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

  • Town Councillor vacancy October 26, 2016 - The Town Council was notified of the resignation of Cllr David Williams, at September’s Town Council meeting. Wyre Council have advertised the vacancy and no request has been made for an election. The Town Council is therefore required to fill the position by co-option. Would you like to be involved in decisions that affect Garstang? […]
  • Garstang Youth Council Mayor Making, 13th October 2016 October 26, 2016 - This was exciting all round as it was the first large event to be held in St Thomas Parish Community Hall, and what a difference it made to our evening – no access issues for a start!  Mayor of Wyre and Chief Exec Garry Payne were part of an invited audience of over 100 people […]
  • Young citizen of the year award 2016 October 26, 2016 - At the Youth Council Mayor making event, the following awards were made. Josh Carter – winner of Garstang Young Citizen of the Year Carrs trophy (junior) Age 11 – goes to St Thomas’ school. “Josh works tirelessly fundraising although he has to tackle severe medical problems himself – read about his efforts here: https://www.gofundme.com/2sthhgk?ssid=769838651&pos=5 Most […]


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