London Borough of Hillingdon

Infobox London Borough | name = London Borough of Hillingdon
short_name = Hillingdon
imagename =

status = London borough | area_rank = 227th
area_km2 = 115.70
area_link = 1 E8 m²
ons_code = 00AS | ethnicity = 69.1% White
13.6% South Asian
14.3% African-Caribbean
url = [http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/ LB Hillingdon]
leadership = Leader (Cllr Ray Puddifoot) & [http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/index.jsp?articleid=9249] Cabinet]
mayor = Cllr Brian Crowe
adminhq = Civic Centre,
Uxbridge
mps = Nick Hurd
John McDonnell
John Randall
gla_constituency = Ealing and Hillingdon
gla_member = Richard Barnes

The London Borough of Hillingdon (audio|En-uk-LBHillingdon.ogg|pronunciation) is the westernmost borough in Greater London, England. It is home to Brunel University and London Heathrow Airport.

History

The borough was formed in 1965 from the Municipal Borough of Uxbridge, Hayes and Harlington Urban District, Ruislip-Northwood Urban District and Yiewsley and West Drayton Urban District of Middlesex.

The councils involved were initially unable to decide upon a name, with Keith Joseph suggesting to provide the name 'Uxbridge' for the borough in October 1963, later revised to Hillingdon. [Minister Names New Boroughs. The Times. October 13, 1963] . [Chelsea Name Retained: New Decisions on Three Boroughs. The Times. January 3, 1963]

Parks and open spaces

The London Borough of Hillingdon is responsible for 239 parks and open spaces within its boundaries. Since much of the area is within the Green Belt, and as it is one of the least densely populated of all the London boroughs, there are large areas of land properly called open space. They range in size from the Colne Valley corridor to the smallest gardens and playing fields.

Districts

It includes the areas:

* Cowley
* Eastcote
* Eastcote Village
* Hatton
* Harlington
* Hayes
* Hayes End
* Hayes Town
* Harefield
* Harmondsworth
* Heathrow
* Hillingdon
* Ickenham
* Longford
* Newyears Green
* North Hillingdon
* Northwood
* Northwood Hills
* Ruislip
* Ruislip Common
* Ruislip Gardens
* Ruislip Manor
* Sipson
* Slough
* South Harefield
* South Ruislip
* Uxbridge
* West Drayton
* Yeading
* Yiewsley

The borough also includes RAF Northolt.

References

External links

* [http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk Hillingdon Council]
* [http://www.havs.org.uk Hillingdon Association of Voluntary Services]
* [http://www.londontown.com/LondonStreets/Boro/Hillingdon Index to all Hillingdon streets]
* [http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/environment/greenspaces/park_map/park_list.php List of parks and open spaces]
* [http://www.uxbridgeparish.org Uxbridge Parish website]


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