Proposal for Fewer Town Councillors in Knowsley

By on Friday, February 23, 2018

Knowsley Council has published proposals for changes to town and parish councils in the borough, following a public consulation carried out from September to November 2017.

Residents can now have their say on the Community Governance Review, which affects Cronton, Knowsley (Village), Prescot and Whiston Town Councils. Halewood Town Council is unaffected, as are Huyton and Kirkby, which are under the direct governance of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council.

The proposals would see Cronton’s town councillors reduced from 10 to 8, Knowsley’s from 16 to 12, Prescot’s from 17 to 12 and Whiston’s from 14 to 12.

The changes affect town councillors, who are elected separately from Knowsley borough councillors. Town councils’ role typically involves distributing money to community and charitable causes, investing relatively small sums in the town, and championing the town’s interests before larger bodies and agencies.

More information about the changes is on the Knowsley Council website at, where you can also fill in an online form to give your views on the proposals.

Alternatively, email feedback to

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