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London Borough of Hillingdon
Hillingdon
Shown within Greater London
Geography
Status London borough
Area
— Total
Ranked 203rd
115.70 km2 (44.7 sq mi)
ONS code 00AS
Admin HQ Civic Centre,
Uxbridge
Demographics
Population
— Total (2008 est.)
Density
Ranked 49th (of 326)
253,200
2,188 /km2 (5,667 /sq mi)
Ethnicity
White British
White Irish
Other White
White & Black Caribbean
White & Black African
White & Asian
Other Mixed
Indian
Pakistani
Bangladeshi
Other Asian
Black Caribbean
Black African
Other Black
Chinese
Other
(2005 estimates)[1]
67.9%
2.5%
4.8%
0.7%
0.4%
0.9%
0.7%
10.0%
1.8%
0.7%
2.3%
1.5%
3.1%
0.3%
1.1%
1.4%
Politics
Hillingdon London Borough Council
Logo of Hillingdon London Borough Council
Leadership Leader (Cllr Raymond Puddifoot) [1]
Mayor Cllr Shirley Harper-O'Neill
Executive Conservative
MPs Nick Hurd
John McDonnell
John Randall
London Assembly
— Member
Ealing and Hillingdon
Richard Barnes
Coat of Arms
Coat of arms of Hillingdon London Borough Council
Official website LB Hillingdon

The London Borough of Hillingdon (About this sound pronunciation ) is the westernmost borough in Greater London, England. It is home to London Heathrow Airport and Brunel University.

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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 "Uxbridge" in October 1963, later revised to Hillingdon.[2][3]

Economy

Waterside, the headquarters of British Airways in Harmondsworth

British Airways is headquartered in Waterside, Harmondsworth, in Hillingdon.[4] The building officially opened in 1998.[5] Prior to the opening of Waterside, British Airways's head office was the Speedbird House.[6] BAA Limited has its head office in the Compass Centre on the grounds of London Heathrow Airport.[7]

Prior to the opening of British Airways, British Overseas Airways Corporation had its head office in the Speedbird House.[8] Prior to the founding of British Airways, British European Airways had its headquarters in Ruislip in Hillingdon.[9] BEA Helicopters also had its head office in Ruislip.[8] During its existence British Eagle had its head office on the grounds of Heathrow Airport.[10]

Parks and recreation

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.[citation needed]

Harmondsworth Moor, a park owned by the borough, is administered by British Airways on behalf of the borough.[11] After British Airways planned to create a new headquarters in 1992, the airline agreed to restore a former landfill to what is now Harmondsworth Moor.[12]

Education

Government

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United Kingdom government

The UK Border Agency has two immigration removal centres, Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre and Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre in Harmondsworth, Borough of Hillingdon.[13][14]

Districts

It includes the areas:

The borough also includes RAF Northolt and RAF Uxbridge.

Transports

London bus route 81, 90, 105, 111, 114, 140, 195, 203, 207, 222, 282, 285, 331, 350, 395, 398, 423, 427, 482, 490, 607, A10, E6, E7, E9, H11, H13, H26, H98, U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U7, U9, U10, X26, school routes 696, 697, 698, other routes 58, 60, 61, 71, 75, 76, 77, 305, 441, 555, 557, 581, 615, 724, 740, A30, A40, R21, W7 and W9, night route N9 and N207.

The numerous National Rail and London Underground stations in the borough are:

References

  1. ^ Data Management and Analysis Group, Greater London Authority, Demography Update October 2007, (2007)
  2. ^ Minister Names New Boroughs. The Times. October 13, 1963
  3. ^ Chelsea Name Retained: New Decisions on Three Boroughs. The Times. January 3, 1963
  4. ^ "Contact Information." British Airways. Retrieved on 18 May 2009.
  5. ^ "Our locations." British Airways Jobs. Retrieved on 18 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Blue Sky prepares for launch as PAL 737-300s are secured." Flight International. 28 January 1998. Retrieved on 14 December 2009.
  7. ^ "Contact us." BAA Limited. Retrieved on 27 February 2010.
  8. ^ a b "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 28 September 1967. 530.
  9. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 28 September 1967. 529.
  10. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 2 April 1964. 502.
  11. ^ "Harmondsworth Moor." London Borough of Hillingdon. Retrieved on 2 September 2009.
  12. ^ "Contact Information." British Airways. Retrieved on 18 May 2009.
  13. ^ "Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre." UK Border Agency. Retrieved on 13 February 2010.
  14. ^ "Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre." UK Border Agency. Retrieved on 13 February 2010.

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Coordinates: 51°30′N 0°27′W / 51.5°N 0.45°W / 51.5; -0.45


Simple English

London Borough of Hillingdon
[[Image:|200px|Hillingdon]]
Shown within Greater London
Official website LB Hillingdon
Geography
Status London borough
Area
— Total
Ranked 227th
115.70 km²
ONS code 00AS
Admin HQ Civic Centre,
Uxbridge
Demographics
Population
— Total (2005 est.)
Density
Ranked 36th (of 354)
252,400
2,182 / km²
Ethnicity 70.1% White
13.6% South Asian
13.3% African-Caribbean
Politics
Leadership Leader (Cllr Ray Puddifoot) & Cabinet
Mayor Cllr Catherine Dann
Executive Conservative
MPs Nick Hurd
John McDonnell
John Randall
London Assembly
— Member
Ealing and Hillingdon
Richard Barnes

[[File:|thumb|Waterside, the headquarters of British Airways]] The London Borough of Hillingdon is London borough, it is the most west borough of London.

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