"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.
Having had an extremely busy period with Local and Borough Elections and the Borough Councils Community Governance Review we are now preparing for the Annual Public Meeting Scheuled for Wednesday 29th May 2019, Whiston Town Hall, commencing at 7.30pm.
This is your opportunity to come along and meet with your existing and newly elected Members.
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.
The gardens at both the Town Hall and George Howard Centre are now being planted up for the summer period and bring a nice bit of colour to the Centres.
I would like to welcome two new staff Members to the Council, Karen Molyneux, Office Manger and David Dingsdale, part time caretaking staff, all of our Staff and Members 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 2019