The London Borough of Redbridge is a London borough in North-East London, England. The borough was formed in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963 as a merger of the former area of Ilford, Dagenham, Wanstead and Woodford and Chigwell Urban District. Its administrative headquarters are at Redbridge Town Hall in Ilford. The local authority is Redbridge London Borough Council. Redbridge is a borough that covers a total of 21.78 square miles. The borough is referred to as the 'leafy suburb' with 1 quarter of the borough covered by forest and green.
In accordance with population estimates created in the middle of 2014, the borough has a permanent population of about 293055 people.|Redbridge has the third highest proportion of children in addition to a higher-than-average proportion of older adults whilst the proportion of working age adults is slightly below average. 3 quarters of residences are owner-occupied.
Redbridge is 1 of London's greenest Boroughs, with over 35 parks, playgrounds and open spaces to appreciate. These include Hainault Forest Country Park, featuring 300 acres of countryside including adventure play areas, cafe and a petting zoo; Roding Valley Park, a wildlife sanctuary with a wide array of flora and fauna and woodland areas to discover; and Fairlop Waters Country Park, which offers an enormous range of activities both on and off the water.|The award-winning Valentines Park can be found next to the stunning Valentines Mansion, ornamental gardens, bowling green and outside gym amongst other attractions.
The borough is specifically well-known for its award winning parks, six of which have attained the distinguished Green Flag Award, and open spaces, exceptional transport links, thriving shopping areas and high-performing schools.