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

  • Garstang Community primary Reception Nativity Play December 5, 2018 - My mum and I attended a magical Christmas play this evening. The reception children from Garstang Community Primary performed on stage their nativity play, and wow their little singing voices made your heart melt. They all remembered their lines and had amazing costumes. Fantastic show, making the audience giggle and coo, well done!
  • Town Council minutes, 3rd December 2018 December 3, 2018 - 20181203 Minutes
  • Garstang Theatre Group Pinocchio Performance November 30, 2018 - I was invited along this evening to watch the performance of Pinocchio, what a fantastic show. The children were outstanding, the costumes, the singing it was all absolutely incredible. A totally enjoyable show, with lots of very talented cast members and the song choices were awesome.


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