Gants Hill Community Hub

Closed 1 Sep 2019

Opened 10 Jun 2019


In November 2018, Cabinet approved a vision for the establishment of Community Hubs as a means to build a stronger relationship with residents through accessible localised public services. The hubs will bring together different council services into single locations within different Redbridge neighbourhoods – providing a central access point to health, social, cultural and other local resources residents need in one convenient location. Existing service provision within each hub’s catchment area will be relocated to their new state of the art community hub.

The Council is working in advance to future proof and protect Council services such as libraries through the delivery of the Community Hubs programme in Redbridge. Redbridge Council faces huge financial challenges, with approximately 60% of our grant funding from central government being cut since 2010. During this period of austerity the Council has ensured that all 12 libraries have remained open, while many other parts of the country have witnessed library closures.

With continued pressure on budgets, Community Hubs provide a route to safeguard services and an exciting opportunity to improve local services to suit your current needs, before we face the possible risk of closure.

The Hubs Programmes will build six new purpose-built facilities in strategic locations at Seven Kings, Gants Hill, Wanstead, Woodford, Hainault and the Ilford Civic Hub. The sites for the community hubs programme have been chosen due to their accessibility and even distribution across the borough.

It is likely the community hubs will be cross subsidised through residential development and/or commercial space, allowing us to make the most of our space with the opportunity to bring together services such as children’s services, libraries, GP surgeries and whatever else you might think important in one place, in a cost effective manner, to preserve the services you want for the long term.

View an interactive map of the proposed locations.

View the FAQs for the Gants Hill Hub.

This consultation has been tailored for Gants Hill Community Hub site, which broadly covers the Cranbrook, Valentines, Barkingside, Clayhall and Fulwell wards. Each site will have a bespoke questionnaire.  If you reside in another catchment area, or are interested in a site other than Gants Hill, you may wish to complete one of the surveys below when they become available:

  • Seven Kings: Stage 1 March-June 2019. Further stages ongoing
  • Hainault: TBC
  • Wanstead: TBC
  • Woodford: TBC
  • Civic Hub Ilford: TBC

Why We Are Consulting

We want to work with local people to shape, design and co-produce the six community hubs. This is a chance to work together to build stronger, more accessible Redbridge services.  This survey is the first stage of our information gathering and is part of our commitment to ensuring that residents are fully involved in the development and design of each community hub. The questions in this survey ask for your views about the Gants Hill Community Hub and provide you an opportunity to co-produce this hub.

In addition to this online survey, a variety of public focus group sessions will be held to directly understand the views of residents on developing a proposed way forward. Please check our website for details about these sessions and how to get involved, or you can leave your email address at the end of this survey.


  • Barkingside
  • Clayhall
  • Cranbrook
  • Fullwell
  • Valentines


  • Young people
  • All residents
  • Businesses
  • Developers
  • Community and Voluntary Sector
  • Council staff


  • Regeneration
  • Planning
  • Property