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Halton, Cheshire Professional Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning

The history of Halton

Halton is a local government district in the ceremonial county of Cheshire in North West England, with borough status and administered by a unitary authority. It was created in 1974 as a district of the non-metropolitan county of Cheshire and became a unitary authority area on 1 April 1998 under Halton Borough Council. Since 2014 it has been a member of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. The borough consists of the towns of Runcorn and Widnes and the civil parishes of Daresbury, Hale, Halebank, Moore, Preston Brook, and Sandymoor. The district borders Merseyside, Warrington and Cheshire West and Chester.

Although Halton dates back to the 12th century (and beyond) when land on both sides of the river belonged to the Barony of Halton, the origin of the District Council was the outcome of the local government commission’s suggested reforms of England, in 1969, the Redcliffe-Maud Report. This proposed to create metropolitan counties constituted of metropolitan district councils in the most urbanised parts of England. The model was that of the London Boroughs and Greater London Council formed in 1965. Southern Lancashire and northern Cheshire were among these urban areas, and two new metropolitan Counties were to be formed around Liverpool (as Merseyside) and Manchester (as Greater Manchester). However, the towns of Widnes and Runcorn (and the County Borough of Warrington) which lay between these were reluctant to join either. The Commission agreed that Halton and Warrington would become districts within Cheshire, as they would be detached from Lancashire by the two new metropolitan counties controlling the territory to the north.

The district was formally established on 1 April 1974 from Runcorn urban district and part of Runcorn Rural District from Cheshire, and the borough of Widnes and the parish of Hale from the Whiston Rural District in Lancashire. On 1 April 1998 Halton became an independent unitary authority, though it is still served by Cheshire Police and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, and forms part of Cheshire for ceremonial purposes, such as the Lord Lieutenancy.

Liverpool City Region

The Metropolitan Borough of Halton is one of the six constituent local government districts of the Liverpool City Region. Since 1st April 2014, some of the borough’s responsibilities have been pooled with neighbouring authorities within the metropolitan area and subsumed into the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

The combined authority has effectively become the top-tier administrative body for the local governance of the city region and the leader of Halton Council, along with five other leaders from neighbouring local government districts, take strategic decisions over economic development, transport, employment and skills, tourism, culture, housing and physical infrastructure.

In July 2015, negotiants took place between the UK national government and the combined authority over a possible devolution deal to confer greater powers on the region, including whether to introduce an elected ‘Metrol Mayor’ to oversee the entire metropolitan area.

Our services

  1. Professional carpet cleaning
  2. Professional upholstery cleaning
  3. Oven cleaning
  4. End of tenancy cleaning
  5. Office cleaning
  6. Professional commercial cleaning

Areas we cover in Halton

Astmoor, Astmoor Bridge, Astmoor Industrial Estate, Beechwood, Brookvale, Castlefields, Clifton, Daresbury, Hale Village, Halebank, Hallwood Park, Halton, Halton Brook, Halton Lodge, Manor Park, Moore, Murdishaw, Norton, Palacefields, Preston Brook, Preston on the Hill, Runcorn, Weston, Weston Point, Whitehouse Industrial Estate, Widnes, Windmill Hill.

If you would like more information on our services, please contact us.