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Welcome to the latest edition of Hayes Town News. This week we highlight the continuing traffic problems in Hayes Town plus two free careers events for local people. There are also some interesting events coming up on Arts Workshops and the Festival of Archaeology.

David Brough


Hayes Town Partnership

No end in sight for Hayes Town traffic jams

A Hayes Town News reader is waging what must feel like a one-woman campaign to get Hillingdon Council to do more to relieve the traffic congestion in and around Hayes Town. The cause is mains replacement work in Dawley Road that is diverting traffic through Station Road and causing queues right down to the junction with North Hyde Road (pictured) and well beyond. Congestion is especially bad in the evening when cars have been stationary at the junction for up to 15 minutes.

She has gained the support of local Councillor Janet Gardner who has been told by the Council that they are doing everything possible to try and minimise the disruption. A report is promised this week from the Network Operations Manager. Please send me an email if you have been affected.

Major Careers Fair planned by Adult Learning - 23/24 June

Hillingdon Council's Adult & Community Learning Team have organised a programme of online workshops on Thursday 23 June between 6pm and 9pm for residents to learn about an amazing range of careers. These include jobs in childcare, schools, foster care, community interpreting, IT and the NHS. 

On Friday 24 June between 10am and 2 30pm there will be an opportunity to meet employers at the Brookfield Adult Learning Centre in Uxbridge. In addition, the National Careers Service will be offering individual advice by contacting 01895 556455. To find out about the whole programme click on this link.

Uxbridge College also offering careers advice - 29 June

One local careers event is good news but to have two in two weeks is extra special. Uxbridge College will be holding an online advice evening on Wednesday 29 June between 6pm and 9pm. The aim is to raise awareness of Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Higher Technical Qualification courses available at Harrow College/Uxbridge College. It is aimed at school leavers, parent/carers, job-seekers and people looking for low-cost higher education. Click here to find out more and to sign up for a place

This is Small Charity Week - 20 to 24 June

Many charities are facing real challenges as a result of rising costs and rising demands. Small Charity Week is an annual event to highlight the good work that this done and to provide support in meeting these challenges. It will run from Monday 20 June to Friday 24th and will include online webinars on particular topics plus the 'Big Advice Day' which will give individual charities access to expert advisors. Click here to find out more

Learn how to do patchwork, badge-making and more

Between Tuesday 19 July and Friday 12 August there will be a series of Arts Workshops at Botwell Green Library to learn the skills of patchwork (pictured), collage, banner-making, badge-making and block printing. Some of the courses are for adults and some for children. Use this link to see the whole list and to book a place send an email

Hayes in Middlesex versus Hayes in Kent

Have you ever been caught out by the fact that London has two places called Hayes? Searching for Hayes on the internet can sometimes throw up unexpected results and mail without a postcode can be misdirected if it does not include the name of the county. The one we know and love is in what used to be called Middlesex and the other one is in Kent. A recent feature in MyLondonNews showed that they are very different places with very different histories and prospects. The picture shows that the one in Kent has its own Hayes Station but it is nothing like as good as ours.. 

DASH seeking new volunteers.

The Disablement Association Hillingdon, better known as DASH, is looking for some new volunteers with specialist skills in arts and crafts, music and sport. There are also some admin roles to be filled. To find out more about DASH click on this link.

If you think that you can help or you would like to talk about what is involved please call Laura on 07497 892322 or send her an email.

Cranford Park in Festival of Archaeology - 16 to 22 July

The Council's Museum and Archives Service is really making an impact in meeting its mission of celebrating local history and heritage. In July it will be taking part in the Festival of Archaeology and Cranford Park will feature prominently.

There will be open days at key Borough locations and even a free minibus tour. Some of the events are open to all but others have to be booked in advance. So take a look at what is on offer and reserve a place or make a note of the dates 

Roof works mystery solved

A Hayes Town News reader who lives in High Point Village has been trying to find out what is going on under the covers over the flat above the shop at 107 Station Road, The Council could find no record of a current planning application but as a result of his detective work he discovered that planning permission was given back in June 2017 to put another storey on the block. The decision was taken by a Planning Inspector who overturned the Council's refusal of the application. The only problem is that he said that works should begin within 3 years of his decision and they started only a few weeks ago. The Planning Department is now working out what to do next.

Hillingdon Community Voice newsletter published.

The H4All monthly newsletter has just been published and it has lots of useful information including an online workshop about compulsive eating disorders on Tuesday 28 June at 11am. Click here to join the meeting.

There is also a report on the health workshops being offered by MyHealth Hillingdon on a number of vital health issues including the menopause and diabetes prevention. This is the link to sign up.

Guaranteed job interviews offered

Apprenticeship & Skills at Harrow College Uxbridge College (HCUC) have a great range of free training courses that come with a guaranteed interview with local employers. Jobs include Learning Disabilities Support Worker and Mental Health Support Workers plus lots of shop assistant roles at Heathrow Airport.  Click on this link to see the latest information.

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