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Enjoy the benefits of living in, or visiting this splendid village community!

Cilcain is one of the finest places to live in North East Wales. Many families move home within Cilcain, but few leave the village! Find out about the wide range of village activities.  If you organise a village activity, or offer a trade or service, let me know so that you can be included.


Oil boiler ban moved back 9 years.

Yesterday (20.9.23)  Rishi Sunak announced significant changes to the government’s energy and green policies.

Off-grid homes using heating oil: the ban on oil boilers has been pushed back from 2026 to 2035.

It is good to see the government give families in off-grid homes more time to decide how and when to upgrade the way you heat your homes.

We had an estimate of £20,000 to replace our system with a heat pump (which will cost 25% more to run), and put an “American Fridge” outside our back door, so this is good news!  Phil.


Mobile Post Office service

From June 2024

Tuesdays from 2:30pm to 3:45 pm & Thursday mrning from 9:30 am to 10:45 am at Cilcain Village Hall car park. We offer a full range of national & international postal services for Royal Mail & Parcelforce


Open again!

 Cilcain Community Cafe,

selected  Saturday afternoons    


Phil Parsons

Contact the Webmaster


Coming soon :  Fabulous autumn colour on the Cilcain walks

The Cilcain Walks

At a time when we are all being advised to keep fit and loose a few pounds, the Cilcain walks provide an ideal opportunity to get to know our beautiful area and get fit at the same time.

The Cilcain walks can be downloaded to your phone in pdf. form, or better download the Outdoor Active app. and access them from there.

For free walkers’ car parks, use postcode CH7 5PA

Click on the day for more detail

Time to fill your tank?

With Brent around  $80 heating oil prices are down compared with last year.

57p/litre  (12.6.2024 price + 5% vat)

If you are interested in comparative heating cost, maybe considering a heat pump,  look here.

Regrettably, with frequent price changes

comparison prices may not be up to date

Oil prices

Including typical boiler efficiency

Mains Gas Standard  (plus 29p/day s.c.)

8p/kwh   (June 2023)

Kerosene @ 57p Litre   +vat  

 (1 litre = about 9kw/ h. net)

6.5p/KWh  (inc vat )

 (June 2023)

Bulk LPG


Seasoned Wood 19.32p Kg

9.4 p/KWh


9.4 p/KWh

Air Source Heat Pump

9 p/KWh

Smokeless Coal (£570 / tonne)

7.8 p/Kwh

Electricity  (plus 53p/day standing charge)

28 p/Kwh  (June 2024)

Real Ales - Log Fires

Home made Meals and Snacks

Wednesay -Thursday 2.00pm - 8.00pm

Fridays - Saturdays 12.00 8.00pm

Sundays 12.00 - 3.00pm in our cosy Lounge and Bar

Phone 01352 740142 and place your booking.



The 2024 Cilcain Oil Syndicate order is now closed.

We ordered 23,050 litres at 58.5p from Cunnah’s for a June delivery.

If you could pay a lump sum, say £15,000 to cover your heating bill for life, would you do it?

Curious? It’s worked for me as long as I have been using oil. It’s totally legal and very simple, though not entirely without risk. You may get all your money back after a number of years, possibly more. Have a chat if you are interested.   Phil.

How was it for you?

After all the government hand outs I think our heating last winter (2022-23) cost us less than the year before! We used £890 worth of oil without any reduction of comfort. Hopefully it will be lower this coming winter.