PUBS and clubs will be able to open longer from next Thursday as the old licensing restrictions are swept away.
Nightclubs, restaurants and takeways will also benefit from extended hours under controversial Government legislation.
But no Hyndburn venues have applied to open around the clock and police said they are well prepared for the changes.
Earlier this year, the Government told pubs, clubs, takeaways and restaurants they must apply for new licences to serve alcohol, provide entertainment or sell food.
Pubs have traditionally closed at 11pm but in many cases that will now be a thing of the past.
Hyndburn Council licensing officers said most places had asked to open their premises for an extra hour and most of their requests had been granted.
The new rules come into force on Thursday, so people will be to drink longer at most places.
To prepare for the changes, pub managers, security staff and police held an Accrington Pubwatch meeting last Wednesday.
Accrington Police licensing officer PC Les Sholicar said Lancashire Police had launched an anti-alcohol abuse campaign to coincide with the licensing change.
He added: "We have been aware of these changes for months and we will be prepared.
"We will take into consideration opening hours of premises and there will be foot patrols in the normal way that we do now.
"We want to maintain our high-visibility patrols, while helping to maintain the night-time economy.
"None of the applications have given us any particular cause for concern and we have kept up a good level of communication with applicants."