Incorporating the townships of Backford, Chorlton by Backford and Caughall

St Oswalds Church 

Welcome to the Backford Parish Council website!

Here you will be able to find links to the local community, be kept up to date with relevant news and information, as well as all items relating to the Parish Council itself. Please note that this site has only recently become operational and will be evolving over the next few months so if you have any ideas or recommendations for it then please email the Clerk in the first instance.

Backford itself is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It is situated between Chester and Ellesmere Port on the A41 trunk road, to the north of the Shropshire Union Canal.  Backford Cross is located about 1.5 miles north of Backford.

St Oswald's Church is in the centre of the village, as is Backford Hall and it is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building, dating from the 14th century. Backford Hall can be dated back to 1863 is also in the village center. It is also a Grade II listed building and previously operated as offices for Cheshire West and Chester Council (formerl Cheshire County Council) but is now part of a private development numbering some 64 dwellings.



Covid-19 - Announcements


Dear Backford Resident,

Neighbourhood Hub in Response to COVID-19


This notice is to outline information, which will be of use to you if you are self-isolating or at risk, and require emergency assistance, which you cannot get from local service providers, foodshops, pharmacies, neighbours, friends or family during the current crisis.

In an emergency during the Covid Virus outbreak, please contact any of the telephone numbers


Please do not call for general council business.

Cheshire West and Chester Borough Councillor, Simon Eardley, is also available on:

t: 07738 184101

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Cheshire West and Chester COVID-19 helpline: The helpline will provide advice and support and where necessary make arrangements for food, medicine and social contact.

t: 0300 123 7031

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Open: 7 days a week, 8am to 7pm

Cheshire West and Chester Council ‘Live Well’ website:

This offers excellent pointers to a range of information about local services both generally

at this time and is available here:

Security concerns:

Chester Police

t: 101 (unless an emergency)

w: to record any crimes

Spiritual matters and support:

Revd Canon Stephen Mansfield

t: 01244 880213

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If you feel isolated and want to talk, please ring Debbie Jones on 01244 851842.

Other sources of information:

UK Government advice:

Backford Parish Council:

General Cheshire West and Chester Council COVID-19 updates are available here:

Can you help?