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News archive - 2012

As Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night approach, Hillingdon Council is reminding residents of top tips to enjoy the festivities safely:
The professional boxer and Olympic champion Chris Finnegan MBE is to be remembered at the unveiling of a commemorative blue plaque at the place where he learnt his sport in the London Borough of Hillingdon.
Fran Beasley is set to become the new Chief Executive of Hillingdon Council following the recommendation of the borough's Appointments Committee.
Hillingdon Council is reminding its residents to stay safe on the road as the clocks go back at the end of the month.
Revellers planning their Christmas parties in the borough are being reminded by Hillingdon Council to check out the restaurant hygiene ratings before booking in for a party.
Hillingdon Council is the only local authority in the UK to have a successful brown badge parking scheme for residents over 65, which the council is now extending to make it even better.
A building company has been hauled to court and ordered to pay thousands for flouting planning regulations.
Healthy living and staying active are just two of the topics that older residents are invited to find out about at the Age UK 60+ Fair to be held at the Pavilions Shopping Centre, Uxbridge on Tuesday 9 October from 9am to 5pm.
Hillingdon Council has been selected to pilot a single fraud investigation service, which will have the authority to investigate all cases of benefit and tax credit fraud.
Hillingdon has scooped a Silver Gilt in the Large City category at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom National Awards for 2012.
Hillingdon Borough Council celebrated the achievements of children and young people in care at a special awards ceremony.
Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Michael Markham announced the winners of the Hillingdon Volunteer Awards at a prestigious awards ceremony compered by Reverend Reg Craig at Uxbridge College.
Hillingdon Council is calling for parents in the borough to help spread the word on home learning, literacy and childcare opportunities by joining the parent ambassador's network.
Cllr Douglas Mills announced the winners of the People's Choice Awards at the council's 'Street Champions' meeting.
Hillingdon Council has unveiled the winners of the Summer Snaps photography competition at the Hillingdon in Bloom ceremony.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to beat the winter blues, be more active and be in with a chance to win a year's membership to one of its leisure centres.
Residents are being invited to come and enjoy the 2012 Bandstand Marathon with an assortment of fantastic local entertainment, hosted by Hillingdon Council.
Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning is pleased to announce the launch of its course programme for 2012/13.
A building company has been hauled to court and ordered to pay thousands for flouting planning regulations.
Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning is encouraging residents to get into the festive spirit and prepare for the Christmas celebrations by signing up to an arts and crafts workshop.
Hillingdon Council is inviting residents to take part in a live Twitter chat to celebrate #ourday during social media week.
A man has been hit with a hefty fine for ignoring planning laws, following an investigation by Hillingdon Council.
A man from Hayes has been hit with a hefty fine for ignoring planning laws, following an investigation by Hillingdon Council.
A restaurant has had its licence suspended by Hillingdon Council's Licensing Sub-Committee on Friday, 14 September, following requests for a review by Police and residents.
Hillingdon scooped a series of prestigious accolades at the London in Bloom Awards 2012 on Tuesday, 18 September.
Hillingdon Council has unveiled the winners of the borough's annual horticultural competition 'Hillingdon in Bloom'.
Hillingdon council today welcomed a host of enthusiastic parents who were eager to find out more about joining the parent's ambassador's network, to an information day at Yiewsley Cornerstone Children's Centre.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson today unveiled a special dedication plaque at the formal opening of South Ruislip Library and Adult Education centre. He was joined by Leader of Hillingdon Council, Cllr Ray Puddifoot and the Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Michael Markham.
Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Michael Markham, today announced the winners of the Queen's Jubilee Award for Personal Achievement.
Parents with children in their last year of primary school (year 6) are being advised by the council's school admissions team to apply now for a secondary school place for a better chance of getting their preferred choice.
The winner of the People's Choice Award is set to be announced at the council's 'Street Champions' meeting at 6.30pm on 3 October at Ruislip Manor Methodist Church.
Hillingdon Council has unveiled the outstanding winners of the Summer Snaps photography competition.
Hillingdon Council has extended its partnership with Premier League Football Club QPR, to inspire the next generation of budding local footballers to enrol in its exciting1 pound per session training programme.
Olympic fever continues to run high as two of the borough's sporting stars are set to represent Team GB at this summer's Paralympics.
The aroma of new books, flowers and coffee will greet residents as they step through the doors of the newly built South Ruislip Library at the end of this month.
Hillingdon Council is reaching out to parents in the borough who are about to wave off their own children, as they head for university, to think about fostering a child.
Hillingdon Council has been presented with a framed Team GB cycling shirt in recognition of its efforts to get residents on their bikes.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging its older residents to tell them what they would like to see in the borough by coming along to the Older People's Assembly.
As the schools go back after the long summer holiday, Hillingdon, like many other London Boroughs, and parts of the country, will be providing school places for a considerable number of additional children.
A new rowing club has been launched in the borough, to entice people of all ages, ability or aspirations to ignite their passion for the sport.
Hillingdon Council is introducing a small parking fee at one of its leisure facilities to deter others from parking there who do not use the complex.
A state-of-the-art music production facility has launched at the South Ruislip Young People's Centre, in Victoria Road. The resource is available to all young Hillingdon residents and boasts the latest Yamaha music production technology.
Hugh Dunnachie, Chief Executive of the London Borough of Hillingdon has today, 9 May, announced that he will retire later this year.
Hillingdon has shone in the Youth Games League, by successfully finishing 8th in the overall table at the 2012 Balfour Beatty London competition.
The Hayes Carnival is set to return with a bang on Saturday 14 July with a vibrant fusion of performances, activities and entertainment.
Two key community projects championed by hundreds of residents, have been crowned as winners of the People's Choice award, part of Hillingdon Council's Feel PROUD campaign.
Hillingdon Council has seized more than 5,000 counterfeit sunglasses and 3,000 toys breaching safety regulations.
Hillingdon Council is launching a clampdown down on illegal back garden homes and rogue landlords.
Hillingdon Council has scooped two more prestigious Green Flags this year; bringing the current collection to 21 awards, one of the highest of all the London boroughs.
Hillingdon Council has sent an illuminated address to the Queen to congratulate her on her Diamond Jubilee.
Hillingdon Council's youth activity programme FIESTA is back for summer with a raft of courses on offer.
The London Borough of Hillingdon carers' fair and conference have been heralded a success after more than 1,200 people combined attended the events.
A London Borough of Hillingdon consultation has found the majority of parents and carers of disabled children are happy with the services they receive.
Hillingdon Council has taken action to remove unauthorised goods in one of the borough's cemeteries following a breach of notice.
Hayes shopkeepers have soaked up the recent carnival atmosphere, and used it to inspire a vibrant revamp of their shopfronts, to brighten up the town and entice more shoppers to enter their stores.
Almost 40 council properties have been reclaimed following a London Borough of Hillingdon crackdown on people committing housing tenancy fraud.
A sandwich manufacturer has been ordered to pay more than17,000 pounds after failing to maintain food hygiene standards.
The London Borough of Hillingdon's foster carers have been recognised for their tireless support of children at a celebratory event.
Hillingdon Council has joined forces with the Arrhythmia Alliance to install life-saving heart defibrillators in Uxbridge Library, Ruislip Manor Library and the Compass Theatre.
Work is underway to refurbish and revitalise another of the borough's libraries as Hillingdon Council continues its library refurbishment programme.
Hillingdon Council is urging BAA boss Colin Matthews to once and for all abandon support for mixed mode operations at Heathrow.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has welcomed the news that Hillingdon Council has decided to sign up to the Government's Troubled Families programme.
To celebrate National Bookstart Week, Hillingdon Council has hosted a series of story time sessions across its libraries, with the aim of inspiring the next generation with a passion for reading and encouraging them to share books.
A pledge strengthening the links between the local armed forces and civilian communities in Hillingdon was signed marking the start of Armed Forces Week today, 25 June.
BigFest will be returning to the borough to both excite and entertain crowds with a host of spectacular acts on Sunday 2 September.
Hillingdon Council has scored another court victory as it continues its battle against illegal back garden homes and rogue landlords.
A life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge will be visiting Barra Hall Park as part of its tour around the country to celebrate the 2012 celebrations.
Hillingdon Council is offering residents the chance to win a year's membership to one of its leisure centres, by supporting the change4life Hillingdon campaign and signing the pledge.
Hillingdon Council is tackling metal theft in the borough by replacing a number of items that could be sold for scrap with replica ones.
Hundreds of youngsters from schools across the borough celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with Hillingdon Council this week by planting a commemorative wood.
Hillingdon Council is launching its shop improvement scheme to help boost trade in Northwood Hills.
Hillingdon Council's music service is to become an educational hub to encourage more children living in the borough to take up an instrument.
Two special needs schools in the London Borough of Hillingdon are among the first in the country to become a multi-academy.
A group of students from the London Borough of Hillingdon, who reached the finals of a London-wide competition to design adverts promoting sexual well-being, have visited the House of Commons.
As part of the council's programme to provide more school places in Hillingdon, the Cabinet is due to announce extra funding and support for Abbotsfield School at its meeting on Thursday (26 April).
Hillingdon Council has hauled more than a dozen litter louts to court after they were caught dropping cigarette butts in the borough.
Some of the borough's young sports men and women have been presented with tickets for this summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games by Hillingdon Council.
Hillingdon Council is running a series of events to mark Foster Care Fortnight in a bid to encourage more residents to enquire about fostering.
Hillingdon Council is inviting budding gardeners to search for their spade and sharpen their shears ready for this year's Hillingdon in Bloom competition.
Sixteen litter louts have been ordered to pay more than two thousand pounds in fines following a clamp down by Hillingdon Council on littering.
Hillingdon Council has received 66 street party applications for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee taking place in June.
A NEW national hygiene rating scheme for food businesses is being introduced in Hillingdon this week.
Satisfaction rates have risen significantly for Hillingdon children's centres according to the latest residents' survey.
A group of students from the London Borough of Hillingdon have impressed judges with two adverts aimed at promoting sexual well-being among young people.
Hillingdon Council's One Stop Shop, Hayes is moving to Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre, so residents can access more services under the one roof.
Hillingdon Council has been given the green light by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop plans to repair and improve Eastcote House Gardens.
The Family Intervention Programme will be launching two prototype teams from Monday 12 March.
A man has been hit with a four figure fine for flouting planning regulations following a Hillingdon Council investigation
On Thursday 22 March, Hillingdon's Children's Services hosted a visit from 12 social workers and support staff from Stavanger in Norway.
An intensive programme aimed at young people who have come into contact with the police has helped change lives and led to a film documenting their development being made.
The Sainsbury's Sport Relief Mile in Hillingdon is taking place on Sunday 25 March, and the Sports Development team are looking for marshals to help out on the day.
A total of 14 homeless men have been resettled in the community through the London Borough of Hillingdon winter night shelter.
The Children & Families Service are pleased to welcome staff transferring from Action for Children to Hillingdon Council on 1 April 2012.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to take part in a short survey about anti-social behaviour (ASB) and stand a chance of winning shopping vouchers.
Dozens of traders have been revamping their shop windows to entice more shoppers in and boost business as part of Hillingdon Council's town centre improvement scheme.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging residents to take part in a London-wide read of Oliver Twist to celebrate 200 years of Dickens.
A woman has been fined more than 500 pounds for fraudulently using her deceased father's disabled parking badge to evade parking charges, following an investigation by Hillingdon Council.
Three talented Hillingdon Music Service students have been awarded scholarships under a new London Mayor's initiative.
Hillingdon Council is reminding parents to ensure employed childminders are certified on Ofsted's early years register.
The London Borough of Hillingdon is again offering funding to help residents get a foot on the housing ladder through its First Time Buyers' scheme.
An Irish dancer, ukulele player and a rock band were among some of the acts to impress the judges and entertain the crowds at the borough's talent showcase on Sunday (February 26).
A landlord has been found guilty of flouting housing regulations and fined more than 4000pds following an investigation by Hillingdon Council.
There is still time for Charville and Hillingdon East residents to benefit from a free home energy visit which could help reduce utility bills by around 160pounds a year.
A market trader who was caught with a van load of counterfeit goods by Hillingdon Council's Trading Standards Service has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work.
The new young MPs for Hillingdon were warmly welcomed to their new roles this week by the council.
Works are to be undertaken to improve pedestrian safety at a subway in Hayes after Hillingdon Council responded to residents' concerns.
More than 5,000 older and disabled residents are living independently thanks to an alert system installed by Hillingdon Council.
The London Borough of Hillingdon is maintaining the price for blue badges despite national regulations allowing for a rise.
A licensee has had his right to sell alcohol at three stores revoked after he was found stocking almost 200 bottles of bogus wine.
Hillingdon Council's Trading Standards Service has hauled a market trader in front of the courts after finding him with a van load of fake goods.
Hillingdon Council is rolling out its shop improvement scheme to help boost trade in Ruislip Manor after a successful introduction in the south of the borough.
The Environment Agency has confirmed that plans to enhance Ruislip Lido will not increase the risk of flooding in the local area.
Hillingdon's well known talent showcase is back once again, putting hidden talents into the spotlight.
Residents are being invited to take part in a host of events across the borough's libraries to celebrate National Heart Month.
More than 17,000 visitors enjoyed the skating at the bigger and better ice rink in Uxbridge this year, which was put on by Hillingdon Council.
A troublesome council tenant has been evicted after causing repeated misery and disruption to her neighbours.
The council is once again opening a winter night shelter for homeless men during the coldest nights of the year.
Following an investigation by Hillingdon Council, a fraudster who was found guilty of falsely claiming more than 26,000 pounds in benefits has been given a six month curfew order.
Last night Hillingdon Council's planning committee approved two major planning applications which will have a significant positive impact on Hayes in West London and its residents.
A fraudster from Hayes was spared jail after swindling thousands of pounds in benefits, a Hillingdon Council fraud investigation revealed.
Hillingdon Council and its Partner Agencies have announced that they are looking for volunteer lay board members to join the Hillingdon Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).
Hillingdon Council has scored a planning victory after a property owner conceded and demolished his illegal outbuilding.
Following the success of the Explore Hillingdon Inspire Mark project, Hillingdon Council is hosting an inspiring exhibition in the Atrium, Central Library between 23 and 29 November.
Dog owners are being encouraged to bring their pets to two special Micro-Chipping sessions in Hillingdon open spaces.
Hillingdon Adult and Community Learning is encouraging residents to get into the festive spirit and prepare for the Christmas celebrations by signing up to an arts and crafts workshop.
Platterpuss Fancy Dress and Karaoke shop won the Hayes Town Christmas window competition judged on Thursday 20 December.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging carers in the borough to find out what help is available to them during Carers Rights Day (30 November 2012).
Hillingdon Borough Council and WRVS have teamed up to launch a community based dementia support service that will identify people in the early stages of dementia, and provide practical and emotional support to anyone living in the borough who is affected by the illness.
Hillingdon Council has announced that they are looking for board members for Healthwatch Hillingdon, a new body they are setting up which will help residents have their say about health and social care services in the borough.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging its residents to think about adoption during National Adoption Week (5-11 November).
Hillingdon Council has launched a fresh scheme to crack down on estate agent advertising boards, in a bid to clean up the borough's town centres.
Hillingdon Council is encouraging its older residents to find out how Telecare can help them remain independent for longer during National Self Care Week (12-18 November).
Hillingdon Council has been awarded a 'good' with outstanding features rating for its fostering services by Ofsted.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon, Cllr Michael Markham and Mrs Rosemary Markham had the pleasure of hosting this year's Annual Town Twinning Meeting with representatives from our Twin Towns in Mantes-la-Jolie (France) and Schleswig (Germany).
The rink will open to the public on 30 November and be open from 10am to 8pm (last session from 7pm) every day except Christmas Day. The last day for skating will be New Years Day.
Hillingdon Council is now making it easier and quicker for people to report anti-social behaviour (ASB) on its recently revamped website as reducing ASB remains a priority.
Hillingdon Council will be joining forces with Hillingdon Police Service and Hillingdon Neighbourhood Watch to tackle crime in the borough at the next Street Champions Meeting.
Hillingdon Council marked this year's White Ribbon Day by hosting its annual domestic violence conference.
The Leader of Hillingdon Council has been appointed MBE in the New Year honours list.
Hillingdon's double gold medallist.
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