huntington is a parish,
consisting of both residential and farming areas, which lies some two
miles south east of Chester Cross.
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The old side of the village has pre-war housing (Butterbache Road) and the
newer side is approximately 25 years old. At present, the unoccupied old
army camp site, Saighton Camp, is undergoing re-development.
Huntington has plenty of open spaces, including the Jubilee Field
(consisting of five acres, a football pitch and a children's play area),
and the village green.
Caldy Nature Park is also partly within the ward and consists of 30 acres of wetland, woodland and meadows.
There is an active
Friends of Caldy Nature Park, who organise events
throughout the year.
For young people in the area, there are Beavers, Cubs and Scouts held at
the scout hut and Brownies, Guides, dance classes and ju jitsu in
Huntington Village Hall.
Every Wednesday during term time First Steps (Pre-school
Toddlers & parents) meet in the only church in the ward, St Luke's Church.
For very young
children, there are registered childminders, an under-fives playgroup at
the village hall, and a pre-school nursery attached to Huntington Primary
Older people in Huntington are also well served with activities. There is
a seniors club and a luncheon club. The Women's Institute meets once a
month in village hall, and there are flower shows held at Walkers Nursery.
Huntington has a good road network and easy access for cars into the city
centre. There is a regular bus service and the Dial-a-Ride service.
The A55 cuts through the village but
there is no access on to it at this point.
There are a few village shops and a post office on Chester Road, and Walkers Nursery on Aldford Road. There are several local
employers, including the waterworks, a hairdressers, Hartwells Garage on
Chester Road and the Old Hall Country Club and Spa on Aldford Road.
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