Hounslow London Borough Council

All of the seats in Hounslow were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 51 Total councillors 51 Change+2

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 9 Total councillors 9 Change-2
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Hounslow leisure centres to remain closed

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Heston Pool and Fitness
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Hounslow leisure centres remain closed as the council continues to work on coronavirus safety measures at the sites.

It’s not yet known when the borough’s centres such as Heston Pool and Fitness, Osterley Sports and Athletic Centre and Hanworth Air Park Leisure Centre and Library, which are run by Fusion Leisure, will reopen to residents.

Following the government’s announcement that swimming pools, leisure centres and indoor gyms could reopen from 25 July, the council said it was planning a “phased return” and would not reopen from that date.

In an update on Wednesday, Hounslow’s leisure services boss Samia Chaudhary said: “Our priority is protecting residents, staff and volunteers from coronavirus and this means we will only reopen our leisure centres and swimming pools when we are absolutely certain it is safe to do so.

“We know this is frustrating for some but as we’re seeing in parts of the country and across Europe, we cannot be complacent. Coronavirus is still a threat, lives are still at stake and we won’t be taking unnecessary risks."

Fusion is expected to write to all members and give further updates when they are available.

Responding to the government announcement last month, a Fusion spokesperson said: “We have been analysing the safety and financial challenges ahead.

“We know your leisure facilities are really important for your health and well-being and we want them open again as soon as possible, so we hope that you will bear with us during this time. We are working with London Borough of Hounslow to look at the options for a phased return of leisure centre provision.”

Hounslow councillors make video about Covid-19

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Hounslow councillors have made a video in multiple languages to inform their black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The initiative by councillor Hanif Khan, who is also the authority’s transport boss, was prompted by findings that ethnic minorities have been disproportionately hit by the deadly virus.

“What hit me was the first ten doctors that died were from BAME background. For me that really struck a chord – it is happening, why is it happening? And what is our duty of care?” cllr Khan said.

“Our BAME community in Hounslow not only work in NHS and social care but in transport, as bus drivers, taxi drivers, shop keepers, in supermarkets, all of which are necessary services to be provided in the lockdown”.

“To the BAME community, please stay at home, only go out for emergencies, protect yourself and loved ones”.

The Labour member received video messages from 29 colleagues which was put into a four-minute Youtube clip to show solidarity with the communities that are estimated to make up at least 51% of the borough’s population.

Councillors also conveyed the message in several languages including English, Punjabi, Nepalese, Hindi and Urdu.

Seven areas compete to be named London Borough of Culture

Seven London boroughs are to present their bids to be named London Borough of Culture, City Hall have revealed.

Croydon, Greenwich, Hounslow, Lewisham, Haringey, Hammersmith & Fulham, and Sutton are competing to take on the role in 2021 and 2023.

The two winning boroughs will each be awarded £1.35m to deliver a programme events during the year which "places culture at the heart of their communities" and celebrates "the unique character of local people and place".

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said the scheme had been created "to give Londoners a chance to create and enjoy world-class culture on their doorstep".

Waltham Forest was the first winner, being named the London Borough of Culture for 2019, while Brent will take over the mantle next year.

Journalist and Bletchley Park interceptor given honour

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Pat Davies with Cllr Sam Hearn and Mayor Tony Louki
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Pat Davies with Cllr Sam Hearn and Mayor Tony Louki

She intercepted secret German communications and passed them to the code breakers at Bletchley Park during World War Two – the same team who went on to break the Enigma code.

Later, working as a producer at the BBC, Pat Davies was integral to delivering live coverage of the moon landing in 1969 to mystified viewers in the UK.

The autumn after, she arranged a sit down with Neil Armstrong, and listened as he described the powdery quality of moon dust in a Notting Hill Gate hotel room.

Mrs Davies, now 96, has been involved in some of the most iconic and decisive moments of the century.

Now, the Chiswick resident has been conferred with the Freedom of the Borough, the highest honour Hounslow Council can award in recognition of her services to the Nation and the Borough.

Pat was also recently awarded the Legion D’Honneur, the highest French order of merit, by the French Government.

She had a piece of advice for other young women: “If you know what you want to do, then go for it, because you know better than other people.

“I wanted to be a journalist and that, in fact, worked out as the most interesting carrier I could have had.”

New cycleway in Chiswick given green light

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A new cycleway down Chiswick High Road has been unanimously approved by Hounslow Council’s Cabinet.

Now that Cycleway 9 (C9) has been given the green light, it will go to Transport for London (TfL) for detailed design, with work expected to begin within a year.

Council leader Steve Curran said residents and businesses could expect some disruption as the segregated cycle paths were put in but “you can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs”.

He said: “There will be disruption but the council will work with TFL to keep businesses going.

“All the evidence suggests that where you have good quality cycle and walking it will improve the footfall in the high street. The really big thing is it will improve air quality.”

Chiswick is currently one of the most polluted areas in the borough, partly as a result of the proximity to the A4.

Pothole Busters launches in Hounslow

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A team of ‘pothole busters’ hired by Hounslow Council is aiming to destroy the driver’s worst demons in the borough once and for all.

In an echo of the famous Ghostbusters movies, the council’s pothole busting team is encouraging you to call up if you spot a road surface problem so it can get to the scene and blast it with tarmac.

It promises to bring its top-notch road repair equipment to tackle the job and hopefully prevent you from getting ‘slimed’ by driving into a pothole in the process.

The pothole pledge underlines the fact the council says it sees dealing with potholes as one of its key priorities.

The council website guides residents on how to report potholes and you can follow the progress of your case online.

The council says all roads and highways in the borough are routinely inspected for defects, but potholes can quickly deteriorate, so early intervention is crucial.

The red tape surrounding London's old red phoneboxes
London's red phone boxes may be falling out of fashion, but some still regard them as landmarks.

Labour hold Hounslow

Seats are still being declared but Labour have won enough votes so far to retain control of Hounslow.

Two boroughs still to declare results

Ballot papers
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Out of 32 boroughs, two are left to declare which party has been victorious.

They are Hounslow, which was easily won by Labour in 2014, and Tower Hamlets which was under no control.