"Serving the Community"
Whiston first appears in recorded history in the 13th century but it is believed its roots go much further back.
Whiston has had several names throughout its history from Quistan(1245), Wystan, Quystan(1278), Whystan, Whytstan, Whyghstan(1292), Quistan(1346) and then finally to Whiston in around 1355.
Whiston Rural District Council was formed under the Local Government Act in 1894 and became Whiston Parish Council in 1974. During this time Whiston operated under Lancashire. Boundaries changed and Whiston became part of the Borough of Knowsley.
The main industries within Whiston were mining, farming and a quarry. These are represented on the Whiston Town Council crest.
Its is now early May and we have been fortunate to have had some decent weather, my staff have been busy planting our summer bedding plants and giving the gardens a little TLC.
Whiston Town Council Members have had to make some difficult decisions with regard to the budget for 2018/2019 as no grant has been allocated by the Borough Council and we will have to use reserves to ensure we meet our running cost for the forthcoming year.
It is hoped that the way this had been managed will have the least impact on residents and the users of our facilities.
The Staff and Members of the Council serve the community of Whiston and they continue to strive to offer the best services provision for the residents.
Please take a look around our website or give us a call if you wish to know more.
S Mayers - Town Clerk - Updated May 2018
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