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Clayhall Area Guide
Our area guide to Clayhall gives you a quick overview of the neighbourhood from its properties, public parks, local schools, council tax, public transport links to shopping and going out.
Postcodes covered by this area guide include IG5
Clayhall is a suburban area in Ilford with a large number of family houses built in the 1920's and 1930's.
Property Types & Architecture
Clayhall in Ilford is bang in the middle of the loop at the east end of the Central Line. The area itself doesn't have a Tube or Train station but the southern part is close to Gants Hill. Most of the housing stock is inter-war family housing - not architecturally stunning but good solid suburban stuff. Clayhall Park is at the centre of the area, it's not very tree-heavy so it's great for sports and has a bowling green, two children's play areas and tennis courts.
Shopping & Entertainment
A smattering of local shops serve the needs on a day to day basis of the residents of Clayhall. Larger superstores are nearby in Barkingside and Woodford Green and for those who need to indulge, nearby Westfield Stratford has over 300 stores as well as many eateries, a cinema, bowling alley and casino.
Parks & Commons
Clayhall Park in Longwood Gardens is one of Ilford's largest open spaces and has a bowling green, two children's play areas, cricket and football pitches, tennis courts and café and ice cream parlour. Fairlop Waters Country Park with its range of water sports and golf course and also Wanstead Park are both nearby.
Who lives here?
Despite its large population and area size, Clayhall has no direct London Underground or other rail link. The closest tube stations are Gants Hill, Barkingside, Fairlop, Hainault, Chigwell, South Woodford and Redbridge, which are all served by the Central Line in a circumferential proximity of the district. The nearest rail link is Ilford, which is served by TfL Rail. Crossrail is the spur the town needs in order to keep momentum going. Currently, Ilford is served only by overland trains on the Great Eastern main line, but Crossrail will put Tottenham Court Road 23 minutes away and the journey to Heathrow will take 51 minutes.
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Schools in Clayhall & Exam Results
Schools in Clayhall fall under the Redbridge Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Clayhall by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Clayhall
Clayhall Council Tax Rates
Council Tax is worked out by your local council who sets the Council Tax rates for each year. Your property postcode will determine which council you will need to pay. There are currently 1 councils covering the Clayhall area.
Council tax rates for each Local Authority
How much will I have to pay?
Each year, every local authority will set a rate of council tax for each valuation band. The amount you have to pay depends on the value of your property and the current rates for your local council. Not everyone will have to pay the full amount of council tax. There are three ways in which your council tax bill may be reduced.
Reductions in council tax
- Reduction scheme for disabled people
- Discounts (i.e. If only one person lives in a property they will get a 25% discount on the council tax bill)
- Council tax benefit and second adult rebate
Learn more about council tax at HM Revenue & Customs
Clayhall Local Authorities
Clayhall is represented by Redbridge Council which holds the responsibility for delivering services in your area.
The council is responsible for all council services and duties, which include Social Services, housing, education and planning. If you’ve a specific question for this council, please visit their website to get contact details for key departments.
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