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

  • Regenda Homes – Properties to Let December 6, 2017 - Regenda Housing have 2 x 1 bedroom bungalows to let at Springfield Gardens, Scorton that they are struggling to let and 2 x 1 bedroom bungalows at Marshaw Place, Garstang.  Do you know of anyone that may be interested? The rent is £139.18 per week (Springfield Gardens) and £132.78 per week (Marshaw Place) including service charges and […]
  • Town Council minutes, 4th December 2017 December 4, 2017 - 4 December 17 minutes
  • Beauty and the Beast December 2, 2017 - Who would have wanted to stay in and watch strictly come dancing when you could have gone out to watch the Garstang Theatre Group Xmas ‘panto’ Beauty and the Beast. Great costumes, excellent singing all supported by a wonderful cast (including lots of children). Lyn and I had a brilliant evening – well done everyone […]

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