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An archive of news releases produced by Hillingdon Council during 2018.

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News release - 20/12/18: A man who admitted giving forged bank statements to Hillingdon Council as part of a Right To Buy application was sentenced at Isleworth Crown Court on Friday 7 December.
News release: 3/12/19 - As the colder weather approaches Hillingdon Council is supporting the borough's most vulnerable residents again this year, with the return of its Winter Night Shelter.
News release: 16/11/18 - Spectacular Christmas lights will once again bring festive cheer to town and village centres across Hillingdon.
News release: 16/11/18 - The annual Safe Drive Stay Alive road safety campaign is returning to Hillingdon next week, featuring hard-hitting real life experiences about the perils of dangerous driving.
News release: 9/11/18 - Hillingdon Council has invested £24 million in an innovative new extra-care housing development.
News release: 2/11/18 - The contribution of the Polish Air Force during the Second World War was commemorated at an event on Friday 2 November, as Hillingdon Council launched a heritage trail honouring the Polish Air Force Fighter Squadrons that were based at RAF Northolt. It was here that the most successful Fighter Command unit in the Battle of Britain, No.303 (Kościuszko) Squadron was formed in August 1940.
News release: 29/10/18 - Music, dancing and crafts from around the world were celebrated at this year's Culture Bite.
News release: 29/10/18 - The council will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War in 1918 with special events of remembrance throughout Hillingdon.
News release: 22/10/18 - Hillingdon's recycling strategy ensures that residents' waste plastic is given a new lease of life, with collected materials being turned into a variety of household goods, from plastic bottles to garden chairs.
News release: 22/10/18 - Hillingdon Council and waste management company Powerday have today (22 October) expressed their disappointment at a move by Network Rail that threatens to block plans for a new civic amenity site in West Drayton.
News release: 9/10/18 - On-the-spot fines for littering, graffiti, fly-posting and handing out leaflets in the street without permission have been raised from £80 to £100 in Hillingdon, following a decision by the council's cabinet at their meeting on Thursday 27 September.
News release: 27/9/18 - Hillingdon scooped a series of prestigious accolades at this year's London in Bloom awards - further establishing its reputation as the capital's greenest borough.
News release: 4/9/18 - Hillingdon Council is celebrating the borough's history in September, with a packed schedule of special events, including Tudor camps, family activities, Battle of Britain adventures and a celebration of architecture offering unique access to local historic sites.
News release: 22/10/18 - Hillingdon Council is supporting the borough's most vulnerable residents this winter, with the return of its Winter Night Shelter.
News release: 3/9/18 - A woman who disregarded planning rules when extending her house has been ordered to pay nearly £10,000, following a prosecution by Hillingdon Council's Planning Enforcement team.
News release: 28/8/18 - Today (Tuesday 28 August) the Local Government Boundary Commission for England recommended a reduction in Hillingdon councillors by 12, from 65 to 53, and launched a public consultation on its proposals.
News release: 28/8/18 - Hillingdon Council is hosting a six-week programme of unique events to celebrate art, literature and culture across the borough from Friday 14 September to Sunday 28 October.
News release: 17/8/18 - A woman who earned tens of thousands of pounds after converting an Uxbridge house into rental flats without planning permission has been ordered to pay more than £135,000, following a joint prosecution by Hillingdon Council's Trading Standards and Planning Enforcement teams.
News release: 16/8/18 - Hillingdon Council has become one of the first local authorities in London to launch an early payment scheme aimed at supporting local businesses and making savings.
News release: 15/8/18 - Hillingdon Council is inviting young residents to its Skate Jam events on Thursday 30 August at Fassnidge Park, Uxbridge, and Friday 31 August at Field End Recreation, South Ruislip, to celebrate the opening of two new skate parks in the borough.
News release: 6/8/18 - Lawyers acting for a consortium of local authorities and others have today issued judicial review proceedings in the High Court against the Secretary of State for Transport, on the basis that he has unlawfully designated the Airports National Policy Statement [NPS] under the Planning Act 2008.
News release: 25/7/18 - The landlord of a west London pub has been hit with a hefty fine after complaints about late-night music disturbing local residents.
News release: 19/7/18 - Hillingdon Council is offering a grant to young residents to cover the cost of tuition fees for the first year of university. The new scheme will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, as a tribute to the young people who gave their lives in conflict.
News release: 19/7/18 - A group of local authorities has formally notified the Secretary of State for Transport that it intends to seek judicial review of the Government's decision to give policy support in the Airports National Policy Statement ("NPS") for a third Heathrow runway.
News release: 19/7/18 - Hillingdon Council has successfully prosecuted a Hayes man for fly-tipping on Mellow Lane East, Hayes on Monday 16 July at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court.
News release: 17/7/18 - Hillingdon Council is encouraging adults and children in the borough to enter its blooming marvellous annual fruit and vegetable competition.
News release: 16/7/18 - Hillingdon Council has been awarded more Green Flags than any other local authority, with the highest number of top-quality parks and green spaces in the United Kingdom for the sixth successive year.
News release: 10/7/18 - A community group of adults with learning disabilities from Hillingdon have won a Gold Medal at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
News release: 10/7/18 - Budding artists of all ages are being encouraged to come along to a series of free park-based creative art sessions throughout the summer.
News release: 10/7/18 - Children aged four to 11 are being encouraged to become ultimate mischief makers this summer, when the Summer Reading Challenge returns to Hillingdon.
News release: 2/7/18 - The Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor John Morgan, launched his Charity Appeal for 2018/19 at an event at the Civic Centre, Uxbridge, on Thursday 28 June.
News release: 25/6/18 - Councils opposed to Heathrow expansion say that if MPs tonight (Monday) vote in favour of a third runway, they will seek a judicial review.
News release: 22/6/18 - Londoners and people living to the west of the airport could be forced to suffer noise from up to 38 arrivals at Heathrow before 5am if a third runway goes ahead, according to previously unpublished Department for Transport figures.
News release: 21/6/18 - The cross-party campaign fighting airport expansion at Heathrow has welcomed an announcement by the Mayor of London that he will join a legal challenge to the Government's plans if MPs "vote Heathrow" in the House of Commons on Monday night.
News release: 14/6/18 - Hillingdon Council's Waste Services has partnered up with Dogs Trust by transporting 800 recycled duvets to give animals a comfier living space at its rehoming centre in Harefield.
News release: 8/6/18 - Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has failed to incorporate 22 of the 25 changes put forward by the Transport Select Committee (TSC) in his updated national planning statement (NPS) - despite telling parliament this week (5 June) that he had 'acted upon' 24 of the recommendations.
News release: 7/6/18 - Hillingdon Council will be hosting its annual Carers' Fair in partnership with Hillingdon Carers and the Pavilions shopping centre, to encourage carers to come forward for advice and support.
News release: 5/6/18 - Transport secretary Chris Grayling is pressing ahead with support for a third Heathrow runway without providing full details of the real impact of increased noise or of worsening air quality on people's lives say council leaders.
News release: 5/6/18 - Hillingdon in Bloom is a free gardening competition open to all residents, schools and businesses in the borough, and Hillingdon Council is encouraging people to enter before Saturday 30 June.
News release: 5/6/18 - Hillingdon Council's annual Arts in Action festival will return to venues across Hillingdon from Wednesday 20 June to Sunday 15 July, offering events and activities for all residents to enjoy.
News release: 5/6/18 - A special Discover Aeroplanes event will be held at the Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge to mark Father's Day on Sunday 17 June, from 10am to 4.30pm.
News release: 31/5/18 - Hillingdon Council's children's services has been rated 'good' by Ofsted, with particular praise given to the council's leaders for their investment in and impact on social work with children and families.
News release: 30/5/18 - Hillingdon Council will be holding its annual summer activity programme from Monday 23 July to Friday 31 August, with something for everyone aged 7 to 19 (up to 25 with special needs).
News release: 25/5/18 - Hillingdon Council and its partners have implemented various plastic recycling schemes to minimise the use of plastic across the borough and the council has now taken a major step towards encouraging residents to become more environmentally friendly, by installing state-of-the-art recycling bins solely for the disposal of takeaway coffee cups.
News release: 21/5/18 - Hillingdon Council has won a prestigious industry award for its new £6 million exhibition and visitor centre at the Battle of Britain Bunker in Uxbridge, west London, which opened in March this year.
New release: 17/5/18 - Hillingdon Council and Alzheimer's Society are encouraging residents to take action and unite against dementia this Dementia Action Week (21-27 May).
News release: 16/5/18 - The many rewards and benefits of giving a child a much-needed loving home are being highlighted by Hillingdon Council and its foster carers this Foster Care Fortnight (14-27 May).
News release: 11/5/18 -Councillor John Morgan was elected the new Mayor of Hillingdon on Thursday 10 May at Hillingdon Council's Annual General Meeting meeting, with Councillor David Yarrow as his Deputy.
News release: 9/5/18 - Residents near Heathrow Airport will soon be affected by Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) ground investigations as they drill around 1,000 boreholes across sites identified for Heathrow Expansion, in Harmondsworth and Sipson.
News release: 4/5/18 - The Ambassador of Poland, Arkady Rzegocki, and Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip joined council leader, Cllr Ray Puddifoot MBE on a visit to Uxbridge Library on Friday 4 May to celebrate 100 years since Poland regained independence.
News release: 25/4/18 - Come and celebrate Poland and the Polish community at Uxbridge Library, which is hosting a dedicated Polish festival on the centenary of Poland regaining independence, opening with a special exhibition on Friday 27 April.
News release: 18/4/18 - Hillingdon Council has ensured that every child has been offered a primary school place for September 2018, and Hillingdon has topped the list in west London for families receiving an offer at their first preference primary school.
News release: 23/3/18 - Tough new conditions on noise, air pollution and road traffic will, if properly applied, make it impossible to build a third Heathrow runway, say local councils opposed to expansion.
News release: 23/3/18 - Hillingdon Council officially launched its annual Hillingdon in Bloom competition on Tuesday 20 March at the Rural Activities Garden Centre, Hillingdon.
News release: 23/3/18 - The Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Carol Melvin, officially unveiled the newly refurbished West Drayton Bridge on Thursday 22 March.
News release: 19/3/18 - Update on new waste and recycling centre in West Drayton.
New release: 19/3/18 - Hillingdon Council unveiled a brand new Battle of Britain Exhibition and Visitor Centre, Uxbridge, at a civic ceremony on Friday 16 March ahead of the public opening on 30 March 2018.
News release: 15/3/18 - Local authority leaders opposed to Heathrow Airport expansion comment on joint report published today.
News release: 13/3/18 -Cranford Park has been given support by the National Lottery.
News release: 12/3/18 - Council leaders have called on the Transport Secretary to say how many years of extra noise he expects local communities to suffer if a third Heathrow runway is built.
News release: 5/3/18 - Hillingdon Council has once again ensured that every child in the borough has a secondary school place, according to school admissions results issued on Thursday 1 March.
News release: 5/3/18 - Hillingdon Council has approved plans to increase the number of secondary school places at Vyners School, Ickenham and Ruislip High School.
News release: 2/2/18 - Hillingdon Council has invested £9.7 million to rebuild and expand Oak Wood School, formerly Abbotsfield School, which will provide 1,350 secondary school places in the borough.
News release: 2/2/18 - Councils say the only way to respond to Heathrow's latest attempt to persuade people that a third runway is inevitable is to state that the airport is offering bogus choices on noise which confirm that the airport is simply in the wrong place.
News release: 1/2/18 - Hillingdon Council is reassuring residents who have raised concerns regarding road safety, following a tragic incident on Shepiston Lane, Hayes on Friday 26 January.
News release: 18/1/18 - Hillingdon Council is investing £153 million into primary schools to create more places for local children, and expansion works are underway at Warrender Primary School and Hillside Infant and Junior Schools.
News release: 16/1/18 - Government assurances that night flights could be banned with a third runway have been undermined by a new report from a major airline group making the case for additional flights in the early morning period.
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