Welcome to Garstang Town Council

Garstang is an ancient market town in mid Lancashire in the north west of England. It has a current electorate of 3,500. The town’s history stretches as far back as the Domesday book and beyond when it was spelled “Cherestanc”. For centuries Garstang, situated between the much larger communities of Preston and Lancaster, has been the hub of the wider agricultural community. A market with a heritage dating back to the Stuart period and earlier continues to be held every Thursday. Garstang has its own town council, which runs this website. The council has 12 members and employs a clerk and a lengthsman. The council’s powers are limited but it keeps a close watching brief on many issues, including planning, highways, policing, etc..A parish precept is levied to fund the council’s spending.

Latest News & Minutes

  • LABC awards for two Wyre contractors May 17, 2019 - Two local construction companies have been highly commended at the LABC Building Excellence Awards for a building project in Wyre. The commendations were awarded to K Wood Builders and R English Joinery and Construction Limited, for the best individual new home category. LABC (Local Authority Building Control) represents all local authority building control teams in […]
  • Wyre Council is on the hunt for this year’s sporting stars May 17, 2019 - The Wyre Sports Awards 2019 are now open for nominations. If you know someone who is a sporting star or someone who always gets a group or team motivated then get nominating! Wyre Council is looking for sports personalities to showcase the borough’s sporting passion and go forward to represent the region at this year’s […]
  • Seaside Awards for Wyre’s beaches May 17, 2019 - Once again four beaches in Wyre will be flying flags this summer that distinguish them as amongst the best in the country. Rossall Beach and Jubilee Beach in Cleveleys plus Marine Beach and Ferry Beach in Fleetwood have all been awarded Seaside Awards for another year. Keep Britain Tidy’s Seaside Awards are the nationwide standard […]


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