Is Colne A Safe Area?

Colne is a popular place to live in Lancashire. Especially for residents who are families, couples and over 55’s. If you’re thinking about relocating to Colne, you probably want to know as much as you can about the area, including how safe it is.

Here at Accent Housing, we are a housing association with lots of residents living in Colne and the surrounding areas. So, we know a thing or two about the local area. In this blog, we’re going to outline why Colne is a fantastic place to live.

Is Colne A Nice Area?

Colne is a great area, in fact, some people believe the former mill town to be handsome. If you look at the crime trends from the year 2018 to now, it is a very positive reading for the small town. Looking at each individual crime, 65% of them are decreasing each year meaning the area of Colne is becoming an increasingly safer place to live.

The Best Things About Colne

Colne is an excellent place to live and call home. In this section we’re going to outline the best things about Colne:


Those looking to relocate to an area that processes great affordability and contentedness will find it in a bucketload in Colne. Renting an affordable home in Colne comes in abundance, with rent calculating far cheaper than cities and the surrounding areas of Pendle.


Colne is well connected to all areas of the North West. Regardless of whether you drive or not the town has great transport links in buses and trains. To give you an idea by car, the nearest cities are Leeds and Manchester, both take roughly an hour.


Colne was previously known for a mill town, will all factories be moving on and regeneration plans in place another so recently as a few years ago was successfully signed off. A new development of affordable housing in Colne will be the first to be built as part of a joint venture between Pendle Enterprise and Regeneration (PEARL) and Together Housing Group.

The development shows that Colne is being backed for the future, with £3.5m invested in new homes, there will be plenty of opportunities to move to the area.


With a differing population, Colne has been the home of a variety of authentic restaurants and shops. Carlos in Colne, an Italian restaurant has been at the heart of the town for over 30 years. If you want a feel of Italy, this place is a must-visit.

If you’re a lover of pub grub, then there are a few places that will tick all the boxes for you. According to TripAdvisor Emmott Arms is ranked as number 1. If you’re looking for all-day cuisine, The Tubbs of Colne certainly won’t disappoint, open from 9am to 11pm the restaurant has a meal for all occasions.


Colne has something for all the family, from sports teams across the ages to go-karting and shopping, you certainly won’t be out of ideas for things to do in the area.

If you’re a lover of walking outdoors, just a short drive from Colne is Pendle hill. 557 metres above sea level, from the summit on a clear day you will see all over the Pendle district and further – we can guarantee there isn’t a view like it.

Finding An Affordable Home In Colne

Accent Housing offers high-quality and affordable housing association homes across the UK, including in Colne and the surrounding areas. You can view our current properties to rent here.

Before you can apply to live in a housing association home, you will need to register first. There are two main ways you can register with Accent Housing, you can apply through our easy-to-use online application system Let’s Move or via B-With-Us – your local choice-based lettings scheme.

Lots of our properties across Lancashire and Yorkshire and the North of England, including our homes in Colne can be applied for directly through Let’s Move.

To register on Let’s Move, all you need are your personal details such as name and date of birth along with an email address that you can access. After we’ve verified your account, you will be able to log in and make an application straight away.

Get In Touch

We hope we have answered your question, 'Is Colne A Safe Area?'. If you have any questions about finding an affordable home in Colne, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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