- London Borough of Redbridge
Infobox London Borough | name = London Borough of Redbridge
short_name = Redbridge
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
url = [http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/ LB Redbridge]
leadership = Cllr
mayor = Cllr [http://moderngov.redbridge.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.asp?UID=60 Mrs Loraine Sladden]
Cllr Alan Weinberg
Iain Duncan Smith
gla_constituency = Havering and Redbridge
Roger EvansThe London Borough of Redbridge (audio|En-uk-LBRedbridge.ogg|pronunciation) is a London boroughin north east London, Englandand forms part of Outer London.
The name comes from a bridge over the
River Rodingwhich 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 stationwas opened in 1947. It was earlier known as "Hocklee's Bridge".Mills, A., "Dictionary of London Place Names", (2001)]
The borough is divided into the following districts:
Notable areas include:
Cathedral City Estate
Garden City Estate
Mayfield Bungalow Estate
Hill Farm Estate
The Great Eastern Mainline from
Liverpool Street stationpasses through the borough east to west with stations at Ilford, Seven Kings and Goodmayes. These are all planned to be on the cross-London Crossrailroute.
London Underground Central Linealso 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 roadfrom Wanstead to Newbury Park. Grange Hill station lies on the boundary between the London Borough of Redbridge and the Epping Forest district.
The borough was formed in 1965 by the
London Government Act 1963as a merger of the former area of:
All of which had been transferred from
Essexto Greater Londonby the Act.
There are two local football teams:
Redbridge F.C.play in the Isthmian LeagueDivision 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.] ]
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:
Redbridge is the Local Education Authority of the district.
Redbridge parks and open spaces
* [http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/ London Borough of Redbridge Council website]
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