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

  • Wyre Council – General election May 17, 2017 - The next election is fast approaching! In terms of registering to vote, the message is as follows: If you are already registered to vote or applied to register to vote before the deadline for the 4 May local elections, you do not need to re-register to vote. If you are not registered to vote, you […]
  • Annual Town Council meeting, 25th May 2017 May 17, 2017 - Public Annual Town Council Meeting 25 May 2017
  • New poppy sculptures for Kepple Lane Park May 15, 2017 - Trustees of Kepple Lane Park and Garstang Youth councillors welcomed local dignitaries for the official unveiling of the new poppy sculptures in the award winning community park.  The new feature was funded by monies raised by the youth council during Oliver Atkinson’s year as youth mayor.  Oliver picked the trust as his chosen cause, and […]


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