Category archive: Libraries


More Vision facilities re-open just in time for the final week of the Easter holidays

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure were delighted to be able to re-open some of their leisure and cultural facilities on Monday 12 April, one step closer to bringing the Redbridge community back together. Following the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown families can once again enjoy swimming sessions at their local leisure centre. Parents are keen […]



Introducing Vision Venues!

We are introducing Vision Venues, a new way to make effortless bookings with Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure. We are a brand-new team here to help you book into our fabulous venues located across Redbridge! Our venues include: Valentines Mansion, Redbridge Town Hall, Sir James Hawkey Hall and many more! You will be delighted to […]


Redbridge Children’s Book Award 2020

Every year Redbridge Schools Library service (SLS) involves  14 secondary schools, 16 primary schools and over 200 students in the Redbridge Children’s Book Award.  Despite the closure of schools due to COVID 19, Redbridge  SLS was determined to keep these young readers and literary critics engaged.  The SLS manager along with Redbridge teachers  has have […]


The Community Leisure UK Award winners have been announced!

The National Community Leisure UK Awards are held annually and recognise, celebrate and share the achievements of leisure and culture trusts across the UK. Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure were delighted to have finalists in three of the categories for the 2020 awards and a winner in one! Huge congratulations go to Yashmin Harun, a […]



Christmas opening hours

During the Christmas period our leisure centres, libraries, parks and other centres will have different opening hours. To avoid disappointment, please make note of our opening times before visiting. To find out more information on opening times, visit the pages below and click on your centre or library for individual opening times. Find out more […]



Redbridge Libraries secure funding to expand and continue project around death

Redbridge Libraries will partner with Kirklees and Newcastle Libraries to investigate if people’s attitude to death can change depending on where they live or their cultural backgrounds. The project is part a continuation of the successful Final Party project run by Redbridge Libraries from October 2017. The attitudes of people in Redbridge towards death are […]



Lab Central

Coding from Home STEAM from Home About Lab Central Lab Central is the space to create, learn, collaborate and innovate with new technologies at Redbridge Central Library. People of all ages are invited to: discover and test new technologies, learn programming and 3D modelling skills, experiment with virtual reality, circuits and robots, explore STEAM subjects […]


Hub Central

Suspended services In light of the evolving circumstances surrounding the worldwide Coronavirus outbreak, all Hub Central events, workshops and networking is suspended until further notice. We are offering some Business Development webinars, for more information see our Hub Central events page. Work Redbridge & the Business Advisor will be available via email and telephone appointments. […]


VR Playground comes to #TechIlford

Saturday 15 June 11am-4.30pm VR Playground is the latest ride experiment by SPACE artist and the world’s first Thrill Engineer, Professor Brendan Walker and his Thrill Laboratory. Scoot through the metropolis inside a mono-wheel; leap tall structures in a single bound; and undulate upwards to escape the deep abyss – don a virtual reality headset, jump […]


Ken Aston Square’s full summer programme announced

In March 2019 it was announced that Vision’s outdoor arts programme in Ken Aston Square had partnered with England’s biggest network of outdoor arts festivals, Without Walls. The outdoor arts programme will run once a month from Saturday 8 June to Saturday 21 September in Ken Aston Square, Barkingside High Street. All shows will be […]



Redbridge Libraries project ‘The Final Party’ wins Edge Award

Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure were delighted to win an award for their innovative project, The Final Party, in the Social category at this year’s Edge Awards. The Edge Awards highlight and reward good practice in innovative library and information projects. The Social category recognises work involving communities or target groups, engagement and making a difference. […]


Redbridge Central Library

Important COVID-19 Information From Monday 12 April, Redbridge Central Library opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and South Woodford Library & Gym will reopen Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm. Reduced book browsing, PC use and limited study spaces is available at both libraries. In the coming months, there will be a phased re-opening of all other Redbridge […]


Seven Kings Library

Important COVID-19 Information This library is closed until further notice. From Monday 12 April, Redbridge Central Library opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and South Woodford Library & Gym will reopen Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm. Reduced book browsing, PC use and limited study spaces is available at both libraries. In the coming months, there will […]


Woodford Green Library

Important COVID-19 Information This library is closed until further notice. From Monday 12 April, Redbridge Central Library opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and South Woodford Library & Gym will reopen Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm. Reduced book browsing, PC use and limited study spaces is available at both libraries. In the coming months, there will […]


Wanstead Library

Important COVID-19 Information This library is closed until further notice. From Monday 12 April, Redbridge Central Library opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and South Woodford Library & Gym will reopen Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm. Reduced book browsing, PC use and limited study spaces is available at both libraries. In the coming months, there will […]


Keith Axon Centre

Important COVID-19 Information This library is closed until further notice. From Monday 12 April, Redbridge Central Library opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and South Woodford Library & Gym will reopen Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm. Reduced book browsing, PC use and limited study spaces is available at both libraries. In the coming months, there will be […]


Hainault Library

Rapid COVID-19 testing Rapid COVID-19 Testing is now available for residents at this library. These rapid tests are strictly for those who don’t have any COVID-19 symptoms and can’t work from home. If this applies to you, please try to get tested twice a week, if possible. Book a Rapid COVID-19 test. Important COVID-19 Information This […]


Goodmayes Library

Important COVID-19 Information This library is closed until further notice. From Monday 12 April, Redbridge Central Library opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and South Woodford Library & Gym will reopen Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm. Reduced book browsing, PC use and limited study spaces is available at both libraries. In the coming months, there will be […]


Gants Hill Library

Important COVID-19 Information This library is closed until further notice. From Monday 12 April, Redbridge Central Library opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and South Woodford Library & Gym will reopen Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm. Reduced book browsing, PC use and limited study spaces is available at both libraries. In the coming months, there will be […]


Fullwell Cross Library

Important COVID-19 Information From Monday 12 April, Redbridge Central Library opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and South Woodford Library & Gym will reopen Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm. Reduced book browsing, PC use and limited study spaces is available at both libraries. In the coming months, there will be a phased re-opening of all other Redbridge […]


Clayhall Library

Important COVID-19 Information This library is closed until further notice. From Monday 12 April, Redbridge Central Library opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and South Woodford Library & Gym will reopen Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm. Reduced book browsing, PC use and limited study spaces is available at both libraries. All other Redbridge libraries are temporarily […]


Aldersbrook Library

Important COVID-19 Information This library is closed until further notice. From Monday 12 April, Redbridge Central Library opening hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm and South Woodford Library & Gym will reopen Monday-Friday 6am-10pm and Saturday-Sunday 8am-6pm. Reduced book browsing, PC use and limited study spaces is available at both libraries. In the coming months, there will […]


South Woodford Library & Gym

Gym Users All leisure centres reopened on Monday 12 April and use of gym equipment, swimming pools, swimming lessons and junior clubs is now available. Indoor sports such as group exercise classes, adult clubs, courses and racquet sports will commence from Monday 17 May. COVID Guidance & Updates All swim and gym sessions need to […]