Welcome

churchWelcome to the Delamere and Oakmere Community Website.  The site provides information on local news, activities, facilities and services for residents and for the many thousands of visitors to the area.

The neighbouring settlements of Delamere and Oakmere form a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester, some 12 miles to the east of the ancient City of Chester. Together with parts of Willington and Kingsley they form the ecclesiastical parish of St Peter’s, Delamere.

The website provides an overview of the character of the area and its history, whose heritage includes Delamere Forest (a royal hunting ground in Norman times) and the prehistoric hillfort of Eddisbury Hill. The parish also includes the archaeological remains of a promontory fort on Oak Mere and a prehistoric burial ground at Seven Lows. A second hillfort, Kelsborrow Castle, is located in the neighbouring parish of Willington (within the ecclesiastical parish of Delamere).

Many of the activities taking place in the parish are organised by societies affiliated to the Delamere Community Association, which manages Delamere Community Centre on behalf of the residents of Delamere, Oakmere and surrounding areas.

The website is managed jointly by Delamere and Oakmere Parish Council and the Delamere Community Association. Its constitution is available here.