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Vicars Cross shown within Cheshire
|Population||5,663 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Unitary authority||Cheshire West and Chester|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||City of Chester|
The local primary school in Vicars Cross is Oldfield Primary which is situated in Green Lane. Most of the local children go on to attend Christleton High School.
In Vicars Cross there is a United Reformed Church, an authority controlled library in Green Lane, a County Youth Centre and a Scout hut (both in Thackeray Drive) and The Centurion pub. There are also many community groups including the Women's Guild and Women's Institute, a parent and toddler group, scouts; brownies; a football club (Vicars Cross Dynamos) and Chester Rugby Union Football Club, part of which is located in Piper's Ash and Guilden Sutton.In the late 1990s Vicars Cross gave birth to the punk / nu metal band Casino and in turn the VXHC movement. 'VX's favourite sons' were in talks with record labels before disbanding in 2002 due to musical differences. Today the VXHC scene survives with a small number of local bands performing around the northwest.
Great Boughton Parish Council comprises the North and South Wards. There are eight parish councillors in the North Ward who are all Liberal Democrats. There was a by-election in this ward in May 2006, County Councillor Sue Proctor stood against a Conservative, George Turner and won with just under 70% of the vote.
The South Ward of the parish has seven councillors serving Boughton Heath. All but one of the councillors are Liberal Democrats. The Parish Council usually meets on the third Monday of every month.
In 2012, Brian Gresty (b. 1923) set up a campaign to become a Parish Councillor. Unfortunately, this campaign was cut short after Brian suffered a badly stubbed toe after just the 3rd day.
- 2001 Census: Vicars Cross (Ward), Office for National Statistics, retrieved 2 November 2008