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Service changes
Due to the current coronavirus situation, there are some services changes:
- Please only call us if you have an urgent enquiry. We are asking residents to use our online contact form instead if they can.
- Our call centre is open from 8.30am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 6pm on weekends
- The Customer Contact Centre is open for telephone appointments only. 

Urgent enquiries only on the phone

Due to the current coronavirus situation, we are having to change the way we handle your calls. This means we may be delayed in answering but will do everything we can to get to you as soon as possible. We are asking you to help us during this period by only contacting us if you have an urgent query that cannot wait. We understand this is a difficult time and hugely appreciate your patience and understanding as we prioritise helping our more vulnerable customers. 

You can still contact us via our online contact form

Customer contact centre opening changes

We are open for telephone appointments. Please use our online contact form for enquiries. If you need to speak to us, please call our customer service advisors on 020 8554 5000 who will be able to help you with your enquiry or direct you to where you can access more information.

You can call us between 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday. Telephone appointments will be scheduled between 9 am to 4 pm as per opening times. Calls outside of these hours including weekends will be answered by our out of hours service.

Our Face to face service at Lynton House remains closed.

If you require these services please call using the relevant contact details:

Customer services: 020 8554 5000
  • Housing 020 8708 4002 – open Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.45pm
  • Council tax 020 8708 5670 – open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
  • Benefits 020 8708 5690 – open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm and weekends, 8am to 6pm
  • Adult Social Service 020 8708 7333 – open Monday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm
  • Children’s Services 020 8708 3885 – open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
  • Other Enquiries 020 8708 5000 – open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm

 

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Do it online

If you are having difficulties finding any information or would like to contact us about any of our services please complete our online form.

 Contact Us form

You can report a problem, book an appointment, apply and pay through our website at a time that suits you.

 Report it         Pay for it       Apply for it        Book it     

 

Call our customer service advisors on 020 8554 5000 who will be able to help you with your enquiry or direct you to where you can access more information. We are open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 6pm.

Text relay customers should dial 18001 before this number to access the text relay service.

Direct services

To make a payment – 24 hour automated payment line 020 8708 4708

Council Tax enquiries – open between 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday - 020 8708 5670

Council Tax reduction (formerly Council Tax Benefit) – open between 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday - 020 8708 5690

Blue Badge application and enquiries 020 7520 7205

Housing Benefit enquiries – open between 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday - 020 8708 5690

Housing advice and options – open 9am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday – 020 8708 4002/4003

Child protection services - between 9am and 5pm - 020 8708 3885 

Adult first contact teambetween 9am and 5pm - 020 8708 7333

Customer Service, Planning - open between 9am to midday Monday to Friday - 020 8708 2884

Planning and pre-application payments -  0208 708 4708 (this is an automated payment service available 24/7. You will be presented with a list of payment options - please press 9 for planning)

Building Control payments and enquiries - open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday - 020 8708 2529

 

Emergency/out of hours

For emergency out of hours please call 020 8554 5000

Out of hours and emergency calls:

  • antisocial behaviour
  • registrars
  • dangerous structures
  • Lifeline

For child protection emergencies out of hours call 020 8708 5897 

Redbridge Customer Centre

Lynton House 
255 - 259 High Road
Ilford
IG1 1NY

 

The Redbridge Customer Centre offers a range of council service including:

  • housing
  • planning
  • business rates
  • licensing and leaseholders
  • revenue and benefits - council tax support
  • collection of green garden waste bags

    Day  Time
    Monday  9am to 4pm
    Tuesday  9am to 4pm
    Wednesday  9am to 4pm (housing available between 1pm and 4pm)
    Thursday 9am to 4pm
    Friday  9am to 4pm
    Saturday Closed
    Sunday  Closed
    Bank Holidays Closed

Disabled access is available at the main entrance. Facilities include:

  • hearing loop
  • digital support
  • easy read
  • larger rooms available for wheelchair access

Our website has an accessibility tool called 'Recite Me' which allows you to change the language, font size and style and magnify our website content. You can access this by clicking the accessibility button in the top right-hand corner of the page. 

Lynton House
255 - 259 High Road
Ilford
IG1 1NY

The Redbridge press office deals with all media enquiries to the Council.

For general enquiries please email pressoffice@redbridge.gov.uk

Out of hours and emergency contact number 020 8554 5000

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