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Queensgate

Queensgate is one of the smallest wards in Burnley in geographical terms. Covering an area to the north of the town heading into Pendle via two main roads, this ward contains Burnley General Hospital.

This area also contains the Prairie Sports Village.

Key statistics

Queensgate’s population is 5,691 (2011 census figures).

The proportion of terraced housing in Queensgate is high. Detached houses and flats account for a relatively small proportion of all housing.

The average age of Queensgate residents is 38.7 years. There are slightly more residents aged 0-15 and 25-44 compared to most other wards. 

71% of residents are white/white British. There has been an increase in the number of Asian residents in this area since the last census. 85 % of people speak English as a first language, with nearly all other residents comfortable using English as their second language.

55% of residents are employed, which compares with a borough wide employment rate of 58%. However the increase in number of people claiming benefits in this ward is one of the lowest in Burnley.

Reported crime in Queensgate fellby 11% between 2010-12, and anti-social behaviour by 29%. There were significant decreases in burglary and vehicle crime.

76% of residents do not consider themselves limited by their health problems. However, only 38% of Queensgate people rate their health as very good. Life expectancy is 72.5 years for men, and 75.2 years for women. These figures are below the borough and national averages.    

Facilities:

Burnley General Hospital, Casterton Avenue

Prairie Sports Village

Reedley Hallows Allotments

The Fraser Street Project

Schools and colleges:

Primary

Barden Primary School, Burnley Campus, Barden Lane, BB10 1JD: 01282 682277 

Secondary

Thomas Whitam Sixth Form, Burnley Campus, Barden Lane, BB10 1JD: 01282 682272

Special School

Holly Grove School, Burnley Campus, Barden Lane, BB10 1JD: 01282 682271

Your ward councillors are:

Councillor Mohammed Ishtiaq, Labour

Councillor Sue Graham, Labour

Councillor Arif Khan, Labour

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

Community groups and centres:

Burnley Lane Residents' Action Group, Audrey Pate, 01282 454433

Central Briercliffe Road Action Group, Michael Kavanagh, 01282 428663

Fraser Street Project, Fraser Street,

Burnley Boys & Girls Club, New Hall Street

Reedley Hollows Allotments

Queensgate Residents' Associaton

Places of Worship:

St John the Baptist RC Church, Ivy Street

St Cuthbert’s Church, Sharp Street

Queensgate Islamic Centre, Colne Road

Doctors, dentists and pharmacies:

Parkside Surgery, Prestige Park, Colne Road

Briercliffe Road Dental Practice, Briercliffe Road

Queensgate Dental Practice, Colne Road

Did you know?

A famous resident of Queensgate was Henry Mozley in the 1880s, who was Burnley’s tramways manager. He was a pioneer in transport, and was one of Burnley’s most esteemed residents in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Because of his inventions, the famous tramway system in San Francisco was built.

Queensgate bus depot was once the Tramways departments’ general offices and garages, before trams were replaced with buses in the 1930s.

Find out more

If you’d like more information on statistics or issues in Queensgate, or to find out more about the community groups and facilities in the area, contact the local ward councillors, or the community engagement officers at the town hall, Manchester Road, Burnley BB11 9SA.

Tel: 01282 477198

Email: 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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