooms where pantomimes and fitness clubs are held. Weddings could also be held there. The town hall is on Blackburn Road near The Arcade. The Arcade is a Victorian shopping Centre with about outlets and has many restaurants there. It is on Church street near the town hall.
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