The Horse Shoe public house, Croft
|Croft shown within Cheshire|
|Population||2,920 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||WA2, WA3|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
The village is on the northern edge of the borough of Warrington, north of the interchange of the M6 and M62 motorways, known as the Croft Interchange. It is close to the border with Merseyside and Greater Manchester, and historically was in Lancashire. It borders Culcheth to the east, Lowton to the north, Winwick to the west and Risley to the south.
There are two churches, two primary schools, and a large playing field with children's play equipment area on the village green. Other facilities include a youth centre, horse riding, a golf range, a bowling green and a hairdresser. There was no village shop for a while, however one has been opened up next to the General Elliot pub, called Elliot's General Store. This store closed in late 2016.
At the 2001 Census, Croft had the following demographics:
- 871 households
- 2,920 residents
- 61.7% are male
- 38.3% are female
- Average age of residents: 40.26 years (mean)
- 2,014 residents describe their health as good
Croft Carnival is held annually, usually on the first Saturday of July, and features local talent, business and exhibitions. The event ends with an athletics competition, followed by an egg throwing competition.
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