It is situated approximately 13 km (8.1 mi) to the northeast of Chester, between Helsby and Ellesmere Port, near to the River Mersey. Its proximity to the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal have contributed to its industrial character. The village is on the north-western edge of the Cheshire plain, approximately 2.5 km (1.6 mi) from Stanlow Refinery, a Shell facility and the seventh largest oil refinery in Europe. The refinery produces one-sixth of the United Kingdom's petrol.
At the time of the 2001 Census, the village of Elton had a population of 3,528, increasing to 3,586 at the 2011 Census.
By 2007, 65 hectares of the former Ince Power Station site near the Mersey had been redeveloped as part of a large bottle production factory owned by Quinn Glass, containing two glass melting furnaces and 13 bottle production lines. It was estimated that £250 million was invested into this project and the factory outputs 1.2 billion bottles per year.
Elton is situated perfectly within the northwest with easy and quick access to major cities and north wales via many transport links. The M56 links Elton to Chester, Liverpool and Manchester and also to the A55 heading into North Wales. The village boasts fantastic local amenities including a junior school, shops, post office, newly refurbished community centre and a selection of local pubs.
The community centre is available for hire and has a fully licensed bar. Please use the 'contact us' form to express any interest and we will pass this on to the community centre.