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 one quarter of the borough covered by forest and green.
According to population estimates produced part way through 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 lower than average. Three quarters of homes are owner-occupied.
Redbridge is one of London's greenest Boroughs, with more than 35 parks, playgrounds and open spaces to appreciate. These consist of 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 explore; and Fairlop Waters Country Park, which provides a huge array of activities both on and off the water.|The top rated Valentines Park is located next to the beautiful Valentines Mansion, ornamental gardens, bowling green and outdoor gym amongst other attractions.
The borough is especially well-known for its award winning parks, six of which have attained the prestigious Green Flag Award, and open spaces, great transport links, thriving shopping places and high-performing schools.