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A number of phone shop operators in Hayes Town seem to have concluded that the new lockdown that started on 5 November does not apply to them. Reports are coming in of shops in Botwell Lane, Coldharbour Lane and Station Road that are opening every day. The Government’s list of shops to close makes specific mention of electronic goods and mobile phone shops. The situation has been reported to the Council. Those who continue to operate can be fined £1000 rising to £10000 for repeat offenses. It is important to note that a number of phone shops in Hayes have closed.
2) Plea to look our for the vulnerable
The new lockdown will leave many vulnerable people feeling isolated and lonely. Some may not be able to get food but help is at hand. The NHS Volunteer Responder service is open between 8 am and 8 pm and can be contacted on 0808 196 3646. Individuals facing financial difficulties and unable to purchase food can call the Council’s Community Hub on 020 3949 5786 between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.
3)Click and collect service offered by Library
From Monday 9 November Botwell Green Library is offering a reserve and collect service where library members can reserve an item and then collect when notified it is available. Phone 01895 558633.  The Library will be open between 10 am and 2 pm. Residents can also return books and pick up recycling bags and/or hearing aids but will not be able to enter the library. They will also be offering computer access. for essential use by people without access to a computer or the internet at home. Sessions will be for a maximum of 40 minutes and start on the hour from 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm. Face coverings must be worn inside the library unless you are exempt.
That’s Your Local News in conjunction with Hayes Town News


1) Which face covering to buy?
Consumer watchdog ‘Which?’ has done a test on 15 different kinds of fabric face coverings currently on the market. This reveals a wide variation in their efficiency in stopping the spread of the virus. To read more about the study click HERE
2) Free BMX sessions a roaring success
With so many gloomy news stories it is great to report something that was full of fun. Hayes Hawks BMX Club attracted over 50 local children aged between 6 and 13 for their free taster sessions during the school half-term break at the track in Lake Farm Country Park
3) A zebra for Christmas?
Now that Thames Water have finally finished digging up Station Road the Council’s roadworks have re-started. This is the last phase of the Hayes Town Improvement Scheme and Botwell Councillors have been asking for a date for the completion of the long-awaited zebra crossing near to the Hesa Centre. The answer is that it is hoped it will come into use in the week beginning Monday 21 December – but that depends on the weather and other factors. The petition for a crossing was submitted to the Council by the Hayes Town Business Forum in July 2018.
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1 )   Uxbridge lecturer wins award

Uxbridge College Travel & Tourism lecturer Michelle Bradley has won two awards in the London Teacher of the Year Awards 2020.

Michelle won the FE, Further Education College Academic Support Staff of the Year Award, and London FE Member of Staff of the Year Award.

She was recognized for supporting excellent attendance rates, learner engagement, and success rates, as well as building strong employer links, and providing a great learning experience and career opportunities.


2)   Businesses fined for flouting COVID-19 rules

Hillingdon Council has issued fines totaling £5,000 to three bars and restaurants who broke COVID-19 rules.
Enforcement officers carrying out routine inspections this month found three venues breaching the rules set out by the government.
All three were operating outside of the 10 pm curfew, while two were found crowded with no social distancing measures in place.
Residents can report any business breaching COVID-19 rules to businesssocialdistancing@hillingdon.gov.uk


3)   Digital Festival Hounslow

Hounslow are presenting a free digital festival during November.

Over four weeks, 40 sessions will be live-streamed, focusing on a mix of digital, Information Technology, and wellbeing, plus job seeking.

There are online seminars and workshops. Microsoft, Amazon, and Google are involved.

For details go to hounslow.gov.uk/digitalfestival




Santa’s Online Workshop

Christmas is fast approaching. Online shopping is the norm for many. Two Hayes Mothers have taken it a step further.
Emma and Kim have set up a Facebook page called “Santa’s Online Workshop”. It now has over 100 virtual stalls selling all manner of festive presents. Some are homemade, others sourced locally.
Emma and Kim have ensured each stall sells something different. Items include sweets and chocolate, crafts, candles, bath products, books, baby clothes, homemade food, hampers, and many more.
If you have something to sell that is not on the list, you can ask to join.
Over 1,600 people have joined the Facebook page, to browse the online stalls.


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