Hounslow London Borough Council

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Hounslow London Borough Council
Coat of arms or logo
Mayor of Hounslow
Cllr Tony Louki, Labour
since 24 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Steve Curran, Labour
since 10 June 2014
Chief executive
Niall Bolger
since 18 September 2018
Seats60 councillors
Houslow Council composition
Political groups
     Labour (51)
Other Parties
     Conservative (9)
Last election
22 May 2014
Next election
3 May 2018
Meeting place
Hounslow Civic Centre - geograph.org.uk - 22531.jpg
Civic Centre, Hounslow

Hounslow London Borough Council is the local authority for the London Borough of Hounslow in Greater London, England. It is a London borough council, one of 32 in the United Kingdom capital of London.


A map showing the wards of Hounslow since 2002

It was envisaged through the London Government Act 1963 that Hounslow as a London local authority would share power with the Greater London Council. The split of powers and functions meant that the Greater London Council was responsible for "wide area" services such as fire, ambulance, flood prevention, and refuse disposal; with the local authorities responsible for "personal" services such as social care, libraries, cemeteries and refuse collection. As an outer London borough council it has been an education authority since 1965. This arrangement lasted until 1986 when Hounslow London Borough Council gained responsibility for some services that had been provided by the Greater London Council, such as waste disposal. Since 2000 the Greater London Authority has taken some responsibility for highways and planning control from the council, but within the English local government system the council remains a "most purpose" authority in terms of the available range of powers and functions.

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