Welcome to the Whiston Town Council website which we hope you will find informative and interesting.
As the third tier of government, the Town Council is responsible for maintaining public open spaces, Foxshaw Close Play Area and three Community Centres - Whiston Town Hall, the George Howard Centre, the Robert Foulkes Centre and Multi Use Games Area. We have many active groups and clubs who hire our facilities and provide a variety of social and sport actvities for local residents to attend. At weekends, the Community Centres are available to hire, by residents of the area, for private functions i.e. parties, wedding receptions, and religious celebrations etc.
A Short History of Whiston Whiston first appears in recorded history in the 13th century but it is believed its roots go much further back. It 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.
The National Defibrillator Network
WHISTON TOWN COUNCIL have registered their defibrillators on THE CIRCUIT - Have you?
THE CIRCUIT - the national defibrillator network, connects defbrillators to NHS ambulance services across the UK, so that in those crucial moments after a cardiac arrest, they can be accessed quickly to help save lives.
In the event of a medical emergency, it is vital to call 999 as the first port of call.
By registering your defibrillator with The Circuit, the emergency services can, if necessary, direct members of the public to their nearest one. Remember, every minute without CPR and defibrillators reduces somebody's chances of survival.
Whiston Town Council have a defibrillator at each of their three Community Centres, listed below, available during opening hours:
Whiston Town Hall, Old Colliery Road, Whiston L35 3QX
The George Howard Centre, Lickers Lane, Whiston L35 3SR
The Robert Foulkes Centre, Brook Street, Whiston L35 5AP
IS YOUR DEFBRILLATOR CONNECTED? TAKE CHARGE AND JOIN THE CIRCUIT TODAY.