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Millbrook and Redbridge is just on the outskirts of Southampton city centre attracting mainly families and couples.
Redbridge is a ward with a population of 14,432, 3.1 miles (5.0 km) to the west of the city centre of Southampton, England.
Millbrook is a suburb and former civil parish of Southampton. As the area developed, several settlements grew within the parish, some of them becoming parishes in their own right, thus reducing the extent of the Millbrook parish.
Redbridge is a mainly residential and industrial, with a large council estate and a tower block situated within the ward and Southampton Docks close by. The A35 road crosses the River Test at Redbridge, as does the South Western Main Line railway.
Millbrook as a district is split by the A35 dual carriageway, Tebourba Way. In general, on the west are council estates, and on the east are private housing, including Regents Park and Freemantle.
A new sports pavilion and community centre was opened in Mansel Park in Redbridge in 2008. The Mansel Park Pavilion (MP3) project was funded by direct government grant with additional funding provided by the City Council.
Millbrook contains a small retail park with a bowling alley and 2 hardware stores. Along Millbrook point road, there is a Goals soccer centre, a 12 pitch 5-a-side football ground. There is a lot of Green Park lands in Millbrook, hence its full title of Millbrook Park Estate; this includes Green Park, Test Park, Millbrook Rec., plus numerous school playing fields.
Southampton like most cities offers an abundance of nightlife. Redbridge has numerous local pubs and restaurants to suit all taste buds. Pubs include ‘The Ship Inn’ .
Schools in the area include the Redbridge Community School which is a specialist sports college in Cuckmere Lane, and Redbridge Primary School in Redbridge Road. The primary school has a capacity of 210 children of both genders, and as of January 2008 had 204 children in total (97 girls, 107 boys). Redbridge Community School is a secondary school with a capacity of 900, and had 877 in January 2008, consisting of 389 girls and 488 boys.
Redbridge is served by Redbridge railway station, which offers hourly services into Southampton City Centre, Eastleigh, Romsey, Salisbury and Chandlers Ford. The area is also served by a number of bus operators, predominately First Hampshire & Dorset and Solent Blue Line. The area is easily accessible by car with M271 motorway and A35 road both running through Redbridge.