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
- Planning Committee agenda, 20th March 2017 March 15, 2017 - planning agenda 20 March 17
- Town Council meeting agenda, 20th March 2017 March 15, 2017 - TC agenda 20 March 2017
- Town Council extra-ordinary meeting, 14th March 2017 March 14, 2017 - Draft 14 March extra ord minutes