Vicars Cross

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Vicars Cross
Vicars Cross is located in Cheshire
Vicars Cross
Vicars Cross
Vicars Cross shown within Cheshire
Population 5,663 (2001 Census)[1]
OS grid reference SJ439668
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CHESTER
Postcode district CH3
Dialling code 01244
Police Cheshire
Fire Cheshire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
CheshireCoordinates: 53°11′38″N 2°50′38″W / 53.194°N 2.844°W / 53.194; -2.844

Vicars Cross is a large suburban area situated on the east side of Chester, in Cheshire, England. At the 2001 Census the area had a population of 5,663.[1]

Community[edit]

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 seminal punk band Ca$ino (originally called Ca$ino-a-go-go), and in turn the VXHC (Vicars Cross Hardcore) movement. CaSino's self released "Attack of Bullethead" E.P is still revered to this day. 'VX's favourite sons' disbanded in 2002 due to musical differences. Today the VXHC scene survives with a small number of local bands performing around the northwest, most prominently led by Face of Christ.

To this day members of the VXHC movement hold celebrations on 5th October due to the Roman numerals for 5 and 10 being prominent in the culture

Governance[edit]

Parish Council[edit]

Great Boughton Parish Council comprises the North and South Wards. There are eight parish councillors in the North Ward, six of whom are Conservatives and two are Liberal Democrats.

The South Ward of the parish has seven councillors serving Boughton Heath. All but one of the councillors are Conservatives. The Parish Council usually meets on the third Monday of every month.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2001 Census: Vicars Cross (Ward), Office for National Statistics, retrieved 2 November 2008