About Hounslow

The borough of Hounslow occupies 23 square miles in the west of London, stretching from Heathrow Airport in the west to Chiswick in the east. Home to over 250,000 people, which is projected to grow to 285,000 by 2024.


It’s a location where the diversity and dynamism of urban living sits alongside miles of river, canals, nature reserves and open spaces. With eight London Underground stations in the borough we have excellent transport links both into and out of London. The A4 and M4 both run through the borough, and our close proximity to Heathrow means we are also connected internationally.

The Council has set itself a number of key outcomes to deliver on behalf of the community. We want Hounslow to be a place where:

  • Residents are at the heart of what the council does;
  • People live in good homes and pleasant neighbourhoods;
  • People feel proud to live and work;
  • Businesses flourish and local people enjoy good quality local jobs;
  • Children reach their potential;
  • People are safe;
  • Residents are healthy, active and socially connected;
  • Residents receive the right help and support.

The current political structure of the council is as follows:

  • Labour: 50 seats
  • Conservative: 9 seats
  • Independent: 1 seat

Our 60 councillors represent twenty wards in total. And our Cabinet is made up of ten councillors.

The council is split into three main department:

  • Chief Executive’s Department (where this role sits)
  • Children, Housing and Adults Service
  • Finance & Corporate Services 

And the council’s corporate management team is made up of the following individuals:

  • Chief Executive 
  • Assistant Chief Executive
  • Executive Director of Children’s and Adults’ Services
  • Executive Director of Environment, Culture and Customer Services
  • Executive Director of Finance & Resources 
  • Executive Director of Housing, Planning & Communities
  • Director of Commissioning

Download our corporate plan.

The People Plan sets out how the council will lead and support its workforce to achieve its vision and outlines six overarching objectives:

  1. To attract and retain the best people
  2. To develop and grow our own talent
  3. To lead with passion and ambition
  4. To engage our workforce
  5. To deliver a new Human Resources and Organisational Development model
  6. To improve our HR systems 

This 4-year plan will be supported by the council’s Organisational Development Strategy and is also aligned to the Corporate Apprenticeship Strategy.

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