Man dies after be­ing hit by train in Ruil­slip

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­

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

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