News

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.
Photo of unclean food preparation area
27 Sep 2022
A sandwich business and its owner that seriously breached food hygiene regulations have been ordered to pay a total of £61,343 at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court on Tuesday 13 September following a successful prosecution by Hillingdon Council's food health and safety team.
Photo of recyclable kitchen items in a cloth holdall bag
23 Sep 2022
Hillingdon Council is throwing down the gauntlet to households and encouraging residents to take part in its month-long Zero Waste Challenge to reduce their general waste in just four weeks.
Picture of a woman and her tutor
22 Sep 2022
Hillingdon Council has launched its new schedule of skills and training courses for adults, offered by Learn Hillingdon Adult Community Education, on its website.
CGI of Austin Road
23 Sep 2022
Hillingdon Council and Higgins Partnerships have today entered into contracts to deliver a flagship regeneration scheme in Hayes.
Remembering Her Majesty The Queen
15 Sep 2022
The Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Becky Haggar, will lead a short ceremony on the forecourt of the Civic Centre, Uxbridge, for residents, council staff and visitors to come together to mourn and remember Her Majesty The Queen.
Her Majesty The Queen
09 Sep 2022
It is with great sadness that Hillingdon Council learned of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and our sadness is shared by residents and employees across the borough.
People excavate a ditch as part of an archaeological dig
25 Aug 2022
Walks, digs, and an adventure maze await residents as part of the fun activities for this year's Heritage Open Days.
External view of the Civic Centre with blue skies and Platinum Jubilee flower bed
19 Aug 2022
Hillingdon Council is offering its support to parents, carers and staff affected by the impending closure of its early years childcare provision.
Jack Nissenthall
15 Aug 2022
A unique new exhibition at the Battle of Britain Bunker and Visitor Centre celebrates the astonishing exploits of a Jewish radar expert during Operation Jubilee.
Box of seized skin lightening cream
08 Aug 2022
A Hayes business has been fined £2,700 for selling illegal skin lightening products following an investigation by Hillingdon Council's trading standards team.
Yiewsley Recreation Ground
01 Aug 2022
Hillingdon Council has withdrawn plans for 100 new homes and a modern new library in Yiewsley, so that concerns from local residents can be addressed in a revised and improved application.
Generic street image
29 Jul 2022
Hillingdon Council is confident new homes will still be built despite claims it will be unable to deliver on housebuilding targets due to electricity grid supply issues.
View of the pond at Hillingdon House Farm, Uxbridge
26 Jul 2022
Hillingdon Council has once again been recognised for its outstanding parks and open spaces, after four more have scooped prestigious Green Flag Awards.
Young girl reading a book
26 Jul 2022
Hillingdon Council is encouraging young people of all ages to join the science-themed Summer Reading Challenge during the school holidays.
Screenshot of car from Elite Automotive website incorrectly listed as ULEZ compliant
11 Jul 2022
A Hayes car dealership has been fined almost £60,000 for misleading customers by selling cars deliberately listed as being ULEZ compliant when they weren't.
Cars parked outside the home of the Prasads
11 Jul 2022
A husband and wife have been fined £6,500 after ignoring a planning enforcement notice ordering them not to use their Uxbridge home as a car sales showroom and garage
Swakeleys House
11 Jul 2022
A planning inspector has thrown out an appeal by a developer to build 47 one-bedroom homes in the grounds of Grade I Listed Swakeleys House.
Computer generated image of proposed new reception area
08 Jul 2022
The council is investing £875,000 in the creation of a new state-of-the-art adult education centre in the heart of Uxbridge which is set to open this coming September for the start of the new academic year.
Front of Uxbridge Civic Centre
08 Jul 2022
Hillingdon Council's Cabinet has approved the authority's draft "Council Strategy 2022 to 2026" for consultation.
Joanne Matthews is celebrating winning the Return to Learning prize at the annual Festival of Learning awards
06 Jul 2022
Hillingdon resident, Joanne Matthews is celebrating winning the Return to Learning prize at the annual Festival of Learning awards, which took place at the City Lit Institute of Adult Learning, this week.
ULEZ sign
29 Jun 2022
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents, and those who work and travel through the borough, to respond to the Mayor of London's consultation on the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to all of Greater London including Hillingdon. This consultation is open until Friday 29 July.  
Tashan Daniels
28 Jun 2022
Young people aspiring to succeed in sports, culture or their education are being invited to apply for the next round of funding from a local legacy bursary to help them achieve their goals.
Family on sofa using a tablet
01 Jul 2022
Even more homes in Hillingdon are set to benefit from high speed internet connections after Hillingdon Council agreed a new partnership with broadband provider, Hyperoptic.
Cllr Eddie Lavery and Cllr Jonathan Bianco attend a spade in the ground ceremony to mark the start of the Cranford Park restoration
30 Jun 2022
Hillingdon Council held a ground-breaking ceremony on Thursday 23 June at Cranford Park to officially mark the start of a project to restore the site into a thriving visitor attraction for future generations.
Proposed front elevation of the new Hillingdon Hospital
22 Jun 2022
A planning application for a new Hillingdon Hospital has been submitted by Hillingdon NHS Trust. Find out how to take part in their consultation.
Group photo of all the Hillingdon Community Award winners 2022
22 Jun 2022
Hillingdon Council held a special awards ceremony yesterday (Tuesday 21 June) to present awards to 25 of the borough's unsung heroes for the incredible - often unseen - work they do in the local community.
A pile of rubbish dumped by Patrick Stokes at Harefield Civic Amenity Site without paying
17 Jun 2022
A West Drayton father of three has been jailed for dumping more than 11 tonnes of commercial waste at Harefield Civic Amenity Site on numerous occasions without paying the required fees.
Ruislip Woods woodland
17 Jun 2022
A 30-acre extension to the ecologically invaluable ancient woodland in Ruislip has been granted National Nature Reserve (NNR) status.
Confiscated jar of harmful skin lightening cream
10 Jun 2022
A Hayes shopkeeper has been fined £1,260 after selling an illegal skin lightening cream he told trading standard officers he thought was a harmless moisturiser.
Work to complete new rain gardens in Hayes
10 Jun 2022
Two estates in Hayes will be undergoing environmentally-friendly facelifts to make them kinder to wildlife and future-proof them against climate change.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee logo
30 May 2022
The borough is readying itself for a festival of Platinum Jubilee celebrations and everyone is invited - with a host of fun events across the borough.
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
14 Jun 2022
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.