Man dies after being hit by train in Ruilslip
THE MP for Hayes and Harlington has said he is ‘extremely saddened’ by the news that Hillingdon Council are likely to close two children’s centres in the borough.
On Tuesday getwestlondon reported that the council might be forced to close centres in Northwood and in Hayes because the landlords had declined to sign new leases.
MP John McDonnell has said the council is ‘undermining these important services.’
The two centres are expected to be closed in April 2017 and the authority is holding a public consultation, launched on Wednesday December 14 on how to provide a service for people in the affected areas.
Labour MP Mr McDonnell said: “For several years I was the chair of Hillingdon’s Early Years Partnership which, with funding from the last Labour Government developed and supported a network of children and Sure Start centres across the borough.
“I am extremely saddened to see the council closing centres and undermining these important services needed by local children and families.”
The plans will reduce the number of children’s centres in the borough from 18 to 16 as the facilities at Uxbridge College in Coldharbour Lane, Hayes and Hillside Primary School in Northwood will shut.
Hillingdon Council says landlords at the two sites have declined to agree leases but that the authority is looking for TRAGEDY struck again in Ruislip on Friday night (December 16) when a man died after being hit by a train at Ruislip Manor station.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 10pm to reports a person had been hit by a train.
The man was rushed to hospital for treatment, but sadly died on Saturday morning (December 17).
British Transport Police (BTP) say the death is not being treated as suspicious.
A statement from BTP said: “We were called to Ruislip Manor London Undeground station at 10pm on Friday following reports of a person struck by a train. Officers attended the scene and a man was taken to hospital for treatment, where he sadly died this morning.
“The incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Children’s centres at Hillside Pr Primary School and at the Uxbridge College campus in Hayes ar are likely to shut in April Photo: Google Maps