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Bank Hall

Bank Hall includes a range of distinct neighbourhoods, including Top o'th Town and Lower Bank Hall. Starting on the edge of the town centre, the ward extends to Brunshaw.

Turf Moor is in this area, which also includes two award winning parks, Queen's and Thompson which are to the north of the football club, and the ward boundary runs along Colne Road.

Key statistics:

Bank Hall’s population is 5,901 (2011 census figures) - an increase of 0.2% since the 2001 census.

Just over 90% of the ward’s housing is terraced housing or flats.

The average age of Bank Hall residents is 38.2 years, with more residents aged 0-15 than in other wards in our borough.

73% of local residents are white / white British. 88% of people speak English as a first language, with nearly all other residents comfortable using English as their second language.

50% of residents are employed, which compares with a borough wide employment rate of 58%. There has been a 3% increase in economic activity since last census despite there being an increase in the number of benefit claimants.

Reported crime in Bank Hall fell by 16% between 2010 - 12, anti-social behaviour by 18%. There have been significant decreases in burglary and drugs offences.

72% of residents do not consider themselves limited by their health problems, whilst 16% of residents do. 38% of Bank Hall people rate their health as very good.  Life expectancy is 68.2 years for men, and 76.3 years for women.    

Landmarks:

Turf Moor – the home of Burnley Football Club

The Straight Mile – one of the seven wonders of the British canal network – is on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal which runs through the ward

Parks and green spaces:

Queen's Park features a skate-park, Pavilion café, bowling greens, tennis courts and a play area.

Thompson Park boasts a miniature railway, paddling pool, and boating lake.

Bank Hall is where the Brun Valley Forest Park begins. The River Brun runs through the ward.

Facilities:

Burnley Cricket Club

Burnley Tennis Club

Burnley Amateur Boxing Club, Briercliffe Road

Burnley Youth Theatre, Queen Victoria Road

Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service, Yorkshire Street, 01282 433740

Schools and colleges:

Primary:

Heasandford Primary School:, Williams Road, BB10 3DA:  01282 422009 

St Mary’s RC Primary School, Holcolme Drive, BB10 4BH: 01282 427546

 

Secondary:

Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College, Ormerod Road, BB10 3AA: 01282 683030 

 

College / University

UCFB, Burnley Football Club, Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way, BB10 4BX: 0843 208 2222

 

Your ward councillors are:

Councillor Lubna Khan, Labour

Councillor Sobia Malik, Labour

Councillor Gary Frayling, Labour

http://www.burnley.gov.uk/about-council/your-councillors-executive/your-councillor

Community groups and centres:  

Canalside Community Association – Brenda Rochester rochesbr@aol.com

Thursby Gardens Community Action Group – Richard Chipps, 01282 429439

Places of Worship:

Sion Baptist Church, Chapel Street

St Mary’s RC Church, Todmorden Road

The Salvation Army, Richard Street

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), Belvedere Road

The New Church Swedenborgian, Briercliffe Road

The Parish of Saint Andrew with Saint Margaret and St. James, Colne Road

Masjid Ali Murtazah, 3 Talbot Street

Dar-ul-Alum, 141 Leyland Road

Doctors, dentists and chemists:

Oxford Road Medical Centre, Oxford Road

Yorkshire Street Medical Centre, Yorkshire Street

Thursby Surgery, Browhead Road

Calder Dental Practice, Todmorden Road

The Dental Care Centre, Ormerod Road

Boots Pharmacy, Yorkshire Street

Cohen Chemists, Lyndhurst Road

The Co-operative Pharmacy, Browhead Road

Other useful information:

There are two hotels in this area, a Premier Inn on Queen Victoria Road, and the Ormerod Bed and Breakfast, Ormerod Road.  

Did you know?

Bank Hall Colliery was Burnley’s biggest coal mine in the days that the mining industry helped define the borough’s economy.

Find out more

If you’d like more information on statistics or issues in Bank Hall, or to find out more about the community groups and facilities in the area, contact the local ward councillors, or the Community Engagement officers, Town Hall, Manchester Road, Burnley BB11 9SA. Tel: 01282 477198; communityengagement@burnley.gov.uk

Contact us on this email, too, if there is anything you’d like to see added or changed on this page.

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