Community Matters

New show presented by Marc Ciccone and Deano Cline to help you with information for the local residents and wider community at this difficult times we’re facing.

In the coming weeks we will be bringing you local information and inviting local organisation’s to join us on the show as the information changes living with the lock down and ever changing information.

If you are a key worker and would like to be part of the show we would like to hear from you:

Email: or call us on 0208 133 9181

You can join in the conversation via our 91.8 Hayes FM Facebook page and leave your questions or information in the chat section and we can read these out on air on the show.

Please invite your friends and family to join us on this show every Wednesday between 1pm and 3pm,

This is information that we will be discussing on the show and a reference to catch up on if you missed it on the show.

At the top of the page is our mixcloud and you can go directly to our mixcloud at 


Community support hub

We are working with a range of organisations, voluntary groups and individuals to support residents in Hillingdon who are self isolating during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Service for residents who are self isolating

We are working with H4All to provide a service for residents in Hillingdon who are self isolating due to the Coronavirus. 

H4All logo

We can:

  • pick up your shopping
  • post your mail
  • walk your dog
  • provide someone to chat to on the phone
  • arrange prescription delivery
  • collect essential medical equipment

There is no charge for this service.

If you would like to use this service, email or call 020 3949 5786. Or visit their website at

Free online resources for library members

To access our online resorce, you may need to sign up and could need your librrary membership card number and/or PIN.

How to join the Library,

Hillingdon Online Resorces –


Key Workers

The government has released their key worker definition, along with guidance on maintaining educational provision.

If you have any queries, please contact your school office in the first instance. 

If you need support from the council, please email or call  01895 556644.

Hillingdon Council Key Workers Webpage –

Schools information for parents/carers

The government has advised that all parents/carers must keep their children at home, wherever possible.

Use other online learning resources, such as BBC education and our free online resources for library members.

Government guidance documents

If you need support from the council, please email or call  01895 556644.

Hillingdon Council Schools information for Parents/Careers webpage –

Self Isolating

If you’re not sure if you need to self-isolate

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service to find out what to do.

NHS Self Isolating Webpage –

Information for Vulnerable People

Hillingdon Council Webpage –

How long to self-isolate

If you have symptoms

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, you’ll need to self-isolate for 7 days.

After 7 days:

  • if you do not have a high temperature, you do not need to self-isolate
  • if you still have a high temperature, keep self-isolating until your temperature returns to normal

You do not need to self-isolate if you just have a cough after 7 days. A cough can last for several weeks after the infection has gone.

If you live with someone who has symptoms

If you live with someone who has symptoms, you’ll need to self-isolate for 14 days from the day their symptoms started. This is because it can take 14 days for symptoms to appear.

If more than 1 person at home has symptoms, self-isolate for 14 days from the day the first person started having symptoms.

If you get symptoms, self-isolate for 7 days from when your symptoms start, even if it means you’re self-isolating for longer than 14 days.

If you do not get symptoms, you can stop self-isolating after 14 days.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.


NHS Website –

Please be aware of scammers

Residents are also being reminded to be on their guard against scammers and bogus callers, following reports that some unscrupulous individuals and groups are using the coronavirus crisis to target vulnerable people. Please do not let strangers into your home or hand over cash or credit/debit cards or PIN numbers, and dial 999 immediately if you think you have been visited by a bogus caller. 

See further crime prevention advice from the Metropolitan Police.


For further information on Coronavirus from you can use this service.

For official, trustworthy and timely information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp. Simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.



Should you clean your food and packaging?

What precautions should you take at the supermarket?

How safe is home deliveries?

Face Mask

Handling coins when paying for goods

What are the dangers of mis-using antibiotics?

When to seek medical attention?

Is the coronavirus floating in the air?

Can the coronavirus live in the air?

Guest for Wednesday 29th April 2020

Wednesday 29th April 2020 between 1pm and 3pm 

We have the interview with Vicky Lechuga from Hillingdon Women’s Centre.


Community Matters The Corona Virus Show with Marc Ciccone & Deano Cline as we talk with Vilecky Lechuga from this amazing charity Hillingdon Women’s Centre based in Long Lane in Hillingdon that serves West London and the wider areas.
We will be speaking about what services they offer to Women and activities they provide their service users.
We will be discussing how they are overcoming the lockdown of the Corona Virus
If you feel you are facing any issues we are discussing on the show so please get in touch with Hillingdon Women’s Centre by Telephone: 01895 259 578 or
they are open Monday to Friday 9:00 – 17:00
333 Long Lane, Hillingdon
UB10 9JU
You can find them on social media:
Facebook: @hillingdonwomen
Twitter: @hillingdonwomen
Instagram: @hillingdonwomen
This show is broadcast every Wednesday 29th April 2020 between 1pm & 3pm
Community Matters – The Corona Virus Show on 91.8 Hayes FM

Guests For Wednesday 6th May 2020

13:30 – 14:00

Today we will be speaking to Grace Bernard from the Met Police who is is the Outreach Research Lead for the west Area

Grace will be telling us about two newly introduced pathways:

The Police Degree Apprenticeship Programme (PCDA) is a three year work-based programme that combines practical “on the job” training and academic learning. In partnership with Brunel University, University West London, Anglia Ruskin and University East London. Applicants must hold a level 2 qualification in English Language  GCSE grade C or above, or grades 4-9 as well as a qualification equivalent to 64 UCAS points and a level 2 qualification in Maths, however if the applicant does not currently hold a level 2 qualification in Maths we will support them to achieve this alongside their first two years of training with us . Starting salary – £29,943

Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP) is open to applicants that hold a degree (or students within the final year of study for a degree). This two-year programme will provide degree holders (in any degree subject area) with the opportunity to learn as they earn and gain a fully-funded Graduate Diploma in Professional Policing Practice as part of their training. Delivered in partnership with Brunel University, University West London, Anglia Ruskin and University East London. Starting salary £31,020

Guests For Wednesday 20th May 2020

13:10 to 13:30

Today we joined by Dr Maria Ilia who is the lead engagement for North West London’s Health Research Register; her primary role is to raise awareness within our 2.5 million residents across North West London to support health research programs across the region.

Check out the register and join too by clicking this link


New NWL Health Research Register Survey on Covid19

We are excited to be running this survey that aims to find out how coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting the health and wellbeing, social and home life, and employment of people living in North west London. The results feed weekly on to the SAGE government committee to help inform response and support for the population To take part please join over 6000 registrants and voice your experience here

Wednesday 15th July 2020 1.10pm to 1.30pm

13:10 to 13:30

On today show we will be speaking with Professor Adrian Martineau: Chief Investigator and Professor of Respiratory Infection and Immunity at Queen Mary University of London. He is a practising lung doctor who conducts clinical trials of nutritional approaches to reduce risk of respiratory infections. He will lead on the investigation of risk factors for developing coronavirus disease in the COVIDENCE UK cohort.

The COVIDENCE UK Study is run by a group of researchers at Queen Mary University of London, King’s College London, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, The University of Edinburgh, Swansea University and Queen’s University Belfast. Meet the team!

For more information please visit the Covidence UK Website.

Wednesday 15th July 20209 from 2.10pm to 2.30pm

Rachael Hayden 
* mention of miscarriages and stillbirth* 
Rachael’s son Kit was born stillborn on the 13th September 2019 at Hillingdon Hospital, she was 31 weeks pregnant. 
Kit was born on the labour ward surrounded by healthy happy mums and babies, for 3 days she didn’t leave the room in fear of bumping into any new born babies or mums. 
The care they received from Hillingdon’s midwives was outstanding but the facilities were far from ideal. 
Rachael and her husband Alex decided they wanted to make a difference for the baby loss community and raise money to build a new Bereavement suite in the Labour ward. 
They have set up an Instagram page to raise awareness for baby loss and so far they have raised over 14,000. 
To donate and support this amazing cause please visit:
Please visit there Instagram page for more information at

Wednesday 5th August 2020 - HS2 Campaigners - Rail Project

From 1.30pm 

We spoke to

Sarah Green was the Green Party candidate in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner in the UK Parliament elections. Our volunteers have been adding information on Sarah Green – here’s everything we know so far!

Sarah is joining us on todays show to talk about the HS2 Rail Project that is being built through Denham Country Park and this also affects her business too as she runs a Luxury Passenger Boat Service up and down the canal next to the park.

From 2.30pm

Also today we will be speaking to Larch who is a tree Protector at the camp in Denham Country Park, this is a pre-recorded interview live from the camp on Monday 3rd August 2020, Larch will be telling us how and what they protecting and against happening along the route of HS2 and also the works being carried out in the Denham Country Park to remove electricity pylons originally erected in the park using the canal and will be informing us on how HS2 plan to remove the pylons causing destruction.
Twitter – @hs2rebellion

To get involved with the show today please tweet us using #hayesfmmatters or #hayesfm2020 or email us any questions at or text your name and questions to 07451 22 66 64 or call 0208 133 9181 between 1pm and 3pm. you can also chat to us on our Hayes FM Facebook page at  Thank you.

Danielle Barnet - Life Coach & Singer Songwriter (Urban Cookie Collective)
Wednesday 12th August 2020 - 13:15pm

Danielle Barnett Life Coach and Singer Songwriter

Danielle will be joining us on the show on Wednesday 12th August 2020 at 13:15pm to talk to us about her career as a life coach and completing her new written course which is now available to purchase from her website, the links are below.

Danielle for many may have heard her on the radio in clubs and pubs as her song were played as she is also the lead singer of the band Urban Cookie Collective with the hit song “The Key The Secret”.

If you would like to ask Danielle any questions please send your questions to us at

You can visit Danielles website for more information on her life coaching challenge

To get involved with the show today please tweet us using #hayesfmmatters or #hayesfm2020 or email us any questions at or text your name and questions to 07451 22 66 64 or call 0208 133 9181 between 1pm and 3pm. you can also chat to us on our Hayes FM Facebook page at  Thank you.

Aileen From Uxbridge BID - Wednesday 26th August 2020 - 1pm to 3pm

On Wednesdays show (26th August 2020) we were joined on the show via Zoom by Aileen Sarfarlie from Uxbridge BID who are looking after businesses and the community in Uxbridge.

You can catch up with this show in the list of shows below. 

If you missed any of the links and social media information don’t panic, we have placed the information here for you to visit.

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Love Uxbridge Events

Love Uxbridge News

Love Uxbridge Shopping Offers

Uxbridge BID

Love Uxbridge Independents

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Love Uxbridge Social Media

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Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Every bus route in Hammersmith and Fulham that’s getting extra ‘School Service’ buses

To help children social distance during the school run, Transport for London has added 230 extra buses to routes across the capital.

Below are lists of all the routes in the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and surrounding areas that will get more frequent services.

The extra buses are being added during peak time, between 7.30 to 9.30am and 2.30 to 4.30pm on weekdays, from today, September 1.

Many of the extra buses will be designated School Services buses, meaning only children are allowed to board them. These buses will carry prominent ‘School Service’ signs.

Red signs will be placed on non-School Service buses along these routes, and children will be discouraged from boarding them.

All children aged 11 or over will be required to wear a face mask, unless they are exempt for medical reasons.

For More Information please visit

Eat Out to Help Out has come to an end – here’s a list of restaurants extending the discount.

As September begins, the government’s popular Eat Out to Help out scheme comes to an end with more than 64 million meals having been claimed.

The scheme was meant to help the struggling hospitality industry during the coronavirus pandemic and saw diners enjoy a state-funded 50% discount on food and soft drinks on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in August, up to a maximum of £10 per person.

Independent businesses and larger chains were among more than 72,000 establishments to have taken part, and some have said they will continue to offer the price-reduction despite the government ruling out extending the schemebeyond its end date of 31 August.

Here are some of the restaurants that will continue the discount:

Click Here for the complete list for Sky News Website