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Residents using their HillingdonFirst cards will once again benefit from free Christmas and New Year parking.
Six young people keen to gain experience of standing for political office will be vying to represent the London Borough of Hillingdon at UK Youth Parliament next year.
A rogue landlord has been ordered to pay more than £20,000 after she was brought to court following an investigation by Hillingdon Council's Beds In Sheds team.
Hillingdon Council is commending resident Alanna Moore, 17, after she received a national award from The Fostering Network.
Performers from the London Borough of Hillingdon are hoping to shine in London's New Year's Day Parade 2015 and win the coveted title of best council parade entry, as well as raising money for the Mayor of Hillingdon's chosen charity, Michael Sobell Hospice in Northwood.
Hillingdon Council has announced plans for a new primary school in West Drayton.
Hillingdon residents are set to benefit from a Council Tax freeze for the seventh successive year, as well as further significant investment in local services and facilities, the Leader announced at last night's Cabinet meeting.
A district judge has upheld Hillingdon Council's decision to revoke the license of a Hayes pub for good.
Pop star JB commended the achievements of looked after children and young people at a special awards ceremony hosted by Hillingdon Council.
Dedicated volunteers who make a difference to the lives of London Borough of Hillingdon residents have been praised for their efforts at the Hillingdon Volunteer Awards.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, joined senior Hillingdon Council officials on Thursday 4 December to put the finishing touches to a £2million regeneration project in Northwood Hills. The Mayor planted the final tree in Joel Street boulevard and unveiled a commemorative pavement plaque during his visit.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to get ahead in 2015 by signing up to a virtual adult learning course.
The Deputy Chief Executive of Hillingdon Council has been appointed OBE in the New Year honours list.
Hillingdon's well known talent showcase is back once again, putting hidden talents into the spotlight.
With Christmas fast approaching and New Year's resolutions front of mind, Hillingdon Council is asking residents to consider whether they could adopt or foster a child or young person in need of a loving home.
Hillingdon Council is calling on budding young artists to design a picture to encourage people to think about adoption.
Hillingdon Council is celebrating after its Families' Information Service received a national award in recognition of the quality of information, advice and assistance provided to families in the borough.
Residents are being invited to come along to the Christmas lights switch on in Uxbridge on Sunday, 23 November.
Hillingdon Council is calling on landlords to sign up to its new Private Sector Lettings (PSL) scheme, which offers them the peace of mind of a guaranteed rental income.
Sunflower House Nursery in Hayes is celebrating becoming the first early years provider in the borough to receive the Hillingdon Healthy Early Years Award from Hillingdon Council.
A cross-party group of London MPs and council leaders have today come together to call on the Government to grant "A fair deal for London" on HS2 compensation.
Hillingdon Council is set to formally open the first dedicated Nepalese Gurkha burial site in London on Tuesday, 18 November.
Home and fashion retailer Next is set to open a new supersize store in Hayes after it was given planning approval by Hillingdon Council on Tuesday last week.
An exhibition of artwork inspired by an RAF airwoman's experience of serving her country is being held at the Cow Byre Gallery at the Manor Farm site in Ruislip, which is owned and managed by Hillingdon Council.
After the success of the first Open Mic Night at Uxbridge Library, Hillingdon Council is making the event a regular fixture.
Youth Parliament members from the London Borough of Hillingdon made their voices heard at the annual sitting of the UK Youth Parliament at the House of Commons on Friday 14 November.
Hillingdon Council is reminding residents to take extra care on the roads as the winter nights are drawing in and to mark Road Safety Week.
Hillingdon Council is reminding older residents whose Freedom Passes will expire on March 31 next year that they will need to renew their pass.
Hillingdon Council is looking for volunteers to join their Green Spaces team in a series of special clean-up events on Saturday,18 October.
Pupils at Botwell House Catholic Primary School have been busy transforming their playground into a clean air zone.
Hillingdon Council held a special event to thank the young volunteers who supported this year's summer reading challenge, which a record number of children took part in.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging bi-lingual residents to put their language skills to good use with a community interpreting course.
People who live, study or work in the London Borough of Hillingdon have been discovering the benefits of cycling regularly thanks to Hillingdon Council's cycle loan scheme.
As Halloween and the season for fireworks approaches, Hillingdon Council is reminding residents of top tips to enjoy the festivities safely.
A rogue company has been ordered to pay more than £16,000 after it was brought to court following an investigation by Hillingdon Council's Beds In Sheds team.
Hillingdon has scooped the prestigious Silver-Gilt award in the 2014 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom competition.
Hayes families and residents have been celebrating the official opening of Lake Farm Park Academy, one of two new schools built this year as part of Hillingdon Council's £150m School Investment Programme - the largest of its kind in London.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to support the deaf community by learning how to sign.
Hillingdon Council is reminding parents with children in their last year of primary school (year 6) that the deadline for applying for a secondary school place for their child is 31 October.
Young people are being encouraged to consider the wide range of educational opportunities on offer in the London Borough of Hillingdon to help them build a brighter future.
For Halloween fancy dress costumes that will make a dramatic impact, look no further than the wardrobe department at the Compass Theatre, Ickenham.
Hillingdon Council will honour two Victoria Cross recipients on the 4 November.
A woman has been fined for fraudulently using her mother in law's blue badge, following a crackdown by Hillingdon Council.
Counselling sessions giving extra support to parents of children aged five or under are now being offered at children's centres in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Hillingdon Council has been awarded an accreditation which recognises a continued commitment to providing safe and secure car parks.
Anyone who has excelled at their chosen sport or made a real difference to a local club or team in the London Borough of Hillingdon can now be honoured with a nomination for the Mayor's Awards for Sporting Achievement.
Anyone planning a party, meal or night out in the London Borough of Hillingdon during the festive season is being advised to check the Food Hygiene Rating of their chosen venue in advance.
Panto lovers could snap up four VIP tickets to see the festive pantomime at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham by taking part in a fun photo competition.
The world's smallest theatre and cinema will be among the many fantastic attractions at BigFest, a free street festival in Uxbridge organised by Hillingdon Council.
A landlord has heeded Hillingdon Council's advice and demolished her illegal outbuilding just days before the council's Beds in Sheds team were set to go and tear it down.
Traditionally libraries are a place where silence is golden, but a new open mic night at Uxbridge Library is set to change that.
A pharmacist who works for Hillingdon Council's public health team has been named one of the best in the country by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
A shop in Eastcote has admitted selling a firework outside the permitted period of sale after being caught red-handed by Hillingdon Council's trading standards team.
Families in Hillingdon can now take part in sports and activity sessions that encourage everyone to exercise together.
Hillingdon Council's Stop Smoking team is challenging residents to kick the habit during Stoptober.
Over 500 residents united and took part in Hillingdon Peace Walk to demonstrate the importance of working together to build and maintain a safe and peaceful community in the borough.
Hillingdon is celebrating another horticultural victory after winning a total of 26 awards at the London in Bloom Awards 2014, including overall winner of the Large City category.
An annual walk of peace will take place next weekend in the borough, led by the Mayor of Hillingdon as well as the Borough's Police Commander and local faith groups.
The Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Catherine Dann, joined staff at Hillside Children's Centre in celebrating their fifth anniversary.
Hillingdon residents with severe learning disabilities and complex needs are celebrating the opening of a state of the art facility offering a range of services from music therapy to interactive learning.
Scores of volunteers joined forces with Hillingdon Council to keep the borough looking clean and green by taking part in a host of clean-up events at the weekend.
Children and young people in the London Borough of Hillingdon are being encouraged to vote in the UK Youth Parliament's annual Make Your Mark ballot.
The borough's recycling rates have soared since new and improved recycling collections were introduced by Hillingdon Council.
Hillingdon Council is rolling out its shop front grants project to Harefield village following the success of the scheme in other parts of the borough.
Hillingdon Council is set to launch its Summer Reading Challenge, which encourages youngsters to visit the borough's libraries over the summer and get rewards for reading.
Residents and businesses in the London Borough of Hillingdon are being warned that rubbish from building works or garden landscaping that ends up being fly-tipped could be traced back to them, potentially resulting in costly fines.
Hillingdon Council's library service has been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to run a series of World War I events.
Leader of Hillingdon Council, Cllr Ray Puddifoot and Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Catherine Dann celebrated an important milestone in the council's £150m school investment programme by laying the final bricks as part of a topping out ceremony at Lake Farm Park Academy.
A discount store has been fined thousands of pounds for selling an unsafe claw hammer, following action by Hillingdon Council's Trading Standards officers.
Adults with learning disabilities, complex needs and mental health issues are celebrating their independence after moving into a supported housing development in West Drayton.
Following Hillingdon Council's annual full council meeting last night, the Cabinet for 2014-15 has been announced.
Hillingdon Council has praised the efforts of staff and pupils at Yeading Junior School after they were presented with a Community Education Award.
A bumper £30,000 donation from Hillingdon Council's textile recycling service has kick-started this year's Mayor's charity appeal for Michael Sobell Hospice.
Hillingdon Council is taking landmark action by demolishing an illegal outbuilding after the owner failed to heed repeated warnings.
Hillingdon Council has demolished another illegal outbuilding that was being used as a bed in a shed' after a rogue landlord failed to comply with a planning enforcement notice.
Hillingdon Council has scored a planning victory after a resident heeded advice and demolished his illegal outbuilding.
Hillingdon Council has donated £25,000 to the Air Training Corps at 14F Squadron based at RAF Northolt.
A new three-kilometre path for walkers, joggers and runners has been marked out by Hillingdon Council's sports development team, giving residents a new place to get active.
A pub that advertised its summer party by putting up posters illegally has been issued with fixed penalty notices by Hillingdon Council.
Young people aged 14 to 25 who have been inspired by Wimbledon can pick up a racquet and have a go at Hillingdon Council's Pop Up Tennis Clubs.
Two rogue landlords have been handed a hefty fine for illegally renting out a bed in shed, following action by Hillingdon Council's planning enforcement team.
Hillingdon Council's youth activity programme FIESTA is offering another action packed summer programme of activities for eight to nineteen year olds.
Hillingdon young people who took part in this year's FIESTA programme helped to raise £123.40 for children's charity Make a Wish Foundation by selling chocolates and sweets that they had made as part of an enterprise course called Chocolate Factory.
Teenagers who are struggling to keep active, eat well and reach a healthy weight are being encouraged to join Fit Teen Club (FTC).
Leader of Hillingdon Council, Cllr Ray Puddifoot and Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, Cllr David Simmonds, joined the Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Catherine Dann as the finishing touches were put to a new school for children in Uxbridge.
Crowds are set to be impressed by the sights and sounds of Hayes Carnival with a day of spectacular entertainment on Saturday 12 July.
Hillingdon Council has become the first in London to create a dedicated burial site for the local Gurkha Nepalese community.
Hillingdon Council has commended the hard work and dedication of foster carers at their annual foster carers' gala.
The London Borough of Hillingdon have recently sent out over 210,000 letters to electors explaining the new voter registration system.
HS2Action Alliance (HS2AA) and Hillingdon Council are today (10 June) in the High Court to challenge the Government in respect of the controversial high speed rail project HS2
Work to enhance Eastcote House Gardens begins this week following a successful bid by Hillingdon Council to the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund for £1.28million.
Hillingdon has maintained its reputation as the greenest borough in the country after winning more Green Flag awards than any other local authority in the whole of the United Kingdom, for the second year running.
Over 800 teachers from Hillingdon's secondary schools went back to the classroom last week as part of a new initiative to enhance education in the borough.
Benefit fraud will be investigated by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) from 1 July 2014.
Hillingdon Council is concerned that many foster carers may be missing out on help that is available to them because they are unaware that they need to notify the council of private fostering arrangements.
Opera is coming to the Great Barn at Manor Farm in Ruislip for the very first time.
Young volunteers from the London Borough of Hillingdon who excel at encouraging others to enjoy playing sport have been given tickets to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
A rogue landlord has been ordered to pay more than £200,000 or face prison after being hauled to court following an investigation by Hillingdon Council's planning officers.
Volunteers have been uprooting Himalayan Balsam plants from Yeading Brook and the River Pinn, working with Hillingdon Council's green spaces team.
Hillingdon Council has awarded its Civic Medal to eight war veterans at a special lunch hosted at the Civic Centre last week.
Dogs and cats that are being cared for by local animal charities are sleeping soundly thanks to a special delivery from Hillingdon Council's waste and recycling team.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of British citizenship ceremonies taking place in the London Borough of Hillingdon, the council organised a special ceremony hosted by the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Allan Kauffman.
Over 300 Hillingdon Brownies and their Leaders celebrated the organisation's 100th Birthday by taking part in a 'Stay Away' event at the council's Civic Centre.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to brush up on their foreign language skills with an adult learning course.
UK Youth Parliament members elected to represent the London Borough of Hillingdon in 2014 have been welcomed to their role by Deputy Leader of Hillingdon Council and Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, Cllr David Simmonds.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to get creative by taking part in an art competition that will inspire others to get cycling.
Hillingdon Council has unveiled a commemorative pavement plaque to celebrate the success of the regeneration of Ruislip Manor.
A woman who did not tell the truth about her finances in order to claim grant funding from Hillingdon Council has been fined over £10,000.
Hillingdon Carers are celebrating their achievements after taking part in one of the council's 'Arts for Carers' courses.
Hillingdon Council is embarking on a rebuild of Northwood School which will increase its capacity to 900 pupils, as well as providing excellent modern facilities for its pupils.
Aspiring photographers are being encouraged to take part in Hillingdon Council's annual competition to showcase the borough's parks and open spaces.
Hillingdon Council launched its annual horticultural competition at a special event on Thursday, 10 April.
Schools, sports clubs and community groups in the borough are set to benefit from a new £400,000 grant fund launched by Hillingdon Council this month.
Families in Hillingdon are celebrating 84% of children receiving their first choice of primary school, thanks to the council's £149m investment in school expansion in the borough.
More than 76,000 residents have already signed up to Hillingdon Council's online system, allowing them round the clock access to more than 165 council services
A trip to Strasbourg to debate ideas for a better Europe is on the cards for two Youth Council members from the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to support people living with dementia to live well for longer by becoming a 'Dementia Friend'.
Painting, poetry and photography are just some of the activities on offer during the borough's annual arts festival, Hillingdon Artsweek 2014.
Young people's golf skills were brought to the fore at a primary school Tri-Golf tournament hosted at Ruislip Golf Course.
Hillingdon Council officers have been working closely with the police to break up and prevent illegal raves taking place in the borough.
Hillingdon Council is running a series of events to mark Foster Care Fortnight and dispel common myths around fostering and the type of people that can become a foster carer.
Hillingdon Council is calling for all residents who provide care to elderly, sick or disabled relatives and friends to find out what help is available to them during National Carers Week (9-15 June).
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to try something new with a free taster session.
Hillingdon Council is challenging budding young artists to design a picture to help raise awareness and encourage other people to think about fostering.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a quiz master? Hillingdon Council's Adult Learning team is challenging residents to put on their thinking caps and join in the fun at their Big Quiz night.
Hillingdon Council took immediate action to suspend the premises licence of a pub in Hayes after a police raid.
Residents are being invited to take part in a community excavation to unearth the hidden history at Eastcote House Gardens.
A man from Hayes who illegally sub-let his council house for several years by renting it out through the classified adverts website Gumtree has been jailed for 14 weeks.
Look out for scarlet poppies springing up in the London Borough of Hillingdon to mark the centenary of the start of World War I.
Magnificent trees help to make Hillingdon one of the greenest boroughs in London and Hillingdon Council is inviting residents to get involved in looking after them.
Hillingdon Council is seeking residents who were pupils at Oak Farm School between 1934-1950 to help celebrate the school's 80th anniversary.
A 'man trap' used in the 19th century to catch trespassers is one of the many fascinating objects displayed at the Pram Shed, a mini-museum on the Manor Farm site in Ruislip, which is packed with historical farming tools.
Hillingdon war veterans will be making a final trip to France to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, thanks to funding by Hillingdon Council.
The West London Waste Authority (WLWA) has taken the regrettable decision to close their Civic Amenity Site in South Ruislip.
The West London Waste Authority has come under fire for stalling on an offer to keep open its civic amenity site in South Ruislip for an extra month, in order to reconsider its initial decision to close it.
Green-fingered Youth Council younger members from the London Borough of Hillingdon are learning about horticulture by growing fruit and vegetables for London in Bloom.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging young people in the borough to fast track their route into employment with a Velocity training course.
Hillingdon Council's fraud team is reclaiming one property every week from housing cheats.
Smokers in Hillingdon are being urged to prepare for battle and attempt to give up cigarettes for good on No Smoking Day, which takes place on Wednesday 12 March 2014.
Hillingdon Council is supporting low income families by offering free childcare for two year olds.
Hillingdon Council is inviting residents to a free health check event at Eastcote Pharmacy between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 5 April.
Couples looking for a unique place to tie the knot should look no further than the historic Great Barn on the Manor Farm site in Ruislip.
Ninety three per cent of children who applied for a secondary school place in the borough have been offered one of their top three schools.
Cllr Ray Puddifoot, the Leader of Hillingdon Council, today (31 March) unveiled his vision for the redevelopment of the Heathrow site should the government decide that a new hub airport ought to be built elsewhere in the south east.
Two of Hillingdon Council's newly refurbished libraries are in the running to scoop a prestigious accolade for their building design.
Hillingdon Council is reminding residents it's not too late to learn a new skill with an Adult Learning course starting in April and May.
Three rogue traders have been jailed for failure to comply with a restraint order, following successful court action by Hillingdon Council.
If you want to make a difference to your local area, standing for election to become a local councillor could be the perfect opportunity.
Hillingdon Council's flagship library is set to welcome residents on Monday, 7 April, after a multi-million pound facelift to create an impressive state-of-the-art-facility.
A couple from Hayes have been ordered by a tribunal to demolish two outbuildings they rented out as beds in sheds, thanks to action taken by Hillingdon Council.
One lucky Hillingdon resident could win £25,000 just by paying their council tax by direct debit.
Young people who are in the running to represent the London Borough of Hillingdon at this year's UK Youth Parliament are campaigning for votes.
The new food waste recycling service introduced by Hillingdon Council last year will be a hot topic at the next meeting for residents and street champions in Uxbridge.
Hillingdon has been selected to represent London yet again in the 2014 RHS Britain in Bloom competition.
It is important to bear in mind that the Supreme Court was not concerned with the actual merits of the HS2 project but rather the manner in which the Government was seeking to implement it.
A dawn raid by Hillingdon Council's housing and planning enforcement teams, working with the UK Border Agency, resulted a landlord being caught renting out an outbuilding as a place to live.
Adults in the London Borough of Hillingdon are being encouraged to dust off their trainers and try a smorgasbord of sports at Hillingdon Council's taster day.
Triumphant athletes, successful sports clubs and tireless volunteers in the London Borough of Hillingdon have been recognised by the Mayor's Awards for Sporting Achievement.
Hillingdon Council is congratulating two local pupils who have won the prestigious Rotary Club Young Chef of the Year award.
An all-party group of MPs, councils and aviation campaigners came to the House of Commons today (Wednesday) to officially launch an aircraft noise report which could change the course of the airport expansion debate.
Gleaming shop fronts have breathed new life into three of Hillingdon's town centres - and boosted business for traders.
Hillingdon council is launching a campaign during Share the Care Week (23-30 March 2014) to encourage more people with experience of looking after disabled children to become a short break carer.
Hillingdon Council enforcement officers have seized stereos and a TV from two properties, in the Uxbridge and West Drayton areas, sending a strong message of intent to persistent 'noise nuisances'.
80 per cent of Hillingdon primary school and 78 per cent of secondary school pupils attend a school which is judged by school inspectors Ofsted to be good or outstanding.
The Hillingdon Mayor's team took home a top prize at the 'Swinging Sixties' celebration in London's traditional New Year's Day Parade. The team braved a very wet and windy day but nothing dampened their spirits.
Students from six primary and secondary schools near Northwood Hills have been getting involved in the town centre regeneration alongside two respected mural artists, Cosmo Sarson and Gordon Collett.
Small and medium-sized businesses in the London Borough of Hillingdon can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to get a faster broadband connection.
Paul Hewitt, Head of Child Safeguarding at Hillingdon Council, has been named winner of the 2013 Children's Champion award by children's rights organisation ECPAT UK.
Hillingdon Council planning officers have prosecuted transportation company Nationwide Platforms Ltd for operating outside of their permitted working hours at their premises in the former Cape Boards site in Iver Lane, Cowley.
Hillingdon Council is inviting over 55's to a series of free health and wellbeing events during Healthy Heart month.
Hillingdon Council is marking Love Your Heart month by inviting residents to a series of free health checks held in the borough's libraries during February.
Hillingdon Council is commending its looked after children for using their creative talent and experiences of fostering and adoption to help other children coming into care.
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