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The construction of Crossrail has been temporarily suspended in response to the government announcing a lockdown.

The project, which began in 2009, is a 73-mile new railway line stretching from Shenfield in Essex to Reading, Berkshire. The Elizabeth line map runs from east to west, with two branches out at each end. On one western branch runs through Heathrow terminals five, four, two and three, joining the other branch at Hayes and Harlington.
The decision to suspend the building of the line is due to the risk workers face catching and/or passing on the deadly illness, Covid-19.
In addition, Sadiq Khan, London’s Mayor has prioritised making the London Underground available for key workers at hospitals and in social services.
Mike Brown, London’s Transport Commissioner, said: “The Government and the Mayor have given clear instructions to stay safe and to stop travelling in all cases other than critical workers making absolutely essential journeys.
SOURCE: https://www.mylondon.news/news/west-london-news/london-coronavirus-crossrail-works-suspended-17971371
POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a car left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries.
It happened in Hayes Road, close to the junction of Wentworth Road, Southall, at 11.30pm on Friday (27). The pedestrian, a 59-year-old man, man was taken to hospital by ambulance. His family have been notified.
Now, officers are appealing for witnesses, businesses with CCTV coverage and those with dashcams.
You should call the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 020 8543 5157 or via 101 quoting ref: 7611/27March20.
SOURCE: https://www.ealingtimes.co.uk/news/18342301.witness-appeal-southall-road-crash/
Hillingdon Council has confirmed that council tax for over-65s will be frozen for a fourteenth consecutive year, following the approval of its budget for 2020/21.
The council’s budget included £35.7 million funding towards its ongoing school building and expansion programme, £10 million to maintain local highways, £2.3 million to carry out town centre improvements across the borough. The approved budget also includes provision for:
£3.3 million for environmental initiatives, such as pollution screens at schools
£5 million funding to purchase Uxbridge Police Station and
£1.7 million to carry out improvement works at the Battle of Britain Bunker
For more details on council tax visit www.hillingdon.gov.uk/counciltax
SOURCE: https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/4012/Council-tax-frozen-for-over-65s-for-fourteenth-year

The Great Indoors

The Scouts are known for their love of the Great Outdoors.

 With everybody being told to stay in they have launched a programme of activities for children called The Great Indoors.

See scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

Stay in, work out

Sport England have launched their StayInWorkOut campaign with a whole range of physical activities that you can do at home.

See sportengland.org/stayinworkout

Hillingdon Easter Waste Collection

There are changes to your waste collection days in the borough of Hillingdon over Easter

Friday 10 April is on Good Friday, and its collection will be on Saturday 11 April

Easter Monday 13 April, its collection will be Tuesday 14 April

For all revised Collection days see


Support for self-isolating

H4All, the consortium of local caring services is working with Hillingdon Council to offer free support for those stuck at home while they are self-isolating.

This includes help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, walking the dog and a chat on the phone

If you would like to use this free service, email coronasupport@h4all.org.uk or call 020 3949 5786.

Please be wary of notes through your door from other sources, unless they are known to you

See their website h4all.org.uk

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