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, 19th November 2018 November 14, 2018 - 20181119 Agenda
- Town Council agenda, 19th November 2018 November 14, 2018 - 20181119 Agenda
- Rufford’s Country Store Opening Evening November 9, 2018 - Tonight I was invited to the Official opening of Rufford’s Country Store, what a spectacular evening! The store looks amazing-what a transformation, the staff were all super friendly and ooohhh lots of nibbles-chocolate colin caterpillars were my favourite! hee hee