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News archive - 2015

Hillingdon Council marked Remembrance Day on Wednesday 11 November with a short service and two minute silence, that took place on the forecourt in front of the Civic Centre.
Local people in the borough will have the chance to learn more about the different faiths groups in Hillingdon as part of Inter Faith Week 2015, which runs from the 21 to 29 November.
Hillingdon Council is inviting all budding and talented writers to come along to the final three events at the Culture Bite festival on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 October, hosted by top publishers Simon & Schuster.
Hillingdon Council is working in partnership with the disability organisation DisabledGo, to produce a free online access guide to help older and disabled residents get out and about easier in the borough.
Hillingdon Borough Commander Detective Chief Superintendent Nick Downing said:
Hillingdon Council has taken action to demolish a rogue landlords bed in shed at Windsor Avenue in Hillingdon on 19 October.
Hillingdon Council was awarded the prestigious Gold status at the national Britain in Bloom 2015 award ceremony last Friday evening 16 October in Sunderland.
Following concerns raised by local residents, Hillingdon Council is bringing in new measures to deter heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) from using unsuitable residential roads in Ruislip Manor.
Schools across the borough are re-opening their doors this week and next for the new academic year following the summer break.
Anyone wishing to provide accommodation should contact the council's housing team on 01895 556666 in the first instance, providing full details of any assistance you can provide.
Representatives from Hillingdon Council, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London, the Polish Air Force Memorial Committee and RAF Northolt stood together at the official opening of the new Polish War Memorial Remembrance Garden today (Saturday 5 September) to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Green-fingered residents took part in this year's free Autumn show last Saturday. Attended by the Deputy Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor John Hensley and Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Diane Hensley the event took place at a packed Civic Centre in Uxbridge.
The Chancellor, George Osborne was welcomed to the borough by Cllr Ray Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon Council and by MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, Boris Johnson today, as part of a visit to see the historic Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge.
The Prime Minister has been warned that signalling Government support for a third Heathrow runway would be unlawful unless the new flightpaths needed to operate the landing strip are first subject to public consultation.
Hillingdon Council will be highlighting World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10 October and throughout October to help raise awareness for residents to make sure they have access to any services they may need and to find out more about what's on offer.
Hillingdon Council's Trading Standard team conducted raids at premises on Uxbridge Road and Coldharbour Lane on Wednesday 16 September following complaints regarding the sale of illicit tobacco.
Culture devotees in the borough and visitors stopping by can look forward to celebrating Hillingdon Council's first ever month-long festival, Culture Bite, this October which will be launched alongside BigFest, the annual free street festival on Sunday 27 September.
Thousands of smokers in Hillingdon will be getting more support to quit the habit for good and enjoy the health benefits with their family when 'Stoptober' starts this week (1 October).
Hillingdon Council is looking to recruit 30 foster carers to provide caring, loving homes for children and young people in care through their 'roller coaster' teenage years.
A father and son who deliberately concealed an unauthorised flat in the main house and a 'bed in shed' in the garden, which they rented out to tenants, have been made to demolish the developments after a Hillingdon Council investigation.
A landlord who crammed too many tenants into his rental property in Harlington and put their lives at risk by failing to install fire safety measures was hit with an £11,000 fine after a Hillingdon Council prosecution.
The Dogs Trust is reminding people not to leave dogs in cars as the weather hots up this summer.
Hillingdon Council continued its commitment to supporting local communities by petitioning the High Speed 2 (HS2) select committee.
Thousands of people lined the streets of Uxbridge to enjoy the Freedom of Hillingdon Parade marking the centenary of RAF Northolt.
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.
Following the Airports Commission recommendation today (1 July) that Heathrow be the site of a new runway, the Leader of Hillingdon Council, Cllr Ray Puddifoot, has said the following:
Yesterday (Wednesday July 15) the HS2 select committee announced that it did not believe that a convincing case had been made for a Colne Valley tunnel.
Hillingdon Council's ever popular Family Fishing Fun Days are back for the seventh year running.
A shop owner who refused to deal with excessive noise caused by fans used to cool refrigeration units has been fined after a successful Hillingdon Council prosecution.
A judicial review of Hillingdon Council's decision to approve planning permission for a multimillion-pound regeneration of the former Arla Foods site on Victoria Road in South Ruislip has been dismissed by the courts.
The vibrant history of Hayes and its diverse community will be celebrated at Hayes Carnival on Saturday 11 July.
Hillingdon Council has been awarded 34 Green Flags, making it the local authority with the highest number of top-quality parks and green spaces in the UK for the third year running.
Funding to repair and maintain the Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge and preserve the site's heritage for generations to come has been announced in the summer Budget.
Children can discover the wonder of stories in a unique way thanks to Hillingdon Council's new storytelling venue, Story Camp, which will be touring the borough this summer.
Anyone who enjoys spending time in the London Borough of Hillingdon's parks and green spaces is being encouraged to use their cameras and smartphones to enter stunning photos into this year's Summer Snaps competition.
Hillingdon Council officers have saved eight neglected horses after they escaped onto the A40 in west London, ensuring they now have a safe and loving home with an animal charity.
Hillingdon Council has invested over £500,000 to rebuild the facilities used by three local bowls clubs, Deane Park Bowls Club, Bessingby Park Bowls Club and Cowley Bowls Club, as well as providing a new car park for Hayes Bowls Club.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents who care for a friend or family member to help shape the Hillingdon Carers Plan by taking part in a short survey.
Residents, businesses, schools and community groups in the London Borough of Hillingdon are being invited to don their gardening gloves and take part in Hillingdon in Bloom, the council's annual horticultural competition.
Hillingdon Council's work to stop unsafe products from being imported into the UK through Heathrow Airport has been praised by the head of National Trading Standards, Lord Toby Harris.
Parents are receiving advice on using car seats for children and babies safely as part of a Hillingdon Council campaign.
Families in Hillingdon are celebrating 85 per cent of children receiving their first choice primary school, thanks to the council's £160m investment in primary school expansion in the borough.
Punch and Judy shows, a canal boat trip and London-themed board games are just some of the highlights of a month-long celebration of reading taking place in the London Borough of Hillingdon's libraries for Cityread London this April.
Over a thousand children and young people from schools across the London Borough of Hillingdon have entered a council-run competition to design comic strips illustrating safety tips for travelling to school.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents to consider adoption and fostering during LGBT Adoption and Fostering Week.
Newly hatched chicks are entertaining visitors to the Rural Activities Garden Centre (RAGC), run by Hillingdon Council and volunteers, which will be open seven days a week from Sunday 12 April.
Hillingdon Council is launching a free sports extravaganza, SportsFest, to help residents discover the fun side of being active.
Young people who triumphed in the London Borough of Hillingdon's UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) elections have officially kicked off their term of office.
Year 6 schoolchildren from the London Borough of Hillingdon are learning about keeping themselves safe by considering topics such as internet safety, travelling on public transport and road safety, thanks to the Junior Citizens programme.
People inspired by Hillingdon Council's recent World War I exhibition have entered a competition to create poetry, stories and art that take the subject of the Great War as its theme.
With the clocks about to go forward and lighter evenings ahead, more cyclists will be taking to the roads, so Hillingdon Council is looking for ideas to make cycling easier in the borough.
The Rehabilitation team at Michael Sobell Hospice in Northwood, which cares for people with life-limiting illnesses, will be fully funded for one year thanks to the Mayor of Hillingdon's charity appeal.
An alleyway in Hayes that was an anti-social behaviour magnet has been made safer thanks to Hillingdon Council's alley gating scheme.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents aged between 40-74 years old to have a free health MOT.
It is encouraging to hear that the Secretary of State for Transport stated yesterday that he recognised the level of concern from Hillingdon residents regarding the Heathrow Spur.
Hillingdon Council has congratulated Queensmead pupil Katie Savva for making it through to the regional finals of the Rotary Club Young Chef of the Year.
Young residents in Hillingdon are celebrating after school admissions results were announced.
Hillingdon Council's beds in sheds team have scored a victory against a rogue landlord who heeded warnings and demolished her illegal outbuilding.
Hillingdon is the only London authority to be chosen to represent the capital at Britain in Bloom 2015.
High-performing sports teams, dedicated volunteers and remarkable athletes who have excelled over the past 12 months have been recognised by the Mayor of Hillingdon's annual Awards for Sporting Achievement.
After campaigning to win the votes of young people across the London Borough of Hillingdon, six candidates who wish to represent the borough at UK Youth Parliament in 2015-16 will soon find out if they have done enough to be elected.
A new sculpture provided by Hillingdon Council has been unveiled at Ruislip Lido.
Hillingdon Council is looking for residents with experience of looking after disabled children to take part in its caring scheme.
Hillingdon Council is reminding residents over 80 years old that they are eligible for the council's TeleCare Line Programme free of charge.
A wide variety of performers, including a classical Welsh singer, a contemporary dance troupe and a pair of hula hooping twins showcased their skills at Hillingdon's Hidden Talent competition on Sunday 15 February 2015.
Three young apprentices have joined Hillingdon Council's Green Spaces team on a two-year placement.
A new initiative that supports young people to develop vocational and social skills through volunteering in the community has been launched by Hillingdon Council in conjunction with Uxbridge United Welfare Trusts.
Thousands of tooth whitening products have been seized and are due to be destroyed by Hillingdon Council's Trading Standards team.
Young disabled people in the London Borough of Hillingdon can now join a new sports club, based at the council's West Drayton Young People's Centre.
Whether you danced on ice like a celebrity skater or scrambled around like Bambi, more people than ever before came to enjoy Hillingdon Council's ice rink this year.
Cllr Catherine Dann, Mayor of Hillingdon, is congratulating everyone who took part in the London New Year's Day Parade and helped win £5,000 for the Mayor's charity, Michael Sobell Hospice.
Residents are being warned to be on the lookout for bogus doorstep callers in their neighbourhood.
If you're retired, looking for a new interest or want to meet some new friends, Hillingdon Adult Learning is inviting you to join their basic floristry course for over 60s.
Residents wishing to take their floristry skills to the next level and study towards a vocational qualification are being encouraged by Hillingdon Council to sign up for the Level 1 Modern Retail Floristry course.
A couple who had been illegally renting out a bed in a shed have been fined thousands of pounds after being taken to court by Hillingdon Council.
Hillingdon Council is inviting young long distance runners to follow in the footsteps of Mo Farah by attending trials for the Mini London Marathon, which takes place alongside the London Marathon in April.
Hillingdon Council has cleared 150 tonnes of rubbish from a property in Hayes in order to make the local area cleaner and safer for local residents.
Hillingdon Council's new programme of led cycle rides are perfect for anyone who wants to get on their bike and explore the borough with a friendly group of fellow cyclists.
A housing cheat who lied on her application has been caught out and prosecuted following an investigation by Hillingdon Council.
Serious flaws in proposals to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport have been laid bare by Hillingdon Council in its detailed response to the Airports Commission consultation on expanding airport capacity in London.
Hillingdon Council has announced the winner of the prestigious Rotary Club Young Chef of the Year award.
A major DIY store has been fined £65,000 for failing to meet health and safety standards in the workplace, following an investigation by Hillingdon Council's food health and safety team.
Residents are being invited to take a dip in a new temporary swimming pool in the borough, with some swimming sessions being offered for free.
More residents of all ages are visiting Hillingdon's libraries following the council's rebuild or refurbishment of all 17 libraries in the borough - the only project of its kind in the country.
Residents are seeing an increasing number of emails asking for email addresses and passwords to be entered in to web sites.
People aged 14 and over in the London Borough of Hillingdon are being encouraged to improve their basketball skills at free sessions for those with and without disabilities.
Hillingdon Council's Early Years Team is inviting new parents in the borough to a 'Connected Baby' film night.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to take part in a series of healthy heart activities in the borough's libraries to celebrate National Heart Month in February.
Schoolchildren in the London Borough of Hillingdon have earned their stripes by successfully arguing their case for a new zebra crossing to be built outside their school.
The owner of a landscaping company that piled 25 pallets of paving stones outside a house in Cowley, blocking the pavement and forcing pedestrians to walk in the road, has been fined after a Hillingdon Council investigation.
Skin lightening creams containing mercury have been seized from shops in the London Borough of Hillingdon by the council's Trading Standards team.
Hillingdon Council has launched a new section of its website with information to help and guide residents as they encounter key stages in their lives.
Hillingdon Council is running a series of events to mark Foster Care Fortnight and encourage people to find out more about becoming a foster carer.
Hillingdon Council has donated ten shelter boxes at a cost of £5,900 and made a contribution of £6,100 to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal to support the relief effort for victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday 25 April.
Annual benefit statements are currently being issued to all active members of the local government pension scheme.
The Leader of Hillingdon Council, Cllr Ray Puddifoot, has signed a letter to the Prime Minister asking him to consider ruling out expansion at Heathrow due to environmental and health impacts.
The council would like to hear from you about the proposed changes to school admissions arrangements in Hillingdon and how they might affect you, so that we can consider views before making any changes.
Magic mirrors are proving popular this Christmas with the forthcoming fun-packed Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pantomime produced by Hillingdon Council in partnership with DK proDuKtions, guaranteed to be a winner this festive season at the Compass Theatre in Ickenham.
The council has redeveloped this website to make it fully responsive so that it resizes to the screen you are using, whether it's a PC, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone.
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