IG postcode area

IG postcode area

Infobox UK postcode area|area_code=IG
source=Statistics as at October 2006 [National Statistics, " [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/geography/downloads/NSPDVersionNotes.pdf Postcode Directory Version Notes] ", (2006)] |
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The IG postcode area, also known as the Ilford postcode area [Royal Mail, "Address Management Guide", (2004)] , is a group of 11 postal districts in north east Greater London, which are subdivisions of six post towns.

The main sorting office is in Ilford and the area served includes parts of the London Borough of Redbridge and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. A small part of the London Borough of Waltham Forest is covered by the IG8 postal district. Part of the Epping Forest district of Essex is covered by the IG7, IG9 and IG10 postal districts.


The approximate coverage of the postal districts:

! scope="row" | IG1
-! scope="row" | IG2
Gants Hill, Newbury Park
-! scope="row" | IG3
Seven Kings
-! scope="row" | IG4
-! scope="row" | IG5
-! scope="row" | IG6
-! scope="row" | IG7
Chigwell, Hainault
Epping Forest, Redbridge
-! scope="row" | IG8
Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge
Redbridge, Waltham Forest
-! scope="row" | IG9
Buckhurst Hill
Epping Forest
-! scope="row" | IG10
Epping Forest
-! scope="row" | IG11
Barking & Dagenham

London E19

In April 2005, a local businessman started a campaign to have IG1 postcodes changed to London E19, on the pretext that IG1 is not recognised as a London postcode. He argued that so doing would help local businesses. A Royal Mail spokesman, however, said campaigners in Ilford had "virtually no hope" of changing their postcode. [cite web
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4409163.stm
work = BBC Online
accessdate = 2007-04-07
title = The power of the postcode
date = 2005-04-05
] Ilford had been removed from the London postal district in 1866. [" [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=42766 Little Ilford] ", A History of the County of Essex: Volume 6 (1973), pp. 163-174. Date accessed: 14 December 2007.] This move has the opposite motives to a group in London SE2 who wish to have their postcode changed to adjacent DA7 citing higher insurance for their houses, belongings and cars as reason to change. Royal Mail said they have never changed the first part of a postcode for these reasons. [cite web
url = http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/archive/display.var.334327.0.cracking_the_codes_not_easy.php
date = 2002-03-02
accessdate = 2007-04-07
work = This is Local London
title = Cracking the code’s not easy

Adjacent areas


ee also

*List of postcode areas in the United Kingdom

External links

* [http://internt.nhm.ac.uk/eb/pcarea.dsml?region=london&area=IG Map of districts in IG postcode area]

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