2021 news archive

Hillingdon Council's news releases from 2021.

hanging baskets
26 Apr 2021
Hillingdon Council's popular annual gardening competition, Hillingdon in Bloom, will be judged virtually again this year, with residents being asked to submit their photo entries online.
Dirty car in Iver field
22 Apr 2021
The owner of a Heathrow-based 'meet and greet' parking company that earned an estimated £500,000 while falsely claiming to offer its customers secure airport parking has been jailed for eight months.
Hillingdon Council e-newsletter for residents
25 Jul 2023
Testing and vaccination guidance; Early May bank holiday waste and recycling collection dates; more of our leisure services reopen, and more...
25 Jul 2023
This year, Hillingdon Council processed 3,664 primary school applications, with 93.7 percent of children offered their parents' first preference and 98.7 per cent offered a place at one of their parents' top three preferred primary schools.
Animal cages in home of unlicensed animal business
16 Apr 2021
A man and a woman who bred and sold dogs and cats from their home in west London have been told to pay nearly £50,000 after admitting they weren't licensed.
Surge testing for COVID-19 variant
11 Apr 2021
Extensive tracking of COVID-19 has identified a single case of the variant first discovered in South Africa in Hayes. This case cannot be traced back to international travel.
Climate change
07 Apr 2021
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents and businesses to give their feedback on its draft plan for tackling climate change.
Shopping bag for business directory
13 Apr 2021
Hillingdon Council is assisting businesses across the borough who are re-opening today (Monday 12 April) and is encouraging residents to support their local shops and traders.
31 Mar 2021
Hillingdon Council has prosecuted a restaurant business in Swakeleys Road, Ickenham after its owners commissioned the felling of two trees in a conservation area without consent.
Asymptomatic lateral flow testing
23 Mar 2021
Residents living with school-aged children, or school staff members can now take COVID-19 tests at home, as Hillingdon Council continues efforts to keep the borough safe.
Hillingdon Council e-newsletter for residents
25 Jul 2023
Coronavirus vaccination and testing update; Easter waste and recycling collection dates; virtual library events, and more...
High Speed Rail
19 Mar 2021
The council and HS2 have reached agreement that has removed the need for the council to continue with its Judicial Review in relation to the Colne Valley Viaduct.
Old Vinyl
25 Jul 2023
Even more residents in North West London now have access to a Covid-19 vaccine with the launch of a new large vaccination centre at the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes. The site has started offering vaccinations from today, Tuesday 16 March.
Emily Fletcher (centre) and the Axis Team
16 Mar 2021
Hillingdon Council has been nominated for an award for its innovative approach to protecting children and young people from exploitation, ahead of National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day on Thursday 18 March.
Businesses - financial support and grants
15 Mar 2021
Hillingdon Council has expanded the eligibility criteria for its discretionary business grant schemes to provide further sectors with access to financial support as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Woman getting a COVID swab
12 Mar 2021
Hillingdon Council's latest lateral flow COVID-19 testing site opened in Sipson on Wednesday (10 March).
Heathrow vaccination site staff
08 Mar 2021
Vaccination Centre at Heathrow Airport opens.
secondary schools
25 Jul 2023
Hillingdon Council has offered 94 per cent of pupils one of their preferred secondary school places. This means that Hillingdon is once again the top west London borough for this and ahead of the London average of 93 per cent.
Civic Centre forecourt 2
25 Feb 2021
Hillingdon Council approved its annual budget tonight (Thursday 25 February), confirming that services and award-winning facilities valued by residents will be maintained in the 2021/22 financial year.
Hillingdon Council e-newsletter for residents
25 Jul 2023
The latest on plans for a gradual easing of lockdown, getting a COVID-19 test without symptoms, vaccinations and more...
25 Jul 2023
Hillingdon Council has prosecuted a catering company in Hayes and its owners after a food hygiene inspection uncovered a string of offences.
Hillingdon Council e-newsletter for residents
25 Jul 2023
Coronavirus vaccination and testing update; become a Community Champion; Heart Month, and more...
Food hygiene jaffnas
19 Feb 2021
 Hillingdon Council has prosecuted the owner of a takeaway in Hayes after a routine inspection uncovered a host of hygiene offences.
Lateral flow test
11 Feb 2021
Hillingdon Council is opening further COVID-19 testing sites for residents not displaying any symptoms.
05 Feb 2021
Hillingdon Council has received £38,665 from the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime to introduce a new targeted parenting programme to tackle child criminal exploitation and is now looking for volunteers to support parents of local children.
27 Jan 2021
Hillingdon Council has been awarded £39,100 funding from central government to support those most at risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) and boost vaccine take up by providing advice as well as tackling misinformation.
Picture of Hillingdon Council's cabinet members as of January 2021
14 Jan 2021
Cllr Ian Edwards was appointed the new Leader of Hillingdon Council at a Full Council meeting this evening.
Hillingdon Council e-newsletter for residents
25 Jul 2023
Includes asymptomatic testing in Hillingdon; support for businesses; parking for residents, and more...
Coronavirus test
04 Jan 2021
Hillingdon Council is pleased to announce the opening of the borough's second community asymptomatic testing site. From Monday 4 January, residents without symptoms can get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Beck Theatre in Hayes using rapid tests supplied by NHS Test and Trace.