Redbridge Council

Call 020 8554 5000

The Redbridge London Borough Council is the council for the Redbridge area of Greater London, one of 32 that make up the capital.  It was formed in 1963 from parts of four different councils – Ilford Borough Council and Wanstead and Woodford Borough Council, Chigwell Urban District Council and Dagenham Borough Council.

The London borough council is responsible for a range of services for people living in the area.  These include operating schools and government-approved childcare services as well as providing council housing for people.  It also runs leisure services such as sports and arts facilities and the local libraries.

There are 22 wards in the council area:

  1. Aldborough
  2. Barkingside
  3. Bridge
  4. Chadwell
  5. Churchfields
  6. Clayhall
  7. Clementswood
  8. Cranbrook
  9. Fairlop
  10. Fullwell
  11. Goodmayes
  12. Hainault
  13. Ilford Town
  14. Loxford
  15. Mayfield
  16. Monkhams
  17. Newbury
  18. Seven Kings
  19. South Woodford
  20. Valentines
  21. Wanstead Park
  22. Wanstead Village

Contacting the council

There are two main ways to reach out to the council about problems, queries or for advice.  One is via the website https://www.redbridge.gov.uk which contains lots of information.  Plus you can set up an online account and use this to pay for services and apply for different things.  It is available 24 hours a day.

The main customer care line is 020 8554 5000 which is available from 8:30 am until 6 pm weekdays.  There is also the main email address [email protected] and textphone users can use the same number with 18001 at the front.

If you need to make a payment, then you can use the 24-hour payment helpline 020 8708 4708.  This is an automated service. For council tax enquiries, ring 020 8708 5670 and for council tax reduction queries, ring 020 8708 5690.

The housing benefit team is on 020 8708 5690 while the general housing advice and options line is 020 8708 4002 / 4003.

If you are looking for planning permission or pre-application payments, then call 020 8708 2523 while the building control department is available on 020 8708 2529.  And the Duty Planner is available on 020 8708 2884.