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 called the 'leafy suburb' with a quarter of the borough covered by forest and green.
In line with population estimates produced part way through 2014, the borough features a permanent population of around 293055 people.|Redbridge has the third highest proportion of children and a higher-than-average proportion of older adults whilst the proportion of working age adults is slightly below average. 3 quarters of houses are owner-occupied.
Redbridge is 1 of London's greenest Boroughs, with greater 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 range of flora and fauna and woodland areas to discover; and Fairlop Waters Country Park, which presents a huge range of activities both on and off the water.|The top rated Valentines Park is positioned next to the beautiful Valentines Mansion, ornamental gardens, bowling green and outdoor gym among 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, superb transport links, thriving shopping places and high-performing schools.