2021 news archive
Hillingdon Council's news releases from 2021.
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.
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.
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.
21 Jun 2021
Hillingdon Council's Trading Standards team has been awarded a commendation for its work at Heathrow Airport to prevent unsafe consumer products entering the retail market.
18 Jun 2021
Hillingdon Council is inviting residents to vote for their favourite names put forward by local primary schoolchildren for the council's new fleet of food waste trucks.
17 Jun 2021
Hillingdon Council's new walking football sessions launch in the borough this month, to help everybody stay healthy and active.
07 Jun 2021
Two new interpretation boards commemorating the efforts of the Polish Army during the Second World War have been unveiled at a special ceremony at Hillingdon Council's Polish Forces Remembrance Garden in South Ruislip.
04 Jun 2021
Residents and businesses in Hayes and Uxbridge are the first in the borough set to benefit from ultrafast, ultra-reliable internet connections following a multi-million pound investment in 'Full Fibre' broadband by Openreach.
01 Jun 2021
Hillingdon Council has taken another step in its ambition to be one of London's greenest boroughs by not mowing selected grass verges and green spaces during May.
Targeted local enhanced testing and vaccine acceleration to take place in areas in Hillingdon to suppress spread of COVID-19 variants of concern
22 May 2021
Hillingdon Council is working with Public Health England (PHE) to carry out enhanced COVID-19 testing and accelerated vaccination in pockets of the borough where cases of the variant first discovered in India have been found.
21 May 2021
A special exhibition recognising the outstanding contribution the Polish Air Force made during the Second World War was opened today at the Battle of Britain Bunker Exhibition and Visitor Centre in Uxbridge.
21 May 2021
Hillingdon Council welcomed its new Mayor Cllr Chamdal after he was elected at the council's Annual General Meeting on Thursday 20 May. He replaces retiring Mayor, Cllr Teji Barnes in the prestigious role to highlight and promote the great things that happen in Hillingdon and help bring communities together.
20 May 2021
As further businesses across Hillingdon reopened on Monday 17 May, the importance of staff getting regular COVID-19 tests to help keep the community safe has been highlighted.
14 May 2021
The Great British Spring Clean, a mass-action environmental campaign organised by Keep Britain Tidy, runs from 28 May to 13 June, and Hillingdon Council is inviting residents to join one of its three community litter picking events in the borough.
11 May 2021
Hillingdon Council has invested £485,000 on a new fleet of vehicles that are now collecting food waste separately from garden waste.
11 May 2021
Hillingdon Council yesterday (Monday 10 May) asked the High Court for a Judicial Review of the Mayor of London's decision to approve plans for 514 new homes on the former Master Brewer site in Ickenham.
11 May 2021
Street smart schoolchildren have been awarded gift vouchers after taking part in a borough-wide road safety competition.
Targeted local enhanced testing coming to Ruislip (HA4) to suppress spread of COVID-19 variant in Hillingdon
07 May 2021
Extensive tracking of COVID-19 has identified a single case of the variant first discovered in South Africa in Ruislip.
Hillingdon Council brings COVID-19 contact tracing in-house to ensure quicker support for those who test positive
05 May 2021
A pilot localised contact tracing scheme launched by Hillingdon Council earlier this month to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 is already seeing positive results.
25 Jul 2023
Hillingdon Council has permanently protected the welfare of 23 dogs and 23 cats that were rescued from an unlicensed animal business in West Drayton which has also recently been prosecuted.
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.
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.
07 Apr 2021
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents and businesses to give their feedback on its draft plan for tackling climate change.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Serious rodent infestation lands catering business and directors with a £14,000 penalty after council warnings ignored
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.
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.
14 Jan 2021
Cllr Ian Edwards was appointed the new Leader of Hillingdon Council at a Full Council meeting this evening.
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.