AN annual 'walk of peace' will take place this weekend- with this year's event being poignant than ever before.
The walk on Sunday (25) is held to mark the commitment to a safe and peaceful borough, and involves police, Hillingdon Council, and religious groups.
After a testing month with the London riots, police have alread thanked residents for remaining calm, with only very minor instances of looting taking place in the borough, compared to the full-scale rioting which took place in nearby Ealing.
Inspector Nick Aldworth said: "As an immensely challenging time for our staff comes to a close, we extend our thanks to the whole of the community for their overwhelming support.
“Public expressions of gratitude for a job well done, have been motivating for our staff, all of whom have been working long hours in difficult circumstances.
“In return, we are enormously proud of this community for their complete rejection of violence and criminality during this time and congratulate our partners and voluntary sector workers for the role they have played in keeping Hillingdon safe."
Mayor of Hillingdon Councillor Mary O'Connor, said: "Hillingdon Council recognises the importance of our whole community working together and we welcome events like this walk, which brings together people from different faiths and backgrounds with the common goal of peace."
The walk begins at Uxbridge Police Station in Warwick Place, off Harefield Road, at 1.30pm on Sunday, and continues to Hillingdon Civic Centre and then back to the Mall Pavilions.
Speeches, performances from the RAF band, dance group Futunity and local schools be made, with refreshments available from St Margarets Church in Uxbridge High Street at 3.15pm.