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About Street Champions

Hillingdon Council and its partners are committed to making the borough a cleaner, greener and safer place, but to do this, we need your help.

Street Champions

The Street Champion network of volunteers actively report local issues and make a valuable contribution to the council's aim to create neighbourhoods that we can all Feel PROUD of.

Street Champions act as the 'eyes and ears' of the community. There is no formal commitment in becoming a volunteer, you can do as much or as little as you like.

Why should I become a Street Champion?

There are a number of reasons:

  • you can get things fixed - almost anything the council is responsible for, but primarily aimed at street scene issues (report via online services 24//7)
  • personal satisfaction and community pride - feel satisfaction for seeing something sorted out that you have reported
  • lead by example - rather than saying "why doesn't someone do something about that", you can online services 24//7 yourself
  • help save the council money - the quicker the council is made aware of an issue the sooner it can be fixed; this will often be a cheaper repair, than had it waited until a routine inspection
  • go green - take the chance to get involved in the environmental volunteering opportunities if you wished
  • make Hillingdon a better place for all 

In summary, by becoming a Street Champion you can become the "eyes and ears" for your area and help make a real difference!

Sign up to be a Street Champion!

What does being a Street Champion involve?

There is no obligation to report on a regular basis or attend council meetings. The emphasis is on doing as little or as much as you are able.

We are here to support Street Champions and assist with any problems Street Champions experience when reporting issues to the council. If you need any assistance, you can contact us on either:

We are delighted for residents to register as Street Champions, even if they have little opportunity to report things, as by being on our database this means that we can keep in touch with you and let you know how the scheme is developing and generally enable you to feel that you are in touch with your council.

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Feel PROUD of your neighbourhood

There are many other ways that Street Champions can collectively help to make the area look and feel better.

By keeping a watchful eye

Neighbourhood Watch groups work closely with the police and the local council to make neighbourhoods safer and friendlier by increasing security and reducing the incentive to commit crime.

  • You can find specific local information at Hillingdon Neighbourhood Watch by visiting: www.hillingdonnhw.co.uk or for UK wide information: www.ourwatch.org.uk.
  • If you are interested in setting up a Neighbourhood Watch and would like more information and advice, then please email your details to: all@hillingdonnhw.co.uk.
  • Find out about other volunteering opportunities, such as working with your local safer neighbourhood police team by becoming park of a local ward panel. They meet to discuss local issues around crime and anti-social behaviour. To find out more please visit: www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods.

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Improving local facilities

Each year the council makes £1m available through its Chrysalis programme to help local residents and community groups to improve local facilities. Projects range in scale from £5,000 to £100,000.

Projects have included: Outdoor gym

  • installing outdoor gyms and improvements to sporting amenities used by bowling, cricket or tennis clubs
  • improving security by funding for gating privately owned alleyways
  • upgrading playgrounds and community facilities

We want to help improve facilities important to local communities such as parks, so if there is something you would like us to consider, please fill out a simple suggestion form online.

There is also funding for each ward in the borough to spend on one-off local projects, such as supporting a local youth or community event.

Ward budgets fund schemes ranging between £100 and £10,000.

Please contact your local ward Councillor with your proposal to see if ward budget funding could apply.

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