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View Poll Results: Do you think Hyndburn should be called Accrington and District?
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Old 03-06-2007, 10:23   #106
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Re: Hyndburn to be axed.

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However, it must be said that when an administration resorts to tinkering of this kind it is usually because they have run out of ideas. A bit like Blair's government where ministers must be seen to be constantly bringing proposals forward, no matter how ludicrous and half-baked they are.
That puts it in a nutshell A-b .... have to think of something ludicrous but controversial for us to sit up and take notice of them again, just an expensive way of the hope to win extra pats on the back .. although could backfire on them.

Children vying for attention and kudos.

Must look up the population of Accrington against the population of the 'and districts' ..anyone know ?

Will they also have to have an interim period with stationery, as per lots of businesses do.. 'Accrington and District (formerly Hyndburn Borough Council)'

Just noticed one of Peter Britcliffe's quotes saying:'This is the first day of the rest of this area's life'; 'of the rest' being a little unfortunate.

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Old 03-06-2007, 10:41   #107
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I gave up counting when I got to fifty two, but there are locally quite a lot of businesses/clubs/societies/charities with Hyndburn as part of their name.
I'm sure I could find you something more productive to do
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:25   #108
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I'm sure I could find you something more productive to do
Yes, the local Conservative party could employ me to do their spinning for them.

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Old 03-06-2007, 11:35   #109
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Re: Hyndburn to be axed.

Think might do a Garinda on this one (see wind turbines) and chain meself to one of the signs on the moors, could keep each other company calling in a Wuthering Heights type manner LOL.

Would certainly create more publicity for Hyndburn than ever before. !!

Ok, sorry, know this is a serious thread .
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Old 03-06-2007, 11:52   #110
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Think might do a Garinda on this one (see wind turbines) and chain meself to one of the signs on the moors, could keep each other company calling in a Wuthering Heights type manner LOL.

Would certainly create more publicity for Hyndburn than ever before. !!

Ok, sorry, know this is a serious thread .
They remind me of 'Bugs Bunny' and that chap that's trying to shoot him with a double barrel shot gun, no prizes for guesing who's who, sorry for the thread wander but I could not resist it.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:47   #111
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Re: Hyndburn to be axed.

A quick 'google' just brought up:

Hyndburn Athletic Club
Hyndburn Ramblers
Hyndburn Stray Dogs In Need
Hyndburn Enterprise Trust
Hyndburn Community Network
Hyndburn BSAC (British Sub Aqua Club)
Hyndburn Sure Start
Hyndburn Prospects
Hyndburn Circular (bus route)
Hyndburn Engineering Services Limited
Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Friends of the Earth
Hyndburn Used Furniture Store
Hyndburn Homes
Hyndburn Sports Centre
Hyndburn & District Boys Football League
Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Primary Care Trust
Hyndburn Crossroads Counselling Service
Hyndburn Citizen
Rossendale & Hyndburn Equestrian Centre
Hyndburn Press Ltd
Hyndburn Rotaract
Hyndburn Commercials
Hyndburn Lone Parent Network
Hyndburn Speakers Club
The Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Health Care National Health Service Trust
Hyndburn & Ribble Valley Carers Centre
Hyndburn Homewise
Hyndburn First
Hyndburn and Rossendale Registry Office
Hyndburn & Blackburn Angling Assciation
Hyndburn Cultural Association
Hyndburn Comets
Hyndburn Christian Stable

There are probably more - but my question is, will all of these have to change their name? They'll look pretty silly being named after Hyndburn when the council has scrapped Hyndburn. Who is going to pay for the expensive rebranding if they do all change their names?

And isn't 'Accrington and District & District Boys Football League' going to sound awfully silly?

Mind you it will distance the council from that infamous website and waste of time and money known as 'Hyndburn Life' - maybe that's why they want to do it?
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Old 03-06-2007, 13:22   #112
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somebody in the council must have an interest in a sign making company its going to make them a fortune do yuo not think they should get their priorities right i.e bus station etc..i know sell off the market and we will be able to buy new signs,signs what for? i dont know but we can always come up with sumthin,oooohhhh i knowmoney making scam for somebody
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Old 03-06-2007, 15:12   #113
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Must look up the population of Accrington against the population of the 'and districts' ..anyone know ?
Tried to look meself .. in 2006 the population of Hyndburn was quoted as 81,487.

Can only find the last recording for Accrington in 2001 at 35,203.

As the population of Accrington appears to have dropped over the years, presume the 'and Districts' will still outweigh the 'Accrington' by quite a huge figure.

Our council may wish to think again on this issue ..
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Old 03-06-2007, 16:37   #114
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Our council may wish to think again on this issue ..
you saying they actually think?
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Old 03-06-2007, 16:44   #115
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This is nothing to do with political affiliation. However, the press reported that the idea was that of the ruling Tory majority on HBC, but it would be interesting to know if the opposition parties also back this idea, and the use of our money to achieve it.

Too much to hope for that any Conservative member of the council should care to comment.
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Old 03-06-2007, 20:17   #116
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Yes, I'd be interested to hear what the Labour party think too.
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Old 03-06-2007, 21:15   #117
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so would i - seeing as they are known as Hyndburn Labour Party.
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:00   #118
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Did anybody watch NorthWest Tonight last night?
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:09   #119
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After the conversation I have just had with Hyndburn Council I hope they get rid of it as soon as possible
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:31   #120
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Did anybody watch NorthWest Tonight last night?

No. Why....?
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