2022 news archive

Hillingdon Council's news releases from 2022.

Large rear extension at 40 Cranmer Road, Hayes, was built without planning permission.
21 Dec 2022
Hayes homeowners have been ordered to pay more than £6,000 costs and to pull down a 40-square-metre rear extension they had built without planning permission.
Photo of a Learn Hillingdon class in session
20 Dec 2022
Hillingdon Council's adult education service has just released its new programme of courses for the spring 2023 term which adults aged 19 and over can enrol on now to boost their professional or personal development.
Picture of front of Civic Centre with red flowers in foreground
12 Dec 2022
Hillingdon Council's budget for 2023/24 proposes a council tax and social care precept increase of 4.99 per cent, well below the rate of inflation. It also proposes increasing fees and charges towards full cost recovery for discretionary services used by residents. Even after these increases, Hillingdon residents are set to pay amongst the lowest levels of council tax in outer London and the lowest fees and charges per capita of any other authority in London.
Pub beer taps
14 Dec 2022
The license-holders of a noisy Ruislip bar have been ordered to pay more than £14,000 in court costs after failing to overturn Hillingdon Council's decision to reduce the hours for regulated entertainment on their premises licence.
A group of young people celebrate on a night out
08 Dec 2022
Hillingdon Council is urging residents to shop smart and celebrate safely during the festive season.
Picture of Learn Hillingdon certificate presentation ceremony
30 Nov 2022
Hillingdon Council's Learn Hillingdon Adult Community Education service held a graduation ceremony for some of its 2021/22 adult learners in the Civic Centre on Saturday 18 November.
ULEZ sign
25 Nov 2022
Following today's (Friday 25 November) announcement by the Mayor of London that the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded London-wide from August 2023, Hillingdon, Harrow, Bexley and Croydon councils have announced their resolve to work with other outer London boroughs to resist its implementation by using all means at their disposal.
Photo of Mayor, Consort, Cllr Edwards and Cllr Lavery beside COVID memorial at Breakspear Crematorium
18 Nov 2022
Hillingdon Council unveiled a permanent memorial today (Friday 18 November) at Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip, to remember the borough's residents who have tragically lost their lives to COVID-19.
strategy news article
18 Nov 2022
Hillingdon Council's four-year Council Strategy was agreed at last night's Full Council meeting (Thursday 17 November).
Cllr Eddie Lavery and Cllr Jonathan Bianco in the cellars of Cranford Park
22 Nov 2022
Renovation works to upgrade one of the Hillingdon's top historical sites and safeguard it for the future continue apace.
Cllr Jonathan Bianco and Cllr Eddie Lavery outside the newly-created 'swale' in Bessingby Park
21 Nov 2022
Three Hillingdon parks have been future-proofed against changing climates with the addition of new flood alleviation measures, that will also boost local biodiversity.
ULEZ sign
16 Nov 2022
Party leaders from both sides of Hillingdon Council's chamber have joined forces to urge their GLA representative to vote against the Mayor of London's plans to expand the ULEZ.
Cllr Jonathan Bianco and Cllr Eddie Lavery outside the newly-renovated property
17 Nov 2022
A brilliant piece of partnership working has helped Hillingdon Council turn a vacant house in Hayes into vital supported living for homeless people.
Princess of Wales
09 Nov 2022
The Princess of Wales visited Colham Manor Children's Centre today (Wednesday 9 November) to see how Hillingdon Council and Hillingdon Perinatal Mental Health (PNMH) team and other services are working together to support women through their pregnancies and early motherhood.
Hillingdon Community Awards 2023
08 Nov 2022
Hillingdon Council is inviting residents to thank a selfless person or team by nominating them for a Hillingdon Community Award.
Tashan Daniel Award
18 Oct 2022
Six young people have received funding to help them pursue their ambitions in sports and culture as part of Hillingdon Council's 2022 Tashan Daniel Award.
Kelly Johns - seated front row with long red hair - holding her Children & Young People award at the ceremony
18 Oct 2022
Kelly Johns from Hillingdon Council's children's services is celebrating winning the children and families social worker award at the prestigious Children & Young People Awards (6 October).
Photo of two waste collection crew members putting black rubbish bags in to a waste truck
07 Oct 2022
From Monday 31 October, waste and recycling collection days will change for some households in Hillingdon.
Cllr Leader, cabinet members and contractors on the development site in Hayes
29 Sep 2022
Work has begun on a new climate-conscious housing development in Hayes delivering 34 modern homes.
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 Daniel Award
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.
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. 
15 Feb 2024
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
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.
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