Hillingdon Conservatives - Putting Residents First
Council Tax Frozen
Despite continuing reductions in government funding and a population rising at both ends of the age spectrum putting more pressure on our services, Conservative controlled Hillingdon Council has once again delivered a council tax freeze for all residents for 2017/18 and up to, and including 2018/19 for the over 65s.
A Free and Easy to use Refuse Service
Conservative controlled Hillingdon Council maintain a weekly refuse and recycling collection service, and in recent years we have also made improvements to this service with the introduction of food waste and textile recycling collections. These additions have been well received by residents across Hillingdon, and at no extra cost.
In comparison, neighbouring Labour controlled Ealing Council recently forced through fortnightly collections on their residents and now charge £70 a year for collection of their garden waste.
A School Place for Every Child
In response to the high demand for school places, we have invested a record £350 Million as part of our Primary and Secondary school expansion programme (the largest in London) to ensure every child in Hillingdon has a school place close to where they live.
Investing in our Leisure Facilities
Hillingdon now has some of the best leisure facilities in London and in these times of financial cutbacks is the only local authority in the country to have rebuilt or refurbished all of its libraries. This has come at a time when other Councils have shut or reduced these vital community buildings.
High Quality Parks and Open Spaces
Hillingdon has more Green flags than any other local authority in the UK. Green Flag awards are given to parks and green spaces that meet high standards and their status must be renewed each year. They are judged by a group of environmental charities, including Keep Britain Tidy.
In addition to this, we have also refurbished local playgrounds for young children and their families, and installed new Outdoor Gyms across the Borough to allow residents the opportunity to exercise and improve their health.
Investing in Roads and Footpaths
Across Hillingdon there is a high level of vehicle dependency and to assist residents we have spent a record amount of £8 Million in resurfacing a large number of roads and footpaths across the Borough.
Supporting our Senior Residents
Hillingdon Council has a proud record of providing additional services and facilities to residents over the age of 65. These include free burglar alarms, access to telecare services, free swimming, free allotments and parking assistance through the brown badge scheme.