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Hapton with Park

Burnley’s third largest ward geographically, Hapton with Park, covers the west of Padiham, the village of Hapton, major industrial estates and a large amount of rural land. It also contains some of the borough’s major roads, the M65, and the main roads bringing people into Burnley from the Ribble Valley, Pendle and Hyndburn.

It is also home to Burnley Bridge Business Park, a 70 acre development on the former Hepworth site, which when completed will create up to 1500 new jobs. 

Key statistics:

Hapton with Park’s population is 5,929 (2011 census figures).

The proportion of terraced housing in Hapton with Park is high, however detached properties appear to be on the increase.

The average age of Hapton residents is 38.2 years. The biggest changes in the age distribution over the last decade relate to an increase in the 65+ age group. 

98% of residents are white / white British.

62% 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 highest in Burnley.

Reported crime in Hapton decreased by 6% between 2010-12, and anti-social behaviour by 27%. There was a large decrease in drugs offences.

78% of residents do not consider themselves limited by their health problems. 45% of Hapton people rate their health as very good. Life expectancy is 75 years for men, and 78.6 years for women.    


Burnley’s big business parks, Network 65, Shuttleworth Mead and Burnley Bridge are all in the ward..

Parks and Green Spaces:

Memorial Park boasts a skate park, rose garden, tennis courts and much more

Hapton recreation ground

Recreation ground off Arbory Drive


Hapton railway station

Schools and colleges:


Hapton Church of England Primary School, Manchester Road, BB11 5RF 01282 771657 

St John the Baptist RC Primary School, St John’s Road, BB12 7BN:  01282 771146

Padiham Green Church of England/Methodist Primary School, St Anne’s Street, BB12 7AX: 01282 776855: 

St Leonard’s Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School, Moor Lane, BB12 8HT: 01282 771470 

Your ward councillors :

For detailed information about Councillors, please click here

Community groups and centres:

Hapton with Park Parish Council,

St John’s Residents’ Association, Carrie Johnson, 07792 321005

Stonemoor Bottom Residents Group,

Perseverance Area Residents' Association: Cath Forrest and Ian Hargreaves 07549 855887;

1st Hapton St. Margaret’s Guides

1st Hapton Rainbows


Padiham & District Physcally Handicapped Association

Places of Worship:

Hapton Methodist Church, Church Street

St John’s Catholic Church, St John’s Road

Nazareth Unitarian Church, Queen Street

St Leonard’s Church, Church Street

St Phillip the Apostle Catholic Church, Slade Lane

Doctors, dentists and pharmacies:

The Terrace Dental Practice, Church Street

Did you know?

The history of this settlement takes us back many centuries and may well have been settled in the Iron Age. Castle Clough Gorge, signed just off Accrington Road, was carved out as the ice ages melted some 10,000 years ago and glaciers ground out a valley. This produced impressive rock formations which can be explored overlooking a nature trail.

Nearby are a few bits of masonry, all that remains of Hapton Castle.This was not so much a castle as a fortified manor house built in 1242. From the 14th century this was the house of the de-la-legh family. Later this passed by marriage into the Towneley family.   Later in the 16th century, Sir John Towneley built Hapton Tower on the top of Hambledon Hill. This was the base for his huge hunting park, but by the 18th Century all the deer hunters had gone and the tower was demolished.

Find out more

If you’d like more information on statistics or issues in Hapton, 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


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

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