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Hillingdon People magazine latest issue
12 Feb 2021
The magazine for Hillingdon residents, which provides community news from the council, is delivered to homes across the borough every 2 months.
New Mayor - Cllr Becky Haggar
13 May 2022
At Hillingdon council's Annual General Meeting on Thursday 12 May, Cllr Becky Haggar was elected as the new Mayor.
Foster carers Mobeena and Wajid
11 May 2022
Hillingdon Council will celebrate this year's Foster Care Fortnight (9 to 22 May) by highlighting the positive impact that fostering can have on the lives of both young people, and residents considering looking after a child or young person. 
Elections
06 May 2022
Local elections were held yesterday and votes counted overnight. There are now 53 councillors representing Hillingdon's 21 wards. The Conservatives retained control winning 30 seats while Labour won 23.
Hillingdon in Bloom 2022
06 May 2022
Hillingdon's budding horticulturalists are being invited to show off their skills as the borough's popular plant-growing competitions return for 2022.
Hillingdon Council was ranked first in the capital for offering children their parents’ first preference and top in west London across all preferences in today’s (Tuesday 19 April) Primary National Offer Day.
19 Apr 2022
Hillingdon Council was ranked first in the capital for offering children their parents' first preference and top in west London across all preferences in today's (Tuesday 19 April) Primary National Offer Day.
J Byne Haulage site at Springwell Lane, Harefield
14 Apr 2022
A Harefield haulage company has been ordered to pay almost £50,000 after flouting a legal notice from Hillingdon Council ordering it to stop illegally using the site to sort rubbish.
Ukraine and hands
25 Mar 2022
People fleeing war-torn Ukraine will be welcomed in Hillingdon as the borough opens its arms once again to those in need.
Civic Centre forecourt 2
24 Mar 2022
Hillingdon Council has agreed a 'safety valve' agreement with the Department for Education (DfE) to resolve a historical deficit of Hillingdon's ring-fenced Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG).
Highgrove House in Ruislip
16 Mar 2022
A planning inspector has thrown out an appeal contesting Hillingdon Council's decision to refuse planning and listed building applications that would have had 'unacceptable impact' on a historic Grade II listed building in Eastcote.
Maggots across the front doorway due to leaking sewage pipe
11 Mar 2022
Husband and wife landlords whose tenants had to live with no heating, broken fire safety equipment and raw sewage outside their Northwood property have been ordered to pay £27,000.
Pub beer taps
03 Mar 2022
The landlords of a nuisance pub in Uxbridge known for under-age drinking and violence have lost their appeal against the suspension of its licence.
Bob Beeston is presented with the Civic Medal
07 Mar 2022
A Scouting stalwart who's supported young people in his local Scout group for more than eight decades has been awarded one of Hillingdon's highest honours.
One of the many messes left by serial fly-tipper Dean Stanley
02 Mar 2022
A serial fly-tipper who dumped rubbish across Hillingdon, Sutton and Buckinghamshire, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and had his van seized, following a joint prosecution.
secondary schools
03 Mar 2022
Hillingdon Council has once again offered a high number of preferred secondary school places to Hillingdon pupils.
Civic Centre forecourt 2
24 Feb 2022
Residents are set to benefit from increased investment in frontline services with no cuts and continued investment in facilities and infrastructure, as Hillingdon Council announces a council tax increase well below the rate of inflation.
L-R: Defence Attaché Section of the Polish Embassy, Colonel Robert Pawlicki, Polish Ambassador to the UK Piotr Wilczek, Sir Ray Puddifoot, Head of the Foreign Service at Poland’s Foreign Ministry, Arkady Rzegocki.
23 Feb 2022
Hillingdon Council's former leader has been presented with two significant awards for his work helping commemorate the efforts of the Polish Armed Forces during the Second World War.
Cllr Edwards and Cllr O'Brien with Buckingham Group at ground-breaking for new WD Leisure Centre
18 Feb 2022
A ceremonial ground-breaking took place in West Drayton this week as residents moved one step closer to a new, ultra-modern leisure centre.
Queens Jubilee street parties
17 Feb 2022
Residents are being encouraged to hold street parties to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - and Hillingdon Council will make it easy for you.
Cllr Mills, officers and Openreach staff at site of first building connected to full fibre under council's new partnership with Openreach.
15 Feb 2022
A building in Hayes has become the first block of flats in Hillingdon to get a full fibre internet connection through the council's new partnership with digital network company Openreach.
The council's surveyor  Alex Karaiskos with Carl Poulton from Hammers Construction
04 Feb 2022
If you're considering extending or renovating your home, Hillingdon Council's building control team can help you complete your project to the best and safest standards.
Foster carers Roy and Filomena
26 Jan 2022
A powerful, emotive new video released by the council encourages more residents to consider fostering siblings.
Burrage and son 2
24 Jan 2022
A business in Uxbridge was this week ordered to pay a total of £13,400 for failing to improve hygiene standards set out by Hillingdon Council.
Yiewsley Recreation Ground
20 Jan 2022
Hillingdon Council has denied rumours that it will build a new housing development and library on protected land at Yiewsley Recreation Ground.  
Civic Centre forecourt 2
17 Dec 2021
Hillingdon Council continues to put residents first after approving a budget that continues to invest in vital frontline services and local infrastructure.
Generic London street scene
15 Dec 2021
The High Court handed down its judgment today in relation to a legal challenge brought by Hillingdon Council against the Mayor of London in May 2021.
Map of one of two proposed areas of appropriation
02 Dec 2021
Residents still have time to share their views on Hillingdon Council's plans to appropriate the land at the former Yiewsley Pool and Yiewsley Library sites in West Drayton.
Leader of Hillingdon Council Cllr Ian Edwards, and Cllr Jane Palmer cut the ribbon to officially open the Uxbridge Family hub
09 Dec 2021
Today (Tuesday 7 December), Hillingdon Council formally opened its new state-of-the-art family hub in Uxbridge, which brings several services together under one roof, making them more accessible for families and young people. 
Map of one of two proposed areas of appropriation
08 Dec 2021
Residents still have time to share their views on Hillingdon Council's plans to appropriate the land at the former Yiewsley Pool and Yiewsley Library sites in West Drayton.
Graphic for Books & Baubles event
29 Nov 2021
Hillingdon's first literary-themed Christmas festival for book lovers of all ages is coming to Manor Farm this month for a one-off seasonal extravaganza celebrating all things literary.
Standard trees planted on green space
23 Nov 2021
This summer, Hillingdon Council was one of the first authorities in the capital to sign up to 'Trees for Streets' - a national initiative to increase street tree numbers and create greener communities.
Tony Zaman
18 Nov 2021
At today's (18 November) Full Council meeting Tony Zaman was appointed as Hillingdon Council's Interim Chief Executive and Head of Paid Service effective from 1 January 2022.
Kudakwashe Kurashwa
18 Nov 2021
A Hillingdon Council social worker has won a prestigious Social Worker of the Year award in recognition of their extraordinary work in social care.
Fran PR pic
03 Nov 2021
Hillingdon Council's Chief Executive, Fran Beasley has announced that she will retire at the end of the year.
Hillingdon Community Awards
03 Nov 2021
Hillingdon Council's community awards has officially opened and now it's your chance to say thank you and nominate an individual or team who have gone above and beyond to make a difference to you and your community.
Consecration of Harlington war memorial
02 Nov 2021
A poignant new exhibition opens in Uxbridge this month exploring the tradition of remembrance and its origins following the First World War.
Key Amnesty
12 Nov 2021
Between Monday 8 November and Friday 17 December, Hillingdon Council will be running a key amnesty to reclaim council housing that's being used illegally.
Early Permanence Quality Mark logo v2
01 Nov 2021
Hillingdon Council has been awarded The Early Permanence Quality Mark for its achievements in delivering adoption services to young children in partnership with Coram Ambitious for Adoption.
Generic street image
25 Oct 2021
A planning inspector has ordered a rogue landlord in Hayes to comply with enforcement notices issued by Hillingdon Council, after being found to be illegally renting two properties.
Prosecuted
18 Oct 2021
Hillingdon Council prosecuted Quality Foods in Hayes for serious health and safety risks
Deane Park has been awarded Green Flag status
14 Oct 2021
Hillingdon Council has once again been crowned the capital's greenest borough after scooping a record 63 Green Flags for its parks and green spaces.
LARAC Awards
15 Oct 2021
Hillingdon Council's waste and recycling service won the Best Partnership Award at this year's Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee Awards (LARAC) which took place on Wednesday 6 October.
Reuse centre
12 Nov 2021
Residents visiting Harefield Civic Amenity Site can now donate unwanted items or pick up a bargain through Hillingdon Council's new reuse centre.
Flowers in bloom in Eastcote House Gardens
12 Oct 2021
Hillingdon has re-affirmed its status as the capital's greenest borough after scooping a haul of top honours at this year's London in Bloom awards.
A group of adult learners
08 Oct 2021
The new academic year launched in September and there's never been a better time to start your career or boost your skills with one of Hillingdon Council's adult learning courses.
Family on sofa using a tablet
07 Oct 2021
A new partnership between Hillingdon Council and broadband provider Community Fibre will bring better connections for everyone across the borough.
TRAID
15 Sep 2021
Hillingdon Council has partnered with TRAID to make it easier and quicker to recycle textiles
Saplings planted in Long Lane
08 Sep 2021
A new scheme launched by Hillingdon Council will boost greenery and biodiversity in the borough by allowing residents to sponsor new trees and have them planted in their streets.
Adult and child holding hands
01 Sep 2021
Hillingdon Council has pledged to support the government in welcoming refugees from Afghanistan and offered to receive families when the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy was first announced.
Vehicles, parts and container units stored on Green Belt land at Brookside in Harmondsworth
24 Aug 2021
A Harmondsworth couple have lost their appeal against enforcement action from Hillingdon Council after being caught using their green belt land as an industrial estate for the second time in 20 years.
Hillingdon Council e-newsletter for residents
21 Jul 2021
Latest government coronavirus guidance; heritage open days return; new textile recycling service; Compass Theatre welcomes back visitors, and more.
Young woman sat on gym ball
18 Aug 2021
Leisure centres across Hillingdon are among the businesses which have joined the drive to increase COVID-19 vaccination uptake by offering incentives for young people.
Planting tomato plants at Manor Farm for Heritage Open Days
09 Aug 2021
Hillingdon residents can sink their teeth into an enticing range of free activities from a walking tree trail and classic car rally, to a host of food-themed events for this year's Heritage Open Days.
Hillingdon Lido on a sunny day
05 Aug 2021
On Saturday 7 August, West London's premier outdoor swimming venue will get a 'totally tropical' makeover when the water will be heated for the first time and the doors will be opened for a family fun day.
Woman using a phone
02 Aug 2021
Hillingdon Council has today (Monday 2 August) launched a pioneering new way of working across its social care services, to enable teams to intervene early and ensure that local families have fast access to a wide range of support services around the clock.
Tashan Daniel plaque1
30 Jul 2021
Hillingdon Council unveiled a plaque in Tashan's memory at Hillingdon Athletics Stadium on Friday 23 July
Generic street image
23 Jul 2021
Hillingdon Council was given permission by the High Court on Wednesday 21 July to proceed with its judicial review of the Mayor of London's decision to grant planning permission for the former Master Brewer site.
Hillingdon Council e-newsletter for residents
21 Jul 2021
Coronavirus: stage four of the roadmap, walk-in vaccinations, testing; August sports taster sessions and more
Food waste competition winners
16 Jul 2021
A public vote organised by Hillingdon Council has determined the names of it's new fleet of food waste trucks - with 3,808 people voting on their favourite names put forward by primary school children.