The London Borough of Redbridge is a London borough in North-East London, England. The borough was created 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 generally known as the 'leafy suburb' with 1 quarter of the borough covered by forest and green.
According to population estimates made in the middle of 2014, the borough has a permanent population of around 293055 people.|Redbridge has the third highest proportion of children along with a higher-than-average proportion of older adults while the proportion of working age adults is slightly less than average. 3 quarters of residences are owner-occupied.
Redbridge is one of London's greenest Boroughs, with more than 35 parks, playgrounds and open spaces to enjoy. 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 selection of flora and fauna and woodland areas to discover; and Fairlop Waters Country Park, which provides an enormous selection of activities both on and off the water.|The top rated Valentines Park can be found next to the stunning Valentines Mansion, ornamental gardens, bowling green and outside gym among other attractions.
The borough is particularly well-known for its award winning parks, six of which have attained the distinguished Green Flag Award, and open spaces, fantastic transport links, thriving shopping places and high-performing schools.