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 Council Awards February 24, 2018 - Nominations are now open for the prestigious Town Council Community Awards awards2018 nomination form categories : Sports Team Business in the Community Good Citizen Youth Group/Community Team Closing date is 31st march so if you know of anyone who deserves a trophy ‘Get Nominating Now’
- Garstang Scarecrow Festival 20 – 22 July 2018 February 20, 2018 - The Garstang Festival Trail Route has been finalised. Click here to see it! The official trail will include Church Street, Moss Lane, High Street, Bridge Street, Park Hill Road, Croston Road, Windsor Road, Lancaster Road and Station Way. We look forward to receiving your application forms!
- Town Council minutes, 19 February 2018 February 19, 2018 - Draft 19 February 18 minutes