Page 3 - MF&RS Knowsley Community Safety Plan
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Knowsley has a population of just The borough is made up of five 

under 145,900, two thirds of which main townships: Huyton, Kirkby, 

are of working age (16-64 years) Halewood, Prescot and Whiston; 

and is home to around 3,000 and the smaller villages of Cronton 

businesses. The district covers an and Knowsley Village. Each area 

area of 8,620 hectares, of which has its own characteristics

54% is designated as Green Belt.
and history which makes them 

unique. Knowsley is a borough

Located between Liverpool and of contrasts: it has areas where 

Manchester, Knowsley is connected deprivation levels are amongst the 

to these cities by the M57 and M62 highest in the country, particularly 

motorways, and the A580 East Kirkby, Huyton and Stockbridge 

Village, and other areas that are 
Lancashire Trunk Road. Its superior 

connectivity means the borough is seen as relatively affluent.

well placed for both business and 

commuting, within the City Region Knowsley is an important location 

and further afield.
for employment in the Liverpool 

City Region. The borough has a 

large industrial base concentrated 

mainly at Knowsley Industrial Park 

and business parks at Kirkby, Huyton 

and Prescot, as well as being

home to renowned businesses such 

as Jaguar Land Rover, QVC and 

most recently Matalan.


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