"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.
We are almost there with meeting the requirements introduced in the recent General Date Protection Rules for 2018, we have managed to publish our policies and create a data mapping document. I will of course keep the website updated to ensure we meet the requirements.
August is the month when most staff and members take summer holidays, this time allows staff to catch-up with filing, publishing etc.
The gardens at both the Town Hall and George Howard Centre are now in full bloom, the extremely hot weather has been challenging and I am sure most residents have struggled with their own gardens, the hose pipe ban scheduled for early August has now been lifted.
Weekend functions are doing well and most of regular users report good attendance.
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 August 2018
Here in Whiston we have a number of local news media and as you can see we have provided some "quick links" for your convenience