London Area Guides
Hainault Area Guide
Our area guide to Hainault 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 IG6
Property Types & Architecture
Most of the housing in Hainault was built by the London County Council between 1947 and 1953. Originally spanning the parishes of Chigwell, Dagenham and Ilford, in 1965 the area was combined in a single London borough and became part of Greater London. It is adjacent to the Metropolitan Green Belt, bordered on the east by Hainault Forest Country Park and to the north by open land and the boundary with the Epping Forest District of Essex.
Shopping & Entertainment
Manford Way offers functional shops and a smattering of take aways and restaurants. Nearby Chigwell offers significant more choice, and Westfield Stratfield City is not far to travel for a West-End shopping experience.
Parks & Commons
Hainault Forest Country Park, with Hainault Golf Club offering 36 holes of challenging golf set in over 300 acres that is playable all year round. Fairlop Waters CountryPpark and Golf Course are also on hand for even more choice.
Who lives here?
The nearest London Underground stations are Hainault and Grange Hill on the Central Line. Well-connected for transfers into the City and West End, the area appeals to families looking for larger gardens and green open space on tap.
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Guide to Hainault transport links
Barkingside (Zone 4)
Fairlop (Zone 4)
Hainault (Zone 4)
Schools in Hainault & Exam Results
Schools in Hainault fall under the Redbridge Local Education Authority. Below is a comprehensive list of public schools in Hainault by type, together with full school details and the latest exam results.
Local schools within Hainault
Hainault 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 Hainault 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
Hainault Local Authorities
Hainault 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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