London Borough of Redbridge

Infobox London Borough | name = London Borough of Redbridge
short_name = Redbridge
imagename =

status = London borough | area_rank = 291st
area_km2 = 56.41
ons_code = 00BC | adminhq = Ilford | ethnicity = 60.5% White
(53.4% British, 2.3% Irish, 6.8% non-British)
26.0% South Asian
8.6% African-Caribbean
4.0% Mixed Race
url = [http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/ LB Redbridge]
leadership = Cllr Alan Weinberg
mayor = Cllr [http://moderngov.redbridge.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.asp?UID=60 Mrs Loraine Sladden]
leader = Cllr Alan Weinberg
mps = Harry Cohen
Mike Gapes
Lee Scott
Iain Duncan Smith
gla_constituency = Havering and Redbridge
gla_member = Roger Evans
The London Borough of Redbridge (audio|En-uk-LBRedbridge.ogg|pronunciation) is a London borough in north east London, England and forms part of Outer London.

Etymology

The name comes from a bridge over the River Roding which had been demolished in 1921. The bridge was made of red brick, unlike other bridges in the area made of white stone. The name had first been applied to the Redbridge area and Redbridge tube station was opened in 1947. It was earlier known as "Hocklee's Bridge".Mills, A., "Dictionary of London Place Names", (2001)]

Districts

The borough is divided into the following districts:

*Aldborough Hatch
*Aldersbrook
*Barkingside
*Clayhall
*Cranbrook
*Fairlop
*Fullwell Cross
*Gants Hill
*Goodmayes
*Hainault
*Ilford
*Little Heath
*Loxford
*Newbury Park
*Redbridge
*Seven Kings
*Snaresbrook
*South Woodford
*Wanstead
*Woodford
*Woodford Bridge
*Woodford Green

Areas

Notable areas include:

*Cathedral City Estate
*Garden City Estate
*Commonwealth Estate
*Woods Estate
*Firs Estate
*Knighton Estate
*Mayfield Bungalow Estate
*Nightingale Estate
*Wanstead Flats
*Maybank Estate
*Hill Farm Estate
*Orchard Estate

Transport

The Great Eastern Mainline from Liverpool Street station passes through the borough east to west with stations at Ilford, Seven Kings and Goodmayes. These are all planned to be on the cross-London Crossrail route.

The London Underground Central Line also passes through the borough, with stations at Snaresbrook, South Woodford and Woodford on the Epping branch and Wanstead, Redbridge, Gants Hill, Newbury Park, Barkingside, Fairlop and Hainault on the Hainault branch, following the route of the A12 road from Wanstead to Newbury Park. Grange Hill station lies on the boundary between the London Borough of Redbridge and the Epping Forest district.

History

The borough was formed in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963 as a merger of the former area of:

All of which had been transferred from Essex to Greater London by the Act.

port

There are two local football teams: Redbridge F.C. play in the Isthmian League Division One North [ [http://www.redbridgefc.com Redbridge F.C.] ] ; and Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. play in Football League Two. [ [http://www.daggers.co.uk/maindex.cfm Dagenham and Redbridge F.C.] ]

The London Development Agency (LDA) have funded a new permanent road cycle circuit and mountain bike course at the Hog Hill cycle track – near the Hainault Forest Country Park, costing £5m. This replaces the former Eastway cycle facilities sited within the London Olympic Park. The council will be funding the facility up to the completion of the legacy London Velopark. Work is underway to identify an operator of Hog Hill beyond 2012. [ [http://www.e-architect.co.uk/london/london_velodrome.htm "2012 London Olympics – VeloPark"] ("e-Architects") accessed 19 August 2008]

Redbridge London Borough Council

In June 2007 the Council introduced [http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/ Redbridge i] , an innovative new website using personalisation and customisation techniques. In May 2008 Redbridge i was used as the basis for the [http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/conversation/default.aspx Redbridge Conversation] , a public consultation asking everyone who lives or works in the borough to talk about the long-term improvements they want to see, and how the council should pay for them.

Summary of Council results:

Education

Redbridge is the Local Education Authority of the district.

Twinning

* Haute-Normandie, France

ee also

*Redbridge parks and open spaces

References

External links

* [http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/ London Borough of Redbridge Council website]

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