"Serving the Community"
WHISTON TOWN COUNCIL
WILL BE HOLDING IT'S ANNUAL COUNCIL MEETING FOLLOWED BY THE ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING.
ON WEDNESDAY 19TH MAY 2021 COMMENCING AT 7.30PM.
MEMBERS WILL MEET IN A COVID SECURE SETTING ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE BEING ENCOURANGE TO ATTEND IN PERSON.
YOU MUST INFORM THE TOWN CLERK IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND THIS MEETING AS THE RISK ASSESSMENT HAS IDENTIFIED A MAXIMUM OF 20 RESIDENTS.
IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER YOUR INTENTION TO ATTEND THE MEETING YOU WILL BE DENIED ACCESS
THE AGENDA FOR THE MEETING WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE ON
WEDNESDAY 12TH MAY 2021
WE ARE OPEN AND READY TO WELCOME YOU BACK
SERVING YOU AND STAYING SAFE TOGETHER
A NUMBER OF OUR CLUBS AND COMMUNITY GROUPS WILL BE RETURNING TO USE OUR FACILITIES ON MONDAY 17TH MAY 2021.
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.
REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY 2020
At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We remembered them.
Whiston Town Mayor Councillor Sandra Gaffney, lays wreath on behalf of Whiston Town Council, at St. Nicholas Church, Windy Arbor Road Whiston.
Each year the nation unites to make sure that no-one is forgotten and to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.
TESCO CHAMPION WORKS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE TOWN MAYOR OF WHISTON
The Town Mayor of Whiston has welcomed a donation of 100 selection boxes for the community of Whiston
Sandra Mayers, Town Clerk, receives selection boxes from the Tesco Champion Carol Reid Evans Prescot Tesco Store
Town Clerk - Updates.
OCTOBER 2020 - THE YEAR OF THE PANDEMIC
Whiston Town Council have faced a number of challenges during recent months in particular around staffing, risk assessments and ensuring essential services have been managed.
Initially, using delegated powers, approval was given to allocate a contribution of up to £500 to support local residents in need, and the money was used to purchase food. Those food parcels were then delivered by local volunteers in and around Whiston and Prescot.
I myself supported Knowsley Borough Council as a ward manager, linking up volunteers with local residents in need. This was extremely rewarding.
Staff worked extremely hard to get user groups back using our facilities again and focused on those people who had been isolated for almost twelve weeks. Things were getting back to somewhat normal until the recent imposed government restrictions, which again meant it was necessary to close all of our facilities to user groups and members of the public yet again.
The future is difficult to predict for everyone and Whiston Town Mayor, Consort, Members and Staff hope all our residents keep safe and well. We all applaud all key workers and hope things are a a bit brighter in 2021.
Sandra Mayers- Town Clerk