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
- Major road works on the B6430 through Garstang affecting bus services 40, 41 and 42 January 21, 2019 - The B6430 through Garstang will be closed between 08:00 and 17:00 each day on Wednesday 23rd January, Thursday 24th January, Friday 25th January and Monday 28th January. The closure is between Green Lane and Calder House Lane. Most service 40, 41 and 42s will be diverted from their normal routes between 0800 and 1700 each […]
- Planning Committee agenda, 21 January 2019 January 16, 2019 - 201910121 Agenda
- Town Council agenda 21 January 2019 January 16, 2019 - 20190121 Agenda