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

  • Waste and recycling contract agreed for Veolia and Wyre Council March 21, 2019 - Wyre Council has chosen to extend its award winning waste and recycling partnership with Veolia until 2028. Together the partnership will work on further improving rates of recycling across the borough and continue to deliver the exceptional level of service which has come to be expected for Wyre residents. An initial contract between Veolia and […]
  • Make a change become a Town Councillor March 21, 2019 - As a councillor representing your community you will keep it a great place to work and live. You will be supported in your role and will be expected to undertake training. You should be comfortable working electronically. You should have a positive outlook and a can-do attitude and be willing to work as part of […]
  • Garstang Town Council Awards March 20, 2019 - Nominations are now open for the Town Council Awards. Please vote. It’s really easy to do by clicking the link below below The categories are: – Sports Team of the Year – Community Team of the Year – Business in the Community – Good Citizen of the Year – Junior Citizen of the Year (4-11 yrs) […]


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