2023 news archive

Hillingdon Council's news releases from 2023.

Children in care Christmas presents
22 Dec 2023
This December, a group of four 16-year-old girls from Hillingdon channelled their Christmas spirit together to give a gift with a difference, devoting their time to raise funds for local children in need.
Sutton Court Road Parade 23
21 Dec 2023
A small shopping parade has been given a major overhaul as part of a transformation by Hillingdon Council to create a vibrant retail location.
Christmas recycling
19 Dec 2023
Hillingdon Council is reminding residents this festive period about upcoming changes to collection days and the variety of free recycling options available in the borough.
Cars being removed by enforcement officers
19 Dec 2023
A Ruislip car dealer who parked unroadworthy vehicles on the road and others in public parking bays blocking them from use has been ordered to pay more than £2,300 after breaching a Community Protection Notice seven times.
Exterior of Regal nightclub Uxbridge
19 Dec 2023
Hillingdon Council has issued an injunction to stop the owners of an historic and protected art deco building in Uxbridge from doing any further building work.
Picture of front of Civic Centre with red flowers in foreground
15 Dec 2023
Budget proposals for 2024/25 were outlined by Hillingdon's Council's Cabinet last night (Thursday 14 December), which include plans to maintain and further invest in the borough's award-winning services and generate efficiency savings through service transformation, with residents set to pay amongst the lowest levels of council tax in outer London.
SRP Charville Academy
14 Dec 2023
Hillingdon Council completed work to deliver a new Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) at a school in Hayes this week as part of a multi-million-pound project to expand local school places for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Image of a hard hat and toolbox
13 Dec 2023
Hillingdon Council has launched a new housing repairs process so residents can plan their day around their appointment, without having to wait at home.
CGI image of how the relocated Uxbridge Library might look
12 Dec 2023
Proposals for a new modern library, community facility and 95 affordable homes at the former swimming pool and Falling Lane site in Yiewsley were approved by Hillingdon Council's Planning Committee last week.
Hayes hub opening
07 Dec 2023
Hillingdon Council formally opened a new fully refitted and inclusive family hub in Hayes on Wednesday 6 December, offering a wide range of family services all under one roof.
Christmas tree at the bunker with the 'Elsa' artwork behind
07 Dec 2023
As Christmas approaches if you're looking for activities that offer a break from the grottos and German sausages, Hillingdon Council's Battle of Britain Bunker and Visitor Centre has a sack full of fun activities to entertain families and history enthusiasts alike.
Staff from the Rural Activities Garden Centre with their home-grown Christmas trees
06 Dec 2023
Hillingdon Council's Rural Activities Garden Centre (RAGC) is getting festive this month with gorgeous real Christmas trees, a wide range of wreaths and floral decorations and the perfect gifts for green fingered family members all available at great prices.
Damp and condensation on a window
04 Dec 2023
Hillingdon Council is pioneering a new online system to track and tackle cases of damp and mould in social housing more effectively.
Cllr Jonathan Bianco with members of the council's capital projects team and representatives from Fullers as the restoration site
30 Nov 2023
Works to repair water leaks in the shafts that form part of the air ventilation system at the historic Battle of Britain Bunker are nearing completion.
A couple sitting close hold hands
30 Nov 2023
Hillingdon Council is calling on the government to consider exceptional funding to enable boroughs with higher numbers of asylum seekers to provide sustained support.
Hillingdon wins the Public finance awards 2023
15 Feb 2024
The Grand Prix is the highest industry recognition, with Hillingdon Council's counter fraud team recognised by a panel of distinguished sector leaders for its ingenuity, creative initiatives and success in tackling fraud.
White Ribbon Day
24 Nov 2023
A sponsored walk and candlelight vigil are among the activities Hillingdon Council is hosting as part of White Ribbon Day 2023.
The Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Roy Chamdal and Cllr Eddie Lavery open the newly-refurbished playground in St Peter's Road, Cowley
21 Nov 2023
Two newly refurbished playgrounds have been officially re-opened as part of a borough-wide investment by Hillingdon Council.
Children's services staff celebrating
20 Nov 2023
Hillingdon Council's Children's Services has been judged as one of the best in England, following an 'Outstanding' Ofsted report released on Monday 20 November 2023.
Front of Uxbridge Civic Centre
15 Nov 2023
Cllr Jane Palmer Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care said "We're aware of recent media and ward councillor coverage around the Cabinet decision to repurpose sheltered accommodation at Yiewsley Court in West Drayton as homeless provision, which contains a number of inaccuracies.
Fraud Awareness Week 2023
14 Nov 2023
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to spot the signs of fraud, report them and look out for those who may become victims as part of Fraud Awareness Week 2023 (12 to 18 November).
10 Nov 2023
Hillingdon Council has agreed to set aside an 18-acre plot of land in north Hillingdon to enable Wealdstone Football Club to draw up plans for a new stadium.
Cllr Eddie Lavery and Cllr Jonathan Bianco visit Janet Beasley's upgraded home in Uxbridge
10 Nov 2023
Social housing properties are being transformed to make them more environmentally efficient through Hillingdon Council's decarbonisation programme.
SEND Quality Lead status
15 Feb 2024
Hillingdon Council's Youth Justice Service has been awarded the Youth Justice SEND (special educational needs and disability) Quality Lead status with a Child First Commendation by the Association of Youth Offending Team Managers (AYOTM).
CGI image of how the relocated Uxbridge Library might look
09 Nov 2023
Proposals have been developed for Uxbridge Library to undergo a modernised and climate-friendly transformation and relocate to Hillingdon's Civic Centre in spring 2024.
Tashan Daniel Award nominees 2023 Zara, Cllr Palmer and Arjun
07 Nov 2023
Hillingdon Council's Tashan Daniel Award initiative continues to nurture the ambitions of talented young people in Hillingdon by helping successful recipients to advance their sporting and cultural pursuits.
Hillingdon Community Awards
06 Nov 2023
Do you know someone who goes the extra mile to help others in the community?
Housing Buy-back Scheme
26 Oct 2023
Hillingdon Council is looking to its boost housing stock by buying or leasing private homes that have become long-term vacant. 
Family recycling
17 Oct 2023
Hillingdon Council is marking Recycle Week (16 to 22 October) with the launch of new small electrical recycling points in libraries across the borough in a bid to increase the number of electrical products being recycled instead of being thrown away.
House keys
16 Oct 2023
Two of Hillingdon Council's buildings previously used for sheltered accommodation will be changed to create vital housing for the homeless, subject to planning approval.
Children walking
16 Oct 2023
Pupils across Hillingdon are being encouraged to ditch the car drop-off and complete their journey to and from school by sustainable transport.
Trees for Streets
16 Oct 2023
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to consider sponsoring a tree for their road in time for the winter planting season.
The council's dementia friendly cycling group, members and carers enyoying the new accessible cycles
13 Oct 2023
Hillingdon Council has today (Friday 13 October) opened an accessible cycle hub in Uxbridge which will give people with health, learning and physical conditions the opportunity to use six specially adapted cycles.
External view of Uxbridge Magistrates' Court
11 Oct 2023
A store specialising in imported foods has been fined after breaching hygiene conditions and causing unnecessary suffering to animals, following a rat infestation.
An illegal Blue Razz vape that has an oversized tank
11 Oct 2023
The directors of an Eastcote newsagents have been ordered to pay more than £8,000 after selling a vape to a 15-year-old and for supplying illegal, oversized vapes.
External view of Uxbridge Magistrates' Court
05 Oct 2023
A van driver has been ordered to pay almost £2,000 after being caught misusing a Blue Badge to park in Uxbridge.
Cllrs, staff and children from Harmondsworth Primary stand at the net of a renovated tennis court in Harmondsworth Rec
05 Oct 2023
Hillingdon Council celebrated the opening of Harmondsworth Recreation Ground's newly renovated tennis courts on Friday 29 September.
Man in high vis fixes woman's bike
04 Oct 2023
Hillingdon Council brought its Repair and Reuse Day to Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre in Hayes on Saturday 23 September, helping local people to think about mending and repurposing things they already own instead of spending money on new items.
People playing Boccia
03 Oct 2023
Hillingdon Council celebrated the contribution that older people bring to communities with its annual Older Person's Day event on Tuesday 26 September.
GV of entrance to the Grainges car park
02 Oct 2023
Visitors and residents in Uxbridge are being advised to look out for changes on how you pay for parking in two of Hillingdon Council's town centre car parks.
Northwood Library
29 Sep 2023
Hillingdon Council has made the decision to temporarily close Northwood Library from Saturday 30 September to carry out extensive building surveys.
A film set, crew and actress, who's in a wheel chair
26 Sep 2023
Hillingdon Council has today (Tuesday 26 September) launched a powerful advertising film encouraging residents to consider becoming a foster carer.
The Mayor of Hillingdon with prize-winner Peter Bird and his cucumbers
22 Sep 2023
The horticultural heroes of Hillingdon were celebrating last weekend when the winners of this year's Autumn Show were announced.
General view of a building site
22 Sep 2023
A construction company has been fined £5,000 after Hillingdon Council caught builders doing noisy works outside permitted hours.
The stage, KICA sign and red carpet
22 Sep 2023
The remarkable achievements of care experienced children and young people were recognised at Hillingdon Council's fun-filled and glamorous event on Sunday 17 September.
Cllr Jonathan Bianco next to a RoadMender machine like the one the council will use
22 Sep 2023
Hillingdon Council is set to revolutionise how it repairs potholes and uneven road surfaces across the borough by switching to a more efficient and cost-effective system.
Dead cockroaches in the kitchens of Kho Kho restaurant and bar in Ruislip
18 Sep 2023
The former director of a Ruislip bar has been ordered to pay more than £9,000 after failing to address a cockroach infestation and breaching conditions relating to noise nuisance.
Group of young people
15 Sep 2023
Hillingdon Council's Cabinet last night (14 September) approved the delivery of an exciting, new Youth Offer reflecting the diverse, flexible needs of today's young people.
Uxbridge Family Hub, bright green and purple chairs at little white tables in a big open plan room with doors leading off it.
15 Sep 2023
Hillingdon Council's Cabinet (14 September) approved recommendations to maintain childcare provision in its three early years centres and roll out family hubs boroughwide to provide enhanced support for families within their local communities.
Cllr Eddie Lavery and the Mayor of Hillingdon at the new Hayes Clock
12 Sep 2023
Shoppers in Hayes will soon be greeted by hourly sounds of local people after a unique new sound clock was installed at the entrance to Station Approach this autumn.
Two teenage boys using a guitar and other music equipment in Teen Room at Botwell Green Library
06 Sep 2023
Hillingdon Council's new teen room at Botwell Green Library is proving popular with hundreds of young people in Hayes who have been making good use of the dedicated space after school, throughout exam time and during the summer holidays.
Manor Farm House
01 Sep 2023
Summer may be coming to an end, but Hillingdon Council has an array of events lined up this September to brighten the spirits of residents and visitors of all ages.
Cllrs Bianco and O'Brien at Ruislip Gardens School
31 Aug 2023
Work to deliver additional special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) provision at Hillingdon schools is gathering pace with two redevelopments nearing completion and a major project due to commence.
Nikki holding her sustainable prize having won the April 2023 Zero Waste Challenge
22 Aug 2023
Back by popular demand, and ahead of October's Recycle Week, Hillingdon Council is calling on residents to reduce their household waste, reuse items from around the home and recycle more by taking part in its third Zero Waste Challenge.
A counterfeit Apple iPhone battery seized by the council's Trading Standards team
15 Aug 2023
A Hayes man has been ordered by a court to pay back £40,000 he'd made by selling counterfeit iPhone batteries on eBay.
An EV being charged
09 Aug 2023
Hillingdon Council approved a new electric vehicle infrastructure strategy at its Cabinet meeting on Thursday 27 July, which lays out plans to deliver hundreds of charging points in the borough by 2030 as more drivers switch to electric vehicles.
External GV of Yiewsley Library
04 Aug 2023
Hillingdon Council's Cabinet has given the green light to appropriate vacant brownfield land for planning purposes at the former swimming pool and Falling Lane site in Yiewsley that hasn't been used in more than 10 years so it can be used to build vital affordable homes, a new library and community facility for residents.
PSPO news - image of speaker
15 Feb 2024
Hillingdon Council's Cabinet approved proposals to update its Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) following a consultation with residents in May.
Pay by Phone launch July 2023
15 Feb 2024
Hillingdon Council has launched the PayByPhone, convenient and flexible parking payment system, across the borough.
ULEZ sign
28 Jul 2023
The coalition of councils challenging ULEZ expansion is hugely disappointed that the High Court has today determined that there is no legal impediment to the Mayor's expansion of ULEZ to outer London but accepts its decision.
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