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

  • Notice of casual vacancy in the office of Town Councillor September 27, 2016 - A vacancy has arisen on the Town Council due to the resignation of Cllr Williams. The process to fill the vacancy is as follows: Stage 1 The Clerk notifies the Returning Officer at Wyre Council. The Town Council are required to give public notice of the vacancy and display a copy of a notice (prepared by Wyre Council) […]
  • Garstang Town Council Column September 2016 September 27, 2016 - The Town Council are back from their summer break and raring to go! Town Councillor vacancy A vacancy has arisen on the Town Council due to the resignation from Cllr David Williams. David was elected onto the Council in May 1999, and the Town Council would like to thank him for his time and service […]
  • Could you be a County Councillor and stand for what you believe in? September 27, 2016 - If you care about the area that you live or work in and the issues facing local people, we need you.  Lancashire County Council is holding its county council elections in May 2017 and we need new candidates to represent their areas.  Information events will be held on 10 and 25 October at County Hall, […]


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